Yes we definately understand you , there are 2 ways provided by LiveXP.
I can not easly test before writing with not being at homepc,
mostly here with an old pc,
but from your replies I can figure out if I am mistaken...
\Basic\Build\--> enable ProgramFilesPE script
on ProgramFilesPE "Define %ProgramFiles% Location" setting to "Run From CD"
give a try
I will give this a try in my next build. it sounds like this is what i need to do.
i am curious as to what the other way is - i understand your resources are limited ATM.
just want to know all my options
i need a portable CD that i can pop in from computer to computer - i am a IT tech, and i see ALOT of different PCs. So installing my livexp build locally on a hard drive would be a bit of a task.
Your right! That's the perfect explanation for why portable programs are better!!
Why load all your programs onto your boot disk (most you rarely use) and have to wait for a huge image to load every time? Just include the programs you always need and load the rest when or if needed. I never need a LiveXP image larger than 100MB (loads very fast) and have access to 100's of programs whenever needed, don't even have to reboot the PE. Even loading all the programs at every boot still doesn't slow down loading the image.
Also, whenever possible, load the image (ISO) from hard drive. Very easy to setup and you won't believe how fast it boots, under 30 seconds to full working desktop. I setup all my computers, XP and W7 with LiveXP and W7PE images, ready to boot at startup menu. Let me know if you need any help with setup
The only problem you'll find with Lancelot's method is a noticeable delay in response time when launching programs. Some people don't mind this but it really annoys me . Either way, let us know if you need help.
also, i am playing with the "run from cd" option that lancelot suggested. and from what you are telling me, my programs will be a little slower to launch if i did this.
it makes perfect sense.
hopefully this is a situation where i CAN "have my cake and eat it too" - that being:
1. boot fast
2. launch/run programs fast