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Xp build for a rubbish laptop?

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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
I remember people talking before about a build of windows designed to work best on crap laptops and computers.

My sisters laptop fits the bill but i cannot find a link to find out what this xp is called.

Anyone have a clue?

Cheers

Nick
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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1 Like #1
N-lite?
#2
emasu;2916254
N-lite?


I'll take a look
#3
There's a few.
TinyXP
XP SP3
Tiny Vista Unattented
Windows Vista UA Lite
TinyXP BEAST Edition
#4
Magic_monkey;2916281
There's a few.
TinyXP
XP SP3
Tiny Vista Unattented
Windows Vista UA Lite
TinyXP BEAST Edition


Cheers. Do you recommend any?

The laptop is a Toshiba satellite.. running with a celeron processor and 256mb of ram.
#5
Titchimp
The laptop is a Toshiba satellite.. running with a celeron processor and 256mb of ram.


Lol, with those specs, you can easily run XP. No need for lite versions and such. Remember, XP is an 8 year old Operating System, and can run on computers with no less than 64MB RAM.
#6
Shadows1990;2916340
Lol, with those specs, you can easily run XP. No need for lite versions and such. Remember, XP is an 8 year old Operating System, and can run on computers with no less than 64MB RAM.


Lol, i know it runs it. It has it at the moment but its slow as ****. I'm looking for the best stripped out laptop to make this a bit better.
#7
Beast is the most cut down but almost too much so, if you want to use the computer for normal use and not just gaming then don't install beast.

TinyXP would probably be the best choice for you if you want to use a slim OS.
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TinyXP specs:

released: June 17, 2007
[Main features at a glance]
- Windows XP Service Pack 2 integrated
- All 133 Windows Updates (Windows is up to date to 12th June 2007)
- All installs pass the "Windows Genuine Advantage" checks
- Choose from four different installs of Windows XP
- Includes 5th boot option: Acronis backup + restore environment
- Added drivers to support CPU, Chipset, LAN, SATA and Wireless LAN
- Windows Post Install menu with most commonly requested programs
- Option to create your own bare ISO from any of the four installs
- Windows Vista Aero Glass theme set by default on all installs
- Windows Vista drive indicator (shows a bar under your drive icon)
- VMware Tools automatically installed if you install in VMware
- All software included is the latest edition as of June 12th 2007
- More than 100 registry tweaks to make using Windows easier
- All installs set monitor resolution to 1024 x 768 x 32 @85Hz
- Services configuration files included to reduce memory use
- eXPerience's ShrinkXP batch files to strip Windows "on the fly"
- This release is kept to a CD sized ISO so anyone can use it
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To install TinyXP from this CD, set your PC
in the BIOS to boot from your CD-ROM drive.Only install this operating system onto a freshly formatted partition or hard disk.
All installations are set to US English. (This can be changed after installation)
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[When you boot from this CD you have five options]
1 - TinyXP With IE/OE/WMP (With Drivers)
2 - TinyXP With IE/OE/WMP (Without Drivers)
3 - TinyXP Without IE/OE/WMP (With Drivers)
4 - TinyXP Without IE/OE/WMP (Without Drivers)
5 - Boot Into Acronis Backup + Restore
[Abbreviations from above]
IE = Internet Explorer 7 Web Browser
OE = Outlook Express Email Client
WMP = Windows Media Player 11
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[Automatically Installed Programs]
- Service Pack 2 For Windows XP
- 133 Hotfixes Up To 12th June 2007
- Flash Player v9.0.28.0
- Opera v9.21 (only installed on options without IE7)
- Prio (Task Manager Priority Saver) v1.9.6
- Royale Noir and Royale Blue Themes
- Thunderbird v2.0.0.0 (only installed on options without OE)
- Vista Aero Glass Theme v4
- Vista Drive Indicator v3.1.1.0
- VMware 5 Tools v5.5.4 Build 44386 (only installed in VMware 5)
[Other added items in system32]
- cdimage.exe (Lets you make ISO's on the command line)
- CDR.exe (Right click of optical drives to close the CD tray)
- lame_enc.dll (Many encoding programs require this for MP3 encoding)
- layout.dll (This gives you the "Save desktop icon layout" option)
- makecab.exe (More up to date version that actually works)
- On-Screen Keyboard (osk.exe)
- pskill.exe (Kill processes on the command line)
- sleep.exe (Make a batch command file wait for a given period of time)
- Video res changer to force 1024 x 768 on install
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[Here is a breakdown of the five boot options]
- For Micro$oft fans...
The first two options include Internet Explorer 7 Web Browser, Outlook
Express Email Client and Windows Media Player 11 so Windows XP is up to
date and as Bill Gates intended.

- For people who don't like Micro$oft programs...
The second two options do not include Internet Explorer 7, Outlook Express,
or Windows Media Player 11. In the second two options where IE/OE/WMP are
removed, Opera v9.21 is installed to replace Internet Explorer and Mozilla
Thunderbird v2.0.0.0 is installed to replace Outlook Express.

- Automatic Driver Installation...
Options one and three both include drivers to cover the following: Chipset,
CPU, Ethernet LAN Cards, SATA (Mass Storage) and Wireless Ethernet.

