Install XP Pro after XP Pro SP2

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It says xp pro is older than sp2 so installation is not allowed. How do I
install it as i would install SP2 on the second copy... Just make 2 OSes,
one for work and one for fun. Thanks
Jack
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    In order to install a second copy of Windows XP on the same
    computer, you need two things:

    1. An empty drive or partition.
    2. A second Windows XP license.

    Please read your End-User License Agreement by going
    to Start > Run and type: WINVER , and hit enter. Then
    click on "End-User License Agreement".

    From the Windows XP EULA:

    1.1 Installation and use. You may install, use, access,
    display and run one copy of the Software on a single
    computer, such as a workstation, terminal or other
    device ("Workstation Computer"). The Software may not
    be used by more than two (2) processors at any one
    time on any single Workstation Computer.


    A good third-party partitioning program is Partition Magic 8.
    http://www.symantec.com/partitionmagic/

    If you already have a retail copy of Windows XP, you can obtain
    additional licenses for another computer or laptop by visiting the
    following Microsoft Web site:
    http://shop.microsoft.com/special/wal/walinfo.asp

    Cheaper OEM Alternatives:

    Microsoft Windows XP HOME Edition With Service Pack 2 - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16837102151

    Microsoft Windows XP Pro with SP2 Upgrade Software
    http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=37-116-192&DEPA=8

    Clean Install Windows XP
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP - Shell/User
    Microsoft Newsgroups

    Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    "Jacky Luk" wrote:

    | It says xp pro is older than sp2 so installation is not allowed. How do I
    | install it as i would install SP2 on the second copy... Just make 2 OSes,
    | one for work and one for fun. Thanks
    | Jack
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Jacky Luk wrote:

    > It says xp pro is older than sp2 so installation is not allowed. How do I
    > install it as i would install SP2 on the second copy... Just make 2 OSes,
    > one for work and one for fun. Thanks
    > Jack
    >
    >

    Create an installation CD slipstreamed with SP2.

    http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp2_cd.htm
    http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action=show&showarticle=49
    http://www.duspinnst.com/bootcd.htm

    --
    Rock
    MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
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