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by eddie11013 / May 13, 2006 4:05 AM PDT

I want to create a cd with my xp pro os CD and sp2 CD "AND" also include all the windows updates since sp2. I found this site on how to slipstream my sp2 cd,, but I want to also include critical updates. Can this be done. I have a list of updates, based on the Belarc Advisor, and I downloaded same from this site, and the windows update site. I have Roxio Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum and I saw a program called nlite that might also help. Dell Dimension 2350, 2.0 Ghz, 1GB, cable modem.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions,

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Look up AUTOSTREAMER and ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 13, 2006 1:14 PM PDT
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Here is a great site!!!
by dvesh / May 13, 2006 1:28 PM PDT
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Unattended XP
by dvesh / May 13, 2006 1:31 PM PDT
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also if you wanna include all the Updates from Microsoft in that same CD you are probably thinking about an Unattended XP CD... check this cool site to learn how to do it step by step:

Hope this help

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by eddie11013 / May 17, 2006 2:08 AM PDT
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I did two procedures. One was slipstream OS & SP2 and the other was OS, SP2 & all windows updates & some "Drivers". The second procedure actually worked. However, I did not like the "feel" of this install. When you run Belarc Advisor, it only "lists" some windows updates, but it says its current. When I ran the MBSA, Microsoft Baseline Security, it said updates were current. However, "I" did not feel secure without actually being able to "see" a complete list. So, I reformatted again, and this time installed with the slipstreamed OS & SP2. This procedure also worked great. I installed all windows updates and computer is working fine.
If I had to help someone reformate their computer and they were on a dial up, I would use my computer, since I am on a cable modem, to get all windows updates and use the procedure that included them, using the nLite procedure.
Thanks for everyone's response.

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There is a problem
by Themisive / May 17, 2006 4:04 AM PDT
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Unfortunately, as Bob has noted, slipstreaming is not always the answer. I have looked at slipstreaming a disk, but I have never been able to understand how a disk, which is supposed to be copy protected - the XP disk - can be copied by this programme. Another complication is that you want to make it neccessarily complex.

Contact your local MS, they'll send you an SP2 disk for free (I don't know about SP1, but maybe it's still possible), at the same time download Belarc from, that'll show you what you have on your machine in the way of hotfixes.

Use these to download the various ones to a seperate folder and burn these to disk. Next time you load your O/S you have your SP2 disk and all your downloads to jand, and don't need to compromise your computer by going on the 'net too soon.

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Thanks Themisive
by eddie11013 / May 17, 2006 5:25 AM PDT
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I do have an SP2 disc, which includes SP1 by the way, and I was able to slipstream the SP2 disc with my OS disc. It worked great. I used the guide that I mentioned on my first post. So, in the future, if I have to reformate again, I will save at least that time of installing SP2. I also have all the updates, however, since they are supposed to be installed in sequence, I don't know if I will do that or just download and install again. With a cable modem, it doesn't take very long, and I usually do other things while this process is happening. Since I have my firewall and antivirus and Spyware Blaster active before I even connect my cable modem, I feel I am safe for when I do go online.

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Another way too
by dvesh / May 17, 2006 6:12 AM PDT
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If you shearch online there are many tricks easy and fast to show you all the updates in the Control Panel/ Add or remove programs list. This can be also included in the Unattended CD creation. but if you don't feel like doing all that you can keep installing everything manual as you are now. For me it is a waiste of time

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