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  1. Thanks for having shared the link to Universal Extractor installer, Acheron! Just downloaded and installed. Then in a few seconds I created a folder with svcpack.inf and added the line to install the recovery console during setup. I hope this will work. Do you know whether RVMI doesn't recompress svcpack.inf file? If not, could HFSLIP (last version) be the best solution to overcome the recompression issues? Does it still work only with the English version of Windows?
  2. Hi Acheron! I was wondering whether svcpack.inf is created by nLite (or RVMI) or must be manually created and modified, inserting all the content of svcpack folder (in my case, about 180 items!) and other information line by line. I tried to open svcpack.in_ with notepad but there is no readable line. Is there a way to avoid typing all manually in this svcpack.inf?
  3. Thanks again, Acheron! I'll follow your clear and useful recommendations: out legacy modem drivers (adding mdmcpq.inf to the exclusion list), legacy isdn support and drivers, legacy printer drivers (using your printer driver keep list) and Windows upgrade support. I'll avoid CPU Driverpack, along with the ones too heavy (Sound and Graphics above all). As far as the recovery console is concerned, I was wondering where the SVCPACK:INF file is. In i386 folder? Perhaps SVCPACK.IN_?
  4. Thanks for all the tips, Acheron! I've had a look at driverpacks forum and I think I'll include these particular packs: DP_MassStorage_wnt5_x86-32_1412115.7z (10.5 MB) DP_MassStorage-Utils_wnt5_x86-32_1411021.7z (573.02 KB) DP_Chipset_wnt5_x86-32_1412311.7z (4.43 MB) DP_WLAN_wnt5_x86-32_1501231.7z (23.78 MB) DP_LAN_wnt5_x86-32_1412311.7z (12.26 MB) DP_LAN-Utils_wnt5_x86-32_1412221.7z (15.94 MB) DP_LAN_USB_wnt5_x86-32_1412241.7z (6.29 MB) In addition, always using driverpacks Base, I'll put the 32bit Intel MSM textmode driver (mod+signed by Fernando) in the 3rd party driver folder. This is to a
  5. Excellent help, Acheron! Thanks for your useful suggestions! I've just checked the last version of MassStorage Driver Pack from http://driverpacks.net/downloads and it seems that this file is the most up-to-date: DP_MassStorage_wnt5_x86-32_1209.7z But you wrote "the latest MassStorage Drivers 14.11.191". Did you find them on driverpacks.net or somewhere else? Glad to know that I should have 200 MB left for integrating drivers! So I won't have any space problem if I integrate CPU, Chipset, MassStorage, LAN and WAN drivers. For these last 2 packs, would you recommend to firstly remove the ones
  6. Thanks for your replies! My intention is just to create an installation cd suitable for latest and oldest computers (from 2004 like mine). In the latest machines I could run WinXP simply via Virtual Box: it's convenient in order to avoid rebooting PC (because of using another partition with WinXP). RAM is quite abundant nowadays, so Virtual Box (or similar) can easily manage this task. My preference for CD comes from the incompatibility with USB installation (old motherboards, like mine, don't support it) and even from lack of DVD writer (or its malfunction). My questions were related to compu
  7. Hi folks! Many people suggest to include at least Chipset, Mass storage, CPU, LAN and WLAN packs in a customized installation cd of WinXP. Firstly, WLAN pack in Driverpacks website is almost 30 MB, instead nLite shows a 1 MB pack (from WinXP SP3). Can I just keep the last one (for cd space reasons)? Will I face incompatibility's problems with the latest PCs in this case? Secondly, DriverPacks provides about 12 MB of LAN and LAN-RIS drivers, while nLite shows 1,84 MB of LAN drivers. What if I keep the 1,84 MB of LAN drivers and then integrate the 12 MB packs? Will 1,84 MB be overwritten by th
  8. Hi everybody! I'm trying to slim down Windows XP with nLite and I'm facing some driver's issues. This is the drivers' list: Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) – 150 KB Cameras and Camcorders – 1 MB Display Adapters – 10,24 MB Display Adapters (old) – 1 MB Ethernet (LAN) – 1,84 MB IBM PS/2 TrackPoint – 50 KB IBM ThinkPad – 2,50 MB ISDN – 5,77 MB Logitech WingMan – 30 KB Microsoft SideWinder – 100 KB Modems – 10 MB Multifunctional – 60 KB Portable Audio – 250 KB Printers – 33,74 MB Scanners – 7,22 MB SCSI/RAID – 500 KB Serial Pen Tablet – 20 KB Sony Jog Dial – 150 KB Sound Controllers – 4,18 M
  9. Sorry, I forgot to mention another component: NT Backup. It's written in red, so it should be a critical component because of its dependencies. I should keep it, shouldn't I?
  10. Thanks a million for your clear explanations, GrofLuigi! Actually, I've heard something on the importance of the defragmenter (and possible dependencies) but I really didn't know about this sort of indirect dependency between paint, image filetypes and WinXP components. So, I'll follow your advice and keep both of them (defragmenter and paint), along with Charmap, Screensavers (they're just a few MB) and File Sync. Finally, let me remove a small doubt regarding Clipbook Viewer. If I'm not wrong, you said that clipboard functions (cut/copy/paste) are removed along with Clipbook Viewer. But I
  11. Hi everybody! I got 8 WinXP PRO applications which nLite showed me in the components' removal. These are: - CALCULATOR - CHARMAP - CLIPBOOK VIEWER - DEFRAGMENTER - PAINT - SCREENSAVERS - WORDPAD - FILE SYNC I found a couple of addons which could effectively replace calculator and paint: microsoft calculator plus and paint.net v. 3.5.11. Then, a useful utility could be MyDefrag v.4.3.1 (addon in cab format). But many leave the default defragmenter where it is. Do you think that I could eliminate defragmenter without any adverse effect? Leaving the unuseful Wordpad out, what would you advi
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