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 PostPost subject: Windows XP Build 5.2.3790, "Kernel Update"        Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:15 pm 
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The Kernel Update project is to make the Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Trial into a customized Windows XP Professional. This will allow users of Windows XP to upgrade to the Server 2003 platform retaining the Windows XP UI (GINA, and all.)

Current Points:
Remove all traces of Windows Server 2003. (0% DONE)
Change codebase from ServerNT to WinNT without breaking anything. (50% DONE)
Implement the Windows XP Professional WPA and Product Key Libraries (100% DONE)
Implement the Windows XP Client Components (5% DONE)
Add the Windows XP Billboards and Setup (56% DONE)

Future Points: (once build (krnup_rtm) ships).
Add Longhorn? components
Add Optional Components Selector during 2nd stage setup (GUI Mode)?
Add Hotfixes?

Component List:
DirectMusic
Freecell
Hearts
Minesweeper
Solitaire
Spider Solitaire
Pinball
System Restore
Movie Maker
NET Framework 1.0.3705
Media Center
Plus DME
Tablet PC
Sonic CD and DVD Burning

Extras:
Longhorn Themes - WildEye001
DriverPacks - WildEye001
Sidebar - Leon, HappyDude

Screens:
Windows XP MCE and TPC on Kernel Update
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Welcome Screen
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Setup Billboards. (New version uses WinXP Text.)
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Text Mode Setup
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Do note that the test versions will have a timebomb. You will also need a Windows XP Professional Key.

Suggestions for extras are welcome!

Anyone willing to help out?

EDIT: Wording updated.
EDIT2: Component List Added and screens


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:26 pm 
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Well, i dont know much about coding.
But if you need a tester, i will do it for you.

And BTW, (i know its not your project, but similar), Hounsell, how is work going on your project?

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:29 pm 
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Hounsell, how is work going on your project?


Which one? The 3718-in-a-WIM? Well, for my next version, I have the WinPE created, just need to integrate the drivers into that. I have the install with drivers integrated ready to sysprep then image into a WIM, and I have a slimmed down, modified 4074 installer ready :)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:16 am 
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Count me in. I'm interested in a project like this, and would love to help in any way I can.

Remember that we can use <exename>.config files to force Windows to look in the current directory for proper DLL's, and <exename>.manifest files to tell Windows what version of the .NET framework to use on .NET-compiled executables!


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:38 pm 
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This has definite potential. I'm in as well - a project like this serves a purpose, and is practical. What shall we do, captain?


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Post 1 updated for clarification.


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Considered adding Tablet PC or Media Center components (or making them an optional extra)?

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:25 pm 
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Doing that right now...


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:42 pm 
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Screens and Component list added.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:18 am 
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Hey...Can you please integrate some Longhorn themes :P, I saw them in one of the older Desktop Threads :P

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:21 am 
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Which ones, specifically?

and.

Should this project fit on a CD or DVD?


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If yu just want basic OS and included [censored]. (CD)

For alot of applications and drivers and stuff (DVD) :P

I dunno:

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:34 am 
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Added all of the styles from Longhorn Transformation Pack. :)
Suggestions for extras are welcome! :)


The project will now only be on DVD.

EDIT: Adding DriverPacks...
* DriverPack Chipset
* DriverPack CPU
* DriverPack Graphics A
* DriverPack LAN
* DriverPack MassStorage
* DriverPack Sound A
* DriverPack Sound B
* DriverPack WLAN


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:40 am 
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Well, now you have longhorn themes, maybe you should include an optional SideBar, not one that you'd have to code of course :P A free one from the intarwebs, Would make it seem a bit better (maybe?)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:49 am 
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Thoosje Sidebar, anyone?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:08 am 
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Windows OCManage wrote:
Thoosje Sidebar, anyone?


the vista sidebar has been ported to xp, i just cant find the link


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:19 am 
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Found it. Integrating!


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Umm.

Sorry, but why are you turning this "kernel update" into a "longhorn-like" experience? It kinda upsets me that you would do that, seeing as other people that do this with crappy slipstreams using torrents, in my opinion, degrade Windows XP.


Y'know? Just saying. :^)


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F44 Control wrote:
Umm.

Sorry, but why are you turning this "kernel update" into a "longhorn-like" experience? It kinda upsets me that you would do that, seeing as other people that do this with crappy slipstreams using torrents, in my opinion, degrade Windows XP.


Y'know? Just saying. :^)


becuase it's totally 1337 d00d!!!


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:23 pm 
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F44 Control wrote:
Umm.

Sorry, but why are you turning this "kernel update" into a "longhorn-like" experience? It kinda upsets me that you would do that, seeing as other people that do this with crappy slipstreams using torrents, in my opinion, degrade Windows XP.


Y'know? Just saying. :^)


becuase it's totally 1337 d00d!!!

Still, there's plenty of converted server 03 to XP builds about on torrent
and other forums of similar nature.
And why is this entitled kernel update, when it's a kernel conversion,
Same codebase with XP features added.
Now if you really want a challenge, make a vlk version, that's something
that's eluded all who've played with such conversions in the past.


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Still, there's plenty of converted server 03 to XP builds about on torrent
and other forums of similar nature.
And why is this entitled kernel update, when it's a kernel conversion,
Same codebase with XP features added.
Now if you really want a challenge, make a vlk version, that's something
that's eluded all who've played with such conversions in the past.


It's VLK, and the CD Version will be the Standard Windows XP on Server 2003 Kernel and HAL. The DVD version will only be sent to those who want it.


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Any beta version available yet?

And i see the progress, its going great, this project is really gonna be something.

And its good that its a VLK, (altough i have about 5 XP licenses gathered of the years and 1 VLK).

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Any beta version available yet?

And i see the progress, its going great, this project is really gonna be something.

And its good that its a VLK, (altough i have about 5 XP licenses gathered of the years and 1 VLK).


Just wait... 90% of beta 1 is done...

One question, where should I upload it to?


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very interesting project indeed.

I don't quite see what the goal is yet though... are you up converting to Server2003? or down converting to XP?

I'm going to assume the former.

Hope to see some great progress (Y)


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I belive it is coverting the xp GUI/look and feel and running on the updated Server 2003 kernel. BTW, I would love to betatest (if any betas are closed betas). Just out of curiosity, what is left of the first beta :) .


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