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I am restoring a version "Windows 2003 Server" which was backed-up using the standard Windows Server backup application.
  - I choose the option of backing up:
         the entire c: drive AND
         the system-state

I have just installed a fresh copy of Server 2003.
Do I need bother with the service pack or can I just start my restore (which had all service packs installed when the last backup was done)?


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When you backup, automatically it backs up every file in the selected drive (including SP if you chose to back it up entire c:). So, you don't have to do service pack on it.
For restoring, you would like to restore your backup to the same hardware system. Otherwise, you will get a blue screen for inaccessible boot device.

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