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@ZuluDC, OO YEAH...finally good news, now just to fix home edition problem and i'm on the road again.

this is really great news,so now nlite can work with every version :)

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beta 8.4 is out.

- fixed manual installation (temporary fix by Markymoo)

- fixed missing txtsetup entry for help and tour (home edition bug and maybe some others)

- moved Distributed Transaction Coordinator to Experimental

edit: o yes, and big thanx to Markymoo for his manual install help

If you are building AIO cd then after gosh slim you got session_3 error see below.

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Temporary Working Solution to put nLite on Multi-Boot AIO.

Do not remove winnt32.exe support in the components list in nLite or you will come stuck.

Move your reduced nLite xp folder into your AIO folder.

Using the gosh method slimming down technique(will not make xp any smaller but have to do to make the boot folder).

Run "winnt32 /noreboot" from your nLite I386 folder.

Rename C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT to ... lets call it PRO1 for clarity and move it to your AIO folder. You probably already have a PRO1 folder so call it 4 digits whatever. Delete BOOTSEC.DAT and migrate.inf in PRO1 folder. Delete C:\$WIN_NT$.~LS

Copy the file smss.exe in your nLite XP I386\system32\ folder to your PRO1\system32\ folder. Thats right its missing.

Edit your txtsetup.sif setupldr.bin in PRO1 folder as usual and lastly winnt.sif which i explain below.

Using gosh method with nLite makes the below winnt.sif in C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT which is now your PRO1 folder. This dosent work. I've pasted it here to remedy quicker. So use your own or the one i've included which i pasted straight after.

nLite winnt.sif This is not working. I dont know why just yet.

[data]

msdosinitiated="1"

floppyless="1"

AutoPartition="1"

UseSignatures="yes"

InstallDir="\WINDOWS"

EulaComplete="1"

winntupgrade="no"

win9xupgrade="no"

Win32Ver="a280105"

uniqueid="C:\WIN\IGB"

OriTyp="3"

[regionalsettings]

Language=00000809

LanguageGroup=1

[userdata]

productid="XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX"

productkey="XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX"

[OobeProxy]

Enable=1

Proxy_Bypass="127.0.0.1"

Flags=9

Autodiscovery_Flag=0

Use the one below or your own instead

[Data]

AutoPartition=1

MsDosInitiated="0"

UnattendedInstall="Yes"

[unattended]

UnattendMode=FullUnattended

OemSkipEula=Yes

OemPreinstall=Yes

Repartition=Yes

TargetPath=\WINDOWS

FileSystem=*

UnattendSwitch="yes"

WaitForReboot="No"

DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore

KeyboardLayout="United Kingdom"

[GuiUnattended]

AdminPassword=*

EncryptedAdminPassword=No

OEMSkipRegional=1

TimeZone=85

OemSkipWelcome=1

[userData]

productid="XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX"

productkey="XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX"

FullName="nLite Rules"

OrgName="I have been nLited"

ComputerName=COMP

[Display]

BitsPerPel=32

Xresolution=768

YResolution=1024

Vrefresh=85

[TapiLocation]

CountryCode=44

Dialing=Tone

AreaCode=071

[RegionalSettings]

LanguageGroup=1

Language=00000809

[identification]

JoinWorkgroup=HOME

[Networking]

InstallDefaultComponents=Yes

[branding]

[Components]

[shell]

[GuiRunOnce]

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@Markymoo, thank you, thank you

I just tried your fix and it works, but i needed to copy smss.exe from original i386\System32\smss.exe to BOOT\system32\smss.exe and i386\system32\smss.exe

Winnt.sif i used from nlite...

edit:

@AztecMystic, :)

@Markymoo, yes, you are right, only in BOOT\SYSTEM32\smss.exe

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@Nuhi I have removed OriSrc="C:\XP" look up

I just tried your fix and it works, but i needed to copy smss.exe from original i386\System32\smss.exe to BOOT\system32\smss.exe and i386\system32\smss.exe
I described all that in the solution. The PRO1 is the boot folder C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT renamed.
Copy the file smss.exe in your nLite XP I386\system32\ folder to your PRO1 folder. Thats right its missing.
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@Markymoo, thanks to your help it's little simpler.

You are right, only copy smss.exe to BOOT\SYSTEM32\SMSS.EXE (or PRO1)

but....that winnt sif you mentioned, it's not nlite generated, it's windows..

only error is msdosinitiated="1"

needs to be changed to msdosinitiated="0" and it works...no temporary files error

Test it and if i'm mistaken correct me, i'm going now to find a source of the problem.

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Yes its working with msdosinitiated="0"

Nice One

You know what?.... "I have been nLited" :)

Yes i didnt study straight away, happy it was working for awhile.

I meant to say Copy the file smss.exe in your nLite XP I386\system32\ folder to your boot\system32\ folder.

this and the language problem is sorted!! :rolleyes:

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@Markymoo,

You know what?.... "I have been nLited"

hehe, good one...have you seen one with a vacuum cleaner or what :)

Just to let you know i sorted half of the bug...whell the more important half.

There is no need of copying smss.exe anymore...it was usetup.exe error...it gets renamed to smss.exe during setup...grrr i missed that

now only thing you need to do is to change msdosinitiated="1" to msdosinitiated="0" if needed.

beta 8.5 uploaded, nothing new except that big issue

I think now the bugs are reduced to good number...maybe it's time to continue REDUCING :rolleyes:

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I have found a strange thing ... and i'm asking if someone else has this problem too :

When i use nLite to remove components from the xp cd, after making the iso, when i test it on VirtualPC 2004, in the text setup copying files stage it takes a lot of time, and in some files it appears to stop and then continues but during that time there isn't disk activity.

It appears that the setup is always taking the exact time to copy files, even if they aren't in there!

I say this because if i don't use nLite and create the same customized windows xp iso (without the components removed), the file copying is constant and there is always disk activity.

Anyone else can test this?

nuhi: Good work with this new version and the nice UI.

Do you have in your todo list the readonly and uppercase problem?

Keep the good work

Thanks

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@kalavera, weeeird, mine installation is way faster...try it on real pc, i don't know

I'm using vmware and it's faster there too.

Do you have in your todo list the readonly and uppercase problem?

Both sorted out...see the changelog on the first page.

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I have found a strange thing ... and i'm asking if someone else has this problem too :

When i use nLite to remove components from the xp cd, after making the iso, when i test it on VirtualPC 2004, in the text setup copying files stage it takes a lot of time, and in some files it appears to stop and then continues but during that time there isn't disk activity.

It appears that the setup is always taking the exact time to copy files, even if they aren't in there!

I say this because if i don't use nLite and create the same customized windows xp iso (without the components removed), the file copying is constant and there is always disk activity.

Anyone else can test this?

nuhi: Good work with this new version and the nice UI.

Do you have in your todo list the readonly and uppercase problem?

Keep the good work

Thanks

Exactly, i got the same problem... some of the files are usrvoica.(something) and usr(somethingss) i'll get u the exact file name if u want.. Its nit that they give an error or something.. but the copy process takes a lot longer on these files.. dunno why ?

and ya i've even tried that on a real pc so i know for real the bug is persistent.. but its not a priority now.. so it can wait :)

BYe,

Jazz

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