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Beginners Guide: Slipstreaming a WindowsXP Install CD with Service Pack 2

Beginners Guide: Slipstreaming a WindowsXP Install CD with Service Pack 2 - PCSTATS
Abstract: In this guide, PCstats will detail how to create a bootable Windows XP CD with Service Pack 2 included.
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Step 7B: Create the bootable WinXP SP2 CD Con't

Now go to 'file\project properties.' On this screen, 'file system' should be set to 'Joliet' and 'physical format of disk' to 'mode 1: CD-ROM.' Now go to the 'file filter' tab and uncheck both 'do not add hidden' and 'do not add system files.' Ensure that the setting at the top is on 'all files.' Click 'OK.'

In the 'select source' pane, navigate to your 'D:/XPCD' directory and highlight all files and folders. Click the 'add to project' arrow to move these files onto the CD. Remove the 'Microsoft corporation.IMG' file from the bottom pane, then hit the 'burn to disk' button to create your CD.

In the 'record setup' screen, choose the 'record' and 'disk-at-once' options, then create the CD. You should now have a usable Windows XP install CD with Service Pack 2!

That is it for this section of the guide, if you have followed all of our steps correctly, you will have created a WindowsXP install CD with WinXP Service Pack 2 integrated right into it. With this one CD you can install a PC as you normally would with the Microsoft WindowsXP installation CD, except that when you load up Windows and right click on My Computer, you will clearly see that WinXP SP2 is already applied.

For IT departments looking to save time, and ensure that the most updated versions of Windows is consistently being installed, Slipstreaming is a powerful tool. However, Slipstreaming also works with Windows2000, an operating system still in wide use in corporate environments. Let's look at how to Slipstream Windows2000 Installation CD with Windows2000 Service Pack 4 now.


Slipstreaming Windows 2000 bootable CDs with Service Pack 4

Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 server can be Slipstreamed using the exact same method as we detailed above. The only difference is the amount of disk space required for the files and the file names themselves.

Download Windows 2000 Service pack 4 (132MB) and follow the same step as we have as described above for WinXP.

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Contents of Article: PCstats.com
 Pg 1.  Beginners Guide: Slipstreaming a WindowsXP Install CD with Service Pack 2
 Pg 2.  Creating An XP Service Pack 2 bootable CD
 Pg 3.  Step 4: Copy the Windows XP CD onto your drive
 Pg 4.  Step 6: Extracting the WinXP boot image from the CD
 Pg 5.  Step 7A: Create the bootable WinXP SP2 CD Con't
 Pg 6.  — Step 7B: Create the bootable WinXP SP2 CD Con't
 Pg 7.  Creating a streamlined XP CD image for network installation

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