HAL Switching - STDPC to ACPI Uniprocessor

Posted: 03-23-2005, 08:55 PM
Hi all,

I have an XP (SP2) image in sysprep factory mode on ACPI compliant
hardware using the STDPC HAL. I expanded HALAACPI.DL_ to HAL2.DLL. I then
renamed HAL.DLL to HAL.OLD and HAL2.DLL to HAL.DLL, then rebooted.
Everything seems to be running just fine. Sysprep did not complain. I hit
the power button, and the machine quite politely logs off and shuts down.

I have read that Microsoft strongly recommends again doing this and will
not support a system where this has been done. My question is why? Is it
simply because they don't want to field calls from people who "Think they
know what they are doing" and end up killing their machines, or is there a
"real" internal reason for not doing this sort of procedure?

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Tim


HAL Switching - STDPC to ACPI Uniprocessor


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Carey Frisch [MVP]
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Re: HAL Switching - STDPC to ACPI Uniprocessor
Posted: 03-23-2005, 09:05 PM
HAL Options After Windows XP Setup
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309283

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"Tim Munro" wrote:

| Hi all,
|
| I have an XP (SP2) image in sysprep factory mode on ACPI compliant
| hardware using the STDPC HAL. I expanded HALAACPI.DL_ to HAL2.DLL. I then
| renamed HAL.DLL to HAL.OLD and HAL2.DLL to HAL.DLL, then rebooted.
| Everything seems to be running just fine. Sysprep did not complain. I hit
| the power button, and the machine quite politely logs off and shuts down.
|
| I have read that Microsoft strongly recommends again doing this and will
| not support a system where this has been done. My question is why? Is it
| simply because they don't want to field calls from people who "Think they
| know what they are doing" and end up killing their machines, or is there a
| "real" internal reason for not doing this sort of procedure?
|
| --
| Tim

Tim Munro
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Re: HAL Switching - STDPC to ACPI Uniprocessor
Posted: 03-24-2005, 01:24 PM
I had read that article. It doesn't really say why Microsoft will
not support it, just that it won't. To omit the story behind why this
particular setup was running the STDPC HAL, the ACPI Uniprocessor HAL *is*
the one a fresh install would have placed there. I see it as "putting the
correct HAL back into place". And yes, I did obtain the HAL from the SP2
disk.

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
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> HAL Options After Windows XP Setup
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309283
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...xp/choose.mspx
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Tim Munro" wrote:
>
> | Hi all,
> |
> | I have an XP (SP2) image in sysprep factory mode on ACPI
> compliant
> | hardware using the STDPC HAL. I expanded HALAACPI.DL_ to HAL2.DLL. I
> then
> | renamed HAL.DLL to HAL.OLD and HAL2.DLL to HAL.DLL, then rebooted.
> | Everything seems to be running just fine. Sysprep did not complain. I
> hit
> | the power button, and the machine quite politely logs off and shuts
> down.
> |
> | I have read that Microsoft strongly recommends again doing this and
> will
> | not support a system where this has been done. My question is why? Is it
> | simply because they don't want to field calls from people who "Think
> they
> | know what they are doing" and end up killing their machines, or is there
> a
> | "real" internal reason for not doing this sort of procedure?
> |
> | --
> | Tim
>

 
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