Please help if you can. I have a laptop with XP PRO (serial underneath) and have the vendors recovery CDs (XP PRO SP2) which work. I also have a genuine MSDN VL XP PRO SP3 CD which works fine for VL installs. The laptop has a problem where the wireless card doesn't work unless I reinstall fresh a bare Windows XP PRO SP3 install. The vendors OEM install is slow breaks and is outdated so it's no good to me. For this reason I want to make a fresh custom OEM XP SP3 installation CD for my laptop. I have read a few threads on this and wasn't sure of which is the current or correct method. Some say just to change the CD to an OEM Pid in the SETUPP.INI for example. Questions: 1. What is required for me to convert VL XP PRO SP3 to OEM XP SP3? 2. I would like to do this as manually, will the files I need be obtainable from the XP PRO SP2 recovery CD? 3. I would also like to archive updates since XP PRO SP3 what is the best way to do this and get the installation order correct? Manual method please.