this is improved video from the last guide since I now have a more computer friendly hdtv to give me proper screen capture. this topic originated here.
This is a tutorial to show people how to install XP without the XP CD.
How to install XP without the XP CD
If your computer didn't come with a XP disc, like most name brand store bought computers (some will give you a useless restore disc), then it probably had an I386 folder on the c drive. Check to see if it has a winnt32.exe file in it. Click it to see if a window's installation will come up. I have seen a couple of I386 folders that didnít have the file. Back the folder up. You can reinstall XP with it
You just need a BartPE CD or ERD Commander 2005 cd. follow the guide. I found an old i386 folder o one of my computers that was obviously missing a few files. ignore those mesages.
I'm hoping the this can stay here for a week or 2 before mak will merge it with the old post so that more people can view it. you can view this without any special codec
MassMirror.com - Download installxpwitoutthexpcdpartII.wmv
Mirror provided by Mak213 AKA KSoD
I use VMware Server to do the install as I could not capture it any other way.
If you have a brand name computer (i.e. hp, gateway, Sony, dell) you also have a driver folder on your c drive. Back it up too. Millions of people reformat their comp. then have to look everywhere on the web for drivers that they already have. Duh
Watch the video for the rest of the info. Positive comments are welcome.
Many thanks to Warez Monster (Tech Forums) and Vertigo173 (Demonoid) for giving me tip to make this video