XP with SP2 slipstreamed _really_ slow install

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Morgan, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. Morgan

    Morgan Guest

    Does anyone know why XP with SP2 slipstreamed installs REALLY slowly?
    I did a test yesterday and XP with SP1a slipstreamed installs in 40
    minutes whereas XP with SP2 slipstream installs in around 2 hours.

    Host PC spec is 2.66 Ghz P4 with 1GB RAM.

    VMware installs XP with SP2 the same speed as XP SP1a (around 45
    Morgan, Jul 15, 2005
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  2. Are you using VPC 2004 SP1?
    Have you set the VM to run at full speed?

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  3. Morgan

    Morgan Guest

    I installed VPC using the MSDN version of "Virtual PC with Service
    Pack 1" and it defaults to the setting of running VMs at full speed :(
    Morgan, Jul 15, 2005
  4. Morgan

    Bill Grant Guest

    Yes, I tried it too on a 2.8 P4 with 1 Gig and it is really slow. Even
    the copying of the files is pathetic. Very odd.
    Bill Grant, Jul 16, 2005
  5. Morgan

    Morgan Guest

    Yeah the copying of files takes a life time. Normally the text bit of
    the install is abou 10-15 minutes of the total install time but on an
    SP2 install it is at least 35 minutes!
    Morgan, Jul 16, 2005
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