How to slipstream Windows 7 Service Pack - Tutorial

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    I have written a very long and thorough step-by-step tutorial on how to slipstream service packs to the base Windows 7 installation image, covering GUI and command line steps, including the setup and installation of Windows Automated Install Kit (WAIK) and RT7Lite frontend, additional optional customization of features, creation of the ISO file, use of Deployment Image Servicing and Management Tool (DISM) to mount and umount install.wim system image and add packages, editing of configuration files for offline use, extraction of system archives, creation of bootable media, extra resources and tips, and more. Enjoy.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/windows-7-sp-slipstream.html


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    Mrk
     
  2. Banzi

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    As usual a great & detailed tutorial Mrk.

    One point I would like to make is that you can legally download the windows 7 ISO image with SP1 already intergrated as shown here on Windows7 forums but you will need valid licence key to install it.

    That saves having to download WAIK which is about a 1.7gb download itself & SP1.

    Your guide is great for advanced users but for normal users that want to get a ISO that already has SP1 downloading the ISO is a lot easier :)
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Well, Windows 7 slipstreaming is an advanced topic in the first place.
    Most people wouldn't even know what a service pack is.
    Mrk
     
  4. Shankle

    Shankle Registered Member

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    How to slipstream windows 7 service pack

    This is Dedoimedos latest article.
    I use windows 7 pro 64-bit.
    I backup this OS to an external HD. If I buy a new computer,
    I think I can just load that external image to the new computer.

    This article is extremely complicated.
    Why in the world would I ever want to use it??
     
  5. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    No reason for you to use it. Just something for those who might want.
    Mrk
     
  6. SirDrexl

    SirDrexl Registered Member

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    Re: How to slipstream windows 7 service pack

    It can be helpful to create an image with your modifications that can then be installed on multiple computers, so you don't have to configure them individually. For instance, if you build computers as a small business, you could add your branding and support info to an ISO and then every computer you install it on would get it automatically.

    If you're just doing it for one computer, there isn't much of a point unless you re-install often and want your changes to be pre-made.
     
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