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Change default location of source files for Windows setup.

With this setting, you can change the default location/path of source files for Windows setup. Upon changing the path, Windows will look at the new path for source files before installing Windows components.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
When Windows is installed on your system, it stores the path of the source from where the setup is being installed. The source could be a CD Drive, a Network path or any other source. Upon browsing the path to add Windows components, Windows always looks at the given source path that points to the "I386" folder of the installation files.

This setting enables you to change the location of source files for Windows setup.

For this, go to Start > Run, enter "regedit" and search the keys listed below. Now, double-click the Value Name "SourcePath" under "Setup" key, and change the Value Data field with the new source files location for Windows setup.

Refresh view of your computer for the changes to take effect.

NOTE:
If the "I386" folder is at "D:\WinXP\I386", the value of SourcePath would be "D:\WinXP".

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

First, click the Start button, and select Run. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to the 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup' key, right-click on the 'SourcePath' String Value and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the new source files location for Windows setup in the Value Data field and click on 'OK'.

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