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About Roffen

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  1. I'm devastated. Goodbye. RIP.
  2. Creating bootable pendrive using cmd

    Yes, I've thought about that. It will be a disappointment if it won't run XP. But I am free to return it, only have to pay a small fee. I fell for the small size, but if I can't make what I want out of it, I'll send it back.
  3. Creating bootable pendrive using cmd

    Well, with a lot of patience, I finally managed to get a Rufus installed USB stick with WinXpSp4, and it boots without hesitation, so tomorrow I'll try to install on an Asus VivoPC VM42-S031M computer. It is very small, with a 500GB spinning disk.
  4. Creating bootable pendrive using cmd

    I have been working all day on this and am pretty exhausted by now. My head is spinning at 7200RPM. My short term memory isn't quite what it used to be so i have to make printouts of most written info that I find and think may be useful. I downloaded Rufus 2.15 build 1117 and tried using it, but as far as I can remember, it didn't seem to work as expected. But I'll give it another try. Tomorrow is another day.
  5. Creating bootable pendrive using cmd

    I share the same hope, I just want to make the observation that there used to be a free utility called Rufus that I have use before and it was (and probably is) a very handy tool for creating a bootable installation USB pendrive, but it no longer support XP. Now I will try your recommendation but don't expect much so I won't be disappointed if it doesn't work. I'll know very soon now.
  6. I have a document for creating a bootable pendrive using cmd - for Win7. There it says that you cannot use the method for XP or Win8, because "you cannot select the primary partition in command prompt." Since my goal is to install XP, I wonder if, and how I could make a bootable pendrive for installing XP?
  7. What more can I say and do than LOL?
  8. How can I locate KB4018556-v2?
  9. Program not supported by my CPU;) - AMD Ryzen
  10. My harvest today: (KB4025409)Saturday, July 15, 2017Automatic Updates Windows XP EmbeddedSecurity Update for WES09 and POSReady 2009 (KB4025877) Don't know what it means, I just take what I get, haven't had any obvious problems yet. Roffen
  11. Help with boot.ini file

    Oh yes, I remember we had quite some discussion about these things some years ago. I haven't paid much attention to the term chainloading, but I think I understand what it means, and that means there are requirements requiring to be taken care of. I have saved a lot of what you wrote back then and will try to implement some of your suggestions and see how far that will take me.
  12. Help with boot.ini file

    This is my current boot.ini file: [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XPSp4" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT The first “multi” line boots a hard drive with a plain XPSp3. The second “multi” boots the first partition of a SSD drive with XPSp4, which also is the default option. I want to add another line with the option to boot the Windows 7 Home edition already on the second partition of the SSD. Please show me what the line should read, I tried but didn’t get it right.
  13. I got a link to where we could get XP compatible USB adapters, and I ordered two of them. But something went wrong in tranaitt and they newer arrived here. So I'll have to order again. It is a pain to use a laptop and I can't use the stationary because it is not wireless for the time being. I dont't have acces to cable connecction here. Hope I can get some adapters and get properly back on the air again.
  14. So I install Win7 Home Premium, then Virtual PC, and finally XP. I don't know anything about Virtual PC. I understand that I cannot install XP on an empty volume, so how is it actually done in this case? Is any tutorial material on the process available?