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Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac by Joe Kissell

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Chapter 13. Create a Slipstream Installer Disc

For our purposes, a slipstream installer disc is a CD or DVD with a customized version of the Windows installer that has certain additions, updates, or options preconfigured. It can make installation faster—and also give you a way to install Windows XP in Boot Camp even if your CD contains a pre-SP2 version. In this section, I describe how to create such a disc.

Why You Might Need a Slipstream Disc

I had an old, unused retail copy of Windows XP in my closet, and I figured I'd finally put it to use by installing it under Boot Camp. But when I looked at the CD, I saw that it was an early release of Windows XP from 2001—before SP2 and even before SP1. When using Windows XP, Boot Camp requires a Windows ...

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