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  1. I was also burned by Vista, I got it at launch intending for it to replace XP (primarily for it's DX10 support). As I had 4Gb of memory I installed the 64-bit version. I struggled with it for about 2 months battling regular blue screens caused by the infamous nvlddmkm.sys before giving it up as a bad job. Up until 2 months ago I was still on XP but decided to make the switch to Windows 7. I'd already preordered a copy as it was being sold at a discount to U.K. residents for a limited time. My experience thus far with it has been an utter joy to be honest. Windows 7 is everything Vista sh
  2. As I'm sure you know all non-corp versions of Windows XP require you to activate the product within 30 days. Without activation, you wouldn't be able to use Windows Update or download/use MS software like IE 7 and Windows Defender unless you used a WGA hack. This line goes in the Unattended section of the Winnt.sif AutoActivate = "Yes" What it is supposed to do is to to activate Windows over the internet, providing that your Network/Modem drivers have been installed, thus saving you from doing it yourself.
  3. Don't those of us with XP Pro/Home still need it to activate Windows online ? Yes I know we could just call but who really wants to waste money phoning MS just to activate. I have Autoactivate set in Winnt.sif, surely without Oobe or at least some part of it, this would fail ?
  4. In all likelyhood you have removed Terminal Services from the Services section of Components. If you have not removed that, then you may have simply disabled the service in the Tweaks section. Either of these 2 is most probably the root of your problem.
  5. I have an interesting "bug" I've found with Alanoll's Winamp. I've eliminated as much info as I can to safely say that I'm sure it isn't a Windows problem. It seems that I am unable to listen to streaming radio using his winamp installer in Internet Explorer. I've tested using a Full install of all features, to ensure it isn't anything I may have left out. For example if I navigate to eve-radio.com and click on the winamp link, the following appears in the playlist. 1.Documents 2.and 3.Local 4.Temporary 5.Internet 6.listen[1] I've found that I can download the radio.pls file and that whe
  6. Well with a controller like that, the PS3 is sure to be a HUUUGE success in Australia. I think it's best to reserve proper judgement on The Revolution's new controller until it can be seen used in actual applications. Although the sheer scope it can encompass is very promising. FPS games may actually become truly playable on consoles. I could never get to grips with 99% of them, because using 2 analog stiks felt clunky and unwieldy, although the 1% that I could play were all courtesy of Nintendo: Goldeneye and Metroid Prime 1 & 2. But that was down to the excellent layout of the joypad
  7. Nlite for me is a fantastic tool that alows me to be extremely flexible about what is and isn't installed on my system. For example, Windows installs games, sounds, wallpapers and screensavers. Before Nlite I would just have had to put up with these, as I NEVER use any of them. I prefer Windows to be seen and not heard, the games hold no interest for me and I normally use a blank screen as my background. With Nlite, I can remove all these annoyances directly from the source, thus freeing up some space and lessen a little aggravation. Then we move onto drivers. I have an Nforce 2 motherb
  8. When selecting the drivers on the floppy, does Nlite ask you if it is a text mode driver ? If not that could be your problem, in which case find out if there is a TXTSETUP.OEM file on the floppy.. If it does, then check that iastor.sys is also in the I386 dir as well as the I386/NLDRV. It seems that RAID/SATA drivers need to have the core file in the root as well as in NLDRV, otherwise they will not work and will come up with that error.
  9. Definately option B. Less work for you for starters and it'll save a lot of hassle. Besides for now 5.08 is working fine.
  10. JohnS, I too had the same problem, the contents of the directory were deleted, but the directory remained, even when I added an additional RD command just as you have. Finally rather than beat my brains over it, I decided to make it work for me. I use a DL Manager as do millions. By default, downloads are sent to My Downloads directory, so I simply decided that if I couldn't remove the Firefox temporary directory automatically, I might as well make it work for me. I just changed it's name to My Downloads in the setup.cmd and voila, one less directory that needs to be created. If you use
  11. I want to get my IP info added to my NIC. This was easy to achieve on my old Nforce 2 and worked flawlessly. However my Nforce 4 is a more awkward beast. XP installs a 1394 Net Adapter and the Nforce 4 Network Controller. All other internal connections for the motherboard have been disabled in the Bios, including the native onboard Firewire Device. However I do also have a Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS, which I believe has it's own onboard Firewire connection (which AFAIK cannot be disabled) and it is this that is installed. I've looked into the basic principle of adding 2 NIC adapters, with m
  12. I actually tried this myself. I NLiten'd Reduced Media Edition with all the settings I wanted, and then reduced XP Pro with the same settings. XP Pro came out at a smaller size than RM, making it a bit of a let down in that regard.
  13. ***removed, coz the solution was already found***
  14. Currently using WMP 10, but plan on ditching it asap and going back to WMP 9. WMP 10 has an annoying knack of playing 3 video files and then shutting down whenever a fourth is loaded. WMP 9 never did this, plus it doesn't have the stupid now playing blue bar permanently stuck on it. WMP 10 is the biggest waste of space I've ever had the misfortune to download and install.
  15. No, it would still be needed, because the copy protection would be broken, because it was no longer an original disc.
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