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Slipstreaming Windows 2000, XP SP1/SP1a/SP2/SP3, Server 2003 SP1/SP2 (TTID #295)

Author: Travis   Views: 1,192,620 /  Created: February 7, 2004
Newer version of Microsoft Windows Operating Systems (2000,XP,2003) have the ability to integrate Service Packs and HotFixes into the initial installation of the operating system. You can use this method to replace the original source files with updated Pack files before installing Windows. When the operating system is installed, the Service Pack and Hotfixes are installed automatically.

NOTE: Users of Windows 2000 whom would like to unable to integrate versions of SP2 after RC1 into Windows XP will need to do different steps. Please see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 889719.


If you encounter any problems:
- View Slipstreaming and Bootable Disc FAQ's (TTID #313)


Preparation

You will need the following items:

1.) A copy of the original Windows CD or ISO
2.) Network Installation of Windows Service Pack
     Windows 2000 SP1 ~87MB
     Windows 2000 SP2 ~103MB
     Windows 2000 SP3 ~128MB
     Windows 2000 SP4 ~132MB
     Windows XP SP1a  ~125MB
     Windows XP SP2  ~272MB
     Windows XP SP3  ~325MB (Test with RTM Build 5512 signed April 14, 2008)
     Windows Server 2003 SP1  ~337MB
     Windows Server 2003 SP2  ~372MB
3.) A computer running Windows 2000, Windows XP (Home/Professional),
     or Windows 2003 Server with Administrative Rights.
     Do not attempt using a computer running Vista.
4.) A minimum of 1GB available hard disk space.
5.) Optional: Updated Windows deploy.cab
6.) Optional: Updated Support Tools


Create a folder called OS on your hard drive (C: is used in this example).

In this folder create three sub-folder called BOOT, ROOT, and SP.

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Copy the entire Windows 2000/XP/2003 CD (or extract the ISO) into folder ROOT.


Updating the Deploy Tools

Download the updated Windows deploy.cab
     - Windows 2000 Deployment Tools ~411KB
     - Windows XP SP1a Deployment Tools ~1.7MB
     - Windows XP SP2 Deployment Tools ~1.7MB
     - Windows XP SP3 Deployment Tools ~1.7MB
     - Windows Server 2003 SP1 Deployment Tools [32 bit] ~1.8MB
     - Windows Server 2003 SP2 Deployment Tools [32 bit] ~2.2MB
       (Link only. Instructions not provided)


Rename or delete C:\OS\ROOT\SUPPORT\TOOLS\deploy.cab.

Download or copy the updated Deploy Tools to the folder C:\OS\ROOT\SUPPORT\TOOLS\.

Rename the deploy tools file to deploy.cab.

Note: The downloaded file name for Windows 2000 is SP4deploytools.exe. For Windows XP the downloaded file name changes for each language. For a complete list of Windows XP Deployment Tools file names see TTID# 214.

Updating the Windows Support Tools

Download the updated Support Tools. Save the file in the folder C:\OS.
     - Windows XP SP2 Support Tools ~4.8MB
     - Windows Server 2003 SP1 Support Tools ~5.3MB
     - Windows Server 2003 SP2 Support Tools ~3.6MB
       (Link only. Instructions not provided)


Rename the file to SUPPORT.EXE.

Click on Start > Run...

Type in the following command in the Open text box:
C:\OS\SUPPORT.EXE /C /T:C:\OS\ROOT\SUPPORT\TOOLS

Click the OK button.

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When asked to overwrite the files click the Yes To All button.

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Extracting the Service Pack

Copy your Service Pack file into C:\OS

Rename the Service Pack file to SP.EXE

Click Start > Run...

Type in the following command in the Open text box:
C:\OS\SP.EXE /U /X:C:\OS\SP

Click the OK button.

Files will extract. Dialog will close when complete.

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Applying the Service Pack

Click Start > Run...

