I have 2 issues that I need help with if possible:
- the first has only just happened - My computer on my PC no longer displays the name/title of CD's placed in either the CD rewriter or DVD rewriter, though the size of 'Used Space' & 'Free Space is shown and I can access the data on the disk(s)(genuine WinXPPro). The disk properties also no longer displays disk name/title. This has only occurred since creating ISO files as decribed in the second of my issues, see below. I think there may also be a problem with the Used space shown in My Computer because it shows the WINXPSP1A_US CD used space to be 573Mb but when extracted to a folder it is only 368Mb, I understand that some of the files on the disk are hidden when extracted but 200+Mb worth?
- Does anyone know how to strip out the OEM clutter from an XP Pro(SP1a) install CD (genuine WINXPSP1A_US (HP part no. 344284-001) for which I still have the original machine and licence)?
The reason is, I want to create an XP Pro install CD slipstreamed with SP3 that will fit onto a CD (preferably unbranded). I have tried several times to create an ISO file using Autostreamer and nLite but it always turns out to be 900+ meg and is, therefore, too big. The original install disk shows up as 573Mb and the downloaded SP3 upgrade (WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe) as 316Mb (324Mb extracted, which adds up to less than 900Mb (the latest SP3 CD from MS is 546Mb); plus the original disk includes SP1a which I understood would be overwritten by SP3 because SP3 incorporates all earlier service packs. A genuine MS XPPro with SP3(retail) is just under 600Mb. I figure there is 200 to 300+ Mb of unnecessary clutter in the ISO's, although some of that will be for HP hardware, albeit outdated . As a point of interest my original HP disk does not appear to be locked to any specific hardware or manufacturer branded.
I know I can use nLite to strip out unwanted stuff before creating the ISO but first you need to know what to strip out.
Does anyone know what type of disk a WINXPSP1A_US is, namely OEM, VLK etc etc?
Any help would be very much appreciated.