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  1. I don't think you have. If you are going to try to defend Vista then all I can say is good luck This article is a little old but still very valid. This is back when there was even a controversy. http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,1000000...39291081,00.htm http://news.cnet.com/2100-1016_3-6220201.html You might find an instance or two where XP is faster but overall XP is much faster. Especially with a 32bit OS. You would have a better argument with the 64 bit OS but the 64 bit OS has been the discussion.
  2. Your right when it comes to data. There is a point where it is not worth the hassle, like moving a lot of data from one OS to the other. All I'm saying is that if the time comes where you have to reinstall an OS, I would highly recommend XP over Vista. I think we agree on that
  3. I thought it was funny that you mentioned Windows ME. I have been calling Vista "Windows Me 2" for a while now. I honestly can't see how anyone that uses Vista would recommend it to anyone. I ran it at work just because I was forced to support it and had to familiarize myself with it. I have since dumped it and run Windows 7(x64) Beta now. Windows 7 seems to be what Vista should have been. Occasionally, I refer to Vista as the release candidate for Windows 7 Beta. Microsoft seems to have finally worked most of the bugs out of it. I run XP and Ubuntu at home. I would even recommend Kubuntu over Vista for novice users. Chances are, that many novice users would not know the difference. I definitely recommend that everyone avoid Vista like the plague. There are really very few things that Vista does that XP cannot. XP is the widest used OS in the world and has more hardware support that any other. Finding drivers should not be that big of a deal. Upgrade from Vista to XP, you will finally realize that you did buy a faster PC when you upgraded.
  4. I have a CD library system that houses all of our company's software discs. Currently it is connected to a PC and the library software is run from that PC. My question is this. Is there some sort of generic hardware device that I can plug these CD carousels into via USB and the device be addressable via IP? I am looking basically for a USB print server that can handle more than just printers. Thanks for any info you can provide.
  5. I agree and understand that the device has to be powered to be ping able. That may be something that we just have to do, and if that is the case then so be it. I looked briefly at the "Nefinder" in the link and it looks like it might actually work provided that the packet it puts out it route able through the switch. I would have to look into it further to actually see how it would work but the price might be the real killer for us. I am sure we could find other uses for it so that may be a selling point for me. I posted this topic on another forum and a guy replied with what I though was a pretty good idea. He said that since you really only use 2 pair of wires in a regular cat 5e cable then make a special end that just loops around and uses the other 2 pair. On the switch side you would have to make a special Y cable where 2 pair go to the jack and the other 2 pair come from the jack and go to a device. You are basically doubling the length of the cable. He said put a Hub, but a hub is not ping able. I was thinking about something like a print server or even better, we have some old Jornada PDA's that have an RJ45 dongle so we could just use it. Crazy or Genius? Thanks for all the input.
  6. I assume you mean something like a little D-Link or Linksys router. That is possible, but power is somewhat of an issue as well since it is about 20ft away. Thanks for the reply. Any other suggestions?
  7. We have a network jack at a remote location to the I.T. dept that is only occasionally used. This jack also occasionally has problems like being drown once, unplugged from the switch accidentally, etc. The problem is that it is never a good situation for us when we plug into the jack and it does not work right now. Currently we have to go out there the day before and test the jack. That is a huge waste of time, most of the time. I tell you that story to ask you this question. Is there a small, inexpensive device that I can plug into the jack and leave that will reply to a ping? I would like to leave the device plugged in and then just send a ping to it to test the line instead of driving all the way out there. Thanks
  8. Additionally, I didn't come up with the DiskConfig thing I'm not trying to take credit for it if you look at this thread you will find out some more information about it.
  9. You guys are right on with the DiskConfig. It can be used if you wanted to divide the drive into multiple partitions. Edit: Sorry I didn't read all of the post until after I made my post but the reason for the NoWaitAfterTextMode or GuiMode is explained in this article WaitAfterTextMode It basicly eliminates the 15 second delay when setup has to reboot
  10. You may want to look at this thread XP Unattend over Network This guy seems to have a pretty good idea about it
  11. You are correct Orion2. The Windows CD has one built in, I just had a typo and was having to manually tell the installer how I wanted the drive partitioned and formated. I corrected my typo and it does it automatically now Edit: Actually, if I understand it correctly diskpart is the portion of the Windows CD that does all of the formatting and partitioning. Diskpart is built in.
