installation from an original holographed Microsoft XP CD.
And, of course, the System Recovery CD, DVD or partitions from different manufacturers, but there are so many there that usually we can only hint about that.
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I have a WIN XP 8-in-1 boot disc, which has XP pro, tablet, media center, three versions of Home edition, etc. The only edition I have a key for is Home OEM, and this is the only one I use. Before I continue, let me clarify that I am NOT wanting to use any of the other versions illegally. I have a CD key for my version, and I will continue to use it legally.
Having said that, here is my dilemma. I only want the files required from the CD to create a WIN XP Home edition CD. The disc I have now is full, and what I want is just the files/folders required to perform an install of my edition. On this disc, I also want to include SP3, IE7, .Net2 framework, Media Player 11, Windows genuine advantage verifier, and perhaps even my legal copy of Office XP, if there is room. In a nutshell, I am tired of having all of these programs strewn out all over my HD, and on separate discs. Also, the multi-disc is old and unreliable, and though I have made a back up, I am tired of having to go through the motions of picking my version, etc... What I want is ONE disc with JUST WIN XP Home OEM, along with the rest of the progs I mentioned earlier. Can anyone tell me which files I need to copy from the 8-in-1 XP disc needed for installation? A screenshot of your installation disc would be helpful. Also, is there a way to integrate SP# into the installation? Thanks for your time,