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Slipstreaming Problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Grandad, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Grandad

    Grandad Flightless Bird

    Hi
    In the past I have sucessfully slipstreamed windows xp home from the
    original cd to SP2 and it all works OK. However I have just slipstreamed
    from the original cd to SP3 and when I use it to reinstall XP it starts up
    as you expect, loads the usuall instaltion files and goes to reboot.
    Leaving the cd in the drive it just goes around and does it all again. Take
    the cd out at this stage it asks for the cd and continues as you would
    expect. Whats going on? Another question is do you have to slipstream in
    stages? For example from the original cd to SP2 to SP3 or original cd
    straight to SP3. I have read a lot on net but its not clear. I do hope
    someone can help.
    Regards
    Grandad
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Grandad wrote:
    > In the past I have sucessfully slipstreamed windows xp home from the
    > original cd to SP2 and it all works OK. However I have just
    > slipstreamed from the original cd to SP3 and when I use it to
    > reinstall XP it starts up as you expect, loads the usuall
    > instaltion files and goes to reboot. Leaving the cd in the drive it
    > just goes around and does it all again. Take the cd out at this
    > stage it asks for the cd and continues as you would expect. Whats
    > going on? Another question is do you have to slipstream in stages?
    > For example from the original cd to SP2 to SP3 or original cd
    > straight to SP3. I have read a lot on net but its not clear. I do
    > hope someone can help.


    Don't "Press any key to boot from CD" during the process except the first
    time.

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  3. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Shenan Stanley wrote:
    > Grandad wrote:
    >> In the past I have sucessfully slipstreamed windows xp home from the
    >> original cd to SP2 and it all works OK. However I have just
    >> slipstreamed from the original cd to SP3 and when I use it to
    >> reinstall XP it starts up as you expect, loads the usuall
    >> instaltion files and goes to reboot. Leaving the cd in the drive it
    >> just goes around and does it all again. Take the cd out at this
    >> stage it asks for the cd and continues as you would expect. Whats
    >> going on? Another question is do you have to slipstream in stages?
    >> For example from the original cd to SP2 to SP3 or original cd
    >> straight to SP3. I have read a lot on net but its not clear. I do
    >> hope someone can help.

    >
    > Don't "Press any key to boot from CD" during the process except the
    > first time.


    Agreed. :)

    Furthermore, slipstreaming need not be done in stages. You can go
    directly to SP3 if you wish, even from "Gold." See:

    http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp3_cd_final.htm
     
  4. Grandad

    Grandad Flightless Bird

    Thank you Shenan and Daave your help.

    I think I have found the "Boot" problem. The machine was set to boot from
    CD then HD so I'm going to try the install again.

    I'm pleased to be able to go straight SP3. The system is showing SP3 but is
    it reasonable to have in excess of 60 updates to still download? If so can
    they also be included in the Slipstream?

    Thanks Again
    Grandad


    "Grandad" <mick@sherwooditsolutions.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:ek%23zFMyqKHA.3848@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Hi
    > In the past I have sucessfully slipstreamed windows xp home from the
    > original cd to SP2 and it all works OK. However I have just slipstreamed
    > from the original cd to SP3 and when I use it to reinstall XP it starts up
    > as you expect, loads the usuall instaltion files and goes to reboot.
    > Leaving the cd in the drive it just goes around and does it all again.
    > Take the cd out at this stage it asks for the cd and continues as you
    > would expect. Whats going on? Another question is do you have to
    > slipstream in stages? For example from the original cd to SP2 to SP3 or
    > original cd straight to SP3. I have read a lot on net but its not clear.
    > I do hope someone can help.
    > Regards
    > Grandad
    >
     
  5. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Grandad wrote:
    > Thank you Shenan and Daave your help.
    >
    > I think I have found the "Boot" problem. The machine was set to
    > boot from CD then HD so I'm going to try the install again.
    >
    > I'm pleased to be able to go straight SP3. The system is showing
    > SP3 but is it reasonable to have in excess of 60 updates to still
    > download? If so can they also be included in the Slipstream?


    First - if you aren't doing this in a business environment (even if you
    are - it's time to consider not using XP anymore) my suggestion would be to
    not worry with all this slipstreaming, etc. Get an imaging utility, install
    Windows XP base the way you want it - and updated - make an image and keep
    it around for when things go wrong and you need to start over. Combine that
    with your regular backup routine and you have what you need to quickly
    restore the computer to a working/clean state with only the stuff your
    concerned with on the system.

