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  1. so i guess i found a working solution, at least tested on the hp compaq nx9010 laptop but i hope it works for all other systems. so i went ahead and installed the GARTnt 5.0.2196.1011beta, and then gartNT 5.0.2196.1015, to ensure i installed them correctly, i intend on carry the same method in the future, which is to run setup.exe first, then atigart.exe from both packages, then check device manager and ensure that in system devices, you now have a new or newer entry, it may have igp340m in it, then restart the system and go to the device manager and point to the gpu inf package for the yellow video controller that has no driver installed or whichever one corresponds with the correct hardware id of the gpu driver, in this case, i used "" gpu driver, or under other names, the omega radeon 2.5.90 / catalyst 4.10 beta, it asks to restart, and upon restart, a working gpu driver with 1024x768 resolution in 32 bit color. it's unclear if i ever tested this omega radeon package before and / or used the same gartnt procedure, but hopefully this can work on other systems.
  2. i will be testing a new setup under windows 2000 with SP4, the laptop uses the radeon ipg345m gpu, with hardware id of "PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4337&SUBSYS_0850103C" to be exact. my question is what is the correct way of install the chipset / gartnt drivers in order to get the gpu to work without the black screen problem, as i encountered this in the past and never got a working solution for this, and ultimately gave up using these family of gpu / chipsets, but here i am again trying to see if i can get it to work. now i have two gpu packages, but i do not which i want to try 1st, the 1st one is version "", which has i believe the same exact hardware id of the laptop, the other one is version "" and only is for DEV_4337, and part of the radeon omega 2.5.90 or aka catalyst 4.10 beta package. the laptop model is hp compaq nx9010. oddly, the official website doesn't list any specific chipset / gartnt drivers, despite having selectable windows 2000 for OS, and doesn't mention the radeon gpu, but rather the intel 852/855 gpu. when going to driverscape, it does list the radeon igp 345m, although the version is the same, it only included the xp version of inf, but not the 2k version, so i downloaded a 2K specific version off microsoft catalog, also for the system / chipset inf section, i noticed 2 different versions being listed, it occured to me that perhaps both might be needed, so i downloaded both, however, the packages appear in excess, at least, it seems that i wouldn't necessarily need the other stuff in them such as ide controller related / smbus, only the gartNT specific folders, but i dont know, so thats why im asking here to see what the correct way would be to go about all this. should i be launching the setup.exe or w.e from the main package of these individual packages with all of the contents, or would running setup.exe from the 2 gartnt folders be sufficient in preparation for the gpu driver installation afterwards? also, just something frustrating i'd like to share but the only site that might have had a more straightforward solution, unfortunately blocks showing the solutions for the problems of the thread, unless you pay and register with them, here is the thread below: https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/21690630/ATI-IGP-345m-Driver-for-Windows-2000.html
  3. thanks, i'll test the modified drivers as soon as i can on windows 95.
  4. i was wondering if anyone can confirm on any working driver versions for the broadcom 440x ethernet device under windows 95 osr 2.5. hardware id is "PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4401". i could not find any specific package with a designated windows 95 folder, but i did notice the "NT" folder did carry a ndis4 system file for the ethernet, however, it's unclear whether the inf file "bcm4sbe5" would request for it and work, as the "NT" package comes with the oemsetup.inf. i'm asking because i do not want to necessary install windows 95, only to find out there is no working driver for the ethernet, as it's very crucial part i need to have. the oldest driver version i found was 3.42, in 3.38, they added NT4 support, but i do not see any mention in the release notes for windows 95, although i have not checked the latest ones. cnet i think listed 4.23 with windows 95 listed somewhere as compatible on the webpage, however, it was not downloadable, and i'm not sure how one could tell which ones are legit / original packaged ones.
  5. i tried to find a solution for this online but google couldn't find a solution for it. the problem i'm having is that when i try to open recently closed tabs with google chrome, it ends up opening them in a seperate window, rather than the main chrome window i open originally, and i couldn't find any options in the settings to change this. is this a new google chrome problem? as a side note, i just recently installed windows 10 20H2, and although, i haven't had major problems with it "yet", there are some new nuisances and issues that have yet to be solved ( i did not have these issues in the previous version 2004 ). I'm wondering whether the google chrome issue is related to the new windows version?
  6. i was wondering if there is a way to remove the grey border area that is present in the upper portion of the "Settings" window of windows 10, it lists local account with a sign in text, and windows update text to the right and when it was last checked. i'm not sure if this is a new feature of version 20H2, as that's the version i just installed, but when i was using version 2004, it didn't have this grey area with those options, and i'd rather have it in the layout it was before.
  7. sorry, i don't have a solution for the keyboard shortcut related issues. as for the location of device manager link, for version 20H2 of windows 10, it should be in the settings - system - "about" page, listed somewhere on the right under "Related settings". though the problems you explained such as control panel opening up being blank could maybe due to a corrupt operating system. which version of windows 10 are you using? the version is also listed in settings - system - "about" page, under windows specifications.
