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Photek

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  1. I've compared Enterprise and Enterprise N, all files I've checked are identical on both except for settings.dat and settings.dat.LOG1, located in

    C:\Users\{USERNAME}\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\Settings

    Both files are 32 kB in Enterprise (and Pro), and 8 kB in Enterprise N.

    Edit: They're just shortcuts to the Store now. IIRC, before the official launch of 1511 it actually installed the apps when connected to internet, but not anymore.


  2. Maybe this can be of help, 10586 Enterprise N lacks these pending apps, the regular Enterprise got them.

     

     

     

    "We're using the Enterprise N version because it doesn't contain the Twitter, CandyCrush Metro Apps like the regular version has which you cannot remove with MSMG since it downloads it after the OS has been installed."

    http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/66640-How-to-Make-a-Windows-10-quot-Super-LTSB-quot-ISO


  3. There are 5 uninstalled apps (Twitter, Minecraft, Flipboard, Wunderlist and Candy Crush Saga) in build 10586 that starts installing when internet is connected. They can not be uninstalled until they have finished installing.
     
    Removing Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager in NTLite results in an install without the pending apps, but I don't know if this causes any issues.

    It would be great if it was possible to remove these pending apps in NTLite.
    post-283396-0-21953800-1447440967_thumb.
     

  4. 2 - How much better did W7 actually get with SP1? Sure, you didn't have to install loads of updates, but the overall impression was the same as with RTM.

    W7 RTM was stable.

    Wasn't the original meaning of a Service Pack to just include all updates and hotfixes in a one package which can be either installed or slipstreamed?

    Sure, but the difference between now and then is that it's not a matter of life and BSOD anymore.

    No new components were added to Win2k in any of its SPs. It's XP SP2 where a lot of new things were introduced.

    Who said anything about components?

    Not having to install a lot of single updates is a huge advantage. Another one is that if you check what exactly was included in the SPs for 2K/XP/2K3 you will see that apart from the security updates available to download directly from WU there were also HUNDREDS of hotfixes by request included. Downloading such hotfixes separately is a pain.

    Well that's what I said, right? I guess we're all a bit spoiled by the overall stability of W7 RTM compared to older versions.

    W7 RTM is 3 years old now, and still usable. Of course we all use W7 with SP1 now, but RTM is still usable.

    Imagine using XP RTM in 2004, it was a whole different story..

    As a contrast, W8 got a 170 MB large cumulative update this week from WU, before launch. That update alone is larger than all the service packs for NT 4.0 combined!

    You can't compare it like that :w00t: First check size of system files in NT 4.0 and W8.

    And that's my point, you can't compare six service packs for NT 4.0 from an era when MS couldn't even expect everyone to have a dial up connection,

    to today when MS makes a 170 MB update to W8 before launch. Without the internet, that update alone would have been a service pack.


  5. Windows NT 4.0 - SP6a

    Windows 2000 - SP4

    Windows XP (x86) - SP3

    Windows 2003 Server / XP x64 - SP2

    Windows Vista - SP2

    Windows 7 - SP1?

    That list doesn't reflect the reality, which is:

    1 - The need for service packs depends partly on how half baked the RTM was. Seriously, how many of those versions were usable and stable from day one?

    W7 was far better out of the box than Vista, XP or 2000 was. Dunno about NT 4.0 or NT 5.2 since I never used the RTM versions of them.

    2 - How much better did W7 actually get with SP1? Sure, you didn't have to install loads of updates, but the overall impression was the same as with RTM.

    W7 RTM was stable.

    3 - The reason why XP SP3 exists, why Vista was delayed, and why Vista RTM sucked was all because MS dropped the ball back then, simply put.

    4 - The reason for why there are six service packs for NT 4.0 is partly because back then you didn't update the OS over internet the way we do it today.

    You used floppies or a CD with the service pack to update, the service packs were much smaller and came more often. SP1 was 1.4 MB large and came SEVEN WEEKS after the launch of NT 4.0.. :D

    As a contrast, W8 got a 170 MB large cumulative update this week from WU, before launch. That update alone is larger than all the service packs for NT 4.0 combined!

    I expect one more SP for W7, at most.


  6. This might be a dumb question, but if you compare the files in the embedded standard template to the files in the standard full install.wim and removed the differences, how is that different than just installing the embedded OS to begin with? Why go to all the extra work? What does that get you as an advantage?

    Licensing is also a reason. Lots of people will have a W8 license, how many will have W8TC?


