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 Post subject: Slipstreaming XPPro?
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 2:00 am 
Little Foot
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I followed the directions on tacktech.com to slipstream a new XP disc with sp2 because my disc only has sp1. Then I created an image to burn. After I burned the image I try to install and it says it can't read netmap.inf setup cannot continue. What the heck is netmap.inf? I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. It is an OEM XPPro disc I got with the computer that I'm trying to slipstream. I tried nLite also but get the same results. Any help will be great


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 3:59 am 
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Did you use Nlite to make the disk?

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4324.html

You can add or remove components as you wish.

Nasty


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 11:05 am 
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I used both nlite and nero to burn the image. But I don't understand why I can't install. What is netmap.inf and where can I get it to download and put it on the disk? I have already looked at the FAQs for the programs. They couldn't give a clue on what I did wrong.


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 Post subject: slipstreaming XP Pro
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 2:33 pm 
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bluetorino1973: Have you seen the June 2007 issue of Maximum PC? They show you how to do this exact thing. I slipstreamed my Windows XP Pro using the programs they called out and it worked as advertised without a hitch. It is a completely personalized copy of my XP Pro which includes SP-2, all the Post SP-2 updates, and various tweaking items that is for my machine only. I even installed the Virtual Windows program to prove my disc. Works great!


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 2:36 pm 
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Try this app and see if you succeed without the error you are receiving now:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Syst ... amer.shtml

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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 2:55 pm 
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does installing straight from the OEM XP CD work? Perhaps the CD is scratched and that file isnt getting copied properly.


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 9:29 am 
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I have that issue of maximumpc. I followed the instructions and still get the error message. I can't even do a new install. I need to find out what netmap.inf is and where to find it and figure out how to put it on the cd. I can do a clean install with the original cd but I don't want to lose all my data and programs. I have over 130GB of stuff and I don't have enough DVDs to backup all that data. When I orginally ordered my computer from Xtreme Gear I got XP Home edition with SP1 a few days later I got a email from them saying if I paid another 40 bucks they would send me a copy of XP Pro with SP1 with the computer. So really I got both XPs with the computer. I went on the forums and asked around if I should install XP Pro. Everybody said that there is no difference between the two so I just put the disk away and used XP home. Come to find out XP Pro has more utilities than XP home like Dynamic Disk managing and User group manager. So I want to use XP Pro now. So I'm trying to slipstream XP Pro so I don't have to spend 3 to 4 days updating the computer. Does anybody know what netmap.inf is and where I can get it? Then hopefully I can figure out how to put it on the cd.


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 2:06 pm 
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Nastyman wrote:
Did you use Nlite to make the disk?

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4324.html

You can add or remove components as you wish.

Nasty


Thanks, I couldn't get this to download at the home page.


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 4:24 am 
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hey gilloz, do you remember the name of the two programs that they use in that tutorial. I have been trying to find a copy of the article with no luck, and my magazine is 500 miles away at the moment.


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 Post subject: slipstreaming
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 4:47 am 
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dchampion: Yes, the programs are Nliteos 1.3 at www.nitelos.co, Ryanvm Integrator at www.ryanvm.net, Windows XP Post-SP-2 updates at www.ryanvm.net Windows XP with .Net 2.0 Framework Installed which you can get at Microsoft website and Virtual PC 2007 at www.microsoft.com. Hopes this helps. My new slipstream CD works great when I used the Virtual Windows 2007 program to test it out. Good luck.


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 4:48 am 
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Sorry, the nilteos should read .com. I missed that in my last post.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:19 am 
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I beleive the best way to slipstream a disk is in stages,

First slipstream in SP2 & make a boot disk w/ nero, that disk
will now become your Master XP pro SP2 disk. Then copy to a folder w/ same name. Keep this Master as the basis for future slipstream projects.

Now with that folder, slipstream in all the current Windows updates, hotfixes &
the RVMAddons you select. Now burn that as a boot disk, Master XP pro SP2-W/updates (use date). Now copy that to a folder.

Now you can nLite that disk (folder) to trim the fat & add your Apps & such.
From the nLite compilation, create a Boot Disk............................
This will be your custom-trimmed, XP pro SP2-W/updates, Add-ons & Apps, OS to perform a clean install with.

You can delete the folders if you wish (for space) because they will be on a disk!


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 Post subject: Downloading Windows XP Post-SP2 Update Pack From RyanVM.Net
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:24 pm 
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Does anyone know a better way of downloading the Windows SP2 Update Pack from RyanVM.Net mentioned in the June 2007 issue of MPC? I have tried at least a dozen times to download this file from RyanVM.Net and each time it shows it is gonna take over 13 hours to download. Even worse is the fact that after 2 hours, it had only downloaded less than 2MB of a 45MB file, and this with my 4mbps cable connection. Better yet, is there another place I can get the complete up-to-date updates and hotfixes for XP Pro? I have a SP2 cd from Microsoft I got about 6 months ago. Thanks guys for any help.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:28 pm 
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You can download SP2 directly from MS (which should get your better DL speeds):
http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Home.aspx
Just search for "xp service pack 2" and then add XP Service Pack 2 to your "cart" and download it. From there you can install the later updates yourself using MS Update, or search for them individually if you want to do it that way.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:06 pm 
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Direct link to SP2 at Microsoft.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:01 pm 
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Thank you guys! I used both links from drainbread and SomeGuy. I actually found the link from SomeGuy to be more comprehensive plus it gave me the option of choosing which updates to download. All in all, I believe I downloaded a total of about 407MB of XP SP2 update data in about 10 minutes!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:51 pm 
Little Foot
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Hey, everybody, I think only the OEM XP CD has the NETMAP.INF. Its text is:

Code:
[version]
signature="$Windows NT$"
[PciAdapters]
[IsaAdapters]
[EisaAdapters]
[PcmciaAdapters]
[NetProtocols]
[NetServices]
[NetClients]



I do not know how it work. :idea:


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