  8. do you happen to know which specific update it is for 2013-2016 that had added a more "optimized" nvme driver? reason being is because i already mentioned the two updates above that i integrated, i have not found any reference to a more "optimized" driver, unless you mean update, which is different and i mentioned those, because the drivers, at least according to another site are not supposed to be updated ( the driver of the nvme drive itself ), but the storage controller can be updated, although, in my case, i integrate the ofa universal nvme driver which takes care of most devices, which was tested as partially working, partially because i only tested to see if setup would load, but not specifically with a nvme drive attached to the system. im asking all this because i want to know if there are any problems if i happen to have the same exact update and filename when creating the custom package with NTlite, in other words, does NTlite overwrite any updates of the same exact filename and type? the only major updates that come after sp1 from wikipedia was platform update to sp1, that is released sometime in 2013, and then after that, the convenience rollup 2016, and from what i looked at for the (2) nvme updates i have, as listed above, are not newer than 2015, as for the usb one, i think its a 2013 update? the usb drivers themselves have many different dates, leading from 2012-13 to 2020.
  9. i was wondering, does anyone know if the post windows 7 updates, all of which mentioned in windows 7 wikipedia "updates" section, such as the convenience update rollup 2016, whether these updates include the updates "Windows6.1-KB2864202-x64", "Windows6.1-KB2990941-v3-x64", and "Windows6.1-KB3087873-v2-x64"? or would i need to still integrate these if integrating all of the other ones mentioned in wikipedia?
  10. i just want to know if its required for you to check the option for file properties to unblock it, for it function properly? reason why is ask in particular is because i downloaded an iso to create a custom windows image, but i noticed right after i created the new image, the original iso file had the unblock option, and i didnt "unblock" it. would there be any issues with my new custom made iso file?
  11. i was just wondering, do you have to remove the older drivers with the removal feature in ntlite, if you added drivers that are newer with same hardware id? or can you just drag and drop whatever you like in the driver section and not have to worry about the older drivers, if they exist already. i ask, because i am trying to create a custom windows 7 iso, but i dont want to worry about going inside or finding what windows 7 SP1 already includes, and just include all the newer stuff i want to add, mostly being wifi and ethernet drivers, if not, only those two types.
  12. i know this is a seperate problem, but no one has been able to answer it in my own thread, and it isn't a complicated question, but do you know if integration of .msu updates / hotfixes, specifically the nvme and usb 3.x updates, do these need to be integrated in both the boot.wim and install.wim, or does it only need to be shown in install.wim? the drivers for them are indicated for both boot.wim and install.wim, however, ntlite only shows the 3 updates as being shown for install.wim. i ask this, because i'm having issues with the setup, causing 0x0000007E error with nvme.sys indicated in there, and it is being tested on a qm87 chipset. could it be from possibly conflicting nvme.sys? as the package has integration of two different nvme drivers, one is the ofa universal nvme.sys, and the other is a realtek one with nvme.sys. if you need to solve this issue in the other thread / private message, thats fine, but it would be really nice if you or someone else can help, as quite often, my questions and concerns, never get answered or fully answered / understood.
  13. i was just wondering for integrating updates in ntlite, does it need to also be set in the apply page for boot.wim 2 microsoft windows setup, or does it only need to be for install.wim? reason being is because the guide mentioned below, doesn't specify that. in other words, for install.wim, i have drivers and updates listed, and for boot.wim2 microsoft windows setup. is this correct. i want to know because i want to be sure that nvme and usb 3.0 gets properly detected in setup and afterwards, as those are the drivers / updates i included. UPDATE - as a notice, when i tried testing out the iso burned onto a usb, with the default format settings done by the latest version of rufus, right around the part when the windows 7 logo is about finish loading, it gives a stop error, mentioning nvme.sys. the stop error was 0x0000007E. i tried various different bios settings, such as compatibility, instead of AHCI, legacy / UEFI / both, csm support yes and no, but it made no difference in progressing forward. could it simply be that the bios cant function with the loading of this nvme driver, as it is a qm87 chipset, which has no nvme slot, but that shouldn't cause issues, or would it? my intention was using the iso on builds older than 2015, as it seems for mobile devices, the late 2015 area is when they started to include pcie m.2 slots. https://www.win-raid.com/t750f25-Guide-Integration-of-drivers-into-a-Win-image.html
  14. so i just wondering if it's possible to remove the "folders" section from "This PC" in the windows 10 file explorer, but still keep the individual folders so they can be accessed from the navigation pane to the left, which it looked like in windows 7.
  15. i was wondering if there is a way of showing the installed optical drives on the windows 10 file explorer, without having the "show all folders" option checked for navigation pane? reason being of course, is when enabling show all folders, it gives several other folders that i don't want there, which includes recycle bin, control panel, another desktop section when there already is one under "this pc" with the username and libraries folder as folders. there is also some other tinkering that would be completely removing libraries, although i have not googled that as much to see if that really can be done. i think i tried doing something similar many years back with windows 7, but it ended up creating more problems and / or improper functioning, of course, it'd be nice, because i really dont see what the point is in libraries anyways. although, the issue(s) im having may not necessarily require removing libraries specifically, but i was wondering how i could remove the top default 6 or so folders that show when clicking "this pc".

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