(37 replies, posted in Windows 8 Discussion)

OK. I've notice strange and unexplained activity on my install of the W8 Dev Preview x64 edition. And I trust y'all to help me get to the bottom of it.

I have noticed, on multiple occasions in the past three weeks of testing, unexplained CPU activity (5-7%) when the system SHOULD be idle, as well as excessive network activity on the order of 1.9Mb/sec uploads and 1.76Mb/sec downloads. Not abnormal, BUT I'M NOT DOWNLOADING ANYTHING.

LSASS.EXE is now consuming over 1,270,000KB of memory! That's 1.27GB, and it's been rising the whole time I've been monitoring it this evening.

RAM use for lsass.exe now stands at 1,295,000KB. All I can say is WOW! What the heck is doing this??

Other processes that are seeing activity are System and Svshost.

I really LIKE Win8 DevPre, as it seems more stable than W7SP1x64 (was getting F4 BSODs during idle times, like overnight). I ran W8DevPre for over fifteen days with no BSODs, then had to switch back to W7SP1x64 (because for the life of me I could not network the W8 box to a W7 system on the same LAN. Would never accept my user ID and password for the other system, and I tried it both ways, multiple times...) and I got the BSOD F4 withing 24 hours. Go figure.

LSASS.EXE now at 1,354,000KB and still rising, LAN activity staying the same.

OK, I'll bite. WTF, man??

Can anyone shed any insight? Is this Windows Update in disguise? Is this telemetry at work?

I would heartily appreciate your feedback, as I certainly respect your technical experience and skillsets.

Thanks for any time you can provide.

Best wishes from Atlanta, GA. USA.


P.S. - lsass.exe RAM at 1,390,000KB and STILL going up.
P.P.S. - Last time I looked, it was at 1,779,000KB and rising...

Have downloaded this latest WLAN DriverPack and hope to test it on the laptop very soon.

Gracious thanks from a grateful user of a wonderful product and your over-the-top technical talents.

Atlanta, GA.


(3 replies, posted in Other)

I found that model and it's drivers here:

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais … 1073768663

These seem to be a complete suite of manufacturer's drivers for the L505-S5966.

If it were ME, I'd use the DriverPacks because they always contain the latest drivers for the hardware, so even if these work (and I'm positive they will), you might get even better results by integrating DriverPacks into your XP setup disk. Of course, that's an entirely different challenge than merely locating drivers for a specific laptop, and Toshiba does make it easier than many.

Look into nLite and other tools for integrating drivers and updates into your XP setup media so you can hit the ground running with EVERYTHING you need.

Best wishes from another Clean Install warrior in Atlanta, GA.

Mark Strelecki


(3 replies, posted in Software)

Those sp#####.exe files are self-extracting archive (compressed) files that can be opened in WinRAR or other archive utility (7-zip? etc.)

It's the uncompressed files that Windows setup is looking for.

Mr. Smartepants wondered why the restore media didn't already have all it needed (it SHOULD), so I wonder if you're using an incorrect restore disk.

And what about a factory restore? Most systems support restoration from a hidden partition on the hard drive, accessed at boot-time with a special keystroke like Alt-F10 (yours will differ - check the user manual or HP website for specifics).

It's almost always preferred to do this kind of restore from the hidden partition, but if you have deleted it, then you're gonna have to take the longer path.

Uncompress any needed files to USB flashdrive, restart your install process and try again. Better to have a single, straight-thru successful install run than to try to re-do a botched/unsuccessful effort.

That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.

Best of luck from the sweltering South.

Atlanta, GA. USA
Bare Metal Clean Install Man


(8 replies, posted in Other)

Sorry I'm late, man.

Happy "29th" Birthday from your friend and follower in Atlanta, GA.

Here's to many more.

Mark Strelecki


(22 replies, posted in Vista / 7 DriverPack WLAN)

I used that device with XP 64-bit, but I checked the D-Link website and there is NO driver for ANY version of Vista OR Win7.


