From what I've read it's fairly easy to get the Win7 installer to extract an image of XP from a WIM file, and I already know how to add XP to the list of WIMs, so I believe the areas where I would have trouble with a WIM-based XP install are:
1. Will imaging the files that are normally moved to the HDD during the Text Mode section of the XP install, pre-GUI configuration, give me an universal XP install? Or are different files copied depending on the computer during the Text Mode? In other words, I don't need/want to skip the GUI section of a typical XP install, just the text-mode.
2. How can I install NTLDR instead of BOOTMGR to boot XP? Or, how can I modify BOOTMGR's list to boot XP.
3. Does anyone know what the size of a WIM-compressed XP would be?
I would like to basically have an all-in-one WIM file, with XP Pro, Home, and Media Center, that can fit onto a CD and be installed fairly normally.
Edited by Falkoner, 19 August 2013 - 07:30 PM.