Slipstreaming service pack 2 with XP

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  1. failsafe1 macrumors 6502a

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    I am getting ready to purchase a Macbook Pro tomorrow! I want to install Windows Xp on it for gaming. My question is regarding slipstreaming. My Windows XP disc does not have SP2 with it. Can I use another Intel Mac with XP on it via bootcamp to slipstream SP2 onto a bootable XP disc?
     
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  3. failsafe1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. How would nLite help? It appears to be for the specific purpose of not installing certain components of Windows during a system install.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    Many pre-SP2 CDs (particularly SP1a OEM CDs) also include certain slipstreamed hotfixes, and the usual method doesn't work for them, but nLite apparently handles them too.

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  5. failsafe1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Gotcha. I am new to the idea of slipstreaming in any form. Ah the simple joys of OS X.
     
  6. SiliconAddict macrumors 603

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    The short answer to your original question is yes...with provisions. You need a burning client that can create bootable disks. Without that you are pretty much SOL.

    Here are a couple guides:

    http://www.helpwithwindows.com/WindowsXP/winxp-sp2-bootcd.html
    http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp2_cd.htm

    Basicly what you are going to do is:

    1. Copy all the files from your CD down to a dir on your hard drive.
    2. Download SP2 from MS HERE
    3. dump the XP2 files into the dir you downloaded to.
    4. Run the XP2 installer with a switch. Its in the guide above.
    5. Using an app like ISO buster extract the boot "image" from your original CD into a dir on your computer.
    6. Using a burning util like Nero Burning ROM or Easy CD creator create a boot CD with the "image" you extracted, and burn the original upgraded files back onto a CD and you should be done.

    Its not as complex as it sounds. Just follow the guide that I linked to above.


    PS- Make sure you turn off the option in windows to hide hidden files, along with hide OS files before copying the files from the CD down.
     
  7. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    hey balamw,
    I just tried using nLite, and it wouldb't open. is there any software similar to this?
    thanks
     
  8. balamw Moderator

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    I posted a suggestion to the other thread. I'm not that familiar with nlite myself, but was suggesting it since it seems to work well for others...

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  9. mcmadhatter macrumors 6502

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    you might want to go here
    It has a load of information on slipstreaming, and a selection of tools to do it, I have slipstreammed in all my third party drivers, ms office and all the other programs I install as essentials onto one DVD
     
  10. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    nLite is fantastic. I used it to make an XP disc that not only had SP2 slipstreamed in, but also every update from SP2 until now (which is a LOT -- at least an hour's worth of downloading and installing from Windows update). Since I do a lot of XP installs, it saves a lot of time.
     

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