Slipstream XP SP2 into bootable CD?


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Ben

Hi,

I'm trying to create a bootable XP cd with SP2 slipstreamed into it. I've
copied XP to my hard disk, extracted SP2 to a folder, and run "update.exe
/s:<winxp folder>" however when I do, I receive an application error saying
"the instruction at 0x0000000 referanced memory at 0x00000000 the memory
could not be read".
I'm currently using Win2000 (sp4), I wouldn't have thought it would cause
any problems, I don't have to be running XP to do it do I?
 
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Ben

Hi Will,

I've been using the instructions on the windows-help to do this, its on the
section that says

"Once the SP2 files are extracted, change to the \i386\update folder of the
SP2 files (cd i386\update), and type the following command: update /s:path
to WinXP CD files. In my example the command is update /s:D:\XP-CD)."

Where I receive the application error.

I've done this 3 times for Win2000 no problem (for sp2, then sp3 then sp4)
all worked fine. Its just on this new XP SP2 thats causing problems. I will
take a look at the other site you mentioned, and try this nlite program.

Cheers

Ben
 
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Will Denny

Hi Ben

The nlite program works very well and the slipstreamed CD installs XP
properly.
 
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Ben

Hi,

Just downloaded that program, looks great, but I tried to load SP2 into it,
and it doesn't seem to like it, I managed to do SP1, analysed it and worked
fine. There must be something wrong with my download of SP2, it doesn't seem
to recognise it as a service pack file.

Ben
 
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Ben

Hi,

Just downloaded that program, looks great, but I tried to load SP2 into it,
and it doesn't seem to like it, I managed to do SP1, analysed it and worked
fine. There must be something wrong with my download of SP2, it doesn't seem
to recognise it as a service pack file. Just looking at microsoft.com

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=049C9DBE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en
Windows XP Service Pack 2 for IT Professionals and Developers
File Name: WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe
Download Size: 272391 KB

That is the right one, but it doesn't seem to like being loaded into
autostreamer!

Ben
 
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Kaylene aka Taurarian

I was going to try it tomorrow sometime. It looked good to me also.
Will let you know.
Kaylene
 
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Barry Watzman

I just did exactly the same thing with, as far as I can tell, the same
files, and it worked fine.

[slipstreamed WinXP SP2 into Windows XP with Autostreamer]
 
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Patrick J. LoPresti

The XP SP2 updater only works on Windows XP, even if you are just
trying to slipstream. The same was true for the XP SP1 updater,
although the error message was different. Yes, this is annoying and
stupid.

Run it on an XP system.

- Pat
http://unattended.sourceforge.net/
 
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Kaylene aka Taurarian

I completed my slipstreamed WinXP SP2 using Autostreamer and everything went
well. I even tested the CD and it's bootable.
Kaylene

Barry Watzman said:
I just did exactly the same thing with, as far as I can tell, the same files,
and it worked fine.

[slipstreamed WinXP SP2 into Windows XP with Autostreamer]

Hi,

Just downloaded that program, looks great, but I tried to load SP2 into it,
and it doesn't seem to like it, I managed to do SP1, analysed it and worked
fine. There must be something wrong with my download of SP2, it doesn't seem
to recognise it as a service pack file. Just looking at microsoft.com

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=049C9DBE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en
Windows XP Service Pack 2 for IT Professionals and Developers
File Name: WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe
Download Size: 272391 KB

That is the right one, but it doesn't seem to like being loaded into
autostreamer!

Ben
 
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Star Fleet Admiral Q

Patrick is correct - to slipstream a service pack into an NT OS, you must do
the slipstreaming on a system running the OS you are trying to slipstream.
In other words, if XP needs XP SP2 slipstreamed into it, you must do it on
an XP machine (not sure if XP Home can do XP Pro or vice versa as I've only
ever used XP Pro), the same holds true for Win2k Pro, Win2k Server and Win2k
Advanced Server. I would assumed Win2k Datacenter and the Win2k3 variants
would be the same, but I've never had such luxury to work with these OS's.
 
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CS

Patrick is correct - to slipstream a service pack into an NT OS, you must do
the slipstreaming on a system running the OS you are trying to slipstream.
In other words, if XP needs XP SP2 slipstreamed into it, you must do it on
an XP machine (not sure if XP Home can do XP Pro or vice versa as I've only
ever used XP Pro), the same holds true for Win2k Pro, Win2k Server and Win2k
Advanced Server. I would assumed Win2k Datacenter and the Win2k3 variants
would be the same, but I've never had such luxury to work with these OS's.
You can slip stream XP Pro from XP Home as I have already done it.
All you really need to do the slip streaming is a copy of the network
installation service pack and the original gold copy of the OS. Using
a program such as "autostreamer" makes it real easy to do and can be
done from any version of Windows supported by "autostreamer". I can't
speak for other methods and suspect you're right.
 
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