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About vinodh

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    Media Center System Builder
  • Birthday 02/14/1973

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  1. I'm trying to use PowerPacker to pack XP Pro SP3 and XP MCE 2005. However, it only gives me the check version/check edition message. That's as far as I can get. My OS is Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit, if that helps. Any help with this would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. I recently made a DVD with Windows 7 32bit/64bit and Server 2008R2. Then, I saw a guide that showed you how to make a *.wim version of XP. My question is: Can this *.wim version be added to the existing install.wim on the all in one DVD that I made? If not, then could someone help me with adding the regular version of XP to this DVD. Thanks.
  3. I currently have 3 computers at home. One Media Center, a desktop and a laptop. All run Windows 7. I want to setup Anti-Virus software on all 3 computers with just the Media Center downloading updates via the internet. The other 2 computers can then get updates from the Media Center via LAN. I wanted to try NOD32 Business Edition but they wanted to sell me a minimum of 5 copies. The Home version does not have the capability to create a update mirror. Microsoft's Security Essentials does not seem to support this feature. If anyone has any suggestions for a Anti-Virus package that can provide this feature, I would appreciate it.
  4. I'd consider Windows 7 64Bit and increasing the RAM to Gig to match the rest of your system. I also suggest you get hold of a Microsoft remote and IR receiver set. It makes controlling your system a lot easier. Especially when watching movies, listening to movies etc. The drivers for it are built-in and this remote is designed for Media Center use. It can also be used to control other devices as well.
  5. I installed Virtual PC with XP Mode on Windows 7 RC1 x64 today and everything seemed fine. Then, when I tried to shut down, not hibernate, the virtual PC, it crashed and could not enable the integration features when I restarted it. I then re-installed and it then worked fine but when I browse files on the host PC, like the My Pictures folder, the photos in that folder completely vanish. Deleted without a trace. Other files in other folders, while browsing, started vanishing as well. I immediately shut it down. My PC has no virus infections, spyware etc. So, this probably means this might be a problem with XP Mode and Virtual PC itself. If Anyone has any info on this, I would really appreciate it. Thanks.
  6. Try this: or this: if the previous method fails. I created the 2nd method because I was too stupid to figure out the 1st method. Good luck!
  7. No. Never tried that. Actually, I have very little knowledge of SFX type archives. Also, will this method then allow a seamless install of both Office and Project? My ideal scenario is if the user, after starting the installer, saw some sort of feedback confirming that Office is installed. Otherwise they believe Office crashed and want to start to re-install. Thanks for the tip. I'll go study up on SFX.
  8. Thats a pity. I was hoping you would be sucessful. If it works, it would fit perfectly on CD without any problems. My current method already does. It just takes a long time to install.
  9. I gave up on XP x64 MCE because there are no 64bit drivers available for the eHome infrared receiver and remote. Someone tried a while back to take the Vista 64bit driver a modify it for XP and this did not work. Maybe you should search the net again for such drivers. They could have been improved.
  10. 1. Ver 2002 is the ver of XP and 2005 is the ver of MCE which you have confirmed. The MCE 2005 ships with WMP10 and will therefore not accept WMP9. I don't use WMP11 on MCE2005 since it does not allow auto playlists to be created. The procedure I follow when installing is as follows: 1. After installing MCE 2005 and drivers and security software, install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 and .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 2. Then install Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 3. Then install the October 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (KB925766) Then I install the Nvidia PureVideo Decoder or you can use the InterVideo Decoder as well. Setup your guide and remote and and other finer details and thats it for MCE 2005.
  11. Thanks for the info. I really appreciate it. Unfortunately, my Office 2007 installation is corrupted. Probably from all those tests I was doing! I tried various methods to uninstall it including this method: It failed. Despite what I try, Office gives me a bootstrap error. I probably will have to re-install Windows 7 again. Oh well. That will teach me. Use a Virtual PC next time!
  12. Thanks for the reply. Could you give me more info on that script please? Thanks.
  13. I have already searched the forums, various Microsoft blogs and have so far built a CD that when the installer starts, it asks you to choose your product: What I would like to do is if the installer would allow you to install both products at the same time as if Project is part of Office Enterprise. The method that I currently use forces me to go back and the restart the installer and then choose the other option. I have already embedded the product keys using the the Office Customization Tool. Any help is appreciated.
  14. I found the a fix for this problem on Here's what I did: After rebooting your system: Go to Start/All programs/Accessories and right-click Command prompt and "Run as Administrator" (If you are prompted for password, close the window and do it a again. It should then go directly to the admin command prompt.) Then type in the fol. commands and press "enter" after each: net start w32time net stop w32time w32tm /unregister w32tm /register net start w32time Reboot your system. I added the extra net start at the beginning since the time service most probably won't be running. Also, after you reboot check for that "the windows time service is not running..." message in your date/time settings. It should be gone. Now, you should be able to synchronize to the Internet time with one click. I also tested it by logging on to a web server. It worked 100%.
  15. ****! I already removed it and went back to XP. Thanks anyway. I'll install it in VPC 2007 and send feedback tomorrow.