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My previous computer died so I built a new computer to move everything over to and attempted to install Windows XP on it in place of my old one. Was having trouble with the install on the new machine because of the missing SATA drivers. I tried using the F6 method with two different USB floppy drives and neither work. When I read about nlite, I decided to give it a try. Was able to create a disk with service pack 3 and the needed SATA drivers. It installed to my new machine successfully. Was very impressed with nlite. Unfortunately, the previous attempts at install left some files in the Windows directory on the SATA drive and the nlite install automatically placed everything in windows.0 to avoid it. I found the Windows KB 888023 information that says you can edit boot.ini and remove one of the entries. However, the entry I need to remove is the windows one not windows.0 as in their example. Am wondering if there's any way to get the files in windows.0 over to the windows directory and boot from there without having to reinstall everything on the drive. If there isn't, is it safe to just remove the \windows directory and any mention of it in the boot.ini and just use windows.0 from here on out? If there is a way to move everything from windows.0 to windows again without a complete reinstall, would appreciate any information on how to do it. Thanks.
Glad you found the tips useful. I like to copyright, CC or use GNU or BSD license on all my work. It's happened more than once that people will copy whole pages from my web site to theirs and act as if it's their work. By the way, usually quoting a portion of a page, especially if you're attributing the source, is considered fair use although the definition of fair use varies.
Here are some other free and Open Source programs for the list: audio tools Timidity++ http://ocmnet.com/saxguru/Timidity.htm http://timidity.sourceforge.net/ abc2midi http://abc.sourceforge.net/abcMIDI/ abcm2ps http://abcplus.sourceforge.net/ ebook fbreader http://www.fbreader.org/ comical - cbr/cbz viewer http://comical.sourceforge.net/ comical with local settings file: http://criticalpressmedia.com/2010/09/mini-repository-for-windows-software-comical-cbrcbz-file-reader/ email clients sylpheed http://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/ hex editor ncurses hexedit http://www.rogoyski.com/adam/programs/hexedit/ image editor grafx2 http://code.google.com/p/grafx2/ mtpaint http://mtpaint.sourceforge.net/ image viewer gqview-win http://gqview-win.sourceforge.net/ graphics/screenshot software imagemagick or graphicsmagick http://www.imagemagick.org/ http://www.graphicsmagick.org/ virtual desktop bug.n and autohotkey http://www.autohotkey.net/~joten/ PDF software mupdf - firefox plug also available http://www.mupdf.com/ pdftoolkit http://www.pdflabs.com/tools/pdftk-the-pdf-toolkit/ wkhtmltopdf http://code.google.com/p/wkhtmltopdf/ text editors scite - highly configurable programming editor http://www.scintilla.org/SciTE.html My customization tips page for scite: http://www.distasis.com/cpp/scitetip.htm video tools mpeg2schnitt http://www.mdienert.de/mpeg2schnitt/ dvdstyler http://www.dvdstyler.org/ I have a more comprehensive list of my favorite Open Source applications at: http://www.distasis.com/cpp/osrclist.htm