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How to Copy the Windows Cab Files to a Hard Disk
Last updated: 1/21/2000

We must now edit the Windows Registry to tell Windows where to look for the CAB files.

  Click Start, Run, enter regedit, in the Run window, and click OK.   This will open the Registry Editor shown below.  Before proceeding Click Help, Help Topics, and select Restore the Registry from the Contents.  Record this information so you will know what to do if something goes wrong from editing the Registry.  If you follow these instructions and do nothing else with the Registry, it is unlikely that anything will go wrong, but never underestimate "Murphy."

  Click on the Plus box to the right of the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE to expand the folder and continue expanding appropriate folders as shown until you see the Setup folder.

I have edited the below graphic to eliminate folders so that the pertinent ones can be displayed in one graphic.  There are actually many more folders between HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and Setup.  You will have to scroll down the window pane to display the relevant ones.

  Double-click SourcePath in the right pane (you may have to scroll it to see the entry) to open the Edit String window.  Edit the Value data: to tell Windows where to find the CAB files as shown, Click OK, Exit the Registry Editor, and Restart Windows.  Done.

Larry

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