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Install XP from network using WinPE/BartPE


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I have this unattended xpcd, that uses cdshell boot menu. I was wondering if I can run the exact same thing from a network drive to install xp on another computer. How can I do it so that when I install xp from network it comes up with the cdshell boot menu and uses whatever winntsif the boot menu chooses and everything. Like it would do when you install from a CD.

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ok I used BartPE network boot, and mapped the drive that was on my computer. I accessed my xp folder, went into boot folder, and typed in cdshw.com. It kinda freezes at the boot screen.

How do you guys do network installation?

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Not sure if this is what you are trying to do, but I have my WinPE2005 boot from CD and pulls everything from the network the only time I have to touch it is when it asks for a machine name.

If this is what you are trying to do I can help some. Still a novice though.

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You probably can't use the shell, but can make a batch file that calls something like this:

winnt32 /makelocalsource /tempdrive:C: /syspart:C: /s:%SetupFiles% /unattend:%AnswerFile%

And have the batch file to give a choice option on which sif file to use.

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You probably can't use the shell, but can make a batch file that calls something like this:

winnt32 /makelocalsource /tempdrive:C: /syspart:C: /s:%SetupFiles% /unattend:%AnswerFile%

And have the batch file to give a choice option on which sif file to use.

This is exactly how I use mine...

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