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XP SP3 Dilema

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by asad78611, May 6, 2008.

  1. asad78611

    asad78611 Member

    Apr 4, 2007
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    My problem is very basic. I would like to upgrade to XP SP3. I find it easier just to reformat my hard drive. So i was thinking of slipstreaming SP3 into an existing SP2 CD. Then i found that microsoft were linking to iso that contained SP3.

    My problem:

    Firstly im not sure whether to get retail, VOL, or the other (if there was another)

    My Prdouct - ID ( think it would kinda stupid to give my license key) is - 55274-640-8365391-*****

    My computer is Xp Pro

    My questions:

    1) Which ISO should i download. Retail or volume or what.
    2) Does SP3 include IE7 and WMP11 or will i have to slipstream them.
  2. aldan

    aldan Active member

    Mar 24, 2007
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    its available as an update on windows update.
  3. susieqbbb

    susieqbbb Guest

    you can download service pack 3 which i recommend to do be cause windows update has been messing up peoples xp installations.

    No wmp11 and internet explorer 7 is not included

    No no activation patches at all because service pack 3 will disable them

    So just build a new disk

    it will be better

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