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  1. SO when the NUM LOCK is ON by default it can cause trouble with NOTEBOOKS? I left it untouched because I didn't realize there were a "Advanced Options" for that section. I made a flawless XP SP3 disc, which I don't want to mess with again nor re-do the whole process, with NumLock Off... It should be reasonable though right?
  2. In the tuning TWEAKS section, the Numlock is missing the "On" option along with the text that explains to use with caution in notebooks.
  3. There is: "SFC Disable" Turns off Windows File Protection on setup and after on, can really speed up installation" Options: ENABLE DISABLE IT'S NOT VERY CLEAR if it ENABLES the "Disabling feature" or DISABLES the "Enabled Feature". I believe we got a language issue in there. So... ENABLE means: SFC will be On ???? DISABLE means: SFC will be Off ???? What does ENABLE or DISABLE really do, or is it just so obvious? The problem in this option might be the title "SFC Disable" which may make users think that you disable SFC by selecting Enable.
  4. it's called OOBE experience... "Out Of Box Experience" I THINK... Just check "Turn Off OOBE" somewhere in nLite, Tweaks. Or remove OOBE from removing components section.
  5. ok, I splistreamed SP3 into SP2 clean source and integrated IE7. I use foobar2000 so WMP for me is utter crap. Everything went smoothly, installation and so on... I think the issues are lying under the "hotfixes" patches integration for IE7 and WMP11. It is just too much work to select some settings in nLite specially tunings and services. I suggest that pre-sets are included in nLite... The accounts/network and other stuff are fun to configure. But tuning the shell and services is a real pain.
  6. I hope it doesn't break any SP3 file.......!!!! It was very silly for them not to include IE7 in SP3...
  7. ok also for what i read... it looks like the latest IE7 download is updated and doesnt't need the cumulative patches? anyone can confirm this? thanks
  8. Ok Guys, final version is definitely out and downloadable from Technet. Seeing the signature in the files, they are ready since 14th April and just released officially 6th May. QUESTION: INTEGRATING SP3 plus IE7. SP3 needs to come FIRST or AFTER, IE7?? I have heard some saying that you should integrate IE7 first and only then SP3. But I read also that some are integrating SP3 and then after that IE7. Which case is true? Scenario is: SP2 Clean Retail/VLK source, not OEM source.
  9. djzn

