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Creating A Slipstream Disk...

by tobeach / November 29, 2009 2:33 PM PST

for new install of XP Pro (pre SPs + Add Sp1a). Needed pre- SP2 install.

Since XP Pro original doesn't recognize SATA HDs, is it workable to create a install CD using Original XP Pro CD and add in SP1a and slip-stream them together on a new machine having SATA HD?
Will this allow XP to recognize the HD and use it well?

Similarly, same idea regarding XP HD size limit of 127 Gigs pre SP1a?
Current HDs are so large.

How to create such disk ((Tutorial link)?

Or.. just forget it & use 125 Gig EIDE HD (if available)?

Thanks in advance. Sandy. ConfusedHappy

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Never Mind, I Found Post Below
by tobeach / November 29, 2009 3:23 PM PST
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Glad you found it
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 29, 2009 7:44 PM PST

Nice work Sandy. We like these, where the issue gets resolved without effort from us! Happy


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Glad To Have Been
by tobeach / November 30, 2009 1:18 PM PST
In reply to: Glad you found it

of help, Mark! GrinWink

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you may know this already
by jonah jones / November 30, 2009 2:29 AM PST

but some slipstream programs will also let you set up a "hands free install" you get to fill in all info (product key, time zone, language(s) etc)

it sure does make for an easy install when you can go out for a meal, come back and it's ready Happy



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Thanks For he Reply, Jonah!
by tobeach / November 30, 2009 1:31 PM PST

Nice to hear from you! Something of a rare treat for me!

The only Free one I've seen recommended/suggested to me (so far),
has been "nlite" which I've checked into. I think it has a unattended
install feature but didn't see any mention of the usual data & was wondering at what stage I'd get to enter validation key.

To be honest, I've never even dreamed about attempting such a thing
(making a slipstream disk) and worry the tech questions that pop-up during process I won't understand the question let alone have the answer!
Any other names/links you can offer? Thanks again for looking after me! Sandy Grin

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by jonah jones / December 5, 2009 2:51 AM PST

(or "unattended" as they call it)

annoying to say the least...

from what i read (and BTW, slikkster seems to be on the ball) nlite does have a hands free section, i would try it but i can't find my XP CD...

when i do, i will do Happy



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