LiveXP

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Overview


LiveXP is a project intended to create a bootable disc with some of the functionality available to a regular OS installation. It is based on nativeEX and includes some customizations to make it a boot disk for everyday use.

Description of the included scripts can be found here: http://updates.boot-land.net

The major advantage of this project is the ability of the explorer shell in a reduced sized ISO image with practical  customizations.

You can find support for this project on the respective discussion forum: http://www.boot-land.net/forums/nativeEx-and-LiveXP-f52.html


Also worth trying are other similar wb projects for XP environments



Compatibility


This project can be used under Windows 2000 and above. Under Windows Vista you will need to disable the UAC (User Account Control) to allow the creation of needed registry hives - not tested under Win9x but should also work.

You can include scripts that come from the nativeEx and NativePE projects or were created using API scripting.

To build a bootable disc you will need to use a Microsoft Windows XP Install Disc. The type of XP (home, professional) is not relevant but we recommend always using a retail or corporate version of XP with SP2 included.

As an alternative you can use regular Windows XP, without SP or SP1, or Windows 2003.

If you don't have a satisfatory CD to use as souce then you should download a free trial version of Windows 2003 from the Microsoft site and use this image to build your project  (only the first image is needed to download - around 500Mb). 



Usage



You only need to tell the project where to find the needed files to copy from the source.

We recommend that you copy all your files from the CD onto a folder on disk and use this folder as source before following the below usage details.




The used source only needs to be inputed once or changed whenever you wish to use another source. To manually change the used source you can always click on the "Paths" tab found on the main window next to the "Script" tab.


Don't forget that most scripts also have options to customize it's defintions. This is usefull is you wish to change the screen display settings or disable features you don't want.




Bugs



When posting for bugs related to this project please include the following details:


If you run a project and it won't work as you expect, then you should click on the log tab for more information. The log will display where an error has occurred.

It is very important that you upload this log.html when reporting a bug on the forums related to the project. This file contains details which help us understand the conditions under which the project was built. This file is usually sized around 1Mb - 2Mb, but it can be compressed by any popular archiver (7zip, winrar, winzip, etc) to a compressed file sized of about 20Kb.

When posting a message or reporting a bug, please try searching the previous posts for similar reported problems. In most cases if a solution has already been found, it will have been posted. This can save everyone a lot of time when looking for answers.





Change log

This project uses nativeEX as base - please look on the respective project page for more informations.



Please let us know if this page is not complete or if you still haven't found needed information.