Slipstreaming Windows XP Service Pack 3 into a Bootable Windows XP Install CD

In this blog post, I will describe how to slipstream or integrate Windows XP Service Pack 3 with a Windows XP Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2 CD. Windows XP RTM CD is not officially supported by Microsoft when integrating with Windows XP Service Pack 3. If you would like to integrate your Windows XP RTM CD or Windows XP Service Pack 1 CD with Windows XP Service Pack 2 then refer to "Slipstreaming Service Pack 2 into a Bootable Windows XP CD" for instructions.

One of the benefits of slipstreaming Windows XP Service Pack 3 into a bootable Windows XP CD is being able to reinstall Windows XP without the need to download and install SP3 from Windows Update afterwards. All Windows XP system files will updated to the Service Pack 3 level. Your computer will still need updates to be fully patched. Visit Microsoft Update to check your PC for Critical and Important updates. If you experience any problems with Microsoft Security updates then please call Microsoft support for help. There will be no charge for support on Security Updates.

Microsoft has set up newsgroups for self-support. If you need help for Security updates or any other updates that is issued by Microsoft then please visit the Windows Update newsgroup at using your newsreader news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windowsupdate.

NOTE

To enlarge the images, simply click on the images you would like to view. With Internet Explorer 7, you can right-click on the image to select Open in New Tab.

What I Used

What I Did

  1. Create a folder called WinXP in the root of the system drive, C:\WinXP.
  2. Create four folders called BOOT, CD, ISO, and SP3 in the WinXP folder, C:\WinXP\BOOT, C:\WinXP\CD, C:\WinXP\ISO, and c:\WinXP\SP3.

  3. Copy Windows XP Service Pack 1 or Windows XP Service Pack 2 CD to C:\WinXP\CDfolder or use the following command assuming your CD Drive is letter D.

    xcopy d:\*.* c:\WinXP\CD /H /E

  4. Download Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Package from Microsoft to c:\WinXP\SP3 folder.

    NOTE

    The Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Package is quite large to download. You may want to use BitsAdmin.exe to download the install file without worries of being disconnected during the download. If you are going to use BitsAdmin.exe to download Windows XP Service Pack 3 then use the instructions further down this blog post.

     

  5. Slipstream or integrate Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Package to C:\WinXP\CD by using the following command:

    C:\WinXp\SP3\WINDOWSXP-KB936929-SP3-X86-ENU.exe /integrate:C:\WinXP\CD

  6. Open UltraISO and insert your Windows XP Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2 CD into your CD Drive. On the Menu Bar, select Bootable then Extract Boot File from CD/DVD…. Click , name the file BootFile, and save it to C:\WinXP\BOOTfolder.

  7. Click Make. A message box should appear stating "Boot image file extracted successfully!". Click OK then Close.
  8. On the File menu for UltraISO, select File > New > Bootable CD/DVD Image. Select the extracted boot file named BootFile located in C:\WinXP\BOOT. Click Open.
  9. In the bottom left window pane for UltraISO, select C:\WinXP\CD.

  10. In the bottom right window pane for UltraISO, select all of the contents. To do this, simply right-click in the bottom right window pane and select Select All. Click Add to add all the contents in the bottom right window pane of UltraISO.

  11. In the top left window pane for UltraISO, rename the ISO image by selecting the ISO name to select Rename. Rename the ISO Image to what you like.

  12. Now save the ISO image to C:\WinXP\ISO. To do this, go to the File menu and select Save. Type in your ISO file name and save to C:\WinXP\ISO.
  13. You can now burn the ISO image to a blank CD using your favorite CD Burner software or using UltraISO like I did. Open UltraISO, go to the File menu to select Open…. Navigate to C:\WinXP\ISO to select the ISO image we have created.
  14. Insert a blank CD into your CD / DVD burner.
  15. Click the Burn CD/DVD Image button on the toolbar for UltraISO.

  16. A Burn Image should appear, click Burn to starting the burning process.

  17. Congratulations, you have made a Bootable Windows XP Service Pack 3 CD with your Windows XP Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2 CD.

NOTE

To enlarge the images, simply click on the images you would like to view. With Internet Explorer 7, you can right-click on the image to select Open in New Tab.

Download Windows XP SP3 Network Package using BitsAdmin (Optional)

  1. Download and install Windows XP SP2 Support Tools.
  2. Open a Command Prompt Window (Start > Run > cmd.exe) and type:

    bitsadmin /Create /Download SP3Job
     

    NOTE

    This creates a download job called SP3Job.

     

  3. Type:

    bitsadmin /AddFile SP3Job http://download.microsoft.com/download/d/3/0/d30e32d8-418a-469d-b600-f32ce3edf42d/WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe C:\WinXP\SP3\WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe

    NOTE

    Adds the Windows XP SP3 Network Package to SP2Job.

  4. Type:

    bitsadmin /Resume SP3Job

    NOTE

    Starts the download for SP3Job.

  5. Type:

    bitsadmin /GetState SP3Job

    NOTE

    If GetState returns TRANSFERRED then the SP3Job is finished transferring the bits and you can continue with Step 6.

  6. Type:

    bitsadmin /complete SP3Job

    NOTE

    Completes the SP3Job

Some other switches which may interest you.
  • bitsadmin /GetBytesTotal SP3Job   [NOTE: Checks how many bytes are for the SP3Job]
  • bitsadmin /GetBytesTransferred SP3Job  [NOTE: Checks how much bytes have been transferred for the SP3Job]
  • bitsadmin /cancel SP3Job  [NOTE: Cancels the SP3Job]
  • bitsadmin /Suspend  [NOTE: Pause the SP3Job. Use ‘bitsadmin /Resume SP3Job‘ to resume the SP3Job.

