Gentlemen and Ladies,
essentially, I wish to ask about a/n issue that was somewhat intollerable as I read it from googles archiving of the message. the thread is located here: http://club.cdfreaks.com/f34/windows-xp-media-center-cd-how-create-installation-repair-disk-194209/index2.html.
I Have a similar question, But I assure you all , I appreciate any asistance that you may give and have dispensed with arrogance long ago, unless it applies to my "know it all children."
I have a emachine t-3302. It has 2 drives c:, and d: d has the restore media and it is the partitioned drive. I want to created a slipstreamed restore/install to get rid of this partition and all the mcafee and norton and other things that were on a pay per update schedule. This is not the best computer but is all I have. If i had the money, I would have taken care of this long ago. I am trying to support my family on my va disability checks. I tell you all this so you know I would buy new os if I could. However, I had a friend who did this all the time for the army, but he has passed from injuries sustained in afganistan and I never learned this from him. the t3302 model has an intergrated motherboard, video sound etc and shares resources, or ram if you will. It came installed with xp home as the os. Obviously, It did not come with the installed os on cdrom or I would have no need to post here about that particular thing. Before my friend passed he was trying to explain it over the phone, trying to tell me what files when viewing the contents of the partition, to copy, but he had a limited time to speak on that day. something about my i386 folders and the like. I have seen the end result of his work so I know there is someway to do this. I have seen him doe this using an sp2 cd as well, I thought you could not create a slipstreamed cd with an sp2 disk but he was one for always proving me wrong. so...Does anyone know how this was actually done? and yes google is my friend and it led me here , among other places.
any help would be really appreciated, I just cant afford to purchase anything at the moment.