Step 4: The WINNER Way part 2
- If you did not enter a Windows serial number when building your own DVD with the DVD Generator, then you have an opportunity to enter it now. Else, you won’t even see this screen. (If you still do not enter it, or enter a wrong serial number, then Microsoft genuine Windows Setup will finally ask or re-ask for a valid one later.) and click OK.
- Select what you want the Computer Name to be and click OK.
- Enter computers owners name and click OK.
- Enter the name of the your organization and click OK.
- If the Windows XP source you used to generate your DVD was the English version, then it is multi-language-capable. In this screen, you can choose several MUI (multi-language interfaces) to be added, so the computer users will be able to have Windows menus displayed in their languages. If your source is not the English version, any choice made here will be ignored.
- Subsequently, if you are to build a MUI system, you can choose here what will be the default language for the future users of the computer which Windows is going to be installed. If your source is not the English version, any choice made here will be ignored.
- Many people find it useful to have the Windows i386 directory copied into the C:\ drive, so that they don’t have to look for the CD each time a new driver needs to be installed. Click on Yes if you want a C:\i386 folder too.
- The system can install SUN Open Office on your computer. All available versions will be displayed for you to choose. (On the screenshot, there’s an old French one, and a more recent English one.) If you plan to use your own Office distribution (say, MS Office), choose “nothing”
- Some people (clearly, dotnet developers) like to have MS .Net SDK on their PC. Click Yes if you do too. Note that the SDK has nothing to do with the .Net Framework. The Framework will be installed on your computer even if you click on No here. Most people should choose the No option.
- Basically, there are two ways your DVD can install Windows. If there’s already a NT, 2000, 2003 or XP bootable system on your PC, you can say Yes there. In this case, the system will be able to keep the boot sector, which is safer in some cases. The data you’ve got on your C partition will be kept. Only the C:\Windows and C:\Program Files folders will be deleted, and replaced with new, clean ones. Old “Documents and Setting” will be renamed to “Documents and Settings.OLD”. The Windows setup will not format anything.
- On another hand, you might want to format the whole drive, so to start with something as clean as possible. In this case, say No there, and the system will format the whole drive. Afterwards, it will create two partitions: a C: drive for the system, and a D: drive for your data. The C: drive will have to be at least 6 GB. All remaining space will be given to the D: drive.
- Even if you’ve chosen No in the previous screen, it’s worth avoiding the writing of a new bootsector if there’s already a working one on your system. Say YES if your PC can currently boot Windows NT4, 2000, 2003 or XP (even if the Windows system does not work after the boot has begun.)
So hopefully this is the last step, and you should have a working XP Install However, that wasnt the case for me, if the windows install screen comes up telling you to press Enter to Install Windows, R for recovery or F3 to quit, when you press enter it says it cant detect a cdrom and tells you to press F3 to quit, then dont worry, carry on to the next page.
If you reboot back to sysangel, quit and make sure that your boot options arent set to boot to PXE/Network first.