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Posts posted by kti^

  1. If I'm not mistaken, XP Pro is x64. Though it could just be sketchy grammar, maybe it only means the Windows 2000 as being 32 bit. Oi Vey...

    Actually you are mistaken :)

    XP Pro 32-bit is a version that's intended for professional use (duh) corporations and such, with support for joining domains amongst other things.

    XP Pro 64-bit is a version of XP that's built upon the Windows Server 2003 kernel, also intended primarily for corporate use.

    XP Home is only available in 32-bit and is, as the name implies, meant for home use.

  2. I would guess that an update that is compatible with sp3 will come some time after the original xpize is updated to support sp3, although xpero seems to be rewriting that quite a bit so it could take some time...

  3. Can't say I have any big issues with Vista, there are ofc things that needs to get used to, but that's what you get for using new stuff :)

    I just wish that hardware folks like nvidia and creative would get some good drivers out there...

  4. You should check with your ISP about how many IP-numbers you can get, if you only get one then you will only have internet access on the computer that recieves that IP.

    The other computers on the switch will probably get 169.x.x.x numbers, automaticaly configured by windows.

    As ssmokee says, a router would be ideal if this is the case... :-)

  5. What mobo is it, does it have integrated sound or do you have a pci card?

    Do you have any fansettings in bios that may prevent corcenter from functioning properly, and is it the latest version of corecenter ?

  6. It varies greatly from program to program...

    I have a bunch of programs on my D partition, and all of them work after formating C. But I know that some programs don't <_<

    I gather that the cause of this is that some programs require reg keys to start and other write the reg keys everytime they start, if they indeed use the registry instead of for example .ini files..

  7. Wow! , that's really a very good idea!

    but man, I'm afraid when you put all your eggs in one basket, isn't that risky? LOL

    Heh, well I have never had a HDD breakdown so I'm happily walking on sunshine with little or no backup of all my data :whistle:

    But if you are concerned with the risks of hard drive failure, partitioning won't help. If the disk crashes all partitions will be gone... If the case is corrupt partion(s) there are tools to fix and/or save the data..

    And if you really want to be on the safe side, buy another disk just like it and set them up as dynamic disks in mirror mode :D

  8. I'm just thinking about reinstalling all the software (searching for new drivers,  what was that password again?)

    I'm just hopping these two are correct



    Reinstalling your software won't be an issue, all programs will still be installed.

    Passwords might be a problem if you don't remember them, but just what passwords are you thinking about ?

    As for drivers, all of your old *.inf files should reside in the c:\windows\inf folder, the only files that will be overwritten are those native on the windows cd.

  9. thank you, and well, at least that's something.  but unfortunately, the last known good configuration doesn't work.

    Can't boot into safe mode

    Can't seem to find a recovery console

    When i asked about the asr disk, oh, I used that for something else

    I'm thinking, I should be able to reinstall winxp, and then import their old profile.

    Any thoughts?

    Shouldn't be a problem, just install XP over your current install :)

  10. However guyz, what do you recommend me about Partitioning my Samsung 160 GBs, 7200 RPM , Not System HDD? I bet you all are using NTFS, aren't ya? LOL

    In other words, I need the: Safest, Fastest,Not Problematic HDD!

    Glad everything worked out for ya :thumbup

    As for the question, if You don't need more than one partition, I would just format the drive as one big NTFS partition :yes:

  11. Hi guys!

    Please excuse me chiming in here, I would like to add two questions regarding RIS.

    1. As far as I know (or have been able to find out) RIS only works with either PXE enabled NICs or a special small bootup tool from MS but that ones does not support a lot of NICs. Is there an alternative (WindowsPE, BartPE) that could be used to connect to a RIS server ? If yes, how would you do that ?

    2. Can RIS be used to deploy software to domain clients after initial setup ? I mean installing software on already existing machines, not reinstalling from scratch. I know you can use GroupPolicy for that but that method is limited to msi installers as far as I know. Any alternative available ?

    Thanks a lot for your help guys !  :hello:


    1: Well, as far as I know RIS only works with PXE NIC's or with MS PXE-bootdisk.

    2: Again, as far as I know... RIS cannot be used for deploying software or software changes to already installed machines. As you say gpo can be used, but msi limited.

    There is a software though, Specops Deploy that can be used for distributing software in your domain.. Others might exits of course :)

  12. Thanx for the input guys,

        I would like to be able to boot the system with a boot cd that connects to a network share, and installs windows through the network, but I dont want to deal with FAT32 patitions and the such. I would like the installation to be exactly like if it was installing from a CD, but it's installation source is on a network share.

    I would definitely recommend RIS, but I don't know how it works with XP Home and no domain, but that shouldn't be a problem.

    Here at work we have several choices after PXE-boot, w2k, w2k with novell, wxp, w2k3server, and so on.

    It's basically a bunch of unattended CD's customized for different reasons that are installed over network :)

  13. Perhaps you should use scandisk on the disk where DM reports errors?

    Where basic have partitions and logical drives, dynamic disks have only dynamic volumes configured as. simple, spanned, striped, mirrored, or RAID 5.


    Heh, redundant :blushing:


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