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I see a lot of members having problems, as I used to have,

so i decided to make a small manual how I do it.

This is not the usual way to do it , but i am not usual, it just works fine for me

icy

PS if I make mistakes, tell me

If you can add good tips,tell me, i'll add them

MANUAL

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This manual consist of

- setting up the system to test a Nlited windows

Instead of using virtual machine software like WMWare Workstation or

Microsoft VM , i use Bootit Ng with an EMBR partition,

- Bootit Ng,

Info http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/bootit-next-generation.htm*

Manual http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/downloads/bootitng.pdf.

when an EMBR partition is installed, then You get 16 active partitions,

ideal for setting up multiple Operating Systems and testing Nlite compilations

ATTENTION, do not use other partition software than Bootit Ng to PARTITION

An EMBR partition is NOT CPMPATIBLE with other partition software

PS You can use other software as long as You DO NOT PARTITION,

ex change drive letters

format

transform fat into ntfs or vice versa

etc

- How to set up Bootit Ng on the system

see bootit.pdf, install Bootit Ng for the first time

To work easely, you should have at least a HD with a capacity of 500 GB

in order no to be limited to 4 partitions,make a small EMBR 8MB partition ,

then you get 16 partitions minus 1 for the EMBR partition

If you have already a windows installed and the EMBR partition

does not install, then you got a problem ,the only solution is to backup

your data,reformat the primary partition ,install an EMBR partition

then install an OS

- How to use the partitions

*First partition gets the EMBR and Bootit Ng software

min capacity . 8MB, not GB

*Second partition,make a 30 a 50 GB partition

SET Third & Fourth partition up now,see below

WHEN done,delete this second partition

NOW in this empty space you can put up up to 13 OS

For Windows 2000 use 2GB

For XP use 3 GB

For Vista use 6 GB

goto - How to Set up the partitions

*Third partition serves

_for the pagefile ,pagefile.sys, of all windows

the pagefile can be set as follows:

Push Winkey & M

Rightclic mouse on "My Computer" icon

Push Proporties

Push Advanced

Push Performance Settings

Push Advanced

Push Change

Select drive to put the new pagefile.sys onto

Select Custom Size

Size is a multiple of 1023, 2046,3069,4092, i use 3069

Set Initial Size = Maximum Size

Set the size of the pagefile.sys on all the other visible drives to 0

Push ok 3 times until menu is closed

_for the tempory files of all windows,

the tempory files can be set as follows:

Push Winkey & M

Rightclic mouse on "My Computer" icon

Push Proporties

Push Advanced

Push Environment Variables

Push User Variables for Administrator

Change Variable Value

Push ok

Move sidebar User Variables co that you see Temp & Tmp

Change both

Push ok untill you leave the menu

_For the Temporary Internet Files of all Windows

Push Winkey & M

Rightclic mouse on "Internet Explorer" icon

Push Proporties

Push Settings

Push Move Folder

Choose drive

Push OK

_For the Temporary Directories used by all programs of all Windows

Most of the diskfragmentation is now localised onto this disk

How To defragment it: just use Bootit Ng to format this partition at bootup,

See bootit.pdf how to

PS If the partition for some reason doesn't match the driveletter,

you can change the driveletter with diskmgmt.msc ,program located in

the system32 directory

so SET UP a 10 a 15 GB Third partition

*Forth Partition ,takes all the rest as logical to create logical drives

See bootit.pdf how to

- Make 1 logical drive +- 30GB

All windows OS, be it Windows 2000,XP,Vista,Nlited or Vlited can use

99% of the programs installed on this logical drive.

