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How to include WinXP SP2 in prerequisites?

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Hello all,

I'm testing my setup package in a PC with a fresh installation of WinXP.
When i try to execute it, it shows a message indicating that first i need to
install WinXP Service Pack2. I want to use the prerequisites to include the
SP2 install. cna this be done? How?

thanks a lot,
Carlos
Aug 27 '08 #1
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Custom setup action that checks the environment version?

"C a r l o s A n t o n i o" <carlvazpr?arrobażyahoo.comwrote in message
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Hello all,

I'm testing my setup package in a PC with a fresh installation of WinXP.
When i try to execute it, it shows a message indicating that first i need
to install WinXP Service Pack2. I want to use the prerequisites to
include the SP2 install. cna this be done? How?

thanks a lot,
Carlos
Aug 28 '08 #2

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Before you ask how, you may want to ask why you'd ever want to do that.

If I was installing an app and it told me it couldn't run until I first
installed SP2, that's fine. If it then tried to download/install SP2
automatically without my say so... well, let's just say I wouldn't proceed
any further with installing that app. Like ever.

IMO, installing a major OS SP should be an end user's choice, not an
embedded part of some 3rd party software's installer.

"C a r l o s A n t o n i o" <carlvazpr?arrobażyahoo.comwrote in message
news:Ot**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
Hello all,

I'm testing my setup package in a PC with a fresh installation of WinXP.
When i try to execute it, it shows a message indicating that first i need
to install WinXP Service Pack2. I want to use the prerequisites to
include the SP2 install. cna this be done? How?

thanks a lot,
Carlos

Aug 28 '08 #3

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"C a r l o s A n t o n i o" <carlvazpr?arrobażyahoo.comschrieb:
I'm testing my setup package in a PC with a fresh installation of WinXP.
When i try to execute it, it shows a message indicating that first i need
to install WinXP Service Pack2. I want to use the prerequisites to
include the SP2 install. cna this be done? How?
I doubt that it is legally supported to distribute the SP alongside your
application!

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Aug 30 '08 #4

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