Just successfully made my first OEM DVD, struggling with unattended install though

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by luminous, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. luminous

    luminous MDL Novice

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    As per title, I am v new to this, but have managed to make my first multi vendor XP Home SP3 DVD. I started out with a Dell XP Home SP1 disk and just followed several guides.

    Now that seems to work, and I don't have to enter a key during the install process I have become interested in trying to make an unattended install version.

    I have downloaded the Deployment Tools from MS for XP SP3, and have tried to run their setup manager. However, when I run the setup manager it always crashes in the "Date and Time" section of the answer file when I am making it. It complains that it cannot get the required info from the registry, says it will skip the question, and then crashes.

    I am running the setup manager on my laptop that is running Vista. Is that the wrong thing to do? Do I have to run the setup manager from a machine that I have installed XP Home onto?
     
  2. luminous

    luminous MDL Novice

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    Super, will take a look at that. Thx for the info :D
     
  3. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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  4. zerocool213

    zerocool213 MDL Junior Member

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    hey

    just to ask did you make that that oem unattend disc for all mutli vendor in one ?
     
  5. Lenmaer

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    Nlite is crap and it's abandonware now.
    Just do like 911medic said.
     
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  7. Lenmaer

    Lenmaer MDL Addicted

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    But isn't it better to use an already made XP SP3 VLK by microsoft and transform it to OEM and then add all the certs?
    I did it like that for my ACER, but I choose to not tag it with the ACER pictures so it stays neutral.
     
  8. urie

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    You don't have certificates with windows xp it uses oembios files or do you mean logos e.c.t. ?
     
  9. Lenmaer

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    I meant oembios files and didn't add the logos.
     
  10. 911medic

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    I think better is how you want to do it. It is a personal thing. Some like the oem logos and such, I use my own. If you are making a DVD install, I think original OEM is out the window anyway. :cool:

    I think it is better to have the M$ SP3 than a slipstream, because they are different. It is not like they are hard to find retail. You can have one iso, and add OEMBIOS and install programs per need.
     
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  11. Lenmaer

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    No I made a CD, unattended it with .sfx regtweaks, updates, IE8, WMP11, that I all added in the SVCPACK, added new themes in NLVST, edited the winnt.sif to make a full automated install, but didn't create the $OEM$ folder for the logos.
    I used rvm integrator for this.