Create a Bootable Windows XP CD That Includes Service Pack 2

Create a Bootable Windows XP CD That Includes Service Pack 2

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I had planned to post my own article about slipstreaming the recently released Service Pack 2 with your original Windows XP CD media, but it looks like Tom's Hardware beat me to it. By following the instructions in the article, you can create a single bootable CD that installs Windows XP along with Service Pack 2. If you're like me and you like to refresh and reinstall your system every six months or so, having a CD like this is very handy. Here's another article with similar instructions. And no, you're not experiencing déjà vu...I've posted on this topic before.
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  • "If you're like me and you like to refresh and reinstall your system every six months or so, having a CD like this is very handy."

    I prefer to make a Ghost copy of my hard disk and restore everything within few minutes.

    Never waste time to install Windows, SP, & all other default softwares, do you?
  • Can you do the same for all the Windows Updates too?
  • If you're an MSDN subscriber, you can just get Windows XP with SP2 already included as an ISO...
  • Developer...I've tried Ghost in the past, and I like it for frequent rebuilds. But, by the time I revisit my machine in six months, enough has changed that I like to start fresh.

    Sushant...unfortunately, I don't know the answer to your question. I'll see if I can find out.

    Matt...good point. I hadn't noticed that the ISO was available for MSDN Subscribers.
  • I use the following ..

    http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/#wxp

    He has everything that you need (ISO creator, cd recorder, ect) and all you have to do is follow the very simple instructions.
  • For me this is the best resource on the web.

    http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action=show&showarticle=49 (Slipstreaming)
    http://unattended.msfn.org (Unattended Installation along with all your applications and hotfixes).
  • The trackbacks abound

    "please link to me"

    whatever guys, i just want some emails that show up that say "some user X responsed to your blog post...."
  • The BartPE app at nu2.nu rocks. I used it over the weekend to get rid of some spyware off a friend's computer.
  • Ok, my PC came with Windows on it, but no original Windows CDs.  So how can I create a bootable WIndows CD now?

    Alanjones10@cox.net
  • Tom's Hardware Guide has just published a great new article on how to create a single bootable CD
  • After you get hold of a sp2 disk, not hard by now, I suggest looking at Barts method.  Most of the updates can be integrated with suitable commend line switches.
    If this seems too hard, try this method. Install SP2 and then take all the updates from MS.  Before the system installs and deletes the source in windows\software distribution\download, make a copy of the files and save for next time.
    Copy these files next time and do the update as usual.  The saved files will not need to be downloaded again. Save any new files that are downloaded for the next time. I use ths method and can update from SP2 to current in minutes rather than hours.
  • i download xp SP2 ESSENTIAL from internet on my hard disk and the problem is how to create a cd with xp and with it to format my pc? OR TO MAKE A BOOTABLE CD.

    I got NERO 7.

    if someone know this please tell me,

    respect

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