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WinBorg.XP.DVD.April.(2012) & WinBorg.XP.Builder.v1.0.0.0.(2010)

Postby soporific » Sun Sep 03, 2006 5:42 pm

WinBorg XP April 2012 DVD

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What is Winborg XP?

If you boot with this DVD and start one of the setup routines, this will clean install a corporate edition of Windows XP Pro SP3 updated to the month of release. The aim is for you to be able to stick this DVD in, quickly get setup running, and then when setup finally stops, your computer is ready to use. There are no steps in between, you don't need to do a thing, you get a fully unattended installation of everything. This means all your device drivers installed and no critical updates need installing. You just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Actually, there are some options you can select, in particular, the Driver Packs Selector is something you'll want to look out for as the operating system is installed because you can choose extra driver packs that aren't selected by default and you can also un-select some to save some time for the install. You can also set the type of screen resolution you have - standard or widescreen - this will make the end result a lot more satisfying to gaze upon.

Winborg XP was created by BartOfBorg. Further development since August 2006 by Soporific.

DVD Boot Menu

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4 different flavours of Windows XP Professional SP3 to choose from:
- the choices involve whether you want:
> to use the driverpacks
> to install the OS without any tweaks or addons
> to install either the standard tweaked OS or the WinBorg one. See below for more info on the differences.

There's a tools menu available with a choice set of tools to help you with your hardware if need be.

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The install theme

The setup billboard screen theme has been split in 2. The first part is Matrix inspired while the second is all about the Borg.

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Driverpacks

The driverpacks and screen resolution selection utility starts after your PC first reboots during the installation of the operating system. This is a good thing to watch out for because you can select extra driverpacks that aren't selected by default (as shown below). It starts after your PC reboots for the first time during setup (after the blue screen part). New in the November edition of Winborg XP is the PhysX driverpack which provides extra juicy drivers for the latest graphics cards.

You can also set the style of your screen resolution. For extra impact of your new operating system right out of the box, please set this to your usual screen resolution. There are only 2 options - Standard and Widescreen. Hopefully you all know which is which ;) -- if you don't and you have a widescreen monitor, the resolution is automatically set to 1024 x 768 (or higher) and this may not look very good. You can simply change it in Display Setting like normal, i'm just saying here that it will aid in giving you the pleasure of a good looking PC when setup is all finished.

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The Operating System

This is the scene at the end of setup:
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The OS is Windows XP Professional with SP3 v5512 integrated. You should not need to download any further hotfixes, and you should be able to 'validate' at any time with any OS you install from this DVD. When you visit Windows Update, you do not have to download or install anything in order to use it, the necessary files have already been integrated.

Vista icons package
--- OS options 1 & 2: the original icons were preserved.
--- OS options 3 & 4: Vista style icons

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OS Options

There are 4 OS options to choose from when you want to install the OS:

option 1 - Windows XP Professional SP3 with updated OS components only
option 2 - Windows XP Professional SP3 with minimal tweaks and add-ons
option 3 - Windows XP Professional SP3 with essential tweaks and add-ons
option 4 - WinBorg XP Professional SP3 with recommended tweaks and add-ons

The main differences regard which add-ons are installed:

add-ons slipstreamed into this release

1st OS option
Doug_Accessibility_AddOn_v1.3
Doug_SystemRestore_AddOn_v1.0
LucidaSansFix-1.0.0-Addon
MS-VirtualPC-Additions_addon
Patch_HIVESYS_v13c_Addon
Remove_Microsoft_Update_AddOn
Ricks_VistaRTMFonts_AddOn_v1.1
xable_WGAN-v1.6_addon
xable_WindowsUpdateEngine-v1.4_addon
YumeYao_IE8_Addon_Clean_ENU_1_4_11
YumeYao_WMP11_Addon_ENU_V3_4_5

2nd OS option
- all 1st OS option add-ons plus:

