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    Vista Home Premium x86
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    Vista update KB951847

    Have a look here http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/categories I can't believe I didn't mention this site to you to begin with! You should be able to find your answer (any answer for that matter) there. Also, if you have the full version executable of the .net framework you should be able to extract it to a folder using WinRar. This way you can get at the file(s) you need. Not all executables can be open with WinRar. Also, remember I said I downloaded all the latest updates for my version of Vista? I went and looked in that folder containing the .Net framework 4 (Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile ...indows Vista x64-based Systems (KB982670)) and there is a .msu file in there along with 2 executables. Not sure if any of this relates to your problem, but I thought I would let you know. See screen shot. Here is the place to go to download all the updates for offline installations. http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Thanks.aspx?id=140 This is Microsoft's official download site, so no need to worry about it being legit. You can download all the Service packs and all available updates for you version of Windows. You'll have to use Internet Explorer to download them. I could not download them with my other browser. I hope you get things figured out! Wish I could be of more help, but my brain has reached it's busting point on this one. I guess I need to do a "fresh" install of knowledge. Of course, it wouldn't hurt if my brain had a faster processor. The one I was born with is pretty slow! I think I'm maxed out on the RAM up there too! But hey, as long as there are computers, there will be headaches for us. Please let me know if you get things figured out. Take care and Good Luck!
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    Vista update KB951847

    "The .NET Framework 4 is highly compatible with applications that are built with earlier .NET Framework versions, except for some changes that were made to improve security, standards compliance, correctness, reliability, and performance." http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms171868.aspx#application_compatibility_and_deployment and see here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff602939.aspx So, to sum it up, any older program written for an earlier version of the dot net framework should run on newer versions of it, according to the article. Here is more info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.NET_Framework So, you used vLite to slipstream SP1 and SP2? How many disks did that take? From what I've read you can't slipstream SP2 into Vista with vLite and this is why I've never done it. Also, Microsoft advises against doing this because of problems with updating. But, who cares what Microsoft thinks, right? LOL I did a custom install disk with XP with all the latest updates and tweaks with NO problems at all. Worked flawless. But never tried it with Vista because of all the potential problems that could arise. I guess it's better to try than not. Another thing to remember, if service packs will be slipstreamed you'll only need the updates after the last service pack because the newer service pack contains all of the previous updates. I'm sure you're aware of this, but if you do any future custom install disks, it's something to keep in mind. I've been looking around and came across these two articles. Pretty interesting. CUSTOM VISTA INSTALL DISK http://directedge.us/content/installing-vista-clean-with-no-crapware ACTIVATION BACKUP http://directedge.us/content/abr-activation-backup-and-restore Let me know how things work out. Good luck!
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    Vista update KB951847

    Also, if you can't get any help here try posting your question on some of the forums at these sites below. You may have your answer already posted on one of them. I use their forums all the time and the community is very active and helpful. I hope you find a solution to your problem. Good luck! http://www.overclock.net/ http://www.maximumpc.com/ http://www.overclockers.com/ http://www.tomshardware.com/
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    Vista update KB951847

    Hello, That update is for an older version of the dot net framework. Just download the full stand alone installer for that particular version of the dot net framework, which is 3.5. Or, just download the stand alone installer of the latest version of the dot net framework, which is version 4. Download it here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0a391abd-25c1-4fc0-919f-b21f31ab88b7 Not sure if you can slipstream it into Vista, though. Also, l feel ya pain! I've just did a reinstall of Vista on my laptop and it took many hours to complete with all the updates. That was ridiculous and won't be happening again any time soon. I've also been researching for reliable info on how to properly slipstream SP1 and SP2 with Windows Vista along with integrating all the latest drivers/updates. I wouldn't be worrying about this, but my laptop came with Vista and I'm not putting any more money into this 4-year-old machine. I'm happy with it. Just would like to be able to do quicker future installs. If you would like to manually download all of the available updates to a specific folder for your version of Windows for future installs, have a look here. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=8973 All you do is sort the updates by latest date (latest to oldest) and then select all of the ones you want. In your case, you only need the updates after service pack 2 (since you have that already integrated). You'll need to use Internet Explorer to be able to download them, though. I just discovered this a week ago and I've already downloaded all the latest updates for my version of Vista to a (Vista Updates Folder). Window's built-in auto-update is slow because it has to search and then download all of these updates and install them. Hopefully by manually downloading these updates I can do quicker updating after future installs. It would be VERY nice to be able to slipstream everything to a custom install DVD(s) to get things done quicker without having to baby sit. Please let me know if that helped your problem If not, hopefully someone else will try and help you. By the way, how did you slipstream SP1 and SP2 into Vista? Take care, bro!
  5. I have a retail copy of Windows Vista Ultimate that I bought a few years ago to use on my desktop. I had to uninstall it and re-install Windows XP because Vista gave me too many headaches. To be honest, I never really gave Vista a chance or had the time to figure things out with that desktop. Now, I have an HP Pavilion dv9730us Entertainment Notebook PC, that came pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit). Unfortunately, it also comes pre-loaded with a lot of junk software that just adds bloat to the notebook. After using Vista for awhile I like it and was thinking about installing my retail copy of Vista Ultimate on the notebook, as a way to avoid installing all of the other junk when I re-install from the HP recovery partition. I just hate having all these unwanted programs being installed and taking up valuable resources and space. I've heard about creating a disk image for reinstalls, but I would like to create my own custom install dvd(s) if possible. Here is what I would like to do, if possible. 1. I'd like to create a custom dvd(s) of my retail copy of Vista Ultimate with all the latest Vista updates slipstreamed. 2. I'll also need to implement all the important HP drivers and software for the notebook. 3. I'd like to rip out any unnecessary files to make a leaner and cleaner version of the install. 4. I'd also like to have my custom tweaks implemented during the install. I have done all the above with my Windows XP machine with no problems, but would like some guidance doing this with the HP notebook. There is a folder located on the C: drive named SWSETUP. It is over 3 Gigs in size. It's also obvious as to what some of these folders contain, but there are many that I am uncertain of. See screen-shot below. Are all of the drivers and software specific to my HP notebook located in this SWSETUP folder and would I be able to slipstream them on my custom Vista dvd(s)? If so, which folders contain the important drivers/programs and how would I go about slipstreaming them to my custom dvd(s)? Heck, if any of you think this would be a bad idea I'd like to hear why. I don't have to create a custom dvd - I just figure if I do so I could get better performance from my notebook. I could be very wrong, though. Look at my notebook specs below and tell me if I should avoid Vista Ultimate or not. Home premium (what I'm running now) seems to run great, so, if you think I should stick with Vista Home Premium would my notebook's Vista serial key be okay to use for the custom dvd(s)? I probably could've wrote all this a little more simpler, but am in a hurry right now and writing all this as the questions pop in my head. I really appreciate everyones help and look forward to your responses. I'm staying busy lately, but I will get on here and answer any questions when time allows. By the way, this is my first post here and looks like a great place! Thanks in advance and I appreciate your time! Here are my laptop system specs. Model HP Pavilion dv9730us Entertainment Notebook PC CPU AMD Turion 64 X2 CPU Speed TL-64(2.20GHz) CPU L2 Cache 2 x 512KB Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit) Graphics GPU/VPU NVIDIA GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M Video Memory Up to 1071MB Total Available Graphics Memory Hard Drive 250GB RPM 5400rpm Memory 3GB Max Memory Supported 4GB
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