View Full Version : Slipstream Vista SP1

03-23-08, 01:59 PM
Is it possible?

03-23-08, 02:08 PM
No it not possible with SP1, Microsoft said slipstream will be possible with Vista SP2.

03-23-08, 08:46 PM
Slipstreaming is not supported with SP1.
This does not mean it cannot be done though. There seems to be a way to do it although it is different from 'traditional' way of slipstreaming/integration.

It's called 'reverse integration'.
I have not done this, and I don't plan to do it. (I'm going to wait till MS releases SP1 'officially' to public, and preferably get Vista SP1 integrated DVD from Microsoft.
Anyway, according to WinBeta, reverse integration of Vista SP1 works as per guide below:
1. Install Vista RTM to a secondary partition (not the main boot partition). The primary reason for this is one doesn’t want all the boot associated files of that computer related to BCD and boot.ini being part of the final image.

2. Once in the Out of Box Experience (OOBE) after setup, type Ctrl-Shift-F3 to enter Audit mode. In case you’re wondering what/where OOBE is, it is the part after setup where the user is setting up his/her username, password etc.

3. The system will then reboot into Audit mode and a Sysprep window will pop up. Do not close the Sysprep window.

4. Run the Vista SP1 installer and let it do its thing.

5. After the SP1 setup is complete, you’ll find yourself back at the main Vista desktop with the Sysprep window open and SP1 will be installed and ready to go. From the Sysprep selection window, select OOBE, Generalize, and to Shut Down the system.

6. Boot the system into a WinPE disk or another OS install (ie. XP), do NOT boot back into Vista, and run the following imagex command (imagex can be found in WAIK):

imagex /compress maximum /flags “Business” /capture d: c:\install.wim “Windows Vista Business”

where d: is the drive Vista is installed on and c:\install.wim is the location to store the new install.wim. Replace “Business” with whatever edition of Vista you are installing and replace the drive letters with your own.

6. Once the image has been built, replace the old install.wim in the Vista RTM ISO in \Sources\ with the newly created install.wim using a registered version of UltraISO (Version 8.0 or higher). Save the ISO and you’re done.