XP Sp1

By Unholywater · 29 replies
Jun 1, 2003
  1. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

  2. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    same for me with managed direct x

    but, it's installed
  3. Unholywater

    Unholywater TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    How do I do the slip streaming thing?
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    The best guide I have seen and have used sucessfully is here. the top three articles are the same choose which burning program you have to make the disk with (Nero or Easy CD)

  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Although I recommend making a XP w/SP1 CD for the future, you do not HAVE to do this. Slipstreaming SP1 AND making the CD bootable can be difficult, depending how adept you are with burning CDs and what software you have access to.

    Alternatively, you can make a folder on your hard disk, copy the files from your XP CD and slipstream SP1 into it. You may then install it from the folder and "upgrade" your Windows through the win32 setup.

    Slip-streaming SP1 and installing XP from your hard disk

    To keep things simple, here's what you'll need.
    • • Network installation package of SP1 (about 130mb)
      • Windows XP CD
      • Create the following folder: C:\XPSP1

    1.) Copy your entire XP CD to C:\XPSP1. If the directory does not exist, create it.

    2.) Copy / Move SP1 (Should be named: xpsp1a_en_x86.exe to C:\ . If it is not named xpsp1a_en_x86.exe, please rename it to this.

    3.) [Start / Run] Type in C:\xpsp1_en_x86.exe -s:C:\XPSP1\i386. (Feel free to copy and paste!) This should slipstream the files you have copied from the CD from no-SP to SP-1

    4.) Run the setup program in C:\XPSP1 and begin the Windows XP installation... It should prompt you to "Upgrade Windows" after a couple of screens.

    If this does not work for you (for example, the installation does not begin), then you may make a CD and this is pretty much as failsafe as it is going to get. :) Pulling out all the stops here....

    I'd give you directions on how to make a CD, but I think that link given above covers pretty much everything. If you need any more help, please do ask!
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