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  1. I want to integrate it because of problems with the wrong graphics drivers being automatically installed and then not being able to get rid of them afterwards even when I install the correct one. I do understand your point, and that may indeed be my only option in the end. But I would like to figure out how to do it before I give up on the idea.
  2. Oops, I guess I should have stated I have Intel 965 Express Chipset. When I extract the files there are a whole pile of them, with executables too. I don't know which I need and how to deal with the exe. I suppose if I could integrate the inf I could always run the executables afterwards... at least then I would be assured that the correct drivers were installed and perhaps avoid multiple default drivers. Thank you for your help.
  3. Hello John, thanks for replying. I really have been reading this site all day for the last two days. While I am new to nlite since yesterday, I have already tested out the program and slipstreamed drivers and SP3. I've read a number of excellent threads/guides - one in particular about Intel chipset drivers and HD recognition has been extremely helpful. There is a lot of great info, but there is so much of it that I'm having a hard time finding what I need. I did manage to figure out that I need to download and unpack the driver files to locate the particular inf's for my devices and OS. I also learned that that there is much more inside those files than inf's and that this is where the harder part begins. You have pinpointed exactly what I have already discovered and would like to learn more about. Thank you for your understanding. I will stumble along in my quest for more information about slipstreaming video drivers. Cheers.
  4. Much clearer, thank you! Can you point me in the right direction to find info about extracting and slipstreaming graphics drivers. It seems they are not so easy.
  5. The windows that students receive from their school, do they use VLK? If yes, then are there rules prohibiting using nlite or other such programs?
  6. I am using nlite for personal use only so could anyone answer the OP's questions? They are very timely for me. I am interested in knowing how to work with driver exe files with nlite.
  7. Thank you both for responding so quickly and patiently. The wireless card is not detected at all... there is no unknown device and not a radio light to indicate it is there. It's like it doesnt exist, except I know it does and it worked fine before downgrading. So I tried installing the correct driver from my computer manufacturer but since the device still isn't detected the driver will not work either. I will ask around about this on some other boards. The extraction is not needed, if you use the actual driver packages linked within the first post of this thread. Furthermore I will keep the download links up-to-date. CU Fernando I am confused about step 4... In step "1. Preparation" I (#2) I did as instructed with the textmode drivers and in "2. Processing with nLite" I also followed instructions and chose iaAHCI.inf to integrate the driver. Is iaAHCI.inf from step 1. also the Matrix Storage Manager from step 4? When you said "The extraction is not needed, if you use the actual driver packages linked within the first post..." Were you referring to this: 32bit Intel textmode drivers v8.8.0.1009 or this: Intel Storage Manager program v8.8.0.1009 If it is the first one, then what is the purpose of step 4 if I have already integrated it? If it is the second one, can I use nlite to integrate the Matrix Storage Manager using its info or must I install the package manually after the OS is installed? I'm sorry I don't understand better.
  8. Hello Fernando. It is remarkable at how long you have been faithfully maintaining this thread. Thank you for your generosity. My apologies if my questions are not appropriate. I am very new to all of this. When I had trouble having my hard drive recognized, I searched and found this thread. My question now is, while I understand how to get my drive to be recognized and working properly, I do not understand what AHCI is (I tried google) and if I need it to function or not. In simple language, what are the benefits of AHCI? Also, I am wondering if I can integrate textmode drivers for video, audio, modem and other devices? My (likely flawed) understanding is that textmode drivers are installed very early in the installation procedure and perhaps would prevent generic drivers being installed by pnp after the OS is installed. I have had a problem with multiple default monitors being installed and with my screen flashing, which it didn't do before I downgraded to xp. I believe I had only one monitor listed with Vista in Device Manager (I now have 5), and additional ones were added or removed automatically as I plugged in or unplugged additional external monitors. I also believe, but I'm not positive, that I had only one instance of my video adapter in Device Manager with my original factory install. Now I have two and I thought this might account for my screen flashing and being unstable at bootup. I have tried uninstalling extra devices but they keep coming back. So I was wondering, if I install the proper video drivers via your textmode method before generic/default drivers are installed, perhaps these issues would not occur? I know NOTHING about this stuff and so I acknowledge that this may be purely ridiculous and illogical. Please advise. One last thing, since I have downgraded from Vista to XP Pro, my WLAN card is not recognized, and in fact the radio light is not on even though the bios and the hardware switch are both enabled. Could this be resolved by a driver? I have force fed the proper driver and it is marked with a yellow exclamation point in Device Manager. It is like it does not exist at all. Perhaps it is the hardware that has failed?