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JSI Tip 5380. How do I change the location of the installation files in Windows 2000?

I keep a copy of the Windows 2000 CD-ROM on my disk, and use it to install or upgrade Windows 2000. To prevent an install, or SFC, from prompting for the CD-ROM:

1. Copy the Windows 2000 CD-ROM to a folder on your disk drive. Example: C:\W2K. You can slipstream the latest service pack if you wish.

2. Use Regedt32 to navigate to:


3. Double-click the Installation Sources Value Name, a REG_MULTI_SZ data type, and set the data value to the I386 folder on your disk drive. You can add additional lines for 3rd party drivers. Example: D:\W2K\I386

4. Double-click the SourcePath Value Name, a REG_SZ data type, and set the data value to the folder on your disk, from step 1. Example: D:\W2K.

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