Installing XP quicker

  s99Raj 16:35 23 Aug 2005
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When I install XP on a machine It halts at certain points asking me to enter my name, the product key, the keyboard language I wish to use, the time zone I'm in, etc.

Is there any way I can enter all of these at the beginning so that the installation process runs all the way through without my intervention?

  Stuartli 16:39 23 Aug 2005

No.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:00 23 Aug 2005

I wish there was!!

  VoG II 17:05 23 Aug 2005
  s99Raj 17:12 23 Aug 2005

Thanks VoG - the link looks interesting and worth a read. I'll give it a go sometime.

  Mr Mistoffelees 17:13 23 Aug 2005

that site is now in my bookmarks. :-)

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:15 23 Aug 2005

Very interseting link!!

Ideal for system managersetc., but I'm afaraid that for the re-installing I do when having to repair other peoples computers this will not really speed up the process

  s99Raj 17:20 23 Aug 2005

Shame, Fruit Bat because I also sometimes am asked by friends to reinstall XP for them and get pretty fed up of having to enter all that info. I was hoping there might be SOME way of reinstalling using a list of parameters.

  s99Raj 17:24 23 Aug 2005

I've just found another link that I'm going to try too :

click here

  dave_and_confused 17:36 23 Aug 2005

Ideal for system managersetc., but I'm afaraid that for the re-installing I do when having to repair other peoples computers this will not really speed up the process

but if time zone, keyboard language etc are always the same then at least it'll cut down on entering those each time.

  dave_and_confused 17:38 23 Aug 2005

Also if you use the Anaswer File on a floppy you can just edit the name, CD key etc for each user in Notepad before running.

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