Windows XP Setup (no SP) over Broken Windows XP SP2 Instal..

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Hello,

Would Windows XP Setup from CD (no service packs applied) over a broken
Windows XP SP2 installation preserve all the installed application and other
machine/user settings? If yes, how to make sure that is the case - any
choises to make during the installation?

If it can't preserve all, what could be saved and what cannot?

Thank you,
DP
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Suggest you make a new Windows XP CD with SP2 slipstreamed
    and then perform a "Repair Install".

    Either one of the following utilities makes slipstreaming
    (integrating) SP2 into Windows XP a breeze:

    Windows Slipstreaming and Bootable CD Guide
    http://www.msfn.org/articles.p­hp?action=show&showarticle=49

    or

    AutoStreamer 1.0.33 (preferred)
    http://www.wbeta.com/comments.­php?shownews=1063&catid=2

    Windows XP Service Pack 2 - Direct Download
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=049C9DBE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en

    How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.­com/XPrepairinstall.htm

    --
    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

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    "DP" wrote:

    | Hello,
    |
    | Would Windows XP Setup from CD (no service packs applied) over a broken
    | Windows XP SP2 installation preserve all the installed application and other
    | machine/user settings? If yes, how to make sure that is the case - any
    | choises to make during the installation?
    |
    | If it can't preserve all, what could be saved and what cannot?
    |
    | Thank you,
    | DP
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Hi,

    Create a new disk slipstreamed with SP2, then use it to do a repair
    installation.

    Slipstream instructions:
    http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp2_cd.htm

    Repair installation instructions:
    http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
    www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

    "DP" <no@email.com> wrote in message
    news:O%2320Z03QFHA.248@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > Hello,
    >
    > Would Windows XP Setup from CD (no service packs applied) over a broken
    > Windows XP SP2 installation preserve all the installed application and
    > other machine/user settings? If yes, how to make sure that is the case -
    > any choises to make during the installation?
    >
    > If it can't preserve all, what could be saved and what cannot?
    >
    > Thank you,
    > DP
    >
    >
    >
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