PXE booting using an IOS DHCP pool

It took a lot of fiddling and googling but finally I got PXE booting to work using my DHCP scope on IOS.  So, here’s the code:

ip dhcp pool ITS
network 192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0
bootfile bootpxeboot.com
next-server 192.168.1.3

I have other things in the scope but these are the important parts.  Why am I doing this?  I want to get Windows 7 on my old HP TC1100.  No optical drive so network boot is about the only way to make it happen.  I used these instructions and tweaked them a little to use the IOS DHCP scope.  Looks like it’s loading just fine now.  Slow via tftp but it’s working!

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