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- Now that's done, we're gonna create a junction (like a Symbolic link for Vista). Type 'mklink /J c:\windows\winsxs.link winsxs.moved'


Paul, Thanks for doing this! I followed the directions, and as an intermediate computer guy was able to get it working- and it's actually quite quick and responsive.
One note on the directions, which for a guy at my level posed an issue. I eventually figured it out, but I believe the direction above should include 'C:\' before 'winsxs.moved'.
This is a very small item to what is really a huge benefit to the community. Thanks for all of your work with this.

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hey im stuck when i try to install vista it says "The selected partition requires at least 5060 MB free space" and wont let me continue with the install what should i do

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I believe vLite lets you remove that limitation..

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Where abouts i see an option to change ram to 256 but thats all i can find

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and what version of vlite are you using ?

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Hi everyone, I've just got Vista working on my EEE and just want to say thanks to all the guys who left instructions for how to get it up and running. I must say that I am suprised at how quick it is considering I am waiting for my 2Gb upgrade and am still running 512Mb. Working in broadcasting, being able to play with nice kit and being a bit of a gadget freak I'm not usually impressed but with this little wonder, I am.

Just a few questions:

Paul, why move winsxs to an external card rather than keeping it on the internal ssd? Are you installing apps to the internal memory or do you want it to have free space for a swap file etc or are you planning on dual booting with Linux? I am keeping the internal drive just for essential OS files, anti virus and bluetooth software. I'll then put Open Office etc on my SD card.

Anyone else having problems with Windows Update? I can't get updates and get error 80070011. I googled it and it seemed like a disk issue, maybe to do with trying to copy to another device. I moved my software distribution folder over to the SD card and could browse to it using command prompt going through c:\windows\softwaredistribution and the service started up ok. I tried deleting the junction and the service re-created the folder when it started but still have te same problem.

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WinSXS gets VERY big VERY quick... as you'll probably find out soon enough :(

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WinSXS gets VERY big VERY quick... as you'll probably find out soon enough :(

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Fair enough.... are you having any trouble with updating?

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When I relocated the SoftwareDistribution directory it did some odd things at first, but IIRC I deleted and recreated it and it was fine again.

Currently running XPSP3 on my Eee...

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When I relocated the SoftwareDistribution directory it did some odd things at first, but IIRC I deleted and recreated it and it was fine again.

Currently running XPSP3 on my Eee...

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What is SP3 like? I've heard that it does funny things to Office 2007

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No problems here, and seems nippy too :(

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I'm having a slight problem with Vista and my EEE 4g....
I keep having 1 unknown device in my device manager (windows update didn't fix this)
But I think the problem is, that everytime vista starts up, ACPI "crashes" and is to be terminated due to an error...
any toughts on this?

-edit: problem fixed
problem was i didnt run the ACPI install elevated as administrator.

Edited by LXSJason, 12 January 2008 - 10:53 AM.

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Hi all,

I came over from eeeuser.com to ask a question about running Vista on the Eee. I got it installed on my 8g one and it's working fine, the only issue is that it appears I vlited ReadyBoost out of the installation. I have a class 6 SDHC card that I wanted to use for this purpose and I'm kindof miffed that I can't.

Assuming it is vlited out do you know of any way I can get it back, short of redoing my vlite? Everything is fine otherwise and the system is completely set up, so I would rather not go that route.

Thanks so much!

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Also has anyone noticed that the FN-volume keys don't work in Vista? The wireless and brightness ones and all other FN keys do, but the audio ones fail to work. I tried installing the RealTek drivers to see if that might help but it doesn't.

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Can someone please explan how I gain full admin permission/ownership of Winsxs?? I have tried everything but it just does not work....I am down to just 700MB left on my C drive & am worried I will run out of space, despite installing apps to my SDHC. I havent even installed Office (or OpenOffice) yet!!

I reslly would appreciate your help.

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@iakudi: rightclick, properties, security, advanced, owner....

3 tries so far, and 2 tries ended up in BSOD....
3rd try I couldnt even delete winsxs.moved anymore *still 1gb left* and d:\windows\winsxs was 1.26.

dont even know anymore what is used of what... so now im gonna reinstall... and try to use movefile to move from c to d :)
*basically skipping the .moved part, and just straight moving to d*

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- command prompt, 'mkdir d:\windows\winsxs'
- 'mklink /J c:\windows\winsxs.link d:\windows\winsxs'
- 'rmdir d:\windows\winsxs.moved'
- 'movefile c:\windows\winsxs d:\windows\winsxs'
- 'movefile c:\windows\winsxs.link c:\windows\winsxs'.

is what im gonna try... *wish me luck*

Edited by LXSJason, 20 January 2008 - 07:54 PM.

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hey im stuck when i try to install vista it says "The selected partition requires at least 5060 MB free space" and wont let me continue with the install what should i do


How can vLite remove this limitation. I am still stuck on this check.

Thanks.

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How can vLite remove this limitation. I am still stuck on this check.

Thanks.



I used the newest vlite... and didnt run into any checks... maybe check the "removal list" and see if theres a memorycheck in there?

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Hello all,

I tried the steps outlined here for installing vista and it all worked fine (thanks, they they are truly great instructions!) up until the point where I relocated the winsxs directory. When rebooted the machine BSOD's with a critical kernel error. It will however boot in safe mode.

Windows update also doesn't work if moved and then linked to.

My winsxs folder is now winsxs.moved and junctioned, its just that I can only junction to directories on the internal ssd. I have the feeling that its a permissions error but I can't seem to work out how or why, both directories on the sd are set to be fully controlled by everyone.

Its possible that I removed something using vLite that I shouldn't, but I didn't edit anything that explicitly mentioned permissions...

If anyone could offer any assistance, it would be greatly appreciated!

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Hello all,

I tried the steps outlined here for installing vista and it all worked fine (thanks, they they are truly great instructions!) up until the point where I relocated the winsxs directory. When rebooted the machine BSOD's with a critical kernel error. It will however boot in safe mode.

Windows update also doesn't work if moved and then linked to.

My winsxs folder is now winsxs.moved and junctioned, its just that I can only junction to directories on the internal ssd. I have the feeling that its a permissions error but I can't seem to work out how or why, both directories on the sd are set to be fully controlled by everyone.

Its possible that I removed something using vLite that I shouldn't, but I didn't edit anything that explicitly mentioned permissions...

If anyone could offer any assistance, it would be greatly appreciated!



exactly the same problem i'm running into at the moment... tought it was my sd reader at first...
just for fun, something my EEE+vista is dooing... upon renaming winsxs to *insert anything* and reboot... i get a bsod, but the reboot after that works perfectly again... hehehe... ive came to think that the moving part had actually worked.. but reality is that its still using the renamed winsxs on the SSD :)

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