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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #320 on: October 04, 2009, 05:50:16 am »
spystyle, what a walkthru!

i'd love to trim my xp install but i would need networking / internet as i use the pc in the cab as a media center also.  the cab keeps my beer cold but thats another story :) ...

back on topic, are there any simple resources that list what each option that can be trimmed with nLite actually do?

thanks

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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #321 on: December 22, 2009, 10:30:08 am »
Well I think I might have trimmed too much off my XP install :)

For my new cabinet, a restored and MAME'd Gauntlet, the computer's power button turns the cab on but not off. There is no ACPI.

Apparently working in "virtual PC" is different than working in real life :) I think real cabinets should have ACPI if using a one button power solution (like a relay hacked power strip) - but otherwise could just unplug the cab / shut off the power strip.

I'm going to check into that now ...

Cheers,
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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #322 on: December 23, 2009, 05:50:26 pm »
...are there any simple resources that list what each option that can be trimmed with nLite actually do?...

Hi Tony :)

Nlite does describe the stuff like so :



I bet Googling for an "Nlite XP guide" (without quotes) would come up with a lot of guides that are very detailed.

Have fun,
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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #323 on: January 11, 2010, 02:36:47 pm »
Hi Craig. I just made an nlited version of xp using your lastsession.ini version 3 but i noticed that when i selected to shutdown the pc from the start menu it doesn't actually turn the pc off. It displays the screen 'It is now safe to turn your pc off'. I'm using the corporate version of xp. Any ideas on what i did wrong or is it supposed to do that. I did make a few minor changes when using your ini.

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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #324 on: January 11, 2010, 04:49:19 pm »
Try this out and let me know if it helps :)



Unfortunately I'm stumped :(

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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #325 on: January 11, 2010, 07:51:36 pm »
Hi Craig. I just made an nlited version of xp using your lastsession.ini version 3 but i noticed that when i selected to shutdown the pc from the start menu it doesn't actually turn the pc off. It displays the screen 'It is now safe to turn your pc off'. I'm using the corporate version of xp. Any ideas on what i did wrong or is it supposed to do that. I did make a few minor changes when using your ini.

Cheers,
ian.

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 Did you use the Mini- login?

I remember having problems with that!
( Eventually found it unusable in my Setup)
anyway I had to change the field from "Standard PC"
to "uniprocessor".

Though some computers require a different setting here..
Might be something to try?


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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #326 on: January 11, 2010, 08:04:15 pm »
I always use Min-Logon, I love it as I'm a speed freak.

And yeah, I think different computers might require a different setting there - I'd like to find a way to change that setting post-install.

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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #327 on: January 18, 2010, 04:43:02 pm »
Any more info on having the computer shut all the way down using Shutdown in Windows?  I'm having issues with this as well.  Also, my Control panel->Power options does not have the option of using the power button to shutdown windows.  Would this be related at all?

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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #328 on: January 18, 2010, 07:15:21 pm »
Try this out and let me know if it helps :)



Unfortunately I'm stumped :(

Well, I just made a disc with this setting and I now get the option in Power options to shutdown Windows with the power button.  Unfortunately it doesn't do anything when I press the power button.
Also, Windows does shutdown completely for me now, turning my computer off.

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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #329 on: February 04, 2010, 03:07:27 am »
 i have tried to make a mame-xp install a thousand of times but it doesn'twork right. I'm looking for a good guide to follow. drivers don't work right i suppose


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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #330 on: February 04, 2010, 07:17:29 am »
Did you try the guide in this thread? What is your specific error?

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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #331 on: May 25, 2010, 10:47:23 pm »
I'm loading all my roms and programs and stuff remotely to my cabinet while I'm configuring it.

Is there a Mame-XP that still has internet/networking access?  If not, does anyone have a Last Session.ini that will do trim down the install but still allow networking/internet?
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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #332 on: May 26, 2010, 07:14:58 am »
Hey it's JakoBud !

I'd imagine you could just make a stripped XP as normal with Nlite, but leave most of the services in the networking folder.

