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  1. Hi! I am not sure if this is posed in the correct forum, if not please feel free to move it to the relevant section! Right, I have bought a new SATA hard drive off fleebay and am due to receive it tomorrow, now this is my first ever SATA drive I have experienced and need help and advice for setting it up! Its a 40GB drive, and would like this as my main System OS boot drive to replace my current IDE PATA drive. I do not have any other SATA drives, so a RAID/mirror/stripe is not necessary and I would get confused with such! My questions: ** Can I clone my current WinXP partition and simply rest
  2. Thanks for your reply cluberti! I only just found Vista WAIK thrusday night, but had to wait till yesterday to download it round my old land lady's house as Im just using my GPRS internet at the moment and man its way slow! I will try to find the Win7 kit 2morra when Im back round there, but to be quite honnest, I doubt that I will get far with this as it just goes *WAY* over my head! I have tried countless tutorials & examples, but none work how I would like them to :-( Basically I need a bootable shell like WinPE or BartPE, when it loads up I want it to just run an application that I hav
  3. Hi I have just downloaded the Vista WAIK from Microsoft and installed it, I followed a tutorial from here: http://apcmag.com/windows_pe_20_a_tiny_ver...maintenance.htm and have followed the instructions to make the ISO, I have checked this in Virtual PC but after it loads it just opens a command prompt window titled startnet.cmd and just displays X:\windows\system32 after it loads wpeinit. How do I use this to add and customise the iso with my custom tools and what-not? I have googled & read a few pages on it, but I have found nothing that I can use Please help me!
  4. WHY has this been moved into Windows PE section for? I dont have Windows PE, only Bart's PE Builder which is totally different?!?!?!?
  5. Hi! I have thought hard about where to put this thread, and as it is about Windows XP I thought I would post in here, but by all means feel free to move this to a more appropriate section if necessary! Right, down to my query. would it be at all possible to make my own recovery shell (such as IBM's Restore & recovery)? I know I would have to use Bart's PE Builder for the base of the load as the official shell from IBM is a Windows PE environment, and I have played around with PE Builder so I know what I am doing there. I have thought about it and I would like to use a totally self-customis
  6. Thanks for your reply Kiki and sorry for the wrong section, I was pretty much out of it last night, not much sleep recently, but anyways lol! My laptop is an IBM Thinkpad T42, I had a quick look at the OEMScan thing last night, but Im not sure I could figure it out as everytime I tried to do the scan, it would tell me there were missing files in the Lenovo folder, so I did a search and found all the files it said couldnt be found in the system32 folder along with another 1 from CatRoot, but once the files were copied into the Lenovo folder of OEMScan nothing happened! I am currently looking th
  7. Hi all, this is the situation I am in at the moment: I recently got given a laptop for christmas that has XP Pro installed, I also have the system restore CD's as well as the hidden recovery partition on the hard drive, I was really determined to finally see through to the very end an unattended XP setup DVD with all my programs & apps ASAP. I have now completed this, I have nLit'ed it and got windows updates & my apps to work perfectly, it is all good apart from 1 thing, activation! I have tested the DVD in a virtual PC and on my laptop on the original HDD that came with the laptop (I
  8. WTF is going on with this?? it takes the 370MB Nero Installer file and INCREASES it to 956MB AFTER taking things out!!! Also, when double clicking the created Nero.exe rar-ed file, i get the "Windows cannot find Setupx.exe. Make sure you have typed the name correctly etc... flip this, i will use my own methods to install it, at least then Ill know whats being added & what isnt!!!
  9. Erm, I think that after it has installed, you will need to reboot your pc for the services to register & start, this is how I did things with NIS 2006 Hope this helps
  10. Erm, Im fairly usefull with AMS, drop me a line telling me what exactly u want and I will do my best to help you
  11. Hi and thanks for your reply Tripredacus! I guess what with it being a newer hard drive then it wouldn't have worked lol! Erm no, the I386 folder is in the c:\ drive, and I habe looked at it, and it looks just like the ones that ya get on the CD, there is 5,396 files & 5 folders, total size being around 569MB, I am at the moment in the process of copying over the I386 folder to a spare USB key so hopefully I can add it with the WIN51, WIN51IP, WIN51IP.SP2 and WIN51IP.SP3 files from my copy that I have from the CD, after of course I have slipstreamed the Service pack into it! Forgot to add,
  12. Hi! sorry if this is in the wrong place (if somebody would like to move it to the relevant place if not) but I am really under pressure! I have a problem, or rather my girlfriend has a problem and this makes it a huge massive problem for me (them with long-term gf's / wives should understand what I mean!) Anyway, my gf has an IBM Thinkpad T30 (yeah well old I know!) but the hard drive suddenly packed up the other day, now I managed to grab everything off the hidden service partition to install windows XP, but now we have another hard drive (same size as the old 1, 40GB) I cant get the servic
  13. Hi all, I have found the problemo here It was actually with AutoPlay Media Studio, as I had the option set to hide the bit that shows on the taskbar (like when you open something, be it a program or a window, that bit that appears at the bottom (see attatchment) So after a lot of ripping my hair out, I just changed it back to standard and all was well! I think the problem occured because when running RunOnceEx on startup, it dont load the taskbar, and this was where the error was coming from! Thanks for the replies though, I only figured it out a few hours ago
  14. HI radix! Wow, its a lot of work there you have done, and let me say it went, installed & worked perfectly I really wish I knew more about these things, then I would be posting help instead of asking for it! Thanks again radix, your a star EDIT: I really like that idea of storing the key like that, as with other programs that I needed a key for, I set AutoIt to type it in manually, which sometimes didnt always work well, so I will be trying this script for others to see if it will work like that
  15. Does anyone have an idea how to silently install this baby? Its an msi file, and USSF reports that should work, but tried it and AMS reports an "invalid key" message, so I need a way to somehow put the key in!I have tried exporting it from the registry, but again, "invalid key" error when trying! It is not that the key is invalid, as I got a fully licenced version, just 1 of them setup programs where ya need to enter the key during setup. HELP!!! anyone know of a way?
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