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  • Slipstream SP3 over an OS Slipstreamed with SP2

    Back in the early days of slipstreaming, I remember reading somewhere that you could not slipstream twice over an OS. Meaning I couldn't Slipstream SP3 over an OS Slipstreamed with SP2.

    Is this still the case? If so, can someone provide documentation stating that? Like from MS.

    I have googled and have not found the "exact" wording that says you can't, nor that you can either.

    Much appreciated!

    Hewissa

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    Re: Slipstream SP3 over an OS Slipstreamed with SP2

    Slipstreaming a service pack into the Windows installation files shouldn't be affected by how many times you've done it. In fact, I would recommend going up one SP level at a time.

    Try it and see - you've got nothing to lose by trying, other than the cost of a blank CD.
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      Re: Slipstream SP3 over an OS Slipstreamed with SP2

      I slipstreamed SP1 onto XP Pro. I then slipstreamed SP2 onto the SP1 disk. Then, tadaaaaa, I put SP3 onto the SP2 disk. All works fine.

      Also suggest you use nLite (Google it) or http://www.petri.com/windows_2000_xp...pstreaming.htm Personally I use nLite as it is easier and a lot faster and allows you to preset other settings. (Location, Regional Settings, Keyboard, languages etc )
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        Re: Slipstream SP3 over an OS Slipstreamed with SP2

        Although nuhi does recommend not streaming a service pack on top of an already slipstreamed source, I believe.
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        Andy

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        • #5
          Re: Slipstream SP3 over an OS Slipstreamed with SP2

          Originally posted by AndyJG247 View Post
          Although nuhi does recommend not streaming a service pack on top of an already slipstreamed source, I believe.
          And here lies a problem. You have to have an original copy of XP laying around so you can slipstream each new SP when it is released. This isn't going to happen to people who purchased XP that already had SP1 or SP2 slipstreamed into it.

          Bit of a bummer eh.
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          2 2 was 1 2.
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            Re: Slipstream SP3 over an OS Slipstreamed with SP2

            It might not be recommended, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it can't be done. I'm curious though, any idea why they don't recommend it? Presumably because the technique was tested on gold copies of the OS and not on copies that had already been slipstreamed, so it's basically saying "you can do it, but we won't support it".

            Since slipstreaming essentially just replaces old versions of files with new ones, I can't really see why it'll cause a problem if you go up one step at a time.
            Gareth Howells

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