5er_MSSignedThemes_Addon_v6.1.1_x86
Cyber_IconRepair_Addon
DirectX32_9.0c_Runtimes_201006_Addon
Firefox_12.0_addon
HashCheck_addon-2.1.11
IE8_Tweaks_1.0_addon
Java_Runtime_7_update_4_Addon
Kels_CPLBonus_v12.8.2_addon
Lightspeed.Screensaver_8.7.6.6_addon
NR_CursorsAIO_Addon_1.9
RecuvaCPL_1.42.544_addon
Ricks_UbuntuHumanCursors_AddOn
Ricktendo64_Zune_Theme_AddOn_v1.1
SnakeCracker's_Evo_AddOn
The_Next_Os_addon_v1.1
YumeYao_MicrosoftVC78910RuntimeLibraries_Addon_2_0_9

3rd OS option
- all 1st & 2nd OS option add-ons plus:

Adobe_Flash_AiO_slim_AddOn
AIO_Black_Theme_Addon_by_LUZR4LIFE
Kels_Runtimes_addon_v7.8.4
Kels_SafeXP_Addon_v1.5.7.14
Ricks_VistaSoundsReplacement_AddOn_70909
Ricks_XentientThumbnails1.0.2_AddOn
WallpaperTheme_v7_Addon

4th OS option
- all 1st, 2nd, & 3rd OS option add-ons plus:

b101_DeadPixelTester_3.00_CPL_addon
Cyber_Prime95v25.6_Addon
ENU_BVProSvcDescriptions_1.5.2_Addon
Kels_RefreshTools_CPL_addon
Kels_Uber_Addon_v16.2
Prio_win32_199_2367_Addon
Reapers_IP_Configuration_Manager_2.7.2.80_CPL_AddOn
Reapers_PC_Wizard_2008_CPL_AddOn
RegTweakerCPL2.1.2.283_Addon
Sops_CCleaner_Addon_3.18.1707
TrueCryptCPL_4.3.1.0_Addon
UniversalSilentSwitchFinder_addon_v1.5.0.0

Post-Install Applications Menu

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- you can choose groups of selections or you can go through the menu and choose for yourself.
- all your selections are silently installed, you don't need to do nothin with serials, cracks or anything else, all are ready to use after rebooting your PC.

