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win51ic and win51ip naming and placing question
Authored by: smurfk1 on Aug 23, '07 11:51:15AM

I have tried several times to get a working boot disk from my Virtual PC WinXP with no luck.

I have created a boot disk, but it isn't seeing the Service Pack 2 items, so when I try to install it asks me to insert the disk into drive A.

I know that the win51ic and win51ip files are the key, based on this quote from Bart's site:

"If you're Windows XP files are already "slipstreamed" with a service pack you must also copy the win51ic.SPx or win51ip.SPx file.
This will prevent the CD asking "put the SPx CD into drive A:" during install."

My problem is twofold - what should the files be named and where should they be placed?

I've tried naming the files win51ic.spx and win51ip.spx and win51ic.sp2 and win51ip.sp2, based on Bart's example and others found on this site.

I notice that one of these files already exists without an extension at all, so I'm wondering if I should try that. The files are both blank notepad files and yes, the .txt ending has been removed.

As for where to put the files, I've tried both here:


and here:


I'm pretty sure the first location is correct, but I'm starting to pull my hair our over this, so any help would be nice.


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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Parall
Authored by: rweller on Sep 18, '07 01:07:27PM

Here's what I did:

1. Extract Windows XP Professional.vhd.001 from VPC7 Installation CD 1 (Show contents of VPC installer to find this)

2. Copy Windows XP Professional.vhd.002 from VPC7 Installation CD 1

3. Concatenate them to Windows XP Professional.vhd, using Split and Concat, or the cat command.

4. Run Parallels Transporter to move "Single disk" into Parallels. Make bootable (My xp was version 5.1, build 2600, SP2)

5. Open the resulting virtual HD using parallels desktop, and run Windows XP setup, etc.


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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Parallels
Authored by: rweller on Sep 18, '07 09:59:52PM

Messed up subject. Sorry.

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win51ic and win51ip naming and placing question
Authored by: amigasteve on Nov 03, '07 10:49:39AM
Here's an answer to your question and an update on the entire process.

Bart's instructions can now be found here:

Follow steps 1 through 3.
By default I found I already had files win51 and win51ip in the files directory. I did a copy of win51ip and pasted 3 new copies in the same location. These I re-named win51ic, win51ip.sp2 and win51ic.sp2
I don't know if all these are necessary, but it works.
(Note Bart talks a lot about SP1 due to the age of this procedure. For our purposes SP2 is what we need)
In Step 3 you will find the i386 folder on the Virtual PC disk 3, Additional Windows System files. If you don't have 3 Virtual PC disks you probably don't have the version that came with XP (labelled "With Windows XP Professional" on the discs themselves). In this cae you'll need to acquire your own Win XP system disc.

Skip steps 4 through 7.

Complete step 8 and your new CD will eject ready for use.

Note: in step 1 the link to the winaspi32.dll file ( no longer exists. Since I already had Nero installed on the PC I was using I was able to search for and find the file and copy it to the specified location. You may need to download and install Nero to find your own copy.

Return to the Mac and start Bootcamp assistant. Select the option to proceed with installation and insert the CD in the drive.

Disclaimer: I did the above on a "real" windows PC, if you try it in Virtual PC YMMV.


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