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How to get all XP service packs, updates, etc. together to avoid future downloads?

How to get all XP service packs, updates, etc. together to avoid future downloads?

I am going through an agonizing re-install, on day three now of Windows Updates, VS Service Packs, etc. It's been tough having to download all this again on a 384kbps ADSL line.

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Guest [Entry]

"If you are talking about a single machine/hardware config, you could make an image of the system using any of the many system imaging programs, then just re-deploy the image whenever you want to do a full re-install.

If you're mainly talking about Windows, you could slipstream the various updates into an updated installer disc."
Guest [Entry]

"I think you have to get the packages manually and save them somewhere. I think the best you can do is install the latest xp service pack and visual studio service packs and then use windows updates to grab the updates released since then. I think you'll need xp service pack 2 and xp service pack 3. You could grab each hotfix/update separately as well if you wanted, but that is probably a lot of work. I'd have thought setting windows update to autiomatic and just letting it go through and update woulod be the easiest

some instructions here"
"I think you have to get the packages manually and save them somewhere. I think the best you can do is install the latest xp service pack and visual studio service packs and then use windows updates to grab the updates released since then. I think you'll need xp service pack 2 and xp service pack 3. You could grab each hotfix/update separately as well if you wanted, but that is probably a lot of work. I'd have thought setting windows update to autiomatic and just letting it go through and update woulod be the easiest

some instructions here"
Guest [Entry]

You need to download the offline install packages.
Guest [Entry]

"As suggested above use nLite in order to prepare an updated XP iso or dvd.
Apart from slipstreaming sp3 you can also integrate some hotfixes or even microsoft programs,
such as IE or WMP.

However a lot of hotfixes won't be integrated, so you will have to run a batch to finish the job.
A good basis for building your ""perfect"" xp installer is pre-SP4 project:
http://dimadr.ru/critical-pre-sp4-eng

and for .NET

http://forum.oszone.net/thread-46682.html"