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Windows cant find EULA when trying to install

By Homer_Simpson
Jun 15, 2007
  1. I have made a Windows CD from a recovery partition, however when I try to use it it reaches a point where it fails because it cannot find the EULA. I followed insructions from the net to make the CD from the I386 folder on my C drive, although the actual recovery part is on my D drive. It is annoying, but I wonder if using the folder from the D drive might be the way to go as the EULA may be missing from the I386 folder on the C drive. Has anybody got any ideas? Have checked folder that I copied contents of I386 from C drive into and it contains several EULA`s, listed below.
    Badeula.ht_
    Ieeula.ch_
    Neweula.ht_
    Neweula2.ht_
     
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    My slipstreamed disk has the XP Eula (eula.txt) in E:\Support\Tools\Support.Cab folder. 16 kb
     
  3. Homer_Simpson

    Homer_Simpson TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Have checked and EULA.txt is missing from the I386 folder on the C drive, however the I386 folder on the D drive is locked and I am unable to access it. So it looks like a dead end, unless it is possible to get this EULA from another source.
     
  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Check in C:\Program Files\Support Tools - same one as on my install disk.

    edit: for what it is worth, my slipstreamed disk works great and was built using the following site as a guide:

    http://www.helpwithwindows.com/WindowsXP/winxp-sp2-bootcd.html

    If you look through there, there you will see a screen display of all the stuff being burned to the cd - the Support folder which contains the eula.txt is one of the needed items.

    gl

    :)
     
  5. Homer_Simpson

    Homer_Simpson TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the quick replies CCT, however that particular folder does not exist on my installation. Sorry I should maybe have listed my computers details which are as follows Compaq Presario, XP Home SP2 as previously stated all recovery software is on the D partition and locked so I have no access to it.
     
  6. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  7. Homer_Simpson

    Homer_Simpson TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I think I may have found the said folder! On this installation it is in C:\SWSETUP\VALADD. In that folder there is a folder called Support\Tools and contains the following files,
    ACT20.EXE
    DEPLOY.CAB
    FASTWIZ.EXE
    GBUNICNV.EXE
    MSPDPCLI.EXE
    README.HTM
    SETUP.EXE
    SUP_PRO.CAB
    SUP_SRV.CAB
    SUPPORT.CAB
    SUPTOOLS.MSI
    I will copy this folder into the setup folder and burn a new CD and see if this works!
     
  8. Homer_Simpson

    Homer_Simpson TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the link CCT, but that only creates a disc that resets the PC to how it was shipped complete with all trial bloatware, etc. I wish to do a repair install, that is why I am trying to burn a prpoper windows CD.
    Many thanks again for your help.
     
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