Maybe an IT guy will chime in with the names of the specific services you need - this thread needs an official IT guy :)

Good luck!
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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #333 on: July 27, 2010, 11:58:03 pm »
I using this... I have a question.How much of a difference in boot speed/performance do you see vs. a standard copy of XP with the unnecessary Services turned off?

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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #334 on: July 28, 2010, 12:03:52 am »
I'll have to get a stop watch and try a retail XP versus MAME-XP timed boot on a low end P4. I'd imagine it cuts the boot time in half :)

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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #335 on: August 07, 2010, 10:44:38 pm »
Well, being a former IT guy at the Prison I work at, I thought I'd chime in.  Craig's "MameXP" does get the job done at slimming down XP, but you loose a lot of functionality.  Definitely made for someone who is solely using their rig for an arcade cab, and if that's you then I highly recommend his version of XP.  However, if you're like me and would like the computer to access the internet, share files, and have access to a printer then my recommendation would be to install a full version of XP and work your way down, so to speak.  Use Black Viper's website (google it) to disable useless services using his "Tweaked" settings.  Use "Add and Remove Programs" to get rid of Windows components such as; MSN Explorer, Messenger, and Outlook Express.  Disable all the visual eye candy, and so on and so forth.

Craig, a couple things I have found that caused a problem for me when using "MAMEXP", outside of the lack of internet access, networking, and file sharing, is I couldn't install the .net framework, or some updates.  I discovered that "Windows Installer" service had been disabled.  This service is key to many programs being able to install and should be left running.  Another thing was the "Windows Audio" service was disabled.  When I tried to run a game in MAME through Maximus Arcade I would get a sound error.  When I set "Windows Audio" to "Automatic" and started the service, the error cleared up.  Also, without Windows Media Player, the opening movie I use for Maximus Arcade, which is in .wmv format, wouldn't play.

I may work up a guide to slim down a fully installed XP.

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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #336 on: August 08, 2010, 10:26:08 am »
Hello IT guy :)

We'll have lots of questions for you so stick around :)

But first to reply to you. MAME-XP documentation states that audio and installer services need to be started manually. There are a few post install steps :

Quote from: MAME-XP documentation

MAME-XP rev5, by SpyStyle, January 29 2009

A super tiny XP that is perfect for MAME computers.

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Features:

Built on WinXP SP3

Minlogon for lightning fast boot

Driverpacks, so drivers are automatically installed

Uses only 41 MB of RAM (out of 192)

Only 3 services running

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Instructions :

Install this OS, deleting the existing partition (AKA a "clean install")

Once installed, click :

start > settings > control panel > administrative tools > services

(right click a service to modify it)

Enable "Windows Audio", set it to "automatic"

Disable "DCOM", set it to disabled

Disable "Criptographic", set it to disabled

Disable "Security", set it to disabled

Then restart

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The only services that need to be running are :

"Plug and play"

"Remote call procedure (RPC)"

"Windows Audio"

(do not disable any of the above)

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To navigate around click :

Start > Programs > Windows explorer

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To get a program to automatically start with windows:

Make a shortcut to it's executable, then place the shortcut under :

c:\documents and settings\default user\start menu\programs\startup

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To make that program start "maximized" (as opposed to in a window) :

Right click the shortcut, click "properties",  and change the "run" drop down menu to "maximized"


But I guess I forgot to mention the installer :)

Anyway MAME-XP is a stripped and skinny OS with low end hardware, fast boot, and small footprint in mind. It is skinny yet very compatible because it's XP SP3 and has Driverpacks added to it.

There is no internet or file sharing. To add ROMsets I'd use an external USB hard drive or thumbdrive.

It's my idea of a good OS that is specifically for arcade machine and not for desktop.

However it's not for everyone. Of course you can install full XP then disable superfluous services and adjust it for speed. I'd rather do it pre-install with Nlite, but it can be done post-install.

