Howto: Automatically Slipstream Windows XP with SP2 and All Post-SP2 Security Hotfixes with a Single Command

Ross has updated his batch file xpsp2.cmd to automatically download and slipstream a standard Windows XP boot disk with Service Pack 2 and all post-SP2 security hotfixes. It uses wget, curl, or your Internet browser to download the updates. He has tested this with Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera.

His batch file xpsp2local.cmd will update the copy of Windows XP that is installed on the computer you run the command on. You may wish to do this if:

  • You do not want the machine you wish to hotfix connected to the Internet
  • You are unable to run Microsoft/Windows Update for some reason

Ross’s batch files work great, especially for those users unfamiliar with AutoPatcher or similar programs. He also has scripts compiled for Windows XP Service Pack 1a and Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.

Comments [3]

  1. Windows XP Service Pack 3

    We have been getting mixed feedback from users that have installed the Windows XP SP3. One of the biggest complaints is Microsoft did not include Direct X 10. The service pack employs many features of Vista and seems to turn your current version of XP into a steppingstone for purchasing a full copy of Vista. Please be sure your current computer programs will be able to handle the transition to SP3 or you may not be able to use them anymore.

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