Repair reinstall is it possible?



Ozvideo
07-10-2005, 01:24 AM
I seem to recall that XP allows for you to do a repair install. I tried
this only to get the message that it could not be done since the version I
had already installed was newer than my CD's. I assume that this is because
I have SP2 installed. How does one get a repair install done, or do you
have to request a replacement CD or somehow try to make a copy of your
original CD & incorporated SP2 into it?

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Thanks in advance

Richard in AZ
07-10-2005, 01:24 AM
Yes, your problem is due to the fact that you upgraded your system with SP2.
You can do a full restore installation, but that will wipe out your data.
Or you can do what is called a slipstreaming of your original CD and the SP2
files.

www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp gives clear and
detailed instructions on how to make a slipstreamed CD from your original
Windows CD and either the SP2 download or MS CD.

"Ozvideo" <ozvideo@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
news:eWJTq58bFHA.3712@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>I seem to recall that XP allows for you to do a repair install. I tried
>this only to get the message that it could not be done since the version I
>had already installed was newer than my CD's. I assume that this is because
>I have SP2 installed. How does one get a repair install done, or do you
>have to request a replacement CD or somehow try to make a copy of your
>original CD & incorporated SP2 into it?
>
> --
> Thanks in advance
>

TaurArian
07-10-2005, 01:24 AM
Just to add other slipstreaming sites for further information, you may find one that
suits you - I used Autostreamer because it was easier for me.

Autostreamer
http://www.wbeta.com/comments.php?shownews=1063&catid=2
Instructions:
http://www.simplyguides.net/guides/using_autostreamer/using_autostreamer.html

Create a Slip Stream version of Windows XP
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/slipstream.htm

http://www.windows-help.net/WindowsXP/winxp-sp2-bootcd.html
Slipstreaming Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Create Bootable CD

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=248
Creating a bootable Windows XP

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

http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
Click the Windows XP Faq button and take a look at question 83

freeware CD burning application
http://www.cdburnerxp.se/


"Richard in AZ" <me@mailinator.com> wrote in message
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> Yes, your problem is due to the fact that you upgraded your system with SP2.
> You can do a full restore installation, but that will wipe out your data.
> Or you can do what is called a slipstreaming of your original CD and the SP2 files.
>
> www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp gives clear and detailed
> instructions on how to make a slipstreamed CD from your original Windows CD and
> either the SP2 download or MS CD.
>
> "Ozvideo" <ozvideo@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
> news:eWJTq58bFHA.3712@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>I seem to recall that XP allows for you to do a repair install. I tried this only
>>to get the message that it could not be done since the version I had already
>>installed was newer than my CD's. I assume that this is because I have SP2
>>installed. How does one get a repair install done, or do you have to request a
>>replacement CD or somehow try to make a copy of your original CD & incorporated SP2
>>into it?
>>
>> --
>> Thanks in advance
>>
>
>

Shenan Stanley
07-10-2005, 01:24 AM
Ozvideo wrote:
> I seem to recall that XP allows for you to do a repair install. I
> tried this only to get the message that it could not be done since
> the version I had already installed was newer than my CD's. I assume
> that this is because I have SP2 installed. How does one get a repair
> install done, or do you have to request a replacement CD or somehow
> try to make a copy of your original CD & incorporated SP2 into it?

If you perform a repair install, your installation media (CD) needs to
really be the same service pack level as your currently installed system.
You will likely need to create a new CD from the old one with SP2
slipstreamed/integrated into it. Something like "AutoStreamer" would assist
you in making this new CD from the old one.

Create a SP2 Slipstreamed Windows XP CD with Autostreamer
http://www.autopatcher.com/autostreamer.html

Perform a Repair installation
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315341

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Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
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Fleabus
07-10-2005, 01:34 AM
On Mon, 13 Jun 2005 12:13:08 +0800, "Ozvideo"
<ozvideo@optusnet.com.au> wrote:

>I seem to recall that XP allows for you to do a repair install. I tried
>this only to get the message that it could not be done since the version I
>had already installed was newer than my CD's. I assume that this is because
>I have SP2 installed. How does one get a repair install done, or do you
>have to request a replacement CD or somehow try to make a copy of your
>original CD & incorporated SP2 into it?



WinXP SP2 Slipstreaming
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp

WinXP Repair Install
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
See these pages too:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/315341
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q315341&ID=KB;EN-US;Q315341

Happy trails,

Fleabus ..............

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Repair reinstall is it possible?