Applications menu list for April 2012:
Code: Select all
7-Zip 9.22
AC3 Filter Lite 1.63b
Adobe Reader Lite 10.1.3.23
Adobe Shockwave 11.6.4.634
Advanced SystemCare Free 3.7.3
Advanced Uninstaller PRO 10.2.0.357
AI Roboform Enterprise 7.3.0
AIDA64 Extreme Edition 2.30.1900
AIO Slate Theme
allSnap 1.41
AM-Deadlink 4.4
AnyDVD 6.8.1.0
ASPI layer drivers 4.6.1021
Asterisk Key 10.0
ATI Tray Tools 1.7.9.1573
AutoIT 3.3.8.1 with SciTE
AutoPatcher Updater 1.30
Autorun Virus Remover 3.1
Autoruns 11.22
Axialis IconWorkshop 6.70
Babylon Portable 9.0.2.11
Battery Care 0.9.8.3
BB FlashBack Express 3.2.3.2190
BetterJPEG 1.7.1.3
Beyond Compare 3.3.4
Bulk Rename Utility 2.7.1.2
Cain and Abel 4.9.43
CamStudio 2.6
CapsUnlock 1.4
CCleaner 3.18.1707
CDCheck 3.0.1.43
Clean Disk Security 7.91
CleanMem 2.4.1
ClipX 1.0.3.8
CloneCD 5.3.1.3
CloneSpy 2.61
Combined Community Codec Pack 2011-11-11
Comodo BackUp 4.1.28
Context Menu Manager 2011.4
Core Temp 1.0.0
CrystalDiskInfo 4.3.0a
Daemon Tools Lite 4.45.3
Date In Tray 1.5
Defraggler 2.09.391
Directory Opus 10.0.1
DiskCheck 1.0.75
DiskGenius 3.3.0525
DM2 v1.23.1
Drive Space Indicator 5.3.7.1
Drive Speedometer 1.0.0
DriveGLEAM 1.12
Driver Magician Portable 3.68
Driver Sweeper 3.2.0
DropIt 4.0.1
Dual Monitor Tools 1.8
DVD-Ranger 4.0.2.1
DVDfab 8.1.7.3
Easy CD DVD Cover Creator 4.13
EasyBoot 5.1.0.566
EasyRecovery Professional 6.22
Electric Sheep 2.7b34
eMule MorphXT 12.6
EncSpot Pro 2.2.b2
Everything 1.2.1.358b
Explorer++ 1.2
Ext Changer 0.5
FeedDemon 3.1.0.30
ffdshow rev 4436
File Repair 2.1
FileTypesMan 1.61
FileZilla 3.5.3
FinePrint 6.10
Flash Player 11.2.202.233 for Internet Explorer
Flash Player 11.2.202.233 for Non-IE Browsers
FlashFolder 1.9.181
FlashFXP 3.7.9 Beta
FlashGet 3.7.0.1203
Fonts Pack - 117 Various True Type Fonts
Fonts Pack - 400 Starting True Type Fonts
Format Factory 2.90
Forte Agent 5.0.1171
Foxit PDF Editor Portable 2.2.1.1119
FreshUI 8.73
FrostWire 5.3.5
Game Booster 1.51
Get All Passwords 1.21
GetDataBack Portable 4.2.2
GIMP 2.6.12
Glint 1.26
GMail Drive 1.15
Gmail Notifier 1.0.0.87
GOM Player 2.1.40
GoodSync 7.7.5.5
Google Chrome 18.0.1025.152
GrabIt 1.72 beta 4
Hard Drive Inspector Pro 3.98
HashTab 3.0.0
HDD Regenerator 2011
HDShredder Free 3.6.1
HotKeyz 2.8.3.0
HTTrack Website Copier 3.44
IconsExtract 1.47
Identity Finder Home Edition 5.70
ImgBurn 2.5.7.0
Inno Setup 5.4.3
InstalledCodec 1.25
Internet Cyclone 2.13
Internet Download Manager 6.06 Build 8
IrfanView 4.30
ISP Monitor 5.7.5
iTunes 10.6.1
Java Runtime Environment 7 Update 4
K-Lite Codec Tweak Tool 4.9.5
K-Lite Full Codec Pack 8.70
KatMouse 1.04
Kels CPL Bonus 12.8.2
Kels Uber Addon 16.0
Kindle for PC 1.9.3
Laptop Battery Doubler 1.21
Launchy 2.5
MacDrive 8.0.7.38
Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder 2.0.8
MailStore Home 5.0.1
MailWasher Free 6.54
Memory Optimization 1.1.0.1948
MessenPass 1.42
Metapad 3.6
Microsoft .Net Framework 2 to 3.5 SP1 AIO
Microsoft Security Essentials XP 4.0.1526
Microsoft SilverLight 5.0.61118
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005-2010 SP1
Miro 4.0.6
Mmm 2.02
Mozilla Firefox 12.0
