The original SETUP.EXE (AutoRun) of Windows XP displays useless links.
I always wanted to install some basic apps (NET, WMP, etc...) on some computer.
With StartCD.exe, and being flexible, now I can do that.
The attached RAR archive contains 5 files:
Assuming you've copied your Windows XP CD to your harddisk;
to use StartCD.exe effectively, do the following:
1- Delete Setup.exe and AUTORUN.INF from the root of your Windows XP CD.
2- Put those 5 files in the root of your CD.
3- Set the attributes of them to Hidden, except StartCD.exe!
BACK.bmp is the bigger picture shown in the background.
DATAPANE.BMP is the smaller picture shown in the small box to the right.
StartCD.INI controls and configures what appears when you run StartCD.exe!
My StartCD.INI contains good examples for installing apps right from the CD.
Everything in StartCD.INI is in English.
Edit StartCD.INI to reflect your apps and their paths!
You can test your work, prior to burning, by manually running StartCD.exe!
You can do a more tidied job by putting both BACK.bmp and DATAPANE.BMP
inside $OEM$, then edit the following lines in StartCD.INI to reflect the
path to them:
Image=%STARTDIR%\Back.bmp --Change--To--> Image=%RootDir%\$OEM$\Back.bmp
Image=%STARTDIR%\DataPane.bmp --Change--To--> Image=%RootDir%\$OEM$\DataPane.bmp
As you may have already guessed, $OEM$ is not the only choice. Actually, you
can put both BMPs anywhere on your CD. Just remember to edit StartCD.INI!NB 1:
The BMPs will not be copied to your HDD when installing Windows from this CD!NB 2:
Windows logo by WolfX2
Edited by Martin L, 29 January 2007 - 02:23 PM.
File uploaded on MSFN, good work!