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    What are the differences here?

    is TinyXp not as customizeable as nLite? is TinyXP just completely stripped down while nLite can be left alone a bit more?

    if there's already a thread discussing this somewhere in here, please point me to it.

    A quick glance through didn't yield anything.
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Red GTi VR6
    What are the differences here?

    is TinyXp not as customizeable as nLite? is TinyXP just completely stripped down while nLite can be left alone a bit more?

    if there's already a thread discussing this somewhere in here, please point me to it.

    A quick glance through didn't yield anything.
    Tiny XP AFAIK is an already slimmed down version of xp using nlite
    her is a guide to how hes done it
    also a linkto the different versions

    i really want to run tiny but i dont think i can get phoco to work with it
    and thats a deal killer for me

    yOU ALSO MIGHT WANT TO LOOK AT XPLite OR 2000Lite they are somewhat the same thing (stripping services etc) they just can do it after the install
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    • #3
      I'm currently running an nLited version of XP, and am liking it. I've heard of XPLite, but after talking with some friends (who know more about PCs than myself) and after showing them nLite, they seemed to be more impressed with nLite than XPLite....has anyone else experienced this?

      thanks for the post lostresponse!
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Red GTi VR6
        I'm currently running an nLited version of XP, and am liking it. I've heard of XPLite, but after talking with some friends (who know more about PCs than myself) and after showing them nLite, they seemed to be more impressed with nLite than XPLite....has anyone else experienced this?

        thanks for the post lostresponse!
        yes from what ive heard nLite is better they are really 2 totally different programs tho nLite is designed at install time to put a modified version of xp on your hd and XPLite is an app you run after your installed.
        nLite has the advantage because it can prevent the "crap" from being loaded while XPlite can only patrol for the "crap" and tell it to leave
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        • #5
          very good to know, thanks!

          I'll stick with my nLite then.

          btw - your gas app looks pretty cool!
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          • #6
            From my experience, TinyXP is great (rev04) but is design for gamers. In a car environment, the software written around here may need some components not in Tiny. Roadrunner and everything works great. Bootvis optimize however, won't run. So I would say spend some time and use the TinyXP Guide with nLite to configure your components exactly as you need them.

            Rev04 runs base 40mb ram which is great, you should be able to achieve nearly the same thing with nLite.

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            • #7
              I've gotten nLite down to about 40 megs, I believe for the car as well...

              there's not a whole lot in XP I need in the car.

              Thanks for the info! I'm going to go look up this 'bootvis' you mentioned to see what it is.



              regarding the bootvis - 30 seconds hu?

              I suppose if I've already got it lower than that (20-25 somewhere in there), then this wouldn't do me much good hu?
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              • #8
                Instead of doing nlite and XPlite, has anybody tried doing a car pc with Windows PE or Bart's PE? That would probably minimize install space and speed up booting.

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                • #9
                  nope.... bartpe takes a while to load.... cd=much slower than hdd!
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                  • #10
                    then what happens when you need the drive?
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                    • #11
                      Red, you've seriously got a 40MB functional OS?
                      I should really look into nLite then.

                      Have you considered booting from a flash memory instead of the HDD?
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                      • #12
                        40mb is the memory footprint, not the hdd space it uses...
                        Roy

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                        • #13
                          would booting from flash memory mean quicker boot up times?

                          I'm sure that's a damn n00b question, but I'm a n00b on this relm of stuff.

                          I've got a CF card slot on the board so I could use that for a solid state card for booting, right?
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                          • #14
                            Nope... from what i've read and my tests most CF solutions are actually quite slower than an hd... SFiorito was testing a usb disk-on-chip solution that was to be quite fast...dunno...
                            Roy

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RoyN
                              40mb is the memory footprint, not the hdd space it uses...
                              Pardon the Noobish question, I tried to research but with no luck.
                              What's a memory foot print and how is it calculated?
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