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    Windows XP Home Edition 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. 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.
    • Version:

      SP1a

      File Name:

      WinXPSP1a_EN_HOM_BF.exe

      Date Published:

      4/29/2003

      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 Home Edition
        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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