How to update a Windows XP CD with all new patches

Question.  I have a winxp volume license cd that is dated sep. 2004.  It seems to be difficult to get a newer cd from microsoft.  I've heard you can patch a cd and re-burn it so that when the os installs you should more or less be good to go.  If this is possible please let me know how to do it.  Thanks.
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Jeff BrownGlobal Helpdesk SupervisorCommented:
i use nLite for that   it is available here

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You can use Autopatcher:



nLite is made to also customize Windows during setup, but can also simply patch your source and remake the CD.

Paul Thurrott's SuperSite has a good write-up for one way to do this:

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You should already have SP2 -- if not, use slipstreaming in above responses.

Use this to incorporate post SP2 updates:

The production version of XP SP3 should be released in the near future. Creating a new, slipstreamed CD using SP3 will bring XP up to date.
Appears SP3 has been released. Don't know how I missed that unless it wasn't well publicized. Judging from date, it is the RC without time bomb.
Disregard last post. That the Description, not the SP. I need more coffee :-)

SP3 still has not been released.
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