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  1. I have a dvd of vista ultimate in english and I wnat to install a langauge pack in spanish, that's because I want to have the user interface in spanish

    the problem is that I don't know where to download the langage pack, the dvd already has service pack 1

    can somebody give me a link?


    search "vista language pack" at microsoft.com


    and if update fails, install this patch


  2. The label name that you put in the upper left box ends up as the CD label (this info is stored inside the ISO image).

    The file name of the ISO has nothing to do with that; nLite could change the default file name to the name in the box but, apparently Nuhi did not choose to or had other priorities :P .

    After creating the ISO file you can change the file name but changing the CD label in the ISO is not so easy.

    I'm ok with this. It's just that the label and the filename of the Iso use the same default "WinLite" name.

    This can is confusing and can mislead one that both are related based on their naming. :sneaky:

  3. Likewise there is, in the meantime, a slew of SP3 fixes reported here.

    -Those are not the regular security updates and apply for special cases. I am not sure what to do about that.

    Thanks for the info; however, about three of the KB's can't be downloaded but only by emailing MSoft for them.

  4. thx for reportin dutchman

    we will investigate and see whats up.

    Your WMP11 slipstream website lists the hotifx KB941569 which comes as part of a

    hotfix. Although the link below says it's for SP3 too, the actual download page for this

    KB# only shows it as SP2 for OS' it applies to; moreover, the date on the download page

    shows a date of 12/10/2007. Am I safe to assume that it was included in SP3 now since this

    fix was in FY' 2007? Thus, is this hotfix obsolete now for WMP11 due to SP3 coming out which

    means this KB # would need to be removed from your website?


    Also the verions of the wmp11 slipstreamer shows v1.3.2.0. But if I select the slipstreamer link below

    it, the file name contains 1.3i. and not the version number mentioned. Am I selecting the right file for

    wmp11 slipstreaming or should the filename be corrected to the correct version?


  5. Besides the Deploy, Support and RDP client, you'll need to update the Web-based RDP Client too for the built-in IIS


    Moreover, I don't think SP3 included the updated MUI for SP3 KB942766-v6-x86 that is used only for

    Win XP Pro and not the home version since home can't do MUI's.

    I've integrated both the SP3 MUI hotfix and the KB936929 SP3 Debug version into a Win XP Pro SP2 that was

    slipped by Nlite without problems.

    I was wondering about the "cmpnents" subdirectory leftover when I used Nlite v1.4.7final too! This may be

    a leftover from Nlite after it extracts SP3 temporarily, but it forgets to remove this temporary directory. The "TABLET" directory

    is used if one has a Win XP Tablet version of XP that is being slipped and after slipping I think the whole "cmpnent" directory

    needs to be removed.

  6. Please explain!

    So you don't have a BIOS that can boot USB sticks? This is correct! The BIOS is to old to recognize any USB

    Device as a boot device. This includes USB HDD drives too. Nor am I able to find an MSDOS USB driver to use

    with a USB (stick, HDD or CD/DVD) drive so that once I boot from a floppy disk containing MSDOS and using the USB

    driver, I'll be able to install any of the Win OS' that this thread allows one to install

    You want to load DOS from a USB stick? Since all Windows OS' were being put on a USB type device, all I was

    stating was, why not MSDOS/DOS too to make the multiple OS install complete with MSOFT OS' to install.

    If you can express your problems in a clearer way it would be easier for us to help you.

    And as jaclaz mentioned, this post is about installing multiple OS from USB - if your issue does not fit in this topic perhaps it's best to start a new post.

    As far as my comment about the memory limit of MSDOS, I was joking around about the compresssion comment, since MSDOS doesn't recognize large HDD drives of multiple GIGA Bytes as far as I know. Thus with MSDOS being 16 bit addressing, I can't get past the 1 meg limit needed to address (acccess) large disk drives. Note: I know that Windows 95/98 have MSDOS which is 32 bit which allows larger disk drives, but

    my comment was about MSDOS/DOS and not Win 95/98. Maybe you want to include Win95/Win98 on your

    list of OS' to install from the USB HDD too.


  7. Now if I only had Multiple MSDOS/DOS on this USB drive and a BIOS that knew how to boot a USB drive or stick to load

    any of these OS' !!!!!!!! Hmmmm! I guess I'm stuck imaging the USB drives with the multiple OS'

    and writing them to a DVD so the BIOS can at least boot the CD/DVD!!!!! :whistle:

    I haven't found an MSDOS USB Driver to recognize any USB stick or drive yet. And even if I did,

    then the MSDOS would probably restrict it to only 640K or 1 meg due to the MSDOS OS limitation. :wacko:

    Here's a question as food for thought. Can I compress/squeeze all of these OS' loaded onto a USB drive/stick

    down to below the 1 meg memory limit for MSDOS? I know the answer is no. Thus, I'm probably stuck splitting

    the OS disk image into 1.44 floppy disk images and writing them to floppies then.... Please insert disk 1 ..

    disk 2.....disk 1E12 into drive A: :rolleyes:

  8. Well, I wasn't sure where to post this trivia info for those wondering what the various windows

    OS' have in terms of DST limitations imposed by microsoft. Thus, I posted it here, since Vista is

    the most recent OS although it contains info for other OS'. So if one wanted to modify the TimeZone

    DBMS based on the unix tzone and tz dbms going back to no earlier than 1970, then one will

    have problems. See,


    Microsoft Windows
    The procedure for adjusting and patching the DST configuration of Microsoft Windows varies with release.[79] Windows Vista supports at most two start and end rules per time zone setting. In a Canadian location observing DST, a single Vista setting supports both 1987–2006 and post-2006 time stamps, but mishandles some older time stamps. Older Microsoft Windows systems usually store only a single start and end rule for each zone, so that the same Canadian setting reliably supports only post-2006 time stamps.[80]
    These limitations have caused problems. For example, before 2005, DST in Israel varied each year and was skipped some years. Windows 95 used rules correct for 1995 only, causing problems in later years. In Windows 98 Microsoft gave up and marked Israel as not having DST, causing Israeli users to shift their computer clocks manually twice a year. The 2005 Israeli Daylight Saving Law established predictable rules but Windows zone files cannot represent the rules' dates in a year-independent way. Partial workarounds include manually switching zone files every year[81] and a Microsoft tool that switches zones automatically.[82]

    Per [81] This link will take you to a page whereby a consulting ageny wrote zone files to correct the israeli DST

    issues from 2005 on win 2k, xp. They dont work on w98/ME. See http://lingnu.com/support.html#timezone

    Here's answers.com listing of Tzones by name based on the Unix version maintained by nih.gov.



    I wonder why they don't list them as "continent/country/capital_city" since it would be easier than leaving

    the country off the list and just listing the countries capital? :blink:

    Note: some country names are run by different international countries which split the country up (i.e. Virgin Islands),

    and some countries may have a small region or a city in one timezone with the rest of the region/city

    in another one. see http://www.timegenie.com/time

  9. I have Belkin Easy File transfer cable, but it doesn't work with Win 2K.

    Is there a free equivalent to laplink or pcanywhere that works with a usb-to-usb file

    tranfser cable from belkin, laplink or any other usb cable vendor out there?

    I'd like to xfer any file between a win 2k,xp,vista machine using the usb 2.0/1.1 ports only,

    but there may not be a usb driver or the application software may not be compatible.

  10. Would it be a problem to slipstream this Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers using Nlite 1.46 (SP3 compatible) instead of the SP3 downloaded thru Windows Update?

    Yes ,i done it a few weeks ago.

    as for the difference in the above 2 links for the sp3 ,the difference is told in the brief description of both downloads .

    They also say in the Debug SP3 version Overview section that if you want Full symbol support then get the

    MSDN one (but can only get it if one is a subscriber). :angry:

    Here's the link for Win SP3 MUI update too. Hmmm, they say it works win Win XP Home. I thought MUIs only

    worked with XP Pro. I wonder if they are giving XP Home MUI capabilities as of SP3?


    I couldn't find anything on MSDN about it. However, I'm not an MSDN subscriber though, so all I can do

    is poke outside of MSDN. Here's what I found by doing MSoft site search for "windows xp sp3 symbol"


    Here's a link to MSoft symbol server tools.


    and at the bottom of the page to get symbol packages vs. their symbol server.


    And again at the bottom of this page is a link to XP. They have about 4 huge files depending upon

    which SP3 version you want. Retail, debug and the reduced versions of each in all languages.

    This can be 200+ meg download.

    And Lastly a link to the windows debugging tools x32 and x64. Now with the tools and symbols

    we can all debug windows XP SP3 errors for MSOFT. :)


  11. What is strange is that even though this Roxio/AVG problem has been going on for years neither AVG has any mention of Roxio in their support data and Roxio doesn't have any mention of AVG in their support files.

    I sent a e-mail to AVG asking why their isn't any mention of the Roxio conflict. So far I have not received a reply. For over a month now I have been sitting on AVG Antivirus 2008 paid for software that I am afraid to install.

    Does anyone have any insight as to why Roxio and AVG refuse to recognize that there is a problem?

