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How to make a Windows XP 'slipdisc'

Reinstalling your OS and all its updates needn't be painful

6. Most of your drivers will be compressed. That’s no good – nLite will need access to all the individual files (particularly the .inf files). To uncompress a driver package without launching the driver’s setup wizard, simply use your favourite zip utility. Be sure to retain the folder structures the files extract to.

Step 6

Step 6

7. Launch nLite. Skip the welcome screen, click Browse and navigate to your source folder. First, you’ll get a summary confirming which flavour of Windows you’re playing with. Next, after skipping the presets screen, you’ll be shown a list of tasks. Select the ones you’re interested in – probably the whole lot.

Step 7

Step 7

8. One by one, work through your chosen tasks. First up is the integration of SP2. Click Select, navigate to your updates folder, locate ‘windowsxp-kb835935-sp2-enu.exe’, then click Open. nLite will immediately begin slipstreaming and SP2 will be integrated into your Windows source files.

Step 8

Step 8

9. Now integrate your updates. Click Insert and navigate to your updates folder. You’ll find several subfolders, so open each one in turn and add the contents. To add multiple files at once, click the first file, press Shift and Ctrl, then click the last file. If nLite flags anything as unslipstreamable, click ok.

Step 9

Step 9

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