Registry Editing Tips

Source Path Change

You can make Windows stop asking for the Windows setup cd-rom disk/installation files whenever you make changes to your system. This is useful especially if you have added a new (hard, backup, cd-rom etc) drive to your computer, because probably your original cd-rom drive (from which you initially installed Windows) might have went through a drive letter change. The last thing you need is Setup pointing at the wrong drive every time you install a Windows component.

To tell Setup the new location of its installation (.CAB) or .INf file, fire up your Registry editor, and go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\ (Windows 9x) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Setup\ (Windows NT)

Right-click on SourcePath. Select Modify. Type in your new path for the installation files (default is D:\WIN95, if you have only one hard drive with only one logical partition on your system). Restart to take effect.

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