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WinXP w/SP2 all-in-one?


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Julio

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I'm planning a new build soon. I have run across references such as this:

I consulted with IT in my company and they informed me that with the newer motherboards, you need to install xp with a disc of SP2 or later. I thought I would pass the word along because this took hours for me to figure out.

I have an XP disc and I have SP2 (& 3, actually) on my drive. Do I have to pay again to get a disc combing both of them, or can I make one myself, or what can I do?

Thanks in advance! :)
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It depends on your version of XP.

If you have a retail version, then you will be allowed to install it on the new computer. The Retail EULA states you are allowed to install it on one computer at a time, so make sure you remove it from the last computer first.

If you currently have an OEM version, you will need a new version for the new system.

In regards to your "combining", yes you can, it's called slipstreaming. There are plenty of guides out there to slipstream SP3 into a Windows XP disc.

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That was very helpful, thanks! I do have a retail version and I know I can only use it on one PC at a time.
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