I have a number of clients with XP Pro SP2 (OEM or installation via CD) and then moved to SP3 via the web update. A few days ago, a number of these clients rang and advised that they were receiving the message "insert your windows xp professional service pack 3 cd now" - something that would appear with an SFC command.
Now, we have SP2 CDs in most cases, but no SP3 CD. I have extraced the SP3 patch to a CD trying to have the I386 files in their own directory and at the root, and the message advises that the CD is not the right one - admittedly I didnt know what the CD should be labelled.
For those of us with out SP3 CDs, how can I use the downloaded update to make such a CD to sort these error messages out, and by the way, does anybody know what patch/update triggered this?