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    XP Stripped and MI

    Quick question for you regarding the requirements for MI.

    I recently installed a stripped down version of XP (minus WMP and a whole bunch of other things.. complete install is circa 600mb or there abouts).
    I installed MI207b and found it couldn't start because it was looking for WMP.
    I tried to install MPC but that didn't resolve the issue either so had to download WMP10.

    Is there any chance of getting MI working with MPC rather than having to install WMP onto the box (yes I know most users have a full version of the OS but I am trying to strip it down to fit onto a compact flash card).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonD
    Quick question for you regarding the requirements for MI.

    I recently installed a stripped down version of XP (minus WMP and a whole bunch of other things.. complete install is circa 600mb or there abouts).
    I installed MI207b and found it couldn't start because it was looking for WMP.
    I tried to install MPC but that didn't resolve the issue either so had to download WMP10.

    Is there any chance of getting MI working with MPC rather than having to install WMP onto the box (yes I know most users have a full version of the OS but I am trying to strip it down to fit onto a compact flash card).
    Wow, thats really interesting. Running the OS on a flash card. Thats actually kind of amazing. Unfortunately WMP cant be replaced. During development, the Windows Media Player control was added and placed in the project. Playing audio from the program completely relies on this component, which is completely integrated into the program. Why have you decided to run the OS from a flash card? Why not a hard drive, even a small one?
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    I haven't ruled out running an hdd or usb key, my main concern really was getting a low footprint XP up and running. I have a 1gb CF card sitting around doing nothing and had looked around here and found people running their carpc's on these (the problem being it doesn't like ever changing data so pagefiles etc needed to be put elsewhere). That aside the media I installed XP from is actually a total of 180mb (it fit's on a 210mb cd) and has it's WMP and other non required components removed (somewhat nLite'd).

    I don't have a problem installing WMP but it does mean that I could run into potential issues if WMP looks for something that would be on a normal build and not mine (loads of services missing, files not installed and not on the media etc). As it stands atm my VMWare session of this works a treat and I have WMP10, the source files for MI, 3vix and some other binaries on the image and it's under 650mb.

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    Install WMP10 on the OS, make sure when your installing it to check the proper boxes. (There's a ton of stuff WMP does, just check to boxes to basically make it play audio &video without all the bells and whistles, off the top of my head I can't remember ALL the stuff, just use your common sense and disable things like "look for internet updates, acquire lic. from the internet)

    You should have included Media Player 6.4 in your nLite build if you havent you may want to re-think adding it in, even though you'll be using WMP10 taking WMP6.4 out of windows really causes some havoc.

    Turn off your page file if you have your OS on a CF card. Search this forum for EWF + minlogon.


    Ohh yea, the reason why we install the OS on a CF card is because solid state media is much more stable in the vehicle than your conventional laptop HDD or Desktop HDD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IntellaWorks
    Install WMP10 on the OS, make sure when your installing it to check the proper boxes. (There's a ton of stuff WMP does, just check to boxes to basically make it play audio &video without all the bells and whistles, off the top of my head I can't remember ALL the stuff, just use your common sense and disable things like "look for internet updates, acquire lic. from the internet)

    You should have included Media Player 6.4 in your nLite build if you havent you may want to re-think adding it in, even though you'll be using WMP10 taking WMP6.4 out of windows really causes some havoc.

    Turn off your page file if you have your OS on a CF card. Search this forum for EWF + minlogon.


    Ohh yea, the reason why we install the OS on a CF card is because solid state media is much more stable in the vehicle than your conventional laptop HDD or Desktop HDD.
    Very true. Ive never set my car computer on top of my subwoofer box, but something tells me this would be a very bad idea!
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