How To: Slipstream your XP installation

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davidm71

Guys,

I can't find TXTSETUP.SIF anywhere on my XP PRO SP2 or SP3 DVDs. Anyone know where its hiding?

 

Thanks

 

 

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tdt58

Hi !

I have a Presario CQ50 - 108EO with Vista Home. Want to install XP-Pro, but can't get it to work. Have read about this and I know that it is possible, but I'm not an expert on this so need help. Have read that the way to do it is to slipstreame a XP-CD with the needed drivers. Is there any place I can download a finish XP-CD with the right drivers to this laptop ? I want XP in english. I have my own CD-key. Any tips or help out here ? Thanks alot for reading this ! I will be very happy for any respons. Sorry for my bad english !

Many thanks from Morten in Norway.

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sandman6471

Hi, New here. I've been messing with slipstreaming for just a little while now. I use nLite for slipstreaming and I use DriverMax. DriverMax lets you export all the drivers on your system to a file on your hard drive. So when you go to slipstream your cd in nLite you would selct "Drivers" as one of your options and it will ask you where the drivers are located, Just direct it to the file on your hard drive. This works great, as I have just slipstreamed my XP Home SP1 cd to SP3 with all the drivers included from my system. I also slipstreamed IE7 while I was at it. When I ran the setup cd, it comes up and shows my hard drive and the partition asking where I want to install Windows.

Just a little info. You guys probably already know about DriverMax(freeware). Just wanted to share my experiences.

Good Luck and Happy Slipstreaming..........:) 

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Woofa

So I take it none of you thought it a wise idea to write your slipstreamed image to rewritable media first to test it out? ALWAYS a good idea.

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MammonLord

The process as described above will result in an error if you are trying to include drivers with Service Pack 3.

The following section is incorrect:

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Now scroll down to the [SourceDisksFiles] section of TXTSETUP.SIF and add the following text:

driver_filename.sys = 1,,,,,,_x,4,1
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For SP3, use this instead:

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Now scroll down to the [SourceDisksFiles.x86] section of TXTSETUP.SIF and add the following text:

driver_filename.sys = 1,,,,,,_x,4,1
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Note that for SP3 you must add the line to the [SourceDisksFiles.x86] section of TXTSETUP.SIF instead of the [SourceDisksFiles] section.

I hope this helps you avoid burning 4 coasters like I did :)

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TomsSound

-Users interested in slipstreaming SP3 using this tutorial-
For Service Pack 3 (SP3)
the command that you use to slipstream the files into the cd is..
"update /integrate:c:\xpsetupcd "

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nl21099

drivers nodig

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keeto

Had a fairly 'thick' time of it also, having a go at this, this, monstrosity.

Then tried one of the other ways[Autostreamer] and then eventually---nLite.
Much, much easier and just plain ole Magic! I am sending a donation to this guy/s, definitely...what a piece of work he must be.
When you try it and then, when succesful, you think of all the hair pulling and dementia that you have been thru for the last 2 days, etc. etc...
4 x I tried[using a rewrite :)] 4 fails.
Just Be a little careful of settings in the nLite panel.
and it should work fine...anyone that wants or needs assistance that I can do, I would gladly try and help. After this 'migraine' of a trial, nLite is a really good, good aspirin...it works.
Best of luck

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Ebaad

Hello,

I'm desperately in need of help with this; I just got an HP Laptop dv6-1050US and tried my best to load the XP on it and rip off the Vista, but so for not successful. I have triedediting files and nero to build the iso, also tried nlite several times, it worked for whilebut when rebooted the machine without CD it failed.I would really appreciate any help in this regards.

Thanks,

Ebaad.

ebaad1@hotmail.com 

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thakanson

I couldn't agree more - nLite makes this process completely painless, and it's a free download. After me and several co-workers failed at other attempts, I came across this great tool and had it working in less than 10 minutes (including burning the CD). Just open nLite, tell it what you need to slipstream, point it at the driver files, then create the bootable ISO. Couldn't be easier.

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sonbd2

can you slipstream sata/raid onto xp 64bit. is it the same way for xp 32 bit

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Praxis99

I've been looking at the issue of slipstreaming recently and could recommend the following:
Useful Programmes:
Autostreamer: Makes it extremely easy to slipstream your XP set-up.
Nlite: Takes a little time to get used too and you have to avoid the temptation to try throwing everything but the kitchen sink in to your slipstreamed mix-try it and you'll see what I mean! - but it seems in the main to work well.

Also if you plan to try this you will make some mistakes along the way or wish to tweak your install a little more therefore its a good idea to use a Virtual PC package to try your install out before doing it for real. I've been using MS Virtual PC which is free and very easy to get to grips with. Finally for some good further background I can recommend the following site: http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/1/

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sonbd2

i made a xp 64bit boot dvd intergrated sata drive (iaahci)for my dp35dp intel mobo using nLite, when i used that disk installing xp64 onto my computer, it said something invalid with textsetup.sif file and can not install xp. can you show me what was that and how to fix that

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soulhealer

IT IS DEFINITELY STILL NOT WORKING. I have wasted 3 DVD-R and 3 CD-R.but, still i get the 'iastor.sys not found error'. I already followed Ken99 method, but it doesn't rid the error. what a wasteful time and resources! anyone who's smarter, please post any fix here!!! thank you.

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Tom Bombadil

there's an easier way. I tried this way and made 10 coasters. Both will work, mine way just seems easier to me. http://www.crosseyedcamel.com/?p=15

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nick52

Tom have gone the way you have wrked out but im struggling i have windows xppro iso but when i drag and drop into winiso its not saying its bootable bit new to this what am i doing wrong i know the windows works once burnt to cd so i dont understand why it doesent say its bootable help.

