mcbry

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  1. Within the original OS CD there is no file named DRIVER.CAD, but a file named DRIVER.CAB where all driver are packed.So I suspect, that you don't have an original XP CD. Nevertheless you may try to rename the file from DRIVER.CAD to DRIVER.CAB and see what happens. Hi, Fernando 1: thanks for your time and effort here, it is appreciated. Sry about the mistype. You are correct, the file is .CAB. So... any thoughts as to why nLite can't open it on my computer? Bryan OK, the first time I tried to follow this guide was on a computer with an XP Pro OS, and I encountered several problems, the most frequent of which was that nLite couldn't open the DRIVER.CAB file when it started to burn the ISO image to disk. I never figured out what I was doing wrong in that case. Instead, I followed the process using Vista Home Premium, the same installation it was my intention to replace with a clean installation of XP Pro. It worked, without a hitch. Now, of course, I'm reconsidering whether I really want to go back to XP, as everything about this process went much more smoothly when I did from Vista. Bryan
  2. I guess it runs on Vista without needing to install .NET framework. Nevermind.
  3. Sry, I couldn't find the answer on the nLite page or in a search. Can I use nLite on a Vista machine? .NET framework 2.0 in not compatible with Vista.
  4. Within the original OS CD there is no file named DRIVER.CAD, but a file named DRIVER.CAB where all driver are packed.So I suspect, that you don't have an original XP CD. Nevertheless you may try to rename the file from DRIVER.CAD to DRIVER.CAB and see what happens. Hi, Fernando 1: thanks for your time and effort here, it is appreciated. Sry about the mistype. You are correct, the file is .CAB. So... any thoughts as to why nLite can't open it on my computer? Bryan
  5. Hi all, I'm trying to follow this process, but nLite gives me a "Can't open file" message just a bit after it starts burning the image onto disk (I lost about 3 cd-Rs in this way before I figured out the test write option...) The file it can't open is DRIVER.CAD, which I have discovered is a zip file inside another file marked I386. So, a few questions... 1. Could this be happening because the XP installation disk I have is an edu copy from the university? 2. Could I solve the problem by unzipping DRIVER.CAD into a normal folder marked DRIVER? 3. Anyone have any words of encouragemnet and hope? Sorry if there are other similar posts, I couldn't find anything on my search. Thanks, Bryan
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    hello, my name is Bryan. I'm a USAmerican living in Madrid, Spain. I'm just preparing to download nLite or vLite (I'm not very clear yet on which I need) for the first time. I'm pretty new to this idea of getting to know my computer and losing the fear of the magical black box that lives in my office. I found my way here because I've just bought a Lenovo 3000 N200 laptop preloaded with Vista Home, and I'd like to do a fresh install of XP pro. I thought I was all ready to do this, when I realized after actually going through one installation that the Intel Matrix Storage Manager to control the SATA drive needed special attention. While I had heard great things about nLite prior to this experience, this is the first time I will actually attempt to use it. In this case, necessity is the mother of learning. So my first question, which I will now do a search for, is this, : do I need to use nLite or vLite to modify my XP installation disk from a Vista OS? I was initially thinking nLite, but I've read that nLite requires the installation of .NET framework 2.0 and I don't see Vista listed as one of the compatible OSs. I'm looking forward to getting to know this forum and the associated products, and will try to find a way to contribute in the future. Bryan