Windows XP reinstall
Posted 22 September 2005 - 12:29 PM
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Posted 22 September 2005 - 12:50 PM
This reinstall you are attempting/planning--any particular reason?
If you are looking for a fresh start, here is a suggestion.
First, you mentioned slipstreaming the CD, so I am guessing you are an advanced user
Make yourself a barts PE
Then, rename your windows directory, documents and settings directory, and program files directory using it
bakpf (some programs store data here)
bakwin (mainly for fonts, but some programs store data here)
bakDS (where most of your data should be)
erase everything else
Now reinstall windows without formatting or repartitioning, it will create new directories.
Now take possession of the directories and move everything into its new locations that you need.
Wait a couple of weeks, then wipe out bakwin, bakpf and bakDS if you no longer need them.
Posted 22 September 2005 - 12:52 PM
The whole process allows you to do a clean install without backing up the gigs and gigs of data that you intend to just restore anyway
Posted 22 September 2005 - 01:03 PM
I am going to have to check out your suggestions, thanks for the input. Newt
Posted 22 September 2005 - 01:10 PM
Posted 22 September 2005 - 01:37 PM
If anyone else has any suggestions I'd like to hear them. I had read that due to the number of updates that are added to an OEM XP disk at the time they are burned, they will not work when slipstreamed. I am going to try it anyways. I am going to use the "AutoStreamer" program and give it a go.
One other thing that I am looking for is a way to download all the Windows XP updates available at the time I reinstall, so that I can have them before I go online. I have seen them available at various sites such as "Black Viper" here at "G2G", "Bleeping Computers", etc. the point being, is that some of them list from 266mb of updates, to as little as 35mb of updates. What should I download and use?
Again, any information or insight will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Newt
P.S. You also assumed that I am an "Advance User". I am doing my best to learn as much as I can so that I have control over this machine. I know enough to get myself into a lot of trouble, but I also know my limitations. That's why I ask so many questions! Thanks again, Newt
[bleep], it must be "beerthirty somewhere"
Edited by wllm55, 22 September 2005 - 01:57 PM.
Posted 22 September 2005 - 02:00 PM
Is the driver download page
Re: OEM disks....that will depend on your definition of an OEM disk. A pure OEM disk or a modified OEM disk with simply be a Windows disk with additional drivers and apps loaded in the folder heirarchy, but the i386 folder remains intact.
Slipstreaming and OEM disk of this type simply updates the i386 folder
This is different than a re-installation disk or restore disk, which is quite often a disk image or an application that accesses a disk image on a hidden partition. That you cannot slipstream, but it is not really an OEM disk
So, if there is an i386 folder, you should be able to slipstream
To download all windows updates there are a couple of ways to go about it
You can go to windows update and under administrator options download any windows updates individually to your drive (for any version of Winodws) and build a disk and write a script to run the updates...time consuming pain in the butt.
Better answer, get a copy of autopatcherxp
Download this and it will install almost every update, plus lots of goodies (you select what to install) in one quick script process
Posted 22 September 2005 - 02:38 PM
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