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29-06-2003, 08:13 PM
How do I set up and install the cabinet files to the hard drive, so that on subsequent hardware/software installations, the program gets this data direct from the C drive rather than asking for the Windows instalation CD

29-06-2003, 08:23 PM
If you have not yet installed Windows98, the easiest thing to do is copy the cab files into a Win98 directory and install from there. This means that when Windows requires it's setup files, it automatically reverts to C:\Win98 (or whatever you called the folder) and doesn't complain about not finding the required cab files..

Otherwise, if you already have Windows installed, you can copy them to a folder (Usually C:\Windows\Options\Cabs, but it can be anything to be honest) and then use a registry tweak to tell Windows where these files are located.
First things first, copy over the files
Secondly, type Start > Run and then type "Regedit" (without the quote marks)
Then, select "My Computer" from within the Registry and click File > Export
Type in a filename and click save - this is your registry backup, so save it somewhere with easy access!
Now, navigate to:
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ Software\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Setup"
and find the entry called "Source Path". Double click "Source Path" and change the value from D:\WIN98 to C:\Windows\Options\Cabs or whever you copied the cab files to.


29-06-2003, 08:24 PM
> "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ Software\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Setup"

That should be:
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup"