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Everything posted by Ponch

  1. It seems like 100% got an answer right (and so "guessed" one of the questions correctly) and that 50% also got the he fact that the discussion was shifted to an other sub-forum. I'll have this closed so I have the last word (I now you hate it). An other option is to waste both your time and mine.
  2. If you read the 1st post, I give the answer to the "title question", then ask a second question. That's the one I want an answer to. Then I say I'll ask that in an other sub-forum. It's not very subtle.
  3. I understand and fully agree you won't spend time on it , I'm still confused since vLite is sort of "retired" (by yourself) that there is no clear statement whether NTLite does or does not (beside the fact there is no support) work on a Vista DVD (be it from a Win7 OS).
  4. The question was "try NTLite anyway?". The question mark should have been a hint.
  5. Now that the Download link in the vLite forum leads to NTLite and that NTLite says Vista is not supported (but might work), iis there any official position on this? Shall I just try or are there known problems? Or is the suppression of the vLite download a mistake (nobody seems to have noticed over there)? Thanks.
  6. Wow... I guess vLite fans are as dead as Vista. I'll ask this in the NTLite forum.
  7. Some drives have a jumper that allows a 8GB limitation, have you triple checked that? (I see everybody jumping on the 4Gig barrier but if 4Gig is half the drive... the drive is well seen as 8Gig). You could try to make one partition and see if it formats as 8Gig so you'd see if it is a software problem. I also remember an update for Win9x's "fdisk" from MS but I can't remember what version it was for nor what the problem was. Cheers.
  8. Hey Nuhi, The vLite download is redirected to NTLite but NTLite warns you that Vista is not supported. So what to do? Try NTLite anyway?
  9. I see. Then, as you say there is no later version (I'll have to believe you on that because I don't know the video card(s) nor the driver(s) version(s)), I suggest you do nothing and see if it fixes your problem.
  10. You could try downgrading the video driver if applicable.
  11. Was there any reason you wanted to do that? Any symptoms that made you think "hum... I probably need to slipstream SATA drivers". If those symptoms are gone, you probably did it right. I guess you got a blue screen during XP install or your hard disk was not appearing in the list for Windows to install on a partition. Or maybe some other HDD(s) on an additional controller was not appearing after XP was installed. I guess this was the symptom. Again, if the symptom is gone with your new CD or ISO or however you start your install, you probably did it right. I can't guaranty because I don't know what your problem was, what SATA controller you have, what SATA drivers you integrated, how you integrated them or how far you completed the operation. Any reason you "think you did it right finally"? Is it a feeling? Is it any better than the last time(s) ? In what way... we don't have a clue. You probably do. We can't wait to know.
  12. I have the guts but I try to be adult and forum rules say no . My dilemma was (I'll stop here, really, this is OT, I think this will be clear enough); you can't "naysay" something that doesn't make sense.
  13. As well, but aside of that, semantically, it makes no sense at all! There is no word about "hardware". We all understand what he says only because we make a connection with obvious things that have been said so many times before (again here by bphlpt and you), but read it with the eyes of a child and it makes no sense at all. I just wanted to point that because of the "don't waste my time" bit. I'm wasting our time as much as he was. I'm not even sure I'm doing it in a funnier way. I'll move on.
  14. Does this make sense to the majority of the readers of this thread? The affirmation and/or its explanation?
  15. One is enough. It's just a "backup" way to start your recovery procedure in case you (also) lost the ability to start the computer (and thus the program) the "normal" way.
  16. I knew it all the time. I even believed I'd done it a few times. It's a conspiracy. Bloody liars.
  17. Either he was lying or you did it wrong. I can't tell.
  18. I'm glad you got the answers you wanted. I'm also glad you got my point and also that you got other machines.
  19. You don't expect to be taken seriously with that, do you?
  20. Honestly, your system is from the last century and I can understand if you want to upgrade it as an enthusiast, but to the question "is it worth it?", clearly no. I'd save a few dollars more to grab a much more powerful system that would bring you at least 300% further, even with the same software compatibilities. Any dollar you put in that old computer in order to make it better is wasted. No offense.
  21. Doing it on the Exchange server instead of your Outlook client is the 1st idea that comes to mind.
  22. As well as this going completely off topic, I guess the author of WSUS Offline has concentrated his time on the ISO creation and other updates (Office and others) while -X- has taken his time to optimize the downloads/update process on XP post SP3 only. One does more, the other goes way faster. As long as they both work...
  23. Ponch

    bit rusted

    AFAIK, only the integration of SP3 (which most people do) leads to the "invalid key" problem. For the rest, I can't remember reading about anything else not working because of nLite ran in Vista/Win7. So if your original XP is already SP3...there is no need for all that mumbo jumbo. Also note that unexpectedly, nLite was updated about one and half year ago, and that makes direct IE and/or Adobe Flash integration possible.
  24. Hummm... Why do you correct the OP several times if you can't remember how it works? WSUS Offline does create a temporary account which allows (optionally, it is) to complete the updates after needed reboot(s). It has nothing to do with XP-Mode nor with RDP nor with the Win7 host. You can search for "temporary user" on this page.
  25. If you want help, you will need to provide more accurate info about the new motherboard. (Asus is just a brand). Also you say you boot Kubuntu, are you booting XP directly from the "added" HDD (as single or 1st HDD) and not from a multiboot from an other HDD? Also SATA being introduced after 2002, I guess a 250GB SATA drive on a P2 motherboard was hooked on an an added controller (if P2-350 really is your former processor).

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