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I need to test a piece of code which only seems to fail on Windows XP RTM. Unfortunately, all my disks came slipstreamed with SP2 on-disk. Is there any way to install an RTM install using my SP2 CD and key?

Billy3 PS: Not sure if this belongs on SU or not -- please vote it over there if you think so.

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@Close-voter: This is a development question. I'd not be trying to install hyper-old copies of XP to actually use. – Billy ONeal May 30 '10 at 22:41
I think that service Packs might be listed under "Control Panel" -> "Add/Remove Programs"; but perhaps not if they're pre-installed. Also when you install one you might be asked whether you want to preserve the old DLLs in case you want to install (answering "no" saves disks space). – ChrisW May 30 '10 at 23:09
@ChrisW: That's the problem -- SP2 is slipstreamed into all of my installation media. – Billy ONeal May 30 '10 at 23:10
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No, you'll need to find an RTM image somewhere.

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If you have an MSDN or TechNet subscription, you can download the original Windows XP image.

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True, but 1. I don't and 2. that doesn't answer my question. :( – Billy ONeal May 31 '10 at 4:51

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