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  • Slipstreaming XP SP2

    In the past, I have had no problems with slipstreaming Windows 2000 of any variety.
    A friend, nameless, who has visited this site, cannot follow the instructions easily and asked me to run a slipstreaming operation for XP SP2. The instructions on this site are easy enough to follow as I have used them to update Office 2003, FP2003, OneNote2003, according to the instructions (although there are some/a few spelling and grammatical errors).
    However, since all of my computers are running NTFS and are one of Professional, Server or Advanced Server, I thought that this would not prevent me from slipstreaming XP SP2.
    What happens is that I copy the XP Pro i386 folder, ensure that it has any read only attributes removed, and then expand SP2 to its own folder. Both of these are successful.
    The error, reproducible on three machines, is the same:
    referring to update.exe
    The instruction at "0x00000000" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "read".

    Then the usual click on OK to terminate, click on CANCEL to debug.

    What I wonder is why this won't run on NTFS. Is it necessary to have it run on an XP machine?
    I have never had a problem similar to this before this, other than making the usual typing errors, or simply not reading the instructions properly.

    Can anyone help? Any advice welcome.
    Paul
    [email protected]

  • #2
    Re: Slipstreaming XP SP2

    I can't say I have ever had this problem while slipstreaming an SP. However I have always done it on an NTFS partition on XP and WIndows 2003 Server. I have never used the C drive for this, only non system partitions. Compression has never been enable on any NTFS partition either.
    1 1 was a racehorse.
    2 2 was 1 2.
    1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
    2 2 1 1 2

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    • #3
      Re: Slipstreaming XP SP2

      Hi,
      Does this mean that you have successfully run a slipstreaming for XP SP2 on a Windows 2003 server?
      If so, that makes my problem weirder. The details that were mentioned should have included that no work on my machines is done on the boot drive. None of my machines has other than NTFS; and, there are no partitions on any of the drives, merely a simple format of the whole.

      I have just done a Visio update three ways: a network install of Visio 2003 SP2, a slipstream of SP2 into a Visio directory, and an update of an existing Visio installation with SP2. No errors, no problems.

      Windows 2k of each variety have been slipstreamed over my network, except for the SP4 Roll-up which cannot be used for that.

      Finally, I assume that, since one can mult-boot, the file systems of Win2k, XP and Win2003 are identical.

      Looks like another download of XP SP2 may be required.

      Paul
      [email protected]

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      • #4
        Re: Slipstreaming XP SP2

        Have you tried to use a small tool called nlite??

        I use this for most of the Windows slipstreaming i need to do.

        Can be found here

        http://www.nliteos.com

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        • #5
          Re: Slipstreaming XP SP2

          Just a thought. Did you download the Admin version of SP2 or the standalone installation?
          1 1 was a racehorse.
          2 2 was 1 2.
          1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
          2 2 1 1 2

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          • #6
            Re: Slipstreaming XP SP2

            Hi,
            Apropos files, yes, all those downloaded for installation were the full administrative versions.

            Secondly, had never known of "nlite", but will have a look at it.

            Thanks for your help.

            Regards,
            Paul
            [email protected]

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            • #7
              Re: Slipstreaming XP SP2

              Here is why I can't use nLite, or Windows 2000. So, I shall have to buy another box and install XP, or Windows 2003 Server.
              Hot damn!!
              Attached Files

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              • #8
                Re: Slipstreaming XP SP2

                i don't see a problem... ??
                also about slipstreaming see:
                http://www.google.nl/search?hl=nl&q=...ows+2000&meta=

                i've done it many times without any problems
                Marcel
                Technical Consultant
                Netherlands
                http://www.phetios.com
                http://blog.nessus.nl

                MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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                • #9
                  Re: Slipstreaming XP SP2

                  Hello,
                  At last, following the rename of setupapi.dll to setupapi.old in the update folder in the expanded SP2 set, the integration was successful.
                  I had taken the instructions from this page: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=889719

                  Thank you for your help
                  Paul
                  [email protected]

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                  • #10
                    Re: Slipstreaming XP SP2

                    thnx for posting back you're solution!
                    Marcel
                    Technical Consultant
                    Netherlands
                    http://www.phetios.com
                    http://blog.nessus.nl

                    MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                    "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                    "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                    "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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