by September 6, 2005 0 comments

Windows Power Packer RC3 is a software that lets you slipstream installations of drivers, and other applications such as e-mail and Internet utilities, collaboration tools and games. When you pop in the DVD you’ve created and boot off it, a color screen appears that lets you select the OS and the particular combination for it, using cascaded menus. Once the OS installation is done, it slipstreams the driver and other application installations. 

Applies to:
System integrators 
USP: Create multi-boot DVD for various Win XP editions
Primary link:  
Google keywords:
win xp power packer 
On PCQEssential CD:
system\cdrom\utilities\winxp_powerpacker, (1.5 MB)

To add drivers to the DVD, download ‘BTS Driver Pack’ from http://www.btsunattended. net/Projects/DriverPacks. Rename downloaded files to ‘RUN_ ME.cmd’ and use those files with Power Packer. To add third-party applications, use the ‘Grab the OEM directory to this pack’ option and provide the path to where the set-up files for it may be found. Before starting off, copy the content of the Win XP installation CDs from the editions you wish to use, to your hard disk.

Notepad is one of the native apps bundled with XPde. It can be launched by clicking on StartMenu>All Programs >Accessories>Notepad 
One of the plus points about the new release is, some icons are linked to Linux applications. For example, the Internet Browser icon on the desktop is linked to Firefox
A full-fledged file explorer or browser for XPde is on the agenda. The screeshot above shows what it may look like
Like in WinXP pressing ALT+TAB pops up the task switcher with which you can switch between applications

Sanjay Majumder

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