Vista64 slipstreamed sp1

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by L. Hollett, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. L. Hollett

    L. Hollett Guest

    I think I read somewhere that Vista can be slipstreamed like windowsXP is
    that true?

    When SP1 is available will I get a DVD/CD from Microsoft to go with my
    ultimate retail version or will I have to download the SP from MS updates?

    L. Hollett, Feb 7, 2008
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  2. Apparently SP1 cannot be slipstreamed into a Vista iso. The Word from
    The Man is: "Offline installation of Windows Vista SP1, or of any of the
    update packages included in the service pack, is not supported. Offline
    installation will cause the Windows image to be corrupted." Yet another
    anti-piracy thing apparently, and yes, I'm not sure how that works
    AvatarOfTheShip, Feb 7, 2008
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  3. L. Hollett

    Paul Smith Guest

    Due to the new image-based way of installing you can't just slipstream it in
    like you could before. Apparently Microsoft are going to be working on
    improving this with SP2.

    If Microsoft will slipstream it in-house and provide the ISOs, I'm not sure
    anybody has anything concrete yet. If they do that'll be more for
    MSDN/Technet subscribers and computer manufacturers than retail.

    Paul Smith,
    Yeovil, UK.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.

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    Paul Smith, Feb 7, 2008
  4. Apparently MS went quite a long way down the road towards a system
    whereby the SP1 binary - or anything else of it's ilk - could simply be
    dropped into a directory called 'Updates' which would then be installed
    automatically during the setup process, obviating the need for
    slipstreaming altogether. Then someone managed to turn that into a
    recipe for piracy and scuppered the whole idea. But that's OK and I
    accept because I know that deep down, you, me, all of us -we're just bad
    people, eagerly awaiting any opportunity, however slight, to steal
    someone else's Intellectual Property. :eek:
    AvatarOfTheShip, Feb 8, 2008
  5. L. Hollett

    Brian W Guest

    Just get hold of an Anytime Upgrade DVD, this will contain SP1 once the
    manufacturing is complete, I'd say wait til end of March.
    Brian W, Feb 8, 2008
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