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How To Slipstream Windows XP Service Pack 2 And Produce A Bootable CD
 


In this guide you will learn...

• How to Slipstream Windows XP Service Pack 2 using the correct commands.

• How to produce a bootable Windows XP Service Pack 2 Installation Disk.

Real world application...

• Slipstreaming is a way of integrating a service pack [for this purpose] and is a convenient way to update Windows XP without the need to download numerous updates and the time consuming process of installing them.

Overview...

Slipstreaming is a way of Integrating a service pack into a Windows Installation. The service pack files will be combined with the files that are contained on your Windows XP Installation Disk. This will then allow you to create a Windows XP Service Pack 2 - Installation Disk. So when you come to install Windows XP, the install process will also install Service Pack 2. This means that you won't have to install Service Pack 2 as a separate operation.

Workshop...

Windows XP Installation Disk [Home or Professional and Pre SP1 and SP1 Editions can be used]
Windows XP Service Pack 2
ISO Buster – Optional
An Image File
1 CD-R
CD-Writing Software

Windows XP Installation Disk
• Place the disk in your CD/DVD ROM drive.

Windows XP Service Pack 2
• You will need to download Windows XP Service Pack 2 from Microsoft.

• If you have the Windows XP Service Pack 2 on CD you can copy XPSP2.exe from the CD to your computers' hard drive.

ISO Buster – Optional
• You will need this to extract an image file and luckily ISO Buster is free from smart-projects.

An Image File
• The Image file can be obtained by clicking here but I’ll show you how to extract this image file using ISO Buster.

1 CD-R
• 1x 650/700MB CD-R will be required.

CD-Writing Software
• In this guide I'll refer to Nero version 6.

This is how to Slipstream Windows XP Service Pack 2 And Produce A Bootable CD...


New Folder

First create a New folder and rename it to XPCD [you can actually rename it to anything you like]. You can create this New folder anywhere you want but in this guide I have created the folder at the root of the C: drive.

Now, open up My Computer, right click on your CD/DVD drive where your Windows XP CD is sitting and choose Explore.

You should now see a few files and folders, so click Edit and choose Select All.

Now click Edit again and choose Copy.


Copying...

Open the folder that you created [XPCD], then click Edit and choose Paste. The contents of the Windows XP CD will start to be copied to XPCD folder.

This may take several minutes.


1 File, 1 Folder

You should now have a folder [XPCD] that contains the contents of your Windows XP CD and you should also have the executable [XPSP2.exe] of Windows XP Service Pack 2. The location of the folder and file does not matter but I have them located at the root of the C: drive.

If you have downloaded XPSP2.exe then just copy the file to the root of the C: drive. If you have the Windows XP Service Pack 2 on CD then just copy XPSP2.exe from the CD to the root of the C: drive.

Continue: The Integration Of Windows XP Service Pack 2

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