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Creating Windows 2000/XP Installation Boot Diskettes

Windows 2000

For those who don't have the installation diskettes or a CD which is bootable, you can create a set of diskettes by running the makeboot program located in the \BOOTDISK directory (for those with MSDN it will be under the OS directory).  The format to run makeboot is:

makeboot a:

where a: is the target floppy diskette drive.

More information can be found in the following Microsoft KB article:
How To Create Setup Boot Disks for Windows 2000

Windows XP

Please see the following Microsoft KB article for details on creating XP setup disks:
How to obtain Windows XP Setup disks for a floppy boot installation

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