Type in one of the following command in the Open text box:
> For Windows 2000 SP1-SP4: C:\OS\SP\I386\UPDATE\UPDATE.EXE /S:C:\OS\ROOT
> For Windows XP SP1/SP1a: C:\OS\SP\UPDATE\UPDATE.EXE /S:C:\OS\ROOT
> For Windows XP SP2/SP3: C:\OS\SP\I386\UPDATE\UPDATE.EXE /S:C:\OS\ROOT
> For Server 2003 SP1/SP2: C:\OS\SP\I386\UPDATE\UPDATE.EXE /S:C:\OS\ROOT

Click the OK button.

When integration has completed successfully, click the OK button.

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File Cleanup

- Browse to C:\OS\ROOT

- Remove older disc id tags. Do not remove the current SP id tag.
   (Examples shown in the following image.)

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- Browse to C:\OS\ROOT\I386

- Remove older SP CAB and CAT files. Do not remove the current SP CAB and CAT files.
   (Examples shown in the following image.)

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Creating a CD/DVD/ISO

- View Creating Bootable Disc using Nero 6.6 (TTID #346)
- View Creating Bootable Disc using Nero 6.0 (TTID #297)
- View Creating Bootable Disc using Nero 5.5 (TTID# 296)
- View Creating bootable Windows 2000/XP/2003 CD/DVD (UltraISO 8) (TTID #412)
- View Creating Bootable Disc using UltraISO 7.5 / 7.6 (TTID #356)
- View Creating Bootable Disc using UltraISO 6.5 (TTID #301)
- View Creating Bootable ISO using UltraISO 6.5 (TTID# 302)
- View Creating Bootable Disc using Easy CD and DVD Creator 6.0 (TTID #311)
- View Creating Bootable Disc using Easy CD Creator 5.0 (TTID #298)
- View Creating Bootable Disc using CDBurnerXP Pro 3 (TTID #359)
- View Creating Bootable ISO using CDBurnerXP Pro 3 (TTID #360)
- View Creating Bootable Disc using CDBurnerXP 4.0.013.220 (TTID #415)
- View Creating Bootable ISO using PowerISO 3.5 (TTID #381)
- View Creating Bootable Disc using PowerISO 3.5 (TTID #384)
- View Creating Bootable ISO using WinISO 5.3 (TTID #326)


Revision History:

11.27.2003 - Original 2000/XP inclusive article created. - Travis/Kevin
02.06.2004 - Spelling and formatting updated. - Anthony/Kevin
02.15.2004 - Added Slipstreaming definition per mkaufman's request. - Kevin
03.16.2004 - Added link to WinISO ISO creation article. - Kevin
08.09.2004 - Added SP2 Related Links, updated XP SP2 text and images. - Kevin
08.24.2004 - Added Support Tools Link. - Travis
01.17.2005 - Added link to Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 889719. Thanks stillrushn. - Kevin
01.26.2005 - Added more details on Support Tools. Improved article layout. - Kevin
05.28.2005 - Updated for Windows Server 2003 SP1. - Kevin
05.28.2005 - Added link to Nero 6.6. - Kevin
05.30.2005 - Added link to UltraISO 7.5.6. - Kevin
01.31.2006 - Added links to CDBurnerXP 3 disc and ISO. - Kevin
04.18.2006 - Updated UltraISO link to reflect UltraISO 7.5 / 7.6. - Kevin
03.12.2007 - Added Windows Server 2003 SP2 Link. - Kevin
10.14.2007 - Added link to Creating Bootable Disc using CDBurnerXP 4.0.013.220 Article. - Kevin
12.15.2007 - Added comment regarding not having a Support\Tools folder. - Kevin
04.27.2008 - Updated Windows XP SP1 Link. - Kevin
04.26.2008 - Tested with Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) RTM Build 5512. - Kevin
05.06.2008 - Added download link for Windows XP SP3. - Kevin
05.14.2008 - Added download link for Windows XP SP3 Deployment Tools. - Kevin
05.21.2008 - Added file cleanup section. - Kevin

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