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    Slipstreaming SP2

    How would you like to be able to have Service Pack 2 integrated in your Win2K install files? No more installing Win2K, then applying the latest Service Pack. When you install Win2K, you are installing the latest Service Pack right along with it! Sound too good to be true? Well it isn't! Here's how to do it:

    First, get out your Win2K CD and copy all the files to a directory on your hard drive (I'll assume you're copying all the files to C:\win2k). You only HAVE to have the files in the i386 directory, but it's best to copy all the files since you're probably going to burn a CD and you want a fully functional CD.

    If you have W2KSP2.exe, then you need to extract it using the command "W2KSP2.exe -x" (for example, "c:\downloads\W2KSP2.exe -x"). You can also use Winzip to open the file if you wish. Extract the files to a directory (I'll assume you're using C:\sp2). It creates a directory called i386. Ok, here's what you should do (again, assuming you copied your whole Win2K CD to C:\win2k and extracted W2KSP2.exe to C:\sp2):

    Open up a Command Prompt box (note that you must be in Win2k already to do the slipstream). Type in "c:\sp2\i386\update\update.exe /s:c:\win2k" exactly. A gui should pop up, show you the progress, then tell you that it's done. That's it! You can now install Win2K from the files in C:\win2k and it will have SP2 integrated into the install. You probably want to burn a CD now right? But wait, you won't have a bootable CD anymore (at least not your nice shiny one with SP2 on it). Don't worry, you can make it bootable! For instructions on how to do so, click here. And while you're at it, check out how to disable Win2K's serial check here (don't worry, it's just editing one simple text file).

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