Setting the location for Windows (&SP) source files

Most systems that I install, have a directory with the source files for the operating system
and any service packs installed on the system. The reason for this is obvious: if someone at a later
stage would like to add additional components he shouldn’t have to scramble for the installation
CDs.

One small,yet very annoying (in my opinion), side effect of not having the source files in the same
location as they were during installation is a dialog box requesting you to point the system
to the new location (during the installation the systems saves the current location[in majority of
cases the CD drive] and it will look for the files there).

The information is saved inside the registry in the following locations:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup]
“SourcePath”=”C:\\”   [Location of the OS source files,should point to one level above the actual directory]

“ServicePackSourcePath”=”C:\\”   [Location of the SP source files,should point to one level above the actual directory]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion]
“SourcePath”=”C:\\I386”   [Location of the OS source files,should point to the actual directory]

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