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Step 1 - Creating a Local Source
Submitted by Unknown

This step is perhaps one of the easiest things to do, and as with all easy things, there are many different ways to accomplish it.

I'm just going to cover two methods: Manual, and Automated.

» The Automated Way

We're going to use a program called nLite. It requires the .NET Framework, so if you don't want that on your computer, skip down to the Manual section.

So let's get started.
  • Put the OS CD into your CDROM drive. If the Autorun menu starts, feel free to close it. We're not going to use it.

  • Now let's start nLite. And continue untill you get to this screen.

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  • Click the "Browse" button.

  • Select the CDROM drive with your OS CD inside of it.

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  • Now, because you have selected a READ-ONLY source, i.e. the CDROM, another box will come up just like the first. This is where your CD will be copied to.

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  • Click OK and when finished, go ahead and exit out of nLite.


» The Manual Way

I prefer this method myself, primarily because I like doing things myself. We're going to manually copy our CD to the hard drive.

  • Put the OS CD into your CDROM drive. If the Autorun menu starts, feel free to close it. We're not going to use it.

  • Open up My Computer, then Right-Click on the CDROM with your CD in it, and select Open.

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  • You can either, click and drag selecting all the contents of your current location, or simply press <CTRL><A>

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  • Right-Click on your mouse, and select copy, or press <CTRL><C>

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  • Now navigate to your hard drive, and create a new folder called whatever you want. Just remember its name.

  • Open that folder, Right-Click on your mouse, and select paste, or press <CTRL><V>

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From this point on, for the sake of ease, I will call the destination of your copied source XPCD.

The next step is to slipstream your copied source with your service pack.

Last updated 2005-12-27 00:58:39 by Unknown
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