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 BrownConnect With a Mentor Global Helpdesk SupervisorCommented:
i use nLite for that   it is available here

http://www.nliteos.com/
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Netman66Connect With a Mentor Commented:
You can use Autopatcher:

http://www.autopatcher.com/whatsautopatcher

or

nLite:

http://www.nliteos.com/nlite.html

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

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KromptonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Paul Thurrott's SuperSite has a good write-up for one way to do this:
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp

You may also want to check theeldergeek.com:
http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp2_cd.htm
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willcompConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You should already have SP2 -- if not, use slipstreaming in above responses.

Use this to incorporate post SP2 updates:
http://www.ryanvm.net/msfn/updatepack.html

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.
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willcompCommented:
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.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=68c48dad-bc34-40be-8d85-6bb4f56f5110&displaylang=en
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willcompCommented:
Disregard last post. That the Description, not the SP. I need more coffee :-)

SP3 still has not been released.
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