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Travis1982

Windows XP Wim installation

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Is this possible it would make it install soo much faster i would imagine. Well happy thanksgivings to you guys im off to get ready. :hello:

Yes and no. To convert a normal XP ISO to a WIM would no doubt prove to be extremely difficult and time consuming if even possible. However, MS do ship a version of XP that uses a WIM based setup, that version being Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs, or just WinFLP. It's a version of XP built from XP Embedded but runs practically everything the standard XP Pro runs. Unfortunately, MS do not provide any tools to use for it that I know of, so one has to dig up an old version of ximage (from the LH 40xx era) and you can't really integrate hotfixes or service packs easily as there is no "pkgmgr" for offline hotfix integration to a pre-built WIM for XP.

Edited by Arneh

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It is possible to some extent, using Microsoft Deployment 4.

WinFLP is a totally different type of installer, specifically designed for deploying Embedded; it was hand-made and hardcoded this way.

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Easy WinXP CD Install to WIM Conversion

This basically encapsulates the standard windows xp install method inside a wim file.

Because it will install completely from the hard drive the installation time is decreased significantly.

Step 1

- Boot to WinPE 2 or higher

Step 2

- Setup a regular drive or partition using diskpart

Step 3

- Use Standard Windows XP CD

- Run winnt32.exe /syspart:c: /makelocalsource

(where c is the letter of the drive)

- enter product key etc

Step 4

- use imagex to capture the drive

Step 5 - DEPLOYMENT

- boot to WinPE 2 or higher

- set up partition or drive using diskpart (be sure to assign a drive letter and make it active.. etc)

- bootsect /nt52 /force /mbr

- imagex /apply xpinst.wim 1 c:

Step 6

- reboot and run though text mode and gui setup as normal

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- http://binaryoutcast.com/

Edited by Matt A. Tobin

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