Anyone here uses Windows Unnattended Version?
April 23, 2007 11:08am CST
I don't know exactly what it is, I've been told it is a smaller version of windows without all that slowing things that we never use about it. Is thare any professional that explains me about that? Or some user who shares his opinion/experience with that?
• Richards Bay, South Africa
24 Apr 07
You make me really feel incompetent today:)))) I have never even heard of it, will watch this post for answers.Thanks my friend it sounds quite interesting, because why have all the whistles and bells if you only need the whistle:DD
24 Apr 07
Don't say that :)!! I'm enjoying your answers a lot, you're very kind, thanks. I'm trying to get an english link for it, but I just find www.windowsue.com in spanish. It is also called Windows UE, I'm still trying to find a good review about it...
• Manchester, England
23 Apr 07
I think that what you are actually referring to is an "unattended installation" of Windows. There is a small utility on the Windows CD called setupmgr.exe, which will create an unattend file for you. You would need to open the Support folder, followed by the Tools folder and extract all the files from DEPLOY.CAB in order to find the program. When you install Windows you are asked to enter a lot of relevant data, such as CD key, your name, time zone and much more, which means that you need to be present during the installation process. This utility will allow you to enter this information and create an unattend file, which you then rename to winnt.sif and place on a floppy disk. You can then start the computer with both the Windows CD and the floppy disk in the drives and the CD will read the floppy to extract the information. This will allow you to start the computer and go away while the whole process is completed unattended. You can even edit the file in notepad and add much more instructions if you like. I have a file that I created which will tell the computer to repartition the hard drive, format it in NTFS and then install Windows with my name and all other relevant information. It can take a while to make the unattend file, but you can then use it over and over again and save a lot of time if you reinstall often.
23 Apr 07
This is very interesting, and I will keep that information for trying to make one of this, thanks a lot. But I was not talking about that, I was talking about a different version of windows, with different skins and utilities. It comes with Internet Explorer 7 and other useful things, and it lacks autorun and other useless utilities from the usual version of XP. I'll try to find some liks to that. It is also called Windows UE.