I frequently use an old gateway laptop with a retail version of XP I bought when it first came out (pre-SP1). I get all the updates and all that, but the install disk is OLD and I spend AGES updating and reinstalling drivers when I reformat.
I'm trying to create a slipstream disk with XP SP3 ( this one downloaded from Microsoft) and my drivers using nLite. The program itself is easy enough except when I get to the part of adding drivers. They came from the Gateway site but they are exe files that extract into cabs. I used winrar to try to extract from the cabs but no dice!
- Is there any extraction program I could use? I searched "extract cab" but confused about what I'm reading. I have already extracted the cabs from the exes. I just need help extracting the driver files from the cabs.
- Once inside the cabs, will I know which files are the actual drivers: DLLs or INI or both?
I've read so much that I'm frustrated and no longer confident about doing this - but I need it so badly.