Need a Setup Boot Disk for Win XP SP3


  • Hello to the Experts:

                           i m really searching for a Setup BootDisk for WinXp SP3 (not the Installation Disk):  i found the BootDisk for Home/XP/SP1/SP2 here: but strangly thier isn't for SP3.

             I really need to make a Recovery Console for Sp3, any direction and suggestion.

     I Googled and i m not getting anywhere:  Any help/suggestion would be great:

    Thursday, July 01, 2010 5:36 PM

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  • This what you looking for?

    I'm NOT entirely sure that's it AT ALL, but never hurts to try right?

    Young, and learning...Have mercy.
    Thursday, July 01, 2010 6:46 PM
  • Hello, that's  XP SP3 , size 544 MB. I reached their while searching through Google.

    Setup Boot Disc is different from Installation Disc:

           I was looking for a Boot Disc. It would be a mere 4/5 MB.  I need to use the Recovery Console: though i can achive that i inserting the Retail CD but Boot Disc is way faster.

    Anyways that u for ur effort really.

    Strange how come SP3 be 544 MB, if i m not wrong before it was only 316Mb by the name of WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe.   MD5: bb25707c919dd835a9d9706b5725af58

    Lets not forget the Retail CD once given from Technet was 589mb,  can't figure what h' they cramped their.


    Does anyone know a link for a Boot DISK for SP3.


    Thursday, July 01, 2010 8:02 PM