In every other slipstreaming tutorial I've done I've always had the ' I experienced absolutely no problems' sentence in the previous paragraph. One of the changes in SP3 involves Windows Product Activation and being able to perform a full, integrated installation of Windows XP SP3 without providing the product key during the installation.
This is true, but only if you use Windows XP SP1 or Windows XP SP2 as the basis for the slipstreamed CD.
End users can disable this window by selecting the "Do not display this message" checkbox.
However, you can also disable the Privacy Notification window and still keep the application running by modifying a registry key.
Much like updates on your smartphone, Microsoft is continually adding major features via automatic patching.
Below you'll find all the latest information on both service packs and these other major updates that Microsoft is regularly pushing to its users.
Users may still continue to use Java 8 updates on Windows XP at their own risk, but we can no longer provide complete guarantees for Java on Windows XP, since the OS is no longer being updated by Microsoft.
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That is certainly possible, and it does install without problems as far as I can tell, but you will have to enter the product key during the installation procedure rather than have the option to defer entering it until after installation is complete.
As of April 8, 2014 Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP and therefore it is no longer an officially supported platform.
Service Pack 3 (SP3) is the latest release so it was time for another round of testing.
For those of you that have a copy of SP3 and want to give it a try the procedure I used is presented below.