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  1. Your 2GB just became 1.8GB.
    After the onboard video it's technically "1.93GB" and 64-bit task manager reports perhaps 3MB less. I'll stick to XP anyway, seeing how nVidia refuses to make something simple as S.M.A.R.T., that's been around a long time, work in Vista.
  2. I use 32-bit, all of the apps I use are 32-bit and very few have 64-bit versions (well, the only one I can think of that has 64-bit is 7zip--lol) so I don't really see the point. Plus my laptop has 2GB, that's the max and 64MB is for video memory, and apparently I'm not supposed to be running 64-bit with less than 4GB...

  3. I've been looking on how to do that for VirtualBox and had no idea it was so trivial.

    The poster of the information was really blunt. You insert that into the virtual machine's xml file (while VirtualBox is closed) and is formatted like so:


    <ExtraDataItem name="VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSVendor" value="Hewlett-Packard"/>


    There might already be a <ExtraData> section, so insert only the ExtraDataItem there. It's at the top. If you're unsure where the property file is, look in your VirtualBox preferences. My laptop's DmiBIOSVendor is "Hewlett-Packard", Dell might just be "Dell" or "Dell, Inc", I don't really know.

  4. Are you having problems enabling higher UDMA than 66 on a particular Intel chipset, other than making sure your IDE cable, hard drive, and chipset all support the mode you're trying to use?

    The EnableUDMA66 setting applies if you're using Microsoft's IDE driver (there is no EnableUDMA100 or EnableUDMA133 as far as I can tell). The limitation can be overcome by installing a proper driver from your motherboard or system manufacturer or Intel, the Intel Application Accelerator includes the driver and means to tweak UDMA modes.

  5. You can search for drivers that MS offers here: http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/

    You can search by Hardware ID, even without a driver XP should be able to know this. Go into Device Manager, view properties for a device which doesn't have a driver, in the Details tab select "Hardware ID" from the dropdown list. Example of my laptop's video: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0244&SUBSYS_30B7103C

    Typically there's PCI\VEN_###, &DEV_### and &SUBSYS_###, sometimes you might have to leave off &SUBSYS_### part to find a match. You might even be able to plug it into Google and find a driver.

  6. NT/2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008 itself will run without it. Really old DOS and other 16-bit apps obviously won't. No 32-bit program will ever make partial use of any of the NTVDM (16-bit) files, so no need to worry about breaking any 32-bit app.

  7. Find the following registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{0002E510-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}

    'Compatibility Flags' should be set to '0x00000400 (1024)'. It is probably getting written over because during registering components phase in setup something sets it to 0x00040000. And if so you have to find some way of setting it back to 0x00000400 after T13.

    * I don't use HFSLIP, rather I have my own update pack w/ nLite as integration and noticed that because of that key being overwritten MU thinks it isn't installed and saw this thread; and fixed it by creating it again at 13 minutes left.

  8. I removed Remote Desktop and Assistance but not the Remote Desktop Client, but the file association for .rdp is gone. HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.RDP exists but it references HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\RDP.File (which doesn't exist).

    That's about all I could find..

  9. XP. My games are faster, runs fine otherwise. I only have a XP 3200+ (Barton) & Nforce 2.

    Although there are some little things of Vista I like, like when copying multiple files the whole thing won't stop because of an error with one file, but I don't understand why something like that isn't in XP or why they haven't' fixed the tooltip problem in XP when the problem was known well before XP's release.

  10. The MSRT is updated every month and pushed as a high-priority update, if not present on the system or is an old version it will be offered. It's the only one unlike the rest of the components where say if you remove Windows Defender you won't see signatures or other updates for Defender.

    Not sure about Windows Mail, I don't remember if Junk Mail filters showed up or not when Windows Mail was removed before SP1 or in an earlier vLite build something changed.

  11. XP also supports UPSes with USB connections, mine has a USB connection to allow XP to monitor the battery charge w/o need for extra software, and set power management to do something like hibernate or shut down when it gets low.

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