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 Post subject: Maximum PC style install CD
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:59 pm 
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Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone could point me to a tutorial on how to make my own install CD like the one that comes with the Maximum PC magazine.

I think this would be great because I'm always reformatting my systems and then someone in my family is always buying a new system or I have to repair their computer and would love to just run a CD with all the best applications on it.

Thanks in advance!

-Manuel


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Try nLite or vLite(for Vista).


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Just for future reference, this forum is related to programming. The question should have been posted in either the windows or alt.os forum.

Thanks.


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To the OP: do you want a Windows install CD or a linux based install CD? I'll move your question to the appropriate folder.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:42 pm 
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:? I think there's some misunderstanding as to what I'm asking.

I want to make a CD like the one that comes in the Maximum PC magazine. I want to make a CD that will have all the applications that I like to install on one cd that will have the description of the application next to the "install" button.

I don't want a Windows OS install CD. I know how to do that.

It does not necessarily have to be in "flash" format or what ever is being used on the CD. HTML would be fine.

Hope that clears up what I'm asking about.

-Manuel


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:07 pm 
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I think that Jip realized that you're not wanting to create an OS install cd. You just want to be able to install apps from a single dvd and need to create a menu. That is easy enough and you shouldn't have to learn Flash or HTML. Although if you do want to create your own menu system for the install disc, any language that allows you to invoke another process should work fine.

So if you want to see if there is existing software to create the menus/disc, let us know which operating system and we will move the thread. OTOH, if you want to do this DIY, then I guess you could start by figuring out the directory structure and locations of the setup.exe files.


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