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About Falkoner

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    XP Pro x86
  1. If it's a lot of work I'd probably just take off MCE, although I'll certainly give 2005 a shot to see if I can get it working. So yeah, that's the main plan, is excessive use of hardlinking, however, while back in 2011 when I was first slipstreaming updates I could shove them all into a single disc, with all the newest updates, it appears that it's gotten a bit fatter. So I suppose my question at this point is if anyone knows of a way to compress better than WIM, a way that takes advantage of compression techniques AND hardlinks, and ideally can be mounted live?
  2. With Windows XP finally reaching what is essentially a finalized state, I'd like to put together a "Final" CD for usage on old computers. So the challenge is, how can I shove XP Pro, Home, and Media Center onto a single CD (650 MB, 700 if you wanna push it), along with the latest updates(ideally OnePiece packs, perhaps minus Windows Search). I'd also prefer it if I could at least get Mass Storage and LAN drivers onto the CD, with WLAN drivers being an added bonus. Finally, I'd like to add in MrSmartyPant's OEM Activation to the XPs, for legal activation purposes only. Since WinNTSetup rece
  3. Driverpack Solution(drp.su), it's free, and will install for both. IMO it's also by-far the simplest setup of any of them. Device Doctor is a pretty solid free solution as well, assuming they all have internet connections.
  4. For those of you who do hardware diagnostics, software diagnostics, malware removal, etc, a new tool recently came out that I wanted to share with the big forums. TechUSB: http://repairtechsolutions.com/ Runs from Linux and allows you to perform many diagnostics for Windows, it's currently in Beta, so try it while it's free!
  5. I've done some slipstream work with XP, Vista, and 7, and working in a computer shop I'm finding that a lot of recent viruses are permanently infecting system files, making them impossible to remove without reinstalling or doing major internal work on the OS. Obviously this is where SFC comes in, however, I've had some issues with it, and I'm wondering if you guys have any resolutions for me: 1. SFC won't work properly in XP using my slipstreamed discs. I've read that updating IE and other changes causes issues with being able to use the disc for the files, so my question is if there's any way
  6. That was what I was afraid of, that it would have to be set up on each client computer separately I was actually thinking I would do that before I saw this post Even though, Tripredacus is correct that I am using this on client machines: However, if the legality of it as stated below is true: Then I'd prefer to avoid it, I'm trying to keep this at a pretty legal standard, maybe removing all but the necessary updates from AutoPatcher could work almost as well.(continue reading before you call me contradictory over Hiren's). miniXP and Hiren's are Warez. We cannot help you with those progra
  7. When researching this is the first thing I came across, my only issue is that my server is running OpenSUSE, and I haven't seen any good methods of running a WSUS server on Linux. I'm open to using virtual machines to run it, but would the server's active directory setup work properly when it's not the main server, but a secondary one? EDIT: Looks like I may also be able to use a second computer, either way, is there any special configuration that needs to be done to client computers for them to use WSUS, or will they detect it straight out of the box as long as it's on the same network?
  8. I posted this on reboot.pro, but I figured I should go ahead and submit it to you guys for analysis as well. This topic could probably be split into several, but I think they're somewhat common questions, that don't need their own thread. To begin, I'd like to let anyone trying to answer know that although I spent a few hours on each question searching for answers, I'm certain I missed topics, so if you know of a topic that seems to answer my question, feel free to just link me to it, although a nice summary would be appreciated as well Currently I have a working PXE server, its set up is as
  9. First of all, I really wanna thank you for this program, it's worked like a charm at my work However, the reason I'm posting is because while I am having no issues with the program working, I am having issues with how large it is. At my work we use DVDs, so it's no problem, however, I also am helping out with a computer refurbishing class, and in there we only use CDs, and while I could fit it and a typical install onto a CD, I'm trying to add a bit more than that. My dilemma is that I want to have SP3, DirectX, all the .Nets, and all the post-SP3 updates, plus LAN and Mass Storage drivers fr
  10. Okay, that sounds like it'll work great, I really appreciate all your help, thanks!
  11. Ah, thanks for showing me that, I managed to find a way of avoiding nLite altogether now, it wasn't very compatible with the others anyway. So is there any way of specifying the Prompt Repair option by editing the WINNT.SIF file, since I'm trying to avoid nLite at this point.
  12. I recently set up an unattended install of XP SP3 using nLite for SP3 from SP2, RyanVM Integrator for Post-SP3 updates, IE7, and OEMScan, WMP11 Slipstreamer for WMP11, nLite for the .Net packages(up to v3.5) and several unattended and post-install tweaks, added the drivers using DriverPack's Base program, and then put into ISO format using nLite again. In that order exactly. Now, post-install is perfect, I have all but the recent ten or so updates, IE7, so far every OEM machine has been auto-activated, WMP11 working, services turned off that I tweaked, drivers already fixed, .Net, and the answ
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