I also see a lack of Broadcom 802.11n WLAN driver support in newest pack. Sept 2010 pack works OK.

Will forward HWIDs ASAP, but wanted to register my discovery with you.

FYI, I'm backrevving a pair of HP G72-B60US laptops with HM55 chipsets and Core i3 CPUs.

All other drivers are working except WLAN in latest pack.

Details to follow. I know the drill. <grin>

Thanks again for the sterling work supporting a gargantuan project with superhuman technical support and limitless patience.

Atlanta, GA. USA


(4 replies, posted in Software)

The Device Manager tells us what devices are installed and whether they are working or not.

Before you can expect ANYTHING to work, at a minimum, ALL devices need to be operating, WITHOUT "question marks" or "exclamation points".

Whenever we do a "clean install" of Windows, we MUST have all drivers for all devices, which should be installed in some particular order.

The way *I* do it is this:

Make sure I have a 2nd computer, connected to the web, that I can use if something goes wrong

Check for latest versions of all drivers (or take the easy way and use DriverPacks <grin>)

Save all data from the computer that I can't live without

Boot from the Windows (XP for me) setup disk, erase all partitions, recreate them and do a FULL format (NOT quick)

If the DriverPacks have been included in the setup media, when Windows setup is done the computer is ready for tweaking and testing

Otherwise, I install latest versions of chipset, video, audio, wireless network, Ethernet (wired network), modem, other device drivers, in that order, restarting the system after each installation.

(I know there are other ways to do this, but this way has worked for me for many years.)

As you have seen, the key to every clean install IS the drivers, and that's what makes the DriverPacks such a blessing.

Good luck and welcome to the machine....

Atlanta, GA. USA

If those bandwidth numbers are accurate (and I'm certain they are), then torrenting technology becomes not just an option, but an eventuality.

And MUCH sooner, rather than later, it would seem.

TERABYTES per week sounds like a job for Super Torrents.....<grin>

That amount of data transfer is remarkable, if not incredible. I had no idea of the volume. WOW!

Can we agree that collective, distributed bandwidth beats paying for thousands of duplicate streams from a for-pay content distributor?

DriverPacks could be their OWN cdn. Maybe even do it for OTHER projects. (Hey, I'm just throwing stuff out here.)

Torrents are another field tested, battle proven technology and would be a HUGE RELIEF for this project. They have the power to completely blunt the need for paying a cdn to perform mindless repetitions (downloads) at no small cost, apparently. (Bless Wim and the contributors for getting us all this far.)

Contributions could then be accepted in currency as well as peer and seeding bandwidth, and we users have a LOT of that, don't we?

I'll bet the contributors to this forum ALONE could create all the seeding bandwidth you'd need to do this job.

Well, that's just my opinion, and I could be wrong.....

Atlanta, GA.

What additional costs would be accrued at CDN if this bandwidth whirlpool continues?

If they've provided decent capacity and performance (for the most part?), perhaps we should entertain staying with them.

Torrenting is a wonderful distributed technology, but the BASE would need changing in a very significant way. Not that Jeff isn't up to it, and as it's been said, the DP userbase IS a very technical bunch. You have all the talent you need just waiting to be called upon. My own thirty-five years have taught me many things, and I stand ready to do whatever I can to help y'all see this through.

My idea: stay with CDN, solicit dues/fees/payments/donations (whatever you call it) to cover the overages, and slipstream bittorrent protocol as a secondary download mechanism into the BASE product.

If bandwidth utilization is indeed this high, it is incumbent for technical professionals to deploy a better mousetrap. Bittorrent capitalizes on bandwidth, and more really IS merrier. Let's turn this data dragon on its head and start worrying about something else, shall we?

As a longtime user, I am IN on the donation part. You tell me how much ('cuz I know y'all are a fair bunch) and I'll send it. It really is time to monetize this (not so) little venture. It's field tested and battle proven. Now all we need is the fiscal support to take it to the next level.

