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I got a license for Windows XP Pro here and wanted to install this on my Mac as a Bootcamp System but the Disc is only SP1 so it crashes on installation with a BSOD stating IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. This is not really surprising as Bootcamp states you need SP3 to install.

So I'm looking for a legal download source of a Windows XP Pro SP3 Installation disc that I can use with my product key from the SP1 disc or a possibility of creating a SP3 disc myself sourcing from my SP1 disc.

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How about this? microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=25129 –  pratnala Feb 24 '13 at 15:10
    
I'll have a look thanks, but it looks like this is only the SP3 update as a CD-iso (at least there's no sign of this beeing the Home or Pro edition) wich wouldn't get me far since I never get to finish the Windows-Install with my disc so I can't run any update :/ –  bardiir Feb 24 '13 at 15:14
    
SP CD's work on both home and pro. See my answer below for how to slipstream that SP CD ISO into a Windows XP disk. –  Adambean Feb 24 '13 at 15:23
    
Yep, but as said before I can't install in the first place so the SP CD is useless, I'm currently trying to slipstream SP3 into my SP1 CD :) –  bardiir Feb 24 '13 at 15:43

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Assuming you already have a legal Windows XP disk (or ISO image) you can slipstream a service pack into a new CD image.

Here is a guide on how you can build a new Windows XP installation CD with SP3 already on it: http://lifehacker.com/386526/slipstream-service-pack-3-into-your-windows-xp-installation-cd

Service packs are cumulative, so it's sufficient to slipstream SP3. You don't need to include SP1 and SP2 first.

Edit: This guide is a little more simple, http://winsupersite.com/windows-xp/slipstreaming-windows-xp-service-pack-3-sp3

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Brilliant! Wish I could give more than one upvote! –  pratnala Feb 24 '13 at 15:31
    
Worked great, Bootcamp is up and running, thanks :) –  bardiir Feb 24 '13 at 17:09

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