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Slipstreaming Windows [XP-SP3] Updates

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Slipstreaming Windows [XP-SP3] Updates

bds_1959
This seems like it should be relatively easy!? But I've spend several hours now looking into it, and I'm not any farther than when I started. I'd like to have a CD (or DVD) with Windows XP-SP3 (which I have already,) and add (slipstream?) all the current Windows and Microsoft updates so I don't have to go out and download them every time I rebuild a workstation. Obviously, I'd still add any new, later ones, manually, however, again, it would be a lot less time and hassle if I could load all of the current updates along with the OS. Why does this seem to be so difficult? Or, what am I missing??? HELP!!!
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    OH Smeg

    You need to know what you want and download them from the Microsoft Download Center.

    The easy bit is Slipstreaming the lot together including any specific Drivers you may need for your individual workstation/s.

    You can use nLite available free here to make the Slipstreamed Install Disc

    http://www.nliteos .com/download.html

    and the directions for use are here

    http://www.nliteos .com/guide/
    remember to remove the space from between nliteos and the .com for a working link.

    Col

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    bds_1959

    Thanks, Col - I'll give it a try and see what happens...

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    bds_1959

    OK - here's where I get lost, of have a mental block, or something. I have all the downloads and hot fixes already installed via Windows Update and Microsoft Update. I can't go back and "collect" them and slipstream them? If I have to start from scratch, though, I'm willing to do that. Regardless, where are the updates? Where are they to add to the nLite Hotfixes and Update Packs window? Thanks!

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    bds_1959

    I seem to have found the files in C:\Windows\System32\CatRoot\{F...}, BUT, when I use nLite and browse to tat folder, nothing shows. I created a "hold" folder in My Documents, and copied all the files - still nothing shows - nLite is asking for specific file extensions - what am I missing???

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    OH Smeg

    You need the install files which you have to download from the Microsoft Download center here

    http://www.microsoft .com/en-us/download/security.aspx?q=security&fs=producttype~%255eUpdate%2524

    What you have is a list of the installed files but not the actual installer. M$ have changed their Download page as well but in the past you downloaded the KB XXXXXX of each update and kept that in a separate folder. Well at least that's the way that I did them.

    Col

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    TheChas

    You really can't package many of the Windows updates in a slipstream because they are registry or policy settings changes and have to be installed.

    What I do, is go to the Microsoft Download Center once a week and manually download all of the updates I need for the systems I support.

    http://www.microsoft. com/en-us/download/search.aspx?q=t*&p=0&r=10&t=&s=availabledate~Descending

    Just the updates for Windows XP SP3 are over 700 MB.
    Add in Media Player, .Net, and other useful redistributable Microsoft items and you can start to fill a DVD.

    One method to stay on top of Security Updates and to get links to some updates that are not published is to subscribe to the Microsoft Security Bulletin.

    http://www.microsoft. com/technet/security/bulletin/notify.mspx

    There is also the Microsoft Update Catalog page where you can search for updates and download them.

    http://catalog.update.microsoft. com/v7/site/home.aspx

    Chas

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    88Fan

    http://www.wsusoffline.net/? - Works with a USB key, network share, or CD/DVD. Best bit is that it supports all current Microsoft OSes and Office so I can update it monthly and have the updates with me whenever and where ever I need them.

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    Who Am I Really

    basically:
    you build a base system,
    installing windows as usual
    installing only the necessary drivers to get it running
    set windows update to download & notify
    and plug into the network
    go have a coffee or nap or something while the system retrieves the updates
    once the updates are downloaded
    install manually in as close as possible to the original release order
    and you'll have a system ready to deploy

    Following that you can use various means to strip the existing drivers to make the image bare metal ready eg. Sysprep or other backup imaging tools that have "bare metal recovery" functionality

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    OH Smeg

    You need to know what you want and download them from the Microsoft Download Center.

    The easy bit is Slipstreaming the lot together including any specific Drivers you may need for your individual workstation/s.

    You can use nLite available free here to make the Slipstreamed Install Disc

    http://www.nliteos .com/download.html

    and the directions for use are here

    http://www.nliteos .com/guide/
    remember to remove the space from between nliteos and the .com for a working link.

    Col

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    bds_1959

    Thanks, Col - I'll give it a try and see what happens...

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    bds_1959

    OK - here's where I get lost, of have a mental block, or something. I have all the downloads and hot fixes already installed via Windows Update and Microsoft Update. I can't go back and "collect" them and slipstream them? If I have to start from scratch, though, I'm willing to do that. Regardless, where are the updates? Where are they to add to the nLite Hotfixes and Update Packs window? Thanks!

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    bds_1959

    I seem to have found the files in C:\Windows\System32\CatRoot\{F...}, BUT, when I use nLite and browse to tat folder, nothing shows. I created a "hold" folder in My Documents, and copied all the files - still nothing shows - nLite is asking for specific file extensions - what am I missing???

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    OH Smeg

    You need the install files which you have to download from the Microsoft Download center here

    http://www.microsoft .com/en-us/download/security.aspx?q=security&fs=producttype~%255eUpdate%2524

    What you have is a list of the installed files but not the actual installer. M$ have changed their Download page as well but in the past you downloaded the KB XXXXXX of each update and kept that in a separate folder. Well at least that's the way that I did them.

    Col

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    TheChas

    You really can't package many of the Windows updates in a slipstream because they are registry or policy settings changes and have to be installed.

    What I do, is go to the Microsoft Download Center once a week and manually download all of the updates I need for the systems I support.

    http://www.microsoft. com/en-us/download/search.aspx?q=t*&p=0&r=10&t=&s=availabledate~Descending

    Just the updates for Windows XP SP3 are over 700 MB.
    Add in Media Player, .Net, and other useful redistributable Microsoft items and you can start to fill a DVD.

    One method to stay on top of Security Updates and to get links to some updates that are not published is to subscribe to the Microsoft Security Bulletin.

    http://www.microsoft. com/technet/security/bulletin/notify.mspx

    There is also the Microsoft Update Catalog page where you can search for updates and download them.

    http://catalog.update.microsoft. com/v7/site/home.aspx

    Chas

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    88Fan

    http://www.wsusoffline.net/? - Works with a USB key, network share, or CD/DVD. Best bit is that it supports all current Microsoft OSes and Office so I can update it monthly and have the updates with me whenever and where ever I need them.

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    Who Am I Really

    basically:
    you build a base system,
    installing windows as usual
    installing only the necessary drivers to get it running
    set windows update to download & notify
    and plug into the network
    go have a coffee or nap or something while the system retrieves the updates
    once the updates are downloaded
    install manually in as close as possible to the original release order
    and you'll have a system ready to deploy

    Following that you can use various means to strip the existing drivers to make the image bare metal ready eg. Sysprep or other backup imaging tools that have "bare metal recovery" functionality