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TinyXP, anyone use it?

honkymcgoohonkymcgoo Registered User regular
edited December 2006 in Help / Advice Forum
So, Ive been thinking of switching over to TinyXP, which is this scaled way the fuck down version of xp sp2, which uses ~400mb of hard drive space for the install and runs off about 40 megs of ram. Ive read from some other forums that its pretty awesome, and it still runs all your games etc. I was just wondering if any of you have used it or know someone who uses it? I dont wanna go through the trouble of a reformat etc. for something that sucks.

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    iTunesIsEviliTunesIsEvil Cornfield? Cornfield.Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    honkymcgoo wrote:
    So, Ive been thinking of switching over to TinyXP, which is this scaled way the fuck down version of xp sp2, which uses ~400mb of hard drive space for the install and runs off about 40 megs of ram. Ive read from some other forums that its pretty awesome, and it still runs all your games etc. I was just wondering if any of you have used it or know someone who uses it? I dont wanna go through the trouble of a reformat etc. for something that sucks.
    ODBC support is missing which makes it an immediate "no" for me. To get XP down to this size you've gotta hack out a LOT of stuff. I'm guessing there are A LOT of helpful (if not almost required) services that are either just not running or that are entirely missing. I'd be interested to see what exactly this is missing, but I can't find a site for it and I don't think TPB is a reliable source of info.

    Also, no one other than Microsoft or a reseller is allowed to distribute copies of Win XP. I'm guessing you found a torrent on TPB or something for this. Look into using your own copy of windows with nLite, it's what the rest of us that want to shrink XP do and it's totally legal and legit.

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    wombatwombat __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2006
    According to a site I found this is in the readme for tinyxp

    Here is a clear breakdown of the
    core components LEFT IN TinyXP...


    APPLICATIONS:

    Paint


    DRIVERS:

    Microsoft Sidewinder
    Sound Controllers


    HARDWARE SUPPORT:

    ALI IDE Bus Driver
    CMD IDE Bus Driver
    Firewire (1394) Support
    Floppy Support
    Internal IDE Bus Driver
    Joystick Support
    Logical Disk Manager
    Modem Support
    Multi Processor Support
    Ports (COM+LTP)
    Printer Support
    Toshiba IDE Bus Driver
    USB Audio Support
    VIA IDE Bus Driver


    LANGUAGES:

    English (United Kingdom)


    MULTIMEDIA:

    Acm Core Codecs


    NETWORK:

    Active Directory Service
    Internet Explorer Core


    OPERATING SYSTEM OPTIONS:

    Logon Notifications
    Shell Media Handler
    Task Scheduler
    User Account Pictures


    SERVICES:

    Event Log
    Network Location Awareness (NLA)
    Secondary Logon
    Shell Services
    Wireless Zero Configuration

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