What he said about office is right for XP also its same process basicly it means that now when I want to reinstall my XP it will be XPSP1 1106 , I used that same site listed above as a guideline works fine
just apply the sp........
do you load hundreds of computers that you just don't have the time for? the time it takes to slipstream it you could apply it to your 1- 2 computers
its only the 1 disk and will be only one after OS install......... the Sp's are cumulative meaning when 2 comes out it will have all 1 updates........
why must things be made more complicated than they really are.......?
I had trouble renaming the service pack to this 'XP-SP1.EXE'. Whe I ran the run command it would come back & say it could not find the file.
In the end I renamed it back to what it was & then it worked OK. That was it, that was the only bit of trouble I had. Others also had the same problem.
Yeah and if you need to format and do a reinstall it sure is nice to have a slipstreamed sp1 or when sp2 comes out a slipstreamed copy of that you gonna tell me its faster to install winxp and then have to install sp1 over that ? nope
I see ok well what I did was just extract the files from the sp1 and my XP pro cd to folders root and sp1 using isobuster and then ran the comand prompt to intergrate them both of course the comand line changed because I used different folder names but other than that it worked great, isobuster is a great little program so is winiso btw
sure it loads faster when you have it all made and ready,
but the time it takes to make the slipstreamed copy, then make it boot able is more than just applying the sp if your going to relaod it a few hundred times then yea it will save time, if you only have one computer and dont reload os all the time, its a waste of time other than to say you did it
im an mcse and know how to do it all since nt4 started im looking at it from a time efficentcy viewpoint, if it doesnt save me time in the future why waste my time now.........