Windows XP installation on laptops
Note: Be sure to install Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver before installing the operating system. Otherwise your computer will not respond; it will only display a blue screen.
1. Attach a diskette drive to your computer.
2. Download Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver from the Web site and extract the driver to C:\DRIVERS\WIN\IMSM and copy the driver to a diskette.
3. To make sure that SATA AHCI is enabled, start the BIOS Setup Utility menu.
4. Select Config.
5. Select Serial ATA (SATA).
6. Select AHCI or RAID*.*Applicable only in ThinkPad W700.
7. Change the startup sequence of your computer. Following the instructions on the Startup menu in the BIOS Setup Utility, set the CD-ROM drive to start first.
8. Insert the CD for Windows XP into the CD or DVD drive, and restart the computer.
9. To install a third-party SCSI or RAID driver first, press F6.
10. When prompted, select S for Specify Additional Device.
11. When prompted, insert the diskette that you created in step 2, and press Enter.
12. If your system has Intel 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller, select Intel 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH8M-E/M), and press Enter.
If your system has Intel 82801GBM SATA AHCI Controller, select Intel 82801GBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH7M/DH), and press Enter.
If your system has Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller, select Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller, and press Enter.
If you selected RAID mode in ThinkPand W700, select Intel(R) ICH8M-E/ICH9M-E SATA RAID Controller.
o Note: If you do not see your controller listed, use the arrow keys to scroll through the complete list. This package contains drivers for several controllers that are not displayed by default.
13. To continue the installation, press Enter again. Leave the diskette in the drive until the next reboot; the software may need to be copied from the diskette again when the files are copied during setup.
14. Follow the instruction to complete the OS installation.
Note: If you do not have a diskette drive, you can install Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver by the following alternative procedure:
Slipstreaming Windows XP Service Pack 3 and Create Bootable CD
Slipstreaming a Service Pack, is the process to integrate the Service Pack into the installation so that with every new installation the Operating System and Service Pack are installed at the same time.
Slipstreaming is usually done on network shares on corporate systems, but it also makes sense for the home user or small business user to do.
Microsoft added the ability to Slipstream a Service Pack to Windows 2000 and Windows XP. It not only has the advantage that when you (re)install your OS, you don’t have to apply the Service Pack later, also if you update any Windows component later, you’ll be sure that you get the correct installation files if Windows needs any.
Slipstream Windows XP Service Pack 3
Download the (full) “Network Install” of the Service Pack (English version [316.4 MB]), and save it to a directory (folder) on your hard drive (in my case E:\XP-SP3). Other languages can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download site.
Note: do not use spaces in the folder name!
Next copy the contents of your Windows XP CD to your hard drive. Just create a folder (I used \XP-CD), and copy all the contents of your Windows XP CD in that folder.
Next, open a Command Prompt (Start > Run > cmd), and go to the folder where you downloaded SP3 (cd \foldername). Type the command: servicepack filename /integrate:drive/path. In my example the command is WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe /integrate:E:\XP-CD
If you get the error:
This Service Pack cannot be integrated into a destination that also has integrated Software Updates
Consult the Service Pack documentation for more details about supported integration scenarios. This is caused by the fact that your Windows XP CD contains updates that will be automatically installed when you run setup. These type of CD’s will usually be from larger OEM suppliers (like Dell, HP, or others).
You cannot use this type of CD to create a slipstreamed install.
First, the files will be extracted, and next they will be integrated in your Windows XP files:
When ready, you should get a confirmation. Windows XP Service Pack 3 has now been integrated into your original Windows XP files.
Creating a Bootable CD
For this part I used IsoBuster and Nero Burning ROM 7* .
*)You can of course use your own favorite CD-burning program.
After you install IsoBuster, you can choose to use only the product’s free functionality for what we want to do, IsoBuster will look like the image below (you need to have your original Windows XP CD in the CD-ROM drive).
Start to extract the boot loader from the original Windows XP CD. Using IsoBuster, select the “folder” Bootable CD, and right-click Microsoft Corporation.img. From the menu choose Extract Microsoft Corporation.img, and extract it to the folder on your hard drive where you have your Windows XP files (E:\XP-CD in my case).
Next, start Nero Burning ROM, and choose CD-ROM (Boot) in the New Compilation window. On the Boot tab, select Image file under Source of boot image data, and browse to the location of the Microsoft Corporation.img file. Also enable Expert Settings, choosing No Emulation, and changing the Number of loaded sectors to 4 (otherwise it won’t boot!)
If you have an older version of Nero you won’t have the option Do Not Add “;1” ISO file version extention under Relax ISO Restrictions. You won’t be able to boot your new CD, so update Nero!
You can configure the Label tab to your liking, I would however recommend that you keep the Volume Label the same as on your original Windows XP CD. Here are some (English) Labels:
• Windows XP Professional: WXPCCP_EN
• Windows XP Home: WXHCCP_EN
• Windows XP Professional OEM: WXPOEM_EN
• Windows XP Home OEM: WXHOEM_EN
Next press New, and from the File Browser window, select the files and folders from your slipstreamed location (in my case E:\XP-CD). Now drag & drop the selected files in the ISO1 window.
You now have a Bootable, Slipstreamed Windows XP Service Pack 3 CD!