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  1. if you have a product key email me at ogdenw01@yahoo.co.uk i will email you back with a pdf full of easy instructions it is for a two disc setup,ignore it. proceed normally. there are lots of usefull links in the pdf also.. if you dont have a product key somewhere on your machine, it may be that dell have built it in to disc, if not ,,,,sorry youll have to buy one. the best of luck.. ps, i cant ask you to do anything illegal, if you wanna download anything like that, you could be in bother with bill. try this link and look closely at page ,,your needs might be addressed at the bottom in blue text http://blog.retrosight.com/PermaLink,guid,...d3d69b1dee.aspx
  2. Media Center Updates after SP3

    Hi there probably a bit late wit this one but i was browsing and felt like giving you this tip. here goes, extract these from the rollup package(7zip).... kb903157, update rollup 2 and kb925766, install all without rebooting then install media format 9.5 which is in there too and reboot. it worked every time i tried. hope thats ok
  3. [How To] Multi-boot DVD Guide

    Creating RunOnce.cmd - Create a RunOnce.cmd file inside DVD\SETUP\XP\Professional\i386\CMD\ and paste the code in. - RunOnce.cmd looks for Install.cmd on the DVD and calls it. You can use the RunOnceEx method for this. RunOnceEx only runs at first logon, so applications may need reboot. The method above goes around that, it's "rebootless"!Launching RunOnce.cmd from Svcpack.inf - Add these lines to svcpack.inf inside DVD\SETUP\XP\Professional\i386\: Notes: - Svcpack.inf may come as svcpack.in_, just use the eXPander utility (thread here) to extract the svcpack.inf inside it, then delete the svcpack.in_. - As you can see Svcpack.inf will launch RunOnce.cmd at T-13 stage. - You'll have to addapt the [ProductCatalogsToInstall] in svcpack.inf according to the new CatalogSubDir="\i386" because it may point to a different location (in which case you'll get an error message during installation). If you don't have any file references under [ProductCatalogsToInstall], then just don't worry about it. - Use the eXPander utility to transform svcpack.inf back to it's compressed svcpack.in_ form, which is smaller (this is optional). Creating the Install.cmd file - Create a Install.cmd file inside DVD\SOFTWARE\ and paste in the following: Install.cmd checks for any tag file and when it finds performs the associated task. As you can see, aplications are installed directly from the DVD (not copied to the HD) thus not needing the OEMPreInstall=Yes or [GuiRunOnce] in winnt.sif, that you can still use to launch some more stuff that you may need, and saving time Finishing Up DVD Layout: Ok, now check if your DVD layout is similar to this, if it is, everything is ok. Keep in mind that this is just a sample layout. This layout includes XP Pro and Server 2003, but you may add as many as you like (or as many as it fit's on DVD). C:\DVD\ - Multi boot DVD Source C:\DVD\BOOT\ - CDShell folder C:\DVD\i386\ - Windows XP Pro reduced source folder (OPTIONAL) C:\DVD\PRO1\ - Boot folder 1 for XP Pro C:\DVD\PRO2\ - Boot folder 2 for XP Pro C:\DVD\3ST1\ - Boot folder 1 for Server 2003 C:\DVD\3ST2\ - Boot folder 2 for Server 2003 C:\DVD\SOFTWARE\SOFTWARE\ - Folder where software is placed C:\DVD\SOFTWARE\Install.cmd - CMD file that takes care of the software installation C:\DVD\SOFTWARE\SOFTWARE_ALL\ - Folder where software for all OSs is placed C:\DVD\SETUP\XP\Professional\i386\CMD\RunOnce.cmd C:\DVD\SETUP\Server2003\Standard\I386\CMD\RunOnce.cmd Creating a boot menu (CDShell): It's time to create a boot menu. CD Shell scripting it very simple and I believe that if you read my example you'll find it very easy to modify to your needs. Creating the ISO (CDImage): Now we only need to create the ISO so we can test our DVD. I'll follow the non-GUI CDImage tutorial, but you can use the GUI'ed CDImage version if you like. Put the cdimage.exe in the same directory as the DVD: ------------------------------------- C:\CDImage.exe C:\DVD ------------------------------------- And automate the process: Make a batch file that you can run whenever you want to make the ISO. To create a batch file open Notepad and paste the below code into it. Save the file as whatever you want and then just change the extension to .bat, like C:\makeiso.bat. Ok, time to test your ISO with VMware (for example) and add another OS!Extras Add an Unattended option: This section will teach you how to add an option which let's you install Windows unattendedly. - Copy the PRO1 folder and PRO1.DAT file to "Copy of PRO1" and "Copy of PRO1.DAT" - Rename it to PRO2 and PRO2.DAT - Hex-edit PRO2.dat and scroll down until you see "PRO1" in the right hand side. Replace PRO1 with PRO2. - Hex-edit setupldr.bin inside the PRO1 folder and Ctrl+H, then search for Type: "Text String" "PRO1" and replace it with PRO2. - Save the file, choose not to back it up. - Click "OK" and then choose "Replace All". It should say "4 Occurrences Replaced". When done, save the file and choose not to back it up. - Edit winnt.sif to include the unattended options. This may be a good time to read the ref.chm file in Microsoft Deployment Tools, it explains how to set up winnt.sif for an unattended installation. You can use your winnt.sif file to skip some boorings steps of your installation like typing the serial number, defining your language and keyboard or even skip all the steps with the UnattendMode=FullUnattended command. After you created your winnt.sif add these lines to it, so it TAG's the OS being installed: - Ok, so now we have a second boot option. Its time to add that option to the boot menu, so you can actually choose it. Just open up your DVD\BOOT\cdshell.ini and add these lines to it: Add Windows 98 Follow this guide, by chon_. Add Drivers: Follow this guide, by a06lp. Additional Resources - Setup Billboard Screens (or learn how to make your own here). - Microsoft Deployment Tools at Microsoft and Rapidshare. They contain the ref.chm file that has info for WINNT.SIF configuration, along with other utilities. Explanation of how it all works: Understanding The Boot Process - CD Shell lets you choose which XXXX.DAT boot sector to access (located on the DVD root) - The boot sector (PRO1.DAT for example) says where to load the SETUPLDR.BIN file (located in each of the boot folders) - SETUPLDR.BIN has instructions on where to access txtsetup.sif (on the same folder) which accesses the appropriate DVD\SETUP\XX folder and starts the text-mode setup for Windows Timeline T-39 - Depending on the boot folder, winnt.sif's DetachedProgram creates a tag file identifying the OS. T-13 - Svcpack.inf launches the RunOnce.cmd inside ...\i386\CMD\ of every OS. Install.cmd checks for the tag file and then performs that TAG's associated task. And that's it, i'll be updating as i can Hope it was usefull to you Great stuff, Just got to get my feeble mind round it, and set aside some time.