I bought an old computer from Steve, dual core, better that I have now. Anyway, I am reinstalling a retail Windows XP onto it, and want to install SP2 fresh, not SP1 and upgrade. Creates a lot of junk. So we slipstream, merge SP2 into SP1 install CD. Can do it with lots of steps. How about easy?
Enter nLite. Pick a folder, with two dvd drives creates a bootable iso. Burn and go. Easy.
Used it many times. Recommended
UPDATE: now, I can try SP3 without upgrading SP2 first. I have heard bad things — this might avoid some of them.