QUOTE(Lucian Bara @ 20.02.2008 14:21)
those 2 are compleatly different. for the rescue disk you need a xp + sp2 disk, so if you don't have one there's not much you can do?
I think I've asked this before but is there any plans to support Vista Rescue disks too? Surely BartPE or whatever it's called now support them. Vista has been out for nearly 13 months now.
QUOTE(Ray S @ 20.02.2008 17:11)
The only problem I would see with that is getting viruses before the download of SP2.
Personally I install XP, then install SP2, then install KIS, then activate the web. In your case you could install KAV/KIS before activating the web and downloading SP2.
Better yet burn the full SP2 to a CD -http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...45-9E368D3CDB5A
That's the full install and not the silly Windows Update one. With that you can install it without the need for a web connection, or order SP2 on CD (you just page postage) -http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloa...us/default.mspx
QUOTE(hype @ 20.02.2008 14:40)
Hello im in the same boat i dident get a xphome disc just the reload bulls**t
Me too. Normally I'd build my own PC and then buy a proper CD but now I solely use a Laptop that was almost impossible to do so I was given one of those god awful annoying System Restore CDs.
Awhile ago my hard disk had a tiny partition problem that prevented Windows from loading. The System Restore only has the option to wipe the hard disk (They've not included Micosoft's Repair option) which I knew was way overkill. I had to download an illegal copy of Vista (don't ask how!) to fix my legal copy. I put the disc in and in under 2-3 minutes Windows Vista's proper Repair function found the fault and fixed it. I was up and running in under 5 minutes. Thanks Toshiba for no help whatsoever.
Plus these discs are useless to create Rescue Discs and Slipstream discs too. Slipstreaming is where you take your original disc and create a new Bunt CD which already includes the latest Service Packs.