new hard disk-advice on winxp and sp2 please

  osofedupwivit 00:07 12 Oct 2004

Hello all
Am just installing a new hard drive, have got , hmmm, an old copy of winxp pro to put on it, but need to know how I can get all the relevant patches etc before I go online. Also would installing service pack2 ( I have a cd from Microsoft) remove the need for the patches and in what order do I install everything to ensure compatibility with sp2?
Many thanks for any advice- you lot are soooo helpful, dont know what I'd do wivout you!

  AndySD 00:42 12 Oct 2004

There are mayby one or two updates after SP2

So Install Windows XP then SP2(or if you can slipstream sp2 into your windows cd click here ) then MoBo Drivers folloed by graphics drivers...thenthe rest of the drivers before adding programs though do remember to defragment the hard drive.

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