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    Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD
    How to Create a Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD
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    05 May 2008
    Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD

    How to Create a Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD

    information   Information
    This will show you how to create a Vista installation DVD with the Vista SP1 slipstreamed into it for any 32 and 64 bit version of Vista you want. This DVD will allow you to do a clean install of Vista with the SP1 all at once instead of installing Vista first then the SP1.
    Note   Note
    This Vista SP1 slipstream installation DVD will also allow you to run a Repair install on Vista with SP1 installed now. Before, you could not use a normal Vista installation DVD ro run a Repair install on Vista with SP1 installed since Vista with SP1 was a new version than what was on the Vista DVD.
    Tip   Tip
    If you have a Dell OEM computer, then see this link to help you possibly create a sliptream installation DVD from your Dell installation disc.
    warning   Warning
    You can only make a 64-bit Vista DVD in a installed 64-bit Vista, and only a 32-bit Vista DVD in a installed 32-bit Vista.


    REQUIREMENTS:
    Microsoft has issued a note to users, of “v-Lited” Windows Vista SP1 installs, having issues upgrading to SP2. Their advice? Reinstall Windows with genuine media. For more on this, see: Short: vLite screws up Windows Vista SP1 upgrade path - Within Windows





    Here's How:
    Note   Note
    You will need to temporarily disable your antivirus program before you start this to prevent possible interference to the vLite program below. This program is safe, but could be mistaken as not by some antivirus programs and prevent you from creating the SP1 slipstream DVD.

    1. Copy the Vista Installation DVD Contents to the Desktop
    A) Place the retail or OEM (not Recovery) Vista installation DVD into the DVD drive.
    NOTE: If AutoPlay or the Vista install window pops-up, just close it.

    B) Open the Start Menu and click on Computer.

    C) Right click on the DVD drive in Computer with the Vista installation DVD and click on Copy. (See screenshot below)
    Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD-step1.jpg
    D) Right click on a empty space on the desktop and click on Paste.
    NOTE: This may take a few minutes to finish copying all of the Vista installation DVD contents to the folder on the desktop.
    2. Download the SP1 Standalone Installer to the Desktop
    NOTE: See Requirements at the top of the tutorial for the download links. You will need to select the same 32 bit or 64 bit version of the SP1 as the Vista installation DVD from step 1.
    A) Download and save the SP1 standalone installer to the desktop.
    3. Download and Install the vLite Program
    NOTE: See Requirements at the top of the tutorial for the download link.
    A) Right click on the vLite program shortcut and click Run as Administrator.

    B) Click on Allow.

    C) If this window pops-up, then click on the Install button(s) for the missing features needed by vLite. (See screenshot below)

    NOTE: If you see the WAIK Download link, then you will need to click on the Install button to download the 1.34GB ISO WAIK file first. Next, follow the instructions at the download link:
    • Click the Download button on this page to start the download.
    • Click on Save, and save the .iso file to your desktop.
    • Burn the saved .iso file to a DVD. You can use ISO Recorder to do this. This link will show you how to use ISO Recorder.
    • Run the DVD to install WAIK.
    WARNING: There is a glitch in the vLite 1.2 version where you may receive an error about WAIK when trying to run vLite. WAIK is not always properly recognized in Vista 32 bit. You may need to manually copy and paste the wimgapi.dll file from WAIK into the root vLite folder (main folder) in C:\Programs for it to work properly.
    Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD-step2.jpg
    4. Click on the Browse button. (See screenshot below)
    Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD-step3.jpg
    5. Click on the Vista folder (created from step 1) on the desktop and click on the LRMCFRE_EN_DVD folder, then click OK. (See screenshot below)
    NOTE: You may have a different name than LRMCFRE_EN_DVD based on your type of Vista installation DVD, but it will be the one right under Vista.
    Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD-step4.jpg
    6. Click on the Vista edition that you want to use for the Vista SP1 slipstream DVD to highlight it and click OK. (See screenshot below)
    NOTE: You can only have one Vista edition per slipstream DVD. If you want to have more than one Vista edition, then you must repeat this tutorial for each individual Vista edition for their own DVD.
    Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD-step5.jpg
    7. Click on the Next button. (See screenshot below)
    Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD-step6.jpg
    8. Check both the Service Pack Slipstream and Bootable ISO boxes and click on the Next button. (See screenshot below)
    Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD-step7.jpg
    9. Click on the Select button. (See screenshot below)
    Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD-step8.jpg
    10. Select the SP1 standalone program (from step 2) on the desktop and click on the Open button. (See screenshot below)
    Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD-step9.jpg
    11. Click on Run when this window pops-up in a few seconds. (See screenshot below)
    NOTE: This runs the SP1 installer program for the vLite program only. It will not install the SP1 on your computer.
    Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD-step10.jpg
    12. This will take around 60 to 120 minutes or so to complete this part. Some older slower systems may take a bit longer. (See screenshot below)
    Enjoy your break.
    NOTE: In the Status box, you will see Preparing first, Extracting second, Integrating third, then this below until it is finished with this part. It will seem like it is stuck about 60% of the way, but it is not.
    Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD-step11.jpg
    13. When Finished, click on Next. (See screenshot below)
    NOTE: If this fails, then verify that you are using the same 32 bit or 64 bit versions of the Vista SP1 and Vista Installation DVD files. If they are not the same, it will fail.
    Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD-step12.jpg
    14. Under the General section, make sure that Create Image is selected and click on the Make ISO button. (See screenshot below)
    Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD-step13.jpg
    15. If the Created Image is over 4 GB
    A) If this window pops-up on you with a similar message after you click on the Make ISO button (from step 14), then click on No and continue to step 16. (See screenshot below)
    NOTE: If you do not get the option to make the ISO image smaller, then see:
    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/15...tml#post842893

