Is it possible to create a Win XP install CD?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by daddyo, Jan 3, 2002.

  1. daddyo

    daddyo OSNN Addict

    Instead of using the 6 floppies, I would like to create a CD with the same file on it. Is that possible?
  2. jw50

    jw50 OSNN Senior Addict

    I dont know if that would work or not but why would you want to do that? The XP CD is a bootable CD.
  3. daddyo

    daddyo OSNN Addict

    I haven't been able to boot from my copy for some reason.

    But, Microsoft has an executable that creates 6 installation floppies that work well on my system. That is what I want to put on one CD.

    I'll try booting again from it tonight. I'll check my bios to see if the CDROM is the first boot device.
  4. AndyP

    AndyP OSNN Senior Addict

    It can be done, I have seen somewhere a cd-image of the installation files.....If this is legal, is another issue!
  5. SupaTek

    SupaTek OSNN Addict

  6. daddyo

    daddyo OSNN Addict

    This should be perfectly legal...

    After all, the executable is freely available at Microsoft's web site. I'm just trying to keep from having to insert floppy after floppy. It's much more convenient to have the boot files for a clean installation on a CD. I'm always reformatting my drive for one reason or another and it's a pain to have to keep using the floppies when I want to reinstall XP.
  7. phatphunky

    phatphunky Guest

    Do what I and many others have done...

    Since the release of Windows 2000, the boot disks have been a pain...
    If you have a friend with Windows 98, have them create a startup disk for you. Make sure to also copy smartdrv.exe from their Windows directory to this floppy. This exercise is pointless if you don't.

    Use this disk for booting. Before installing, run smartdrv.exe for faster access to the hard drive.

    Hope this helps...