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Questions about RyanVM integration

Post by Sgt_Strider » Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:39 am

I know this may be stupid to ask, but what is the difference between integrating the RyanVM packs and actually using an unattended installation method to integrate the hotfixes? I realize it'll be faster using RyanVM packs, but is it like a standard compliant integration? Or it's some sort of "hack job"?

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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:22 am

Actually it is a VERY ellegant hack job. The difference is that Ryans pack (And nLite) directly replaces and updates the files where MS's integration is very, very dirty.

MS leaves extra files and entries laying all over the place whereas ryan (and others) have carefully gone through lots of extra testing and work to cleanly integrate all of the hotfixes and regentries.

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Post by crashfly » Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:34 am

Think of it this way, the Integrator and nlite do something that microsoft could never do. They truely made all of the most recent hotfixes/patches a part of the source in such a way that installs cleaning and efficiently (aka faster).

It is not per se a "hack" job, but more of using the setup routine that microsoft has given and just updates the files to make it work the same way microsoft intended. The only difference is a source that up to date the second it is installed.
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Post by Siginet » Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:14 pm

Just to clear up the main difference... Microsofts method of integrating is just simply adding the hotfix exe files to the disk and installing at the 13 minute mark (T13). Which means your disk will be much larger... and the install will take much longer because it will be adding the same files twice... three times... or even more. Very stupid and very lazy on microsofts part.

Like crashfly stated... it isn't really a hack job because no files are hacked. Basically we are using the files provided by microsoft and installing them directly to the disk so they do not need to be installed during installation.

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Post by ricktendo64 » Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:55 pm

A updatepack is a unofficial service pack and the integrator and nLite are the slipstreamers that replace and add any updated files

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