- Open Control Panel
- Click on Performance and Maintenance.
- Click on System.
- Then click on the Advanced tab
- Click on the error-reporting button on the
bottom of the windows.
- Select Disable error reporting.
- Click OK
- Click OK
Professional Utility: Setup Disks for floppy
The Windows XP startup disk allows computers
without a bootable CD-ROM to perform a new
installation of the operating system. The
Windows XP startup disk will automatically load
the correct drivers to gain access to the CD-ROM
drive and start a new installation of Setup. You
cannot upgrade from a Windows XP startup disk.
Windows XP Home Edition startup disks will not
work for Windows XP Professional installations
Windows XP Professional floppy boot disk
here and Windows XP home edition floppy boot
WinXP's setupp.ini controls how the CD acts.
IE is it an OEM version or retail? First, find
your setupp.ini file in the i386 directory on
your WinXP CD. Open it up, it'll look something
The Pid value is what we're interested in.
What's there now looks like a standard default.
There are special numbers that determine if it's
a retail, oem, or volume license edition. First,
we break down that number into two parts. The
first five digits determines how the CD will
behave, ie is it a retail cd that lets you clean
install or upgrade, or an oem cd that only lets
you perform a clean install? The last three
digits determines what CD key it will accept.
You are able to mix and match these values. For
example you could make a WinXP cd that acted
like a retail cd, yet accepted OEM keys. Now,
for the actual values. Remember the first and
last values are interchangable, but usually
you'd keep them as a pair:
Retail = 51882 335
Volume License = 51883 270
OEM = 82503 OEM
So if you wanted a retail CD that took retail
keys, the last line of your setupp.ini file
And if you wanted a retail CD that took OEM
keys, you'd use:
How to Install the
Netbeui Protocol on a Windows XP-Based Computer
This article describes how to install the
NetBEUI protocol on a Windows XP-based computer.
This may be useful because the NetBEUI protocol
is not included in the list of installable
protocols in Windows XP even though the files
that are needed to install the protocol are
included with the installation CD-ROM. It is
important to note that the NetBEUI protocol is
not supported on Windows XP.
The Netnbf.inf and Nbf.sys files are the files
that are needed to install the NetBEUI protocol.
To install the NetBEUI protocol:
- Click Start, click Control Panel, and then
double-click Network Connections.
- Right-click the adapter you want to add
NetBEUI to, and then click Properties.
- On the General tab, click Install.
- Click Protocol, and then click Add.
- Click Have Disk, insert your Windows XP
CD-ROM, open the Valueadd\msft\net\netbeui
folder, click the Netnbf.inf file, and then
- Click OK, and then click OK to complete