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    Thanks mate, will do, but not going to start the install proper for a couple of months.
    Hardware:- VIA EPIA MII 12000 LVDS 1.2Ghz : £137.95 + 512Mb PC2100 DDR Memory : £49.34 + Opus 150w Shuttle PSU: £128 + 7” Lilliput 629 Touchscreen: £173.90 + 2.5” 40Gb 5200rpm Laptop Drive + Slotload Laptop CD-RW/DVD-ROM + Hauppage WinTV-PCI-FM : £53.95

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    Just so you know, I just wired up my lilliput in that double din spot tonight. It looks great. Only trouble I'm having is finding a way to make is securely mounted in that spot. But I've only been at it for an hour....so I'm not running out of idaes yet by any means.

    Just one thing, if you do get the lilliput, get the black one. It goes to well with the black dash.

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    I think if you have it lower you will see it better as much light wont reflect of it as if it were in the double din.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naveedh
    I think if you have it lower you will see it better as much light wont reflect of it as if it were in the double din.
    I've been told that exactly from people who've installed the screen down low.

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    well for me it was experiance So it is true.

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    New Bios Logo

    I've finally changed the full screen bios logo to a BMW one. I had a few problems creating the image in Photo Shop as it left a white border after flashing. I got round this by creating the tif in Paint Shop Pro. Alastair Richards was really helpful. For full instructions check CdRsKull's thread. The logo looks like this and here is a copy of the I0A00135 bios for the Epia MII boards. It worked for me so I assume it will work for you. However take care flashing your bios and only do it if you are confident or rich. I'm not responsible for you using this bios file.

    Glad this is over with, it's taken me ages to do such a simple job.

    A little bit of advice, create a bios recovery disk on a floppy before you start. It needs to be formatted with system files including the flash utility, safe bios, and an auotexec.bat file with a command line to autorun the flash utility with all the ocrrect tags, to force run it and restart afterwards. I messed up a flash and lost the video output at the same time. I had to recover blind.

    Now I've got to reskin windows properly.
    Hardware:- VIA EPIA MII 12000 LVDS 1.2Ghz : £137.95 + 512Mb PC2100 DDR Memory : £49.34 + Opus 150w Shuttle PSU: £128 + 7” Lilliput 629 Touchscreen: £173.90 + 2.5” 40Gb 5200rpm Laptop Drive + Slotload Laptop CD-RW/DVD-ROM + Hauppage WinTV-PCI-FM : £53.95

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    Hauppage WinTV-PCI-FM

    I invested in a Hauppage WinTV-PCI-FM card this week. I know it's a bit early in the install but I wanted TV in my room for a while. I paid £53.95 from PC World for it, because I wanted it in a hurry. Good news, the radio works fine. Bad news, TV is non-existant with a portable aerial in my room. I have the radio working with fp but not with radiator. DOn't know how I've done it. The only bit of the radio not to work in fp is the seek function. I need to trawl the forums for a solution on that.
    Hardware:- VIA EPIA MII 12000 LVDS 1.2Ghz : £137.95 + 512Mb PC2100 DDR Memory : £49.34 + Opus 150w Shuttle PSU: £128 + 7” Lilliput 629 Touchscreen: £173.90 + 2.5” 40Gb 5200rpm Laptop Drive + Slotload Laptop CD-RW/DVD-ROM + Hauppage WinTV-PCI-FM : £53.95

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    Ntoskrnl

    I've also given up on editing the windows boot screens, due to the pallete problems it is impossible to create a good looking image, so at most I might just turn the screen black.
    Hardware:- VIA EPIA MII 12000 LVDS 1.2Ghz : £137.95 + 512Mb PC2100 DDR Memory : £49.34 + Opus 150w Shuttle PSU: £128 + 7” Lilliput 629 Touchscreen: £173.90 + 2.5” 40Gb 5200rpm Laptop Drive + Slotload Laptop CD-RW/DVD-ROM + Hauppage WinTV-PCI-FM : £53.95

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    Has anyone figured out an easy way to edit the windows boot screen to add the bmw logo?

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    Use a boot screen program. It'll do all the work for you. You just supply he pictures.

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