Windows Embedded POSReady 2009

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    Lex24

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    POSReady 2009 looks interesting.

    1) It is just a trimmed down version of XP (it can take less than 1 GB of disk space).

    2) The ISO file is available for download directly from Microsoft.

    3) Lots of components (like .Net v2.0, Indexing Service, Internet Information Services, WMP, etc.) can be selected for removal during the installation. There is no need to use nLite or other third party tools.

    4) The installer is different than the one used with XP. All settings are selected at the beginning of the installation and then the installer runs on its own.

    5) Activation is done offline during the installation, there is no online activation, evaluation licence is valid for 120 days.

    Download:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11196

    File:

    POSready2009_CD.iso
    SHA1: 143cb58be71e000cc205757c9965ce486189a589

    Help:

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/dn441478(v=winembedded.0).aspx

    Screenshot from another XPF thread:

    https://www.xpforums.com/threads/still-rocking-xp-with-my-i7-in-twenty18.933385/#post-3258563

    Tip: to get the best component removal selection do the following in Installation Type window:

    - select Minimum
    - click Next
    - click Back
    - select Custom
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Any way to get around this? (Like permanent activation)

    -c-
     
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    Try to find a permanent key, Google is your friend. In the window that comes up after you enter the product key you will see the following text:

    # permanent license
    MICROSOFT SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS

    # evaluation license
    MICROSOFT EVALUATION SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS

    There is also a brute force solution, but obviously it can not be discussed here.
     
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    I should also mention that my POSReady 2009 has been installed on a brand new Advanced Format disk (sector size: logical 512 bytes / physical 4096 bytes) which was first partitioned and aligned to MiB with GParted. POSReady installer formatted the selected partition (quick format) but it did not touch the alignment.

    Btw, if you have any bootable Linux CD you can easily check the type of alignment and if the disk is Advanced Format or not. Just run the following command in the terminal (the last character is lower case L):

    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    
    Now look at the fourth line of the output:

    Code:
    # non-Advanced Format disk
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    
    # Advanced Format disk
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
    
    Then look at the eighth line of the output:

    Code:
    # CHS alignment (start = 63)
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *          63
    
    # MiB alignment (start = 2048)
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdb1   *        2048
    
     
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    I installed this os. Then it wanted to install 212 security updates...Seems stable and fast......
     
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    Tried to install posready. Got past entering the ##'s ok but at entering admin password, it would accept nothing, (6 minimum upper&lower case numbers charactors), spent at least 20 minutes, no combination would be accepted as password. Just wouldnt go past this screen, , , , I gave up.

    -c-
     
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    Just installed it and using as my main OS, I applied the normal xp theme and there seems to be a new font for the start button, it’s bothering me, dors anyone know if you can change this? At entering admin password, you have to use the username “Administrator”
    I got stuck for a minute too.
     
    Skeleton11223, Apr 28, 2018
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    I'll try that.

    Actually, I would for all os's prefer any password as optional, , , , ,
    and the option of actually seeing the stuff one is typing* * * *
     
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    Ok, I really don't recommend using this as a main OS, never have I ever encountered so many things wrong with xp, sfc /scannow is not recognized, some of my programs run into errors when trying to install, some updates are refusing to install, I'm going to reinstall regular xp and use the POSready update patch, I really don't feel like trying to fix a bunch of problems when it would be faster to reinstall xp.
     
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    those problems can happen when you use a lite version of xp as so many things are interrelated within xp.
     
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