Slipstreaming Service Pack 3 into a Windows XP installation CD. As you probably already know, Microsoft has recently released the Service Pack 3 final release for Windows XP to the public. Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes all of the previous updates, hotfixes and security updates to date, rolled into one simple package. By Slipstreaming Service Pack 3 into your Windows installation disk, you will have all hotfixes and updates already efficiently integrated. This means that you will have virtually no updates left to do via Windows Update after performing a fresh install of Windows XP.
Note: Your original Windows XP CD must have at least service pack 1 already integrated for this tutorial to work. For most people this isn’t an issue as the Windows XP CD’s that have been sold over the past several years already include SP1 and even SP2 in many cases.
How to Slipstream Service Pack 3 into Windows XP:
Insert your Windows XP installation disk
Download the Official Service Pack 3 from Microsoft