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nick52

HELP were do i get the sata drivers

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DavidBrenchley

Great article .. I might point out though that the OemPnPDriversPath entry shown in the example seems to be in error. In this instance it should read .. OemPnPDriversPath =drivers\RAID\FastTrack\WinXP

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jlerza

Ken99:

I am using the iastor driver as well (for Intel DQ965GF mobo), and had no trouble with the WINNT.SIF file. I have pasted it below for your convenience. I think perhaps your troubles may be a forward slash versus back slash issue. Anyway, I have placed my drivers in the following location: "\$OEM$\$1\drivers\SATA\" and here are the contents of my WINNT.SIF file:

[Data]
AutoPartition=0
MsDosInitiated="0"
UnattendedInstall="Yes"

[Unattended]
UnattendMode=ProvideDefault
OemPreinstall=Yes
OemSkipEula=Yes
NoWaitAfterTextMode=1
NoWaitAfterGUIMode=1

WaitForReboot="No"
TargetPath=WINDOWS
DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore
OemPnPDriversPath=drivers\SATA

[GuiUnattended]
OEMSkipWelcome = 1

[UserData]
ProductKey=
FullName=""
OrgName=""

I hope this helps.

-Jim
http://www.clearmyrecord.com/

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jangirke

Hi,

you have forgotten some things that are mentioned here.

I haven't tested them but they seem to be valid.

I will post a follow up after I tested it.

Unfortunately it is only the text for a Silicon Image IC.

Si3112, Si 3112

http://forums.hexus.net/operating-systems-applications/20748-windows-xp-installing-sata-_without_-floppy-disk.html

 See:STAGE 2A - SATA DRIVER PREP

 

 

 

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ken99

I have given this some more thought and reckon that the message that "Windows cannot copy iaStor" is because the directory path is wrong.

I tried starting with missing out the c: then got to thinking that perhaps the path has to be the location of the CDROM drive which in my case is E: However supposing it is not drive E in every case then it would not be universal. So what exactly is looking for what? Is it the C: drive looking for the driver or is the search originating from the CDROM drive?
It's taking me a lot of CD blanks to get nowhere so far!
It amazes me that Microsoft sells a product that seems to be unloadable without giving a proper workaround.

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fahri

tesekkurler dostum hehehe :D

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ken99

I too had the problem with the driver path so I omitted the c:\xpsetupcd as when the disk is burned this part of the path is not included. The setup still asked for the floppy but then it did not stop to ask again prior to installation but gave a message saying "iaStor.sys could not be added" - probably not the exact words - and gave option to ignore. Installation continued but in the end gave the blue screen!

Needs more work I think

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Anastasia

I just finished building a new system for a friend. I am trying to install windows xp on a sata drive and I keep getting this error message. Does anyone know what this means and how can I fix this problem.Got it from Web.

http://www.careofgoldfish.com

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ArthurSmith

Well I found my error and can now boot the slipstream CD, but it isn't finding the driver that I want.
I'm having some trounble understanding the WINNT.SIF file - the Notepad screenshot in Step 5 shows a C: path. I'm assuming that is incorrect because there will be nothing on the C: drive before XP is installed. It doesn't help either that the backslash characters are omitted.
Can anyone help please?

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Jaak

Hi,
Doing it yourself can be done, and the method is explained right here. A picture tells a lot more than the txts found and this tutorial is really good. However, the work itself is tedious, and errors are easily made. That was why I started looking for better solutions. Nlite was the first one I tried, for a single "F6" floppy integration, and soon after, I had to do this again for another. And for another.
Kind Regards, Jaak.
MVP award 2006/2007

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ArthurSmith

I've failed to get this working to include a SATA driver. Have followed the instructions very carefully but when I try to boot with the new disk I get a message:
1. FDD 1.4M SYSTEM TYPE -(06)
CDBOOT:CANNOT BOOT : CODE 4
This is an odd message to get as the PC doesn't have a FDD and I have added nothing to the files to suggest the use of one.
Can anyone help please?

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dcutefrog

Is there any way to slipstream all the updates since SP2?

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Jaak

YES, RVM integrator, at MSFN.

Kind Regards, Jaak.
MVP award 2006/2007

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Jaak

Andrew Connell (another MVP) once wrote a blog and when I found details on his way to do this, I looked.
NLite can slipstream drivers, and help you make an ISO, but DriverPacks.net has DPsBase and drivers neatly packed and filtered, ready for slipstream. The DPsBase is donationware. I have been helping to improve and update those driverpacks soon after I got impressed, and they are used by large organisations. Nlite Cannot be used for the many hundreds of drivers included in the driverpacks. DPsBase can do this task in a way OPK and Nlite couldn't, and does it for XP, windows 2000, and server (32 bits only.).
http://users.pandora.be/jtdoom/basetute/Eng_tut6b.htm
Kind Regards, Jaak.
MVP award 2006/2007

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Quentin T

I recently found this freeware app to help with slipstreaming (especially drivers). it's Called nLite. The driver insertion in this article is a little tough to understand/implement. This app takes a little time to get used to, and you may burn a few coasters/undesirable XP discs but in the long run it's a great program. http://www.nliteos.com/

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tarrsik

Any chance on an update to this article? Would be great if it was more current.

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Chumly

Slipstreaming is slipstreaming. What new must a person add? If you "get it", you get it. Nothing changes but what you add.

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sreenidhibs

 integrating sata drivers  or slipstreaming is not tht difficult with nlite.

here is a detailed explanation of slipstreaming and integrating drivers along with screenshots.

 http://techtricks.x10hosting.com/?p=27.

this can help those who still have problems integrating and slipstreaming.

 

 

 

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