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How to slipstream Windows XP SP3 with PowerISO?

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Slipstreaming is very useful when you re-install Windows. You can add Windows service pack and updates to your Windows installation CD, so that after Windows installation, there is no need to reinstall these updates. It can help you save lots of time when reinstalling Windows. Below is a guide on how to slipstream Windows XP SP3 with PowerISO,

1. Insert Windows XP CD-ROM into the drive. If prompted for install Windows, don't install XP. 

2. Create a folder under the root of C: drive, for example, C:\XP., then copy the entire contents of the CD to this folder. 

3. Download Windows XP Service Pack 3 from Microsoft website. It should be a large executable file, please rename it to xpsp3.exe.

4. Create a new folder under the root of C: drive, for example, C:\SP3, and copy xpsp3.exe to this folder. 

5. Start a command line window, and type the following commands,

cd \

cd \sp3

xpsp3.exe -x:c:\sp3

You should see a window indicating service pack files was extracted to specified folder (C:\sp3).

6. When the extraction is complete, type the following commands,

cd \xp\i386

update.exe -integrate:c:\xp 

You should see a window indicating windows installation files is being updated. Press "OK" when it is finished.

7. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the drive, start PowerISO, and choose the menu, "File --> Open CD/DVD/BD Drive...", then select the drive containing the Windows XP CD-ROM to open this drive. If you were prompted to import a session, simply select the first session and click "Import" to import this session. 

After PowerISO finish loading the drive, click the menu, "Action --> Boot --> Save Boot Information...", and set the output file name to C:\boot.bif. This will load boot information from the CD-ROM, and save it to the file specified (c:\boot.bif). 

8. Click "New" button on PowerISO toolbar, this will create a new empty compilation. Click "Add" button to add all files and folders under c:\xp to current compilation.

Click the menu, "Action --> Boot --> Add Boot Information...", and select the boot file created in step 7 (c:\boot.bif"), then click "OK" to add it as boot file.

9. Click "Save" button to save current compilation to an ISO file. 

10. Open the ISO file with PowerISO, and burn it to a blank CD, DVD disc. 

If no errors occurred in the above process, you should now get a new Windows XP setup disc with the latest service pack!

 

 

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