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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.wim from the Sources folder of your x64 RTM to the folder c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\x64 (only install.wim) 6. Now, with admin rights, open the Deployment Tools Command Prompt (click in Start/All programs/Microsoft Windows AIK) 7. We change directory to our working folder: Code: CD c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\Sources 8. OK, here's the tricky part. We are now about to export the images of each windows version to a single .WIM image file. The command to do this is IMAGEX.EXE. The syntax is as follows: Code: imagex /export c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\x86\install.wim 1 .\install.wim "Windows7 Home Basic x86" imagex /export c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\x64\install.wim 1 .\install.wim "Windows7 Home Basic x64" This is what the first line of code does: export Version 1 of the source image file named Install.wim located in the folder c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\x86 to the destination image file named Install.wim located in c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution. The number 1 corresponds to the Home Basic edition of Windows, take a look at the following table, for the SourceNumber and its corresponding Windows Edition: Number Windows x86Edition 1 Home Basic 2 Home Premium 3 Professional 4 Starter 5. Ultimate Number Windows x64Edition 1 Home Basic 2 Home Premium 3 Professional 4. Ultimate *there is no starter edition in x64! Thus, for example if we wanted to add the 64bit Ultimate version of Windows7 to our newly created image we type the following command: Code: imagex /export c:\Windows7AIO\Distribution\x64\install.wim 4 .\install.wim "Windows7 Ultimate x64" 9. Now that we've created our .WIM image file, let's create our ISO image file to make it ready to burn it to a DVD. To do this, still in the Deployment Tools Command Prompt window, we type: Code: oscdimg -n -bc:\Windows7AIO\distribution\boot\etfsboot.com c:\Windows7AIO\distribution c:\Win7_AIO.iso -m This will create an ISO file named Win7_AIO.iso in c:\ Delete x86 and x64 folder!!Delete al .clg files from your distribution folder!! Delete Ei.cfg!! Burn it with Nero on DVD and thats it! thx go to member chon's guide on on MSFN forum, that I modified to win7 Enjoy Whoever you quoted that steps from, it's incorrect. 1. You don't need to delete the *.clg files, only ei.cfg 2. You will need to delete the x86 and x64 folders first before creating the iso with oscdimg.
  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's the right section. The WAIK guide for that ImageX command is how to "append a volume image to an existing image".
  5. 123321

    Which Vista ?

    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 something that I've got to do before I can see the contents inside the boot.wim file like with ImageX? I've got Windows Vista Ultimate the 64bit Edition. Thanks
  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. 123321

    Vista VS XP

    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 trying to show off his rig? A 3.2Ghz is not a low-end pc, but more towards the high-end category. If he wants to prove that Vista is not a resource hog, then he should have used a system that is below the minimum Vista requirements. This person likes to suck hairy donkey balls!
  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?
  16. okay, I'll try your winnt.sif and see if it works, but your and my are almost exactly the same, except for the keyboard, timezone, and custom theme layout. Weird, that yours work any my does not. While searching on the web for some additional help by typing "detachedprogram" in Google web search. A link to the "MSFN" forum section discussing the command "DetachedProgram": most people have difficulities with "detachedprogram" Also it does not support "cmd" commands. Only about 2 or 3 people have manage to make it work while most of the others can not. Is there something special with your CD?
  17. I am using a xp with sp2 cd. And nope the detachedprogram just does not run even with the command prompt command option. Is there any other way to make this work? edit: When I check out my drive, I do see the directory install with the command "slideshow.cmd" copy successfully during the text-mode part of the xp setup.
