220.127.116.11 Slipstreaming Service Packs and Hotfixes
Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP support the integration of service packs and
hotfixes with the Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP installation files. This is called
slipstreaming and allows you to create an installation image of the operating system with the service packs
and hotfixes applied to it. You can then use this image to install the operating system with the service packs
and hotfixes already applied during the deployment of new computers. You can also apply a service pack to
computers that are already running Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP by running the
To apply a new service pack to an existing installation image of the operating system, run the update.exe
program from the service pack with the
switch. This will replace the existing installation files with
the appropriate files from the service pack.
Note: You cannot uninstall service packs or hotfixes that were installed from a
slipstream installation of the operating system.