NT5 has a LOT of life left in it, no matter what the progressives may say. You've built a great technology that deserves to continue growing and thriving. HEY! Maybe a few of you can even get a long overdue payment for all the valuable time and effort you've invested here these last few years.

OK, people. Let's DO this thing.


Mark Strelecki
DriverPack Believer and Supporter


(4 replies, posted in Software)

F8 at boot time should bring up a Windows boot menu.

You can select Disable Automatic restart after failure or something like that.

Tell us the Stop error code for some better idea of the crash.

(I'm going on memory here - but that's my story and I'm stckin' to it.)

Atlanta, GA.


(10 replies, posted in Hardware)

You may have a SATA controller that is NOT bootable. Have you checked the docs that came with it?

Your BIOS should allow booting from an expansion card, so look and see what options are available.

If this controller is indeed NOT bootable, then perhaps the BIOS would not show it as an option.

Your old IDE drive evidently maintained the MBR and boot code needed to get the system up and running.

Have you considered a "repair install" of XP? Or another process that would put MBR and boot tracks on the SSD? Like a clean install from an XP disk with the hallowed DriverPacks on it?

If you use an install disk with SATA drivers slipstreamed, you SHOULD see the SSD in the XP Setup drive selection screen.

NOTE: cloning an IDE drive to a SATA drive is not gonna be what makes it go. You'll need partitioning and formatting that will likely be different for SATA than IDE.

I did some quick research and found nothing that verified this card is bootable, however it DOES support RAID, so I would THINK that booting would be supported, as well. But I could be wrong....

There is another CLOSED topic on these forums that mentions this device, found via GOOGLE search:


Atlanta, GA. USA

I have an Acer SFF system with nForce 720A chipset and 8100 integrated nVidia graphics. I have suffered the lack of my beloved DriverPacks to support the AHCI SATA drive interface for a few months. But I complain NOT....

Instead I offer my time and experience to TEST any nightlies you deem fit for my consumption.

I remain at y'all's service.


Mark Strelecki
Atlanta GA.


(11 replies, posted in Other)

All I know is ricktendo64 has made some VERY COOL videos showing how he uses the power of MSFT utilities to alter and reconfigure a Win7 install disk.

He USED to have a LINK in his SIGNATURE line, but I don't see it here.

Rick, I wish you lived closer so I could send you some computer hardware, but the shipping charges are outasite....

Am looking forward to your next instructional (and extremely VALUABLE) video.

Please share those links again and keep up the fantastic work!

From a friend forever in Atlanta, GA USA.



(4 replies, posted in Software)

Actually, a MUCH BETTER place to look for update packs is here:


Updates for XP, 2000, 2003, Vista and Win7 are there. It's where I go every week or so to be certain I have the latest and greatest.

That's how it works for me, and your mileage may vary.

Greetings from sultry Atlanta, GA.



(10 replies, posted in DriverPack LAN)



(2 replies, posted in Windows 7 Discussion)

In a "word" -


CAVEAT: I have NOT used his Win7 advice, 'cuz I don't use that OS. But his XP and Server 2003 stuff is SPOT ON and solid.

Sorry it took so long to reply. The web just seems like it's gettin' BIGGER, or something.... <grin>

Atlanta, GA. USA


(4 replies, posted in Feedback and Support - DriverPacks Base)

Also try burning your install media at a SLOWER speed.

I burn my DVDs (+R only) at either 4X or 8X, never faster. CDs I burn at 16X and no more.

A more specific description of that error might help us pinpoint more accurately the precise nature of your problem.

If you're not using virtualization as a testbed for customized OS installations, I HIGHLY recommend you spend some time to add that ability to your technical realm of experience, as mr smartepants so eloquently suggested.

Good luck, and good night. <grin>

I thought "server2008r2" was a Windows 7 family member?

This scenario is rife with potential for problems: outdated/modified hardware, unreleased OS software, non-manufacturer driver support, etc.