    B) If not, then go to step 19 and skip steps 16, 17, and 18.
    Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD-step14.jpg
    16. Dot Rebuild one (Vista edition from step 5) and click OK. (See screenshot below)
    Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD-step15.jpg
    17. When finished, click on the Next button. (See screenshot below)
    NOTE: This will take a little bit to finish.
    Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD-step16.jpg
    18. Under the General section, make sure that Create Image is selected and click on the Make ISO button. (See screenshot below)
    NOTE: After the Vista and SP1 image file has been rebuilt to make it smaller, you will return to the same screen in step 14.
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    19. Select the Desktop and click on the Save button. (See screenshot below)
    NOTE: This is where the ISO file will be saved when it is finished being created.
    Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD-step17.jpg
    20. When it is finished creating the ISO file, place a blank unformated DVD into the DVD drive.
    NOTE: If AutoPlay pops-up asking you to format the DVD, just close it.

    21. Under the General section, make sure that Burn Image is selected and that you have your DVD drive selected under Device. Click on the Burn button. (See screenshot below)
    Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD-step18.jpg
    22. When it is finished making the Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD it will say Write Successful, then click on the Finish or Exit button. (See screenshot below)
    NOTE: It will take a few minutes to finish this. When you click Finish, it will close vLite.
    Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD-step19.jpg
    23. Remove your new Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD from the DVD drive.
    NOTE: You will use this DVD the same way you did the retail Vista installation DVD.

    24. Do not forget to enable your antivirus program again.
    That's it, your done. Finally. LOL
    Shawn



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    Re: Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD

    I'm at stage 12 and have been for about 3 hours now. Not sure if its still doing anything

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    Re: Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD

    Hi Eggyuk,

    It took mine about 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete step 12 (my specs here: Brink). It may take longer on some systems than others. I would give it about an hour more to see what happens. If it does not complete, then you might try it all over again.

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    Re: Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD

    Shawn,

    Another excellent tutorial.

    A couple of comments/observations.

    In order for me to get vLite to work, I had to run it as an administrator.

    At the end, there was no finished prompt, I simply had to exit the program.

    Other than that, it worked like a champ!

    Thanks,

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    Re: Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD

    excellent work, Brink

    I've used Sliptream and vLite on XP for sp2 and drivers, works very well.

    I will have to try this for the Vista 64 mce pc

    Does it also work for OEM disc's too?

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    Re: Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD

    Hello,
    Great post, but, chose only Ultimate x64 in the first place and get a 4.5917 GB save that is read for a standard "4.7 GB" DVD as a 4.71 GB size file that is "too big" to make the standard DVD disc. Funny how the blank DVD disc is also being read as an actual size of 4.3 GB! And did not have a choice to rebuild! I guess will to get and try to use a blank DL DVD that has a size of 8.5 GB.
    Also found and downloaded a retail Vista sp1 x64 torrent that is 3.66 GB but don't know if there is anything undesireable on that.
    Or, maybe can try to split the ISO on to 2 DVD discs??? That appears to be another option.
    Also note that the initial copy and paste of my original Vista x64 DVD did not result in a complete copy of the "source" folder in the new folder when I checked the "source" files...had to drag and replace it to get the complete data there...not sure why this happened.
    ...oh well...tried to use the slipstream for repair/upgrade and...would not upgrade since my since my computer was more "up to date" than the slipstream I created as outlined above...so went ahead with the retail torrent download I found and it worked like a charm...go figure.

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    Re: Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD

    JOE -

    Thank you. I added the Run as Administrator to help prevent any problems for others like you had. Not sure why you did not have the Finish buttin ungray on you when it was done. Did you disable your antivirus program before starting?


    Iforgot -

    I have not tried it on a OEM Vista. It would be worth a try to see. Please share your results if you try it.


    Peter -

    Where the missing files from copying the Vista DVD files to the folder hidden files? You could use the Split Image (in Step 14) option first, then use the Make ISO to burn to two DVDs later. I do not think you will be able to use the slipstream DVD for a startup repair with it split though.


    Thank you all for the feedback,
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    Re: Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD

    Brink
    Seems to work on OEM's too.
    Reimaging (clean install) pc as i'm typing this.

    Will update when finished.

    Only thing I found in the proceedure was
    "16. Dot Rebuild one (Vista edition from step 5) and click OK. (See screenshot below)"
    Wasn't prompted for it...or missed it......couldn't return to it either

    Probably me though

    Also i think it was nLite i used before with XP. (many years ago)

    This is for a HTPC so vmc is needed, I'll look at what I can strip out and drivers i can load.

    Thanks again

    setting up pc now.
    OEM image with SP1 confirmed

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    Re: Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD

    Iforgot,

    You will not see step 16 unless the created image was over 4 GB and you got the pop-up message in step 15. That's all.

    nLite is the version of this program for XP.

    Thank you for letting us know that it will work on a OEM Vista as well. I look forward to seeing your results.

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    Re: Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD

    Hello all,
    Anyone have any success using the slipstream for installation repair or upgrade?
    As I noted above...I wound up with a little over 4.3 GB for the Ultimate sp1 x64 that would not fit on a 4.7GB DVD...had to split the ISO onto two discs. I was trying to use them for a repair install on Vista Ultimate sp1 x64 with a few corrupted files...but when I put the first slipstream disc in was notified via a popup that my computer was more up to date than the slipstream and would not install.
    The retail Vista Ultimate sp1 x64torrent that I found and downloaded had a small amount of malware on it that I was able to delete before making an ISO...that was 3.66 GB...repair occured without any problem...and took care of all corrupted files leaving all of my programs and files intact.
    Again, don't know what happened with the slip stream...it seemed to work flawlessly in making the discs.

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