For those of you that have a copy of SP2 and want to give it a try the procedure I used is presented below.I experienced absolutely no problems with the procedure based on an original Gold Edition XP Professional CD.Many have by now (I’ve spoken to some, at least) and their customers might still just be running an out of date version – call your suppliers.Starting in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, we made removal of the SMB1 feature possible and trivially easy.Bare Bones Troubleshooting Dual and Multi Booting XP Install Backup for XP Home Remove Microsoft Messenger Slipstreamed XP/SP2 Bootable CD Slipstreamed XP/SP1a Install Slipstreamed XP Update Rollup Slipstreamed XP/SP3 Bootable CD Uninstall via C:\ Prompt Use F5 to Specify ACPI BIOS Windows XP Upgrade Paths XP Home Clean Install - Graphic XP Pro Clean Install - Graphic XP Pro Clean Install - Text Version XP Pro Upgrade Install -Text Version OS Guides from Windows Back Up Using Backup Wizard Baseline Security Analyzer v1.2 Compatibility Mode Control Panel Define A Backup Strategy Disk Cleanup Utility Disk Defragmenter Utility Disk Management Utility Group Policy Editor Hard Drive Partitioning Install/Use Recovery Console Management Console Paging File QFECheck Utility Stop Error Messages System Restore Re-enable System Restore System Services Guide System Volume Info Folder XP Shutdown Troubleshooting Accessibility Options Add or Remove Programs Appearance and Themes Date Time Language Regional Network and Internet Connections Performance & Maintenance Printers and Other Hardware Setup Sounds Speech Audio Devices User Accounts Windows XP Professional Windows XP Home Edition Windows XP Expert Zone Microsoft Security Desktop Deployment Res. Microsoft Tech Net MSDN Product Support Services Microsoft Download Center Guide to Downloads Windows XP Support Center Windows XP Technical Overview Microsoft Skills Assessment Slipstreamed Windows XP CD Using SP2 Whenever a new version of a service pack for XP is released I always run it through the slipstreaming procedure to see if everything works as expected.Service Pack 2 (SP2) is the latest release so it was time for another round of testing.Windows 10 RS3 (Fall Creators Update) and Windows Server 2016 RS3 have SMB1 uninstalled by default under most circumstances: https://aka.ms/smb1rs3. Make sure you check https://aka.ms/stillneedssmb1 for products that may require updates or replacement to be used without the need for SMB1.
However, some customers still use the Explorer Network in home and small business workgroup environments to locate Windows computers. And if that’s not enough: SMB1 is being removed (fully or partially, depending on SKU) by default in the RS3 release of Windows and Windows Server.
Before copying the XP CD make sure that the system is set to display all hidden and system files to ensure a complete copy of all files on the CD.
The settings to control what files are visible are located in Windows Explorer In order to make a slipstreamed CD bootable it's necessary to add an image file during the burning process.
There are a number of different burning or CD creation programs that can be used to accomplish this task.
I've included instructions here for Easy CD and DVD Creator 6 by Roxio and another set of instructions for Nero Burning ROM 6-SE.
Disabling Oplocks is not recommended by Microsoft, but required by some older software, often due to using legacy database technology.