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aliumalik
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Differences between various post sp2 update slipstreaming methods

Post by aliumalik » Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:51 pm

Hi,
AFAIK there are three methods to integrate post sp2 updates into a windows cd.
1) Download updates using windows updates downloader or autopatcher and integrate them using nLite. Some people say that it might integrate updates out of turn but they also say that sorting by name and integrating fixes it.
2) A cmd script that is available around the net and is updated regularly http://smithii.com/slipstream_xpsp2
3) RyanVM's update pack and IE7 MP11 add-on packs after it

What are the pros and cons of each method?

PS: I tried searching for the answer as the question seems fairly ordinary but was unable to find a definite answer
Thanks

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Post by yumeyao » Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:18 pm

This pack is designed to bring a Windows XP CD with SP2 integrated fully up to date with all of the latest hotfixes released by Microsoft since SP2's release. It accomplishes this task via direct integration, where files on the CD are directly overwritten by the updated files. This method has numerous advantages over other integration techniques:
  1. Since the files are being directly overwritten on the CD, there is no period of vulnerability between when the files are copied to the hard drive and the hotfixes are run. This guarantees maximum stability and security.
  2. All necessary registry entries needed by Windows Update, QFECheck, and Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer are imported during Windows setup, meaning that the integration is transparent to Windows.
  3. Security Catalogs necessary for Windows File Protection to recognize the updated files as digitally signed are installed, once again ensuring maximum transparency to Windows.
  4. Since the updated files are being directly overwritten on the CD, this pack has the minimum possible amount of overhead associated with integrating hotfixes in comparison to other methods - both in space used on the CD and in Windows installation time.
  5. This pack works regardless of whether or not the Windows installation is unattended.
it's on this page http://www.ryanvm.net/msfn/updatepack.html
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Post by Siginet » Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:10 am

The correct answer is:
3) RyanVM's update pack and IE7 MP11 add-on packs after it

And the RVMIntegrator will do the integration in the proper order for you. ;) So you don't even need to use your brain very hard. :D
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Post by yumeyao » Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:26 am

i'm just trying building a chinese IE7 addon. so i have downloaded MrNxDmX's English one.
oops.. so complex. appreciate his hard work.
with these guys'(ryanVM, MrNxDmX, boooggy, ricktendo, and other addon makers) hard work, you can have no doubt and use the third way. :wink:
of course, appreciate Siginet and his software, too :D
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