  7. Here is my problem. I need to install wwindows 7 on a computor with out a dvd. I have a cdrw but no dvd. I was thinking maybe this could be my answer. If I could install a version built by vlite then add the other components from hdd? Or maybe use the recovery disc to rebuild win 7? Is anything like this possable? Maybe use vlite to create and install then use an imageing program to restore a full image of windows 7?

    1 - Have you tried splitting the ISO with vlite? http://www.vlite.net/help/iso.html

    Split can be used to split the big image into smaller parts, for example to fit on CDs.

    Read the documentation next time before posting, or use google.

    2 - Use a USB memory. http://www.msfn.org/board/forum/157-install-windows-from-usb/


  8. remove winsxs and you have FUBAR OS

    Nope, not if it's done the right way, see link above. I have used it and it worked.

    It's not totally removed, it's reduced to about 200 MB (32 bit) with vlite. If you just delete the folder you'll just get a BSOD.

    WU can't install all updates, but that's expected since so many functions are removed (it's impossible to update something that isn't there, after all),

    and that occurs even if winsxs is left untouched.


  9. only eXPerience managed to make it 1.5GB with his tiny7

    No, it's possible to make it 1.3 GB installed. Dunno how much functionality is gone tho.

    I managed to make a 1.24 GB ISO for W7 Professional 32 bit. When installed in VMWare it uses 3.7 GB (pagefile excluded).

    I followed the guide for what's safe to remove, so it's not anything extreme. If I had removed winsxs it should've been 2.2 GB.

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  10. You ask for features that's already in at least one of your links: http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/ (execpt rename (F2) and select all (Ctrl A))

    Install only Classic Explorer, not Classic Start.

    In Explorer, click View and enable Classic Explorer Bar. You find some settings by right clicking the up button.

    I still prefer using the keyboard for that, the only reason I install Classic shell is the up button.


  11. I can just deploy this standard image of Windows 7 onto either of these machines when I want to do a "fresh" install.

    An alternative is to use the built in system image feature.

    Yes, you still need to do all settings on all computers once, but since you only have to do it on two it's not that much of a deal.

    The good thing is that you don't have to spend time learning how to use WAIK.

    After making a system image, you can just use it to get back to a fresh install very easily, with or without installed programs.

    Keeping the users folders on a different partition is a must.

    Sorry if I'm posting the obvious here.


  12. This is something I've been wanting for a long time.

    I've tried Server 2003 and used the Shadow command, but it gave me choppy pictures on BOTH displays.

    Basically, I want the same functionality as Apples Remote Desktop, where you can use your laptop to control the HTPC that's connected to a TV,

    where only the RD on the laptop is lagging, which is the important thing since you want a lag free TV output.

    I wouldn't be surprised if the functionality is there somewhere, even if it has to be a server OS, but I just fail to find the info about it.

    AFAIK, Server 2008 doesn't work like 2003 when it comes to the Shadow command (and lots of other things).

    I wouldn't care if I have to run 2003, 2008 or 2008 R2, since I can get them from my university.

    The question is, is it possible?


  13. Thanks for the replies.

    I have a pretty fast boot, so it's not really a problem. I was just curious if I'd miss any important by using it, since Andromeda43 suggested it.

    I'd do it just to get rid of the logo, not for improving speed as I don't think it makes much of a difference for me.

    I like Windows, but I tend to remove many logos in the OS, just like I remove all stickers from a new laptop.

    Ideally there would be an option with No Gui being canceled if there's anything unusual happening, ie any messages. But I don't think that will happen.


  14. I used No GUI Boot on XP, and it worked well until one day when scandisk kicked in.

    The screen stayed black until it was finished, and I had no idea about its progress, or even what was going on at that time.

    (Yeah maybe I should've disabled scandisk, but that's not the point..)

    So my question is: Will I miss any important system messages in Windows 7 by using No Gui Boot?


  15. More generally, and just for the record, in this Forum:

    http://www.boot-land...hp?showforum=77

    there are 4 (four) stickies with slightly different tutorials about how to make Windows 7 bootable from USB devices.

    This thread is not a sticky, but it describes the easiest way to install Windows 7 on a USB device. You just run a .cmd and answer a few questions! :thumbup

    http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=10126


  16. I got WUpdate working! Tried to get the KB947821 from microsoft catalogue, but that didn't work. Everybody said WU wasn't working so I didn't see a reason to try it.. Almost a catch 22.

    Anyway, the winsxs is never empty or gone, and KB947821 adds 5500 folders but but the number of files stays the same.

    Not interested in integrating since it only makes it complete until the next update comes, so I prefer a working WU.

    aviv00: just one more question, can you see something wrong with this .ini? It can't find a driver when starting install process.

    Too much.ini

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