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As my unattended XPCD is over 4GB i use VMware for testing as it can read image files. I also have a spare 9GB harddrive. As i now need to test drivers and dont want to waist countless DVD disks, is it possible to install my XPCD from an image on my main Harddrive onto the 9GB harddrive?

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hi,

it is possible, just create a partition, format it and create the VM on this drive and set it up using ur Image instead of the CD/DVD-ROM. Now u can install it...

hope thius helps a bit

cya

Killer Bee

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Yes, you can. That's how I install Windows XP.

You'll need to boot into an OS (if none are installed on the hard drive, you'll probably have to boot off a Windows PE CD), then run something like:

SET XPCD=Location of your XP install files

SET INSTALL=Drive letter you want to install XP on to

"%XPCD%:\i386\winnt32.exe" /syspart:%INSTALL%: /tempdrive:%INSTALL%: /unattend:%XPCD%:\i386\winnt.sif /s:%XPCD%:\i386

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Wow, thanks Test Zero :)

Before i try can you ok the following:

Partition on 1st hard drive=J

2nd hard drive=F

cls
Echo off
SET XPCD=J:\UnattendedProject\XPCD
SET INSTALL=F
"%XPCD%:\i386\winnt32.exe" /syspart:%INSTALL%: /tempdrive:%INSTALL%: /unattend:%XPCD%:\i386\winnt.sif /s:%XPCD%:\i386

Will running this code in a .cmd file from Windows XP on the 1st hard drive install my unattended XPCD onto F?

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Of course, That would make sense as XPCD =J:\UnattendedProject\XPCD so the ':' is already there.

This is the code i use now:

cls
@echo off
SET XPCD=J:\UnattendedProject\XPCD
SET INSTALL=F
"%XPCD%\i386\winnt32.exe" /syspart:%INSTALL% /tempdrive:%INSTALL% /unattend:%XPCD%\I386\WINNT.SIF /s:%XPCD%\i386

All files and addresses are correct but now i have the following error:

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