[SOLVED] Need WinXP SP1 Please

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RedCrow

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Hi Guys, I'm installing winXP Pro. on my new SK8V rig, and I'm told I'm going to need Win XP SP1 to install the OS. Can anyone kindly point me to a link where I can donload this patch?

I went to Microft's site but they're more interested in pushing the new version "SP2", and the only link to SP1 was to the CD ordering page. Only prblem is the CD is said to be expected in Two to Four Weeks or something like that, and I need this now.

I'm not exactly interested in SP2 at the mement please, 'cause seems a lot of folks are having problem with that.

Thanx
 
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Here is the link to SP-1a . . I don't think M/S is offereing SP-1 any more.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...79-fa3a-48bf-ade5-023443e29d78&displaylang=en

A fresh install is a good time to go with SP-2 . . most of the issues you are reading / hearing about are systems with pre-existing problems . . and with a fresh install you can avoid that. If you decide to go with SP-2, you do not need to apply SP-1 first.

If you are trying to install on a disc over 127 Gig, you will have to either create a partition smaller that that for the operating system, or slipstream SP-1 or 2 prior to installation.

Have fun . . wrs
 

RedCrow

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Thanx simpswr. This is a brand new system I'm putting together, and I think your explantions for why folks are having probs with sp2 makes sense. I think I'll go ahead with SP-2.

Anyway, I'm installing it on two SATA drives, 120 Gig, 200 Gig, Primary & Secondary respectively. The OS is going onto the 120 Gig, and since it's not up to 127Gig as you stated, think I can get by without a glitch.

By the way, What's "Slipstreaming"

Thanx
 

RedCrow

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You're unbelievable, Thank you very much. Think that will be a hell lot better.

Again thanx
 
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