1. Go to the EVGA Drivers page, here.
2. Download the Chipset, Networking, and Audio driver packages for your motherboard onto your desktop. For this example, we will be using the EVGA X58.
3. First, select Mainboards.
4. Then, select "EVGA X58 Series"
5. Now you can select and download all three driver packages. 6. If you need RAID drivers, you can find them here.
5. Click on next, and that will take you to a page where you still be telling nLite where your Custom Folder is, where you extracted the contents of your XP CD. If you followed the example, this folder should be on your desktop (i.e. "XP Custom")
6. Click on next, and that will take you to a page where you can see your previous nLite sessions. If this is your first time, you may skip this part and click "Next". (see below)
7. In the next menu, you will choose all the options you would like to go through in the nLite installation process. You may explore everything else in your own time, but for this example, we will only be running the following tasks: Hotfixes and Update PacksIntegrate DriversCreate a Bootable ISO
1. Click Next, and you should see the page "Hotfixes and Update Packs". This is where you can slipstream Windows updates or patches into your installation. Please keep in mind that this example is already using a Windows XP disc that already has Service Pack 2 on it. Update packs are available out there to add (post-SP2), such as this one: RyanVM's Windows XP Post-SP2 Update Pack Go to the bottom of that page and download the full pack. Please read any and all disclaimers before doing so. 2. Once downloaded, click on the "Insert" button to include this Update Pack, for example. Once your done adding what you want, click Next. (see below)
3. Now it's time to add the drivers for your motherboard. This is the same idea as the "Hotfixes" menu. Click on "Insert" to find the EVGA Drivers you have downloaded on your desktop. If your drivers came in separate downloads (like the X58), make sure to include ALL of themThis is where you will be integrating your motherboards RAID drivers.
1. After you are done with the selected tasks, you will get a prompt to start compiling all of these files into a final installation folder (i.e. "XP Custom"), where a CD can then be made.
2. Click Next, and nLite will run its magic. This might take a bit. When it's finished, you will be prompted to click Next again.
3. Now nLite will ask you to insert a CD or DVD to create a bootable Windows installation disc that has your tweaks. Insert a disc into your drive, and start the burn process. (see below)
4. Once the disc is done, you are finished! You should now be able to boot off of this customized Windows XP disc, including all the necessary updates, drivers for your motherboard, and other tweaks you may have added.
blackomega Stealthe what you just said is way over my head in regards to making "directory tree in the root of the xp slipstream folder". I know about hardware, but software and coding are like a mystery to me.
Stealthe -When you have all your drivers put in the coordinating folders now you need to edit winnt.sif ,open it with notepad. -The winnt.sif file is located in your i386 directory on the slipstream. -What is important in this file is the OemPnPDriversPath entry. -Save the WINNT.SIF file after you edit it and your ready to burn the CD and you can use Nlite to burn it