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  • 2Fast XP - newer distro

    I came across this new distribution of XP on TPB a little while ago and he just released his SE (second edition). Updated are slipstreamed through July 11 and a bunch of other little tweaks are already done to bump up performance. I'm running it on my Mac Mini dual core which I've yet to put in the car, but it seems like a pretty good start for optimization.
    Also allows for installation to USB stick, nifty.

    Main site: http://xp.awardspace.com/

    Edit: Took out torrent link. The main site said the torrent is being reseeded today.
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    Intel Mac Mini Core Duo running Win XP
    Carnetix P-1900+PNP cable
    Xenarc 700TSV
    Global Sat BU-353 GPS
    Alpine Sirius Reciever with mitchjs board
    Car2PC adapter
    RoadRunner
    PhoCo

  • #2
    !!!!!111111one

    WoW :O install directly to USB (without having to do cartwheels around your computer) BADASS!! even though I know the admins are going to delete this post any minute now for the torrent link ...you still rock for showing us the light
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    • #3
      Interesting... wonder if the constant paging will nuke your thumbdrive though?
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      Athlon 1200 M-Atx
      usb-wifi, usb-gps, usb-tuner, usb-bluetooth

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      • #4
        Ewf

        one word... EWF.....or three letters....whatever
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        • #5
          Ah sweet... i'm with you now.
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          Athlon 1200 M-Atx
          usb-wifi, usb-gps, usb-tuner, usb-bluetooth

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          • #6
            Installing

            Downloaded, Burned .iso to CD, installing as we speak....it hated my Centron thumb drive it would recognize it but couldn't format it. it has no problems with my Apacer and it's about 55% completed. the iso is kind of big (498mb) so you might want to shoot for a 1 gig USB thumb drive or an external HD or maybe use isobuster to get rid of the extra apps included with it which would shrink it down to about 330mb
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            • #7
              F3rr3r - How the Performace - Let us know.. its always easy to change the cdkey to your own valid one, id like to know how performance is first before i format my carpc.
              P4 Celeron 2.2 - 512MB - OPUS 250 - Audigy SE - BU353 - HQCT - No Speakers though :-(

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              • #8
                progress

                it's gotten to the GUI portion of the install where it would normally explain all the new features of windows XP blah blah blah and has a minutes remaining counter at the bottom, except with this version the gui has been edited with much more interesting information.....I gotta say it's pretty funny. I'm concerned that the startup times are going to be really slow with a thumb drive because the install is taking forever. It might be better to just go the external HD route instead...which is still not a bad idea since most external HDs are 12V powered and when you want to edit a .ini or add movies/mp3s all you have to do is take it into the house and plug it into your main computer I have the luxury of having 2 identical PCs one for the car and one for the house (not main computer) so i can boot it up without worrying about hardware conflicts
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                • #9
                  Can some1 tell me exactly what this is? IS it like an nLite version of XP? Faster speeds? Can you install i t on a regular HDD?
                  2002 Mitsubishi Galant
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                  Via M10K
                  512mb Ram
                  60GB HDD
                  Souund Blaster Audigy2 NX
                  OPUS ITX PC Case

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                  • #10
                    Definately love to hear some performance figures from the boot drive.
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                    Athlon 1200 M-Atx
                    usb-wifi, usb-gps, usb-tuner, usb-bluetooth

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                    • #11
                      Links to torrent have died anyway
                      My Nissan 200SX @ Silverstone
                      NOW SADLY WRITTEN OFF!

                      My Car's spec list + pics

                      Stealth CarPC fab'ing...

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                      • #12
                        ok here's the deal. I have an Apacer thumb drive which is pretty fast at around 200X speed here's a picture http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.c..._1906_21188687 so I'm sure the results will vary depending on other peoples thumb drive speeds. It is about 5 secounds faster on startup than just using my 4800 rpm hard drive. Explorer windows pop up instantly and files deffinately appear to be accessed much faster than the traditional HD. I haven't attempted EWF yet and I won't be able for a while either because after I tested the OS. I tried to plug it into a different computer to browse the thumb drive and it screwed up the bootabillity of the thumbdrive. maybe the MBR? I'm not sure but keep in mind if you do install to a thumb drive DONT ACCESS IT FROM ANOTHER COMPUTER RUNNING WINDOWS. I'm thinking external HD is probably going to be the better solution anyways because the thumbdrive is constantly being accessed (solid yellow light on the stick) that can't be good for it. I know ewf prevents writes but I'm not sure how many reads a thumb drive can take. what do you guys think? any other questions by the way?
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                        • #13
                          link

                          hhmmm...... not sure if this is going to be ok but...

                          xBrady:
                          Sorry, it's not ok.
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                          • #14
                            Any instructions for this?
                            Setup:
                            Dynaudio 240GT
                            PPI PC4100, PPI PC2350
                            Zapco DSP6
                            ADS DAC
                            Testing new board (Albatron KI690-AM2)

                            "I dont know if complaints were filed, or mistakes were made, but feelings were hurt." -Krystal Washington

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                            • #15
                              @proph

                              put in your thumbdrive, turn on your computer, and install the hacked windows cd like you normally would install windows except that it shows your thumbdrive as an HD to install to.
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