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Slipstreaming XP

Postby Karter » Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:42 pm

What is slipstreaming?

this is a method where you can take your original XP disk and create a brand new install disk,
except you can add SP2 or other driver files to be used during installation

Why would you want this?

I am often times reformatting my system, for various reasons
I have the original Windows XP home edition
normally if I want to re-install I have to install XP
then do tons of updates to SP1 and then SP2 etc, etc, etc

I recently went from a 30Gbyte hard disc to a 320Gbyte hard disc
with the original XP the largest drive I could format was 140Gbyte

also I have a WiFi system and the original XP does not support my wireless card

the original XP home edition local network tools are not as sophisticated

using slipstreaming it adds all of the SP2 pack updates allowing me
to create any size hard disc
automatically detect and install drivers for my WiFi card
and uses the latest home networking tools
it reduces redundant files and decreases install time considerably

*Plus
it gives you a backup bootable XP Disc (you can never have to many of those) LOL

precise directions and free utilities can be found here

http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp

These instructions are good for all XP home, Pro, Pro (gold)

with my LightScribe drive
I even burnt a label directly on the Cd, that contained my Product Key
should I ever lose my manual

just thought I would share for those in need

:)
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Postby Nyarlahotep » Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:49 pm

Bold man karter putting your Windows key out there where Bill Gates might see you and send legions of coders to lurk in your bushes

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Postby Karter » Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:02 pm

:eek: :eek: ummmm :)

I didn't think it was that readable
plus, I believe each CD has a unique ID label on the disc
that is needed to make the Product Key actually usuable

in other words the Product Key needs to coincide with the CD label
and each CD has a special hidden file that needs to be copied to make it valid

my product key I don't think would work with another disc

:eek:
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Postby Rnett » Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:15 am

If you disappear then we'll know that Billy boy and his activation army caught up with you. :eek: ;)

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Postby mouse » Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:18 am

Your product key will work with any version of XP!

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Postby Karter » Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:20 am

mouse wrote:Your product key will work with any version of XP!


Ummm
are you positive on that?

it seems to me that a friend mixed his disk up with mine and when I went to re-install it reported an invalid Product Key
and it wasnt until we swapped them back that it worked

but that was several years back....but, I am almost certain that it was with XP

besides, if they can read that, than their eyes are better than mine :eek:

Rnett wrote:
If you disappear then we'll know that Billy boy and his activation army caught up with you.


Well I hope he catches me... I have been trying to see him for years!!!

I'll give him a piece of my mind

:)
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Postby King Faticus » Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:29 am

some parts of the code are legible but others have too much glare from the lighting to read.

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Postby mouse » Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:13 pm

Yes I'm sure that the cd key will work on the same version such as XP home key will work on any XP home and XP pro will work with any XP pro. How I know is I use the same XP home cd to repair XP installs on dozens of computers but always use the XP key related to the repaired computer not the key related to the disk I'm using.

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Postby MarkDuffy » Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:56 pm

Can't read it any longer! :D

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Postby reachrishikh » Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:14 pm

Holy cow! You've got lightscribe in color? I thought that they only featured monochrome images.
Or did you add the red tone to the image later?

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Postby King Faticus » Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:35 am

*whistles* :D

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Postby Karter » Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:39 am

reachrishikh wrote:Holy cow! You've got lightscribe in color? I thought that they only featured monochrome images.
Or did you add the red tone to the image later?


:)

No they have colored discs
this one was really just a dummy disc to test the labeling

my real XP disc is colored green and looks a lot nicer

the strange thing I found with the LightScribe is .... to make them look decent, I have to reburn the image (5x) over to make it show well

I was disappointed in this aspect, but the end result is (IMHO) impressive looking

But the LightScribe drives repostion the disc to the exact same spot every time you put it in
So reburning or adding to a label is very easy

I am thinking about getting one of the CD label printers that are specifically for printing inkjet color directly onto CD's

I find it easier to burn a label than running around trying to find a felt tip marker or sharpie to label my CD's
besides I am usually to lazy to look for a marker and so they don't get labeled at all

I have so many old discs that I burnt that don't have labels
and so I end up putting them in to check what is on them
This makes it easy, its simple to flip it and burn the label with all of the files listed on the disc!!!

:eek:

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Postby reachrishikh » Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:40 pm

Karter wrote:I am thinking about getting one of the CD label printers that are specifically for printing inkjet color directly onto CD's

Why would you want to downgrade technology? You've already got lightscribe. Besides, I read this in some marketing info for lightscribe drives that one of the reasons they came up with lightscribe technology is that the labels you burn using printers and stick on discs can get unstuck inside the drives, when the disc is spinning, because of the heat, and that can spoil your drive in a mighty way, if it gets stuck somewhere inside.

I never tried reburning the images, I got pretty favorable results the first time. Anyway, I only ever got one lightscribe disc, came with my drive. Its funny really, lightscribe drives have gone mainstream in India for over 2 years now, and yet the market doesn't have any discs to feed the drives. The only ones floating around are the ones that come complementary with the drive, like in my case.

Here's my masterpiece - :D
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Postby Karter » Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:27 pm

reachrishikh wrote:Why would you want to downgrade technology? You've already got lightscribe. Besides, I read this in some marketing info for lightscribe drives that one of the reasons they came up with lightscribe technology is that the labels you burn using printers and stick on discs can get unstuck inside the drives, when the disc is spinning, because of the heat, and that can spoil your drive in a mighty way, if it gets stuck somewhere inside.

I never tried reburning the images, I got pretty favorable results the first time. Anyway, I only ever got one lightscribe disc, came with my drive. Its funny really, lightscribe drives have gone mainstream in India for over 2 years now, and yet the market doesn't have any discs to feed the drives. The only ones floating around are the ones that come complementary with the drive, like in my case.

Here's my masterpiece - :D
(attached images)


Looks good :)

after thinking about it, I decided against a specialized printer for CD labels
for me, I only use it occasionally...and the cost of ink cartridges are far to expensive
by the time I need to print something, they are usually dried up

So LightScribe is really far more cost effective cost in my case.

I think the reburning has to do with the type of CD one uses
I was using DVD CD's, they have an additional plastic coating, unlike normal R/W CD and so the image appears much lighter

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Postby Aushun » Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:54 am

FINISH HIM! <peeks to see if anyone gets the reference>

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Postby elebit » Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:02 am

Lighscribe looks cool I'm sick of sharpies. I want one but that can wait. What i really want is a laser etch thingy so I can etch laptops and stuff like that.

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Postby reachrishikh » Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:51 pm

Flawless Victory! Mwa ha ha ha ha ha ha! I win! Fatality!


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