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  1. Hi leass_lp,

    It appears i've been corrected. :lol:

    This the method I use, so I know it works.

    I'm using a WinXP SP2 disk [Which was a SP0 disk but had SP2 slipstreamed years ago]

    I use this disk because I had problems with the ISO's that were slipstreamed from SP0 to SP3.

    1. Copy all the contents of the WinXP disk to C:\XPCD.

    2. Slipstream SP3 using the /integrate switch

    3. Create an ISO with CDImage GUI [For testing]

    4. Burn to disk using Nero.

    Good Luck.

  2. Hi Mrd05d,

    I'm no expert, but this is how i believe it works.

    OEMSCAN scans the BIOS looking for the manufactures strings, then compares that info to whats listed in its .ini file. If it finds a match it replaces the OEMBIOS files on the CD, with the ones in the listed folder.

    When you download it ;)

    Look at the "Oemscan.ini" it will make more sence.

    Hope this helps.

  3. Hi Guys,

    Maybe Driverpacks, Sysprep and ImageX would be the way to go with this one.

    BTS Driverpacks have the option to leave the drivers on the hard disk, so the drivers can be used with future/other hardware.

    Sysprep has a /switch which tells it to leave the Drivers alone. Hopefully that would include the BTS Driverpacks.

    Then use ImageX to capture the completed installation, and re-install it on the other machines, via WinPE.

    Like it does with Vista.

    I've used all three of these tools in the past, but never together.

    So I don't know if it will work, but it gotta be worth a try. ;)

    But, as Phoneywar has said, your still going to hit problems with activation even if this does work.

  4. Hi Mrd05d ,

    Just take it in small steps. and your disk should work out fine. ;)

    Start with making a plain SP2/3 unattended install that pre-activates.

    Then add your Hotfixes, Updates, Tweaks, Apps, or what ever. Making sure all these work.

    Once your happy with it, migrate it into your Multi-boot disk.

    As long as your using some sort of menu to select the OS you want to install, it should be the same as adding any other version of XP. B)

  5. Hi TC,

    While testing out HFSLIP v2.0 I notced something strange.

    The .CMD file I have in the HFSVCPACK folder didn't work.

    After looking into it abit more, I found that the .CMD file was on the 'Root' of the partition I was using HFSILP v2.0 on [D:\].

    It had no extension and was called 'SVCPACK'

    I'm doing another test now, to see if it happens again.


    Yep, same thing again.

    This time I had a good look at what was going on.

    It seems as though the error happens while copying the .CMD file.

    Instead of being copied the the '\Sourcess\i386\svcpack' folder it gets copied to the '\' folder and renamed SVCPACK.

    Its entry in the 'svcpack.inf' is there and it works great if I copy the .CMD to the '\Sourcess\i386\svcpack' folder by hand.

    Maybe a 'Typo' in the script :wacko:


  6. Hi TC,

    I did as you advised in the last post and it works fine. :thumbup

    After installation, I switched ON media sharing, within a few seconds it found the Xbox360 and I allowed it to share my media.

    On the Xbox360 I switched to the media blade, and as I changed source the PC showed up straight away. :thumbup

    I did notice something strange with my finished CD, but I'll post that on the HFSLIP v2.0 thread.

    Thanks TC.

  7. Hi TC,

    Heres the log from the 'XP Home' image from last week.

    This was a clean install in VPC 2007.

    After installation I switched on sharing in WMP11, and the libary sharing pop up found the Xbox360.

    I allowed it to share all my media with the Xbox360.

    But the Xbox360 didn't find the 'XP Home' PC, even after rebooting both.

    I then installed WMP11 from the same file I had in my HF folder.

    This time the Xbox360 found the 'XP Home' PC at the first attempt.

    Neither of them needed to be rebooted.

    I'll report back tomorrow after trying it again with HFSLIP 2.0


  8. Hi TC,

    I think this is the log from that build.

    I made a few images adding the updates from Windows Update as I went along.

    I made a 'XP Home' image last week, using the updated SP3 list from your site.

    I'll check if that has the same problem, tonight.

    And i'll do the 'HFSLIP 2.0.' test tomorrow for you. :)


  9. Hi TC,

    I think i've found a bug.

