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Installing SP3 on top of RC1/2 slipstream Installs of SP3

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I'm sure this has affected a number of people - anyone running a slipstream install of an earlier pre-release build of XP SP3, e.g. Build 5503, or RC1 or RC2 will receive the following message when attempting to install the final version of SP3:

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This Service Pack cannot be installed on top of the Windows XP Service Pack 3 build currently installed on your computer. Cancel this installation process, uninstall your current Windows XP Service Pack 3 build, then re-install this Service Pack.
I was told the only alternative was to do a format with a clean build of SP2 and then install SP3 over the top, or create a new slipstream disc with the final version of SP3...That solution was unacceptable to me, so I found another:
1. Open Regedit and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion

2. Delete the registry keys CSDBuildNumber and CSDVersion.

3. WITHOUT restarting, install SP3. If you restart, the registry keys will simply be recreated.
The above must be done at your own risk. I'm currently attempting it for the first time, if it completely ****s up my system, I'll report back.
    
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Seems absolutely fine Running an AMD 4400+ on an M2A-VM HDMI.
    
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Do I need to get this posted as an FAQ, or whatever?
    
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