There are four possibelities

- once a program is installed,it works for all windows

- idem , but you need to insert the registerykey

or validate via internet

- you can install it onto the same directory and overwrite it each time,

for every installed OS, it will work in all window OS

- You need to install in a separatedly directory for each OS,

This happens in less than 1% of the cases

Use the free space to make more logical drives to store data onto

- How to Set up the partitions

Bootmenu

push maintenance

push partition work

put cursor onto non assigned diskspace

fill in name , Bootit ??

fill in filesystem make first an 223 Bootit EMBRM partition,

fill in capacity , min capacity 8MB is ok

fill in clustersize, auto is ok, disk gets formatted

same procedure for second, but a Fat32 or NTFS partition,capacity 30 a 50 GB

same procedure for third, but a Fat32 or NTFS partition,capacity 10 a 15 GB

same procedure for fourth, but a logical partition,capacity all the rest

put cursor onto logical partition

same procedure as above to create first logical disk

capacity 30 a 40 GB to store programs

same procedure to create more logical disks

- How to install an OS See bootit.pdf

But !!! , how I do it

Bootmenu

push maintenance

push Bootmenu

select HD0 , 0 = first entry

do not fill the other 3 enties

push fill , select a partition that is formatted

push identity fill in a name

push Boot , make same selection as push fill

push reboot

select the partition = identity to install the OS

You get an error, no boot push a key

You get an message to put a boot cd

After inserting the cd ,push a key

computer restarts

Push a key,after the message push a key to boot from Cd displays

the cd boots into the setup of windows

If your OS installs correctly then insert the Bootit Ng cd

restart to restore the Bootit Ng bootmenu

THIS IS NECESSARY as windows after each install puts his own bootmenu

When back in the Ng bootmenu

push maintenance

push Bootmenu

select HD0 , 1 = second entry

push fill , select logical

select HD0 , 2 = third entry

push fill select the partition onto wich pagefile.sys & temp f1les have to come

push reboot ,

after rebooting all the programs & data stored onto te logical drives will

be acessible

the pagefile.sys & temp f1les can be moved to, see third partition above

PS If a partition for some reason doesn't match the driveletter,

you can change the driveletter with diskmgmt.msc ,program located in

the system32 directory

If your OS does not installs correctly then insert the Bootit Ng cd

restart to restore the Bootit Ng bootmenu

restart

push maintenance

push partition work

reformat

reboot into a working OS

remake a setup disk & install again

copy an original setupdisk into a directory source_ORG

If You use Windows Media Player 11,slipstream it first,

see http://www.boooggy.org/slipstreamer/ for inf0 and downloads

make a backup of this slipstreamed source as source_ORG_WMP11

Go to the I386 directory, identify your keyboard

(rightclick, proporties and see if correct),

copy your keyboard over KBDUS.DLL, so you will avoid problems

and you can delete all keyboards, yours will stay as KBDUS.DLL

make again a backup of this slipstreamed source in order

to use it again later as source_ORG_WMP11_Keyb

Copy one of the tree as source to use by Nlite

How I use Nlite

In order to operate Microsoft .NET Framework has to be installed,i use v 2.1

Start Nlite

Step 1

select Service packs

select Hotfixes , addons & Update packs

select components

select Unattended

select Options

select Bootable

Install

Service packs

Hotfixes & Update packs

addons if You like, i never install addons as most program, once installed,

do not need to be installed, see above *Forth Partition

components

delete Keyboards , see above KBDUS.DLL

delete all but your Language, if your is English, then delete all as

English Language always stays

delete Directories , they are useless in my opinion, but you can skip those

Unattended if you select this now,no need to install it each time

PS You can copy the serian directly into the first case ,

no need to do it manually

Options idem Unattended

This is the only step You can complete more then one operation

--Bootable iso

Now make an Bootable iso,Nlite creates automaticly WinLite.iso if

you do not change the name

Burn an iso , i use a rewritable DVD and use Ultraiso to burn it

copy Presets in the Nlite directory as Presets_0x into a separate directory

copy your source direcrory as source_0x into a separate directory

0x stands for 01 in step 1, 02 in step 2 etc

Restart windows,use a newly formatted partition to install ,see above how to

if windows does not install in step1, then split the tasks out,

Up to now i never got problems to install in step 1

- install NET Framework,directX, then sounddriver

test to see if driver correctly installed ,if not restart step 0x

- install ata & RAID drivers,test idem above

- install driver to access internet,test idem above

