Help with slipstreaming SP1

SMspitfire

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Jul 25, 2007
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I have a legit XP SP1 disk, and I know I need to slipstream SP2 onto it and burn a bootable disk, but I have no access to a windows machine. I understand how I would do everything if I could get my hands on a PC, but that's not an option at the moment. Is there any way around this given my limited resources? Would it be possible to burn a bootable XP cd from OS X if I managed to copy the SP1 disk image onto my MBP, send it to someone to perform the slipstream, then send back the correct image?

edit: I didn't specify, I'm doing this for bootcamp, if that wasn't clear.
 

Sbrocket

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I'm not aware of any method of slipstream SP2 onto a Windows install disc without already having a PC available. As I'm sure you know, typically people will use something like nLite to copy their installation CD, slipstream the service pack, and then image/burn the result.

Have you considered downloading VMware Fusion RC1 (still free) and installing your copy of XP SP1 as a virtual OS on there, then using that to slipstream SP2 and burn you a new install disc? That's the quickest solution I can think of without a PC readily available.
 

waremaster

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I have a legit XP SP1 disk, and I know I need to slipstream SP2 onto it and burn a bootable disk, but I have no access to a windows machine. I understand how I would do everything if I could get my hands on a PC, but that's not an option at the moment. Is there any way around this given my limited resources? Would it be possible to burn a bootable XP cd from OS X if I managed to copy the SP1 disk image onto my MBP, send it to someone to perform the slipstream, then send back the correct image?

edit: I didn't specify, I'm doing this for bootcamp, if that wasn't clear.
Can you get a friend to do it in a windows environment?
 

SMspitfire

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Jul 25, 2007
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Have you considered downloading VMware Fusion RC1 (still free) and installing your copy of XP SP1 as a virtual OS on there, then using that to slipstream SP2 and burn you a new install disc? That's the quickest solution I can think of without a PC readily available.
If that works, that's a really good idea. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll give it a try and post the results.
 

Sbrocket

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If that works, that's a really good idea. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll give it a try and post the results.
I can't think of any reason it wouldn't work. You aren't supposed to install anything prior to XP SP2 as a native OS on Mac hardware because of hardware support issues (its somewhere in the Boot Camp docs), but there should be no such issues with VMware Fusion. Otherwise, a virtual OS has no differences in functionality that would stop nLite working.