Once in a while I have to do it on a home computer, not reinstall the OS but optimize it. Here are a list of services I can disable from my notes, let me know what you think :)

Quote from: Windows XP service that can be disabled
Alerter
Application Layer Gateway Service
Application Management
Automatic Updates
Background Intelligent Transfer Service
ClipBook
COM+ System Application
Computer Browser
Distributed Link Tracking Client
Distributed Transaction Coordinator
DNS Client
Error Reporting Service
Fax Service
Telephony
FTP Publishing Service
Help and Support
IIS Admin
IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service
Indexing Service
Internet Connection Firewall and Internet Connection Sharing
IPSEC Services
Logical Disk Manager
Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service
Message Queuing
Message Queuing Triggers
Messenger
MS Software Shadow Copy Provider
NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing
Network DDE
Network DDE DSDM
Network Location Awareness
Performance Logs and Alerts
Portable Media Serial Number
Print Spooler (disable on arcade machine but not home computer)
Protected Storage
QoS RSVP
Remote Access Auto Connection Manager
Remote Access Connection Manager
Remote Desktop Help Session Manager
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator
Remote Registry
Removable Storage
RIP Listener
Routing & Remote Access
Secondary Logon
Security Accounts Manager
Server
Shell Hardware Detection
Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP)
Simple TCP/IP Services
Smart Card (needed for Apple i-pod and i-tunes)
Smart Card Helper
SNMP Service
SNMP Trap Service
SSDP Discovery Service
Plug and Play Device Host
System Event Notification
System Restore Service
Task Scheduler
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service
TCP/IP Printer Server
Telephony
Telnet
Terminal Services
Themes
Uninterruptible Power Supply
Universal Plug and Play Device Host
Upload Manager
Volume Shadow Copy
WebClient
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
Windows Time
Wireless Zero Configuration (disable only on computer with no WiFi)
WMI Performance Adapter
Workstation
World Wide Web Publishing Service

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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #337 on: August 08, 2010, 02:55:50 pm »
Ahhhh, this is the downfall of being a self taught IT Guy, skimming over instructions, bad habit of mine.  I didn't see the part on setting the Audio to automatic, I assumed it was an install and go.  Well, we all know what assuming gets ya.  I did initially try to use nlite to get the internet and network working.  I used the check boxexes when the program starts up to pick the things I did not want deleted or disabled.  That sort of worked.  There was still a couple of hidden settings I had to find in the Device Manager to get it working.  I figured for the not so computer literate person that would be too much of a hassle.  But then again having that same person mess around with Services could lead to some sticky situations. :o    I was also using Revision 3 of your LastSession file.  I may have missed a post or two that contained Revision 5.

Your list of disabled services looks pretty spot on to what Black Viper has on his "Tweaked" services.  Things like Network Location Awareness, Logical Disk Manager he has set to manual, and Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service he has set to Automatic.  The latter I use to change drive letters.  My USB dive I set to X: cause thats what all the Access databases are pointing to at my work, so when I bring them home, I don't have to change anything.  I also have XP running on a separate partition from the rest of my programs (a habit I picked up from installing Vista and Windows 7, because those OS's are prety tight on security when it comes to the C: drive).  So that second partition for me is Y:.

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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #338 on: August 08, 2010, 03:35:40 pm »
I can dig it :)

Welcome aboard, we can use an IT guy for sure.

One problem I had was with the power button not shutting windows down and powering off the computer. Instead it said "It is now safe to turn off your computer".

What did I remove with Nlite that caused this problem ?

Thanks,
Craig

p.s. Hey I asked for an IT Guy 4 times in this thread !

Oh that's a good question! I think we discussed that earlier in this thread at length...

As for boot time - Hmmm, 25 seconds. Is that with Minlogon installed and the bios set up to post quickly?

What boots faster than MAME-XP? What are you comparing it to?

Have you considered hibernate mode? Can MAME-XP even do that?

So many questions ...

IT guy, where are you?

I think you could install a replacement shell for explorer, one that has the option to automatically launch an executable upon startup. I am not IT enough to comment further...