I'd like to ask - Can you install XP or Server 2003 on this thing to be certain all the hardware is OK?

Try to remove as many of these unknowns/variables as possible and see if you can see daylight in any form or fashion.

In my younger days, I tried to do everything at once, and paid dearly with my time and patience. I understand now that new territory should be explored one small step at a time.

Unless the schedule, boss or budget dictate otherwise. <grin>

If it was ME, I'd create a simpler OS setup disk with something like Server 2003 integrated with the latest (beta) DriverPacks, and see if I could make that go.

Unless you can rule out hardware failure and/or BIOS misconfiguration, it seems like a long road you're gonna be on.

Simplify, Grasshopper.

Remember a master does more work with his eye than with his hand.

Best wishes and regards from Atlanta, GA.


Jeff -

I took your suggestion of trying IE to get to the nightlies, instead of Firefox, and it worked.

I see y'all are using PORT 20 at that IP address, and FF complains that it is a non-standard port for web browsing.

While I'm sure you already knew that, perhaps you could enlighten me as to the nature of this configuration.

Thanks again for providing access to these nightlies. It makes us Leading Edgers happy to try new stuff.

Your mods to DP_BASE will only make a great utility even better. Thank YOU for your work in that regard.

Best wishes from warm and muggy Atlanta, GA.


My particulars are the same as Doman's. Same Mass Storage pack version, same error (7B) when BIOS is in AHCI mode (IDE works fine, as expected). I am using an Acer Aspire X1300 with these hardware specs:

