Nirolf
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Re: Windows XP service pack 2 on Inspirons

Installed on i8200 and works fine.

You have the last version of bios? Might count, i don't know.

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don3221
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Re: Windows XP service pack 2 on Inspirons

Flawless install on both 8100 and 5100.  Works great with no problems.
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VBdotNet
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Re: Windows XP service pack 2 on Inspirons

If you have a bit of an oddball machine or a current machine with known issues with SP2, try creating a slipstreamed CD using your XP install CD or restore/reinstallation CD. I've had very good luck with installing SP2 using this method. Yes it does mean reformatting the HD and reinstalling all the software and personal files after the OS is reinstalled, but when finished I end up with a rock solid XP SP2.

Note: if your machine has a Prescott or Pentium M processor then you may have specific issues relating to the CPU speed settings. You'll need to research this for your machine and apply the necessary updates/tweaks to fix it.

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Cornelius58
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Re: Windows XP service pack 2 on Inspirons

I installed SP2 on a newly reinstalled Win XP and it worked like a charm on my Inspiron 8200.
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