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Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1a Utility: Setup Disks for Floppy Boot Install

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The Windows XP startup disk allows computers without a bootable CD-ROM to perform a new installation of the operating system.
  • Version:

    SP1a

    File Name:

    WinXPSP1a_EN_PRO_BF.exe

    Date Published:

    29/04/2003

    File Size:

    4.2 MB

    KB Articles: KB310994

      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 and vice-versa. Windows XP SP1 and Windows XP SP1a startup disks are not interchangeable, for more information please see Knowledge Base article 310994.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows XP

      • Any x86 compatible system that meets the requirements for installing Microsoft Windows XP Professional
      1. Click the Download button on this page to start the download, or choose a different language from the drop-down list and click Go.
      2. Do one of the following:
        • To start the installation immediately, click Open or Run this program from its current location.
          • NOTE: The installation program will prompt you to provide formatted, 1.44MB floppy disks onto which the installation program will copy its files.
        • To copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save and choose a location on your hard disk for saving the file.

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