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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:27 pm    Post subject: Install Win XP SP1 Reply with quote

I've just gotten my new mini but when I went to install my legal copy of XP, the manual says that you must use SP2 or better. Is there a way that I can use SP 1 without having to go out and buy a new windows OS to put on the Mac? Seems nuts?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ran into the same thing. What you need to do is called "Slipstreaming Windows XP" which takes your XP SP1 disc and updates it with the SP2 download, into a new file that can be burned onto a new disc. Its not difficult, but it does require some work to create a slipstream disc. You can find all sorts of resources via google. Check a few sites to see who has the most detailed instructions and then follow it. I've done it, but I don't recall the website I used.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this just about covers it.

I'd use SP3 over 2 unless you have a very good reason though.
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