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I'm using nLite to do slipstreaming for the first time.

I have a Windows XP SP3 cd and want to slipstream it
and integrate all the updades from MS so I end up with
an up-to-date bootable XP.

I'm OK until I get to the "Task Selection" menu.
I don't think I should select Service Pack since
I already have SP3. But to get all the MS updates
do I select "Hotfixes, Add-ons and Update Packs"?

The updates(Hotfixes, Add-ons and Update Packs) can't
be on my XP CD so I must have to download them from
somewhere. Or does Nlite extract them from my HD?

As you can see I'm very confused.
Thanks for any reply,

Jerryd


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You need to download all the updates to bring your CD up to date. Fortunately, I have made this very easy. Go to my site http://xdot.tk/updates.html, download the UDC-03.13.12.zip, extract it and double click the batch file. Then add them to the Hotfix, Add-ons and Update Packs section of nLite.

Download all Windows XP Post SP3 High-Priority Updates with a simple double click @ xdot.tk post-12166-0-42859000-1399044129.png ]
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Thanks for the reply.

What a great program.
I followed your directions and everything seems to
have worked. After running the .bat file I ended
up with many .exe and some .cab files in that folder.
Do I have to enter the full path names to all these
files into the "Hotfix, Add-ons and Update Packs"
section of nLite or can I just enter the path to
this folder?

Jerryd

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Path? There's no place to input a path. You just select them all and drag and drop them into the Hotfix, Add-ons and Update Packs section of nLite or click Insert and browse to the UDC folder and select them all.

It should look like image #6 here: http://xdot.tk/nliteimages.html

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Thanks, I was able to copy all the updates into the Hotfiles section.

Just before nLite started "Compressing Cabinets" I go this error message:


H-The process cannot access the file 'C:\winxp\i386\svcpack.inf' because
it is being used by another process.


There were no other processes running at the time.

I clicked OK and nLite continued on and made an iso file.

Because of the error message I wasn't sure if the .iso file was
correct so I started the whole process over again and got the
same error message at the same point.

Is this a problem or can I ignore it?

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Well there are some updates that won't directly integrate so they run from svcpack.inf. It sounds like a problem to me.

Are you adding anything else besides what my UDC script downloads/makes to the hotfix section?
Can you copy and paste the contents of svcpack.inf into to your next post along with attaching your last session.ini?

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I restarted nLite and inserted all the update files. When I
scanned down the list with nLite they all looked like
Windows update files.

I couldn't find a file named svcpack.inf, maybe it's hidden.

I've attached my last session.ini.

It's after 1 AM here so I'll be back tomorrow.

Thanks,

jerryd

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[Hotfixes]
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\UDC-03.13.12\UDC-03.13.12\WindowsXP-WindowsMedia-KB2378111-x86-ENU.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\UDC-03.13.12\UDC-03.13.12\Adobe.Flash.Player-v11.1.102.63.cab
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\UDC-03.13.12\UDC-03.13.12\Copy of Adobe.Flash.Player-v11.1.102.63.cab


Delete WindowsXP-WindowsMedia-KB2378111-x86-ENU.exe and Copy of Adobe.Flash.Player-v11.1.102.63.cab and start over with a fresh source.

I'm curious how that 2378111 is still there when there are commands in the script to delete it once it's turned into an add-on.....

echo.
echo Cleanup...
echo.

rmdir /s /q SVCPACK
del wmp.dll
del entries_KB2378111.ini

del WindowsXP-WindowsMedia-KB2378111-x86-ENU.exe


Can you tell me anything you might have done to make that file be there when it shouldn't?

Edited by -X-, 16 March 2012 - 11:32 PM.

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Just before nLite started "Compressing Cabinets" I go this error message:

H-The process cannot access the file 'C:\winxp\i386\svcpack.inf' because
it is being used by another process.

[...]

Is this a problem or can I ignore it?

