This download package allows you to create a setup boot disk for Windows XP Home Edition (but not Windows XP Professional). If your PC does not support booting from a CD, or you prefer to use a floppy disk, this package will enable you to automatically load the correct drivers to gain access to the CD-ROM drive and start a new installation of XP. As noted above, you can use any recent version of Windows to create the boot disks and you will require six floppy disks in total.
Microsoft makes the following ominous warning: ‘Future products will no longer support installation via the setup boot disks. Installation of future Microsoft Operating Systems will require the ability to boot from the CD or PXE boot from Network’.
DOWNLOAD Windows XP boot disk package (Home Edition)