Hi, I just received my replacement copy of Office XP from Microsoft after my copy melted in my drive.
As a point of note to tose who followed this saga, MS replaced my melted upgrade CD set with a full unlicensed version of the software - as I already have a license for the upgrade. This is important to note as the discs have the following on them "NOT FOR RETAIL OR OEM DISTRIBUTION" "UNLICENSED SOFTWARE - illegal without separate license from Microsoft".
This is noe prob of course, and now I have a full version of the software. They charged me $49.95 for the trouble, which is not bad as the waranty for the product does not cover accidental damage.
I now want to slipstream SP-2 with my installation which I am backing up this time.
I have two questions. 1) can I slipstream SP-2 without an administartive installation of the original disc - ie just copy the contents of the CD across, not perform a x:\setup /a install. the reason is that my CD's do not allow an administrative installation to occur.
2) If I slipstream with SP-2, has SP-1's fixes been applied, or do I first have to put SP-1's files into the burn folder? The reason I ask is SP-1 is not required to be installed first if the admin installer is used. But does this just mean that SP-1 is not applied, or does it mean that SP-2 admin install includes SP-1?