<img src="http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/1922/x64rg0.png" align="right" alt="Windows XP Professional x64 Service Pack 2">Windows XP Professional X64 Edition SP2 Slipstreamed
Note that this guide covers slipstreaming of the 64-Bit Service Pack 2 into ones original copy of Windows XP Professional X64 Edition
. The files and file structures used are different to those of Windows XP 32-Bit and a guide for doing that for Windows XP 32-Bit can be found here: Windows XP SP2 Slipstreamed
In Windows Explorer make sure that in Tools>Folder Options>View you:
Show hidden files and folders
Deselect Hide extensions for known file types
Deselect Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
Tools you will need
1. Your Windows XP Pro X64 installation disc (it went RTM with SP1 if I remember correctly)
2. WinRAR (I used WinRAR to extract the Service Pack because the application switches I tried did not work)
3. ISO Buster from Smart Projects
to extract the Microsoft Corporation.img file from the XP Pro X64 installation CD. The trial unregistered copy of ISO Buster works fine.
4. SP2 X64 (WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB914961-SP2-x64-ENU.exe) from Microsoft
Create the following new folders on your C:\ Drive (change this to whatever your Windows XP boot drive is):
Copy the entire contents of your XP Pro X64 CD to the folder XPX64
Copy SP2 X64 (WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB914961-SP2-x64-ENU.exe) to the folder XPX64SP2
Extract the Microsoft Corporation.img file from your XP Pro X64 CD using ISO Buster and copy it to the folder XPX64BootImage
Extract the contents of SP2 X64 using WinRAR, to the folder XPX64SP2 that you created earlier.
If anyone knows what command line to run from start>run to extract SP2 X64 given drive C: and the folder XPX64SP2 please let us know.
SP2 X64 into your old XP Pro X64 CD with the following command line (start>run):
For the above commands to work you need to have created exactly the same file structure as indicated above. If you have used a hard drive or partition with a different drive letter then that needs to changed accordingly.
Now burn your Slipstreamed Windows XP Professional X64 Edition SP2 CD
Open Nero Burning ROM 7 and select "CD-ROM (Boot)" on the left.
Go to the Boot tab, select "Image file" and browse to the folder XPX64BootImage where you stored the Microsoft Corporation.img file.
Select "Enable expert settings" and then make sure you choose "No Emulation and that "Number of loaded sectors" is changed to 4
Go to the Label tab and give it your original XP Pro X64 label. This is not essential though.
Now select New at the bottom of the Nero page and then select the contents of the folder XPX64
into which you intergrated the SP2 X64 service pack, and add all contents to your compilation.
Following this process worked perfectly for me. I tested my new XP Pro X64 SP2 installation CD and setup and installation went as it should.