Update of where I am up too. Appologies for not getting back sooner but have had hardware probs on the secondary PC that I wanted to use Hardware failure & needed to upgrade ram. All sorts of probs but have resolved, fingers crossed.
1st off here is the PC spec of my machine currently working off:
Mobo: Aopen AK33 see here: http://www.motherboa...open/ak33-b.htm
(Watch out fro popups)
AMD duron @ 700Mhz Socket a (462)
Video card VGA
Hard Disk 20Gb partitioned ST320423A
CD Lite-on-CD-RW SOHR-5239V
DirectX Version 7.0A
Source Win2K nlite details undertaking fresh install:
Product name Windows 2000 Pro
With Service pack 4 previously slipstreamed.
Path to source files on HDD = C:\W2k
Slipstreamed Unofficial Service pack 5 = W2KSp51.exe [209Mb's] this is not a M$oft Product.
Integrated install completed successfully.
Using nLite Vers 1.4.7 (portable)
1) Windows media player needs 'ACM Core Codecs'
Do you want to uncheck & keep the needed componenet (ACM Core Codecs) [YES]
2) 'Group policy management console' needs 'local security settings' Do you want to to uncheck the needed componenet (Loacal Security settings) [YES]
Cut out everything that was not marked in red with the reinstallation of the two reports above
Finished total size 148.42MB's.
The installation was reduced by 266.14Mb's
Product key XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
English [United Kingdom]
Localisation English [UK]
Turn off Hibernate
Computer name ME
Volume label WDPOEM_EN [G:]
Bootable ISO 151Mb's
Formatted C:\ Installed to C:\ size 489Mb's
Used space free 2.45Gb's
Installed on Fat32 No label set, partition.
Screen area 800x600 (Screen res)
Show all hidden files + folders
Used Ls.exe - Filelist Generator freeware & portable to list all hidden files, all subfolders, Path, Filename, folder name, Extension, size & save date.
Total paging file for all drives 192Mb's
USB support [YES]
CD Drive Support [YES]
Used drive Image 2002 to Image Drive C:\ to D:\ Min Compression & Verify checks undertaken:
Installed Audio Drivers + Video Drivers (Third party) Left out Fax modem drivers not really interested in those!
Used Driver Grabber portable to obtain all third party drivers + M$oft Drivers (separately) i.e. Audio & Video (InstallShield setup Universal extracter will permit access to inner contents of Installshield Driver files) cross checked with no install Driver Genius & copied across most of the programs you have suggested & a few others I use.
Used Ls.exe Filelist Generator freeware & portable to list all hidden files, all subfolders, Path, Filename, folder name, Extension, size & save date. those log files are as attached for your perusal. To ascertain before & after fileset.
Have obtained commandline utils [CLI] For Del-All-But batch files. Have unlock files utils for files that may prove difficult to remove.
Have copied across Boot files & WINNT folder to D:\ & have copied the contents of the Win2K CD to D:\ to perform fresh install & acquire raw files if required.
When writing batch file when the time comes maybe prudent rather than to delete files to engage or utilize, the move command, rather than delete, as there will be a copy of the files in a repository on D:\ to reinstall if needed plenty of room left on D:\.
Backed up boot files Ntldr, boot.ini, Ntdetect.com, Ntoskrnl.exe, Hal.dll, Winlogon.exe, win32K.sys, was wondering about SMSS.EXE + CSRSS.EXE?
Have also exported the complete registry in reg file 14.6Mb to D:\ [W2K1.reg]
Will now start to look at your files that you have uploaded, see attachment for list of files on my PC to date, also was wondering whether there would be any mileage in using XPlite/2KLite
to see if any further reduction on the full install is worth while.
Some other programs I have obtained Unlocker V1.8 Clever Cleaner V2.0 ATF Cleaner V3.0 Remove Backups 32 AnalogX
The "good" thing about using 2K as a base is that most probably it won't have included in the source "specific" manufacturer's drivers for the board and will use "compatible" ones.
How do you do this?
Regards & Respect,