WinXP winnt.sif and VPC

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Gordon Price, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. Gordon Price

    Gordon Price Guest

    I have configured a VPC, given it a V drive, and the floppy is
    autodetecting. When I do the boot process from the WinXP CD however, the
    floppy is not seen or accessed. The Winnt.sif file found there is not used
    to automate the install. Am I doing something wrong, or is this not possible
    with VPC2004? I would prefer to use my office standard sif file, so my VPC
    matches my real one exactly as far as configuration is concerned. Saves lots
    of time over matching everything manually.

    Gordon Price, Aug 3, 2004
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  2. Hi,

    When you see the boot screen, click Floppy -> Mount, and make sure the
    floppy disk is mounted

    Alternatively, you can place winnt.sif in the I386 directory of the CD and
    it will do an automated install as well

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    Jonathan Maltz [MS-MVP], Aug 3, 2004
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