You should not ignore this error. The file SvcPack.inf is either missing or corrupted. The error often occurs when some antivirus products are configured to scan files "on access". The problem is that nLite accesses SvcPack.inf often in a very short time and creates a race condition. The file is locked when scanned, so it cannot be modified by nLite.

Start with a fresh, unmodified source and try disabling your antivirus temporarily when using nLite to solve this problem.

Edited by 5eraph, 17 March 2012 - 12:34 AM.


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With those 2 files deleted there were no error messages.
It spent about 30 minutes just Compressing Cabinets.
Does that seem right?

It reported that "the installation grew by 21.56MB" and
then "Iso created successfully!".

Thanks for the help,
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It all depends on your computers speed. 30 minutes is OK,

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I was able to construct a bootable and installable USB flash
drive for WIndows XP SP3 using nLite and WinSetupFromUSB.

Here are the directions to do the entire thing.

Steps:
1. Copy everything from the Windows CD to a file.
2. Integrate all MS updates into the I386 folder in that file.
3. Construct a bootable and installable USB flash drive
containing an updated version of Windows.

1. First copy all the files from the Windows CD to a
file in your HD. I named it winxp. Remove the
Windows CD, it's no longer needed. Note the size
of the I386 folder in winxp for reference later.

2. Next download and extract UDC-03.13.12.zip from
http://xdot.tk/updates.html and double click on the
batch file.

This will download all the MS Hotfix, Add-ons and Update
Packs to a folder called UDC-03.13.12.
Note: The folder name will reflect the current date.

Next download and installed nLite. When you run nLite
it will first ask for the location of the Windows
installation. In my case it's c:\winxp. Click next
and nLite will display information about your windows
installation CD. Click next and decide if you want to
"import other or load previous settings". I skiped this
step. Click next to get the "Task Selection" menu. Click
on "Hot Fixes, Add-ons and Update Packs" and click next.

At the Hotfix, Add-ons and Update Packs menu click on
insert and then browse to and open the UDC-03.13.12(name
will change depending on the date you downloaded). This
folder should be full of windows update files. I found
2 files in this folder I had to delete:

WindowsXP-WindowsMedia-KB2378111-x86-ENU.exe
and Copy of Adobe.Flash.Player-v11.1.102.63.cab.

Also delete the Obselete folder if it's present.

Now click on the first file name and hold down the shift
key, navigate to and click on last file name and let up
on the shift key. This should highlight all the files in
this folder. Click Open. All the file names should now
be in the nLite window. Click next and answer yes to
"Do you want to start the process". On my system this took
a long, long time. When it's done note the size of the
I386 folder in winxp. It should be many MB larger since
all the updtates are now integrated into it.

3. Now download and unzip WinSetupFromUSB 1.0 beta7. This is
a .7Z file so you may need to download some decompression
application. I used WinZip.

Insert a flash drive that's at least a couple of GB. Mine
was 4GB. Start WinSetupFormUSB and follow the directions here:
http://myeeeguides.w...sb-flash-drive/

Before clicking on the "GO" button I had to turn off my
AV(avast) or I got an error message.

There are probably other ways to do this but this worked
for me.

Thanks for the help.
jerryd

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You need to download all the updates to bring your CD up to date. Fortunately, I have made this very easy. Go to my site http://xdot.tk/updates.html, download the UDC-03.13.12.zip, extract it and double click the batch file. Then add them to the Hotfix, Add-ons and Update Packs section of nLite.


One point, when installing XP using your update nlited to XP, is it normal for the cmd.exe window to flash up around 6-7 times very fast times during the install.
It doesn't happen when installing XP SP3 using a clean disk.

Edited by ricardrosen, 02 April 2012 - 05:50 AM.


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Yes thats normal.

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Thanks for the tip about the screen flashing. I'll look for it when I have to install from the flash drive.

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Finally some possible help!

Edited by H4rdKn0cks, 05 April 2012 - 01:21 PM.





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