Windows 7 Read Only GroovyMame Image

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Windows 7 Read Only GroovyMame Image

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Hi all,

I've built an image for installing 15khz GroovyMame running Windows 7 Embedded so you can write protect the OS partition and not have to worry about powering off your cab and PC at the same time and Windows getting corrupted. It has Attract Mode as the frontend with Windows completely hidden and comes with all of the software and applications you need and an automated installer process if you're not familiar with how to install and configure drivers and modelines.

You can grab the image here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Pue_kw ... p=drivesdk

And instructions here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f5- ... p=drivesdk

Any questions please fire away!

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Fantastic thing to do. Thanks for sharing.
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Great job!

I've looked for something like this when i configured my machine.
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Nice work. :awe:

Any chance you could upload to a better host?
Google Drive wrote:Sorry, you can't view or download this file at this time.

Too many users have viewed or downloaded this file recently. Please try accessing the file again later. If the file you are trying to access is particularly large or is shared with many people, it may take up to 24 hours to be able to view or download the file. If you still can't access a file after 24 hours, contact your domain administrator.
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@yosai , were you signed into your Google account? I get that error a lot when I'm not.
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I wasn't. Signed in and it downloads, cheers. :awe:
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Many thanks for this, I'm just finishing a PC build, the timing is uncanny! 8-)
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Is this for a horizontal or vertical set-up. Is it easy to change if needed for a horizontal?
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Macrium populated my NVME nicely, but BSOD on bootup, probably too many architecture changes from the original, I've had this before when restoring from a vastly different system type.

Edit - Just using the Macrium tools on the boot disk to see if it can fix the boot issues

Edit - This seems to have resolved the hardware BSOD :) Now normal blue background with a lot of rebooting, hopefully it's setting itself up in silent mode as per your instructions 8-)

Edit - Hrm, been going on a for a while and rebooted easily 10 times now, it's 16:18, I'll leave it running till 17:00

Edit - It's not having it, might not like the NVME, will try a different drive later.

Edit - Thinking about it, this whole system might be too new for Win7, B450M mb + 200GE cpu

I'll stick 10 on :lol:
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Yeah, that might be a step too far! It was sysprepped so shouldn't have an issue with hardware being different from the original PC
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Ive always had trouble with Windows images when going Intel->AMD or vice versa.

With this Windows Embedded, could it run Steam games?

Cause Ive got a setup at the moment using Win7 but the read only/ability to power off without corruption is super attractive.
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