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#1 clocknova

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 07:17 AM

In case there are any of you out there like me, I thought I'd share this information.  I really wanted to give Boot Camp a try, but the only Windows XP CD I had was an early one without SP2.  So, rather than pay a large chunk of cash for a new one, or pirate one from the web, I did some research and found that it was possible to create, or "slipstream" an XP SP2 CD from an older XP CD and the downloadable version of the SP2 patch.  This link details exactly how this process is accomplished and tells you everything you will need to do it.  I tried it and found it to be extremely easy.  So give it a try.
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Posted 07 April 2006 - 07:22 AM

Good and useful topic. Reputable site; should be good.

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 08:33 AM

Definitely do this if you're going to install Windows. Slipstream the latest service pack AND all security fixes. If you don't, and you connect to the Internet, and you're not behind a hardware device that blocks all incoming connections, you will be owned before Windows Update finishes downloading the patches.

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 10:27 AM

Tesseract, that's a bit unlikely if you only hit the Windows Update site and your Firewall is enabled.
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Posted 07 April 2006 - 12:10 PM

i mpretty sure that i read somewhere in a review, that one guy just went to the microsoft website to get the update, and by the time he finished contracted several trojans, a handful of malware, and a nasty cold.

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 01:32 PM

Use nlite to handle that and the driver bits. You can also use it to remove things like the telnet server in Pro. RyanVM has a bunch of post-sp2 hotfixes, some that MS keeps under wraps because they might or might not be ready for release yet.

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 02:51 PM

View PostQuicksilver, on April 8th 2006, 02:27 AM, said:

Tesseract, that's a bit unlikely if you only hit the Windows Update site and your Firewall is enabled.
Maybe, if there are no bugs in the firewall, which I seem to vaguely remember there were at some point. (So many people don't know how lucky they are to be behind a NAT device.) Also you have to remember to turn the firewall on pre-SP2. Better safe than sorry, in any case.