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How to make a Windows XP 'slipdisc'

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

10. Now you can add your drivers if you wish. Click Insert, select ‘Multiple driver folder’, then navigate to your driver folder. nLite will analyse the subfolders – select the entries appropriate to your hardware and OS. Windows will ask if it should install any storage-controller drivers in text mode. Yes, it should.

Step 10

Step 10

11. Now’s your chance to remove any unwanted Windows components. Skip the compatibilities screen and you’ll see a list of 10 categories. Cast your eyes over the several hundred entries and tick the things you think you can live without. We’ve removed MSN Explorer, Sound Recorder and the XP Tour.

Step 11

Step 11

12. You can configure Windows to install without user intervention. Under the General tab, enter your product key and set Unattended Mode to ‘Fully automated’. Specify language, keyboard layout and time zone on the Regional tab, then give names to your PC, workgroup, owner and organisation under Owner and Network ID.

Step 12

Step 12

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