PCI Devices 
PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1200&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&2411E6FE&0&C0: PCI standard host CPU bridge
PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1201&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&2411E6FE&0&C1: PCI standard host CPU bridge
PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1202&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&2411E6FE&0&C2: PCI standard host CPU bridge
PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1203&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&2411E6FE&0&C3: PCI standard host CPU bridge
PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1204&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&2411E6FE&0&C4: PCI standard host CPU bridge
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0568&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&0&0C: PCI standard RAM Controller
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0569&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&0&58: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0751&SUBSYS_CB8410DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&0&0A: PCI standard RAM Controller
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0752&SUBSYS_01531025&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&0&09: NVIDIA nForce PCI System Management
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0753&SUBSYS_01531025&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&0&0B: NVIDIA nForce System Management Controller
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0754&SUBSYS_CB8410DE&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&0&00: PCI standard RAM Controller
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0759&SUBSYS_CB8410DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&0&30: Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_075A&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&0&40: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_075B&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&0&90: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_075C&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&0&08: PCI standard ISA bridge
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0760&SUBSYS_01531025&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&0&50: NVIDIA Network Bus Enumerator
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0774&SUBSYS_01531025&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&0&38: Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0778&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&0&80: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_077A&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&0&98: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_077B&SUBSYS_CB8410DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&0&10: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_077C&SUBSYS_CB8410DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&0&11: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_077D&SUBSYS_CB8410DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&0&20: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_077E&SUBSYS_CB8410DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&0&21: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_084B&SUBSYS_01531025&REV_A2\4&15DBADC5&0&0058: NVIDIA GeForce 9200 
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0AD4&SUBSYS_01531025&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&0&48: NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3403&SUBSYS_01531025&REV_00\4&2CBACCCA&0&0098: VIA OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
PCI\VEN_11C1&DEV_0630&SUBSYS_063011C1&REV_01\4&3914BDD7&0&0090: LSI PCI-SV92EX Soft Modem
27 matching device(s) found.
USB Devices 
USB\ROOT_HUB\4&1D2C7FDB&0                                   : USB Root Hub
USB\ROOT_HUB\4&A7B8176&0                                    : USB Root Hub
USB\ROOT_HUB20\4&33DD929F&0                                 : USB Root Hub
USB\ROOT_HUB20\4&AF3C6FD&0                                  : USB Root Hub
USB\VID_045E&PID_0039\6&26E860A5&0&1                        : Microsoft USB IntelliMouse Optical
USB\VID_058F&PID_6363\058F63636476                          : USB Composite Device
USB\VID_058F&PID_6363&MI_00\6&2CA183C&0&0000                : USB Mass Storage Device
USB\VID_058F&PID_6363&MI_01\6&2CA183C&0&0001                : USB Human Interface Device
USB\VID_05DC&PID_A793\CP3XQMT2LPT9QPN8Q8X8                  : USB Mass Storage Device
USB\VID_05E3&PID_0604\5&19A5F966&0&1                        : Generic USB Hub
USB\VID_07D1&PID_3C04\5&D04CB4F&0&4                         : D-Link WUA-1340 USB Adapter
USB\VID_413C&PID_2107\6&26E860A5&0&3                        : USB Human Interface Device
USBSTOR\DISK&VEN_GENERIC-&PROD_COMPACT_FLASH&REV_1.01\7&2C5E86A3&0&058F63636476&0: Disk drive
USBSTOR\DISK&VEN_MULTIPLE&PROD_FLASH_READER&REV_1.05\7&2C5E86A3&0&058F63636476&1: Disk drive
15 matching device(s) found.
Input Devices 
HID\VID_045E&PID_0039\7&27B763F7&0&0000                     : Microsoft USB IntelliMouse Optical
HID\VID_058F&PID_6363&MI_01\7&3F3D8DA&0&0000                : HID-compliant device
HID\VID_413C&PID_2107\7&19D5F6B4&0&0000                     : HID Keyboard Device
3 matching device(s) found.
ACPI Devices 
ACPI\AUTHENTICAMD_-_X86_FAMILY_16_MODEL_2\_0                : AMD Athlon(tm) 7450 Dual-Core Processor 
ACPI\AUTHENTICAMD_-_X86_FAMILY_16_MODEL_2\_1                : AMD Athlon(tm) 7450 Dual-Core Processor 
ACPI\FIXEDBUTTON\2&DABA3FF&0                                : ACPI Fixed Feature Button
ACPI\PNP0000\4&116AD94E&0                                   : Programmable interrupt controller
ACPI\PNP0100\4&116AD94E&0                                   : System timer
ACPI\PNP0103\4&116AD94E&0                                   : High precision event timer
ACPI\PNP0200\4&116AD94E&0                                   : Direct memory access controller
ACPI\PNP0800\4&116AD94E&0                                   : System speaker
ACPI\PNP0A08\1                                              : PCI bus
ACPI\PNP0B00\4&116AD94E&0                                   : System CMOS/real time clock
ACPI\PNP0C01\2&DABA3FF&0                                    : System board
ACPI\PNP0C02\1                                              : Motherboard resources
ACPI\PNP0C02\4                                              : Motherboard resources
ACPI\PNP0C02\5                                              : Motherboard resources
ACPI\PNP0C04\4&116AD94E&0                                   : Numeric data processor
ACPI\PNP0C0B\2&DABA3FF&0                                    : ACPI Fan
ACPI\PNP0C0C\2&DABA3FF&0                                    : ACPI Power Button
ACPI\PNP0C14\0                                              : Microsoft Windows Management Interface for ACPI
ACPI\PNP0C14\MXM2                                           : Microsoft Windows Management Interface for ACPI
ACPI\PNP0C14\NVIF                                           : Microsoft Windows Management Interface for ACPI
ACPI\THERMALZONE\THRM                                       : ACPI Thermal Zone
ACPI_HAL\PNP0C08\0                                          : Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System
ROOT\ACPI_HAL\0000                                          : ACPI Multiprocessor PC
23 matching device(s) found.
 HDA Audio 
HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10DE&DEV_0002&SUBSYS_10DE0101&REV_1000\4&14F9C3BD&0&0301: Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus
HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0888&SUBSYS_10250153&REV_1002\4&14F9C3BD&0&0001: Realtek High Definition Audio
2 matching device(s) found.
RAID Devices 
    Name: Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    Hardware ID's:
    Compatible ID's:
    Name: NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
    Hardware ID's:
    Compatible ID's:
2 matching device(s) found.

