Creating an XP Service Pack 2 install CD can greatly reduce any time spent re-deploying Windows XP. Once you have created your Service Pack 2 install CD you will be able to re-install your Windows XP install quickly and easily without needing to re-download / re-install Service Pack 2 explicitly.
NOTE : This example assumes a high degree of familiarity with Windows and Windows XP.
First extract the contence of the Windows XP Service Pack 2 by issuing the command:
When prompted select a suitable place to extract the files to and click ok (for this example the directory C:\XPSP2).
Once the files have been extracted; browse into the newly created folder and then into its 'i386' sub folder.
Create an empty file called 'cdtag.1' (this file is required! If this file does not exist you might receive the error 'Not all files necessary to perform an integrated installation are present.')
Next, insert your Windows XP install CD (hold down the shift key when inserting and wait for the drive light to stop flashing to avoid running the setup).
Copy the entire contence of your Windows XP CD into a separate folder on the hard disk (for example C:\XPCD).
Next, begin the integration / slipstream process by issuing the command:
(replace the relevent path names with your chosen path names)
When the integration process is completed, you can write the entire contence of the folder C:\XPCD back onto CD including the ISO boot block from the orginal Windows XP CD (for more information on this process see simplyguides.net's guide which provides more details on the specifics of this process).
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