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Grabbed one of my older 900 Kb versions and that booted fine, so I presume Windows 8 needs some "free space" inside the tiny partition to be happy wimbooting.

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I am not sure if it was this one I used for the test; http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?8lxw24t00xaaef6 (960 KB) but it may look so. It was never handcrafted the way 300KB version was, so can probably be shrinked a bit more. I just don't have the time for that now, but you are free to give it a try. It's a nice exersice :)

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It works. As i see, you use volume names for advertising. 300kb one was "joakim" and this one is "tiny". I understand such behaviour but if it can stay unchanged i will be appreciate. You can embed somewhere in file as it can be seen with hex editing or any other way. Anyway i can live with it. thx.

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As i see, you use volume names for advertising. 300kb one was "joakim" and this one is "tiny".

I can understand the "advertising" :w00t: mesage possibly conveyed by "joakim", but I am completely failing :ph34r: to see the one in "tiny" :unsure:

jaclaz

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Hmm, I can't remember if I put in some messages. Either way, I'm preatty sure they won't make any difference to you when booting :) Don't worry be happy. :)

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it makes difference when using winpe. not important in a windows setup dvd

Did I miss something here? Please explain what makes a difference and how.

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Not that I see the harm with the "advertising", but I can understand Kullenen_Ask's point. Especially if this was going to be used in any setting other than occasionally at home by an individual. It would probably be nicer it the volume names were left "stock".

Cheers and Regards

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I never thought of it that way, and I understand your point. So if I were to change it, what would the preferred neutral name be? A few suggestions:

BOOTSDI

WINPE

SYSTEM

ROOT

BOOT

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Since I don't have much time these days, I'll tell you how to.

With a hex editor overwrite the string either by 00's or something else.

For the 300KB: String is found at offset 0x1f78

For the 960KB: String is found at offset 0x9578

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Nice to see that kind of stuff still being discussed!

Joakim, any idea for formatting a floppy Fat32? ;) (semi-serious)

Jaclaz, I'm working on an Ofs clone.

And, (very) nice to see you here!

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