- install driver screen adaptor,test idem above

- install software to burn Cd,

I use the standalone Cheetah DVD Burner, so no need to install

restore Bootit menu, see above

reformat the partition in order to install and test the next step

If all this is corectly then goto next step, untill the end

if not retry step with less eleminations

Step 2

From step 2 on, we eleminate component one by one as it becomes

to difficult to get a working Nlited OS

select components & Bootable

in Applications

Delete all but Charmap,it does not work when copied

wordpad and others can be copied later in the system directory

and they work when copied

Make Bootable iso, see above

Step 2 always works for me , if everything is working, goto step 3

if not

- copy Presets_01 over presets in the Nlite directory

- copy source_01 over the source direcrory

there is no need to do it all over as step 1 was ok

Step 3

select components & Bootable

in Drivers

- do not delete sound controllers,sounddrivers will not install without

- do not delete SCSI/RAID otherwise you will have to push F6 at boot

to install sata & raid drivers

XP sp2, XP sp3, all OS younger then XP have all standard Sata & Raid

drivers included, so do not delete them in order to install your

specific drivers

If Gurgelmeyers unoficial SP5 is installed in Windows2000, then Sata & Raid

are also included

--delete as you wish,from now on it becomes a lot more difficult to get

an Nlited OS working

Make Bootable iso, see above --Bootable iso

if everything is working, goto next step

if not

- copy Presets_0(x-1) over presets in the Nlite directory

- copy source_0(x-1) over the source direcrory

there is no need to do it all over as step 0(x-1) was ok

Restart step

Step 4

select components & Bootable

in Hardware support do not delete

- Your CPU

- Floppy Support if you need this

- Logical Disk Manager = diskmgmt.msc , to change the driveletter

- Multiprocessor support if you have one

- Ports (COM & LTP) if you need serial or parallel ports

- Printer Support

next see above --delete as you wish

Step 5

select components & Bootable

in Multimedia do not delete if you want a minimum of multimedia

- Acm Core Codecs

- ActveX for streaming video

- DirectX , to install Direct X 9 for the sound card

- Intel Indeo codecs

- Windows Media Player

- Windows Media Player 6.4

next see above --delete as you wish

Step 6

select components & Bootable

in Network do not delete

- Internet Explorer if you need IE to surf

- TC/IP version 6 (Future TC/IP)

next see above --delete as you wish

Step 7

select components & Bootable

in Operating System do not delete if needed

- 16 Bit Support

- Command Line Tools

- File System Filter Manager

- Format Drive Support ?

- Help Engine needed for a lot of programs

- Internet Explorer Core if you need IE to surf

- Mdac , delete after services in step 8

- Visual basic 5 Runtime for Visual basic programs

- Visual basic 6 Runtime for Visual basic programs

- Visual basic Scripting Support for Windows

next see above --delete as you wish

Step 8 Operating System & Services

select components & Bootable

in Services I keep

- Beep Driver

- Protected Storage

I think all can be deleted in Services

in Operating System delete now Mdac if you do not need it

next see above --delete as you wish

Step 9 Tweaks

select tweaks & Bootable

make the tweaks

make a Bootable iso & install

fill in logical partition ,see *Forth Partition

fill in partion to store pagefile.sys & temp files,see *Third partition

make an image of the installed windows without drivers,

see How to make a compressed partition image in bootitng.pdf.

Give a name of 6 letters + 2 numbers as bootit works in a dos

environment, start with numer 00 and add 1 for each following

image of the same partition ,i store them onto a logical disk

Install all the drivers , make an image and store it

See which programs are working without installation,see *Forth Partition

Install what not works

Move all tempory files of programs, see *Third partition

Make an image and store it

Tips

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To put new drivers, restore image XX00.IMG ,

install drivers & software see above step 9

To install updates of software restore XX01.IMG the second image

install software see above step 9

to install new software restore the last image,in order

to get a clean windows back,install the soft,make an image

When Windows is corrupted or fragmented,restore the last image,

in order to get a clean windows back

From time to time format at bootup (Bootit Ng) the partition onto wich

pagefile.sys & temp files are stored as this partition will always be

the most fragmented, windows will restore pagefile.sys & temp files

without furter intervention.

Data disk or program disk can be defragmented

or backup all files & directories , format the disk and

restore all files & directories

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