If your computer does support booting from a CD-ROM, or if network-based installation is available, Microsoft recommends that you use those installations methods instead.
Future products will no longer support installation by using the Setup boot disks. Installation of future Microsoft operating systems will require the ability to start from the CD-ROM drive or by using PXE boot from the network. For more information about how to use PXE boot, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Create the Setup disks
Please specify the floppy drive to copy the images to:
Press any key when you are ready.
Make sure to label each disk appropriately with the number that is specified by the program. You must use the disks in the correct order during the Setup process.
Use the Setup disks
The Setup process starts. Insert the other floppy disks as you are prompted to do so. You must use the Windows XP CD-ROM to finish the Setup process.
Download the Setup disk program file
Windows XP original release
- Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1)
For information about the Setup boot disk versions that are available for download, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
Windows XP Professional SP1
Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Windows XP Professional SP2