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What is "slipstream"?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by MastiffShack, Sep 14, 2003.

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  1. MastiffShack

    MastiffShack Thread Starter

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    I saw the term "slipstream" in a previous post ("that's why people slipstream XP and SP1.")

    In my mind, this implies a method to backup the Windows OS to a CD (DVD?) that is also bootable.

    I've been trying to search for a product that will backup the OS (Win XP Pro) to a CD and, if inserted, the system would boot from the CD (DVD?). It would then permit me to either reinstall or install the OS new again - but this time have all my patches and other OS installed components.

    I would also like to be able to backup all my software products and have them reinstalled at the time I recovered by system (without having to go through each individual install again - along with all the downloaded updates.)

    If someone could help by pointing me to products that support these functions, I'd really appreciate it.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jedi_Master

    Jedi_Master

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    Howdy MastiffShack...

    Slipstreaming is incorperating SP1 in the XP OS install ( it's not backing up the hard drive )...

    Some good backup utilities are...

    Ghost 2003 which I use

    Drive Image
     
  3. rawmeat

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    Another place for a try is CMS. They have small HDs with backup software already loaded and connect via USB2.0 or PCMCIA card. It backs up the entire system, is bootable and schedules incrementals for keep you current. Prices seem reasonable for what it offers. I saw their stuff at FOSE and would have one but my PC has issues with a USB2.0 card.

    Hope this helps!
     
  4. MastiffShack

    MastiffShack Thread Starter

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    Jedi_Master and rawmeat:

    Thanks for the clairfication and help. I really appreciate your time.

    I'll take a look at both options, and see which one fits my pocketbook best.

    Thanks again...
     
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