Slipstream SATA drivers into a Windows XP Pro Install CD

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The topic of installing windows came up and reminded me.

I have a system with only SATA drives (2 x 74GB) & (1 x 120 GB).
I would like to install Windows on it, but Windows only allows introduction of SATA drivers via a floppy drive. I haven’t used a floppy or even purchased a 3.5" floppy in at least 3 years.

Can I just make in ISO of my XP Pro Sp1 CD and add in a driver?
Or is it going to be harder than that?

I did a quick google search, but what I found wasn't what I want to do.
ISO builders and everything. I have a program that can edit ISO's. I can mount it R/W as a virtual drive, and add in any file I want.

It's where to add the files is the problem.

Basically to make a long story short: If I wanted to add drivers so that Windows install could use them, where would I put them on the CD?

Thanks guys.
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I know this can be done. I haven't used SATA drives before so I can't give you any details. It will involve using some techniques to create an unattended CD.

You might want to check out this forum:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?c=9.

There's a lot of information covered there which can be daunting at first.

Here's a thread that deals specifically with incorporating Sata drivers in an XP installation without the need of a floppy:
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?sho ... hl=Si3112r

An alternative you might consider is a utility called XPCreate.
http://greenmachine.msfnhosting.com/XPCREATE/

This utility will integrate Service packs, Windows updates, and other things you may want to include in your XP CD. It will even download any updates that you need before creating the CD/ISO. Currently it supports integrating some Sata/Raid drivers. Check out the SATA page to see if your drivers are supported. There is also a forum at msfn.org dedicated to XPCreate.

Edit: I found this page at GreenMachine's XPCREATE site:
http://greenmachine.msfnhosting.com/READING/addraid.htm

It's just an example of slipstreaming the Silicon Image 3112 SATALink Driver into the Windows Distribution which may be helpful.
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I was afraid it would have to come to that. Oh well, beats the days of the cmd-line based iso builders (which was like, umm last month!).

Thanks, I'll give it a try when I get back from happy hour. :-)
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Less command way to Slipstream SATA driver into WinXP is using a friendly tool called nLite. You can get the simple guide here.
http://maxeasyguide.blogspot.com/2008/0 ... on-cd.html
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How to get my product key to work with this CD
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NaasirMuhammad wrote:
How to get my product key to work with this CD


you can unattended mode of installation in nlite and provide a product key only once while preparing the bootable cd.rest of the time whenever you want to install windows u wont need product key.check out this simple tutorial which explains it in detail

http://techtricks.co.in/slipstreamingintegrating-sata-drivers-into-bootable-xp-cd/
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It's a 5 year old post sreen
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i know you can add these drivers in the disk but i never used the sata hard drives.

i never created the image of the ISO files.
but its the good way to create a new OS disk.

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