Mozilla Thunderbird 12.0
MS Baseline Security Analyzer 2.2
MultiExtractor 2.72c
MultiRes 1.58
Nero 10.6.3.100
NetBalancer 3.1
NetLimiter Pro 2.0.10
NetWorx 5.2.2
NewsBin Pro 5.50.9337
NewsLeecher 3.9b8
NewXP Live Blue Theme by ~sagorpirbd
NirLauncher NirSoft-Sysinternals Tools June 2011
NotePad++ 6.1.2
Notepad2 v4.1.24
NovaBench 3.0.1
OfficeTab 6.50
Online Armour Free 5.5.0.1557
Opera 11.62
Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.4
OutlookAttachView 1.67
Paint.NET 3.5.10
Partition Wizard 7.1
PC Decrapifier 2.2.8
PDF Split and Merge 2.2.0
PDF To Excel Converter 2.0
PDF2Word 3.0.01.20.2007
PDFCreator 1.3.2
PE Explorer 1.99 RC4
PeerBlock 1.1
PerfectDisk 12.5
PhotoZoom Pro 4.04
Pidgin 2.10.3
Piky Suite 3.0.21
PowerISO 4.8
PowerMenu 1.51
Proactive System Password Recovery 4.1.3.455
Process Explorer 14.12
Process Lasso 5.1.0.29
PSPad Editor 4.5.7 Build 2441
PureRA 1.5
QuickTime Lite 4.1
Radical Image Optimization Tool 0.4.1
Rainlendar Lite 2.8.1
RarmaRadio 2.62.1
Real Alternative Lite 2.02
Ricks GlassToasts Balloon Notifications
RivaTuner 2.24c
RM To MP3 WAV Converter 2.15
RoboCopy GUI 1.0.0.24
RunWithAffinity 1.0.2
Safari 5.1.5
Sandra Lite 2012 (18.45)
Save My Work 1.0.45
Second Copy 8.0.4.1
SetupS SendTo v8.11.7.0
ShellExView v1.37
Shutter 2.90
Simple Ping 1.0.3
Simple Port Forwarding 3.2.10
Skype 5.9.32.114
SMAC Professional 2.7
SoftMaker Office 2012 rev 656
SopCast 3.5.0
Soporific\'s Media Files Toolbox March 2012
SP3 UxTheme Patcher 1.3
SpeedFan 4.46
SpyBot Search & Destroy 1.62
SpyDLLRemover 4.5
Startup Delayer 3.0 beta 319
Stat Bar 2.406
StExBar 1.7.2
Super Flexible File Synchronizer Pro 5.70
Synergy 1.4.3
System Explorer 3.0.2
Tag&Rename 3.5.7
The Font Thing 0.80
ThumbViewLite 1.0
TreeSize Professional 5.5.5
TrueCrypt 7.1a
TrueCrypt Mobile 7.1a
TSR Watermark Image 1.8.3.1
TuneUp Utilities 2012 v12.0.3500.13
Tweak Me! 1.2.0.7
Tweak: Broadband
Tweak: Change the command prompt colour
Tweak: Change the default action for .reg files
Tweak: Classic Start Menu
Tweak: Enable Font Smoothing
Tweak: Enable Standard Balloon Tips
Tweak: Essential
Tweak: No Network
Tweak: Only a 32 bit network
Tweak: Remove Language Bar
Tweak: Restore CD drive to Explorer
Tweak: Restore XP style Start Menu
Tweak: Turn Off System Restore
Tweak: Turn On System Restore
Tweak: Vista Style Drives Display
Tweak: Wireless Network Service Off
Tweak: Wireless Network Service On
UberIcon 1.0.4
UltraISO 9.3.6.2750
UltraSurf 9.92
Univeral Silent Switch Finder 1.5.0.0
Universal Extractor 1.6.1.60
Universal Plug-and-Play Tester 2.9
Unknown Device Identifier 7.00
Unlocker 1.9.1
Unstoppable Copier 5.2
uTorrent 3.1.3.27120
VideoCacheView 1.94
Vista Mouse Cursors Addons Pack - May 2007
Vista Start Menu 3.8.8
VLC Media Player 2.0.1
What\'s Running 3.0 beta 9
Winamp Pro 5.623 + Plugins Pack
WinDirStat 1.1.2
Windows Live Messenger 14.0.8117
Windows Vulnerability Scanner 1.48
WinPatrol 24.6.2012.0
WinRAR 4.01
WinSnap 3.5.5
Wireless Navigator 2.3.2
Wireshark 1.6.7
WSUS OffLine Update 7.3.0
XP AntiSpy 3.97.11
XP Smoker 6.0
XVI32 Hex Editor 2.51
XVid 1.3.2
XYplorer 10.90.0300
Yahoo Messenger 11.0.0.2009