Overflow is right on the money when he says that UBCD4WIN is "the good stuff".

The developer of UBCD4WIN (Ben Burrows) bought a license from BartPE author Bart Largerwij and went further to include DriverPack support and many more plugins and programs that make the process of building a rescue CD/DVD at least a little easier. But we can all agree - this is NOT the simplest thing to do, making a PE-based boot disk with driver support and applications. I strongly suggest you take what Overflow is saying and run with it.

Sometimes I have a tendency to get mired in a particular method for doing something, and what I've learned over these many years is that I must defer to the experience of others who've walked my path, seen the same (or related) issues and found their way clear to the Finish Line. I've used BartPE but VASTLY prefer UBCD4WIN as it is more complete, has the great DriverPacks already built-in, as well as many troubleshooting and system cleanup utilities.

I think Helmi or Mr. Smartepants said something along the lines of "what do you need in a bootable PE disc except LAN, chipset and mass storage drivers?", and I agree. We're not supposed to be making an OS that will live on a hard drive and be used 24/7. We're endeavoring to develop a powerful tool that can save our bacon when we need it most, and these folks at DriverPacks have been working to support those efforts for years. THEY KNOW, we can learn from them, and they want you to succeed, as do I.....

I have been using a retail (full) XP Pro SP3 folder as the basis for my UBCD4WIN builds for years now, and I discovered early on that if I nLited it or modded it in ANY way, it wouldn't work, and UBCD4WIN would throw arcane errors and fail to build my desired ISO image. OEM versions are problematic, according to Burrows, so use a REAL retail version, NOT an upgrade or OEM version, and you'll be that much closer to your goal.

I will continue to monitor this thread (as I do several here) and offer my humble experience when they may be of value or help focus some research. I know what it's like looking for answers. Google and Bing are your friend, but only if you ask them the right question, which itself is a bit of an art form. <grin>

Good luck, and thanks again to the DriverPacks crew for some wonderful technology, dazzling insights, and the occasional laughter-filled thread. (I just read the exchanges with falconfour.)

Mark Strelecki
DriverPacks True Believer
Atlanta, GA. USA

I am certain I found that driver after a long night in a (wanabe drunken) stupor, and am unsure if I can give you a relevant, accurate URL.

Lemme do some homework and see what I can come up with, in the interests of making our Packs even better than they already are.

Many, many thanks for all your efforts, and especially for your accomplishments, without which I would be seriously impaired, technically speaking.

I LOVE the Driver Packs and all the great contributors here in these forums.

Greets from sunny and warm (finally!) Atlanta, GA.

I have an Acer AS5516 laptop that has a Atheros AR8132 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller and I have consistently had to install this driver myself.

My philosophy is if a workaround exists, don't make a fuss.

But I did want to second your observation that this driver is not currently included in the latest nightly build.

I continue to use the very latest BASE and most current non-released/nightly builds of the DriverPacks.


(37 replies, posted in News)

THANK YOU for the finalized Graphic Packs.

YOU GUYS ROCK bigtime.

I have been checking the Nightlies, and when I went there today to build a new XP Pro SP3 disk, there were no newer files than those I already had.


Then I run BASE and I'm told THERE ARE UPDATES, which I am downloading now at what appears to be a speed faster than my ISP provides (is your speed math correct on the download rate???) - normally maxxed out at 350KB/sec and your updater reports well over 400KB/sec. Hey - I'll take it, whatever it is, but wanted to give y'all the feedback.

My experience building with the latest Nightlies has been excellent, so whatever you're doing, KEEP DOING IT, PLEASE. <grin>

Yes, the BASE update notification works great, just like all the rest of the Driver Packs. Wim will be proud.

OK, back to the build grindstone. Consider this a BIG THANKS from a Big Fan in Atlanta, GA.

Best holiday wishes to you and your families and circle of friends, now and always!