Brian Cryer

 

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Create Windows XP set-up disks


Windows XP does not come with set-up disks and Microsoft assume that every machine onto which XP is to be installed can either boot from a CD drive or from a network.

Whilst you will still need a CD drive to install Windows XP, if the CD drive does not support booting then you can download a set of set-up/boot disks from Microsoft:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q310/9/94.asp

Unlike Windows NT and 2000 it is not possible to create these boot disks from the Windows CD.


These notes have been tested with Windows XP.



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