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#1 alexander

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 03:23 PM

So i had a need for an SP3 cd, and why pay microsoft for a license, just to get the media, if i have legit licenses? So i went on the quest of creating my own SP3 install CD with what i had, and what i had was this:


Now i was all set, and ready to make this happen :)

> First lets create a working directory, i used my secondary partition D, so i will reference to everything in it's terms :)

i created the folder D:XPSP3CD

> Next copy the contents of the XP (stock, sp1 or sp2) cd into a new directory under the working XPSP3CD directory. So i created D:SPCP3CDXPCD directory and copied all of the folders and files from the installation CD into it.

Wonderous what's next...

Finished downloading the serice pack. Renamed the downloaded file to SP3.exe and threw that into the D:XPSP3CD folder

Now let's patch the installation cd files ;)

> First go to start > run and type in "cmd" press enter, and you are in command prompt

> Navigate to the working directory, in my case D:XPSP3CD
in my case by running:
d:
cd XPSP3CD

> now lets run the patcher ;)

SP3.exe /integrate:D:XPSP3CDXPCD

> then wait for a while, and it will, eventually, say "Successfully finished"

Next to make this into a bootable image, we need that boot sector image.

if you downloaded it here, then extract the ine bin file, and throw it into your working directory.

if you downloaded the image from that boot sector site, then extract the contents. Go into Files and copy the w2ksect.bin to the working directory.

fun part (assuming you have already installed ImgBurn)

>Open up notepad and paste in the following:
Identifier_Application=
Dates_FolderFileType=0
Restrictions_ISO9660_InterchangeLevel=2
Restrictions_ISO9660_CharacterSet=1
Restrictions_ISO9660_AllowMoreThan8DirectoryLevels=1
Restrictions_ISO9660_AllowMoreThan255CharactersInPath=1
Restrictions_ISO9660_AllowFilesWithoutExtensions=1
Restrictions_ISO9660_DontAddVersionNumberToFiles=1
Restrictions_Joliet_InterchangeLevel=1
Restrictions_Joliet_AllowFilesWithoutExtensions=1
Restrictions_Joliet_AddVersionNumberToFiles=0
Restrictions_UDF_DisableUnicodeSupport=0
Restrictions_UDF_DVDVideoAllowUnicodeVolumeLabel=0
BootableDisc_MakeImageBootable=1
BootableDisc_MediaEmulationType=0
BootableDisc_BootImageFile=
BootableDisc_DeveloperIdentifier=
BootableDisc_LoadSegment=07C0
BootableDisc_LoadSectorCount=4
[END_BACKUP_OPTIONS]

[START_BACKUP_LIST]

[END_BACKUP_LIST]

Excellent, this is your base template. point the BootableDisc_BootImageFile= part to where the boot image is located

in my case it said:
BootableDisc_BootImageFile=D:XPSP3CDw2ksect.bin

in the backup list section (i.e. [START_BACKUP_LIST][END_BACKUP_LIST]) put in the location of the rest of the files on the CD ( in our case, the now patched XPCD folder)

mine read:
[START_BACKUP_LIST]
D:XPSP3CDXPCD
[END_BACKUP_LIST]

Now we are ready :)

> Save this as an ipp file in the working directory.

> Throw in an empty CD into your burning drive

> Open up ImgBurn

> Select "Create Image from Files/Folders" (Build)

> Go to File > Load Project

> Navigate to the working directory and load the ipp file you just saved

make sure all the settings are pointing to right places and run the Calculate image size (to make sure it all points in right places)

> then hit build, and let your own SP3 install cd build, then record on cd, verify, and voila.

enjoy :)

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 05:29 PM

This ought to be moved to the tutorial section! Or maybe we need a separate Tuts section for CS?

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 06:04 PM

Up to you... i just post tutorials every now and again :hyper:

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 11:22 AM

i am stickying this though, i already needed it myself.....

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 11:26 AM

Okay - let's try a Computers and Programming Tutorials section, then!

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 11:29 AM

also this works if you have a bad cd with a corrupted i386, and a backup i386 directory from an oem install... just an FYI, in case all the XP install cds you have are volume, and you need an OEM one...

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 11:29 AM

Totally, i write tutorials every now and again... make it a subsection of comp-sci or something?

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 10:14 PM

Try n-lite it's truly a beautiful program for creating unattended install cds with:
*The drivers YOU want to be available and installed
*The features YOU want installed - LEAVE THE REST OUT!
*Automatic accouts, startup routines,
*much more

all from a simple wizard-like interface.

I'll have to try the proggie Alex mentions next time I need to change up my OS.

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 10:21 PM

n-lite you say, i will give that a go for sure :)

Haven't seen you around in ages, Gahd, how goes it, how have you been?

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 03:23 PM

n-lite saved my bacon when I put my new HDs in my lappy...windows does not natively support my matrox RAID, and i don't have a floppy on this laptop, so I HAD to make a new disk that had my drivers incorporated into the setup...I was learning to rewrite the the setup scripting so I could manually add the drivers and had coastered a half dozen disks when buddy showed me the easy way.

It worked so well I embedded ALL of my drivers, cut out about a half dozen services from startup, and all in all now have a cd i can just pop in, hit enter, and walk away from to reinstall my computer if the need be. of course I ran through a few more coasters in the process of getting it but that's my fault for wanting to keep tweaking the install.