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Posts posted by Ponch

  1. Ok :), I will gladly re-phrase that into "too subtle for both myself and submix8c, i.e. those that represent the 100% of people taking the time to actually attempt answering the question you didn't ask or that you asked and answered yourself".

    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 :yes: , 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. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Thanks, many of my references have said that the graphics driver is the number one suspect in this sort of problem.

    I don't see why installing an earlier version would fix it though, surely a later version is more likely to support the power saving modes than an earlier one?

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. ZortMcGort11's comment makes little sense because it is outside the initial statement,

    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. :D  I'll move on.

  9. No. I haven't noticed that they are slower... just stupider. If they made them less stupid, they might appear faster.

    I mean, a JPEG is gonna load faster on a newer version of Windows, simply because the OS requires more processing power and RAM. The unfortunate thing is that the newer versions of Windows lack the grace, elegance, and simplicity (and therefore speed) of the Windows ME and Windows 2000 interfaces. XP was the beginning of the stupidness.

    Just my two cents. Naysayers can waste their time calling me a blankety blank. Will not listen because I don't care.

    Does this make sense to the majority of the readers of this thread? The affirmation and/or its explanation?

  10. 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.

  11. 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...

  12. 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.

  13. FYI - your terminology is incorrect.


    WSUS Offline doesn't "create an account". [....] I can't offhand remember how it "works".

    Hummm... Why do you correct the OP several times if you can't remember how it works? :unsure:

    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.

  14. 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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