Oh IT guy, where are you?

This thread needs an official IT guy!

Cheers,
Craig


I always use Min-Logon, I love it as I'm a speed freak.

And yeah, I think different computers might require a different setting there - I'd like to find a way to change that setting post-install.

Where are the IT guys when I need them?

Hey it's JakoBud !

I'd imagine you could just make a stripped XP as normal with Nlite, but leave most of the services in the networking folder.

Maybe an IT guy will chime in with the names of the specific services you need - this thread needs an official IT guy :)

Good luck!
Craig

I am always asking for an EE Guy here and an IT Guy there, then occasionally and Asian lady :)

« Last Edit: August 08, 2010, 03:38:58 pm by spystyle »

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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #339 on: August 08, 2010, 09:12:59 pm »
I had that problem too, I think it may have to do with a logon setting, but that's just a theory.

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« Reply #340 on: August 09, 2010, 02:21:14 pm »
OK I've been reading at M$ website (it's very boring) and I think I figured out the problem :) Help me write this :

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1. Problem :

When you press the power button on your Windows XP computer it reads "It is now safe to turn off your computer", rather than turning off. It's annoying.

2. Causes :

a) A non ACPI (advanced configuration and power interface) computer. Windows simply can't turn it off. It could be an old computer like Pentium 1.

b) An ACPI computer who's bios had ACPI setting disabled when Windows was first installed.

c) An incorrect setting in nLite's unattended installation :

Computer type = "StandardPC" (no ACPI)

or "MPS Uniprocessor PC" (single core CPU with no ACPI)

or "MPS Multiprocessor PC" (dual core CPU with no ACPI)

3. Timeline :

ACPI was first released in 1996. Pentium 4 was first released in 2000 so all should be fine. Pentium 3 was released in 1999 so most should be fine. Pentium 2 was released in 1997 so I bet many are not ACPI. Pentium 1 was released in 1993 so I bet almost none are ACPI.

4. Solution :

a) Pre XP-install solutions :

*Make sure ACPI is enabled in the computer's bios

*In Nlite's Unattended page, set computer type to "Automatic"

(previously I used "Standard PC" but that is not ACPI)

b) Post XP-install solutions :

???

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I also wonder if min-logon is incompatible with some settings in Nlite's Unattended.
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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #341 on: August 11, 2010, 11:43:37 am »
"It is Now Safe to Turn Off Your Computer" (annoying problem)

OK, as stated above I don't know how to fix the computer type (or "HAL") after Windows is already installed.

But I did take a stab at fixing the problem before Windows is installed, by correcting the "computer type" setting in Nlite's unattended page (while creating MAME-XP).



So I followed my entire MAME-XP tutorial and created a MAME-XP from a Windows XP SP2 Professional disk. I set the computer type to "Automatic" in Nlite's unattended page, otherwise everything else was exactly the same. I even added MAME 53 set to the MAME-XP disk so Windows automatically copied a MAME set to the root of the hard drive (without clones it's only 3 GB). Anything placed in "$OEM$\$1" on the disk will be copied to the root of the hard drive during install. I burned it all to a DVD-R and it works. The ACPI computer (AMD P4 single core clone) does shut down as it's supposed to :)

If you have problems with your MAME-XP disk crashing during install, go back and verify that all driverpacks can be opened (don't extract them, simply make sure they are able to be opened). I had some driverpacks that didn't download correctly and I had to download them again. You can also make your MAME-XP disk again but without driverpacks, then test it in M$ Virtual PC (that doesn't need driverpacks). This would make it clear if your problem is related to driverpacks or not.

Also if the driverpack's slipstreaming seems to be taking a long time give it overnight, my most recent one mysteriously took 5 hours :



While testing MAME-XP with most recent driverpacks in "Microsoft Virtual PC 2007"

During Windows setup I get the error :

STOP C0000221 unknown hard error
\systemroot\system32\ntdll.dll

I think it's due to :

DP_MassStorage_wnt5_x86-32_1006.7z

I tried the same disk in a real computer and it worked fine. I think the problem is only between that one driverpack and Virtual PC program.

