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Old 03-31-2005, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have heard that that is the best way to install SP2 (installing it over anything can result in problems), but am unsure as to the procedure. The method I read appeared to require a FAT32 partition and needed to have files on it to install (thus making it impossible to have only one partition, which is what I want). Is there are way to do it without using any disks besides the burned install (with the new service pack on it)? Meaning I want to have the windows installer format my disk to one NTFS partition and use the CD as it's only source of files.

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Step1: Copying the Source Files
1. Insert your WindowsXP CD
2. If prompted, do not install WindowsXP
3. Create a directory on the hard drive and copy the entire contents of the CD to that directory
For example, use c:\winxp

Step 2: Download the Service Pack
1. Download the latest Service Pack from Microsoft's web site.
This should be one large executable file named as WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe.
2. Run the executable with a -x at the end.
e.g. "WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe -x" (no quotes)
3. It will first verify the integrity of the file.
4. Then you will be prompted for a location to extract the Service Pack.
For the example, use c:\xp_sp2
5. Click on OK when the extraction is complete

Step 3: Performing the SlipStream
1. Given the previous examples, go to the c:\xp_sp2\i386\update directory
2. Run:
update.exe -integrate:c:\winxp
3. When it is finished, you will see the message The Integrated install has completed successfully

Step 4: Extracting a boot file
1. Start UltraISO.
2. For version 7.21 SR-2, choose 'Bootable'->'Extract boot file from CD/DVD'

For previous version,
2. Press F5 or select 'Tools'->'Make CD Image'
and Check 'Extract Boot Image' at the "Make CD Image" dialog

3. Set output file as c:\boot.bif
4. Click 'Extract'
The boot file should be 2KB large
5. Click 'Return' to close the dialog

Step 5: Making a bootable ISO
1. Change to C:\winxp at lower (local) area
2. Press F3 to add all files and folders under c:\winxp to upper (image) area. You can also do it by Drag & Drop .
3. Use 'Bootable'->'Load boot file' from main menu
4. The "Load Boot File" dialog apears
5. Select c:\boot.bif, and click 'OK'
6. Press 'Ctrl+S' to save the ISO file
For example, named as c:\wxp_sp2.iso

Step 6: Burning the ISO image
For Roxio users only:
1. Firstly, please make sure you are using lastest version ( and above), you can grab it from links on
2. Use 'Options'->'Configuration' from main menu, a dialog will apear
3. Click 'Detect' button, UltraISO will ask you to confirm using Easy CD/DVD Creator,WinOnCD or Easy Media Creator as default burning software, answer 'Yes'
4. Click 'OK' to close this dialog

5. Put a blank CD-R disc to your recorder, and press F7 to burn

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And it will recognize it as a valid and complete inataller? Thanks lots.
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Yup! Warez's slip stream info worked for me just fine. Bootable CD and all.
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