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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. 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. @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. 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 ( 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.