  18. Okay it seems that I really want this thing to work, but somehow it just not work for me and it is really p***ing me off! I've tried everything! Would any of you please tell me what is it your guys and gals did to make it work? In the ref.chm file, does the detachedprogram command line, does it need any arguments such as /n/s because in the ref.chm they did not say a god ****. thing about what does those aruguments do or what they meant! Anyone who have successfully made this thing work, please help/ Thanks in advanced
  19. Heh, actually I did do that, but some how it does not work. I wonder is my PC have anything against me? Oh well, would you please tell me if there is any mistake with my winnt.sif. could there be a error on it, to make it not work properly? The thing is that all I want it the slideshow to work and that is it. No other automated stuff. Here is my winnt.sif ;SetupMgrTag [Data] AutoPartition=0 MsDosInitiated="0" UnattendedInstall="Yes" [Unattended] UnattendMode=FullUnattended [GuiUnattended] DetachedProgram="%systemdrive%\Install\slideshow.cmd" [Shell] CustomDefaultThemeFile="%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\FairySugar.theme" Never mind, I think i'll just take a closer look at my mistakes and maybe some day it will work. As for now i have other important things to do. Thanks for your help! B)
  20. When i click on slideshow.hta there are no errors and it runs perfectly. Well here are my files for the slideshow This is slide show.cmd cmdow @ /HID @echo off IF EXIST C:\win51ip.SP2 set CDROM=C: IF EXIST D:\win51ip.SP2 set CDROM=D: IF EXIST E:\win51ip.SP2 set CDROM=E: IF EXIST F:\win51ip.SP2 set CDROM=F: IF EXIST G:\win51ip.SP2 set CDROM=G: IF EXIST H:\win51ip.SP2 set CDROM=H: IF EXIST I:\win51ip.SP2 set CDROM=I: IF EXIST J:\win51ip.SP2 set CDROM=J: IF EXIST K:\win51ip.SP2 set CDROM=K: IF EXIST L:\win51ip.SP2 set CDROM=L: IF EXIST M:\win51ip.SP2 set CDROM=M: IF EXIST N:\win51ip.SP2 set CDROM=N: IF EXIST O:\win51ip.SP2 set CDROM=O: IF EXIST P:\win51ip.SP2 set CDROM=P: IF EXIST Q:\win51ip.SP2 set CDROM=Q: IF EXIST R:\win51ip.SP2 set CDROM=R: IF EXIST S:\win51ip.SP2 set CDROM=S: IF EXIST T:\win51ip.SP2 set CDROM=T: IF EXIST U:\win51ip.SP2 set CDROM=U: IF EXIST V:\win51ip.SP2 set CDROM=V: IF EXIST W:\win51ip.SP2 set CDROM=W: IF EXIST X:\win51ip.SP2 set CDROM=X: IF EXIST Y:\win51ip.SP2 set CDROM=Y: IF EXIST Z:\win51ip.SP2 set CDROM=Z: start %CDROM%\Install\slideshow.hta i also created a folder label "install" and put it into my xp CD. inside the "install" folder are my images and the files for slideshow, except for slideshow.cmd, since you mentioned that it can be in %oem%\$1\install could there be something wrong with my winnt.sif? here is my winnt.sif ;SetupMgrTag [Data] AutoPartition=0 MsDosInitiated="0" UnattendedInstall="Yes" [Unattended] UnattendMode=FullUnattended [GuiUnattended] DetachedProgram="%systemdrive%\Install\slideshow.cmd" [Shell] CustomDefaultThemeFile="%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\FairySugar.theme" I created a folder label "install" and put all the images including the slideshow files except slideshow.cmd, and burn it into my XP CD, but it still does not work, i just do not get it! Also i am using a DVD disc, does that have anything to do with it? btw: thank you so much for your help and patience.
  21. Sorry, the file is name filelist.js not filelist.js_. The thing is that I've been testing out that CD in my 2nd partition because I do not want to format my C:\. Does this have any problems as to preventing my slideshow from working? Oh and here are my files. Filelist.js var images = new Array( "image1.jpg", "image2.jpg", "image3.jpg", "image4.jpg", "image5.jpg", "image6.jpg", "image7.jpg", "image8.jpg", "image9.jpg", "image10.jpg", "image11.jpg", "image12.jpg", "image13.jpg", "image14.jpg", "image15.jpg", "image16.jpg", "image17.jpg", "image18.jpg", "image19.jpg", "image20.jpg", "image21.jpg", "image22.jpg", "image23.jpg", "image24.jpg", "image25.jpg", "image26.jpg", "image27.jpg", "image28.jpg", "image29.jpg", "image30.jpg" );
  22. Thank you for your info, but I am still having difficulities. This is what I did, please tell me if I have made any mistakes. - I copy all the slideshow files including the images I want for the slideshow into the path: $OEM$\$1\install. -Inside the filelist.js_ I input the image's name such as you have it in your example Image1, Image2, Image3, etc...