It's worth noting in case anyone is testing their ISO's in Virtual PC before actually burning them.

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It's also worth noting that "format" versus "quick format", during Windows setup, is whether or not you want to test the hard drive for bad sectors. If you are not  in a hurry it's always a good idea to do a slow format. During a slow format Windows will make a record of any bad sectors and not use them.

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Here is the lastsession.ini for MAME-XP rev 7 :

http://rapidshare.com/files/412241450/LAST_SESSION.zip.htm

alt :

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BYEOM162

And I updated my tutorial with that one change, so we should be rid of the power button issue for good :)

MAME-XP creation tutorial :
http://tinyurl.com/2befhpn
(Please don't spread the link)

Long live Saint !

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« Reply #342 on: November 22, 2010, 05:27:03 am »
Will def try it. Thanks !

PS : will it work on a french version of XP ?

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« Reply #343 on: November 22, 2010, 06:30:10 am »
Ummm. you probably should blank out that CDkey in the picture. Though it's probably too late now.

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« Reply #344 on: March 29, 2011, 10:45:04 pm »
Bumping an old thread...I'm just getting around to this now. It appears that Driverpacks has gotten much bigger lately. My .iso after adding driverpacks swells from ~150mb to over 1.4 gigs. No way it will fit on a CD. Anyone have any luck trimming back the driver packs to make their installation fit on a CD? Should I omit some categories?
Man, will my cab EVER be finished?

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« Reply #345 on: March 30, 2011, 03:11:05 am »
It's been my experience that some older computer's bios won't boot a DVD, while most modern ones will.

I make a skinny XP with fat driverpacks and a small R0Mset on a single DVD, but if the computer won't boot it I use a CD version.

The CD version can have less driverpacks, for example video and sound, if you know what video card and what sound card are in the computer you can install those drivers manually.

And an arcade machine already doesn't need LAN, WiFi, and similar.

So try it on DVD first and if that doesn't work, make a CD version :)

Have fun!
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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #346 on: March 30, 2011, 07:07:38 pm »
So, Spystyle so when is the Winmame7 64 walk through going to be done ??  :drool

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« Reply #347 on: March 31, 2011, 10:07:02 am »
MAME-XP creation tutorial :
http://tinyurl.com/5mfsrl
(Please don't spread the link)

Hi Craig,
Is there a new link to your guide?

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« Reply #348 on: March 31, 2011, 11:15:41 am »
Here you go :)

MAME-XP creation tutorial :
http://tinyurl.com/2befhpn
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« Reply #349 on: March 31, 2011, 02:13:24 pm »
So, Spystyle so when is the Winmame7 64 walk through going to be done ??

In my testing skinny XP benchmarks were better than Win 7

64-bit OS is only necessary if you have more than 4 GB of RAM, see this chart of Windows memory limits :

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366778%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

My home PC is running a skinny XP 64-bit with 8 GB of RAM LOL

You can use Nlite to make a 64-bit skinny XP, but driverpacks are for 32-bit only. You'll need to integrate your SATA drivers with Nlite, then install your other drivers after the OS is running.  

You can use Vlite to mess around with Vista and Win 7, but I don't know why you'd want to (?)

Have fun!
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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #350 on: March 31, 2011, 06:13:44 pm »
Thanks for the link, Craig.

I know it's a long shot, but any idea what I need to keep to still have networking capability? I don't need internet, however I would like to be able to log in remotely via a service such as TightVNC to make configurations, transfer files, etc.

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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #351 on: March 31, 2011, 06:27:07 pm »
"GalagaFan74" is the official IT guy of this thread :)

Calling GalagaFan74, where are you ?


