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  1. I agree, i won't be recommending this to anyone. However if it did install Windows 8, i would also install it with Classic Shell 3.5 (mentioned in another post). Another problem is that when you install applications, Metro gets very very messy and full quickly!

    New - Classic Shell 3.5.1 has an option to bypass Metro during Win8 start - makes things easier.

  2. Win Toolit > Basic > Getting Started > ISO Maker

    ISO Maker: Once you have used the All-In-One Integrator you can create an ISO image.

    Win Tool;kit > Intermediate > USB Boot Prep

    USB Boot Prep tool: Some users don't like to install from DVD so this tool prepares your USB stick so you can just simply copy-and-paste the Windows disk contents to it and then boot from your USB.

    Recommendation: Use Windows7-USB-DVD-tool to burn the ISO to a DVD or a flash drive. See http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool

    My suggestion is, if possible, to incorporate this tool into the Win Toolkit so that after creating the ISO file the Windows7-USB-DVD-tool would be invoked and the user would be presented with an option to easily create a bootable flash drive or DVD.

  3. WOW I guess I am doing great at 2 hrs then :-)...my laptop is an I5 with 4 GIG and I have 2 hard drives main is an SSD and 2nd is a WD Black

    I guess you should feel good - the system I used is:

    PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1200 ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply

    ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 X79 8X DIMM PCIe 3.0 Motherboard

    Intel Core i7-3960X 3.31 LGA 2011 Processor

    Intel RTS2011LC Liquid Cooling Solution

    Kingston KHX2133C11D3K4/16GX (16Gb memory kit) 2 each (Total 32Gb)

    Sapphire Radeon HD6970 2GB GDDR5 PCIe 2.1 X16 video card (two each) connected in CrossfireX Mode

    Western Digital Cavier Black 2Tb SATA III 6.0GB/S

  4. I created a separate Win7 Pro 32 and 64 bit version by updating with the SoLor updates (over 300 of them) - took over 4 (four) hours each to complete. I had no reason to think it would NOT take a fairly long time. The 64bit version installed just fine and all updates were recognized by Microsoft Update.

  5. Win Toolkit > Main > Basic tab

    Gettine Started:

    All-In-One Integrator - explanation in words in box below.

    ISO Maker - explanation below.

    WinKit Guides - no explanation


    Update Catalog - No explanation

    Windows 7 SP1 ISO - explanation below.

    Actually in the explanation box:

    All-In-One Integrator - matches icon above.

    ISO Maker - matches icon above.

    SoLoR SP1 Updates - no matching icon (did notice that selecting Update Catalog icon SoLoR was then made available - could be confusing.)

    Windows 7 SP1 ISO - matches icon above.

    Recommend edit to match icons and word descriptions so they match as to title and purpose; Intermediate tab and Advanced tab icons and descriptions matched.

  6. I had read somewhere else about Classic Shell and Win8 but, as I mentioned above, with my original C:\> drive now not visible in Win8 and, therefore, all those programs I had hoped to try out 'missing' I'll have to boot into XP or Win7, move all those programs being considerd to a drive/partiton visible from Win8 and try again to check things out.

    A major pain!!! (At least all this turmoil is happening with my #2 system - #1 is still pure and uncorrupted by Win8.)

  7. Took three attempts, finally got it installed; but not in the location I wanted. Terrible; desktop is crap, no classic - do not want Aero or any theme; had no clue as to how to shutdown or reboot - had to use reset button to get back to XP Pro. I WOULD NOT recommend this 'new' OS to anyone.

    MY 'original' C:\ drive, as seen from XP and Win7 was no longer visible - Win8 had reset things so it was now on C:\ - could not locate 'original' C:\; which is a real bummer as it has all the downloaded programs for installation on XP, Win7 and/or Win8.

    Anyone have any ideas as to how I get make a my own desktop.desktop?

  8. Running Win7 Ultimate 64bit w/SP1; all drives NTFS, have 8Gb RAMDRIVE that has \Temp and \Tmp folders.

    Downloaded latest: WinToolkit140-18.7z

    Started Win Toolkit > Win Toolkit Options > Misc > Win Toolkit Temp Folder was shown to be H:\WinToolkit (not my selection); assuming this occured because Win7 Ultimate is installed on the H:\ drive.

    Selected Browse and changed to RAMDRIVE: now shown as Z:\Temp\WinToolkit - would prefer WinToolkit NOT create a subfolder but just use the \Temp folder.

    Also noticed that Win Toolkit Mount Folder was shown to be D:\WinKit\Mount (not my selection); assuming this selection made by WinToolkit for an unknown reason. Would prefer to use the RAMDRIVE, I.E. Z:\Mount (my assumption here is that using the RAMDRIVE rather than a hard drive would speed things up - memory is faster than a mechanical drive).

    Apply Settings selected and saved. Win Toolkit closed. Opened Settings.txt: sMountTemp=Z:\Mount and sWinToolkitTemp=Z:\TEMP\WinToolkit. Closed Settings.txt and started Win Toolkit; Options > Misc had the new settings; so that appears to be fine.

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