Hey everyone, don't have much time right now, but I'm fairly sure I got the Enhanced Write Filter (EWF) from XP Embedded running on a regular XP install. What this means is that we can make read-only volumes on XP just like in XP Embedded. I tested it out using Virtual PC. I'm not sure if someone has already done this or not. I've been out of the CarPC world for a few months. The reason I did this is because I'd like to install my OS and UI files on a CF disk for physical size issues, and have an external 2.5" drive for all my data files. Anyways, I need to go back tonight and make sure I've got everything right. I did a quick test last night (or this morning actually) and it did indeed work (booted up, ran ewfmgr which confirmed I had ewf running, deleted a few files and created one in the volume, rebooted and the volume reverted back to its original state). Now the only issue is to figure out how much we can slim down XP. EWF may also work on Win2k since it's just a storage filter. Anyways, I'll post again today when I have some time. Thanks!
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Using EWF on regular WinXP