Well, I finally attempted this using Autostreamer and ran into a few problems. I was trying to slipstream the SP2 cd I had received from MS into my SP1a on a new cd. Everything I've read about slipstreaming says you must have a .exe file for the sliptreamed package. My SP2 cd has no such file. Folks are saying that it can be done. The closest thing to it is a XPSP2 .cab file (about 266 megs). Autostreamer accepted it and was able to create an iso file from which I burned an image. This new cd auto ran fine and I decided to take the plunge and go ahead and reformat/load. Well everything appeared to work correctly. Under SYSTEM, my OS was showing SP2 and I also had the security sytem in the SETTINGS window. I started loading my drivers that came with my mobo and got a dialogue that said other drivers were already installed and to uninstall them before proceeding. Well, knowing that drivers can really get hosed without a reboot for un-install/re-install and because I thought during a reboot Windows would just re-install it's own drivers again, I decided not to load the mobo drivers. Everything seemed to go well. Good sound, good video with the correct res, etc. Later, when I tried to video conference with one of my kids, video started acting up . My screen would go black for a second and then come back. It acted much like changing a setting in the display properties. Soooo, I reformated/loaded my XPSP1a cd and I've come full circle. Here are some of my questions: 1. Can this SP2 cd realy be slipstreamed without an .exe file? I tried downloading the IT version but by having dial-up, it didn't make it through. 2.Did MS start sending out later SP2 cds with the .exe file? I ordered mine when They first became available, I'm thinking later cd's may be different just for the purpose of slipstreming. 3.The size of my Slipstreamed cd is only 30 megs larger than my original, yet an SP2 download through MS update is 80 megs for my system. That doesn't seem right to me. Does it to you? 4. Exploring a slipstreamed cd, is there a way to actually know if it's correct without actually loading it? Thanks Bronson7 Wanna kill these ads? We can help!