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#61 cable23

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Posted 15 April 2003 - 11:24 PM

Didn't work :( Here's exactly what I did ==>

1. Extracted the contents of deploy.cab from my Windows XP CD to a folder on my hard drive using WinZip
2. Double-clicked the file "setupmgr.exe" from that folder on my hard drive
3. Selected "Create a new answer file" and clicked Next
4. Selected "Windows Unattended Installation" and clicked Next
5. Selected "Windows XP Professional" and clicked Next
6. Selected "Provide Defaults" and clicked Next
7. Selected "No, this answer file will be used to install from a CD" and clicked Next
8. Kept on clicking Next until it took me to the "Providing the Product Key" screen, and I entered my product key and clicked Next
9. Kept on clicking Next until it took me to the last screen, and I clicked Finish and saved the unattend.txt file to my desktop
10. Double-clicked the "My Computer" icon on my desktop, clicked on tools>>folder options>>view and made sure the box that said "hide extensions for known filetypes" was unchecked
11. Renamed "unattend.txt" to "winnt.sif"
12. Right-clicked winnt.sif and select "cut"
13. Double-clicked on the Windows XP folder on my desktop (where the contents of my Windows XP CD are located) and double-clicked the i386 folder
14. Pasted winnt.sif and selected "Yes" when prompted if I wanted to replace the existing file
15. Opened up Nero and burned a new Data CD which contains the files of the Windows XP folder (on my desktop)
16. After the CD was finished burning, I double-clicked setup.exe (on the CD I just made), then clicked "Install Windows XP", selected "Upgrade (Recommended)" as the installation type and clicked Next, selected "I accept this agreement" and clicked Next, and the next screen of the Windows XP installation was the product key screen, and the product key field was left blank!!

Any suggestions are appreciated

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Posted 17 April 2003 - 12:12 PM

Tried it, didn't work......any other suggestions?

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Posted 18 April 2003 - 06:19 AM

1. Extracted the contents of deploy.cab from my Windows XP CD to a folder on my hard drive using WinZip
2. Double-clicked the file "setupmgr.exe" from that folder on my hard drive
3. Selected "Create a new answer file" and clicked Next
4. Selected "Windows Unattended Installation" and clicked Next
5. Selected "Windows XP Professional" and clicked Next
6. Selected "Provide Defaults" and clicked Next
7. Selected "No, this answer file will be used to install from a CD" and clicked Next
8. Kept on clicking Next until it took me to the "Providing the Product Key" screen, and I entered my product key and clicked Next
9. Kept on clicking Next until it took me to the last screen, and I clicked Finish and saved the unattend.txt file to my desktop

heres Next:

11. don't Renamed "unattend.txt" just copy the file the name it or save it in your floppy as WINNT.SIF
12. Dont remove your floppy with the file WINNT.SIF and Dont remove the Windows XP setup CD.
13. Run the *.bat the one you save with "unattended.txt"

If you are using a Bootable CD, Put the floppy that have a file WINNT.sif then boot on cd it will automatically file the ProductKey. okie :lol:


post a reply if it dont work to you :unsure:

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Posted 18 April 2003 - 02:15 PM

Is there a way to make this work without having to use a floppy disk?

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Posted 21 April 2003 - 12:30 AM

:lol: YES there is...

WHAT kind of SETUP did you want "CD-ROM BOOTABLE SETUP" or "INSIDE WINDOWS SETUP" :rolleyes:

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Posted 21 April 2003 - 12:32 AM

:lol: YES there is...

WHAT kind of SETUP did you want "CD-ROM BOOTABLE SETUP" or "INSIDE WINDOWS SETUP" :rolleyes:

;) :D

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Posted 22 April 2003 - 11:52 PM

both :) Is that possible?

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Posted 23 April 2003 - 01:36 AM

:o Heres How: (READ THE NOTES)

CD-Rom BOOTABLE SETUP: :lol:

1. DOWNLOAD a "Windows XP BOOT IMAGE"
2. "WINNT.SIF" put it inside \i386 FOLDER (DONT FORGET THIS IT MuST BE INSIDE \i386 folder)
3. Open "EASY CD CREATOR" make a NEW BOOTABLE CD
4. Just change the following to: (DONT CHANGE OTHER OPTIONS)

Bootable CD Type: NO EMULATION
Sector Count: 4

5. BROWSE the file "Windows XP BOOT IMAGE", OPEN then OK (if the file is in ZIP, UNCOMPRESS it 1st)

"TWO BIN files will AUTOMATICALLY ADDED"

6. ADD "ALL" the files of "WINDOWS XP INSTALLATION DISC"
7. BURN IT :P (If you want it both at the same CD stop Burning and continue the instruction of "INSIDE WINDOWS SETUP")


INSIDE WINDOWS SETUP:

1. EDIT the "UNATTENDED.BAT" the one you save with "unattended.txt"
2. INSIDE "UNATTENDED.BAT" CHANGE IT TO:

@rem SetupMgrTag
@echo off
rem
rem This is a SAMPLE batch script generated by the Setup Manager Wizard.
rem If this script is moved from the location where it was generated, it may have to be modified.
rem
set path=.\i386
set AnswerFile=.\I386\WINNT.SIF

winnt32 /unattend:%AnswerFile%

3. THEN SAVE it
4. PUT the FILE in CD-ROM with "WINDOWS XP INSTALLATION DISC"
5. BURN IT ;)

NOTES:
BOOTABLE CD-ROM

BEFORE YOU ERASE OR DELETE ALL THE FILES IN YOUR HARD DISK MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CD IS BOOTABLE
okie :D

INSIDE WINDOWS SETUP

TO TEST IT DONT RUN "SETUP.EXE" RUN THE "UNATTANDED.BAT" MAKE SURE THAT IT FILL UP THE PRODUCT KEYS AND THE OTHER YOU WANT TO UNATTENDEDLY FILL UP ;)

If this dont work reply and PUT it HERE what you do :angry:

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Posted 04 May 2003 - 01:59 PM

Anybody still having problems, check out this article:

Creating an unattended installation of Windows 2000/XP/.NET

(I don't know if it works, but it is a good read)

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Posted 31 May 2003 - 10:01 PM

Here is a pretty clearly written text on customizing your Windows installation. I learned alot from trial and error, the windows IT knowledge base, and forums like this one. Everyone was a newbie at one point, spread the info.

http://www.tech-hints.com/oem.html

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Posted 06 June 2003 - 01:25 PM

Try with msbatch. inf
Just write this code and place this on win xp cd.

; MSBATCH.INF
;
; Copyright © 1995-2003 Microsoft Corporation.
; All rights reserved.
;
[BatchSetup]
Version=3.0 (32-bit)
SaveDate=mm/dd/yy
[Version]
Signature = "$CHICAGO$"
[Setup]
ProductKey="12345-67890-ABCDE-FGHIJ-KLMNO"

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Posted 18 August 2003 - 12:23 PM

well guys this is the real thing i think this will fix all your problems this is my winnt.sif use this and ur windows stup will be all the same like the original version but it will not ask for a cd key :D i hope this help u all

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[Data]
AutoPartition=0
MsDosInitiated="0"
UnattendedInstall="Yes"

[UserData]
ProductID=VFWGM-3GRYG-QB43V-MVP84-XB3G9
FullName=""
OrgName=""

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

of course without the ---------------------------- :D

#73 Javito

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Posted 18 August 2003 - 12:25 PM

now im register :D