View Full Version : Has anyone ever slipstreamed the files in the softwaredistribution folder in XP??

Speedy Gonzales
01-06-2010, 05:28 PM
I see on one site, that you can copy this folder to somewhere else (after you've updated XP), then copy it back when you do a clean install. Has anyone tried this?? And did it work?

And as the topic says, has anyone ever slipstreamed the updates in this folder, with something like nlite? And did that work?

01-06-2010, 06:50 PM
Never tried it, but could be an interesting experiment. :nerd:

03-06-2010, 08:01 PM
For windows updates nLite is very good, it can slipstream pretty much any updates, I used to download updates individually back in the day so I could slipstream them if I ever neede to reload windows.
I have a WSUS server now so no longer have a need to do it.

Speedy Gonzales
03-06-2010, 08:03 PM
Yup I know you can use Nlite, but this sounds like an easier option, if it works. I tried another program, called WUD or something. It downloads all the updates for whatever, then creates an ISO of the updates. You run the setup after you've installed windows. Havent tried the ISO yet, since I've wiped 2k off the hdd (what I downloaded the updates for)

03-06-2010, 08:47 PM
That Windows Updates Downloader (http://www.windowsupdatesdownloader.com/) works well, I have used it to download Updates for Vista and XP, but it only brought them through as individual files (from memory) mind you that was an earlier version, so they may have changed it now.

Might have to retry it. :D

03-06-2010, 09:10 PM
Just downloaded the latest version-- Dont know where they are coming from but holy crap its fast :eek: a 5.8MB file -- 23 seconds. ( I timed it, not a guess )

Edited: Ok if its the same programs, wheres the option to make the ISO ? it only brought them through as separate files ?

03-06-2010, 09:16 PM
Just downloaded the latest version-- Dont know where they are coming from but holy crap its fast :eek: a 5.8MB file -- 23 seconds. ( I timed it, not a guess )

Edited: Ok if its the same programs, wheres the option to make the ISO ? it only brought them through as separate files ?

what files is 5.8mb? i d/l the file from that link of yours and was 249kb

03-06-2010, 09:21 PM
what files is 5.8mb? i d/l the file from that link of yours and was 249kb
That program is only the base, you need to go to the Update URL list (http://www.windowsupdatesdownloader.com/UpdateLists.aspx) - select the update section you want, then when you open WUD, it gives you the options to select what updates you want, double click to install it.

The size of the over all downloads will be dependent on what you select Example (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Update_List.jpg)--This is how you will see the downloads (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Updates1275556787.jpg).

If you add in more Update URLs from their list, they will all be available in the drop down box for you to select in the future.

Speedy Gonzales
03-06-2010, 09:22 PM
Its this program (http://download.wsusoffline.net/). Just extract the zip file into any folder. Only thing is it doesnt slipstream, the files are as is. So depending on what OS you do it for, the ISO will be bigger than others

03-06-2010, 09:26 PM
Its this program (http://download.wsusoffline.net/). Just extract the zip file into any folder. Ok different to the WUD as previously mentioned :D

Speedy Gonzales
03-06-2010, 09:31 PM
I did say OR something :p

03-06-2010, 09:45 PM
Only pulling your leg Mate :p :lol:

May have a try of the one you mentioned tomorrow, bit of a slow day planned (I HOPE) famous last words ;)

04-06-2010, 06:50 AM
I am watching this thread with interest, it could be very useful

Speedy Gonzales
04-06-2010, 01:49 PM
There's quite a few programs you can use. Autopatcher/Streamer, the 3 that have been posted. Altho, I think AP only slipstreams service packs. You can also slipstream WMP files / updates (with WMP 11 that is), with WMP 11 slipstreamer.

04-06-2010, 07:59 PM
Just a bit of a report on the WSUS Offline Update posted earlier in this thread by speedy.

