- Create a folder somewhere on your hard drive to copy the windows source files into
- I called mine ‘XP_Source’ but you can use whatever name you prefer. Just make sure there is adequate space on your hard drive to hold the files
- Copy the full content from the distribution cd into this folder
- Start nLite
– Welcome screen shows you which version of nLite you are running and allows you to choose an alternate language.
– To continue click on ‘Next’.
– We must now direct nLite to the folder which contains the windows installation files
– To do this Click on ‘Browse’.
– Select the folder you created above
– nLite recognizes the language and version of your windows installation files
– You can save your current presets for future use or load presets from the last time you used nLite
– At this screen we have the options to choose what we would like nLite to accomplish for us
– These are some of the most advanced and customizable features within nLite
– In this example all of the pages are selected, but you can pick and choose which ones to proceed with
– To Integrate a Service Pack first download the correct pack for your operating system and save it to your hard drive
– Again, you can save it anywhere you want to on your hard drive. I personally chose to save it to my desktop so that I can delete it afterwards
– As you can see, nLite makes things easy for us!
– Links to download the most recent service pack are embedded within nLite
– We must now direct nLite to the service pack file that was downloaded in the step above
– Click on the ‘Select’ tab and the following box will appear
– Use the pull down arrow at the top of the window to help choose the correct file
– When you have located it, click on it, and and then select the ‘Open’ tab
– nLite will automatically extract and integrate the service pack into your windows distribution folder
– In this window we have the option to add hotfixes and update patches into the installion
– I created a folder on my hard drive where I have downloaded all patches and updates for easy reference
– If you are using Internet Explorer, run Windows Update and look for the updates. Then download the actuall file by searching for it within Microsoft’s website