Merging Two Full Bootable Copies of WinXP Pro

July 7, 2009 at 12:05:52
Specs: Windows XP
I have two copies of WinXP Pro. I have one full copy in ISO format w/SP2. I have another copy I purchased w/SP3 that is preactivated, but it is missing some components I would like to retain.

Can I merge both copies of Windows XP into a single bootable CD that will have all components with the latest file versions available between both copies?

I have software that will allow me to burn an ISO image to a CD.

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July 7, 2009 at 13:12:50
It would be easier to add in sp3 to earlier version.

Don't think there is a lot of call for what you want to do. I am sure it can be done.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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July 9, 2009 at 09:07:21

The copy of XP that is SP2, I cannot activate. My keys are old ones from MSDN that have been used up. I don't know if my key for my purchased SP3 version of XP will activate the SP2 version. This key is supposed to be reusable as often I like. I purchased this copy of XP recently. But, I found the new copy of XP w/SP3 is missing some features that come with other retail versions of XP, such as some of the .wav files and games.

I was hoping to learn if I could merge both versions of XP into a single installable CD that would be complete.

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