Slipstream preloaded xp home sp2 with sp3.

February 26, 2011 at 06:55:44
Specs: Windows XP
Acer aspire 5000 - XP Home with recovery cds. Original hard drive died. Updated with retail XP Pro, so i386 is not for the original xp in computer. Can I use retail XP Home sp0 to slipstream sp3. I have 2 different pid oem numbers, I suspect they are the preloaded Home and upgraded XP Pro.Have all the drivers, so am considering both Ryan's add ons and nlite. Any useful suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you, Vaxer22

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#1
February 26, 2011 at 07:41:12
You can slipstream SP3 into any XP disc. It doesn't matter if the disc you're working with has SP0, SP1 or SP2. Just download & install nLite (make sure you have .NET Framework 2.0), download SP3 from the MS website, then follow the slipstream instructions. The process will create an ISO which will have to be converted/burned to a CD or DVD. Use Imgburn to create the new disc. Everything you need is listed below:

http://www.nliteos.com/

http://www.nliteos.com/guide/part1....

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...

http://www.filehippo.com/download_i...


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#2
February 26, 2011 at 07:58:26
Good to know I can Use Home cd, now only problem are the 2 different pid numbers in i386 setupp.ini, and in Local Machine, System, Setup and Pid in Registry. Do you think Registry Pid might relate to original preloaded XP Home, thus be the one I should use?
Thank You,

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#3
February 26, 2011 at 08:25:22
Where are you getting that from? The i386 folder on your computer? Why aren't you using the i386 folder from the CD?

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February 26, 2011 at 09:37:53
Slapping hand on side of head!! Checked setupp.ini on Home sp0 cd and it has 3 zeroes, retail. Given that the acer laptop is on manufacturer's licence, and serial # on bottom is meaningless, does Bios serial number relate to Pid in Registry when simply doing a slipstream upgrade to sp3; activation should not enter this would it?

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