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  1. Please read the pinned topics first - I did - and it made me wiser. When You are at it look around among the other posts 2. / SwedenXP
  2. Jono, that is truely cool But I downloaded a bootdisk, partitioned and formatted the virtual disk. I am most grateful that I have not forgotten all old DOS trix So now I am up and trying again. This time with the latest version of VMware Workstation which is a new release and it looks great and fast! / SwedenXP
  3. I believe You. But I still need both drive C and D during the installation - and drive D is not formatted yet... / SwedenXp
  4. Want to try redirecting the "Documents and Settings" folder to a virtual D: (drive). Have only one PC so I use Virtual PC or Vmware - and I have some "small" problems... In the setup of XP I have a possibility of deciding how my (virtual) harddrive should be partitioned - fine I create 2 partitions - But I can only format one - the one to install XP on. And the installation + winnt.sif and main_batch.cmd requires 2 (both C and D). So - the installation is terminated. If anyone has a creative suggestion - please do not hesitate. Thanx in advance / SwedenXP
  5. There are some programs which let You change the direction of Your Favorites. I took a regshot before and one after. Here is the comparison. Before; HKEY_USERS\XXX\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Favorites: "C:\Documents and Settings\XXX\Favoriter\" HKEY_USERS\XXX\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\Favorites: "C:\Documents and Settings\XXX\Favoriter\" After; HKEY_USERS\XXX\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Favorites: "C:\Test" HKEY_USERS\XXX\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\Favorites: "C:\Test" And it worked just fine. The question is if this works when changed with a regfile? Just a simple suggestion/question from /SwedenXP
  6. Should be a couple of more things there... Think this is the problema. Back to slipstreaming and burning again
  7. May I see Your other .cmd files 2? It might give us some ideas of what went wrong... / SwedenXP
  8. Got my first unattendent install to work A very silent install, some regtweaks, a lot of disabled services and some installed programs 2 Acrobat Reader 6.0 DirectX 9.0b Messenger 6.1 MediaPlayer 9.0 Nero And at last a nice reboot. All burnt to a CD-R. Now its time to finetune it all using RegSnap and adding the changes to my regtweaks! Have a nice night / Sweden XP
  9. Bit curious? Have You changed Your code? Find it a bit different compared to Your code in the beginning of this discussionstring. Then You used the "main_batch.cmd" and now You have it in "installs.cmd" . But since I´m new to these methods - I can only ask - and learn! / SwedenXp
  10. Looks really nice! Question; Is there a complete list of commands that is OK to use in the winnt.sif? And which command go under which heading? Curious as usual / SwedenXP
  11. Hello; I don´t want to be rude - but I found many excellent things in this forum just by looking at the old posts - especially the pinned one´s at the top I also found a great link http://www.MSFN.org/unattended/ whick answered many of my questions. So - as they say - most things are "out there" it´s just about finding them. / SwedenXp
  12. My idea was to try an easy one - the "extra" thing I was going to try was making an "silent" install of a videodriver (45.23_win2kxp_international_whql.exe). I followed the instructions from www.MSFN.org/unattended. Result - everything worked fine - except for the videodriver - afterwards I checked everything again and guess what I found? There is an inconsistency between the the different pages at this site On the Resources page, from which I copied the winnt.sif it says as follows OemPnPDriversPath="\Drivers\Catalyst3_6\2KXP_INF;Drivers\Catalyst3_6\TV_Capture\WDM_XP" That backslash does not appear on any of the other pages... Question - can this be the reason that my silent install of the videodriver didn´t work? Thanx in advance / SwedenXP ps. Virtual PC is really cool - but also really slow... any tips on how to speed it up? ppss. include my winnt.sif ;SetupMgrTag [Data] AutoPartition=0 MsDosInitiated="0" UnattendedInstall="Yes" [unattended] UnattendMode=FullUnattended OemSkipEula=Yes OemPreinstall=Yes TargetPath=\WINDOWS Repartition=No UnattendSwitch="no" WaitForReboot="No" DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore OemPnPDriversPath="\Drivers\Nvidia_45.23" [GuiUnattended] AdminPassword=* EncryptedAdminPassword=NO OEMSkipRegional=1 TimeZone=105 OemSkipWelcome=1 [userData] ProductKey=Secret FullName="Test1" OrgName="Test" ComputerName=* [Display] Xresolution=1024 YResolution=768 [TapiLocation] CountryCode=46 [RegionalSettings] LanguageGroup=13,1 [identification] JoinWorkgroup=ARBETSGRUPP [Networking] InstallDefaultComponents=Yes [Components] msmsgs=off msnexplr=off freecell=off hearts=off minesweeper=off pinball=off solitaire=off spider=off zonegames=off [shell] DefaultStartPanelOff = Yes DefaultThemesOff = Yes
  13. Found an interesting little program called RegSnap which monitors the following: - changes to the registry - win.ini - system.ini If one only wants to look at registry changes RegShot i good, simple and free. / from a sunny Sweden
  14. I totally agree with B0r3d - Diskeeper rocks! / SwedenXP
  15. Not so happy with Acrobat Reader 6.0 - It´s really heavy and it doesn´t unload from memory when I close it down. Does anyone know any good alternative program for reading pdf files. / Light keeps Your system nice and slim
  16. Can anyone recommend a tool for supervising/monitoring an installation of a program in XP? Ie which files are added, which are changed, new and changed registry entries, etc... / Thanx from a dark and windy Sweden
  17. To Doggie! No, actually they are somewhat older than that.
  18. After reading most posts on this forum I would like to ask some questions. Some may be a bit silly - but just so I have understood it all Will this upcomming security roll up of hotfixes make all the hotfixes redundant? Is there a save way to slipstream all updates in with the original XP just as I slipstream SP1 togeteher with my original XP? If I want to add programs in my unattended install - can I keep them on another partition and call upon them when I need them to install? If I do that I can always have the lastest version without a remake of the XP install CD. Thanx in Advance / SwedenXP And - please don´t laugh too much over my questions... I will improve!
  19. Nice finding You - You asked for a short intro and here it is. My two sons are probably You age... I have been taking MS products apart since 1990... And now I would like to learn how to make a good unattended install of Windows XP. Thanx in advance / SwedenXP
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