Installing Windows 98
Unattended Windows Installations
- Create an Unattended Windows XP CD
- Create a Multi-Boot DVD with every operating system and support tool you ever need
- Integrate Microsoft Update into your install CD
Unattended Application Installations
- The Great Unattended Project is an executable that silently downloads and installs commonly use freeware applications
- Hardware Driver Packs
- Make a 7-Zip switch-less installer
- Custom SFX Modules for 7-Zip to make your self-installing applications look professional
Order of Preparation
- Integrate Ryans Updates into your WinXP Installation source first so they can be modified or removed in a later stage if required.
- Run nLite to slipstream servicepacks, remove unwanted Services and Components. You can add some later, like WMP11 or IE7.
- Integrate Addons, so XPize can modify them at a later stage.
- Integrate WMP11 before XPize changes resources.
- XPize near the end to avoid any files replacing the XPized ones.
- Add the DriverPacks
Once you have installed your new operating system, you will need to make a few manual settings to get it customized. Give your system a unique name, enable file sharing.
Set File and Printer Sharing
Use the file and printer sharing wizard to get your system set up for sharing files, and give your computer a unique name at the same time.
- Open file Explorer and right-click any folder and select “Sharing and Security…”. The first time you run the wizard will not set sharing on the folder you selected.
- Under the Sharing tab, click the link that says “Network Security Wizard”. Do not skip the wizard the first time you set up a folder, otherwise you’ll have all sorts of problems accessing your folders. You can skip the wizard when you set up subsequent folders.
- In the Network Setup Wizard click Next twice.
- Select a connection method. The second option is probably the most common.
- Enter a name for your computer, and an optional description, then click Next
- Enter your network workgroup name and click Next. All of your computers should use the same workgroup name.
- Select Turn on file and printer sharing and click next
- Click Next and the wizard will configure your network
- Select the fourth option (“Just finish the wizard…”) and click Next
- Click Finish, then restart your computer when prompted.