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    WFP Looks Where?

    I have come, through getting burned of late, to the conclusion that I should leave the WFP "alone", except for one thing:

    If a "problem is found, it asks for my W2K CD... can't I store the CD (full copy) on my hard-drive? And if so, where/how do I tell W2K to look there from now on, instead of requesting the CD?

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    Re: WFP Looks Where?

    Copy the contents of the 1386 folder to a Folder on your Hard Drive. Call that folder whatever you want, but make sure you remember where you put it, and then you will have to go into the registry and change the Installation Files Source Path to point to that folder. See this site HOW TO: Change the Location of the Installation Files in Windows 2000

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    Re: WFP Looks Where?

    There are two locations in the registry that define where the source files for the OS are stored. You need to change them both. They are:
    <UL><LI>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindo ws NTCurrentVersion
    <LI>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurr entVersionSetup[/list]Do NOT include the i386 folder in the path in the second registry key - it's assumed by WFP. For example, on my hard drive, i386 lives on the F: drive, so the path to the source files reads simply F:. The first path includes the i386, which results in F:i386.

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    Re: WFP Looks Where?

    Thanks much, Mark...

    Yes, I hope it gets rid of that constant notification...

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    Re: WFP Looks Where?

    Why not go to the source, eh Cowboy?

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    Re: WFP Looks Where?

    When I went to the MS page (text below), the first key they sent me to is a binary (?) key, not text...

    How was/am I supposed to handle that?

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    To change the location of the installation files to the hard disk:
    Copy the I386 folder structure from the Windows 2000 CD-ROM to the hard disk.
    Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
    Locate and then click the Installation Sources value in the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionSetup

    On the Edit menu, click Modify.
    In the Value Data box, type the path to the Windows 2000 installation files on your hard disk. For example, type C:I386.
    Click OK.
    Locate and then click the SourcePath value in the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionSetup

    On the Edit menu, click Modify.
    In the Value Data box, type the drive letter for the Windows 2000 installation files on your hard disk. For example, if the files are in the C:I386 folder, type C:.
    Click OK.
    Quit Registry Editor.
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    Re: WFP Looks Where?

    I use WinXP which should be pretty close to the same changes needed, and this is what I did, and I have not needed My CD since.
    Look below and you will see outlined in red what I changed.
    The first line had a W:{my CD-RW} and I changed it to C: leaving everything thing else the same, just with a C: in front of the other C:
    The next one { Source Path} is the path to the folder I put the Installation files in. And don't forget to put at the end of your path to your folder.

    And thats it.
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    Re: WFP Looks Where?

    But Cowboy:

    The first change, in your pic as well, is a REG_MULTI_SZ, and doesn't offer text edit... is it binary?

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    Re: WFP Looks Where?

    Right click on it at choose "Modify" See the C: at the very top. That use to be a W: untill I changed it.
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    Re: WFP Looks Where?

    Cowboy:

    Your Window is titled "Edit MultiString"... mine is titled "Edit Binary Value" and it's a hex/ascii windows...

    How come the difference?

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    Re: WFP Looks Where?

    Yeah I see what you mean. According to the Instructions from Microsoft you type the path to the folder in there. But if I were you I would back that Registry Key up first and then try what Micosoft says on the link I gave you. Then if for some reason you have a problem you can restore it. But I think Microsft is correct. You will be replacing the hex with text and it should work. After all they said type it in the "Value Data box". WinXP works a little different, but it's the same things that are being changed.

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