    Second - what you discovered should not have to be changed. The system (as
    it was set with CD first) should come up and the Windows XP CD should ask
    you each time to "Press any key to boot from CD..." and as long as you do
    not press a key, you don't boot from the Windows XP CD - no matter what your
    BIOS settings are - unless you have removed that somehow - which is not done
    by integrating the service pack using the native Microsoft tools.

    Last - yes - you can integrate many post-SP3 patches as well as SP3. the
    /integrate switch works with MANY updates release by Microsoft for Windows
    XP. If you went the third party route to do the integration, nLite can
    integrate patches as well.

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  6. Grandad

    Grandad Flightless Bird

    Thank you Shenan

    Do I have to download all the individual updates from Microsoft and how do I
    intergrate them?

    Again many thanks
    Grandad.

    "Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:-OypWIwyqKHA.5116@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Grandad wrote:
    >> Thank you Shenan and Daave your help.
    >>
    >> I think I have found the "Boot" problem. The machine was set to
    >> boot from CD then HD so I'm going to try the install again.
    >>
    >> I'm pleased to be able to go straight SP3. The system is showing
    >> SP3 but is it reasonable to have in excess of 60 updates to still
    >> download? If so can they also be included in the Slipstream?

    >
    > First - if you aren't doing this in a business environment (even if you
    > are - it's time to consider not using XP anymore) my suggestion would be
    > to not worry with all this slipstreaming, etc. Get an imaging utility,
    > install Windows XP base the way you want it - and updated - make an image
    > and keep it around for when things go wrong and you need to start over.
    > Combine that with your regular backup routine and you have what you need
    > to quickly restore the computer to a working/clean state with only the
    > stuff your concerned with on the system.
    >
    > Second - what you discovered should not have to be changed. The system
    > (as it was set with CD first) should come up and the Windows XP CD should
    > ask you each time to "Press any key to boot from CD..." and as long as you
    > do not press a key, you don't boot from the Windows XP CD - no matter what
    > your BIOS settings are - unless you have removed that somehow - which is
    > not done by integrating the service pack using the native Microsoft tools.
    >
    > Last - yes - you can integrate many post-SP3 patches as well as SP3. the
    > /integrate switch works with MANY updates release by Microsoft for Windows
    > XP. If you went the third party route to do the integration, nLite can
    > integrate patches as well.
    >
    > --
    > Shenan Stanley
    > MS-MVP
    > --
    > How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    >
     
  7. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Grandad wrote:
    > In the past I have sucessfully slipstreamed windows xp home from the
    > original cd to SP2 and it all works OK. However I have just
    > slipstreamed from the original cd to SP3 and when I use it to
    > reinstall XP it starts up as you expect, loads the usuall
    > instaltion files and goes to reboot. Leaving the cd in the drive it
    > just goes around and does it all again. Take the cd out at this
    > stage it asks for the cd and continues as you would expect. Whats
    > going on? Another question is do you have to slipstream in stages?
    > For example from the original cd to SP2 to SP3 or original cd
    > straight to SP3. I have read a lot on net but its not clear. I do
    > hope someone can help.


    <wondering about the stuff being replied to? so is everyone else.>
    <OP replied to themselves and referred to the other replies.>
    <no worries - archives are wonderful things.>

    <archived entire conversation>
    http://groups.google.com/group/micr...p.general/browse_frm/thread/e33f91160462ed3a/
    </archived entire conversation>

    Grandad wrote:
    > Thank you Shenan and Daave your help.
    >
    > I think I have found the "Boot" problem. The machine was set to
    > boot from CD then HD so I'm going to try the install again.
    >
    > I'm pleased to be able to go straight SP3. The system is showing
    > SP3 but is it reasonable to have in excess of 60 updates to still
    > download? If so can they also be included in the Slipstream?


    Shenan Stanley wrote:
    > First - if you aren't doing this in a business environment (even if
    > you are - it's time to consider not using XP anymore) my suggestion
    > would be to not worry with all this slipstreaming, etc. Get an
    > imaging utility, install Windows XP base the way you want it - and
    > updated - make an image and keep it around for when things go wrong
    > and you need to start over. Combine that with your regular backup
    > routine and you have what you need to quickly restore the computer
    > to a working/clean state with only the stuff your concerned with on
    > the system.
    > Second - what you discovered should not have to be changed. The
    > system (as it was set with CD first) should come up and the Windows
    > XP CD should ask you each time to "Press any key to boot from
    > CD..." and as long as you do not press a key, you don't boot from
    > the Windows XP CD - no matter what your BIOS settings are - unless
    > you have removed that somehow - which is not done by integrating
    > the service pack using the native Microsoft tools.
    > Last - yes - you can integrate many post-SP3 patches as well as
    > SP3. the /integrate switch works with MANY updates release by
    > Microsoft for Windows XP. If you went the third party route to do
    > the integration, nLite can integrate patches as well.


