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How do you install XP directly from harddrive?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by courtlandhui, Dec 27, 2005.

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  1. courtlandhui

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    Yes... "How do you install XP directly from harddrive?" by extracting the info from the disk?
     
  2. vtel57

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    I'm not quite sure what it is you're trying to do here. Please clarify...
     
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    I am assuming he is referring to how you could do it the old days with Windows 9X. You could just copy all the cab files onto your hard drive first and then run setup.exe from your hard drive.

    Can't say that I have ever tried this with Windows NT,2000 or XP. In fact I am not even sure how to do it. The drive would have to be FAT32 right off the bat. Not something I like to do.
     
  4. vtel57

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    I think you may be correct, Squashman. If so, I don't have a clue how to do that. :(
     
  5. courtlandhui

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    i'm talking about windows xp, i saw a tutorial once, but can't seem to find it now. I remember something about copying the i___ folder (all the installation stuff) then run it off the harddrive. My other computer failes to boot from the disk... but on another computer it can. But i just want to find out how to put it all on my harddrive then install off of it.
     
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    well.. i know that there's an easier way... somewhere in the net.
     
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    Could that be the I386 folder? I vaguely recall reading something along those lines some time ago. Good luck.
     
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