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Windows 7: Slipstreaming Windows 7 SP1

11 Sep 2010   #1

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Slipstreaming Windows 7 SP1

In a short time SP1 for Win 7 will be released to the general public. As in the past, people will probably want to slipstream SP1 into 7. According to an April 2009 APC Magazine article the creator of nLite and vLite had no plans for a 7Lite version. Early tests with 7 Beta showed limited success with vLite and dismal success with RTM 7.

Any thoughts on how slipstreaming will be done without a 7Lite? Is 7's architecture so different from Vista that other slipstreaming methods won't work? Is RT 7Lite a viable alternative for slipstreaming? And finally, many manufacturers do not provide any kind of install disk (either full install or recovery) with their machines and instead opt to have a recovery partition. How would this affect slipstreaming?

Since SP1 has not been released to the general public and this is all speculation, I figured General Discussion would be the best place to post. If I was wrong please feel free to move to another category.

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11 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

1) I've read several accounts of folks successfully slipstreaming sp1 beta using 7lite, so we'll just need to wait and see how sp1 rtm turns out. Obviously, a win installer dvd or iso would be required, which can be borrowed from a friend or located on the web. Naturally, when you use a generic dvd, the oem customizations will not be available and the install will not auto-activate as in the case of OEM restore disks. That'll involve a call to MS (phone activation).

2) Another option is to use DISM which is inbuilt in windows 7. This is a command line tool but there are experimental DISM GUIs around like DXTool or Jinje's tool.

3) The easiest option would be to let MS do it (MS does release slipstreamed dvds and also isos for technet amd msdn), then locate a malware-free copy on the web and download and burn to dvd. As long as one uses a legally purchased key, theres nothing sinister about that.
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11 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Slipstreaming a service pack and a bunch of patches into an installation disc certainly does save time during a new installation. I think the majority of those on this forum, employ some form of imaging technology on their machines...so clean installs are somewhat rare.

Since the Service Pack is some time out yet...I'm sure the path will become clearer as we get closer. Tools tend to get updated and released when they are needed. And right now, since we are more than 6 months away...it's still not needed.
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11 Sep 2010   #4

windows seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
3) The easiest option would be to let MS do it (MS does release slipstreamed dvds and also isos for technet amd msdn), then locate a malware-free copy on the web and download and burn to dvd. As long as one uses a legally purchased key, theres nothing sinister about that.
Yea,l but that's no fun, LOL!
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11 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slurp812 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
3)
Yea,l but that's no fun, LOL!
True. I do intend to give it a shot with both 7lite and dism, when sp1 comes out.
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17 Feb 2011   #6

Stools
 
 

We are now on the edge of 'Who can Slipstream Windows 7 first and post the tutorial to it on the windows 7 forum'...

Not me this time sorry...
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17 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

I've already slipstreamed Windows 7 by using WAIK. The same method Microsoft uses.
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17 Feb 2011   #8

Stools
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
I've already slipstreamed Windows 7 by using WAIK. The same method Microsoft uses.
Ok Logic have you posted the tutorial yet?
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17 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

1) Install Windows 7 some where.
2) Install Service Pack 1 along with any updates or software you want.
3) Run sysprep.
4) Move to another installation of Windows with WAIK or use a live-boot CD.
5) Capture the image into an WIM file.
6) Replace install.wim with your own from the standard DVD image.

This is the supported way to integrate updates and service packs. Along with other software as well.
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17 Feb 2011   #10

Stools
 
 

''Interesting''

You have left quite a bit out...
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