What are the differences between Preinstalled SP2 and SP2 upgrade

What are the differences between Preinstalled SP2 and SP2 upgrade

Post by WWFu » Fri, 06 May 2005 11:21:02


I have 2 computers running WinXP Pro SP2. One of the computer has SP2
preinstalled with the Windows XP Installer CD and the other was upgraded from
SP1.

Running my software on the preinstalled SP2 computer gives me popup error
messages whereas the SP2 upgraded computer does not give me any error
message. Both computers have the same hardware configuration.

Can anyone tell me what are the differences between the two, so that I can
fine-tune my software to accommodate the differences.

Thank you.
 
 
 

What are the differences between Preinstalled SP2 and SP2 upgrade

Post by Peter Fold » Fri, 06 May 2005 11:27:47

And what does those pop up error messages say? If you can post them then
maybe we can help you with your issue

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What are the differences between Preinstalled SP2 and SP2 upgrade

Post by R. McCart » Sat, 07 May 2005 02:37:50

With SP2 "Embedded" there is no \ServicePackFiles folder. This lowers
the XP footprint by ~600 Megabytes. Also, this causes SFC to only have
two search paths (DllCache & the i386).