Service Pack 3 (SP3) is the latest release so it was time for another round of testing.
In Windows XP SP3, the Internet Explorer option under the Desktop Icons section is missing, or disappeared.In fact, this is not a bug and is by design, probably due to anti-trust litigation settlement which requires Microsoft to disintegrate IE from operating system so that other web browsers can compete freely with IE6, IE7 or even IE8 in future.To restore and re-display Internet Explorer desktop icon item in Windows XP SP3, simply download reset_ie_and extract reset_ie_from the archive.Then double click on reset_ie_to execute it and apply the necessary registry keys into system registry to bring back the IE desktop icon.The IE desktop icon is different from normal IE shortcut, where IE desktop icon is special shell shortcut that provides quick access to Internet Options, and has shorter right click contextual menu.
Customize Desktop, and tick or untick Internet Explorer in Desktop Items section.
Tutorial will be updated after the final SP3 version is released.
The first step is to build a directory structure to hold the files that will be used in the CD creation process.
I experienced absolutely no problems with the procedure based on an original Gold Edition XP Professional CD.
The slipstreamed CD booted and installed perfectly to a freshly formatted hard drive.
It's a simple structure, requiring nothing more than a few folders.