Slipstreaming with an iMac?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Trundel, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. Trundel macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2007
    I just got my new iMac today and have run into a problem when trying to slipstream my Windows XP SP1 to SP2. I have an old pc laptop that has succesfully integrated the patch into the cd files but it doesn't have a cd burner. Is it possible to copy over the now slipstreamed cd folder over to my iMac and burn the cd on it? Or do I have to get someone with a pc that can burn to help me?
  2. Lancetx macrumors 68000


    Aug 11, 2003
    If you use a program like nLite in Windows to create the slipstreamed Windows XP image, you can save it as a bootable ISO. Then in OS X, you can use Disk Utility to burn the ISO to a blank CD-R and you'll be all set. That's exactly what I did to create a Windows XP SP2 install CD and it worked flawlessly.
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
  4. Trundel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2007
    Perfect, I'll give that a try when I get back home tonight.
  5. sunfast macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2005
    I had exactly the same problem!

    I found a great free windows app called Autostreamer which auto slipstreamed and provided me with a bootable .iso

    From there it was straight into toast and away! :)
  6. Trundel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2007
    Perfect sunfast! Somehow I kept messing up what Lancetx suggested so hopefully this works.

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