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Langa Letter: How To Save An Hour (Or More) On XP Installs

Prepatch your XP Setup CD once, and never have to install SP2 again. Fred Langa walks you through a 16-step process.
More Options and Alternatives
Of course, there are many variations on the process, and these sites cover most of them:

Other ways to produce a prepatched ("slipstreamed") setup CD:

Create a Bootable CD:

What ways have you used to "slipstream" or prepatch a CD? What pitfalls have you encountered that you might share with the rest of us? What sites have given you the best advice on the process? Join in the discussion!


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