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  1. Remember, the more hotfixes and programs you install afterwards as the install ages the WinSxS folder will be relentlessly increasing in size... what was HP thinking 120GB would be enough for Vista...

    I installed some 55MB .Net update and somehow that translated into ~800MB less free space. Windows may not be forgiving to take into account for that the system files are hardlinked from WinSxS and go by that false figure to alert you're out of disk space when you probably actually have 10 of GBs left.

  2. I find no difference between nLited XP and tweaked XP (mostly just disabling services). It would be something to try, but, Vista has so much crap running by default it's a ton more work to tweak Vista than XP, vLite saves a lot of time for me..

  3. Use RVM Integrator, at least version 1.5, and specify the exe as an addon, that's all there is to it.

    It can't hurt to download one exe, RVM Integrator, when one is willing to install ~100MB runtimes (.NET Framework) in order to use nLite.

  4. Use RVM Integrator to add it as an addon.

    RVM Integrator can add switchless installers in *.exe to svcpack automagically without a entries.ini, and wherever nuhi may be, he can add that later..

    @johnhc: It's a switchless installer, for my addon: http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6010 The size it takes up on a CD is smaller than a true addon (what I had it was previously). I still have a true addon for November 2008 DirectX:


    md5: 9a29bc758733dbabf2bfc8ae8ded91c1

  5. Yes, and there should be a sticker on the laptop with the cd-key you can use to install Vista. XP requires different media for different types of licenses, Vista doesn't except for 32-bit/64-bit. You likely have 32-bit.

  6. XP should be able to downclock your processor with a proper driver and your video card with a proper driver and adjust automatically based on demand and power source. Power scheme set to "Portable/Laptop". XP was released in 2001/2002, it lacks among other things any power management options and support for PCI Express that are present in Vista. As far XP is concerned your video card is a regular ol' 33MHz PCI card.

    For the processor you can check Device Manager and view the processor's properties, the driver that shouldn't be in use is "processr.sys".

  7. There's a file called HOSTS (no extension) in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc that is sometimes used to redirect ad sites to (your computer) so they fail to load (since the ad servers obviously aren't on your computer). Usually pre-made HOSTS files are distributed and I find it unusual that someone would include Microsoft's download server. Malware sometimes uses this file to block sites that you might want access to, like a anti-virus manufacturer's website.

    Have you updated your anti-virus and run a scan yet? Unless you know that you use the HOSTS file to block ads, that is probably the problem. You can look inside and edit the HOSTS file with notepad or wordpad.

  8. 2.0 SP2? It's included in 3.5 SP1, but the question was for without 3.5 SP1. A standalone 2.0 SP2 can be found in that 325MB packages_setup.exe, but not in the Download Center. NDP20SP2-KB958481-x86.exe can be used to update it. Extracting the .NET 3.5 SP1 full download and trying to install the 2.0 SP2 files only produces a "Run setup.exe" error.

  9. Sure, XP has some ATI drivers. The display drivers included only give enough functionality for maybe colors and screen resolutions. When I do a clean install I keep an updated driver on my hard drive, if I don't install it then if I have to scroll through anything (web browser or Explorer) it is like watching paint dry.

    If you have an ATI card then Windows shouldn't be messing with the nvidia drivers.

  10. Here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vs2008/bb898654.aspx

    Download Installer (Download Size: 325 MB)

    Extract it with the /x switch, there is a cab file called adtbs_sp2oob.cab, inside it is a file called FL_FL_NetFx20SP2_x86.exe.3643236F_FC70_11D3_A536_0090278A1BB8, you can rename it to NetFx20SP2_x86.exe if you like, If you need 64-bit, it's probably FL_NetFx20SP2_x64.3643236F_FC70_11D3_A536_0090278A1BB8. It should be completely independent, works OK for me so far.

  11. I found only one KB article with your symptoms and cause, however it only applied to Server 2003 w/o any service packs.

    Here's something you can try: the latest usb files. KB949033 has the latest usbport.sys and other usb drivers for XP SP2: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949033

    The particular article doesn't describe your problem, but it is a QFE update, MS is always fixing bugs and releasing cumulative fixes for them under the "QFE" (non-security updates) branch, so this particular one has that fix and many more. However they get less testing, but it's worth a try; it probably can't get any worse when your users already getting a STOP error and potentially losing their work. There is a link at the top, "View and request hotfix downloads", they'll send it to your email. It's free.

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