Unattended installation of Windows* XP
Note: This document describes a generic unattended install process. This information is provided solely as a convenience to Intel customers. If you have questions about Microsoft* Windows* XP or the unattended installation process, consult your Windows* 2000 documentation or contact Microsoft for assistance.
All unattended installations start with creating a directory called \i386 on a local hard drive. Usually, it is better to have one bootable partition (C:\) that is reserved for the OS, and a second partition (D:\) that is reserved for the install files. The second partition must have enough free space available so that you can copy all of the contents (files and subdirectories) from the \i386 directory from the install CD to the \i386 directory on the hard drive. There are several ways to do an unattended install successfully. The version here can be used most of the time. The graphics drivers for the Intel® 865 Chipset Family can be found on this website. Download the .ZIP file and extract to get the necessary files.
First steps - preparation
- Copy the \i386 directory and all its files and subdirectories from the Windows XP installation CD to the hard drive.
- Create a subdirectory of \i386 called $OEM$. You should now have this directory on the hard drive:
- Create two subdirectories of \i386\$OEM$ called $1 and TextMode. You should now have these directories on the hard drive:
- Create a subdirectory of \i386\$OEM$\$1 called Drivers. You should now have this directory on the hard disk as well:
- Create a subdirectory of \i386\$OEM$\$1\Drivers called obvideo. You should now have this directory on the hard disk as well:
- Copy the drivers (from the extracted .ZIP file) for the Intel 865 Chipset Family within the \windows2000 folder into the \i386\$OEM$\$1\Drivers\obvideo directory AND into the \i386\$OEM$\Textmode directory.
- To add the Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility files concurrently during the unattended install, create a subdirectory of \i386\$OEM$\$1\Drivers called IntelInf. The directory structure should look like the following:
- Copy the files for the Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility into the \i386\$OEM$\$1\Drivers\IntelInf directory.
- Create an answer file called UNATTEND.TXT. Use the sample at the end of this document and make the appropriate changes.
- Copy the UNATTEND.TXT you just created into the \i386 directory. See Microsoft's documentation for parameters that may be used in the answer file.
Execute the installation command line as follows: winnt.exe /s:: /u::\\unattend.txt
c:\i386\winnt.exe /s:c:\i386 /u:c:\i386\unattend.txt
d:\i386\winnt.exe /s:d:\i386 /u:d:\i386\unattend.txt
(use c:\ or d:\ depending upon where the \i386 install files were copied)
If you booted to a floppy disk, remove the boot disk from the machine as soon as the installation begins.
UNATTEND.TXT file with display section [Unattended]
Unattendedmode = FullUnattended
OemPreinstall = Yes
OemPnPDriversPath = drivers\obvideo;drivers\IntelInf
TargetPath = WINNT
Filesystem = LeaveAlone
OemSkipEula = Yes
FullName = "Joe Smith"
OrgName = "JS Computers"
ComputerName = "Smith1"
; Sets the Time Zone to the Pacific Northwest
; Sets the Admin Password to NULL
; Turn AutoLogon ON and login ONCE
TimeZone = "004"
AdminPassword = *
AutoLogon = Yes
AutoLogonCount = 1
OemSkipWelcome = 1
OemSkipRegional = 1
; Sets display to 1024x768x16bpp @60Hz. If you know that your monitor does not support these settings, then adjust them accordingly
BitsPerPel = 32
XResolution = 1024
YResolution = 768
VRefresh = 60
InstallDefaultComponents = Yes
JoinWorkgroup = yourworkgrp
| Windows 2000*, Windows XP Professional*, Windows XP Home Edition*, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition*
This applies to: