[SATLUG] What is the quickest way to steal space from a Vista
jeremymann at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 14:22:04 CDT 2008
On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 2:08 PM, pixelnate <pixelnate at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, it will. There are two barriers to using XP, 1) I would have to set
> up a driver disc and reinstall Winders on the lappy, 2) I don't know
> the first think about running VMware (if that's where you are going). I
> will ultimately go with 1 (or maybe 2), but I don't have the personal
> time to deal with that. Maybe when I upgrade to Hardy I might, but right
> now I have too many irons in the fire.
> Oh, yeah, there is also WINE but I have never messed with that either.
I'm thinking of a better solution, BartPE. You can roll your own
bootable Windows CD. Anytime I have to update firmware for CD/DVD
drives or something else that is Windows only, I throw this in the CD,
boot off the disc to a preconfigured XP environment and away I go.
Only thing you need is obviously a working Windows box and the XP with SP2 CD.
I would include a link to the ISOs I made, however I made them with
our campus license of XP and don't want an legal trouble.
jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu
University of Texas Health Science Center
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