> Answered inline.
> "Joe T" <JoeT[ at ]discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:AD685885-1A5B-419F-BB53-ACE4117951B7[ at ]microsoft.com...
> >A few notes.
> > 1. Problems too many to list. I'll try this before reformating computer.
> > It
> > worked on my old Win98se before I reformatted and upgraded to XP Pro. This
> > is
> > a home made computer, legal XP PRO SP2 retail version, stand alone, no
> > network.
> > 2. I'm going to do a repair of my XP Pro SP2 Retail version. In reading
> > the
> > warning #1 in link -
> > http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm#RI,
I do not have
> > the
> > " To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R"
> > option
> > but only "Upgrade -recomended" window when I choose install from my disk
> > in
> > my CDROM menu. Is the upgrade the same as repair?
> You're not reading all the information contained in Michael's instructions.
> Step 1 in the procedure tells you to boot from the XP installation CD.
> You're trying to start the repair while Windows is running. The better
> approach is to configure your computer to boot from the CD.
> Here's another article on repair installations that you may find helpful.
> > 3. I have read other Microsoft KB's and maybe I'm just not reading it
> > right,
> > but they seem to contradict some things in the above link.
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q312369.
> > follow
> > the Microsoft site instructions or michael stevens site info?
> Once again, you're missing a point made in the article. Under the Symptoms
> heading is the following information.
> NOTE: The information in this article applies only to computers with Windows
> XP preinstalled by a computer manufacturer.
> You've stated that this is a home made computer running a retail version of
> XP Pro. Sounds like that article doesn't apply to you.
> > 4. Slip streaming is mentioned for SP2 above. However, a note in
> > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=049c9dbe-3b8e-4f30-8245-9e368d3cdb5a&displaylang=en
> > says -"DO NOT CLICK DOWNLOAD IF YOU ARE UPDATING JUST ONE COMPUTER: A
> > smaller, more appropriate download is now available on Windows Update."
> If you need to slipstream a service pack into your installation media, you
> can safely ignore that warning. Here are a couple of articles you may find
> helpful that outline how to use a program called AutoStreamer to create a
> new installation CD.
> > Can someone clear these items up?
> > Thanks
> Good luck