Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD

ByLine
How to Create a Vista SP1 Slipstream Installation DVD
Synopsis
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.
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)​
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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.​
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4. Click on the Browse button. (See screenshot below)​
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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.​
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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.​
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7. Click on the Next button. (See screenshot below)​
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8. Check both the Service Pack Slipstream and Bootable ISO boxes and click on the Next button. (See screenshot below)​
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9. Click on the Select button. (See screenshot below)​
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10. Select the SP1 standalone program (from step 2) on the desktop and click on the Open button. (See screenshot below)​
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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.​
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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.​
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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.​
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14. Under the General section, make sure that Create Image is selected and click on the Make ISO button. (See screenshot below)​
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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:
B) If not, then go to step 19 and skip steps 16, 17, and 18.​
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16. Dot Rebuild one (Vista edition from step 5) and click OK. (See screenshot below)​
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17. When finished, click on the Next button. (See screenshot below)​
NOTE: This will take a little bit to finish.​
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.​
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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)​
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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.​
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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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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Hi Allan,

I do not know of a way to do it. I would not think that it would be a good idea though considering that IE is a very integrated component of Vista. It is even tied in with Windows Explorer through the address bar.

Sorry, :(

Shawn
 

Iforgot

Member
Shawn

Just finished loading a slipstreamed dvd of vistaX64 with vLite.
Clean install on spare hdd.
Cut out anything to do with IE7 with vLite.

Loaded FireFox V3 rc1.

Havn't seen reference to IE yet.

Any suggestions to where or what might invoke it?

allan

I do not know of a way to do it. I would not think that it would be a good idea though considering that IE is a very integrated component of Vista. It is even tied in with Windows Explorer through the address bar.

Sorry, [URL="http://www.vistax64.com/images/smilies/sad.gif"]:([/URL]

Shawn

I think IE stuff is hooked of explorer, so to remove it??????
Explorer has to be load,,,, maybe not the IE hooks?

I am keeping my fingers crossed:shock:
 

Brink

Staff member
mvp
Allan,

I'm glad to hear that you were able to remove IE7 with vLite. Hopefully it will work the Default Programs and use FireFox without any problems for you.

Shawn
 

John Edwards

New Member
I've tried to slipstream SP1 with my Medion Recovery Disc (Vista Home Premium came on the PC) using vLite and I thought the following observations could be useful:

a) At step 5, I was getting a repeated BSOD and forced reboot until I discovered that it was caused by a program called mfx.exe (Magic Folders); uninstalling it solved the problem.
b) Then, later in step 5, I found that in order to progress I had to select the top folder WITHIN the Vista disc-copy folder on the desktop (NOT the Vista folder itself) - called in my case MEDHOPRENU.
c) All then progressed as stated above until step 12, when it passed through the Preparing and Extracting phases, but after about half an hour in the Integrating phase, it Aborted (without further information) - then 'Failed - no changes made'.

SHOULD I be able to succeed with this approach - or is the OEM disc (which I have successfully used to undertake a Repair Install, despite reservations expressed in these tutorials!) inadequate as a basis?
 

Brink

Staff member
mvp
Hi John,

Usually a OEM Recovery DVD will not work as far as a I know with this method. If it was a Express OEM DVD, which you can use to do a Repair Install, then it might be able to work.

It sounds like you may have had some interference from something as well. You should have been able to select the Vista folder from step 5 and proceed considering the statement above.

Shawn
 

John Edwards

New Member
Well, persistence paid off and the second attempt proved successful! The Medion Recovery Disc seems to be an adequate basis both for Slipstreaming and Repair Install. Again, I had to use the folder WITHIN the copied Vista folder as the basis for vLite.

One small further point - in step 22, the Finish button did not appear, but Exit seemed to have the same function.

Many thanks for your really excellent tutorial.

John
 

Brink

Staff member
mvp
John,

I'm glad to hear that you got it to work for you. Thank you for sharing your results. I'm going to keep a list of the differences with the OEM DVD's to try make notes in the instructions for them.

Shawn
 

Korayem

New Member
First, my hats off to you brink for all those awesome articles.

Now, I am getting a weird error message at step 12 (SP integration step):
CabLib Extract ERROR while extracting files from cabinet archive:
Corrupt cabinet

Any thoughts?

NOTE: I've had the antivirus active protection disabled
 
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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Hi Korayem,

Welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

It sounds like there was a problem using the copy of the Vista DVD files. Try recopying them and try making the slipstream DVD again.

You might also post this error in the vLite program forum for more of a specific solution hopefully.

vLite - MSFN Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

kiruba_lks

New Member
Fine tutorial thank you.
I'm new to this forum. I have a doubt. can any one help me please?
Can i add my favorite software to vista bootable dvd like Anti virus, Music Players.
My software (Anti virus, Player) should be installed automatically After installing the vista. is this possible? If so How to do that.
Waiting for a solution.
Thank you.
 

Brink

Staff member
mvp
Hi Kiruba_lks,

I suppose that you can using the Integration option to in step 8, but you should post this in the vLite program forum for more of a specific solution hopefully.

vLite - MSFN Forums


A more practical and easier solution would be to use a backup program like Acronis True Image to make a clone of your hard drive, when you have Vista to where you want it setup with any programs, as a bootable installation DVD. This way if you need to reinstall, you pop in the backup, restart the computer to boot from it, and have everything back in about a hour. You can get and try a free 15 day trial version of this program here.

Download backup software trial of HDD ghosting, data backup and restore software for home and home office PCs

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

mengchanchai

New Member
Hi Brink
I already slipstream sp1 to my Vista DVD ,followed your tutorial.
Everything work!!
And i just installed yesterday without any problem.
Here is the post for feedback and i would like to say thank again for this thread.
This method save time for me to install only one time but get sp1 included!!
Thank again Sir!!!
 

Iforgot

Member
Brink
Just an update:)

vLite works with both pre SP1, OEM DVD and new OEM DVD with SP1

Vista 64bit Home Premium (before SP1)
Slipstreamed SP1 and add drivers and/or components (ie IE7).

Just finished Vista Ultimate SP1 (SP1 preinstalled, new)

Removed components and added extra drivers ok.

Loaded pc ok, been running all day ok. :)

No changes to your guide needed.

BTW, Erasing the DVD works, before burning the image too.
 
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belmontmilds

New Member
Hi Brink, at Step 15 I click on 'No' cause the ISO is over 4 GB. But I'm bit getting the Step 16 screen where I can Rebuild one (Ultimate). Strange I followed the steps exactly three times now still the same.

- EDIT - Oops nevermind/! I didn't know you had to click on APPLY at the bottom after selecting NO when you have the ISO over 4 GB. Sorry for the double post, but everything working great as it should :D THANKS!
 

Brink

Staff member
mvp
LOL, no problem Belmontmilds. I'm glad to hear that it works fine for you.

Welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

Shawn
 
During install of vLite 1.2 beta, the screen that it stopped at installing the WIM filter would not let me continue without requiring the installation of the WAIK, which it provided a link to (over 1300MB on the MS download site). I downloaded vLite 1.1.6 final, and there was no such link or requirement at the same point during installation. I can't find on the changelog where this came in, or how recently the beta version was made available. Has anyone else come across this yet?
 
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