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Slipstreaming WinXP Home Upgrade?



Noob question here. I've read a lot here about making a slipstreamed bootable CD with SP1 already installed. My legal version XP CD is an upgrade CD. Can I make a slipstreamed bootable SP1 CD using the upgrade? I'm not sure whether when I extract the files off of it, it will work? :confused:

Hipster Doofus

Good grief Charlie Brown
You'll be able to see if it will work or not by using the first 2 or 3 steps on the guide of how to do it. (preparing it for burning)
If it works you will still probably need the other full version of windows to do the upgrade to xp.


Thanks Hipster. I'll give it a try and let you know. I expected to still have to have my old Win98 disc available for proof. ;)


I made an XP SP1 Home Upgrade CD. I also did a clean install using it. It will still prompt you for an earlier Windows CD. After the install I noticed my system booted up faster. I can now reboot my system and be back into windows in under 2 minutes. It use to take 4 minutes.

You will know if the CD is good when you insert the CD and an Install window appears. The other thing that must happen is you need to reboot your system and see if the CD is bootable. If the CD is not bootable (code 4 error) use it as a coaster. Try burning another one at a slower speed or use a CD that will burn faster then your CD Burner. My CD Burner is 8x. My first attempt failed. I got a code 4 error, CD not bootable. I used an 1x to 8x CD and saw my burn speed reach 9x at times. My next two attempts worked when I installed 1x to 16x CD's.

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