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  1. I'll be using my x64 and x86 RTM , you can use the ones you have (retail, etc.), the procedure is the same. 1. Please download and install the Windows7 Automated Installation Kit (AIK). 2. Please create a working folder: c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\ and two more folders in it x86 and x64 3. Now, copy all the contents of your x86 DVD to the distribuition folder, in c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\ 4. Move the file named install.wim from c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\Sources to c:\Windows7AIO\Distriburion\x86 Delite all *.clg files from source folder!! And ei.cfg!! 5. Copy the file named install.wi
  2. It's a waste of download. If you have a Vista DVD you'll have the same repair options. Here is a more detail look and you can see it looks awfully familiar Recover disc in pictures
  3. Not only that, but Office 2007 SP1 can't be slipstreamed.They're going backwards... or just dumb, one of those. With Office you just put the sp1 files in the update folder and that's it. worked for me Not for me. Wasted like 3 DVD's trying to get it to work too. This is why you should get yourself some rewritable disc so if you make a mistake you can always erase and reuse it.
  4. I've did the reverse integration method too and it works great, but does anyone mind guiding me on the right track as to how to I combine all the editons of Vista into one Install.wim file. I'm not talking about combing both the x86 and x64 version into 1 DVD, I'm talking about combing all the editions (Starter, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate) into 1 disc. This is so that if I go out and do my job, I won't have to carry individual disc for every version of Vista. BTW: I've checked out the WAIK guide and I saw a command for ImageX that might be what I'm looking for, but I do not know if that
  5. Ultimate lets you run Virtual Machines while Home premium does not. Go with the retail version of Ultimate if you can't decide which platform to choose. It's expensive, but if you think about it. 2 OEM 32 and 64 is $400 1 retail with both 32 and 64bit DVD is still $400 And as for this 4GB limitation on a 32bit system. Some system cannnot detect up to 4Gb is because of chipset limitations. e.g. Intel 945 supports up to 4GB, but if you install 4 1GB rams then the bios will allocated the ram thus leaving you with only 3.2GB no matter which OS you use 32bit or 64bit.
  6. I replaced the bmp file with my custom one with a size of 1x1px because I thought by doing that all I'm removing is that stupid window which is blocking my nice background. Instead of just removing that window it has also remove buttons in order for me to to install Vista! e.g. Where the f*** is the I agree check box?! LOL Then I realize instead of changing that background in the back, why not just change the one in the front. So that's what I did. The back image is 517, the front one is 516. As for resizing the Windows size, I'll take a look at that. Thanks for the info.
  7. Yes! Finally I got it to work! Thanks all! One more question... Is there a way to make that front window transparent, so that I can see the custom background that's behind it? If so what programs should I use? Thanks!
  8. I've already edit my "spwizimg.dll" file. What you are saying is all you have to do is mount the "spwizimg.dll" file to boot.wim and that's it? If that is I'll go back and try again. Do you mind tell me how do I see the contents inside the boot.wim file? I've tried to use the WAIK tools. I selected the boot.wim and WAIK told me to chose either LongHorn or WinPE. I've tried both and when it was creating a catalog and during half way a error message pops up saying I don't have "read/write priviledges". It's even the same when I've tried it in the "secret Administrator" account. Is there somet
  9. Would someone please help me out. I just don't get it. After 3 days of confusion All I want to do is just change the background image from boot.wim, so that when I run the setup it will be my custom background instead of Vista's default. I'm not planning to do unattended or other complicated installs, just a simple background change. It would be great is anyone of you can give a step by step tutorial on this. Thank you very much!
  10. Cool, I'll try that out. Right when I finish downloading WAIK. I really appreciate your help. Thank you!
  11. Hello, umm... I would like to know which programs did you use to open the boot.wim file? Thanks!
  12. No XP will not support DX10. It's only available in Vista. Besides if you migrate to Vista and still have a DX 9 gpu then you are not using DX 10. In order to take advantage you must have a DX 10 video card. Although I've not seen yet as to how well a DX 10 cards runs on Vista, but if you really want to find out, you'll have to wait until DX 10 games comes available. Back to topic: I've got a 945p chipset and set my hard drive to RAID 0 when installing Vista, it did not asked me for RAID drivers, it finds it automatically. No drivers are needed.
  13. I've heard this from somewhere, there is a free way of doing it. First findout the combined resolution of both monitors. Then resize both wallpapers to the desired size. Now use a photo imaging program, bind them together and save it. After that select the wallpaper you have just worked on and apply. There two different wallpapers on different monitors.
  14. That blogger is so full of BS! Vista Mythbuster#1. Vista is not a hardware hog! He says that vista is not a hardware hog, and trys to proves it with his system which has a specs of: Hard disk: Hitachi Deskstar HDS722516VLSA80 SATA150 drive, 160GB CPU: 3.2GHz Pentium 4, Northwood Memory: 2GB (four 512MB DDR-PC2700 DIMMs, upgraded from original 512MB configuration) Display adapter: ATI Radeon 9600, 256MB, AGP8X (upgraded from original Nvidia 128MB card) Optical media: DVD+RW. Doesn't he know that this doesn't not prove anything other than he is just a dweeb who is just tryin
  15. Your method does not work either. I've try everything I can think of but, it just does not work. ARghhh! Did yours work?
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