    Grandad wrote:
    > Thank you Shenan
    >
    > Do I have to download all the individual updates from Microsoft and
    > how do I intergrate them?


    You do have to download the updates you want to integrate.

    How did you integrate SP3? Same procedure for each update. ;-)
    The /integrate switch or nLite or various other third party products..

    Many people utilize tools like AutoStreamer or nLite to intgrate/slipstream
    updates into the installation media. nLite (I believe) has a way/hack that
    'integrates' Internet Explorer 7 - but to be honest, _I_ would not do that.

    Getting the updates - that is fairly simple.

    One way...

    You can see the critical (security and other) patches released for a given
    month using the following:

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms##-***.mspx

    At the end of this line you see "ms##-***.mspx" .. If you simply replace ##
    with the two-digit year and the *** with the three character month
    abbreviation, you will see the list of "critical" and "important" patches
    for that month (since it only happens once a month usually, if you check by
    the second Tuesday (wait until afternoon) of each month - you should be
    fine) - note that future months will not work - although they may have an
    "Advance Notification for" in place when the actual time approaches.

    Example:

    November 2009
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-nov.mspx


    Another way...

    Windows Updates Downloader
    http://www.windowsupdatesdownloader.com/


    Another way...

    Security updates are available on ISO-9660 DVD5 image files from the
    Microsoft Download Center
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913086


    The second is truly the easiest for most people. Most of the updates you
    can get have an /integrate switch. Pretty much the same way you do the
    service packs.

    Although many people use the nlite/autostreamer and other similar tools - I
    stick with the original.

    Copy the installation CD files to a directory on a Windows XP system (I
    prefer doing the integration on a working system of the same version,
    although it is not usually necessary...) - preferably a short path like
    "C:/WinXP". Downloading the full latest service pack and the patches I want
    to integrate using one of the methods above and putting them all into a
    different (but short as well) path like "C:/XPPatch" - no sub-directories.

    Integrating the service pack first - in this case, given what I have, the
    command would be:

    "C:/XPPatch\WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe" /integrate:C:/WinXP

    and after some time, it would be done.

    Then I would integrate the other patches that I could. There would be
    *quite a few* updates, so I could either do them one-by-one using this
    command with the appropriate substitutions...

    "C:/XPPatch\WindowsXP-KB??????-x86-enu.exe" /integrate:C:/WinXP

    Or I could create a batch script to run through and do them for me:

    <start batch script here - copy below this line>

    set sourcedir=C:/WinXP
    set patchdir=C:/XPPatch

    for %%U in (%patchdir%\WindowsXP-KB??????-x86-enu.exe) DO (
    if not exist %svcpackdir%\%%U (
    @ECHO Now integrating %%U . . .
    @ECHO.
    start /wait %%U /integrate:%sourcedir%
    )
    )

    @ECHO Windows XP Updates Integrated into your Installation Media.
    @ECHO Burn your new media.
    <end batch script here - copy above this line>

    And running that would integrate the majority of the available patches and
    automatically integrate them - only pausing for me to click OK on each of
    the patches "Success" or "Failure" messages. You could make it silent with
    a little modification.

    The reason it cannot get them all is that some patches do not integrate and
    some do not use the same naming scheme (although you could rename them so
    they do...)

    I then use BBIE (Bart's Boot Image Extractor) to take the 'boot image' off
    the original Windows XP CD and save it to a file so I can burn a bootable
    Windows XP CD with the integrations I have made. Depending on what CD
    burning software or ISO creation software you use - the instructions can
    differ a bit here... This part is important when burning to CD: Set Load
    segment of sectors (hex) to 0000 and set Number of loaded sectors to 4. Or
    at least that is something I always remember.

    That's just the way I have done it - even though I have used the other
    methods, I find that one the most reliable.

