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  1. Thanks nuhi I like the new and the rearranged features. Very much worth the wait!
  2. Kewl! I tried nLite and it did just what I wanted. Thanks
  3. I looked and didn't see the answer to this anywhere. Is there a way to create a winnt.sif fullunattended and either rename the Administrator or name the administrator a username so that under C:\Documents and Settings directory "Administrator" is not there and in it's stead another name, who is the Administrator is there? TIA
  4. Thanks for the advice Crusher, I actually did the Repair booting to a "Normal" disc after the machine failed to boot to the HDD (see begining of this thread). Perhaps the problem was going from an Intel chipset to an AMD? I dunno I just know the Repair worked. I've pretty much given up on this quest.
  5. Thanks VAD, I've never played with the Recovery Console before. Might be a good time to find out what it's all about.
  6. Thanks Alanoll, Now I remember. I tried changing that once with those results.
  7. I'm thinking there might be some entry to the winnt.sif that will include the Repair option. For example; the Autopartition="0" leaves the Partition screen in the Windows Setup need to be answered. I'm hoping there is something such as RepairOption="Yes" that will leave that screen to be answered as well? I'm still hopeful someone will know. It's been my experience that nothing is impossible, just undiscovered. I'm still unclear about what OemPreinstall=YES does... ;SetupMgrTag [Data] AutoPartition="0" MsDosInitiated="0" UnattendedInstall="Yes" [Unattended] UnattendMode=FullUnattended OemSkipEula=Yes OemPreinstall=YES Repartition=No UnattendSwitch="Yes" WaitForReboot="No" TargetPath=\WINDOWS
  8. Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm not really looking for a temporary solution as I am trying to find the reason the Unattended WinXP Installation CD loses that Repair option and what must be done so that it doesn't. I am looking to upgrade quite a few machines and I really don't want to have to babysit each new Repair installation if I can help it.
  9. That's why you need the Repair option so you can reinstall the Windows directory from the boot disc, which allows a new hardware setup without losing all the other directories and settings. The picture I posted was from another source. In fact it's from someone's site explaining how... Windows Installation CD - Repair Current Installation Scroll down to the bottom of the page. I did the Repair successfully using a "normal disc", but I'm trying to find out how to make an Unattended Installation disc having the same Repair ability that they somehow lose.
  10. Thanks. I'll keep an eye on this thread just in case somone knows for sure.
  11. After booting to the CD I get all the regular options of deleting the partition, creating a partition, and which partition to format and install to... however, the one option I no longer have with the Unattended Installation CD is the option to Repair the current installation, thus keeping all settings intact. This is necessary when upgrading hardware, for example, the Motherboard and CPU. I know a clean install is the prefered method, however, I recently upgraded a clients box from a Pentium 3 to an AMD Athlon XP1800+ I just swapped the MB and CPU and used all the old components, including SDRAM. Tried to boot up and ... bummer! At least it did POST, but then blank. I really hated to lose all her settings; dial-up, MSN, yada yada... Unfortunately, the Unattended Installation CD I made skips over this option... Does anyone know if it's possible not to skip this option when making an Unattended WinXP Installation CD?

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