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    Arrow Slipstreaming over exisiting Service Pack?

    Hello,

    I am wondering if it is possible to slipstream a service pack onto a CD where a previous service pack has already been integrated?

    Example:
    I have Windows 2000 Server SP3 and I want to make a copy of Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 4. Can I use this copy of Windows 2000 Server with the existing Service Pack already integrated?

    I am assuming there will be problems, this is why I have not manually tested my methods.


    Thank you for your help.

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    I would have thought it wouldn't cause any problem, because SP4 has the elements of SP3 included in it, so I think that slipstreaming SP4 onto the cd would only update the files which SP4 updates.

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    Thank you for the reply weazel.

    That is exatly what I think, however, I can not be too sure about it unless I have a few more opinions, or a good web site that says it's ok.

    Other than this, I will need to search for my old Windows 2000 Server CD.
    I found like 3 already but they all have server packs on them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgoth
    That is exatly what I think, however, I can not be too sure about it unless I have a few more opinions, or a good web site that says it's ok.
    try it out > it might work, it might not..you got nothing to loose really as the files will be copied from cd.

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    Windows 2000 Server CD.
    heh I neeed one of those

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    Well, trying it out will take more work than I have in mind.
    I really just need a straight answer.

    Thanks for the help weazel, I will call a friend of mine who will probibly know the answer.

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    I have done slipstreaming but I've never tried doing what you are talking about but honestly I'd assume that it would work fine.
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    I think it would work fine....I haven't tried doing it, but my bets on it going ok.

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    You can slipstream any higher service pack over a lower one. I've done XP Sp1 to Sp2. It works fine.
    Edit: If in doubt, create a copy first
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    thats what I thought.....

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    Come to think of it, a CD without service pack is actually Service pack 0. SP1 is and update to that CD, SP2 an update to SP1 and so on and I just remembered - I've done win2k sp3 to sp4 for a dell machine running sp4 which wasn't allowing me to repair the OS using an sp3 cd.
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