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Hi, I made a Vlite version of windows Vista Home Basic some time ago. Just today a bud of mine got a new laptop and gave me his old one.

It’s an IBM ThinkPad R51. It's got a 1.3GHz Celeron M (about as fast as a 2.1GHz Pentium 4 mobile) 256MB of DDR 333 RAM. And a 30GB 4200RPM ATA-6 HDD.

I tried to install vista with the vlite disc so that I can run it with only 256MB of RAM. Once it unpacked the files it restarted like normal. But then when it reboots it says that there was a problem and the PC was rebooted and that the install cannot continue.

I was like *** because the install forced it to reboot.

Did I make the vlite Vista disc wrong? Has anyone else had this problem?
    
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Vista is going to run like crap on that laptop no matter how much you hack off of the install. I would stick with XP.

Also, a Celeron M doesn't compare to a Pentium 4 like that.
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unless he needs vista stick with xp
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I'm sure it will run just fine now that I have put a Pentium M 755 2.0GHz. And yes it does compare to a Pentium 4 mobile that way. I have done some of my own testing with sisoftware Sandra and there is also websites that show there is little difference between a Pentium M 755 at 2.0GHz and a Pentium 4 mobile at 2.8GHz.

I just need to get vista cut down because of the 30GB HDD limitation. And I will be upgrading the RAM to 2GB latter on down the road as DDR 333 is only 15$ per 1GB stick.

As for why I need vista, is because of the hope that it will have drivers that will work with my Ethernet controller, wireless controller, sound card, and an unknown device.

I have already tried to download the drivers for these things for the IBM/Lenovo website. The drivers will install but they have no effect on the hardware and it remains unusable.

I have even tried drivers form different laptops within the same family and none of them work.

SO can someone please tell me how to make it so I can install vista on a system with less than 512MB of RAM using Vlite as I don’t remember how to do it and I am having a hard time figuring it out on my own.

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