    After using HFSlip 1.7.7 on a XP Pro SP3 disk adding WMP11 everything works fine on the PC.

    But my Xbox360 can't find the PC on the media blade.

    Its only after re-installing WMP11 that the Xbox360 can see it.

    Not a major problem, but i thought i'd let you know. ;)

  10. @Kelsenellenelvian,

    Yeah, I saw an [un-offical] quote from MS earlier that SP3 is just for Home and Pro.

    Looks like MS could be dropping MCE and Tablet Ed. :(


    Is this problem a major one, or one that could be "worked round" by HPSlip. [Hint Hint] ;)


    Thats for looking into and confirming this problem guys.

    I thought I was going nutz for awhile. :blink:

  11. I think you misread.
    Yep, that sounds like me. :blushing:
    I still need to test MCE, but I can already tell you that HFSLIP doesn't do anything special with the slipstreaming of Service Packs. It's just a standard command, so if that action turns MCE into Pro then either there's a bug in the SP3 installer or MS are intending to release a seperate SP3 specifically for MCE.
    I've tried the last couple of Betas on MCE, everyone [appears] to update MCE fine when applied to an install.

    But they have all broken the install if slipstreamed.

    As far as i'm aware theres nothing in SP3 for MCE or Tablet Ed. subsets.

    So would they really make seperate SP3's ?

    Anyway, we'll all find out next week. :)

  12. Hi Guys,

    I read in one of the threads the Tomcat has a fix for one of the SP3 slipstream issues and is waiting till after patch Tuesday before he releases a fix. Which is is cool ;)

    I was just wondering if there would also be a fix for the problems SP3 is causing MCE when slipstreaming e.g. overwriting setup files making it install as XP Pro.

    Thanks Guys.

  13. For installing add-ins for Office 2007 do the following:

    ECHO Installing 'Microsoft Office 2007 Add-Ins'
    ECHO Please wait...
    ECHO Microsoft Office Outlook Connector
    start /wait %systemdrive%\Install\Office2007\Add-Ins\msnolcon.msi /q
    ECHO Outlook Personal Folders Backup
    start /wait %systemdrive%\Install\Office2007\Add-Ins\pfbackup.msi /q
    ECHO Office 2007 Add-in Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS
    start /wait %systemdrive%\Install\Office2007\Add-Ins\SaveAsPDFandXPS.exe /q

    PS: You have to extract 'pfbackup.exe' to get 'pfbackup.msi'.

    Sorry about this noobie question guys. :blushing:

    But is this part of a RunOnceEx .cmd or can it be used from an Office 2007 install DVD?

    Also a BIG THANK YOU to Prathapml and the other posters here.

    You helped me move from a 500mb download .exe to a Fully Unattended Office2007 SP1 install DVD

    Thanks Guys :thumbup

  14. Hi kenlau,

    I don't think this topic is dead, but theres not really anywhere else to go with it.

    64bit XP isn't really an option as so few people use it, and those with the skills to get the most out of a 64bit OS will probably be using Linux or Vista. :blink:

    But, there is a 'sister' project on the forums over at Signet Software.

    I was over there last week and think i saw something about 64bit OEMBIOS files. ;)

  15. Hi kd6aaj,

    Your setup is far more complex than mine, [which won't help when trying to find the problem]

    but i'll try and help out. ;)

    1. Are your 'OEMSCAN.*' files actually in the 'OEM' folder?

    I was putting them in my '$OEM$' folder at first. :blushing:

    2. Does your setup work on systems other than 'E-Machines' ?

    I've never managed to get the OEMSCAN.INI to work with 'TWO' cmd lines.

    Try just stopping your 'OEMCOPY.CMD' to see if it works.

    Good Luck.

  16. You should try datapipe.exe
    Hi Dexter,

    Can't find alot of info on this file, but i'll try it out anyway. ;)

    Depending on which HW u got, u should try to use VLAN tagging the packets designated for the WWW/FTP IP addresses, then place ur virtual machines running within Hyper-V on the specified VLANs.
    Hi Br4tt3,

    I've found a few articles on VLAN tagging [no idots guide unfortunatley :( ]

    Haven't seen alot about HW limits, do you have any more info on whether Dell onboard NIC's are OK.

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