Slipstreaming with an iMac?

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

  1. Trundel macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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.
     
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  4. Trundel thread starter macrumors newbie

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

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    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

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

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