Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Oct 2006 19:10 UTC
Windows The Vista Team Blog has an interesting article on Vista's installation routine, more specifically on how long it takes to install Vista. "PC World got the conversation going on installation times in Windows Vista. While they quote Jim Allchin that Windows Vista can take as little as 15 minutes to install, my installs have been more like 20 minutes (still rocking fast), so I thought I would talk with David D'Souza who manages our Deployment and Installation team to get some more information about the different deployment scenarios and their installation time."
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Slipstreaming?
by Agent69 on Mon 2nd Oct 2006 21:39 UTC
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2005-07-07

If Vista uses images for installation, I wonder if slipstreaming still works. I like the fact that I was able to slipstream my original XP install disks to SP2.

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RE: Slipstreaming?
by n4cer on Mon 2nd Oct 2006 23:01 in reply to "Slipstreaming?"
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2005-07-06

You could mount the image and add files to it from Explorer or a command prompt. The necessary tools are included in the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK). This isn't (legally) widely available yet though. This also works for adding drivers and other files you want to install.

Searching for it @ Microsoft's website will bring up info (particularly on MSDN and TechNet blogs).

Edited 2006-10-02 23:03

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RE[2]: Slipstreaming?
by Agent69 on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 03:35 in reply to "RE: Slipstreaming?"
Agent69 Member since:
2005-07-07

Thanks for the helpful info n4cer.

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