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Hi there,
this is a repost REPOST due to the server crash!

Q1:
what is the best way to setup the OS regarding to the sequence
of SP1, SP2 and the chipset drivers.
Q2:
What is your suggestion on disconnecting everything from the mobo
(printer, scanner, joystick etc.) prior installation. Is it necessairy
to avoid driver conflicts. I prefere to DL the latest drivers and not using the default OS ones.
Anyway the LAN will be disconnected.
Q3: Is there still a limit on adding devices to the setup, after the autorisation of the OS is done?

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slipstream sp 2 into your xp disk using nlite
http://www.nliteos.com/
virtually just mouse clicks
i usually set everything up,then use the slipstreamed disk to install xp
adding something new is not usually a problem as long as you have somewhere to plug it in
 

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A1: As far as installing SP2 dai is right, slipstreaming is the best way, because it avoids any possible virus conflicts (no chance to be infected pre-sp2).

A2: I would leave everything connected personally...download the drivers prior to reinstalling and put them on a floppy or burn them to a cd, as some NIC's aren't supported by the default drivers. Needless to say, that makes getting online to find new drivers awfully difficult!

A3: I think what you are talking about is changing devices...as long as you are just adding stuff it doesn't matter. The only limit XP has is changing 3 major devices within like a month (e.g. memory, motherboard, hard-drive, video card, cpu, etc...)
 

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Thanks guys!

Christian
 

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CB. said:
Q1:
what is the best way to setup the OS regarding to the sequence
of SP1, SP2 and the chipset drivers.

Ok,
back to my initial question. What is the best procedure when i am not using slipstream?

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If you don't want to slipstream, you'll need to setup a firewall as fast as you can. If you are behind a router you *should* be ok, if not you'll need a software firewall (zonealarm or comparable). Burn that to a cd, install windows, and as fast as you can, download windows updates...download all available security updates as, because they will fill 90% of the holes in your computer. The firewall/router will help with the rest of your holes. As for the chipset drivers, you can update them after you get everything up and running, the default ones will work until then.
 

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I would install the OS, then install your drivers. Always install the chipset drivers first. Then install;SP2. You do not need to install SP1 if you are installing SP2.
 

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Thanks!

Christian
 
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