Project Scripts

The Mini XP project scripts can currently be divided into six distinct sections -

Core Scripts

This section contains only one script - Core Files. This will build Dietmar Stoelting's core files. This script cannot be disabled. Dietmar's registry hives will be extracted from the script on first run. If Minlogon.exe is not found, the build process will be aborted.

I have tried not to add anything to Dietmar's build, however the following additions have been made if Service Pack 2 or 3 files are used as source -

Several files are missing as they are not included in the source CD, however they do not appear to be required anyway? The missing files are -

Recommended Scripts

The following are all Recommended scripts. They add what I consider to be core features that were not included by Dietmar in his second file set. These scripts can be enabled or disabled as required -

Apps_Ext Scripts

The following section is reserved for Application scripts for third party applications - those that cannot be extracted from Windows XP source files. I hope to add to this over time, however I need to clarify whether it is possible to distribute the relevant files.

The following Applications are not included but have been tested and appear to work in Mini XP -

Refer to forum post here for the file dependencies of these applications.

Apps_Internal Scripts

The following are Application scripts. This section is for applications that can be extracted from Windows XP source files. These scripts can be enabled or disabled as required -


A Shell is another term for the operating systems user interface (or UI). The default MiniXP shell is the Windows Command Shell - a command line user interface. At present I have not been able to boot directly to an alternative shell, however it is possible to use the default Command Shell to launch an alternative.

End Scripts

All of the options in this script require ImDisk (see here for the ImDisk homepage) to be installed on the Host Operating System, or the script will abort. The ImDisk (version 1.5.7) installer is included in the script and can be installed by using the relevent check box (see screenshot below) -

The Finish script will be executed after all other scripts have been processed - alternatively it can be executed independently (by pressing the script play button - the small green play icon to the right of the logo). There are currently three seperate options, only one of which can be selected -