Platforms Tested

  • Microsoft Windows XP Editions x86 Versions
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Edited: May 13, 2012

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Slipstreaming Service Pack 2 into a Bootable Windows XP CD

In this blog post, I will describe how to slipstream or integrate Windows XP Service Pack 2 into a Windows XP RTM or Service Pack 1 CD.

One of the benefits of slipstreaming Windows XP Service Pack 2 into a bootable Windows XP CD is being able to reinstall Windows XP without the need to download and install SP2 from Windows Update afterwards. All Windows XP system files will updated to the Service Pack 2 level. Your computer will still need updates to be fully patched. Visit Microsoft Update to check your PC for Critical and Important updates. If you experience any problems with Microsoft Security updates then please call Microsoft support for help. There will be no charge for support on Security Updates.

Microsoft has set up newsgroups for self-support. If you need help for Security updates or any other updates that is issued by Microsoft then please visit the Windows Update newsgroup at using your newsreader news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windowsupdate.

NOTE

To enlarge the images, simply click on the images you would like to view. With Internet Explorer 7, you can right-click on the image to select Open in New Tab.

What I Used

What I Did

  1. Create a folder called WinXP in the root of the system drive, C:\WinXP.
  2. Create four folders called BOOT, CD, ISO, and SP2 in the WinXP folder, C:\WinXP\BOOT, C:\WinXP\CD, C:\WinXP\ISO, and c:\WinXP\SP2.

     

  3. Copy your original Windows XP CD to C:\WinXP\SP2 folder or use the following command assuming your CD Drive is letter D.

    xcopy d:\*.* c:\WinXP\CD /H /E

  4. Download Windows XP Service Pack 2 Network Package Microsoft to c:\WinXP\SP2 folder.NOTE: The Windows XP Service Pack 2 Network Package is quite large to download. You may want to use BitsAdmin.exe to download the install file without worries of being disconnected during the download. If you are going to use BitsAdmin.exe to download Windows XP Service Pack 2 then use the instructions further down this blog post.
  5. Slipstream or integrate Windows XP Service Pack 2 Network Package to C:\WinXP\CD by using the following command:

    C:\WinXp\SP2\WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe /integrate:C:\WinXP\CD

  6. Open UltraISO and insert your Windows XP RTM or Service Pack 1 CD into your CD Drive. On the File menu, select Bootable then Extract Boot File from CD/DVD…. Click ,name the file BootFile, and save it to C:\WinXP\BOOT folder.

     

  7. Click Make. A message box should appear stating "Boot image file extracted successfully!". Click OK then Close.
  8. On the File menu for UltraISO, select File > New > Bootable CD/DVD Image. Select the extracted boot file named BootFile located in C:\WinXP\BOOT. Click Open.
  9. In the bottom left window pane for UltraISO, select C:\WinXP\CD.

     

  10. In the bottom right window pane for UltraISO, select all of the contents. To do this, simply right-click in the bottom right window pane and select Select All. Click Add to add all the contents in the bottom right window pane of UltraISO.

     

  11. In the top left window pane for UltraISO, rename the ISO image by selecting the ISO name to select Rename. Rename the ISO Image to what you like.

     

  12. Now save the ISO image to C:\WinXP\ISO. To do this, go to the File menu and select Save. Type in your ISO file name and save to C:\WinXP\ISO.
  13. You can now burn the ISO image to a blank CD using your favorite CD Burner software or using UltraISO like I did. Open UltraISO, go to the File menu to select Open…. Navigate to C:\WinXP\ISO to select the ISO image we have created.
  14. Insert a blank CD into your CD / DVD burner.
  15. Click the Burn CD/DVD Image button on the toolbar for UltraISO.

     

  16. A Burn Image should appear, click Burn to starting the burning process.

     

  17. Congratulations, you have made a Bootable Windows XP Service Pack 2 CD with your Windows XP RTM or Service Pack 1 CD.

NOTE

To enlarge the images, simply click on the images you would like to view. With Internet Explorer 7, you can right-click on the image to select Open in New Tab.

Download Windows XP SP2 Network Package using BitsAdmin (Optional)

  1. Download and install Windows XP SP2 Support Tools.
  2. Open a Command Prompt Window (Start > Run > cmd.exe) and type:

    bitsadmin /Create /Download SP2Job
     

    NOTE

    This creates a download job called SP2Job.

     

  3. Type:

    bitsadmin /AddFile SP2Job http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/6/5/165b076b-aaa9-443d-84f0-73cf11fdcdf8/WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe C:\WinXP\SP2\WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe

    NOTE

    Adds the Windows XP SP2 Network Package to SP2Job.

  4. Type:

    bitsadmin /Resume SP2Job

    NOTE

    Starts the download for SP2Job.

  5. Type:

    bitsadmin /GetState SP2Job

    NOTE

    If GetState returns TRANSFERRED then the SP2Job is finished transferring the bits and you can continue with Step 6.

  6. Type:

    bitsadmin /complete SP2Job

    NOTE

    Completes the SP2Job.

  7. Some other switches which may interest you.

    bitsadmin /GetBytesTotal SP2Job   [NOTE: Checks how many bytes are for the SP2Job]

    bitsadmin /GetBytesTransferred SP2Job  [NOTE: Checks how much bytes have been transferred for the SP2Job]

    bitsadmin /cancel SP2Job  [NOTE: Cancels the SP2Job]

    bitsadmin /Suspend  [NOTE: Pause the SP2 Job. Use ‘bitsadmin /Resume SP2Job‘ to resume the SP2Job.]

Platforms Tested

  • Microsoft Windows XP Editions x86 Versions
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Edited: May 11, 2012