Originally Posted by glObalist
A little off topic, but a couple of things re: XP install that popped up in this thread need to be corrected:
1) No, you don't need a slipstreamed CD (i.e. XP w/ SP2) to successfully install XP. Plain old XP w/o SP1 is just fine, as
2) you can then d/l and apply SP2 on your XP install no problem. And finally,
3) SP2 includes SP1 so no need to download/apply SP1 beforehand.
Everytime I updated to a newer service pack xp died on me a month or so later.