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Adding SATA to XP cd (Bonus of SP3 intigration)

In the modern world of SATA enabled machines reinstalling xp can be hell… This guide will help you integrate sata drivers onto your xp cd.

Note: You will need to have a SP1 enabled cd before you are able to integrate sp3.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any lost files, damaged hardware, or any other damage resulting from the use of this tutorial; back up any important files just in case. Use of this guide is at your own discretion.

1. Get the required items:

  • Windows XP CDRequires a SP 1 or newer cd
  • Drivers you may want to integrate (extract them)

2. Download the tools:

3. Install the tools:

  • Install nLite in any folder of your choicer

4. Intigrate the Service Pack:

  1. Download Windows XP Service Pack 3
  2. Insert XP CD
  3. Open nLite
  4. Press Next button
  5. Click Browse… button and browse to your CD drive
  6. Click OK
  7. Click OK
  8. Browse to your preferred destination for the project (this is where it stores the files it works with)
    If the folder does not exist press the Make New Folder button and name it whatever you want
  9. Let the file copy finish
  10. Click Next button
  11. Click Next button
  12. Select Service Pack button and press Next button
  13. Click Insert button and browse to the Service Pack 3 update you downloaded
  14. Click the Next button
  15. Click Insert button and insert all updates
  16. Click the Next button
  17. Click Yes Button
  18. Wait for the process to finish (This is gonna take a while)
  19. Click Next and click Finish and quit nlite

5. Add SATA drivers:

  1. Re-open nLite
  2. Click Next button
  3. Click Next button
  4. Click Next button
  5. Select Last Session and click Load and wait for it to say Loaded: Last Session
  6. Click Next button
  7. Deactivate Service Pack by clicking on it
  8. Activate Drivers button
  9. Click Next button
  10. Insert your SATA (raid) drivers you want to integrate and click Next
  11. Click Next
  12. Enter disc name in the Label field and click Make ISO button
  13. Browse to where you want to save the iso file and name it and press Save
  14. Test in Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 to see if your created ISO works
    (its easy to use)
  15. If it didn’t work retry from the start
  16. If it works burn it to CD/DVD