Known Issues:
None.

The Link:

Winborg.XP.April.2012.Final-SOPORIFIC.iso  [3.84 GB] Check Sources on shortypower.org Check Sources on peerates.net Dupe Check

CRC32: 8B673487
MD5: 312E93102080599468B16569FA5AEF76
SHA-1: E502A3B0FEF739575274140DE9DBD392196CFF30


WinBorg XP Builder

For those not familiar with Winborg XP, see above for details of the April 2012 release.

What is the Winborg XP Builder?

i find it pretty hard to make decisions on what to include and what to leave off each and every Winborg XP disc i release. The choices are many! Update Packs, NLite tweaks, RVM addons, Driverpacks, Driverpack defaults, post-install hotfixes, post-install apps, Apps library contents, wallpapers, themes, setup music, and more! Rather than let me decide, why don't you decide?!

I have written the builder so anyone can build their own WinBorg XP DVD. well, nearly everyone - please see the requirements below. If you simply want to use the default settings -- download the builder, run it, and make your DVD image. This will be exactly as if i built the image and released it. Or, you can use the Builder Options utility and totally customize the DVD for your own needs.

Instructions

1) System requirements

* a windows machine -- the builder will only work on a Windows system (it uses Windows scripting). I have only tested this on an XP machine, but i can't see any reason why it won't also work on Vista and Win7 machines. Please report your experiences with using the Builder on PCs with these OSes.
* English language -- i'm pretty sure you will need to use an English OS in order for all the scripting to work. Feel free to try this out in a VM with a different language OS and report your experiences.
* Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 or higher is needed for some of the programs the builder uses
* 10 gigs of space - the builder will contain nearly 10 gigs of data by the time it has finished.

2) Preparation

* Extract contents of the released file into a new folder.

* Run Builder_Options.exe -- this is a script that acts like a guided tour of all the things you can customize on the DVD, and will also help keep it updated. It will open each folder location for you, open any readme.txt files you need to read, and URL shortcuts are provided to check for updates. Just run it and follow the prompts.

3) Using the Builder

* Winborg_Builder.exe -- this is the file to run when you want to start building. You have the option of running it in Auto mode, or Step-by-Step mode. Auto will run the scripts without stopping until the section where you are asked if you want to make the DVD image. Step-by-Step mode allows you to step thru the 25 sections that comprise the builder. If you need to stop the build in the middle, or want to start from a particular step, you can.

* Clear_Build.exe -- this is a small utility that will clear out any build files from any previous builds. This is actually a part of Winborg_Builder.exe but i have made it a stand-alone utility in order to easily clear a build. I use it when i am moving the build folder from one location to another (eg from Home to Work). Without it, you will be carrying around extra files you don't need to lug around.

* settings.ini -- this is the settings file for Winborg_Builder.exe -- with this file you can set the work directory. This is useful if you have 2 or more physical HDDs -- set the work folder to a different drive than the one holding the build files.

* Build_log.txt -- this is a time-stamped log file produced as the builder runs. It is useful for trouble-shooting and will also provide the time it takes to perform each step.

The Link:
WinborgXP.Builder.Edition.v1.0-SOPORIFIC.7z  [4.36 GB] Check Sources on shortypower.org Check Sources on peerates.net Dupe Check
MD5: A85796D8D20909E90AB0CBEAF7BA1028
Please note: this version is based upon the December 2010 release. A newer version based on June 2011 will be coming soon.


If you want to build your own Winborg XP grab the builder, if you are happy with the pre-prepared version then grab the latest pre-built edition.

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Postby pecsta » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:51 am

Looks good, we install it and let you know :}
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Postby soporific » Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:22 am

pecsta wrote:Looks good, we install it and let you know :}

Feedback would be great thanks ... please help release this so you can check it out faster ...
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Postby sobol84 » Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:17 pm

looks sweet. downloading this right now... i have to reinstall my os cuz it got slow as hell and i will use this rel... will let you know how it went in couple of days... bit thanks for this!
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Postby Lightlord » Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:04 am

Looks pretty impressive and thanks for the work you put into it. I could of used it a week or so ago when I was doing a new install. <grin>

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Postby Molari » Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:57 pm

Nice Share. :)

soporific, not trying to be disrespectful or anything, but should'nt you mention and give credit to the original creator (BartOfBorg) of WinBorg versions? :)
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Postby soporific » Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:58 pm

True, i should and I now have on the first post ... thanks for the correct info, I actually thought it was by someone else. Cheers.

Also: hundreds of people have / are downloading this but I'm yet to receive much feedback on the actual DVD contents. Even after some of you promised. You're not the messiah, you're a very naughty boy! (or girl as the case may be) === I want to do another one for a December release but I want to know NOW what's good about it, what's bad about it, etc etc. Please, please can you return to this thread and tell all what you found!!

Questions you could answer:

- was the DVD worth downloading?
- does it work as advertised?
- are there any bugs or problems you've encountered?
- is the background picture for the post-install menu any good?
- are the Startup and Shutdown media files any good?
- are there any obvious omissions from the list of 3rd party apps?
- why is George Bush the head of the US government?
- why hasn't an attempt been made yet on his life?
- Do the registry tweaks work as intended?

