Blue screen of death (BSOD) after imaging to Windows XP

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Like most businesses, we still have programs that rely on Windows XP to run. So, I built a Windows XP Professional image to push out to our slightly older machines where XP is needed to run these older programs. Once created, the image on some machines was working fine, but on some (mostly newer older … Read more

Making an Active Partition Inactive using Diskpart

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If you are as stupid as me and manage to make a partition active that you shouldn’t have done, so long as you haven’t restarted the machine, there is a quick easy fix to put it right. On the machine, do the following: Go into a Command Prompt Type “diskpart” Type “list volume” Type “select … Read more

Restore Active Desktop Problems

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A recurring issue that I have is the old Active Desktop in Windows XP. No matter how many times you click the Restore button, you still get the script error. To fix this, you can do the following: Click Start then click Run, type “regedit” and press enter Browse to “HCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\SafeMode\Components” Double click the value Desk\Html\Version … Read more

Windows XP OSD

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Today I cracked Windows XP OSD, turns out various problems I had with it in the past were down to the AHCI and Co-Processor settings. If you wish to see a full guide on how to sysprep and capture a Windows XP image, click the link below: Windows XP Sysprep Guide 186

Cisco VPN Client – SCCM Distribute

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This one is fairly simple but did take a while to figure out and lots of testing, also be very careful – if you make it a forced out install, it WILL automatically restart your client machine WITHOUT WARNING!!! Package up your software and run the following Program command line: This will complete a silent … Read more