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Old 02-19-2009, 11:01 AM   #11
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You should have been prompted to download a patch for windows that allows it to see your 500gb drive. I remember something like this a while back when I built my first rig with a 200gb hard drive. It only recognized 137gb of it and when I first started windows it came up with a message saying it detected a drive larger than 137gb and then gave me a link to download a patch from microsoft, which I did and it worked fine. The XP disc I have isn't even SP1 though.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:08 PM   #12
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That's the IT developers download not the separate stand alone for desktops seen there. Another page no longer seen had the correct stand alone for single user machines you saved to a folder. The 522mb disk iso or update site carries the correct version of SP3.

An alternate 3rd party site that carries MS updates as well as various downloads for various OSs carries the correct SP3 at http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/...s-XP-SP3.shtml

The IT version causes a good number of problems for the average user. The download page first seen saw the IT first above the correct single user download second followed by the disk image for use on more then one system.

For seeing SP3 slipstreamed there's an article for that seen at http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...slipstream.asp
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Old 02-20-2009, 02:01 PM   #13
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That's the IT developers download not the separate stand alone for desktops seen there. Another page no longer seen had the correct stand alone for single user machines you saved to a folder. The 522mb disk iso or update site carries the correct version of SP3.

An alternate 3rd party site that carries MS updates as well as various downloads for various OSs carries the correct SP3 at http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/...s-XP-SP3.shtml

The IT version causes a good number of problems for the average user. The download page first seen saw the IT first above the correct single user download second followed by the disk image for use on more then one system.

For seeing SP3 slipstreamed there's an article for that seen at http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...slipstream.asp
UPDATE: Through instructions found at the last link, I managed to create a slipstream disc, however it didn't fully work but I did manage to allocate the full use of my drive. As stated before the disc did allow me to allocate the the full drive, but when it came to putting in the cd key it 1) didn't work and 2) wouldn't let me go past it like the article said (if it is possible there was no explanation in the article).

So, what I did was put in my original copy of xp and just overwritten all the files on the existing partition. This let me get past the cd key portion with a valid cd key with only one hang up; during the installation it did hang up. But after rebooting the system let me resume where I left off. Long story short, I was able to make full use of my hd via a random backdoor method.

Many thanks to everyone who lent a hand to me
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Old 02-20-2009, 02:39 PM   #14
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Glad to hear it. I came across something else in the mean time you may want a look at since the winsupersite is far from the best method seen there at times http://www.petri.co.il/windows_xp_sp_slipstreaming.htm

You now will want to get at least SP2 on if not SP3 to keep things going for you. Plus too many require the second service pack be on. http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/...-SP2-RTM.shtml
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:38 PM   #15
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The easiest way I have found to make a slipstreamed XP installation CD is by using a nifty little program called AutoStreamer. It's much easier than using nLite and the slipstreaming guides.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:04 PM   #16
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I see you found that nlite is often a pain in the ... as well. The article on the second there provides a lot more step by step details over several "quick blogs" on that.

Softpedia is a reliable source there. To go direct to the download page, http://www.softpedia.com/progDownloa...oad-13918.html
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Yea, nLite was the first one I tried. I had a hard time configuring everything correctly and there seemed to be a lot of work involved. With Autostreamer, it's a few easy steps and you're done.
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:55 PM   #18
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It sounds like that is far more updated being a newer program to start with. I've seen that with a few burning programs as well.

Compare ImgBurn, http://www.imgburn.com/
DeepBurner, http://www.deepburner.com/?r=download
and BurnOn, http://www.burnworld.com/burnoncddvd/

to StarBurn, http://www.binarymagic.com/free.html

and you'll notice a big difference from the freebie or free version of each to the free version of StarBurn seen there. These have all been used for burning ISO images(GParted, Linux, data disks) as well as trying to slipstream and guess which also sees more options? You got it!
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