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Installing Windows Xp on a partition created with Windows PE 3.0


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#1 Vortex

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 07:47 PM

The previous Windows PE 2.0 had some partition creation problems before installing Windows Xp :

You cannot install Windows XP successfully after you use Windows Vista or Windows PE 2.0 to create partitions on a hard disk

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931760

Is there anyone who tried the diskpart tool coming with Win PE 3.0 to install Windows XP? Does PE 3.0 require some registry tweakings to run the diskpart tool before running winnt32.exe to install Xp?

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 08:44 AM

The previous Windows PE 2.0 had some partition creation problems before installing Windows Xp :

You cannot install Windows XP successfully after you use Windows Vista or Windows PE 2.0 to create partitions on a hard disk

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931760

Well, not exactly, you need to correct the alignment values in the Registry, then it will work allright. ;)

Some reference is here:
http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=21073

Is there anyone who tried the diskpart tool coming with Win PE 3.0 to install Windows XP? Does PE 3.0 require some registry tweakings to run the diskpart tool before running winnt32.exe to install Xp?


Cannot say. ;)

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 08:22 PM

use the ALIGN switch when you run diskpart - e.g.

DISKPART
CLEAN
SEL DISK 0
CRE PAR PRI SIZE=10000 ALIGN=16065
format FS=NTFS quick
exit


Then run bootsect /nt52 or download RMPrepUSB v1 which contains RMBootSect which does the equivalent of the MS bootsect.


hth
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