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  1. Here's what I did:

    • Imported my hardware configuration into Target Designer
    • Modified the Target Device Settings* (using the Settings panel)
    • Added the Information Appliance Design Template
    • Configured the Information Appliance component (using the Settings panel)
    • Ran a Dependency Check (F5)
    • Removed components that I don't use
    • Added components from Software > Sytem > User Interface
    • Added the Windows Installer Service and Autologin components
    • Configured the User Interface Core component (using the Settings panel)
    • Added and configured the Automatic Logon component (using the Settings panel)
    • Built the target image without running a Dependency Check (F7)

    * specifically, Boot ARC Path and Boot Partition Size

    I'm having problems installing the nForce and ATi drivers though. :)

  2. XP Embedded is fantastic. My Windows folder is about 200 MB, it takes about 10 minutes to install and about 30 seconds to boot up.

    OK, I now have a copy that takes 3 minutes to install and boots up in 20 seconds.

  3. Yes, you can. That's how I install Windows XP.

    You'll need to boot into an OS (if none are installed on the hard drive, you'll probably have to boot off a Windows PE CD), then run something like:

    SET XPCD=Location of your XP install files

    SET INSTALL=Drive letter you want to install XP on to

    "%XPCD%:\i386\winnt32.exe" /syspart:%INSTALL%: /tempdrive:%INSTALL%: /unattend:%XPCD%:\i386\winnt.sif /s:%XPCD%:\i386

  4. I really hoped for a way to just dubble-click a .bat-file...go watch TV..come back to a fresh install.

    Well, if you did it correctly, you could make it so all you have to do is put in your Windows PE CD, reboot, then hit any key when it says "Press any key to boot from CD".

    You could put the batch file in PE's Startup (startnet.cmd) so that PE would boot up, copy the XP setup files to C:, reboot, and silently install Windows.

  5. Ah, I understand what you're trying to do now.

    So my question is: Could I place the temporary setup files on say d: so that i could format and install onto c: using the temporary files from d:?

    Not as far as I know.

    I would suggest you create a Windows PE CD to boot from. You could then format c: and run the batch file to install Windows XP from there.

  6. Sounds good. :) I think you should familiarise yourself with the winnt32.exe commands first though. Here's what I use:

    "C:\XPCD\i386\winnt32.exe" /syspart:E: /tempdrive:E: /unattend:C:\XPCD\i386\winnt.sif /s:C:\XPCD\i386

    This would install Windows X to the E drive. Leave that to run, and it will install unattended from that point on.

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