    I searched the registry for roxio leftovers that MSoft may have not removed when the released Win 2K or any of the service packs. I didn't find anything that stood out.

    When I researched the cd device driver on the system, I came across MSofts CD player software that comes with Win 2K. If I remember the device properties on the file indicated roxio. Thus, I also believe in the early days MSoft licensed alot of software (including software/hardware drivers) for use with their products. They may have even paid a 3rd party to develop it for them. That third party software developer may have been Roxio. Thus, MSofts generic CD player software was written by or contains Roxio's old drivers.

    When one installs AVG 7.5 or 8.0 it detects this old software driver even though one hasn't installed any product from Roxio - it detects the one MSoft licensed in their CD player software.

    The bottom line is, I took a chance and ignored the error message and installed AVG software. So far I haven't had a problem.

    If you aren't sure, I would say if you have system restore turned on in XP, or if you made a drive image of the disk for XP or WIN 2K, then if the software screws up, you could always go back to the old version by doing a disk or image restore for the disk.

  12. TZ Registry Errors in KB914387

    Hmmm, I thought MSoft would use their TZedit program, dump, and cut n paste

    the contents to KB914387 webpage instead of hand jamming.

    Anyways, MSoft on June 2 updated the various registry entries in KB914387 for

    numerous errors that I was just about to send. They included "xml" tags in the

    registry data, TZI fields for Morroco, pakistan that didn't have commas "," between

    the data entries. They also put the countries in alphabetic order although I don't think

    this matters. Here are some more bugs that I've noticed.

    The following is a summary of the kinds of bugs in the TZ registry. Although only

    one kind of bug type is shown, there are multiple entries for countries that also

    have them too.

    a). The order of the registry entry is wrong and the data field entry is missing i.e. MONTEVIDEO


    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Time Zones\Montevideo Standard Time]



    "Std"="Montevideo Standard Time"

    "Dlt"="Montevideo Daylight Time"

    "Display"="(GMT-03:00) Montevideo"



    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Time Zones\Montevideo Standard Time]

    "Display"="(GMT-03:00) Montevideo"

    "Std"="Montevideo Standard Time"

    "Dlt"="Montevideo Daylight Time"




    MISSING FIELDS and a field that is sometimes reversed too.

    "MapID"="......" MISSING

    Dlt and Std field for some countries are Reversed. I'd think Std should always come before Dst.

    b ). The newest fix is for Morroco (Pakistan too) which had commas missing, but it still wrong since it missing

    the field "Index" and "MapID". Note: that Dlt and Std are reversed as mentioned above.

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Time Zones\Morocco Standard Time]

    "Display"="(GMT) Casablanca"

    "Dlt"="Morocco Daylight Time"

    "Std"="Morocco Standard Time"



  13. Here's Microsoft Support Response for those waiting.


    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Customer Service.

    I appreciate your patience in awaiting a reply from our side regarding your issue.

    Please note that there will be no changes in the title for the following reasons:

    The manual DST kb article (914387) is updated for DST changes which occur with a short lead time that Microsoft will not be providing hotfix packages for the immediate change (as is the case for Morocco, Pakistan, etc).

    There will be another cumulative DST GDR package (July to DLC and Aug to WU) released which will contain the new changes for this year (Morocco, Pakistan, Chile, etc) which will be called the July 2008 cumulative DST update.

    The only reason you are seeing an update to 942763 is because the XP package was re-released for only those users who have installed XP SP3 and had not been DST patched previously.

    You will either need to make manual changes to your machines for the new time zone changes, else wait until we release the new DST cumulative package for 2008.

  14. Here's my question/request for NLITE so that it can do all the work.

    I'd like to make a permanent change to my WIN 2K PRO SP4 install disk for current

    Daylight Savings Time updates as of May 21,2008 per KB914387 which lists the registry

    settings. Since the setup hive doesn't contain any registry entries for DST, I found out

    that the DST registry entries are in the following two files: HIVESFT.INF and WIN95UPG.INF.

    Because the DST isn't available for Win 2K OS' unless under an extended support contract ($5K)

    and because the DST seems to be changing every 2 months for the last year, I'd like to have

    NLITE do all the work. That is I'd go to the KB914387 webpage and copy the registry settings

    there whether I've integrated them before or not using NLITE into the HIVESFT.INF and WIN95UPG.INF

    files. The registry settings would be put in either a KB914387.txt or .reg file. I wouldn't delete

    registry settings from the INF file to eliminate duplication due to me integrating some of them from a

    previous month when using this .txt or .reg file. I'd select the KB914387.txt or .reg file for NLITE to

    integrate and it would eliminate or overwrite the duplicate registry entries in the HIVESFT.INF and

    WIN95UPG.INF for me and add/delete other registry settings as needed, thus eliminating alot of possible

    hand jaming errors doing it by hand.

