Slipstreaming SP2 RC2 into your install

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Petros, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Make SP2 part of your install

    There are plenty of guides on the internet on how to do this, and many folks know already, but I want this to be the definitive, all-in-one-post guide on how to do it, from extraction to ISO.

    It’s easy and timesaving to integrate SP2 into your Windows install. Here’s how to do it, and how to make a bootable XP CD! And if you have ever gotten those "cannot copy [name of file]" errors during your install, the last paragraph here tells how to prevent that.

    First, download the network version of SP2 and extract all the files in it (for more advanced users, whatever folder you like, of course :)). This can either be done with Winzip, WinRar, or just by clicking run and typing “C:\XPsp2.exe –x” (assuming you downloaded SP2 to C:\). It will let you choose a folder to install. You can put it in "C:\sp2" for the purposes of this guide.

    Once the files are extracted, make another folder and copy your Windows XP CD to C:\xpcd (advanced users, wherever). Now click “Start”, go to “Run”, and type “c:\sp2\i386\update\update.exe /s:c:\XPCD”. When it gets done, you’ll be able to burn those files back to a CD and SP2 is now a part of your install.

    To make a bootable XP CD:
    Use CDimage, attached to this post. If you slipstreamed it to the folders I listed, just run "ISO Creator for WinXP Pro.cmd". More advanced users, edit the file to reflect the changes you made. Mastering your CD with CDimage prevents nasty file copying errors during your XP install.

    Thanks to Aaron XP for this CDimage script, and for all the wonderful work he's done at http://unattended.msfn.org
     

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  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I think I am gonna wait for the final version before I start doing this.
    Also intend to manually add my SATA drivers to save me from a load of hassle with floppy drives... and while I do that, I may as well enter some of the details and make it semi-unattended.
     
  3. _kC_

    _kC_ Moderator

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    is there any way of automating stufff like language settings, keyboard layout, timezone etc?
     
  4. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Indeed there is. You just have to set it all up. Check out this site for an easy-to-use guide.
     
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  5. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    How do you do that?

    Cause that's all i use my floppy for
     
  6. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    oh and unwonted great web site ! really is a good find :)
     
  7. _kC_

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    thanks:)
     
  8. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Same here. Good guide, nonetheless. Will save me some searching later.
    Thanks Unwonted. [​IMG]
     
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    Updated instructions for new XP install, and added CDimage, a useful and easy tool for ISO mastering. Could a mod please change the thread title to read "Make SP2 part of your install"? Thankies!
     
  10. NetRyder

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  11. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    I used nlite, just as good (imo)
     
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  12. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Just curious, can you use a disc with SP1a already slipstreamed, or should you just use straight XP?
     
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  13. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Either one works fine. [​IMG]
     
  14. Mathachew

    Mathachew Wise Beyond Youth

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    I was wondering the same as dreamliner. Is SP1a a requisit for SP2?
     
  15. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    No, SP2 is a cumulative update. You can apply it to a non-SP1/SP1a system as well.
     
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  17. cryogenic

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    I use nLite as well... I just created a semi-unattended CD with it and found it to be infinitely easier than doing all the work myself... I guess I'm just lazy. :p Or perhaps "efficient" is a better term.
     
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  20. devynal

    devynal The Idiot Circus Boy

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    I'm getting runtime errors with AutoStreamer, anyone else?