When I follow the instructions to do a repair of XP SP2 (with a slipstreamed CD), after I press F8 to accept the EULA, I do NOT get the screen asking if I want to repair an existing windows installation. Instead, it asks me where I want to install XP Pro, and gives me a list of options (matching my various hard drives and partitions).
Any idea how I can get the install CD to find my existing Windows installation so I get the repair option.
Yes and that is a pain but if you can borrow a XP Pro CD that came with SP-2, you can use that instead. I happen to have an original XP Home CD without any service packs. I used an XP Home SP-2 CD to load XP on my new system and then used the original key when it asked for it. The slipstream CD is nice and I made one myself using the great instructions from Fred Langa and his Langa List newsletter. It works if you have to install Windows brand new from scratch and includes all the updates at the time you made it. It will not work to repair an installation.
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