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    Modified Windows Installation

    Here's my situation:

    I bought a 1GB IDE Flash module to install my OS on for my soon-to-be upgraded CarPC. I made an nLite version of windows and I have tried to install it on the drive but it says it requires 1.2GB of space for the system.

    My first question: This size doesn't seem right--I reduced its size quite a bit, so I am assuming that this is a fixed regulation put in by windows so as to always come up when installing windows, which they assume to be the full version of XP. Am I correct in thinking this? Or is this the actual size of my modified system?

    The other question I have: Is there a way to install the OS on this drive without going through the typical bluescreen windows setup, or can I install it on my other PC that has some free IDE ports through the OS on that computer? I'm unsure if it makes it computer-specific when installing the OS, or if I can install it on one PC and move it to another.

    Thanks for any help!
    CT

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsoccer13 View Post
    Here's my situation:

    I bought a 1GB IDE Flash module to install my OS on for my soon-to-be upgraded CarPC. I made an nLite version of windows and I have tried to install it on the drive but it says it requires 1.2GB of space for the system.

    My first question: This size doesn't seem right--I reduced its size quite a bit, so I am assuming that this is a fixed regulation put in by windows so as to always come up when installing windows, which they assume to be the full version of XP. Am I correct in thinking this? Or is this the actual size of my modified system?

    The other question I have: Is there a way to install the OS on this drive without going through the typical bluescreen windows setup, or can I install it on my other PC that has some free IDE ports through the OS on that computer? I'm unsure if it makes it computer-specific when installing the OS, or if I can install it on one PC and move it to another.

    Thanks for any help!
    CT
    do a google for "tiny xp" its been cut down to about 100 meg... works fine....no ie etc...pm me if you cant find it..there are ways to install from a usb key. again google for it. as for moving an install to another system an xp install wont boot on another system unless its the same type. i.e same hardware.
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    If the above doesn't work, hookup a full size hard drive, install the OS. Then ghost it onto CDs and then back onto the CF.

    But getting a pre-made smaller OS (TinyXP/etc) is easier.

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