I Installed a stock standard XP home, SP2 --- then using another PC, downloaded the SP3 Service pack, along with all the updates the program could find. Took just over 2.1/4 hours to download and create the ISO, which ended up being just over 900MB. (these are only updates)

Then Burnt the ISO to a DVD. (doesn't do it automatically)

Placed it in the new Installed XP PC, it then went through loaded in SP3 - rebooted, then continued to install the remainder of the updates, almost unattended.
I say almost as you had to manually reboot the PC when each Section of updates had installed. (4 times in all) The option is there to auto reboot, and carry on BUT there is a warning saying some PC's have trouble with this option - So I selected not to use that.

All the updates went in fine. When finished I manually run windows Updates, there were 12 more the program didn't install totaling 17MB .

Conclusions: The first download and making of the CD takes a fair while, But saves having to fully download again.

The only other thing -- the updates still take the same amount of time to install as if doing them through Windows Update.

In fact I had a customers XP home SP2 running at the same time, doing the updates the normal way, and that finished approx 15 minutes before the ones from the CD.

The best thing going for it, is if you are doing several installs, then it would save having to download fresh each time, it looks for whats already installed, so if SP3 is there already it skips it - other than that, its no faster.

If you wanted faster you would have to download with something like the WUD I linked, and then make a Windows install CD/ DVD using nlite with all the updates slip streamed into it.

Still a useful program though :thumbs:

Speedy Gonzales
04-06-2010, 09:49 PM
Here's a handy site (http://voidseesaw.com/onepiece/) you can use.

Which includes installs of some / most updates for whatever, inc the .Net framework, DX, IE 8 (for XP), and extras (that you may or may not want). All of these SHOULD work with Nlite or RyanVM Integrator, which is here (http://www.ryanvm.net/msfn/updatepack-sp3.html)

I'm going to try this (http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6438) which is on the above site. This will probably save you a LOT of mucking around. All you have to do, is get whatever file, then add it with Nlite or RyanVM Integrator. Then create / burn the ISO

There is also a forum (http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/) for RyanVM Integrator, if you get stuck.

04-06-2010, 09:54 PM
Good find mate -- Just as well I took the precaution of making a clone of the XP SP2 drive - no updates for future testing - :D

Speedy Gonzales
05-06-2010, 11:13 AM
Right, just made an ISO out of that 7z file I posted about (the XP one). Testing it with VirtualPC on this. Soon find out if it works / if anything is missing. But, so far so good with the install. Strange thing I've just noticed with XP. If you pw protect it, and there's a shared folder on another PC, (in this case, Vista) its no longer shared according to XP? I had to kill the pw in XP, to access the shared folder (in Vista, which was working, before I pw protected XP). I've never come across this before

Speedy Gonzales
10-06-2010, 01:27 PM
Finally got everything slipstreamed into a 653 mb ISO (inc yesterdays .net, windows updates, and the June 2010 DirectX updates). So, once you install Windows, its up to date as of yesterday

Talk about stuff around. Since the main file in the link I gave (the 200 mb one), installs the older versions of DirectX, MDX, and Silverlight, after you add the 200 mb file in Nlite, (you'll have to download June's updates, if you want to slipstream them).

Then add the removal addons (for silverlight, DX, and MDX, (in RyanVM Integrator, since Nlite wont deal with them properly), IF you want to update them - you'll have to get the true addons for these, then add them in RyanVM Integrator (or else if you leave the older versions of the above there, and install the newer versions), once you've burned the ISO, and booted from it, it'll complain there's more than one version installed (if you go to add/remove programs / add/remove windows components).

Then add the updated .net framework files from the site, (from 9/6/2010), then create then burn the ISO in RyanVM. Then burn it. If you want to remove Windows search, MSRT, WGA, Browserchoice, you'll have to download the addons from the site, then add them in RyanVM, then integrate them, before the entries / install files will be removed from the finished ISO. The only thing I have to type in is my name, and change the country. The key (so I wont have to remember it)! and workgroup are in the install