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Everything posted by Acheron

  1. Dibya, I see you also are active on RyanVM.net and have posted in the KernelEx thread. You should read my reply over there. Further discussion about this is against the MSFN board rules. http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=141037
  2. You could try to expand these compressed files using the expand -r command to see the contents, or with the use of some 3rd party software like for example Universal Extractor. I have created a custom installer for Universal Extractor you can download from my website: http://updatepack.nl/custom_setup/ I have not tested nLite if it supports updating uncompressed svcpack.inf. I remember it did process these files, but recompresses them again. This makes it hard to compare changes when using version control. HFSLIP 1.7.10 beta K enables processing uncompressed svcpack.inf and sysoc.inf f
  3. I do not recommend just waiting. You'll be waiting with a high probability of getting no help at all. Here is a song about it:
  4. Sure, but don't expect any easy one click solutions.
  5. If you have problems using the original Windows 7 OS that came with the laptop you should report the issue to your manufacturer. You should at least be able to run one OS on your laptop without issues.
  6. I searched for Battlefield 4 and it is supposed to run on Videocards supporting DirectX 10. The latest version tested in the Wine Application DB is 1.7.29, tested October 2014. Latest Wine version 1.9.4 contains many changes and better DirectX 10/11 support. You can also try to dualboot Windows 7/8 and Linux, so you can play non-working games on Windows and continue developing on Linux on the same machine.
  7. Doing a google search I found the following topic on Lenovo about your laptop: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/Lenovo-y510p-and-Linux/td-p/1170629 You should read this thread first to see problems other users run into when installing Linux. There is a reason most developers don't like laptops, as you often have to deal with poor driver support for different OSes. Did you look up the Wine Application Compatibility database? Most information on it is heavily outdated. Only the very latest games using DirectX 12 are not compatible. Everything else is trial and error.
  8. No, unfortunately not. But if you are young enough you probably have some time to learn about developing software and drivers. So if you are interested in becoming a developer I would first like you to try to check if you can install Linux on your laptop. This should be possible if your laptop is popular enough. You then can make it work almost exactly as Windows XP with the benefit of supporting newer games.
  9. Not impossible I think, but you will probably have to write the drivers yourself.
  10. Your best option for now if you don't want to use Windows 7 or newer is to switch to Linux and install latest Wine. This will enable you to run newer games. Wine developers are currently working hard on adding DirectX 11 support.
  11. Making your laptop support Windows 9x or 2000 will be even harder then supporting Windows XP. I would look up if you can install Linux on your laptop first. That means someone already created a working driver. You then could run software developed for Windows XP using Wine.
  12. If there are only drivers for your hardware components available for Windows 7 or later it will become difficult. You might want to check if you can run Linux on your laptop. If you are determined enough you could then try to port these drivers to Windows XP.
  13. I don't know about drivers for your laptop but you have to look up the exact hardware components, pnp ids and see if your manufacturer or a 3rd party system builder has developed a driver for Windows XP or Server 2003 you can use.
  14. Short answer: status unclear.
  15. I still have some hope that eventually someone will stand up to announce a KernelEx project for Windows XP.
  16. For more information about the current situation of the KernelEX XP project please read the following topic on RyanVM: http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10560
  17. I have been using some other method to detect a specific VOLUME by reading the name of the label. So you could also look into adding a specific label to your ISO. I use this method in a batch file to automatically create a SVN Depot on the volume with the label BACKUP: @echo off::check if SVN depot existsfor /f "tokens=3,4 skip=9 delims= " %%i in ('cmd /c ^"echo list volume ^| diskpart^"') do ( if /i %%j==BACKUP set SVNPATH=%%i:\SVN depot)if not defined SVNPATH set SVNPATH=%SystemDrive%\SVN depotif not exist "%SVNPATH%" md "%SVNPATH%"::Create SVN servicesc create svnserve binpath= "\"%Pro
  18. Now the installation went succesfully the fun can begin. I would recommend creating an unattended Windows XP SP4 DVD for future use
  19. If you keep getting these strange error messages or Blue Screens (BSODs) on a regular basis I would also check to see if your system ram is still ok, and your cpu does not overheat. Did you do install Windows XP on a clean (empty) partition this time, or did you do another "upgrade" installation? Also double check the MD5 signature of the SP4 installer, before applying it on your fresh installed XP. If your system has indeed a malware infection sometimes it injects itself into any exe file. I would keep Windows Updates disabled for now and head over to installing SP4 right away. Or do you
  20. If you don't disable Windows File Protection (SFC) you can use these patches to workaround a few issues. The SFC file scan during T8, refers to the default system file scanning process run during Windows XP Setup at the 8 minutes left mark. During this phase Setup does the same procedure as when manually running the sfc /scannow command. During this phase Windows verifies the checksum of all the files and copies all the system files to the DLLCache folder. To speed up Windows XP installation you can choose to skip this. It will reduce Windows installation time about 5-10 minutes on older compu
  21. Well, HFSLIPFC is an independent project maintained by Mim0, which is currently heavily outdated. So I would not rely on any information that tool provides at the moment. I have asked Mim0 to get my version listed on his site, but he said to me he needed more time for testing first. I don't know how much time he needs, as currently HFSLIP beta K is the most stable release version. About patching dlls; the information I provided here is still the latest. Make sure you check the file versions of the dll files you patch. You don't need to apply all the patches. Only use the ones you need. You
  22. If you don't mind violating your license I would recommend integrating the PosReady updates too, as Windows XP didn't get any security updates anymore past 2014. About integrating WMP11 updates; you could integrate wmfdist11.exe, as long as you put it into the generic HF folder. HFSLIP 1.7.10 beta K has removed the support for processing the WMP11 subfolder. wmfdist11.exe is part of Windows Media Player 11 installer, so if you let HFSLIP process the complete installer, you don't need to add an extra copy of wmfdist11.exe to the HF folder. I integrate Windows Media Player 11 completely an
  23. Hi HeadHunter2, did you try using latest HFSLIP I posted here: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/163230-new-hfslip-1710-beta-k-v9-build-20150818/ ? I would suggest trying to do first a basic HFSLIP procedure without any hacks and FDVFiles and see if the slipstreaming of the German localized Windows XP setup with all PosReady updates works without problems. I have no experience using FDVFiles and can not give any support using that method.
  24. Yes, I suspect you have some malware infection on your current installation. Installing SP4 on top of it will not fix this issue, as it will only update the Windows system components, but not get rid of the infection. I suggest backing up any important files, license keys and set up a fresh partition to use, or another empty hard disc to install your original Windows XP to. Then after having installed a clean copy of Windows XP you can install SP4 on top of it.
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