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Can XP load pre-installation drivers from anywhere other than a floppy?

Can XP load pre-installation drivers from anywhere other than a floppy?

I'm planning to install XP Pro on a new machine with a motherboard that supports RAID. The partition XP will run from will be on RAID 1. To set this up you normally enter a floppy disk with the motherboard RAID driver at the beginning of the XP installation.

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Guest [Entry]

"You can put them directly on the CD unsing nLite (great tool to customize installation)! That's what I did for my SATA controller

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Guest [Entry]

"Without a floppy drive you have 4 choices:

install a floppy drive
use an external usb floppy drive IF the bios has an option to enable legacy support for usb
slipstream the drivers using program like nLite
manually create an XP install cd with the needed drivers

See this Microsoft support article to find out which USB floppy drives are supported by XP."