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 PostPost subject: Howto change required space on Win. home server        Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:45 pm 
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Hi,

Ok, so the deal is that i have a 30gb SSD disk, that WinXP wont detect, and no drivers exists for.

I can install Vista+win7 on the machine, but its slow as a mule.

So i'm left with Longhorn.. ... or windows home server. (both will detect my harddisk durring installation)

Anyway, since win home server requires a 80 gb harddisk (or 32gb in the oldest beta), i need to find a way to change that requirement and stick it onto the installation dvd.

Any ideas ?

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 PostPost subject: Re: Howto change required space on Win. home server        Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:49 pm 
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I *MIGHT* have a way...just - is WHS a .WIM based.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Howto change required space on Win. home server        Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:55 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Howto change required space on Win. home server        Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:06 pm 
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leonbollerup wrote:
yep.. it is..

Guess again. (Just WinPE is)

What could be done is if somebody could install from phase one and then capture using imagex immediately after first reboot. However this will require the DVD to remain in the drive since the \WHS folder contains additional components.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Howto change required space on Win. home server        Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:09 pm 
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Ok - I have an idea.

Get a conputer with lets say.... 163GB HD

Part it this way

3GB - XP
80GB - WHS
80GB - WIM file :P
now, once you have WHS installed, download sysprep to the WIM File 80GB PArtition, not the WHS main.

Open command prompt
run "sysprep -generalize"
restart onto the XP install
Get ImageX

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imagex.exe /compress maximum /flags “Windows Home Server” /capture (REPLACE WITH DRIVE LETTER OF WHS INSTALL): (REPLACE WITH DRIVE LETTER OF "WIM FILE" PARTITION):\install.wim “Windows Home Server”

then, use UltraISO and insert the install.wim into the sources folder. Burn the ISO

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 PostPost subject: Re: Howto change required space on Win. home server        Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:53 pm 
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Windows 7 is probably "slow as a mule" because you didn't disable all the disk witting -> ie. Indexes, meta data, page file...
After words it should run fine

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 PostPost subject: Re: Howto change required space on Win. home server        Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:18 am 
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Whats the name and model of this ssd? (I haven't heard of a storage medium not being compatible with XP but work with Vista before)


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 PostPost subject: Re: Howto change required space on Win. home server        Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:13 pm 
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I got it to work. I captured an image of the system after phase 2, text mode phase (phase 1 is WinPE file copy, 3 is the usual T-39, 4 is Q components post-install) so there is no need to reseal, it just detects the correct hardware on first boot. It weighs in at 720MB with fast compression, and it's possible for maximum compression to shrink it down to CD size. The WHS-specific install files from the original DVD must be kept though or Q setup will error out.
Also for best results create a 20GB partition at the beginning of the drive (this is what WHS does anyway) and apply the system partition there, letting it use the rest of the disk as a part of spanned storage. I haven't tried a single-partition scenario yet.

BTW WHS doesn't have sysprep I think there's a special OPK.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Howto change required space on Win. home server        Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:44 pm 
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TheWahbinator wrote:
BTW WHS doesn't have sysprep I think there's a special OPK.

Thats what I used :)

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