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  8. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:-OBWP9cyqKHA.5940@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    Daave <daave@example.com> typed:
    > Shenan Stanley wrote:
    >> Grandad wrote:
    >>> In the past I have sucessfully slipstreamed windows xp home from the
    >>> original cd to SP2 and it all works OK. However I have just
    >>> slipstreamed from the original cd to SP3 and when I use it to
    >>> reinstall XP it starts up as you expect, loads the usuall
    >>> instaltion files and goes to reboot. Leaving the cd in the drive it
    >>> just goes around and does it all again. Take the cd out at this
    >>> stage it asks for the cd and continues as you would expect. Whats
    >>> going on? Another question is do you have to slipstream in stages?
    >>> For example from the original cd to SP2 to SP3 or original cd
    >>> straight to SP3. I have read a lot on net but its not clear. I do
    >>> hope someone can help.

    >>
    >> Don't "Press any key to boot from CD" during the process except the
    >> first time.

    >
    > Agreed. :)
    >
    > Furthermore, slipstreaming need not be done in stages. You can go
    > directly to SP3 if you wish, even from "Gold." See:
    >
    > http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp3_cd_final.htm


    That tutorial was done on SP2 if you noticed. MS has said from day one of
    SP3 that 1 or 2 must be there to get a smooth install. He does allude to
    workarounds but ... I'm not so sure they'll work.
    Using Microsoft's prequisites and methods articles is the easiest way to
    get the process straight. Seems like a lot of work to me though, just to
    avoid putting 2 CDs into the optical drive. And then you still have all the
    updates since SP3 came out, with more coming every couple of weeks.

    HTH,

    Twayne





    --
    --
    Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered
    through personal experience does not become a
    part of the moral tissue.
     
  9. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Grandad wrote:
    > In the past I have sucessfully slipstreamed windows xp home from the
    > original cd to SP2 and it all works OK. However I have just
    > slipstreamed from the original cd to SP3 and when I use it to
    > reinstall XP it starts up as you expect, loads the usuall
    > instaltion files and goes to reboot. Leaving the cd in the drive it
    > just goes around and does it all again. Take the cd out at this
    > stage it asks for the cd and continues as you would expect. Whats
    > going on? Another question is do you have to slipstream in stages?
    > For example from the original cd to SP2 to SP3 or original cd
    > straight to SP3. I have read a lot on net but its not clear. I do
    > hope someone can help.


    Shenan Stanley wrote:
    > Don't "Press any key to boot from CD" during the process except the
    > first time.


    Daave wrote:
    > Agreed. :)
    >
    > Furthermore, slipstreaming need not be done in stages. You can go
    > directly to SP3 if you wish, even from "Gold." See:
    >
    > http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp3_cd_final.htm


    Twayne wrote:
    > That tutorial was done on SP2 if you noticed. MS has said from day
    > one of SP3 that 1 or 2 must be there to get a smooth install. He
    > does allude to workarounds but ... I'm not so sure they'll work.
    > Using Microsoft's prequisites and methods articles is the easiest
    > way to get the process straight. Seems like a lot of work to me
    > though, just to avoid putting 2 CDs into the optical drive. And
    > then you still have all the updates since SP3 came out, with more
    > coming every couple of weeks.


    SP1/2 is required to install SP3 onto a working/installed Windows XP system.
    SP1/2 is *not* required to slipstream/integrate SP3 into the installation
    media.

    Been there - done that. Windows XP RTM CD (no service packs) to Windows XP
    SP3 CD (integrated SP3).
    (Also have done SP1 and SP2 CDs to SP3 - no issues.)

    And integrating service packs and patches into Windows XP is not that hard,
    made even simpler with things like AutoStreamer and nLite - actually taking
    less time to integrate and burn the new CD than it would to install and then
    install the service packs afterwards just once. Doing it more than once -
    then you have definitely saved time and effort.

    As I have said elsewhere though - you shouldn't be installing that much as a
    home user and if you are running a business and are needing to install this
    much, it is time to re-evaluate why and/or how.

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  10. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Twayne wrote:
    > In news:-OBWP9cyqKHA.5940@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    > Daave <daave@example.com> typed:
    >> Shenan Stanley wrote:
    >>> Grandad wrote:
    >>>> In the past I have sucessfully slipstreamed windows xp home from
    >>>> the original cd to SP2 and it all works OK. However I have just
    >>>> slipstreamed from the original cd to SP3 and when I use it to
    >>>> reinstall XP it starts up as you expect, loads the usuall
    >>>> instaltion files and goes to reboot. Leaving the cd in the drive it
    >>>> just goes around and does it all again. Take the cd out at this
    >>>> stage it asks for the cd and continues as you would expect. Whats
    >>>> going on? Another question is do you have to slipstream in stages?
    >>>> For example from the original cd to SP2 to SP3 or original cd
    >>>> straight to SP3. I have read a lot on net but its not clear. I do
    >>>> hope someone can help.
    >>>
    >>> Don't "Press any key to boot from CD" during the process except the
    >>> first time.

