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  1. I did a quick search and didn't see a similar post so... I like my Start Menu organized, so why not do it automatically when installing a XP unattended install? Basically after you have your XP cd setup the way you like, (ie. slipstreamed, hotfixes added, integrated programs, ect.) This is the phase where I assume most people would test their install out on a Virtual Machine. Once everything is working, organize your Start Menu the way you see fit. I like the following layout: Accessories Games Graphics Internet Office Multimedia System Tools But that's just my choice. Sort your programs into these folders (also is a good time to change the folder icons if you choose) once your are done you want to create a self-extracting exe of the Start Menu folder. I use winrar with the following settings: ;The comment below contains SFX script commands Path=C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\ SavePath Silent=1 Overwrite=1 Once you have your exe ready to be deployed (place in XPCD\$OEM$\$$\Temp\) you need to make sure that the Start Menu is wiped when installing. I have done this by adding a small .cmd file to do that at the end of the install (after final reboot). I place a file called Cleaner.cmd in the XPCD\$OEM$\$Docs\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup folder. This is what the file looks like: @Echo off RD /S /Q "%systemdrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu" RD /S /Q "%userprofile%\Start Menu\Programs" del "%userprofile%\Desktop\*.lnk" /q /f del "%systemdrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\*.lnk" /q /f del "%userprofile%\My Documents\My Pictures\*.lnk" /q /f del "%userprofile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\*.lnk" /q /f %systemdrive%\windows\Temp\StartMenu.exe EXIT Now you can create a new image with fully organized and customized Start Menu.
  2. dexter.inside amazing work. I have been playing with nlite and unattended installs for a few years now and after seeing the Longhorn install I wished there was a way to do exactly what your guide does for a while. I have gone through you steps and it works like a charm. Thanks for your great work! One thing I am curious about is it possible for the panther install to have the cd key unattended so it would not have to be entered?
  3. Problem with ASMS

    I was having the same issue a while back with an XP ASMS error. I was burning the ISO in Nero, and what I found was that I needed to make sure to burn the ISO as 'disk-at-once' , if it was set to 'track-at-once' I would get the CRC and ASMS error. Could give it a try if you don't want to use your dvd-r's up. Hope this helps. BT
  4. vLite 0.9 beta - Two rings to rule them all

    @LeveL I have install vLite'd ver of Vista Ultimate and Business on 12GB partition in VMware. So if you have a 13GB partition you should be able to install it on there. And these weren't stripped all the way down or anything, just languages and Windows search removed mostly.
  5. plz help i need driver for Ati radeon 9200

    I am in the same boat at you are, I have a 9250. I search all over the place to find a driver that would work corectly in Vista. I installed the Omega Drivers, however that will cause a BSOD on logoff/restart/shutdown. Not a huge deal as it will just do a dump an restart the system anyways. However I still wasn't keen on the BSOD. Now I am not a huge gamer by any means, I just wanted a driver so I could get the tv out working under Vista. There were two main things I did to get this to work corectly: 1. Keep the XMMD Vista drivers. 2. I edited my video bios to make TV-out default to NTSC. (this worked on boot up, hovever not under Vista ) 3. Grabbed Ati Traytool (http://www.guru3d.com/article/atitraytools/189/) You can use it to change TV-out mode, ie. PAL/NTSC With the ATI traytool, it is not disgned to run in vista, after doing the fist Windows update is stopped working all together. However upon doing a Selective startup with only minimal services I was able to open it and select the TV-out mode and Theatre options. After that you really don't need to use it anymore. So with the default Vista drivers I am able to have my desktop extended on my TV again without seeing the BSOD everytime I want to restart/shutdown.
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