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VonBiggenBurgh

Trying to make new Installation Cd using Nlite

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Hi all i,m Fernando and i just registerd because i want to try and make an new " slipstreamed " Installation Windows Xp Pro ( 32 bit ) Install Disk using the Nlite Software , because my old one doesn,t has an single update nor an Service Pack on it , but i must be honest my tech savy with Computers is medium to bad and so i deceided to register and ask for some help or good suggestions to start of with.

i think i got the basics of using Nlite i read the guides posted , there very clear and informative , well done Authors :rolleyes: , but i,ve also read on different topics posted that numerous problems may occur when trying to make an Instal Disk using Nlite, so i,m trying to make this as fault proof as possible before i attempt making an new Disk so i might ask anlot of questions.

Okay what i like to make is an fully upgraded Windows Xp instalation DVD with ALL possible updates and service Packs & my Hardware Drivers , i,ve read Fernando1 ,s ( another fernando:sneaky: ) Stickie on integrating the Intel Drivers and i think i.l manage doin that , ( atleast i hope :D ).

Okay this is what i believe how i should go about it using Nlite:

1:Copy all original Windows Files from disk to HD

2: perhaps make an back up of them in case something goes wrong

3:fire up Nlite let it read the install maps

4: pick tasks

5:Download service packs & integrate them

6:Download Hotfixes/additional updates and integrate them aswell

7:Integrate Hardware drivers

8:disable any unwanted Components & configure the instal options

9:Burn it on DVD

10 i,d like to test the new Instal DVD using the Virtual software mentioned in the Nlite FAQ , no cleu how that procces will work but it seems like an good idea:thumbup

hope i got it all right , i think so , if not please correct me , i think i,l manage doin most of these steps but i,ve no cleu wich updates and service packs should i add ?

is for example only Service pack 3 & all updates after that good enough for an good up to date instalation DVD, or should i also add Service pack 2 & additional updates ?

i know this requires at least some basic windows knowledge , wich i don,t have much ^^ so therefore i ask , also i like to make , maybe when i know how to use this an more " tailored version " removing & not adding some components of Windows because i read anlot that this improves performance , but that will be another Project maybe later on first i,l try and make a good usuable Instal Disk with all updates & Hardware Drivers

Also my Windows installation CD doesn,t come with an Licence Key i used an WGA Crack to make it work in Windows itself , so i wonder how i should go about this , i don,t want to use such cracks again i worry they contain nastiness ( virusses ) so i want an official thing so i,m gonna buy an key i think and use that , can i use that new key in Nlite aswell ?

okay let,s start of with these Questions i would be very gratefull for any suggestions , good ideas for starting of with

Thx anlot in advance ,

Fernando

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I am trying to make a disc as well from a slip streamed XP Home, it has taken me 46 attempts so far and still bits are missing like the recycle bin. I thought it would be a doddle but its not. So looking forward to some suggestions from others...

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Also my Windows installation CD doesn,t come with an Licence Key i used an WGA Crack to make it work in Windows itself , so i wonder how i should go about this , i don,t want to use such cracks again i worry they contain nastiness ( virusses ) so i want an official thing so i,m gonna buy an key i think and use that , can i use that new key in Nlite aswell ?

VonBiggenBurgh, these types of things cannot be discussed here. Please see the Forum rules at the top right. So, you definitely need to buy a key. I would suggest you buy a current XP OEM version. OEM versions can be installed on only one computer. If you want to move your installation over time to multiple PCs, then you will need a Retail copy. Bought Windows will probably have a CD and with the key. The last time I looked, newegg.com still had copies. Without a valid copy of Windows and a legal key we cannot help you here. If you buy the latest, then you will have SP3, but if you start with an earlier copy, you will need to integrate only SP3, no matter what level the CD is. I suggest you look into Update Packs. They contain all the updates from SP3 and can be placed into the nLite Hot Fix section. Please see the RaynVM forums. Don't know what language you want to install, so consider that. I do highly recommend a virtual system for testing. VirtualPC, VirtualBox and VMware Player are all free. Until you install on HW, you will not need to burn a CD/DVD, simply make an ISO and install it into your VM. VMs will not test your drivers, but do a great job otherwise. Enjoy, John.

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I am trying to make a disc as well from a slip streamed XP Home, it has taken me 46 attempts so far and still bits are missing like the recycle bin. I thought it would be a doddle but its not. So looking forward to some suggestions from others...

Sousemouse, you have opened your own thread. This is unnecessary. Please do not double post and stick with your thread. John.

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Thks for the quik replies already , 46 attempts Sousemouse ? ... ..dam , i knew it was an good idea to ask around first before goin about it first:lol:, i imagine i,l beat your 46 attempts with maybe an 146 attempts :D , so what kind of problems you ran into when trying to make 1 then ?

Thks Johnc also for the quik reply , okay so it seems it,s an good idea to test it with an Virtual system, i will do that , and only SP3 is enough for the new Instal Disk you say ?

Does SP3 contain all updates prior too SP3 , like SP2 and 1 ? , i guess it does but i,m not sure .

Ah yes sry bout mentioning that about the crack thing , i,m planning to buy an key or an new OEM version of Windows Xp , so if i have a new Key can i simply implement it in the Nlite instal disk? ... i think it does but again i,m not sure

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Thks Johnc also for the quik reply , okay so it seems it,s an good idea to test it with an Virtual system, i will do that , and only SP3 is enough for the new Instal Disk you say ?

Does SP3 contain all updates prior too SP3 , like SP2 and 1 ? , i guess it does but i,m not sure .

VonBiggenBurgh, yes SP3 has all prior fixes and it is the only one needed. I doubt Sousemouse really took 46 attempts. Using a VM, always starting with a fresh copy of your CD files/folders and running nLite only one time you should have a running system quickly. Enjoy, John.

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if i have a new Key can i simply implement it in the Nlite instal disk? ... i think it does but again i,m not sure

Yes, and the best way is by making a new nLite CD. You can use your Last Session.ini to load the settings you tried before.

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Okay Thx again for the quik replies Johnc & Brat , great so basicly the only thing i have to do is add SP3 ( and perhaps additional updates that come after it ) and set the new key aswell in the program and it should work .

When i buy an new Vallidation Key i,l give it a try :rolleyes:

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Okay Thx again for the quik replies Johnc & Brat , great so basicly the only thing i have to do is add SP3 ( and perhaps additional updates that come after it ) and set the new key aswell in the program and it should work .

When i buy an new Vallidation Key i,l give it a try :rolleyes:

VonBiggenBurgh, you need to buy a CD/key combo or a key that goes with your existing CD. A Retail key will not work on an OEM CD, vice versa and etc. Enjoy, John.

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