Saturday, March 21, 2009

Change The Location of the Windows XP I386 Folder in the Registry

Windows XP

When installing new Windows components (from Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > Add/Remove Windows Components), Windows will try to locate these files from the path from where Windows was originally installed, usually the CD/DVD drive. You can modify the path in which Windows looks for these files as follows:

  1. Copy the I386 folder the Windows XP CD to the new location (eg. C:\)
  2. Open the Registry Editor (Start > Run: regedit)
  3. Navigate to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup
  4. Replace the data of the following values with the path where I386 was copied (eg. C:\):
    • SourcePath
    • ServicePackSourcePath
    • Installation Sources

1 comment:

  1. Well DOne.....
    i didn't chek this, but i think it vil be a good trick for Xp-Userz...