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Slipstreaming Windows XP with Service Pack 3



Last modified: Jul. 11, 2008

Contents
1 - Summary
2 - Prerequisites
3 - Copy Windows XP CD
4 - Extract Service Pack 3
5 - Integrate Service Pack 3
6 - Extract boot image
7 - Create bootable CD


1 - Summary

This guide explains how to slipstream Windows XP Service Pack 3. It explains
how to create a bootable Windows XP setup CD which includes Service Pack 3.


2 - Prerequisites

You will need the following.

  - Windows XP Professional Retail CD
  - Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation file
      WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe
  - IsoBuster, http://www.isobuster.com/
  - Nero, http://www.nero.com/


3 - Copy Windows XP CD

Open My Computer and make sure that hidden files and folders are set to be
viewed. Create a new directory to store the contents of the Windows XP CD. For
this example we will create D:\XP. Copy all of the directories and files from
the CD into D:\XP.


4 - Extract Service Pack 3

The Service Pack 3 files will need to be extracted. Create a new directory to
store these extracted files. For this example we will create D:\SP3. Copy
WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe into D:\SP3. Open a command prompt and type
the following commands.

Extract Service Pack 3
Now, it will ask you where you want to extract the files to. Type in D:\SP3.
Extraction complete
When the extracting is complete, you will get a window that says "Extraction Complete." 5 - Integrate Service Pack 3 Run the following commands at a command prompt to integrate Service Pack 3 into the Windows XP directory found at D:\XP.
Integrate Service Pack 3
Now, it will integrate the Service Pack 3 files into the Windows XP directory.
Integration complete
When the integration is complete, you will get a window that says "Integrated install has completed successfully." 6 - Extract boot image The boot image from the Windows XP CD can be extracted using IsoBuster. With the Windows XP CD still in the drive, run IsoBuster and choose "Free func. only."
Extract boot image
In the left-side tree view, select Bootable Disc. You will now see a file in the right-side view named Microsoft Corporation.img. Right-click on the file and select Extract and save it to D:\SP3. 7 - Create bootable CD Start up Nero Burning ROM. Select CD-ROM (Boot) from the menu. In the source section, select Image file point to D:\SP3\Microsoft Corporation.img and click OK. In the Advanced section, select Enable expert settings (for advanced users only!). Choose No Emulation as Kind of emulation. Clear out the Boot message field. Make sure that 07C0 is the value under Load segment of sectors (hex!). Set the Number of loaded sectors to be 4.
CD-ROM (Boot) options
Click the New button. Drag all of the directories and files from the D:\XP directory into the left-side view. Rename the CD compilation to WXPFPP_EN. Finally, click on burn to create the CD.

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