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Windows 7: Recompilation of Vista or 7 Disk

11 Jan 2009   #21
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Oh, it is there - I promise you - I had started working on making a slipstreamed install with Office and WinRAR and a few other little goodies - then ran into the brick wall of not being able to pre-define the location of my special folders - and gave up.

Wait what?
What special folders?
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11 Jan 2009   #22
johngalt

 

Documents, Downloads, etc....

I manually move them to my second hard drive after every install of Vista (and now W7) - so when I need to do a new install, all my docs are on a physically separate HD and away I go - no complicated backup scheme.

My goal was to also figure out a way to have the Users tree there also - then all my *settings* and such would also get preserved - making life that much easier.
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11 Jan 2009   #23
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Documents, Downloads, etc....

I manually move them to my second hard drive after every install of Vista (and now W7) - so when I need to do a new install, all my docs are on a physically separate HD and away I go - no complicated backup scheme.

My goal was to also figure out a way to have the Users tree there also - then all my *settings* and such would also get preserved - making life that much easier.

Ok can you just tell me this.

In vLite, how do I add an exe to be installed?
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11 Jan 2009   #24
johngalt

 

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11 Jan 2009   #25
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
The first tut didn't help much...
Can I rename my exe's to MSU and add them as hotfixes?
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11 Jan 2009   #26
johngalt

 

No - MSUs are spcailly built MSIs...

not all EXEs are MSI based....but those that are you can use unpacker to extract the MSI from....
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11 Jan 2009   #27
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
No - MSUs are spcailly built MSIs...

not all EXEs are MSI based....but those that are you can use unpacker to extract the MSI from....

I'm so lost...
I have WPI and vLite but don't know how to put programs on
For example, say I want my DVD to come preloaded with AIM and my settings, how do I do that?
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11 Jan 2009   #28
johngalt

 

With W7 it ain't gonna be possible yet until the SDK is played with and folks figure out how to do it.

For Vista, it's there, just convoluted - and 5 minutes of scanning ain't gonna get you the answer. It is there, but you have to spend a lot of time reading.

each app is gonna be different hence the time spent reading part....
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12 Jan 2009   #29
z3r010

 

Quote:
The Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) is a set of tools and documentation that support the configuration and deployment of Microsoft® Windows® operating systems.. By using Windows AIK, you can automate Windows installations, capture Windows images with ImageX, configure and modify images using Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management (DISM), create Windows PE images, and migrate user profiles and data with the User State Migration Tool (USMT).

Download: Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows 7 Beta)


Maybe worth playing with
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12 Jan 2009   #30
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post


Maybe worth playing with

I think I'd rather make a complete install and make an image :-P

Too much work for my own custom auto-installation DVD
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