Slipstreaming SP1

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by RScotti, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. RScotti

    RScotti Guest

    When SP1 comes out I want to slipstream it I already have a disk copy program.
    I need detailed instructions and if I have to buy or get any other free software.
     
    RScotti, Jan 27, 2008
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  2. From: "RScotti" <>

    | When SP1 comes out I want to slipstream it I already have a disk copy program.
    | I need detailed instructions and if I have to buy or get any other free software.

    When SP1 is released, download that administrative EXE file from the Microsoft download
    site.

    After you download the EXE (and I can imagine it being pretty large), execute the EXE file
    with the /? (help) switch parameter. It will then show all the available switch parameters.
    One will be for slipstreaming the service pack into the installation files.

    Example from WinXP which assumes the WinXP installation files exist on the "C:" drive as;
    c:\i386

    WinXP-SP2.exe -u -s:c:\
     
    David H. Lipman, Jan 27, 2008
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    philo Guest

    philo, Jan 27, 2008
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    RScotti Guest

    I don't think these two ways is what I thought I could do.
    I wanted to copy my RTM to a temp directory than somehow add the SP1 files to update it
    do whatever other steps are necessary.
    then copy the ISO image to a DVD.
     
    RScotti, Jan 27, 2008
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  5. From: "RScotti" <>

    | I don't think these two ways is what I thought I could do.
    | I wanted to copy my RTM to a temp directory than somehow add the SP1 files to update it
    | do whatever other steps are necessary.
    | then copy the ISO image to a DVD.
    |

    That's exactly what can be done. First you copy the installation files form the
    distribution DVD(if they aren't there alfready) then you slipstream the installation files
    and subsequently burn a new DVD.

    This is what I have done for Win2K and WinXP and I doubt there would be a difference with
    Vista.
     
    David H. Lipman, Jan 27, 2008
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    RScotti Guest

    Hi David,
    Please excuse me for being stupid on this but from what I read in the other post you have to install a new RTM on a
    separate partition then put in the SP1. I guess this also requires a dual boot?
    I don't have the space to do that and it's confusing at least for me.
    Don't even know what reverse-integration is?

    The first step in this is:

    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/...p1-into-dvd-iso-image-by-reverse-integration/

    I though I could copy the whole DVD to a temp folder then put the SP1 files in to update it?
    No?
    Are you saying that I just have to copy the installation files and NOT the whole DVD?
    Where are they?

    Then somehow make a ISO image to put on a DVD.

    I guess I have to wait till there is a link to show how to do this!
     
    RScotti, Jan 27, 2008
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    RScotti Guest

    David,
    Maybe they mean COPY NOT INSTALL?


     
    RScotti, Jan 27, 2008
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  8. From: "RScotti" <>

    | David,
    | Maybe they mean COPY NOT INSTALL?
    |

    Bingo !
     
    David H. Lipman, Jan 27, 2008
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    RScotti Guest

    Thanks David,
    Now I just have to find out what else I need like something called Autostreamer?
     
    RScotti, Jan 27, 2008
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    kevpan815 Guest

    Forget About Windows Vista Service Pack One Beta, And Convert Over To Open
    Source Linux Ubuntu 7.10 Release To Web, Just FYI. It Works Much Better Than
    both Windows Vista Release To Manufacturing And Service Pack One Beta
    Combined, Also Just FYI.
     
    kevpan815, Jan 27, 2008
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  11. RScotti

    RScotti Guest

    I have been hearing a lot about that lately. How much is it?
    The only down fall is you can't run Office on it right?
    Can you use it a Virtual PC?
     
    RScotti, Jan 27, 2008
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    Brian W Guest

    It's not as easy as with XP, due to Vista using image-based installation.
    But you could obtain an Anytime Upgrade disc once it's available with SP1
    integrated, this can be used to clean install with.
     
    Brian W, Jan 28, 2008
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    RScotti Guest

    Brian,
    That sounds much better for me to do. But won't I have to pay for a new license?
     
    RScotti, Jan 28, 2008
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    Brian W Guest

    No, there is a way of getting an Anytime disc without paying for a licence.

    http://www.microsoft.com/uk/windows...orupgrade/windowsanytimeupgrade/overview.mspx

    You basically choose a licence to 'purchase', select that you want an
    Upgrade disc, then delete the licence from your basket so that only the disc
    remains. It's free apart from shipping costs.
     
    Brian W, Jan 28, 2008
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  15. Brian:

    This is interesting. Are you certain this works?

    And what, exactly, is an Anytime Upgrade disk? Am I correct in believing
    that it is actually a full Vista install DVD that can be used to install
    any version of Vista (depending on one's license)?

    Daze
     
    Daze N. Knights, Jan 28, 2008
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    Brian W Guest

    Yes, because I bought one recently to test with, I'll get another once SP1
    is integrated. It is a full Vista install DVD. It worked with my system
    builder OEM key, and is bootable.
     
    Brian W, Jan 28, 2008
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  17. Hey, that's very good news, indeed! Thanks so much for the information!
    And being a full Vista install DVD, it presumably would take a key for
    any version of Vista, would it not? Do you happen to recall about what
    the S&H charges are (continental US)?
     
    Daze N. Knights, Jan 28, 2008
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    RScotti Guest

    Brian,
    I have an OEM copy of Vista Ultimate how can I upgrade this way?
     
    RScotti, Jan 29, 2008
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    RScotti Guest

    Brian,
    PS,
    It won't work I just tried to upgrade from ultimate to Ultimate but it said there is no upgrade.
    Will this work this way when SP1 comes out?
    OR should I lire and just say I want to upgrade from Business to Ultimate?
     
    RScotti, Jan 29, 2008
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