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ijwcomp

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  1. Installing XP on a old laptop

    Just a small status update I've finally finished nLiting the XP so it would run at a reasonable speed on the laptop. Took a while getting everything right and perfect Also, tested plop on the laptop and it can boot off my backup USB boot originally meant for my computer meaning that it does work fine for me. Now, all I need to do is to do some final testing on the nLited XP and then start making it boot from a USB instead of a virtual CD on VMWare.
  2. Installing XP on a old laptop

    Ok, I'll try plop and USB Driver Disk (Ver 1.9) this weekend, just need to find a USB drive first... And rechecked the model (Acer Extensa 710DX not 760DX). So, basically I use a floppy to boot plop or DOS with USB drivers and then it boots off a USB? And for Windows, I follow http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=16713 and make some minor mods to the instructions. If all goes well, what lightweight software would go well with this laptop? (For doing basic tasks, better lightweight alternative to ones that are listed are appreciated) Email: Stickies/Note Taking/To Do List: Music Player: Musikcube (+ plugins) Chat: Windows Live Messenger Browser: Opera Security: HOSTS file, Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware PDF: Sumatra PDF, PrimoPDF Image Viewer: Irfanview Word Processor: Atlantis Others: 7z, Teracopy Integrated using nLite: Xable's SP3 pack, Kel's runtimes, Kel's CPL Bonus, DirectX, .NET Framework, CCleaner, Notepad2. Hashtab Thanks for the suggestions so far
  3. ...::: Thank you, thank you, though my voice doesn't reach you... Forever watching over you. :::...

  4. Hello, I run a computer club in which me and some of my friends tinker around with old hardware, build old systems from scratch, install old operating systems etc... However, I seem to come across this inconvenience - some of the systems do not have drivers for sound, video etc... Since it is very hard to about impossible to deduce and find every driver for each hardware that we have, I decided to get a bunch of Driverpacks for 9X (from this forum). The problem is that if I burn these driverpacks to a CD (obviously separate from the installation disks) can Windows deduce what hardware it is and automatically install the correct driver? Because last time I remember, I had to manually go through each folder and subfolder and try every single .inf file. I personally wouldn't want to handle 10 people asking for help because they do not have the drivers for some hardware (and multiply it by how much hardware needs drivers). Is there a better way to do this? Thanks in advance for any suggestions
  5. Installing XP on a old laptop

    Hello, I got an really old laptop (about 12 years, Acer Extensa 760DX from memory) that I'd like to install some kind of OS, preferably XP for basic IM (with Windows Live Messenger), email, a music player, firewall, stickies note program of some kind and some basic word processing. The operating system MUST have support for a D-Link GWA-110 USB wireless adapter. Specs: Pentium I with MMX 333MHz, 128MB Ram (upgraded from 64MB), 40gb HDD (upgraded from 4gb), 4MB graphics, 1 USB port, LAN port, floppy drive, Maestro sound. Anyway, the CD drive does not recognize any disc except the original recovery disk containing Windows 95a (with USB support, no mass-storage drivers though), and my Windows ME disc (well, not anymore). Being an old laptop, it will most likely no have any USB boot support. From a long while ago, Windows ME currently is installed on the laptop with at least one failed attempt of a XP installation. Thanks in advance for suggestions and help how I can get a decent OS with wireless support installed.
  6. [Desktops] 2009

    Here's mine ^.^
  7. printer driver for saving as PDF

    You can also get PrimoPDF http://www.primopdf.com/ It's also free like the Microsoft Office Save as PDF/XPS and can also convert anything that prints into a PDF file.
  8. Very slow Windows 7 RC startup

    Ok, I'll make the traces tonight but I'll have to wait till the next week till I can upload it (slow internet atm). Disabled the Server service and most of the services which depend on it. Doesn't seem to be that much faster.
  9. Office XP and Vista*64

    True it is the same OS name but the underlying architecture has some differences. Office XP was made at a time when 64 bit processors are not popular and hence, it was not considered by Microsoft. It may work, it might not. Outlook XP does seem to cause problems in Vista 64bit (just tried it on a virtual machine). On another note, there is no 64bit version of Microsoft Office (yet) but Office 2003 (maybe a few errors) or 2007 should work fine. You can either: - Try using compatibility modes to see if it would run better. - Buy a new version of Office - Use a virtual machine (running XP) to run Office XP
  10. Very slow Windows 7 RC startup

    It is slightly faster, but dtill takes about 5 minutes to get to my desktop. The ScRegSetValueExW call failed for Type with the following error: Access is denied. The following service is taking more than 4 minutes to start and may have stopped responding: Server Contact your system administrator or service vendor for approximate startup times for this service. If you think this service might be slowing system response or logon time, talk to your system administrator about whether the service should be disabled until the problem is identified. You may have to restart the computer in safe mode before you can disable the service. The Diskeeper service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort4.
  11. Very slow Windows 7 RC startup

    Ok, it was there and I deleted it.
  12. Very slow Windows 7 RC startup

    idstore.sst cannot be found anywhere on my computer. It is not in the %appdata%\peernetworking folder There isn't any folder called peernetworking anyway.
  13. Very slow Windows 7 RC startup

    I turned on my computer again after a few hours and only these came up in Event Viewer: That Server error never came out before, and it looks like it's not going to appear soon.
  14. Very slow Windows 7 RC startup

    Finally, it rebooted six times. The last few reboots took about a minute which is good. But when I started my computer this morning, it took nine minutes. Event Log: Server The following service is taking more than 4 minutes to start and may have stopped responding: Server Contact your system administrator or service vendor for approximate startup times for this service. If you think this service might be slowing system response or logon time, talk to your system administrator about whether the service should be disabled until the problem is identified. You may have to restart the computer in safe mode before you can disable the service.
  15. Very slow Windows 7 RC startup

    Right now, it's says "Preparing system" after it rebooted twice. And it's not doing much ><. I'll probably wait an hr to see what happens to it.
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