(my images names are Image1, Image2, Image3, etc...) In the end I imput the code... );. -Then I edit slideshow.cmd and the code for that is: start %CDROM%\slideshow\slideshow.hta -Inside the Winnt.sif file, I imput the code under [guiunattend]: DetachedProgram="%systemdrive%\install\slideshow.cmd" -I also change the "defaultback" image from the original pixel size to 739x637 because I want all the images to be the same size when the slide show starts. -I also created a directory label "slideshow" and copy that into my XP folder (not into the I386 folder), with all the slideshow commands, as well as the images because since the code: start %CDROM%\slideshow\slideshow.hta was mentions in one of your post, I thought I have to create a directory label "slideshow" into my XP folder. when I burn it and test it, the slideshow does not work. It would be nice to say provide steps on what is it exactly you made this work. Please, please, please! If I happen to have successfully made it work, how long will it take for that slideshow to appear? (In your image post, I saw that your slideshow started working even before windows setup starts installing.) I also got some other commands under: [guiunattended] does DetachedProgram="%systemdrive%\install\slideshow.cmd" must be at the end of the command or can it be anywhere else. This is how my [guiunattended] looks like: [GuiUnattended] DetachedProgram="%systemdrive%\install\slideshow.cmd" AdminPassword=* EncryptedAdminPassword=NO OEMSkipRegional=1 TimeZone=35 OemSkipWelcome=1
  23. Nice!!! Please help! you only mentined to put slideshow.cmd into the $oem$\$1\install folder, but what about the other files and the images where do they go to? Do they have to be in the $oem$\$1\install folder? can they be input into another location because for me it does not work at all. would you kindly give a step by step tutorial. Pleeeeaasseeee! Thank you so much!
  24. Here is a link for more info on DVD+R DVD+R Alliance (Who came up with these sites anyway?!) There is no info site on DVD-R, I wonder why? DVD-Ram is not popular DVD-formats are DVD-R: blank media in the - "minus" format one time use only 4.7GB (4.38GB) DVD-RW: media in the - "minus" format, you may use it multiple times, by erasing the disk and rewriting it. 4.7GB (4.38GB) DVD-R/DL: blank media in the - "minus" (dual layer) format one time use only, 8.5GB. DVD+R: media in the + "plus" format one time use only 4.7GB (4.38gb) DVD+RW: media in the + "plus" format, you may use it multiple times, by erasing the disk and rewriting it. 4.7GB (4.38GB). DVD+R/DL: blank media in the + "plus" format (dual layer) format one time use only, 8.5GB. To learn more about the types of media click on the link below Types of media 101 In the future most people will be using HD-DVD and Bluray which can support more capicaties. Another thing is one company came up with this see through media that is the size of a postage stamp, it's transparent, and it can store more than a blank DVD media. While another had came up a blank DVD that can go up to 1TB! (I can't seem to remeber the site!) But i've tried to burn the same data at 3.4Gb testing on both the DVD-R and DVD+R. I like the DVD+R more than the DVD-R. Choosing a DVD-writer is a difficult task, by asking other you will get some options but, these options might not satisfied you. For example: Some people like the brand names Nec, Samsung, and Plextor. And they say it is the best, while some might say these brand names products sucks! When choosing a writer, first pick out a few companies you know and trust such as Sony, Ricoh, Samsung, Yamaha, Nec, Plextor, etc... -Another thing is think to yourself have you ever bought one of their computer products before? -Did that product last longer than it's warranty period? -The most important thing is support. What is the point of gettng a top of the line product, if their support is full of crap. When you choose a DVD-writer, do some research and read some reviews. After doing the reseach and your ready to buy that DVD-writer, just go out and buy it. Do not reconsider about price or another brand because if you do then you will never be satisfied. Lite-On CD-writer are good but as for DVD-writers, not really. I've got a Sony Dru700A and it's the best. In maximum pc magazine, it got a score of 9 out of 10 and a Kick a** award!
  25. Of course all of us would want the best VGA card that is out there, but also the most cheapest. This is of course not true, so before buying a card just do some research and read the reviews. Also when you buy it look for the company that you trust the most, do not just look for the cheapest price, and do not regret on the product that you buy because if you do then you will never be satisfied. As for the cards Nvidia cards are compatible for most games. As fo ATI cards there are compatible for some games. E.g. In the requirement for Need for Speed II hot pursuit (or is it something else). The requirement is all Nvidia GPU are supported, but for ATI only certain models are supported. Also having a 256mb video card does not mean you are able to play your games really fast. Once I tryied a 128mb vga card and it out perform the 256mb video card when I play DOOM3.
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