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  1. cdob

    XP Power Options

    Without the driver the cpu runs at full speed. Power scheme cannot reduce the speed, there is no cpu power driver. I guess stock speed 3.5 Ghz, I don't know Fx cpu details, hence 3.8 Ghz is possible too. Try the driver.
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    XP Power Options

    A amd processor driver was required to change the processor speed (amdk8.sys) back then. Date: 10/02/2007 http://m.majorgeeks.com/files/details/amd_k8_processor_driver.html The old driver may work or fail at the FX cpu.
  3. No, the USB get's a drive letter at textmode normally. As far as I know, the Rufus MBR at USB does addional settings, like drive swapping. I don't remember details. Didn't get hard disk second partiton the d: drive letter at textmode? Is this with or without a migrate.inf? Does this change at installation? Which hardware do you use? There are some strange BIOS releases.
  4. @shae Try both: set a drive letter for the USB partition. And set drive letter d: for the hard disk partiitons in addition. Or boot a PE after first reboot. Import the XP registry system hive. And adjust MountedDevices, rename e: to d: Raw example, to be adjusted https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/223188/how-to-restore-the-system-boot-drive-letter-in-windows
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    In-place upgrade from XP to 8.1?

    I understand, you did save the Legacy Only setting. That's good. Did you try to boot from the pendrive? Do this. What do you get next? Does Win8.1 installation start?
  6. @Togijak Add files StartDot3.VBS, USERDATA-EAP-TLS.xml and Wired-WinPE-EAP-TLS.xml too. https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/972831/the-ieee-802-1x-authentication-protocol-is-not-supported-in-windows-pr https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/972831/the-ieee-802-1x-authentication-protocol-is-not-supported-in-windows-pr
  7. Can you check this at a machine? I get at Win 10, VMware UEFI boot: bcdedit /set {bootmgr} description "NVRAM run \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi" The VMware nvram file contains the unicode string "NVRAM run \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi". UEFI boot selection shows ths string too. Bcdedit does write to UEFI NVRAM. Can you clarify your project? A default windows installtion dosn't set the [firmware device name]. Which part sets the [firmware device name]? Or does the motherboard add the [firmware device name] on the fly?
  8. @i430VX Isn't this a Atom Z3735G bay trail hardware? The touchpad is connected to a IO controller. Do you have a OTG cable and a USB mice? Install the IO drivers first Or embedd the relating IO drivers to Windows 8/10. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/29035/Intel-Atom-Processor Processor I/O Controller Driver https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/24096/Intel-Processor-I-O-Controller-Driver-for-Windows-8-1- https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25618/Intel-Embedded-Drivers-for-Microsoft-Windows-10-IoT-Core-32-bit-and-64-bit-MR1?product=29035 Or search at big manufacturer for bay trail hardware. They may offer drivers (chipset / IO) .
  9. cdob

    Reducing power useage to minimum

    A D820 uses a 945GM chipset. https://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/latit/en/spec_latit_d820_en.pdf 26 W is average for this hardware family. Which CPU and graphic card do you use? RMClock Utility can change CPU VCore. http://cpu.rightmark.org/download.shtml However the limitations are hard wired at the CPU. A average mobil CPU runs at a lower voltage too. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Core_2_microprocessors Undervolt the CPU at low speed http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/undervolting-core-duo-core-2-duo-by-pin-mod-part-2.365230/ Do you use a NVida GPU? Undervolt the GPU http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/nvidia-inspector-download.html Given little CPU being used, no need to remove a lot of programs. The programs seems not to produce CPU load. Do you use a virus scanner? Remove this at a internal network machnie. Given a 945GM hardware area, some power reduction should be possible, but not very much (not half power consumption). I guess the challenge is with given hardware. Disable devices at device manager or remove not used hardware, e.g. Bluetooth, WLAN, Modem http://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_laptop/esuprt_latitude_laptop/latitude-d820_service%20manual_en-us.pdf
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    How to install Windows 7 from USB 3.0?

    VIA USB 3.0 driver xhcdrv.sys calls windows driver wdfldr.sys. If you use a historic VIA USB 3.0 driver , it's calling a wdfldr.sys 1.9. This wdfldr.sys is integrated in Windows 7. The xhcdrv.sys driver works. Dism includes the VIA USB 3.0 driver only, not the WdfCoInstaller. The OS default wdfldr.sys is used still. If you use a current VIA USB 3.0 driver, then xhcdrv.sys calls a newer wdfldr.sys. This is not included in Windows 7. The xhcdrv.sys driver dosn't works. The system is calling for a missing driver. It's a driver version conflict. If you install the drivers at windows, then WdfCoInstaller is installed too. There is a current wdfldr.sys installed. The xhcdrv.sys driver works. If a user use historic hardware, the historic VIA driver works. If a user use more recent hardware, the historic VIA driver dosn't support the hardware and fails.
  11. cdob

    How to install Windows 7 from USB 3.0?

    This is a historic VIA driver with WdfCoInstaller01009.dll. Yes, Windows 7 supports this WDF 1.9 version out of the box. Congratulations, the old drivers works at given hardware.
  12. cdob

    How to install Windows 7 from USB 3.0?

    VIA USB 3.0 is a WDF driver model. The culprit is the Wdf driver version. At 4.50 it was a WdfCoInstaller01011.dll. Which version uses 4.90A? Windows 7 supports WDF 1.9 out of the box. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/wdf/kmdf-version-history If you like to install from USB, there is no need to set start mode. Booting from USB is another case. What about post #7? http://reboot.pro/topic/21231-can-w7-be-booted-from-usb30-port/#entry200513 Be aware, there are CPU requirements. A Win 8.1 install ISO may be useful. There is 'dism /apply-image' and 'bcdboot' out ot the box.
  13. Good, this shows the HD Audio Bus HardwareID. The driver is installed in the meantime. How did you install the driver? What about the "PCI Simple Communication Controller" ? Run two commands (first the first line, next the second line): devcon.exe hwids * > hwids.txt notepad.exe hwids.txt This opens notepad with a HardwareID list. Search for the "PCI Simple Communication Controller". Do you read a HardwareID? Copy and paste the relating text.
  14. Devcon.exe is a command line tool. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490890.aspx Did you run cmd.exe first and change the directory?
  15. Where to find DevCon.exe https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/deploymentguys/2009/12/16/where-to-find-devcon-exe/ https://superuser.com/questions/1002950/quick-method-to-install-devcon-exe/1003435 https://web.archive.org/web/20150219111411/http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311272? https://web.archive.org/web/20150219111411/http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/1/f/11f7dd10-272d-4cd2-896f-9ce67f3e0240/devcon.exe Does Q311272 devcon.exe (the download is a archive, expand it first and use the i386\devcon.exe) devcon.exe hwids *cc_0403* list any device ?