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I want to specify my own local Windows share

Now as you are going to be using a Windows share you will need a local or remote folder that contains the contents of a Windows XP CD. To do this create a new folder and give it a name. I have a folder named windowsshare and it is located at C:\. However you can name the folder anything you wish and it can be located locally or on a remote computer.

Make sure your Windows XP CD is in the CD/DVD drive. Click Start, My Computer, Right click on your CD/DVD icon and choose Explore.

You should now see the files and folders that are on the Windows XP CD. So click Edit and choose Select All, then click again on Edit and choose Copy.

Now open the windowsshare folder, click Edit and choose Paste.

You should now see all the files and folders starting to appear in the windowsshare folder.

Specify... You will first have check the option I want to specify my own local Windows share to use a Windows share and then click Next to continue.


Windows share: Click on the magnifying glass and point AutoStreamer to the windowsshare folder.

Service Pack File: If you click the magnifying glass you will have to locate the Service Pack file. AutoStreamer will then analyze the file and display the build number.

If you have downloaded the Windows XP Service Pack 2 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers then the file name file will be: WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe.

If you have the Windows XP Service Pack 2 on CD then you have two options. If you want, you can tell AutoStreamer to use the CD as the source for the service pack file. However you can copy the service pack file from the CD to your computer's hard drive. In both cases the file name will be XPSP2.exe. I recommend that you actually copy the file to your computer's hard drive.

Satisfying AutoStreamer: You may notice that there are green ticks, these are to indicate that AutoStreamer or yourself has successfully completed a particular stage. However if you see a red cross then AutoStreamer requires your attention.

So when you have three green ticks click Next to continue.


Desired label: The Desired label is the name of the CD. There is nothing special about this name and you can choose whatever name you want.

Target ISO File: If you click on the magnifying glass you will have to choose where the ISO file will be saved to and you will also have to enter a file name. Again this is nothing special but make sure you have enough space for the file to be saved.

When you're ready click Finish.


Integrating Service Pack files into your share... Windows XP Service Pack 2 will now come into play and you will see some additional windows appear. Do no not worry as this is normal. The Windows XP Service Pack 2 files will be extracted to C:\[Random folder name].

Creating ISO file from your slipstreamed share... This is where AutoStreamer will create an ISO file from the contents of the windowsshare folder.


Cleaning up temporary files used... All of the files that have been created and used will now be deleted.

Click Exit to close AutoStreamer.

AutoStreamer has now completed all of what it is designed to do. It has slipstreamed Windows XP Service Pack 2 into the windowsshare and from the contents of this folder; created an ISO file.

Continue: What To Do With The ISO File...

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