- No Drivers Included...
Options two and four do not contain those drivers - this is in case you
have SATA problems with the first or third options, or if you just want
to install your own drivers.

- Acronis Backup + Restore...
Option five allows you to backup your existing partition(s) before
installing Windows, or you can quickly restore a backup made previously
with Acronis. This version of Acronis True Image Home is safe to use
if you want to back up Windows Vista.
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[Windows Post Install Menu]

These programs are installable from the "Install Programs"
icon on your Desktop. You need to have the TinyXP CD
in your CD drive for these items to install:
- DirectX DLL Libraries #24 to #33
- FoxIt PDF Reader Pro v2.0 Build 1312
- Java SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 1 v1.6.0_01
- K-Lite Mega Codec Pack v2.10
- NOD32 Antivirus v2.70.39
- Nero Micro (Express and Burning ROM) v7.9.6.0
- .NET Framework 2.0 v2.0.50727.42
- Office 2003 SP2 Lite v11.6568.6568
- Opera Browser v9.21
- PeerGuardian v2.0 Beta 6b
- Perfectdisk Defrag Server Edition v8.0 Build 64
- Photoshop CS2 v9.0.2
- Sygate Personal Firewall Pro v5.6 Build 3408
- Sound Forge v9.0a Build 297
- Thunderbird v2.0.0.0
- uTorrent v1.6.1 Build 490
- VMware Workstation v5.5.4 Build 44386
- Windows Live Messenger v8.1.0178.0
- WinRAR v3.70
#9
Windows TinyXP BEAST Edition specs:

Windows TinyXP Professional SP2 Beast Edition Unattended CD.This special 'Beast Edition' of TinyXP is designed to be hell fast! Internet Explorer and Outlook Express have been removed from this edition. Mozilla Firefox web browser and Mozilla Thunderbird email client are included as replacements to Internet Explorer and Outlook Express. The latest edition of MSN Messenger (v7.5) is also installed. This edition of TinyXP includes Ethernet LAN drivers, Microsoft Sidewinder drivers and Sound Controller drivers. All keyboard layouts are included. All languages have been removed apart from United Kingdom. The default Luna theme has been removed, but this edition includes the XP Amp theme as default.
Most of the networking features are removed from this edition, this is because this edition is intended as a gaming edition that you can surf the internet with. It is NOT intended as an operating system for use in a corporate environment to squeeze a little bit more production out of the poor employees, however, MS Mail and MAPI are included for compatibility. Also kept -16Bit Support, Disk Cleanup, the "core" of Internet Explorer, Task Scheduler and you are still able to open ZIP files without the need for any any third party program.
Services left remaining are: DHCP, DNS Client, Event Log, IAS, Network Provisioning, Performance Logs and Alerts, Secondary Logon, Shell Services, System Event Notification, Uninterruptible Power Supply Universal Plug and Play, Windows Management Instrumentation, Windows Time and Wireless Zero Configuration. This edition also includes Wireless LAN and there is also support for use on laptops. On this edition of TinyXP there are no minimum RAM or hard disk space requirements.
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TinyXP Beast Edition Statistics:
Windows Performance Info...
Operating System RAM Memory Usage = 42Mb
WINDOWS Folder = 321.6 Mb
Running Processes on First Install = 13
Install Time for Windows = Seven Minutes
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Windows XP Pro Custom Added Features
Integrated Service Pack 2 (WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe)
Registry Tweaks For Performance/Gaming/Internet
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Silent Installs
Mozilla Firefox Web Browser v1.5.0.4
Mozilla Thunderbird Email Client v1.5.0.4 (20060516)
MSN Messenger v7.5.0324
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Integrated Critical Post SP2 Hotfixes
(Windows Updates) up to 28th March 2006...

IE6.0sp1-KB905915-Windows-2000-XP-x86-ENU
WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86
and many, many more
#10
If you feel confident enough to play about with the Services in XP, go ahead and have a read of BlackViper's Services List: http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

Also, Overclockers have a great guide (by Baddass) found here: http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=17180569
#11
Use Linux (kubuntu)
#12
razta
Use Linux (kubuntu)


I second that, if the OP is happy with learning a few new things.
#13
Cheers for the help guys. I would hapily use linux if it were my ****-top but its my sisters and shes not very good with wanting to learn new things. Ive downloaded the newest TinyXP and will let you know how i get on
#14
i cant seem to get the laptop to boot up the burned cd from start. Ive changed the bios to have the CD drive as the 1st boot devide but it just wurrrrrrssss for a bit and then boots the standard windows. anyone got any ideas?
#15
who is that on your avitar, i recognise it, titchimp that is
#16
Cluffy321;2923142
who is that on your avitar, i recognise it, titchimp that is


its bubbles from the trailer park boys :thumbsup:
#17
yer i thought it was, tht programme is never on anymore :(, he speaks dead funny lol
#18
Cluffy321;2923174
yer i thought it was, tht programme is never on anymore :(, he speaks dead funny lol


ive got seasons 1-4 on dvd. Seasons 5-6 come out this month
#19
kwl, there sometimes on paramount late at night but not often
#20
back on track...winflp (windows for legacy pc's) is the official version of xp for pants pc's, u might wanna give that a go.

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