    Intergrating SP3

    You guys are forgetting something... Microsoft has added a new feature in SP3 where the user is not forced to enter the serial key during the installation, so he could complete the installation and enter the key only after the installation reboot. This feature is only available if you slipstream SP3 onto a SP1 or SP2 source. This feature won't be available when slipstreaming onto a Gold Source. Hope this gets spread.
  10. Hi, thanks for the info, would you mind to explain what is being on a domain setting? It's just a home computer and two people use it, I really miss the welcome screen w/ navigation. If you know of any hacks please tell me! Thanks again.
  11. Hi, I wanted to know if the XP-like Welcome Screen which offers face navigation is somehow present in W2K3 or removed with no possibility to accept workarounds in order to secure the system.
  12. What should I not remove to not touch: * The Limited Previlege Accounts * Faster User Switching * Secondary Logon * Remote Assistance * Adminitrative Tools * Make a folder private
  13. I know that we can fiddle with setup files and rename the %WINDIR%, %USERPROFILE% and %TEMP% folder names, but can we rename more? Like changing the following folders: C:\Documents and Settings\ Default User C:\Documents and Settings\ All Users C:\Documents and Settings\ Application Data C:\Documents and Settings\ Local Settings C:\Documents and Settings\ My Documents Can those somehow be renamed? My goal is to achieve a Unix-Like dir structure: C:\win C:\conf C:\tmp C:\conf\ all C:\conf\ default C:\conf\ local C:\conf\ appdata
  14. I know that we can rename the %WINDIR%, %USERPROFILE% and %TEMP% folder names, but can we rename more? Like changing the following folders: C:\Documents and Settings\ Default User C:\Documents and Settings\ All Users C:\Documents and Settings\ Application Data C:\Documents and Settings\ Local Settings C:\Documents and Settings\ My Documents Can those somehow be renamed? My goal is to achieve a Unix-Like dir structure: C:\win C:\conf C:\tmp C:\conf\ all C:\conf\ default C:\conf\ local C:\conf\ appdata SOLUTION: There is no way, the paths are hardcoded. The only ones to rename are already in nLite.
  15. I would watch my words there if I was you. No negative discrimination on this board. I think you took this very personal. When I said that it was for people who have only used XP be freed to comment whatever experiences that would not apply to my specific question, I really was asking for restricted W2K3 user experience. And I know that a couple of newbies could come and say "just reformat it", or "just make a repair install". In the first place I was not asking for a "solution", but the possibility to never go through this again. It is not personal against XP users. I don't see as discrimination.
  16. I thought that there was a possibility to skip the old chipset drivers load-up at the first boot, disabling them and only after that installing the new ones... but Win won't even start in safe mode....
  17. I don't want to go through this ever... So you're saying that all Windows versions are doomed into this issue? I really want someone that know this for a fact, about Windows Server 2003... I don't want XP-guys commenting their experiences with XP. (for me XP already sucked... don't want to know about it anymore).
  18. Hi, I have this issue: Recently I changed my motherboard to a new board and for my surprise, Windows XP wouldn't load at all, not even in Safe Mode for the life of me. All I would see was as very quick flash of a blue screen with NT error codes. Of course I fixed it by reformatting but we don't want to format right? Does this also happens with W2K3? Is W2K3 robust enough to take on a motherboard replacement? Or will it CRASH and die and the only fix will be a reformatting or some dirty trick workaround? Thanks!!!
  19. You know that Windows XP Starter Edition is a cut-off Windows XP Home Edition with many limitations: one processor support, only allows 3 programs open at the same time, no cleartype, annoying un-removable desktop logo, and so on. Starter Edition is mainly an OEM system, with post-configuration beyond the XP install. Does nLite work with it? Does anyone knows an article on how to re-establish XP full functions to it? Thanks.
  20. First question, can you BOOT from CDROM? Why is it booting A: ? Change your BIOS settings to boot from CDROM. I'm not sure what you want to accomplish but let me give you some tips here. Although I followed stricted instructions in burning Nlite bootable DVD's with whatever application you may find out there, I never got a bootable DVD of XP, for example. http://www.allbootdisks.com/downloads/Disk...0/WindowsME.exe Get this here and extract with WinRAR (only WinRAR does it), it should be a .IMA image. Now burn a bootable CD or DVD that includes: 1) XCOPY32.EXE and XCOPY32.MOD from whatever WinME/98 installation disk. 2) SMARTDRV.EXE from whatever WinME/98 installation disk. 3) The infamous I386 directory for your NT 5.x installation (2000=5.0, XP=5.1, Server 2003=5.2) Make sure you use Nero for burning and it's bootable with that WinME bootdisk image. In parallel, You must create a FAT32 partition with Partition Magic or DOS fdisk. Format it, as FAT32. Insert your brand new bootable CD and choose boot with CD-ROM support. Run SMARTDRV. Copy the entire contents of I386 folder to C:\I386 using XCOPY32 using XCOPY32 *.* C:\I386 /E /H Reboot the system and this time chose MINIMAL BOOT. Run SMARTDRV (Needed!) Enter C:\ and enter I386 directory. Run WINNT.EXE When you are asked to convert FAT32 to NTFS, do so, it will give 4k clusters if your FAT32 clusters are larger. You will setup windows in less than 15 minutes. It's hell fast. And will be almost the exact effect as doing a CD install, the only difference is that your source installation will be hosted on the partition.
  21. I beg your pardon... this is not about me being poor or anything. Did you read my question? The main core of the question is: Possible to achieve TinyXP RAM load without removing components? This is the core question. And I hope I really get some serious answers
  22. 224 MB free plus 32 Video RAM. Right now I can't afford any hardware, not even a small RAM chip.
  23. I find nLite a fantastic program, and most of the issues found in the forum come from people who actually acted up with the setup and went beyond boundaries ;-) I have tweaked my full xp installation to the extreme, and the minimum RAM load I got after a fresh-tweaked install is 66 MB. (Tweaked: No System Restore, No needed services, No Updates, No animation, No themes). Here, a normal XP fresh installation will have a minimum RAM load of 99 MB. TinyXP on the other hand has got something like 42 MB of RAM load upon fresh install. Since I have tweaked my full XP to the max and cannot bring the memory load down to 42 MB, then I question: Would it be that un-needed DLL's and drivers are loading upon start up that will prevent me to reach the record 42 MB RAM load just like TinyXP? Is there a way to audit the DLL's and selecting which DLL's to NOT load upon start up, doing this by not REMOVING ANYTHING from the system? Two aspects here: Removing components will benefit people with low disk space. Preventing selected DLL's to load will benefit us that don't want to strip down the system, but want a small XP load. Thanks for the replies.
  24. I also faced the same problem - did not remove any component! What is the cause of this? And does this say that the Windows installation is broken at something that may have gone unnoticed in the fresh clean unnatended setup? Or... does this means that unnatended values merged in the files cancel any possibility of upgrading/installing within Windows??? I feel a little of FUD now... How to check if a Windows unattended installation went OK with no errors??

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