  12. You are a genius Fox. I looked at that for a week now and didn't see my typo. It shows you have attention to detail and I am lacking. Thanks
  13. I have searched for the answer to this question and I can't get a real straight answer. When using my Unattend CD it asks for partition information every time. I can't seem to get it stop even though I think I have followed the directions correctly. If someone could look at my winnt.sif file and tell me what I am doing wrong I would appreciate it. ;SetupMgrTag [Data] AutoPartition=1 MsDosInitiated="0" UnattendedInstall="Yes" UseBIOSToBoot = 0 AutomaticUpdates = yes [Unattended] UnattendMode=FullUnattended OemSkipEula=Yes OemPreinstall= yes TargetPath=\WINDOWS Repartion = yes UnattendSwitch = yes WaitForReboot = No NoWaitAfterTextMode = 1 NoWaitAfterGUIMode = 1 DriverSigningPolicy = Ignore NonDriverSigningPolicy = Ignore Hibernation = No AutoActivate = No [DiskConfig] Disk1="Disk1.config" [Disk1.config] Size1="*" PartitionType1="primary" FileSystem1="ntfs" Quickformat1="yes" I want 1 partition - ntfs - use all of the drive - and no more questions
  14. The pst files are being stored on the local machine. If a warning could be displayed to the user to notify their system administrator concerning Outlook, that would be sufficient. A startup script perhaps that would launch a small app that looks at the size of a particular folder and displays a message based on the size. I'm not enough of a programmer to make the app myself.
  15. I have many users using Outlook 2000. A lot of those users never delete their email or if they do it just stays in the "Deleted Items" folder and never gets permantly deleted. I am looking for a way to monitor their .pst file so that when it approaches the 2GB limit a warning comes up or some type of indicator comes up and says that you are approaching the 2GB limit. Office XP has this feature but I can't find anything for Outlook 2000. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
  16. I promise that I'm not lying. It happened to me just the way I said. Maybe it was just a fluke, but if it happens to someone else then hopefully they will read this thread and understand that sometimes there are bumps in the road so you just navigate them and move on.
  17. The slipstreamer works well. I have already tested it on a virtual machine. I am not complaining. As far as I'm concerned the slipstreamer is great. I'm just trying to pass on the proper sequence if someone else goes the same route as I did and encounters the same problems that I did. I'm just sharing information.
  18. I pulled out my MSFN Unattend guide. I am not using nLite. I followed all of the steps and chose to integrate the hotfixes that I have downloaded myself. I used the Start - Run - c:\hotfix.exe /integrate:c:\xpcd method. I went through the entire list. I then went in and looked at my svcpack.inf file and all looked normal. One of the next steps in the guide is to add MP9 or 10. I choose this slipstreamer. I told it to start. It finished a little while later successfully. I then went back in to look at my svcpack.inf file and it was simply gone. I then had to go back through the whole integrate process again. All was well after that. So to answer your question: All of the updates
  19. I apologize if this has already been mentioned in this forum. I did not read all 52 pages. It should be mentioned that this slipstream should be done before anything else, if you are using the MSFN Unattended Guide and have choosen to integrate the hotfixes or to use the svcpack.inf method. If you integrate the hotfixes first this slipstreamer will un-integrate all you have done and you must start over. I wouldn't call it a bug, but people should know the sequence before they use it.
  20. You can create the very thing you are talking about by using Ghost and the 98 Image preparation tool.
  21. You are correct, but the only problem is that the computers connected to the D-Link will not receive an IP from the Linksys. I actually need to appologize because I found the answer to my problem using Google. I only skimmed it before making this post and really didn't use good search criteria the first time. What I had to do was make my DI-524 into a bridge. I had to remove the cable from WAN port and connect it to a LAN port. Disable DHCP on the DI-524, Then, just statically assign an IP in the range that the Linksys router was giving out. From there it became a bridge and all of the computers connected to it could get an IP from the Linksys. Sorry for the premature post but maybe someone will learn from my experiences.
  22. Okay, here is my problem. I have 2 routers but only 1 network. I come out of my cable modem into a wired Linksys RT31P2 router. I have VoIP as my primary phone line so I have to use the router. The router has a 3 port switch built in. From 1 of the ports I go to a computer that I have setup in a bedroom. Out of another port I go to a D-Link DI-524 wireless router. That router controls 3 other PC's including a laptop. The Linksys router gives out 192.168.15.xxx addresses and the D-Link gives out 192.168.0.xxx addresses. My problem is I can see the 192.168.15.xxx network from the 192.168.0.xxx network but not vise versa. I have changed the IP of the Linksys to be a 192.168.0.xxx number and hand out a different range of IP's than the D-Link but when I do that no computer that connects to the D-Link can access the internet after that. The only way I can get the internet to work is to have the Linksys on a different IP from the D-Link. My question is how can I set it up to be a virtually seamless home P2P network. I am not sure if I have to setup some sort to DNS that has forward and reverse lookups, for it to work, or not. If anyone has any ideas it would be greatly appreciated.
  23. I am going to make a few assumptions here so if they are incorrect then please excuse me. I assume XP Pro on the laptop and that you basically want to use the company laptop at home to print to your printer at home. First when you log in, and even though you have to put in a domain name to log in you are not actually loggin into your work domain. There is no domain controller to authenticate you logon. Therefore, provided you have a profile setup on the laptop you can logon. Hopefully, your profile for the laptop has admin priviledges. That being said you should just be able to add your printer just like you did with your other computers. If you have other work printers set up they will probably be grayed out. Your hope printer should show up normally. The opposite will be true when you are at work. You probably don't connect to your VPN until you are already logged in. If I am off then please provide some more information about your home network.
  24. Are you logged in as administrator? Or another account that has administrative priviledges?
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