Thanks in advance for all replies!! File sharers rock !!
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Postby yeappa » Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:22 pm

i made my own WINXP cd and just fits 700mb cds


no THX ....
i dont dl this one.
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Postby Molari » Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:00 pm

Hi soporific.

Just a question. Is this dvd suposed to be bootable?

Went through all the steps a couple times and burnt a couple dvds they both are the exact same size as the virtual drive and everything appears to be there when i browse the dvd , it will auto run from within windows but computer wont see it as a boot disk, any hints would be great. Thanks :)
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Postby soporific » Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:47 am

yep, it is and its definitely been out in the wild and has been used and you're the first to report booting problems. Here's some things you can do:

1) make sure another boot cd can be recognised by your CD drive. Ideally you should be trying a boot DVD (as opposed to a CD) but if the drive recognises the DVD (ie autoruns well enough) and you can boot from a CD then that should cover this step.
2) actually that pretty much exhausts my suggestions. I would say you may find the fault while carrying out the above step so see how you go with that and then report back. When you do, try to include as much info about what you are seeing on the screen ie any messages, etc.
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Postby ReDRoX » Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:52 am

only problem i had was that i couldn't do a full format before the install. I had to use my boot cd to format then insert winborg dvd, reboot and install. Everything went fine and it seems to be stable. Thank you Soporific a good job very well done.
Also tested with Zone alarm and Kaspersky security suites and found no hidden surprises.
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Postby schlash » Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:03 pm

I have used the original Winborgs for a long time and on many computers and consider myself a friend of young Bart of Borg.
His excellent work deserves (in my humble opinion) slightly more recognition than you have given him.
I in no way wish to detract from your additional work on his creation but I honestly feel that you should give more recognition to the blood sweat and tears shed whilst creating the basis of your work.
In addition his tech support is faultless, will you be able to achieve the same level?
My 2cents

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Postby Molari » Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:43 pm

soporific wrote:yep, it is and its definitely been out in the wild and has been used and you're the first to report booting problems. Here's some things you can do:

1) make sure another boot cd can be recognised by your CD drive. Ideally you should be trying a boot DVD (as opposed to a CD) but if the drive recognises the DVD (ie autoruns well enough) and you can boot from a CD then that should cover this step.
2) actually that pretty much exhausts my suggestions. I would say you may find the fault while carrying out the above step so see how you go with that and then report back. When you do, try to include as much info about what you are seeing on the screen ie any messages, etc.


Thanks soporific. :wink:

I sent you a couple private messages in this forum. Please check your Message Box.

Thanx and keep up the excellant work! :)
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Postby Molari » Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:01 pm

schlash wrote:I have used the original Winborgs for a long time and on many computers and consider myself a friend of young Bart of Borg.
His excellent work deserves (in my humble opinion) slightly more recognition than you have given him.
I in no way wish to detract from your additional work on his creation but I honestly feel that you should give more recognition to the blood sweat and tears shed whilst creating the basis of your work.
In addition his tech support is faultless, will you be able to achieve the same level?
My 2cents

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Hi schlash. I am also a friend of Bart of Borg. soporific has promptly recognized "Bart of Borg" after I pointed it out to him and He has edited the first post to reflect this info. There is no problem here.

To prove there is no problem, here is a quote of BartofBorg concerning soporific upgrading WinBorg XP 5.0 when informed of the fact.

Bart of Borg wrote:Oh well....what to say? I never hear of this but....it's not like i have a copyright! If somebody wants to use my DVD...it's not like I'm gonna be able to stop em........a little recognition would have been nice but, at least he left iso-tek's url on the wallpaper! I don't mind....like I said it's not big deal.


I understand what you are saying about more recognition and credit to Bart of Borg, but I believe soporific is still in the tweaking process of his version which I believe will be a great asset and addition to the WinBorg Family. I may be mistaken, but i believe soporific will be giving an official name to his version to distinguish his and other versions.

