[Help] Step-by-Step Making of an Unattended XP SP3

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[Help] Step-by-Step Making of an Unattended XP SP3

Post by LFDDatRyanVM » Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:47 am

Hi everyone,

I'm reading topics for a few days now but I'm still confused about a lot of points in the process of making my own unattended XP.
I will try to resume what I understood, and will, if you allow me, ask a few questions about what I didn't...

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First things first, here is what I have and what I would like to achieve:

~ I'm starting from clean XP SP3 ENU CD's with valid keys.

~ I would like to create unattended XP SP3 CD's fully updated (with GDR hotfixes only, those that are available through Win. Update) and as small foot-print as possible.

The computers are quite old (for instance an old Amilo A 7620) and will be used by elderly people who just need to connect on internet (IE8), have an antivirus (MSE) and watch some movies (VLC).

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The step-by-step process is based on the one from nLite.

1°) Integrate SP (don't need to do, it's already SP3)
2°) Integrate hotfixes and update packs(where I'm stuck)
3°) Integrate drivers (will be done with driverpacks.net, no questions about that part)
4°) Remove components (waiting to have a updated XP SP3, but I'll basically remove everything I can)
... the next steps are not difficult, there is already a lot of reading about it.

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2°) Integrate hotfixes and update packs(where I'm stuck)

At the first thought, I was just going to tweak XP SP3 with nLite, remove everything not needed, then install it and run windows update.
Then, I read that it was more efficient and cleaner to replace directly the files before installation. I was going to use Windows Update Downloader and integrate updates with nLite but again I read that integrate an update pack was more efficient and cleaner.
So I looked for an update pack and found those two: onepiece and user_hidden (thanks to both of them for the hardwork done, it seems huge!)


The first thing confusing is "where do I start?"

Both pack use LDR/QFE updates and hotfixes, but I just need GDR updates. Is it a problem to use LDR updates?
Onepiece's pack is too big for my needs. Even if I use Winnt.sif to avoid installing all the extra components, I still cannot avoid WMP11 for instance.
On the other hand, user_hidden's pack is quite small, but for what I need, are those items useful ?

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Code65536 FontReg 2.1.3
Code65536 ResetWMI 1.3.3 
Microsoft CAPICOM 2.1.0.2 
Microsoft European Union Expansion Font Update 1.2 
Microsoft Qfecheck 6.2.29.0 
Microsoft Windows Update Web Control 7.6.7600.257 
Microsoft Update Catalog Web Control 7.4.7057.249 
Microsoft Update Web Control 7.6.7600.257 
Microsoft Visual Basic Runtimes 1,2,3,4 
Microsoft Visual C Runtimes 1,7 
MSXML 4.0 SP3 4.30.2114.0 
If I use onepiece's pack, can I prevent some components from installing with nLite?

Thanks a lot for your help,
LFDD

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Post by ricktendo64 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:19 am

Funny thing is Microsoft no longer adds GDR files to the hotfixes (I think because XP is on extended support or they are just mimicking Windows 8.1)

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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:01 am

If I use onepiece's pack, can I prevent some components from installing with nLite?

NO...
BUT if you read the thread about his pack alot of it CAN be disabled and removed with ryanvmintegrator.

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Post by LFDDatRyanVM » Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:05 am

Thank you both for your answer...

Ok, so LDR is the only option now :)

About onepiece's pack, I read the full thread (many times actually ^^) and I know that some of the components can be removed with RVMi, it is what I'm currently trying as a solution. But not all components can be disabled.

For instance, WMP11 cannot be removed... Maybe later through nLite or it was include in your "NO"?

Thanks a lot.

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Post by OnePiece Alb » Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:38 pm

LFDDatRyanVM wrote: For instance, WMP11 cannot be removed... Maybe later through nLite or it was include in your "NO"?

Thanks a lot.
http://www.wincert.net/forum/topic/5143 ... entry82954

Ciao.
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Post by LFDDatRyanVM » Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:14 pm

Oh thank you for the link onepiece :D

I had looked on google and on RVM forum though for such a tool but I didn't find any...

Grazie mille :)

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Post by OnePiece Alb » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:02 pm

In my Signature (in GoogleDrive or MEGA) you will find all the Files\Tools that may relate to Update Packs or AddOns

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Post by LFDDatRyanVM » Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:41 am

Ok, thanks again...

So below is what I'm gonna try :

- Remove WMP11 from Onepiece's UpdatePack with the *.exe kindly provided
- Integrate the UpdatePack in a clean XP SP3 ENU source
- Remove unwanted components with the individual removal addons (one at a time) with RVMi
- Tweak with nLite
* Remove components (I still can do that as I would have done before the UpdatePack integration right?)
* Setup unattended, option, tweaks
* Integrate drivers from DriversPack
* Make ISO

Thanks again everyone, I'll come back if I'm stuck again :)
have a nice day...

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Post by LFDDatRyanVM » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:44 am

Hi,

I'm facing an error in RVMi :

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"Error: No entries*.ini found, exiting"
Here is what I did (every pack, program, etc. downloaded has been verified with md5 or sha1 hash) :

- get onepiece's pack, wmp11 removal tool, rvmi 1.6.1 b2.1, clean xp sp3 source
- extract (with 7-zip 7.20 last edition form their site) onepiece's pack files to use WMP11 removal tool
- remove WMP11 with the tool
- compress the new onepiece's pack with 7-zip (default options - LZMA)
- use RVMi to integrate the new onepiece's pack to clean SP3

... and it fails at this point.

Here is what RVMi logs (in advance debug mode)
http://m.uploadedit.com/b025/1385479300315.txt

I saw in another thread (below) that maybe it is a problem with 7-zip and the extract-compress step?
http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.p ... fa5415b53a

I'm trying with the modified 7zdn provided...

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Post by OnePiece Alb » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:17 am

the correct way
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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:13 pm

Yes you do not 7z the parent folder you 7z the contents.

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Post by LFDDatRyanVM » Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:07 pm

Oh gosh, I feel so ignorant...
Thank you, everything work as expected :)

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