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Installing Windows XP on your EEEPC
Bugiman 
8/12/07 6:51:49 AM
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YES! With fdisk /mbr it works. 10x a lot ;)

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.:Cyb3rGlitch:. 
8/12/07 9:29:04 AM
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So has anyone tried booting off a 133x SD? I wonder what the difference would be in terms of boot time and transfer speeds.

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Lambo 
8/12/07 10:08:12 AM
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Ahhh sorry about that.

You are very right.

fdisk /mbr

My apologies for that one. Original post updated.

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.:Cyb3rGlitch:. 
8/12/07 3:52:06 PM
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You know, I was thinking, my uncle has an external DVD-RW. I can just use that can't I?

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KTS 
9/12/07 12:07:26 AM
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Yep, it's USB right?

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KTS 
9/12/07 2:10:46 AM
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Hey Lambo, do you know of a way to get rid of the XP bootloader thingy? It shows up for me everytime I reboot now and it's annoying because it slows down my startup times.
I got my nLite ISO down to 200Mb, and it installed fine :)
XP is a lot speedier without all the junk. Time to change the RAM and get the CPU back up to 900mhz

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.:Cyb3rGlitch:. 
9/12/07 9:41:28 AM
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Quote by KTS
Yep, it's USB right?


Yup.

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KTS 
9/12/07 12:29:21 PM
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Then just nLite your XP (You cant use Home on the Eee for some reason) and burn to disk and install as normal, you'll prob have to do the bootdisk method though.

I gotta say, using my stripped down XP is almost as speedy as the default Xandros install, very impressed. Just need to go to CPL to get some RAM today :D

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.:Cyb3rGlitch:. 
9/12/07 12:34:46 PM
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Quote by KTS
I gotta say, using my stripped down XP is almost as speedy as the default Xandros install, very impressed. Just need to go to CPL to get some RAM today :D


That's good to hear.

Some guy got Oblivion to work on his Eee. I might try FEAR. :P

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Lambo 
10/12/07 11:22:39 AM
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Quote by KTS
Hey Lambo, do you know of a way to get rid of the XP bootloader thingy? It shows up for me everytime I reboot now and it's annoying because it slows down my startup times.
I got my nLite ISO down to 200Mb, and it installed fine :)
XP is a lot speedier without all the junk. Time to change the RAM and get the CPU back up to 900mhz



Surely do.

Right Click My Computer -> Properties -> Click Advanced -> Startup & Recovery -> Settings -> Untick 'Time to Display list of OS's' Done.

Just make sure XP is the default. Which it should be already anyway.


Edited by Lambo: 10/12/2007 11:23:26 AM

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KTS 
10/12/07 10:07:35 PM
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Fantastic, now a quicker startup!

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.:Cyb3rGlitch:. 
13/12/07 6:23:44 PM
Guru

Would I be able to partition the system via an nLite XP install?

BTW, what is the difference in boot time for XP vs Xandros?


Edited by .:Cyb3rGlitch:.: 13/12/2007 06:42:16 PM

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.:Cyb3rGlitch:. 
13/12/07 8:54:12 PM
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Darn, I can't get wxpboot onto my USB! It keeps saying "Failed to open wxpboot - exiting". I've tried on Vista and XP. :(

OMG! After 1 hour of typing in CMD with no hope, I fixed it by just dragging the image file onto physdiskwrite. Much easier than going via command prompt. :P


Edited by .:Cyb3rGlitch:.: 13/12/2007 09:21:15 PM

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.:Cyb3rGlitch:. 
14/12/07 11:34:42 AM
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OK, I've had many problems getting XP onto my ASUS Eee. Here are some tips:

1. Don't use 'physdiskwrite -u winxpboot.ima' either use 'physdiskwrite -u wxpboot.ima ' or drag the image file onto the physdiskwrite program.

2. Use USBs that are in FAT32 format. NTFS or just plain FAT will not work.

3. If you are using XP Pro Upgrade, you will have to install a previous Windows OS. For me, this was Windows ME *shudders*.

4. When installing XP Pro off the USB, it might hang at 'Inspecting computer...' If so, copy the i386 contents to the SSD using:

A:\md c:\i386 
A:\xcopy D:\i386 C:\i386 /E



BTW, I used two USB drives.

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Lambo 
14/12/07 1:26:50 PM
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Quote by .:Cyb3rGlitch:.
OK, I've had many problems getting XP onto my ASUS Eee. Here are some tips:

1. Don't use 'physdiskwrite -u winxpboot.ima' either use 'physdiskwrite -u wxpboot.ima ' or drag the image file onto the physdiskwrite program.

2. Use USBs that are in FAT32 format. NTFS or just plain FAT will not work.

3. If you are using XP Pro Upgrade, you will have to install a previous Windows OS. For me, this was Windows ME *shudders*.

4. When installing XP Pro off the USB, it might hang at 'Inspecting computer...' If so, copy the i386 contents to the SSD using:

A:\md c:\i386 
A:\xcopy D:\i386 C:\i386 /E



BTW, I used two USB drives.



Good work mate. Sorry for the mistake on the file name. I've edited my original. Glad you got it working.

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.:Cyb3rGlitch:. 
14/12/07 1:42:42 PM
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Quote by Lambo
Glad you got it working.


I didn't actually get it working straight off. I'll probably write up a tutorial on how to do it with upgrade OSs. It is seriously a major pain in the arse. :P

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Apoptosis 
16/12/07 3:49:19 AM
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This is THE slowest and most fiddly OS install I have ever done...Hopefully it shall be worth it.

Also, my ASUS DVD that came with it doesn't seem to open on vista... :(

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.:Cyb3rGlitch:. 
16/12/07 10:21:17 AM
Guru

Quote by Apoptosis
This is THE slowest and most fiddly OS install I have ever done...Hopefully it shall be worth it.

Also, my ASUS DVD that came with it doesn't seem to open on vista... :(


Yeah, the ASUS DVD doesn't work on Vista. All you have to do is copy the driver setup files onto a USB and run them off the ASUS Eee once you have XP installed.

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morris 
13/1/08 8:27:29 AM
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I'm deciding whether or not to install XP on my new machine. I'm not really interested in games for it (except maybe SCUMMvm for some adventure game fun) and I think that will work on the default OS.

By the look of things mentioned in this thread a cut down version of XP will take a lot less than Xandros.

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Hobo Man 
18/1/08 3:42:24 PM
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Quote by morris
I'm deciding whether or not to install XP on my new machine. I'm not really interested in games for it (except maybe SCUMMvm for some adventure game fun) and I think that will work on the default OS.

By the look of things mentioned in this thread a cut down version of XP will take a lot less than Xandros.



But think of the ROM and starcraft opportunitys !!!!

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