Slipstream windows 7 or windows 8 with updates and apps

I need to slipstream all updates and apps into a bootable USB hard drive) that will install the OS and all packages.
What are the best tools, and ways of doing this...

The image with all updates/packages will be large, so cant go onto typical USB stick.. will have to be a USB drive.  Can those be bootable
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IndyrbAuthor Commented:
also need to slipstream office 2013 wqith all updates.
need to include project and visio with the installer too

Some example apps.
Java - do you need both 64 and 32 bit
Adobe Reader

And the biggest is drivers, since each PC is different.. I seen driver packs and dpu and/or Samdrivers... Are these any good?
Need to install everything and get drivers too.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You probably need to make a basic image and then use Sysprep to allow using on other different machines with different drivers.

Other than WSUS, Microsoft has stopped issuing roll ups for updates.
IndyrbAuthor Commented:
after I make the basic "image on one pc" how to I capture it and then make it an image that is deployable via a bootable USB drive
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I am not an expert in Sysprep.

Here is a reasonable Microsoft walkthrough.

See if that helps you here.
IndyrbAuthor Commented:
I know about sysprep == I am talking about getting everything together as an image and deploying via usb boot drive.

Something like NTlite or Rseven or winreducer... but I know you can use MDT and WAIK but I need make it so I can install from usb hard drive. and if there is a better solution along with driverpacks for all systems,.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The only way you can move an image to a different computer is Sysprep.  Other than that you will have driver issues and most probably license issues.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
I know you can use MDT and WAIK but I need make it so I can install from usb hard drive Within MDT you to to advanced configuration, new media, and the updte the media  This will create an ISO and a content folder.  You copy the content folder to a NTFS formatted USB stick (i.e. xcopy c:\deploymentshare\media\content\* x:\ /s /e
IndyrbAuthor Commented:
Can you explain the steps with MDT..

If I have ISO that has SP1 and I need all the updates, and apps.

How could I use the tool to put onto USB bootable, and then how can I update it occasionally to make sure the image or ISO is always up to date.
Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
In my opinion, you're asking for a solution that I don't believe is going to be well suited to your situation.  You said all your hard is different, so creating an image won't be of much value unless the next set of hardware is the same as one the image was created on.  Do you have volume licensing for the OS  and office?  How many machines are we talking about?
Thomas Zucker-ScharffSolution GuideCommented:
I have used NTLite with WUD (Windows Updates Downloader)  to slipstream and mod a complete windows 7 install.  I created an ISO then used something like SARDU or LinuxLive USB creator to put it onto a bootable USB.  I have not tried adding Office, etc, but NTLite does have post install options that will probably make this fairly easy.

Take a look at my article on slipstreaming:

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