Hi Sirs (Tomcat76 & tommyp)!
I just want to share that I think HFSLIP handled the integration of the hotfixes (multitude of those!
) quite well if I were to base it on the error report I've attached here. (I suppose I encountered no error at all!
Although, I have not tried installing it yet. Which brings me to my next concern? It would seem that the ISO I could create via Nero or nLite (& I have validated too that boot.bin + the other win51ip.sp2, etc are there) is not bootable like the usual XP installation disk which when run within XP shows you the prompt & if run outside OS initializes Setup.
Don't I need something like autorun.inf & setup.exe? Is there any other bootimage that I need?
Oops, I almost forgot --- some of these hotfixes are actually unofficial. Some I got from the others, some I got by calling Microsoft & they provided me the link for the download. I think some of these would be more or less included in their SP3.
BTW, I've attached too an error that I get when using nLite to remove some components & add some tweaks. Please know that basically - the components that I am trying to remove are the following: keyboards, all non-english languages, msn explorer, windows messenger, internet games, briefcase. Just going directly to the ISO creation posed no problem for me.
May I just verify - are components, docs, support, valueadd directories supposed to be empty? You see I created a new partition (D) to dedicate for HFSLIP but I'd like to know too if windows default directories - RECYCLER & System Volume Information - would not cause any problem in the creation of a bootable ISO?
Please know too that I can proudly say that renamed hotfixes (KB######.exe) can be handled by HFSLIP. Likewise, I tried putting back WindowsXP-
.exe from previously renamed hotfixes (as a workaround) & HFSLIP still handled it.
I'd like to share too (for nLite users) that it is ideal to copy SOURCESS folder to some other location in your hard drive so it may be used to replace the same folder in HFSLIP when you intend to re-run nLite (as it refuses to use the same folder when it detects that it was already used but not finished ... just like when I encounter the problems I mentioned above
I am pleased with HFSLIP! Wish it would be much easier to remove some components & tweak some settings.
Thanks for your kind pieces of advice!
Edited by Kiki Burgh, 24 March 2006 - 03:25 AM.