JSI Tip 9636. How can I slipstream (integrate) Windows XP SP2 into a Windows XP installation folder?

You can build an integrated installation folder for installing Windows XP with Service Pack 2 already applied, or you can use the this folder to do an in-place upgrade from an earlier version of Windows XP.

You can use the /integrate switch with the Windows XP Service Pack 2 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers, or you can use Update.exe to slipstream the extracted service pack files.

To use the /integrate switch:

1. Create a C:\WinXP_CD and C:\WinXP_SP2 folder, or use folder names and paths of your choosing.

2. Copy the i386 folder from the Windows XP CD-ROM to the C:\WinXP_CD folder.

3. Download the English language Windows XP Service Pack 2 Network installation file, WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe, into C:\WinXP_SP2.

4. Open a CMD.EXE window.

5. Switch to the C:\WinXP_SP2 folder by typing CD /D C:\WinXP_SP2.

6. Type WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe /integrate:C:\WinXP_CD.

7. Follow the on-screen instructions to integrate SP2 into the Windows XP installation folder.

8. Press OK when prompted with a successful integration message.

NOTE: To run an in-place upgrade, Start / Run / C:\WinXP_CD\i386\Winnt32 / OK.

To use Update.exe to create a slipstream:

1. Create a C:\WinXP_CD and C:\WinXP_SP2 folder, or use folder names and paths of your choosing.

2. Copy the i386 folder from the Windows XP CD-ROM to the C:\WinXP_CD folder.

3. Download the English language Windows XP Service Pack 2 Network installation file, WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe, into C:\WinXP_SP2.

4. Open a CMD.EXE window.

5. Switch to the C:\WinXP_SP2 folder by typing CD /D C:\WinXP_SP2.

6. Type WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe -x.

7. When prompted, insure that C:\WinXP_SP2 is the destination for the extracted files and press OK.

NOTE: You may delete WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe from the C:\WinXP_SP2 folder to save space.

8. Type C:\WinXP_SP2\i386\update\update /s:C:\WinXP_CD.

9. Press OK when prompted with a successful integration message.

NOTE: To run an in-place upgrade, Start / Run / C:\WinXP_CD\i386\Winnt32 / OK.



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