    >>
    >> Agreed. :)
    >>
    >> Furthermore, slipstreaming need not be done in stages. You can go
    >> directly to SP3 if you wish, even from "Gold." See:
    >>
    >> http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp3_cd_final.htm

    >
    > That tutorial was done on SP2 if you noticed.


    Yes, I certainly noticed that. I was referring specifically to this bit:

    "That is not to say you can't use a Gold Edition CD as the basis for a
    slipstreamed CD. That is certainly possible, and it does install without
    problems as far as I can tell, but you will have to enter the product
    key during the installation procedure rather than have the option to
    defer entering it until after installation is complete."

    > MS has said from day
    > one of SP3 that 1 or 2 must be there to get a smooth install. He does
    > allude to workarounds but ... I'm not so sure they'll work.


    It works. Try it yourself if you want to verify this from first-hand
    experience.

    > Using Microsoft's prequisites and methods articles is the easiest
    > way to get the process straight. Seems like a lot of work to me
    > though, just to avoid putting 2 CDs into the optical drive. And then
    > you still have all the updates since SP3 came out, with more coming
    > every couple of weeks.


    It's good for thos who want to be able to perform a Repair Install or
    run Recovery Console. But I think a much better strategy is to regularly
    image the hard drive.
     
  11. Grandad

    Grandad Flightless Bird

    Thank you everyone, following your advice I now have sucessfully created a
    CD.


    "Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:-OMcQj9yqKHA.5116@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Grandad wrote:
    >> In the past I have sucessfully slipstreamed windows xp home from the
    >> original cd to SP2 and it all works OK. However I have just
    >> slipstreamed from the original cd to SP3 and when I use it to
    >> reinstall XP it starts up as you expect, loads the usuall
    >> instaltion files and goes to reboot. Leaving the cd in the drive it
    >> just goes around and does it all again. Take the cd out at this
    >> stage it asks for the cd and continues as you would expect. Whats
    >> going on? Another question is do you have to slipstream in stages?
    >> For example from the original cd to SP2 to SP3 or original cd
    >> straight to SP3. I have read a lot on net but its not clear. I do
    >> hope someone can help.

    >
    > <wondering about the stuff being replied to? so is everyone else.>
    > <OP replied to themselves and referred to the other replies.>
    > <no worries - archives are wonderful things.>
    >
    > <archived entire conversation>
    > http://groups.google.com/group/micr...p.general/browse_frm/thread/e33f91160462ed3a/
    > </archived entire conversation>
    >
    > Grandad wrote:
    >> Thank you Shenan and Daave your help.
    >>
    >> I think I have found the "Boot" problem. The machine was set to
    >> boot from CD then HD so I'm going to try the install again.
    >>
    >> I'm pleased to be able to go straight SP3. The system is showing
    >> SP3 but is it reasonable to have in excess of 60 updates to still
    >> download? If so can they also be included in the Slipstream?

    >
    > Shenan Stanley wrote:
    >> First - if you aren't doing this in a business environment (even if
    >> you are - it's time to consider not using XP anymore) my suggestion
    >> would be to not worry with all this slipstreaming, etc. Get an
    >> imaging utility, install Windows XP base the way you want it - and
    >> updated - make an image and keep it around for when things go wrong
    >> and you need to start over. Combine that with your regular backup
    >> routine and you have what you need to quickly restore the computer
    >> to a working/clean state with only the stuff your concerned with on
    >> the system.
    >> Second - what you discovered should not have to be changed. The
    >> system (as it was set with CD first) should come up and the Windows
    >> XP CD should ask you each time to "Press any key to boot from
    >> CD..." and as long as you do not press a key, you don't boot from
    >> the Windows XP CD - no matter what your BIOS settings are - unless
    >> you have removed that somehow - which is not done by integrating
    >> the service pack using the native Microsoft tools.
    >> Last - yes - you can integrate many post-SP3 patches as well as
    >> SP3. the /integrate switch works with MANY updates release by
    >> Microsoft for Windows XP. If you went the third party route to do
    >> the integration, nLite can integrate patches as well.