Until he answers the call, he recommended earlier in this thread that folks who want some of the bells and whistles should install full XP SP3, then follow black viper's guide to disable unneeded components.

http://www.blackviper.com

Also, if you just want to use a super skinny XP, you can pull the hard drive and transfer files the old fashioned way, you don't need a NIC card LOL

Good luck!
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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #352 on: April 01, 2011, 02:46:00 am »
Thanks for the link, Craig.

I know it's a long shot, but any idea what I need to keep to still have networking capability? I don't need internet, however I would like to be able to log in remotely via a service such as TightVNC to make configurations, transfer files, etc.

Thanks
You could try this, a one time install and then you wouldn't need any key board or mouse hook up either, just a USB port and a laptop.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=110440.0

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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #353 on: April 21, 2011, 09:22:50 am »
So, Spystyle so when is the Winmame7 64 walk through going to be done ??  :drool

Hey I stumbled upon this :

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/136960-7slimmer-mmx-r2/

Thanks for the link, Craig.

I know it's a long shot, but any idea what I need to keep to still have networking capability? I don't need internet, however I would like to be able to log in remotely via a service such as TightVNC to make configurations, transfer files, etc.

Thanks
You could try this, a one time install and then you wouldn't need any key board or mouse hook up either, just a USB port and a laptop.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=110440.0

I used one of those cords last night to transfer files from a Win 7 machine to a Win XP machine :

http://www.targus.com/us/productdetail.aspx?sku=ACC96US1

It has software inside of it, so it probably only uses the "windows installer" service, so it would probably work on stripped out versions of windows. But I haven't tried it on MAME-XP.

An alternative to that is a USB drive. I have a 120 GB small USB drive made from a spare laptop hard drive and an inexpensive enclosure. It draws it's power right from USB so no AC adapter is needed. It's as convenient as a thumb drive but with bigger capacity :)

And the most affordable alternative is to pull the hard drive out of the MAME computer and put it in your home computer either as slave or with a USB adapter, then copy the files directly. The old fashioned way :)

Have fun!
Craig

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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #354 on: April 25, 2011, 06:09:51 pm »
Do you guys have a list of Windows Services to disable for use in an arcade cabinet?

I'm using XP Pro x64 Edition and I want to speed up the boot process and reduce shutdown time.

I'm not too concerned about memory footprint or hard disk usage.  I have plenty of both.
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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #355 on: April 25, 2011, 07:03:46 pm »
You can Google up Black Viper's guides to disable services post-install (easy)

Or you can follow my guide to do it pre-install with Nlite (harder)

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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #356 on: April 30, 2011, 03:42:58 am »
You can Google up Black Viper's guides to disable services post-install (easy)

Or you can follow my guide to do it pre-install with Nlite (harder)

Cheers,
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Perhaps this isn't so, but it seems to there is greater effect selecting services pre-install. If this isn't so, then I would probably do it post, in case you ever needed those things.
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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #357 on: October 03, 2011, 11:10:23 pm »
I created an Nlited version of XP today and when I run mame.exe (DOS VERSION) it says it is not a valid windows application.    the exact same file, from same hard drive, runs perfectly on my regular win xp install.

I wonder what I trimmed from nlite that is breaking this exe?!
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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #358 on: October 04, 2011, 12:17:23 am »
There are several version of MAME

MAME command line for Windows (this is what you seek)

Grab the version that matches your rom set here :

http://mamedev.org/oldrel.html

MAME for DOS (it's command line of course)

MAME32 (now called MAMEui) is for windows and a graphical interface, it's great, try it!

I like to couple command line MAME with MALA front end, and use Blue skin

Also if MAME-XP is too stripped down for your application, you could just install regular XP and follow BlackViper's guide to slim it :

http://www.blackviper.com/2008/05/19/black-vipers-windows-xp-x86-32-bit-service-pack-3-service-configurations/

Keep me posted :)
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Re: nLited XP installs for a cab
« Reply #359 on: October 04, 2011, 02:21:48 am »
In regards to the Black Viper guide, wasn't there some ".Bat" files to quickly turn off  or restore the services for different levels of slimming, to see what works for you? I can't find them, I thought I had them somewhere...

  
 

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