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Recovery Console compatible with SP2?

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Anonymous
March 16, 2005 12:21:55 PM

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I have the original XP installation CD (pre service pack 1) and have updated
my computer to service pack 2. I'd like to install the Recovery Console as
a startup option but want to know whether the RC from that old CD going to
work with SP2.

Will it?
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 6:27:35 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Hi

You will need to create an SP2 slipstreamed CD to install the SP2 Recovery
Console. It won't install from a previous version of XP:

You can download the SP2 file (266 MBs) from here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI... -
or if you have a copy of the SP2 CD, you can copy the xpsp2.exe file from
that CD onto your hard disk/partition and use that:

then follow the directions in the following article to create a slipstreamed
XP CD:

http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action=show&showarticl...

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups.


"Truth_Seeker1" <DrewStuffL@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:%23$8bkvjKFHA.3864@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>I have the original XP installation CD (pre service pack 1) and have
>updated my computer to service pack 2. I'd like to install the Recovery
>Console as a startup option but want to know whether the RC from that old
>CD going to work with SP2.
>
> Will it?
Anonymous
March 17, 2005 7:25:14 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Ok. I don't want to try slipstreaming unless I absolutely have to because I
know very little about it. All that I want to do with Recovery Console is
scan my hard drive for errors and then fix them. Can I boot my computer
from the original XP CD and use that version of Recovery Console to do that?
I do not want to use any of the other RC functions; I previously screwed up
my Windows installation by having it "repair" my SP2 installation and it
reverted everything to XP original!

"Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:elRDxyjKFHA.2852@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Hi
>
> You will need to create an SP2 slipstreamed CD to install the SP2 Recovery
> Console. It won't install from a previous version of XP:
>
> You can download the SP2 file (266 MBs) from here:
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI... -
> or if you have a copy of the SP2 CD, you can copy the xpsp2.exe file from
> that CD onto your hard disk/partition and use that:
>
> then follow the directions in the following article to create a
> slipstreamed
> XP CD:
>
> http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action=show&showarticl...
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups.
>
>
> "Truth_Seeker1" <DrewStuffL@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:%23$8bkvjKFHA.3864@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>I have the original XP installation CD (pre service pack 1) and have
>>updated my computer to service pack 2. I'd like to install the Recovery
>>Console as a startup option but want to know whether the RC from that old
>>CD going to work with SP2.
>>
>> Will it?
>
>
Anonymous
May 9, 2005 5:33:25 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Ok I called Microsoft and for $23 + $5 s&h they'll mail a full Windows XP
SP2 installer CD. They'll only do it if you own the retail box of XP,
though. The order number is 18003607561.

"Truth_Seeker1" <DrewStuffL@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:%23$8bkvjKFHA.3864@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>I have the original XP installation CD (pre service pack 1) and have
>updated my computer to service pack 2. I'd like to install the Recovery
>Console as a startup option but want to know whether the RC from that old
>CD going to work with SP2.
>
> Will it?
>
!