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So I know enough to be ticked off, and not enough to answer my own questions...

Alright, so here is the deal. I've "Shrunk" my 2 xp installations (Home,Pro) using Gosh's Guide (thanks bud!). After staring at the directory structures for hours I decided that maybe there will be some similarities through directory structure. I ran a folder/CRC32 comparision on the two directories, and i've found that XP Pro has about 45.5mb Different stuff then home, and Home has 20mb different stuff then Pro.
Am i still with everyone?

Ok, so no big deal, i combine both I386 directories, and it merges all the files from both installations. My theory is that XP Home installation will ignore the new files it dosent know what to do with and Pro will ignore the new home files. So far so good. :)

Unfortunatly, in the folder/file comparison, I've found that there are 32 files that have the same name in both versions of windows, but different content. This poses a huge problem. Now, I think i have a solution to this problem: If i find where the "guide" is for the install files (IE: the program that tells admwprox.dl_ to copy to %WINDIR%/system32/admwprox.dll) then I should be able to have it "pick and choose" the correct files it needs.

Any suggestions on where to look for these files? If they even exist? are my efforts in vain? Thanks for the help!

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Why this complication? Use booth folder, and at the point on what you are readdy, made the iso with CDIMAGE! He hase parameters, which search the folders for the same files, and optimaze this. That mean, he delete all files, which are the same and take a link to this files :rolleyes:
So in practice, if you have 3 files, in each case 30 MB, so after optimisation you got 1 file (30MB) and 2 links to this file. So you save 60MB!!

Search for CDIMAGE in this Forum and you found really much information about it!!

And look at this sites:



Hope, i could help, but i know, this is not really that what you hope to find/read :)
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Ya use cdimage, which will give the same result.



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AH! Now i see why everyone uses CDImage... I was really confused why that was the utility of choice in this forum. thank you for showing me the light!




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cdimage is the greatest program EVER!
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