You have to be at least SP1 before installing it.  (FYI)

5 Thoughts on “When installing XP sp3 to a brand new machine…

  1. You scare me Susan.
    I’d be flat out finding a Windows XP RTM CD to install from OR you are buying PCs from Billy Bobs Guns, Bait and Managed Services. What OEM would not be installing XP SP2 preimaged???

  2. bradley on May 7, 2008 at 9:04 am said:

    When you are a SA customer and the XP media you have is still RTM that you tried for this test 😉

  3. Robert on May 7, 2008 at 9:19 am said:

    That’s ebay auction material – a CD with the original XP on it! 🙂

  4. Bucky on May 7, 2008 at 4:08 pm said:

    Slipstream your RTM media.

  5. Boy remember the good old days when a service pack contained all the previous service packs.
    It seems the more the industry progresses the more it regresses.

    Anyone remember the HYPE that bits was going to keep us from ever having to do this again?

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