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Save the i386 folder

By Megkilla ·
How many times did you blame yourself for forgetting that damn Windows CD ?
To avoid this, there is a simple thing to do, after installing your new OS, just explore the installation CD and copy the i386 folder into your main partition, or anywhere you want on your computer.

So the next time a program ask you to insert the installation CD,just select the i386 folder like you choose your CD, and that's it ! The setup will continue until next asking for the CD.

This is my first entry as a TechRepublic Member, hope it will help, even if lot's of people already know that thing.

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But wait there is more...

by blendan In reply to Save the i386 folder

This tip involves editing the Registry, so
back it up before making any changes just in
Saving the i386 folder to the HDD can be a
lifesaver. But my fav little piece of
registry magic lets Windows find the i386
directory itself. You just need to make a
small registry edit, change the "SourcePath"
key, which is the original location of the CD
you installed Windows from to the new
location. The key is found under:


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That can make some third party apps cranky though

by jmgarvin In reply to But wait there is more...

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