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How to change the installation folder of Windows XP ?

Posted on 2009-04-03
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HI

I need to install windows XP Professional in a custom folder (different from "windows" directory), how to do it?

Thanks in advance
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Question by:dimensionav
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houssam_ballout earned 200 total points
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In the normal installation process, I dont think that you can change it
You can change during upgrade


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315242
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by:computerfixins
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Well you could always create a windows folder before installing?

ie: in the kb
The Windows or %SystemRoot% folder already exists.

Load a boot on cd OS like knoppix or bartpe, format the drive and create a c:\windows

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by:computerfixins
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Also take a look at nlite
http://www.nliteos.com/

Never have tried changing the default directory, but i'd be shocked if you couldnt with nlite...
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by:Wayne Barron
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NLite can be used to do this.
I changed my XPMCE from WINDOWS to WINNT.
As I have never liked the WINDOWS folder, as it makes me think of Pre Win2k days
Of 98/ME and I hate them OS's.

So.
Download Nlite and follow the instruction here
http://teamtutorials.com/windows-tutorials/how-to-make-a-custom-windows-install-w-nlite
And change the directory (I think it is) the 13th image down
For WINDOWS PATH
I believe that is where i changed it at....

Good Luck
Carrzkiss
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by:Wayne Barron
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Also.
This is the same program that "computerfixins"
Has the link for....

Carrzkiss
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by:dimensionav
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Thanks Guys I´ll try Nlite
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by:dimensionav
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I believe that your comments are important on clarifying some notes.

Thanks.
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