A friend was installing XP as a second OS with previously installed Vista on his laptop. During the process of installing XP, it asked for the disk with SP1. He did not have an SP1 disk or an original Vista install disk. His computer is not usable because it comes up in a half installed XP and Vista is not available.
Pressing F8 while booting to pick an OS only showes XP. He tried to download the SP1 file on another computer from MS and other sites which redirected him to MS. The SP1 file seems to not be down loadable. MS gives you a small file, which, I assume, when you run it, it goes up and gets SP1 and installs on that computer. Since he needs to install it on his laptop and does not have the use of the laptop to get on the internet the file is usless....
Does anyone out there know how to download the SP1 file and put it on a CD, so he can finish the installation process???
And also, do you think that he would need SP2 to finish this process???
And how do you make a boot CD from Vista??
I have a copy of SP2 for Win XP Pro, is this compatible with XP Home??
Thanks, Al the helper