[ubuntu-uk] [OT] - MS XP Pro OEM CD - How?
tom at entrepreneuria.co.uk
Fri Feb 15 15:12:58 GMT 2008
Eddie Armstrong wrote:
> Tom Bamford wrote:
>> I use a mastered ISO which has every
>> version of XP in both OEM and retail flavours on the one CD.
> Thanks Tom - Am dl as we speak.
> How does 9 - 1 work? If I burn an iso (will K3B do?) and boot one of the
> machines with it do I just choose the appropraite OS from a menu or
>> If your serial keys are valid and you aren't cloning them onto more than
>> one machine each,
> Well they should be valid - they upgrade OK - but there is too much
> mess/unknown on the PCs - I' want to give clean installs to people.
>> If you're doing dual boot, I recommend pre-partitioning your system with
>> an Ubuntu live CD,
> Thanks - have done this particular op many times
> This OEM disc could potentially save the day!
Yeah you get an isolinux/syslinux based boot menu giving you all the
versions to choose from. I'm not sure exactly how it works, whether it
unpacks a compressed image for the version you choose or whether it just
uses the same set of files but a different rollout per version. It's
probably something like the latter, because the CD works
post-installation whenever Windows asks you for the install disc (say
for reinstalling drivers, windows components etc), and the all-important
I386 directory is present as with a "normal" copy of Windows.
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