    NOTE: The KB914387 also shows in the beginning of the article how to delete whole keys and their subkeys

    with one line. Perhaps this can be used as needed in the INF files.

  15. I'd like to make a permanent change to my WIN 2K PRO SP4 install disk for current

    Daylight Savings Time updates as of May 21,2008 per KB914387 which lists the registry

    settings. Since the setup hive doesn't contain any registry entries for DST, I found out

    that the DST registry entries are in the following two files: HIVESFT.INF and WIN95UPG.INF.

    Will I be able to upgrade these two files with the latest DST changes without breaking the

    OS installation due to catalog MD5 checks etc complaining that the numbers don't match?

    I'm not sure if these two INF files require catalog files during installation or not.

    Can Nlite take a file named as the KB914837 update fix that I made up which contains these

    registry changes and integrate them into the OS install disk? This may save editing the INF files

    by hand.

    As a last resort, I could do it the registry tweak way.

  16. I was in the process of manually fixing the registry for my WIN 2K Pro SP4 using article KB914387 which states in the

    technical reference section at the end of the webpage that MSoft updated the webpage on May 21,2008 to correct

    Morroco, Pakistan and Iran entries for DST. The webpage also shows these registry changes.

    However, KB942763 was the December DST changes for WIN XP. MSoft hasn't updated the technical reference

    section or the registry changes as shown on this web page to account for Morroco, Pakistan and Iran. This

    webpage hasn't been modified since March 2008. Moreover, the actual WinXP-KB942763-x86-enu.exe update file

    for download hasn't been revised/corrected since April 2008.

    Since Win XP SP3 came out during the first week of May, will SP3 get this DST fix included or is it to late to

    correct this? Can someone verify that these three countries have been accounted for in the current SP3 update?

    It sure would be nice to fix this before the final SP3 release so my first patch for another computer running

    XP Pro wont have to be this small DST update patch. :whistle:

    I came across this discrepancy since I was dumping my Win 2K Time Zone registry entries and diff'ng them

    with the Win XP Pro dumps of the Time Zone entries to see if they are different. This allows me to do a

    sanity check to see if just dumping the registry entries for XP Time Zone can then be used to load into the

    Win 2K Pro registry saving me the hassle of locating and creating the file needed to update the registry for DST

    on a Win 2K Pro machine. :blink:

  17. maybe it could be better to let user data on C:\Document and Setting and mount the 2nd HD in this directory (NTFS required)

    I was thinking the same thing about mounting the partition to this directory path, but this means a whole

    disk partition being allocated to one directory path. Although I assume one can have multiple directory

    mount points to the same hard drive.

    Another possibility is to leave the directory path where it is and use a directory-to-directory link path.

    This is similar to the shortcut or symbolic links to the other drive or partition directory location.

    I.E. "C:\Document and Setting" links to "D:\Document and Setting".

    The problem with the above method is that as drives get added and removed the drive letter assignments

    will change and may break the linking since these are absolute/explicit driver letter assignments. Perhaps

    there is a "relative" pathnames, using an environment variable in the pathname specification

    i.e. %drive%\Document and Setting" which will be updated somehow during booting to be updated before

    it is used. Dynamic drive letter assignments.

    I wonder if the above will work?

  18. Why was the IOBIT thread moved to sw hangout forum?

    The reason I posted here in win 2k is because:

    a). Win 2K has a very poor defragging program due to no scheduling capability

    which IOBIT has.

    b ). IOBIT can defrag on-the-fly/on-demand. DIRMS uses another method.

    Thus, if a new person is looking for defrag solutions to Win 2K (like me at one time),

    one would come to this forum to search and look for solutions as a result of a lack of

    functionality with Win 2K which one expects (because XP has it).

    I could see if it was a user software application and it wasn't geared to a Win 2K

    solution that it would be moved, but in this case it was an OS utility replacement for

    WIn 2k.

  19. I came across this free disk defragger that works on Win 2K and XP.

    It's nice for WIN 2K since Win2K doesn't allow one to run defrag under the

    OS scheduler unless one gets jkdefrag.

    The program is free IOBIT Defragger at iobit.com

    It allows one to do a defrag using it's scheduler or to do auto defrag in the

    background and only do this based on a CPU % threshold value not being

    exceeded. I have it running on Win 2K and XP and it constantly monitors

    the system to see when it can do a disk defrag and keep the disk constantly

    defragged. I presume it's running some sort of kernel memory module

    vs. a windows service like www.dirms.com does.

    Try it out and see what you think.... :thumbup

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