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Install recovery console without the Windows XP CD!





webbone
This seemed like a guide

Attention all WinXP users who didn't get an XP install CD with their computer.

I have discovered how you can install the XP Recovery Console without the Windows XP CD. As far as I know, this has not been done, and if it has, it has not been spread around the internet enough for people to know about it.

In many computers, there is an i386 directory in the WINDOWS directory on their WinXP partition. This folder is I think identical to the i386 dir on the cd. As a result, the command D:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons, which is used to install the recovery console off the CD, can simply become C:\WINDOWS\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons for the rest of us.

So, if you don't have access to a Windows XP CD and don't want to use an rc.iso, or if it doesn't work, instead, open the RUN dialog (windows key + r) and type:
Code:
%windir%\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons

On a side note, I got a message that said something about not being able to upgrade before the installation started, I clicked OK and everything worked fine.
Aelita
1. This is the wrong place for this post..

2. why in the world would this be applicable?

3. Is this something illegal?
crimsonessence
yes its a fairly common way to install the rc...
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