Slipstream Service Packs Into Windows XP Installation Disk

To slipstream (=integrate) MS Windows Service Packs into an existing Windows XP Installation Disk you need an installation Disk, a working copy of Windows, the downloaded Service Pack, a burning software capable of burning bootable images (for example ImgBurn, which is also free), a DVD burner and an empty disk.
First copy all files of the installation disk into a folder on your hard disk (don't forget any hidden files) and download the Service Packs you need. Then open a command line by typing cmd into a Run... prompt and direct it to the directory the Service Pack you want to integrate is in with the cd (change directory) command, for example like this:

cd C:\Service_Packs

Don't forget to double-quote the path if there are any Space characters in it. Next, enter the file name of the Service Pack followed by the integrate switch and the path of the installation disk files in the following syntax:

WINDOWSXP-KB936929-SP3-X86-DEU.EXE /integrate:C:\Windows_XP_Install

Windows_XP_Install is the folder where I copied the files of the disk into and is located directly on the <em>C:</em> drive. After the process is done, create an image from the altered installation files and burn it as bootable CD/DVD.

2 thoughts on “Slipstream Service Packs Into Windows XP Installation Disk”

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    thanks for that useful and easy guide! i had to take the decision between slipstreaming and forcing all updates after fresh os installation. for people who are also taking the second decision might have a look on to automate windows updates.

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    thanks for this useful info, but can/should you slipstream (/integrate) the other XP Service packs in the same way (SP1a followed by SP2 followed by SP3) so that you have a complete XP installation package only excluding post SP3 patches?


    Mick Glass


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