With that said, let's enjoy this version created by soporific and spread it around. If you know Bart, then you surely know what I quoted above is true. :wink:
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Postby mythryll » Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:07 am

soporific wrote:Also: hundreds of people have / are downloading this but I'm yet to receive much feedback on the actual DVD contents. Even after some of you promised. You're not the messiah, you're a very naughty boy! (or girl as the case may be) === I want to do another one for a December release but I want to know NOW what's good about it, what's bad about it, etc etc. Please, please can you return to this thread and tell all what you found!!

Questions you could answer:

- was the DVD worth downloading?
- does it work as advertised?
- are there any bugs or problems you've encountered?
- is the background picture for the post-install menu any good?
- are the Startup and Shutdown media files any good?
- are there any obvious omissions from the list of 3rd party apps?
- why is George Bush the head of the US government?
- why hasn't an attempt been made yet on his life?
- Do the registry tweaks work as intended?

Thanks in advance for all replies!! File sharers rock !!

I didn't like it. Most of the apps I did not like. The registry tweaks i didn't like either. A lot of things did not go right with the install. A lot of programs were not installed. Others were not configured well. And some that were not free or open source, were not patched or cracked during the install, so I had to do it manually. The themes did not install correctly either. I ended up with the stripped qui of XP when you deactivate all the extra stuff.
I have another similar DVD, a bit older though, that works like a charm. I think I am going back to it, I only have to download all the extra windows patches to bring my pc up to date.
Sorry.
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Postby mazda_nor » Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:45 pm

the guy who made this verson of XP is a god! thank you verry much im passin it to every one i know
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Postby brunowerneck » Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:36 pm

i dont believe in such gods but i had to download it to prove my point. There are no gods.
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Postby Molari » Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:09 pm

soporific, your DVD rocks. I left you another message in your inbox here.

I have passed it around. One member of another forum wrote a problem he had which i will quote him below.


I 've booted off this disk and went as far as installing windows. After it loads all the setup files and reboot my computer my monitor goes black with a red ,green and blue dots on my screen. It seems like the video driver are something is wrong. I've tried this twice with same results at the same spot. I can get pass the format screen and loads all setup files. But that is when screen goes black after the reboot.



I will await your response. Thanx again and keep up the excellant work! :thumbs
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Postby soporific » Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:30 am

Molari wrote:soporific, your DVD rocks. I left you another message in your inbox here.

I 've booted off this disk and went as far as installing windows. After it loads all the setup files and reboot my computer my monitor goes black with a red ,green and blue dots on my screen. It seems like the video driver are something is wrong. I've tried this twice with same results at the same spot. I can get pass the format screen and loads all setup files. But that is when screen goes black after the reboot.



OK that's two people who have reported possible driver issues ... i'm on the case. Will post more info and hopefully a solution very soon. Stay tuned ...

PS - Molari, i didn't get your new message ...

EDIT: OK i've confirmed that the problems most likely lie with the driver packs. The first thing the OS does after the first reboot is extract the drivers (and i'm assuming also starts assigning drivers to devices) It seems that the OS guesses wrong when trying to install the correct drivers for certain devices. See below for various solutions ... and I just found out that if I had checked the day before I released the DVD I could have included ALL of the new updated packs that I've listed below. D'OH !!! Sorry 'bout that ...

Solution no. 1: update the driver packs - there have been new releases to some of the packs. These are the versions on the DVD with the updates in brackets if any:
DP_Chipset 6.08 (6.09.1)
DP_CPU 6.08 (6.09.1)
DP_Graphics_A 6.08 (6.09)
DP_Graphics_B 6.03 (6.08)
DP_Graphics_C 6.03 (unchanged)
DP_LAN 6.08 (6.08.1)
DP_MassStorage 6.031 (6.08)
DP_Sound_A 6.061 (6.08.1)
DP_Sound_B 6.06 (6.08)
DP_WLAN 6.05 (6.08)

It is extremely easy to update the packs. Just delete the old one and replace it with the new one. The code doesn't need to know the name of the pack, it just has to be inside \OEM and have the .7z extension. Then reburn the DVD.

Solution no. 2: don't use the driver packs - extract all the files from the DVD, and delete all the .7z files in the \OEM directory (or better yet, only delete the pack that seems to be the problem) and then re-burn the DVD image using the instructions in the makeDVD folder.

