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Okay first you need to copy your iso of XP to the root of C.

Then you right click it and choose extract to folder


Now you make sure you have the latest driverpacks and slipstream app.

Update, it's best to add the driverpacks at the end as they will clean up after themselves if you do

DrverPacks Base is the name od the app and here is where it's found:


Make sure you download the driverpacks and put them in the driverpack folder that is made when you run the self extracting APP:


Folder layout of Base Apps


Driverpacks Folder:


Now fire up Base:


Browse to your XP folder:


Next select all driverpacks:


Next check Method 2

As method 1 does not work T:-J=


Click next at the next few screens



Pick which ATI:


Now Hit Slipstream


Slipstream of DriverPacks in Progress


Now get your update pack and addons ready

Update Pack:

Update pack up to date but lately Since it's creator is on a break, it's only up to June 2007


Addons in folder:


Now for the next step, we need to install N-lite:


Then you fire up N-lite, making sure you have your addons ready I use the ones above and they are all here on this board:


now Browse to XP Folder Again:


You will now see this screen

It shows the OS version and Service Pack level, since

I'm assuming you already have XP with Service Pack 2, we'll skip the integration of service pack.



Task Selection menu

Select Hotfixes, Unattended, Options, Tweaks, and bootable Iso.

Notice I skipped Components as removing components is not needed here and is a bad idea.

they can be disabled later with my tweaks menu, you will be using.


Now select your addons and they will be added as shown here:


you add your personal settings here

Such as tpye of Install, choose fully unattended and add your key here as well as

screen rez, Users, timezones, Regions, add themse, set default themes.


Next is the options menu

I don't change anything here, but if you want the classic setup like windows

2000, it is here you can set that. Some people like eXperience state

that setup takes less time if you set it to classic, I don't really know for sure.


Next is the Patch Menu

You can patch TCP/IP USB polling, Unsigned Themes Patch,

and System File Protection



Choose from a large number of tweaks here, but be careful as in Version 1 of Black I chose hide run button

and several people complained about it, like where is the run button. I only tweak the star menu context menu attributes.


Time To Compile Iso and test it in Vmware while starting the next step

Next Step is To start Vmware and test it

I'm not going into too much detail here as Vmware is very user friendly, just start it and browse for iso like in image below and hit the play button.


Next, add wpi files to root of XP folder

Download WPI here:


I prefer to use The WPI 6.2 as it's bug free:


Now you copy files from the right to folder on the left


Now we will be adding apps to the wpi menu.

Apps are added to /install folder.

Only apps that run silent will be added, some don't.

For example, msi installers always run silent.

Now Windows Post Installer has the universal Silent switch finder built in, you can add app to it and test it for a switch or

you can test the apps with

SetupS builder:

I will address USSF first

So study the image below, then we will continue:


Okay where you see command 1 is where you browse to the app which is in the install folder.

At the end of the line is an icon with a magnifying glass, that is what you click to run the switch finder.

Example: NOd which is an msi which I extracted using Universal Extractor.

I will cover that at the end of tut.


After you click the USSF button it will pop up with the app loaded into it with the switch.

Now you hit the + button at the buttom corrosponding to command 1, that simple it is now added to the menu and you hit save.

now a little bit of advanced stuff:

A problem with some installers like Ashampoo is that they have popups

after it installs which will interrupt your silent menu, so

I use a usefull little tool made by ron that uses pskill to take care of popups.

Only bug in his program is the odd time you have to pskill his program.

SilentS Builder:




This tool launches the USSF also to find the silent, it goes further

that Under Build option you pick a folder destination and it creates an ini file that will run like a script with the silent switch added to it.

Now the good part is thatwhen you find an app that has reboot or launches a web page, you

can add on the next line of the ini file the process that launched the pop up,web page, or reboot message

and add:

Example Advanced Encryption Package 2007, has it pop up the folder, so you have to launch task manager

to trace the process to kill:



pskill explorer.exe



KeepInFolder = 0
KeepDesktop = 0
KeepQuickLaunch = 0
AlwaysSort = 0


Start Menu Destination Path Kazz
Start Menu Destination Path LastXP

Start Menu Source Path





Now I traced its process to explorer.exe and added a command to kill the process so the folder will not

pop-up now.

I traced it this way:

I launched Task Manager and saw folder listed in running apps

Notice the folder listed in the task manager


Now right click it :

Then, go to process


Now you can see the process that caused the popup:

Which is explorer.exe


SO you add pskill to the ini file which resides in the same folder as the app.

That's it

Now you just fill up the menu with apps that all run silent.


For the last Stage, I use UCDC, which will finish my project as

well as create a javascript that will launch the wpi menu after windows installs:


Next you browse to iso like all the steps before.

Now hit Work In Source Directory


Okay at this point we are not going to use all the features of this program, we

are going to use it to run the WPI menu at the end of install.

Now it will pick up all your user specified details from N-lite except time zone, you will have to set that again for some unknown reason.

You set it here


Now to Add the menu to launch

If you look at image below you see Software description, there

you type a name like: "Launch Menu"

Then you check "Install Directly From Source"

and browse to WPI.hta in the root of the XP folder.


This is the menu executable and location of it in root:


You will see it here, now you have to click the Select button on the bottom right and browse to wpi.hta again

and then click the add button below the select button


After you add it, it will be here:

If you miss this step, the program will remind you and fix it


All Done!!!!

Now just click save and then Create Iso Image

Test in Vmware


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