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How to Speed up Microsoft Windows 7 operating system OS Installs with Slipstreaming and USB

Computer and Laptop users know that reinstalling Windows is just one of the things that come with the territory. Maybe you're performing a clean install on your own COMPUTER AND LAPTOP to fix nagging issues, or maybe you're bringing your home-office or small-business network up to the latest version.

In the early stages of an operating system's life, the installation process is usually somewhat painless. As the OS matures, however, you need to download and install more and more patches, and getting a new OS installation into application-ready form can take many hours. In this article, we'll show you how to incorporate patches and service packs into your Microsoft Windows 7 operating system OS installer and put the result on a USB flash drive to speed up future Microsoft Windows 7 operating system OS installs. (For more information, read our guide "Reinstalling Windows 
With the pre-Vista versions of Windows, such as XP and 2000, users could easily integrate, or slipstream, patches and service packs into the OS installer files using a few command-line tools already built into the operating system. Through this method, you could put all of the latest patches right into the installer files so that they're incorporated into the OS upon a fresh install--saving yourself the hassle of downloading and installing the updates later.

However, Windows Vista and windows 7 use new image-based installation methods that render the traditional slipstreaming process obsolete. To update a Microsoft Windows 7 operating system OS installation image, you have to extract the image, decompress it, incorporate the updates, and recompress the image using the proper utilities. Here's how to do it.

Although Microsoft offers enterprise tools to help IT departments create their own custom Microsoft Windows 7 operating system OS installation images, the process for end users is much more complex and convoluted than it was with older versions of Windows. Luckily, some freeware tools can automate much of the process and make it much easier for the average COMPUTER AND LAPTOP user to create a custom Microsoft Windows 7 operating system OS installer with the latest service pack integrated into the OS.

In addition to detailing the slipstreaming process for Microsoft Windows 7 operating system OS SP1 here, we're going to add another timesaving wrinkle and explain how to install the OS from a USB flash drive, which is much faster than using an installation DVD. With a slipstreamed OS installer and a properly prepared USB flash drive, you can perform a clean, up-to-date windows 7 installation and update as explained here...on http://digitalpowering.blogspot.com/

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