Solution no. 3: have a look through the following lists of known issues:
-nForce 3 LAN not yet working, DriverPack LAN update on the way... (has been fixed in updated version of the LAN pack)
-installing onto an nForce 3/4/5 mass storage controller results in a BSOD
-installing onto a Sillicon Image SiI3112 SATALink/SATARAID results in a BSOD
-When you've got a certain Windows XP version (not isolated to a specific one yet), then the original svcpack.inf file is encoded in UCS-2 Little Endian. Whenever you use DriverPack Sound A, KB888111 and KB921401 will be slipstreamed and then svcpack.inf will have to be updated. But Windows fails to convert the original encoding to ANSI, and the result is a CORRUPT svcpack.inf! A solution is at hand! Check issue #142 at the bugtracker for detailed information.
Solution no. 4: learn how to insert the drivers for your system into the driver packs. I don't know how to do this but it may be possible. Go to http://www.driverpacks.net for more info
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Postby Molari » Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:37 am

Thanx for the rapid response, soporific. :thumbs
I will keep my eye open for an update from you.


I will send another message to your inbox here.
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Postby Molari » Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:13 pm

Another member has a minor problem. Here's the quote:

i tried the borg on my laptop it installs fine but it will not conect to my wireless lan. i evan tried to instal the original drivers for the wireles lan it still wont conect it says that it cannot connect does not find or evan try to search for one in range.
but everythingelse is great thank you in advance


Again, thanx for everything.
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Postby francis511 » Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:29 pm

is there any other way to get these files. tha ed2k link doesn`t work
for me.
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Postby soporific » Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:30 am

francis511 wrote:is there any other way to get these files. tha ed2k link doesn`t work
for me.


Can you download other emule (ed2k) links? If so, i'm not sure why the links don't work. The 3 files are definitely out there. If you can't, you need to install emule !! Go to the homepage

Molari wrote:Another member has a minor problem. Here's the quote:

i tried the borg on my laptop it installs fine but it will not conect to my wireless lan. i evan tried to instal the original drivers for the wireles lan it still wont conect it says that it cannot connect does not find or evan try to search for one in range.
but everythingelse is great thank you in advance


Again, thanx for everything.


Ooops --- if the problem is with the DVD and it's not a driver issue, then it can only be a registry tweak in the Recommended tweaks file where it sets the wireless configuration to manual. If the service is needed it is supposed to start up but I can easily imagine slackness on the part of the device manufacturers to assume the service is available, and if not then its not, instead of just starting the bloomin' service. I will post a registry fix ASAP (as soon as I find a good hoster for it) which will simply set the service back to automatic. If this doesn't fix the problem, then this isn't the problem and is most likely a driver issue.

EDIT: here's the registry fix
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Postby francis511 » Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:05 am

thanx m8.got it.emule was on the blink
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Postby mazda_nor » Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:56 pm

i have never had an issue with winborg & i have been runnin it for allmost 6 months now...i have burnt many copies & gave them out here in oregon where im from....if ppl are havin problems its with hardware not with the borg

P4 -2.8 800 fsb ,Over clocked to 3.5 ghz ,1002.5FSB, 2gddr 533Mhz oc to 706Mhz, 2- 160 gb sata, 256 ati, winborg
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Postby zarniwoop » Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:31 pm

no issues here as well.Works 100% so far. Thanks for this great release.[/size] :wink:
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Postby yellowsamuel99 » Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:56 am

Thanks man this really rocks You can use it just to update the look of your current install(which is what I used it for)
On the fresh install I had a few Problems Worked Fine On an amd Xp3000 chip set but on an Asus P4s800de with a 3ghz P4 and a Sata drive it crashed as soon as the proper install began> blue screened every time.
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Postby buckiboy2002 » Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:15 pm

Excellent piece of DVD. Thanks a lot
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Postby arvindmclaren » Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:23 am

Can anybody tell me how do you install this O.S without having a boot disc.?

I mean if you install any O.S it requires a Boot disc but these are of image files.

I am running my Win 2000 professional, so I f I update the O.S will it cause any problems?

8-)
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Postby skyser » Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:31 pm

This is a very useful share. And the compilation of software and drivers is great. This dvd is a must for advanced users.
Thanks very much.
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