Tuesday, September 1, 2009

changed i386 cached location

Sometime if you want to add some extra features to windows you might ask for windows installation CD, you can do this easily (without provide CD time to time) by copying i386 folder to your harddisk. now you can point the location of the i386 folder by editing the registry key, so that windows XP will look for them automatically, here is how to do it.
  • Open the registry editor
  • Go to the key of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
  • In there you can find SourcePath now change the value to the correct i386 folder (ex - d:\i386)
  • Now go to the key of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup
  • In there open SourcePath and changed it to the correct drive letter (ex - D:\)
That's it, from now on you are no longer need to provide the CD time to time, windows will get files automatically from the location you specified from the registry.

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