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How to Install Windows XP Embedded Service Pack 2

Before you can install Windows XP Embedded with Service Pack 2, you must have Windows XP Embedded with Service Pack 1 installed on your computer. The Windows XP Embedded with Service Pack 2 retail package includes Windows XP Embedded with Service Pack 1 on Discs 1 and 2, and Windows XP Embedded with Service Pack 2 on Disc 3.

To track your progress in the following table, select the check box next to each step.

  Step Topic
1. Install Windows XP Embedded Service with Pack 1. How to Install Windows Embedded Studio
2. Before you install Windows XP Embedded with Service Pack 2, back up your existing component database and repository. Backing Up the Component Database
3. You can back up the repository by using the Backup program that is provided with Windows XP Professional, or by using a third-party backup utility. The repository is quite large, so if you are backing up to removable media, it may require multiple discs. Backing Up the Repository
4. Once Windows XP Embedded with Service Pack 1 is installed, and you have backed up your component database, you can update the Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (MSDE) on your database server. If you are using Microsoft SQL Server 2000 as your database engine, you can skip this step. Updating the Database Engine
5. Update the Windows Embedded Studio tools on your development computer. Updating Windows Embedded Studio Tools
6. Update the component database and repositories on the computer that you use as your database server. Updating the Component Database
7. (Optional) Update Remote Boot Setup. This update provides support for Microsoft Windows Server 2003. Updating Remote Boot Setup
8. (Optional) Copy EWF API Files to your development computer. This service pack includes new and enhanced components in the Database Update for using EWF. Copying these API files allows you to test your applications outside of your run-time image. Copying EWF API Files

See Also

Installation Guide | Installation Options


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