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Hey guys I recently bought the motherboard stated in the topic and had problems installing my windows. Asus told me that it was because this motherboard requires the windows CD to have SP2 on it or it can cause error???


Has anyone else had this problem it seems really odd and dumb. Why do I want to go out and blow like double the price for an XP with sp2 on it when you can have windows XP and get the SP2 CD free off of the microsoft webiste.


Fact or Myth but crap support staff like usual?
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ASUS has good tech support, so I doubt it's complete crap. Try downloading SP2 and saving it to a cd and load it from that.
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If you have access to another PC sporting WinXP SP2 you could slipstream it and then install it from the slipstreamed copy.

Downloads and more info on the following page, i tried it myself (just to get rid of all the settings/questions the installation process usually prompt you for.) and it worked like a charm.

If you have more question feel free to ask!

http://www.nliteos.com/nlite.html
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More people have had problems using the SP2 update than I you can imagine, slipstreaming it into the OS is the best option. There is a FAQ on doing that.
    
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see normally I wouldn't second question Asus tech support if they tell me that so after I was done talking to them that was that then I realized that buddy comp is almost my comp just more budget and he used my XP cd and worked fine....

My comp
Asus A8N32 SLI Deluxe
nvidia BFG GeForce 7950 GT OC 512MB (DOA )
AMD 4600+ X2 s939
1GB OCz Permier Series Ram 2.5-3-3-6

His Comp
Asus A8N32 SLI Deluxe
nvidia BFG GeForce 7900 GS
AMD 3800+ X2 s939
Some OCz ram of some sort

his comp worked fine, now that I found out my video card was DOA (well deffective) i'm thinking maybe thats just a odd problem it causes with the windows but who knows.
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