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  1. Why can't I use Vista's own backup and restore to make an image? I remember reading an article about the capability. It may not be as good as Ghost or Acronis but it is free. I haven't actually restored the image so not sure what to expect but I would imagine it would it restore the image like any of the other products

  2. I like to install apps into a virtual machine before actually installing it on my desktop. Imagine my happiness when I read through my license and found this....

    USE WITH VIRTUALIZATION TECHNOLOGIES. You may use the software installed on the

    licensed device within a virtual (or otherwise emulated) hardware system on the licensed device. If

    you do so, you may not play or access content or use applications protected by any Microsoft digital,

    information or enterprise rights management technology or other Microsoft rights management

    services or use BitLocker. We advise against playing or accessing content or using applications

    protected by other digital, information or enterprise rights management technology or other rights

    management services or using full volume disk drive encryption.

    But even though it's supposed to be supported, I have run into only issues. Has anyone tried running Vista Ultimate within a virtual machine on desktop already activated for Vista Ultimate? Clearly the license says I can but it's not working out that way. I now have to call Microsoft whenever I need to reactivate my desktop (tendency of reinstalling everything every quarter) regardless of the fact that I have not changed any of my hardware since I first got my retail (not OEM) copy back in January. On top of that, when I now try to activate within VMWare it says the key is not genuine. It appears I'm unable to actually run both at the same time even though it clearly says that I can.

    Can anyone comment on this? I've had no luck with Microsoft support so far. No one knows the specifics about this. One genius thought I was talking about running Vista within a Mac OS

  3. I'm pretty much done with my disk but need to get firefox to work in ERD. I was kinda following the instructions in the other thread but the cd ceases to function by using one of the commands. I really rather not spend any more time trying to get it to work as I've spent so much time already getting this disc to where I want it to be.

    Can I now just edit the disc and copy in the firefox folders? What options do I have to set in this?


  4. I think some things have changed since flyakite wrote his tutorial. Anyway, I can get ubcd to boot and some of the options actually to load up but any of the images with this command fail...

    then memdisk

    but this works...

    then isolinux memdisk

    then diskemu

    Why would these two work but not memdisk? I moved these directories to the root of my dvd...



    boot folder as UBCD

    Plus, I have the ubcd folder in my setup folder. Not sure why that one command refuses to work. Whenever I select a image with that command, I get unknown command erorr.

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