If all else fails, I know what works
by Steven Haninger - 3/21/12 7:47 AM
As I mentioned, Autostreamer will do this and simplify the process. The bottom line is that you need to end up with a CD that has the same volume label as the original with the service pack installed. To make Autostreamer work, you insert the Windows XP disk (OEM or retail) into the CD/DVD ROM drive and have the service pak file available. When you launch the program, you'll point it to the copy of XP and the SP file. It will create the ISO for you which you burn to CD. I've done this numerous times. Make sure you get that volume label or you won't be able to apply the product ID code when installing or re-installing the OS.