nLite - Unattended

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  1. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I'm working on a new "WinXPproSP2 Installation CD" with nLite v1.2.1, but I have a problem with one of its settings :


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    Unattended Mode

    Unattended Mode has 6 options

    - Provide defaults
    - Fully automated
    - Hide pages
    - Read Only
    - GUI attended
    - Prompt repair

    I think I need "GUI attended", but I'm not sure.
    I assume that this option allows me to install winXPproSP2 manually, guided by me like before, but this time with pre-filled data.
    Is that possible with "GUI attended" or do I have to choose another option ?
     
  2. WSFuser

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    i think u want the Provide defaults option, but i cant say for sure as i dont use it.
     
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  4. ErikAlbert

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    OK. I drop that chapter. Did some research on the net and I don't really understand the meaning of it. I will do it manually, it doesn't really matter.
     
  5. WSFuser

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    u should ask on the nlite forums. its the only way to learn.

    for me, i just use the default selection. winxp will install without me having to answer any prompts. its great.
     
  6. ErikAlbert

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    I don't have time enough to learn everything about nLite and Unattended doesn't really make an important difference.
    The integrated hotfixes, removal of components and tweaks do alot more for me.
    And I have to re-install my computer from scratch to get my clean images and archived snapshots, because I like to continue with my security setup.
     
  7. Devinco

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    Hi Erik,

    GUI Unattended just means that during the "windows" part of setup (the GUI Graphical User Interface) you won't be prompted for anything.
    You answer all the questions ahead of time in nLite so you can just insert the cd to start setup and it takes care of the rest without you having to be there through the whole thing.
    This way the setup can be unattended while you grab a coffee.
     
  8. ErikAlbert

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    That is exactly what I don't want. I still like to do it myself.
    I thought that I could fill in all the data in advance via nLite, which means lesser work during the installation of winXPproSP2. :)
     
  9. Devinco

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    That is what you want and what I said here:
    You fill in all the data ahead of time.
     
  10. WSFuser

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    Erik wants the data entered but doesnt want the setup to be automated. am i correct Erik?

    "Provide defaults" does this if i read the description correctly.
     
  11. ErikAlbert

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    And what happens when I don't fill in all the data, but just a few.
    Will the installation procedure stop and give me time to fill in the rest ?
     
  12. WSFuser

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    if u use DefaultHide then yes it will stop and let you fill in missing information.
     
  13. Devinco

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    I don't know.
     
  14. ErikAlbert

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    That is very correct.
    I just want to see the same installation screens as normal, but with my OWN default data, that still can be changed by me, if necessary.
     
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    Yes, but XP does not ask much by default, just key, time zone, keyboard, nLite asks more. ;)
     
  16. ErikAlbert

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    That is very good of nLite, than I don't have to do this anymore after installation.
     
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