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 Post subject: Creating an up-to-date Windows XP installation disc
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:20 am 
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Scott, can I create an up-to-date Windows XP installation disc using an Upgrade version of XP as opposed to a Retail or OEM version?


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 Post subject: Re: Creating an up-to-date Windows XP installation disc
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:09 am 
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Yes. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Creating an up-to-date Windows XP installation disc
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:02 pm 
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What drives in particular should I integrate into the installation disc? I'm worried about HAL issues.


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 Post subject: Re: Creating an up-to-date Windows XP installation disc
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:51 pm 
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If you mean "drivers", then I recommend integrating chipset, mass-storage and LAN drivers at a minimum. That way the OS will be able to install on any type of drive or motherboard (chipset) configuration, and the wired network card will work so you can go on your network or online as necessary to download any other drivers you might need. Note that the drivers you integrate have nothing to do with the HAL. Scott.


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 Post subject: Problems using DriverPacks BASE 10.06
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:54 am 
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Scott, I have tried to use DriverPacks BASE 10.06 in order to incorporate drivers into a potential up-to-date Windows XP installation disc. However, when I try to incorporate chipset, CPU, LAN, and mass-storage drivers, I come up with the following messages:

"DP_MassStorage_wnt5_x86-32_1101.7z is currently unavailable"

"DP_LAN_wnt5_x86-32_1101.7z is currently unavailable"

"DP_CPU_wnt5_x86-32_1005.7z is currently unavailable"

"D_Chipspet_wnt5_x86-32_1101.7z is currently unavailable"

Can you help me with this matter? (Fortunately, I did manage to utilize an update pack from xable.) Also, how do I integrate .torrent files into the XP installation disc?


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 Post subject: Re: Problems using DriverPacks BASE 10.06
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:08 am 
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What did they tell you when you posted that question on the Driverpacks forum? <g> Scott.

PS: You have to download them manually, the built-in updater was disabled when they went to torrent based downloads for the packs...


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 Post subject: Re: Problems using DriverPacks BASE 10.06
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:43 am 
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Scott, I did download the .torrent files manually. However, they still have the ".torrent" extension. How the heck do I convert them?

Also, would xable's update pack suffice in lieu of the stuff from driverpacks.net?


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 Post subject: Re: Problems using DriverPacks BASE 10.06
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:14 am 
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The torrent files are just the "link" to download the actual desired download, you need Utorrent to actully use them

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torrent_file

http://www.utorrent.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Problems using DriverPacks BASE 10.06
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:08 pm 
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Thanks for your advice, David. I've downloaded the .7z files, but how do use them to integrate the drivers into the disc? How do I tell DriverPacks BASE 10.06 where to look for the .7z files?


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 Post subject: Re: Problems using DriverPacks BASE 10.06
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:43 pm 
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I don't use the old DP tool, miss it but a better scripted approach is here

http://forum.driverpacks.net/viewtopic.php?id=4954&p=1

and who is that David McMahon guy? What a coincidence!

DL link for the script file

with the script the *.7z files go in the respective folder (one each for NT5 (WinXP) NT6 x86 (Vista/7 x86) and NT6 X64 (the big badger crossing the road!


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 Post subject: Re: Problems using DriverPacks BASE 10.06
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:16 pm 
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I used 7-Zip File Manager to extract/unpack/whatever the .7z files. Is it OK to use nLite to integrate the drivers into the installation disc? If so, should I used textmode drivers or regular PNP drivers?


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 Post subject: Re: Problems using DriverPacks BASE 10.06
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:26 pm 
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If you are using the DriverPacks Base program to integrate the packs (recommended), then you don't unzip them, the DriverPacks Base program uses the packs directly in .7z form. Simply place them in the DriverPacks folder created by the Base program once you run it. Before going any further you'll want to read the DriverPacks documentation. Post any DriverPacks specific questions on the DriverPacks forum. Scott.


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