SP2 CD

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I have four legal copies of Windows XP, two Home and two Professional.
Whenever I need to reinstall onto a new computer or a repaired system, it is
now a two-step process that takes almost three hours:

- Perform the reinstall
- Apply the patch to SP2

Microsoft Support wants $30 + tax/shipping to send me replacement CDs that
have SP2 on them, and before I bite that bullet, I am wondering if there is
a more creative solution. Is there any way to create an SP2 CD from the
combined components of an original CD and the components of the downloaded
patch? Any other solutions or paths to take to resolve this? I imagine this
has been a source of discussion for some time, although a Google search did
not turn up anything, perhaps owing to my uncertainty over which keywords to
use.

Thanks in advance for any direction that you can provide...


Rick Altman
Pleasanton, CA
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Look here...

    http://www.nliteos.com/

    The software will "slipstream" SP2 with your XP CD and you can then burn a
    new copy of XP with SP2 integrated.

    "Rick Altman" wrote:

    > I have four legal copies of Windows XP, two Home and two Professional.
    > Whenever I need to reinstall onto a new computer or a repaired system, it is
    > now a two-step process that takes almost three hours:
    >
    > - Perform the reinstall
    > - Apply the patch to SP2
    >
    > Microsoft Support wants $30 + tax/shipping to send me replacement CDs that
    > have SP2 on them, and before I bite that bullet, I am wondering if there is
    > a more creative solution. Is there any way to create an SP2 CD from the
    > combined components of an original CD and the components of the downloaded
    > patch? Any other solutions or paths to take to resolve this? I imagine this
    > has been a source of discussion for some time, although a Google search did
    > not turn up anything, perhaps owing to my uncertainty over which keywords to
    > use.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any direction that you can provide...
    >
    >
    >
    > Rick Altman
    > Pleasanton, CA
    >
    >
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Rick Altman wrote:
    > I have four legal copies of Windows XP, two Home and two Professional.
    > Whenever I need to reinstall onto a new computer or a repaired
    > system, it is now a two-step process that takes almost three hours:
    >
    > - Perform the reinstall
    > - Apply the patch to SP2
    >
    > Microsoft Support wants $30 + tax/shipping to send me replacement CDs
    > that have SP2 on them, and before I bite that bullet, I am wondering
    > if there is a more creative solution. Is there any way to create an
    > SP2 CD from the combined components of an original CD and the
    > components of the downloaded patch? Any other solutions or paths to
    > take to resolve this? I imagine this has been a source of discussion
    > for some time, although a Google search did not turn up anything,
    > perhaps owing to my uncertainty over which keywords to use.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any direction that you can provide...
    >
    >
    >
    > Rick Altman
    > Pleasanton, CA

    Rick

    There are many different ways to accomplish creating a bootable XP CD with SP2 slipstreamed. Here are a couple of sites that have information.

    AutoStreamer
    http://tinyurl.com/6p6ch

    Universal Windows Slipstreaming and Bootable CD Guide:
    http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action=show&showarticle=49


    --

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User

    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    You guys all rock -- thank you all very much...
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Google for "slip stream xp sp2"

    It will cover what you are looking for...


    "Rick Altman" <rick.a@NOSPAMaltman.com> wrote in message
    news:ubkauLhuFHA.3932@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > I have four legal copies of Windows XP, two Home and two Professional.
    > Whenever I need to reinstall onto a new computer or a repaired system, it
    is
    > now a two-step process that takes almost three hours:
    >
    > - Perform the reinstall
    > - Apply the patch to SP2
    >
    > Microsoft Support wants $30 + tax/shipping to send me replacement CDs that
    > have SP2 on them, and before I bite that bullet, I am wondering if there
    is
    > a more creative solution. Is there any way to create an SP2 CD from the
    > combined components of an original CD and the components of the downloaded
    > patch? Any other solutions or paths to take to resolve this? I imagine
    this
    > has been a source of discussion for some time, although a Google search
    did
    > not turn up anything, perhaps owing to my uncertainty over which keywords
    to
    > use.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any direction that you can provide...
    >
    >
    >
    > Rick Altman
    > Pleasanton, CA
    >
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    On Thu, 15 Sep 2005 09:31:30 -0700, "Rick Altman"
    <rick.a@NOSPAMaltman.com> wrote:

    >Is there any way to create an SP2 CD from the
    >combined components of an original CD and the components of the downloaded
    >patch?

    Yes there is. It is called Slipstreaming and can be done manually or
    via some applications that put a GUI menu interface on the process.

    I use nLite so I can slipstream the SP2 IT 266meg file in PLUS the
    RyanVM HotFix Cab file which are all the post SP2 hotfixes which keeps
    you from having to do all the updates online after the installation
    (you are already up-to-date). PLUS... nLite lets you set certain OS
    configuration options and Tweaks to the installation CD so it will
    look and act the way you want after installation.

    nLite is my suggestion since it lets you do so much more than just
    slipstream the service pack.

    Regards,
    Ed
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Slipstream SP2 into your original CD - it works fine.

    http://www.simplyguides.net/guides/using_autostreamer/using_autostreamer.html


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    Peter
    Toronto, Canada
    XP Home SP2 Fully Updated
    P4 HT @ 3.0ghz, 360gb HDD, 2.0gb DDR
    "Rick Altman" <rick.a@NOSPAMaltman.com> wrote in message
    news:ubkauLhuFHA.3932@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >I have four legal copies of Windows XP, two Home and two Professional.
    >Whenever I need to reinstall onto a new computer or a repaired system, it
    >is now a two-step process that takes almost three hours:
    >
    > - Perform the reinstall
    > - Apply the patch to SP2
    >
    > Microsoft Support wants $30 + tax/shipping to send me replacement CDs that
    > have SP2 on them, and before I bite that bullet, I am wondering if there
    > is a more creative solution. Is there any way to create an SP2 CD from the
    > combined components of an original CD and the components of the downloaded
    > patch? Any other solutions or paths to take to resolve this? I imagine
    > this has been a source of discussion for some time, although a Google
    > search did not turn up anything, perhaps owing to my uncertainty over
    > which keywords to use.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any direction that you can provide...
    >
    >
    >
    > Rick Altman
    > Pleasanton, CA
    >
    >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Rick Altman wrote:
    >
    > Microsoft Support wants $30 + tax/shipping to send me replacement CDs that
    > have SP2 on them, and before I bite that bullet, I am wondering if there is
    > a more creative solution. Is there any way to create an SP2 CD from the
    > combined components of an original CD and the components of the downloaded
    > patch? Any other solutions or paths to take to resolve this? I imagine this

    http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp2_cd.htm
    http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=295
    http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp


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