    >
    > Grandad wrote:
    >> Thank you Shenan
    >>
    >> Do I have to download all the individual updates from Microsoft and
    >> how do I intergrate them?

    >
    > You do have to download the updates you want to integrate.
    >
    > How did you integrate SP3? Same procedure for each update. ;-)
    > The /integrate switch or nLite or various other third party products..
    >
    > Many people utilize tools like AutoStreamer or nLite to
    > intgrate/slipstream
    > updates into the installation media. nLite (I believe) has a way/hack that
    > 'integrates' Internet Explorer 7 - but to be honest, _I_ would not do
    > that.
    >
    > Getting the updates - that is fairly simple.
    >
    > One way...
    >
    > You can see the critical (security and other) patches released for a given
    > month using the following:
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms##-***.mspx
    >
    > At the end of this line you see "ms##-***.mspx" .. If you simply replace
    > ##
    > with the two-digit year and the *** with the three character month
    > abbreviation, you will see the list of "critical" and "important" patches
    > for that month (since it only happens once a month usually, if you check
    > by
    > the second Tuesday (wait until afternoon) of each month - you should be
    > fine) - note that future months will not work - although they may have an
    > "Advance Notification for" in place when the actual time approaches.
    >
    > Example:
    >
    > November 2009
    > http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-nov.mspx
    >
    >
    > Another way...
    >
    > Windows Updates Downloader
    > http://www.windowsupdatesdownloader.com/
    >
    >
    > Another way...
    >
    > Security updates are available on ISO-9660 DVD5 image files from the
    > Microsoft Download Center
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913086
    >
    >
    > The second is truly the easiest for most people. Most of the updates you
    > can get have an /integrate switch. Pretty much the same way you do the
    > service packs.
    >
    > Although many people use the nlite/autostreamer and other similar tools -
    > I
    > stick with the original.
    >
    > Copy the installation CD files to a directory on a Windows XP system (I
    > prefer doing the integration on a working system of the same version,
    > although it is not usually necessary...) - preferably a short path like
    > "C:/WinXP". Downloading the full latest service pack and the patches I
    > want
    > to integrate using one of the methods above and putting them all into a
    > different (but short as well) path like "C:/XPPatch" - no sub-directories.
    >
    > Integrating the service pack first - in this case, given what I have, the
    > command would be:
    >
    > "C:/XPPatch\WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe" /integrate:C:/WinXP
    >
    > and after some time, it would be done.
    >
    > Then I would integrate the other patches that I could. There would be
    > *quite a few* updates, so I could either do them one-by-one using this
    > command with the appropriate substitutions...
    >
    > "C:/XPPatch\WindowsXP-KB??????-x86-enu.exe" /integrate:C:/WinXP
    >
    > Or I could create a batch script to run through and do them for me:
    >
    > <start batch script here - copy below this line>
    >
    > set sourcedir=C:/WinXP
    > set patchdir=C:/XPPatch
    >
    > for %%U in (%patchdir%\WindowsXP-KB??????-x86-enu.exe) DO (
    > if not exist %svcpackdir%\%%U (
    > @ECHO Now integrating %%U . . .
    > @ECHO.
    > start /wait %%U /integrate:%sourcedir%
    > )
    > )
    >
    > @ECHO Windows XP Updates Integrated into your Installation Media.
    > @ECHO Burn your new media.
    > <end batch script here - copy above this line>
    >
    > And running that would integrate the majority of the available patches and
    > automatically integrate them - only pausing for me to click OK on each of
    > the patches "Success" or "Failure" messages. You could make it silent with
    > a little modification.
    >
    > The reason it cannot get them all is that some patches do not integrate
    > and
    > some do not use the same naming scheme (although you could rename them so
    > they do...)
    >
    > I then use BBIE (Bart's Boot Image Extractor) to take the 'boot image' off
    > the original Windows XP CD and save it to a file so I can burn a bootable
    > Windows XP CD with the integrations I have made. Depending on what CD
    > burning software or ISO creation software you use - the instructions can
    > differ a bit here... This part is important when burning to CD: Set Load
    > segment of sectors (hex) to 0000 and set Number of loaded sectors to 4. Or
    > at least that is something I always remember.
    >
    > That's just the way I have done it - even though I have used the other
    > methods, I find that one the most reliable.
    >
    > --
    > Shenan Stanley
    > MS-MVP
    > --
    > How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    >
     

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