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  1. Microsoft has decided not to release Windows XP Service Pack (SP) 3 to Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center as planned on April 29. The reason? A last-minute compatibility issue with a Microsoft application — Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS).

    Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1368

    If posting links to the ServicePacks are a violation of the rules again, please moderate my post above at will... :blushing:

  2. If you use the /makelocalsource switch, add :all at the end:

    winnt32.exe /makelocalsource:all

    otherwise the cmpnents folder fails to be copied.

    These pages might lead you on the right track:



    I have not tried this myself though, so I have no further tips, sorry. :blushing:

    //EDIT: It looks like you have to use the /makelocalsource:all switch

    Note: If the makelocalsource switch is not used, the cmpnents directory will not be copied by setup and you will receive file copy errors during the setup process.
  3. If you rename the files setupx.exe and setupx.cfg, you will have an error with unnero.exe not found.

    I thibk they must be called setupx. The installation uses setupx.exe and renames/copy it to unnero.exe.

    I tried renaming the files, and got the error. Using the original filename, setupx.exe worked though.

  4. Use this to install optional windows components:

    File.Run(_SystemFolder .. "\\sysocmgr.exe", "/x /y /i:sysoc.inf", "", SW_SHOWNORMAL, false);

    And this for system compatibility:

    File.Run(\\yourpathtowinxp\\i386\\winnt32.exe", "/checkupgradeonly"", "", SW_SHOWNORMAL, false);

    Setup.exe's url to compatibility website:


    I have done exactly the same thing, but in another language :D

  5. This line works for installing WMP10 from svcpack.inf:

    "MP10Setup.exe /c:""setup_wm.exe /Q /R:N /DisallowSystemRestore"" /q:A"

    Use the whole line, including all quotes.

    you can also install netfx from svcpack.inf, but you need to unpack it following these instructions:


    It will give you a silent .net package that installs from svcpack.inf without any switches.

    At least thats what i did, and it works great. There's probably a million other ways to go about it too.. ;)

  6. Unless, of course, someone knows a way to add TweakUI to the Control Panel using the registry?

    TweakUI in the control panel:

    ;Show TweakUI at Control Panel
    "InfoTip"="Start TweakUI for advanced settings in Windows"






    @="TweakUI in the ControlPanel"

  7. never ask me for the second disk

    Are you sure you're using a media center cd-key for the install?

    Also, copying the cd2 cmpnents folder to the root of your install image installs the media center add-on right away, without asking for cd2.

    I've also put a cd2 marker file, WIN51IP2 in the root of the cd, alongside with WIN51IP, but I'm not sure if that is necessary.

    |WIN51IP2        <= cd2 marker file
    |-CMPNENTS       <= cmpnents folder
    |    |-MEDIACTR
    |    |-NETFX
    |    |-TABLETPC  <= this can be deleted
    |-i386           <= i386 folder

  8. If your using an english winxp and want want swedish keyboard layout, you should have this:









    But if you're using a swedish version, [TapiLocation] and [RegionalSettings] are not needed, it will be swedish by default.

  9. I install Internet Explorer 6  from a batch file (launched from cmdlines.txt) and IE6 is adding some stuff wich is run via RunOnceEx:

    Navigation Services
    Internet Tools
    System Services

    After thoses get executed, nothing happens. The system is working but the desktop won't show. You have to reboot and then everything is working perfectly.

    Check this thread for a possible solution on this problem:



    Oh... :blushing: You've posted in that thread.. Maybe this only works from svcpack.inf? Try executing ie6go.exe from the batchfile after the install of IE.


  10. Would it be possible to simply create one big FAT32 partition on this drive and run setup on it, thus [hopefully] avoiding the booting issue?

    It's a better solution to do as prathapml suggests:

    Create one big partition for the installed OS and data

    Create one small partition for the OS source files


    Convert to ntfs

    That way you can format/reinstall the big partition, and still have the OS's source files on the small partition for quick recovery.

    I remember doing so on a friends dads 386 without a cd-rom ages ago, and I think he still uses those install files.... :blink:

  11. If you have windows 2000 in another language than english, and want English_United_States, you should add this:









    If you have an american version of win2k, and want English_United_States regional settings, you can leave the whole [RegionalSettings] section out. It will be set by default.

    Setup restarts two times by default, once after textsetup, the blue 'dos' screens, and once after the gui setup. RunOnce is executed after first logon. Does it reboot after logon by the first user?

    Also I think you should edit out the productkey you've posted, even though it's a common one on google.

  12. I'll give a few a try:


    As it says. A silent install, probably nothing visible during install

    -p\"-s /v\"/qn\"\"

    A combination of switches to make an install 'inside of the install' silent, not really sure what they all mean. -s probably silent, /qn same as below. The \" are used to get the quotation marks right in a batch file. Outside of a batch file it would look like -p"-s /v"/qn""


    Quiet (same as silent), no user interface. Nothing visible during install.


    Short for silent

    /silent /noreboot /NO_UI

    Silent, without rebooting when install is done, No user interface (nothing visible)


    Quiet, basic user interface. The /qb switch specifies that no progress or error messages are displayed except the progress bar with a cancel button. the - at the end sets the cancel button disabled.

    /verysilent /sp-

    Not really sure what /sp- stands for. /verysilent stands for, well, VERY silent... :D probably nothing visible during install.

    /noqp /autoinstall

    No Quick Pic icon in the taskbar tray, automatic install with default values. That's WinZip's version of silent.

    Many programs use their own switches to make the install silent, or to set different values. What works with one program may not work with another.

    Try to type app.exe /? at a command prompt to get more information about which switches the app supports. It will also give you a brief explanation of the switches.

    Also the support pages of the developers homepage may be helpfull.

    I would also recommend http://www.google.com.

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