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  1. ultimate windows tweaker will do it, although it shuts off balloon tips globally instead of just having an option to 'show icons, hide notifications' for each object.
  2. i just want program and system icons on my taskbar's system tray, but i don't need any popups notifying me of everything they are doing. is this really not possible in Win7? seems so basic.
  3. endnote can access various online databases (like university library catalogs and such) and parse the info into bibliography cards. it also has the ability to attach files (docs, pdfs of articles or books) to these cards. it seems like the obvious next step would be an auto-rename and auto-tagging function that would append keyword metadata to the file and rename it according to whatever format ("author, title. year" etc.). does anyone know of anything out there that can do this? it would be just so awesome.
  4. i am looking for a way to organize documents and other files using tags. in xp. any ideas? it seems like keywords can be added to file properties, but this is a bit tedious to do manually right-clicking every file. is there any third-party software that can do this? creating virtual folders based on sets of keywords that auto-refresh... thats the thing i really want. (and no i dont want to use the mac os or 'upgrade' to vista. )
  5. i am having an issue involving word documents opening in a new window. i am trying to change this key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Word.Document.8] "BrowserFlags"=dword:80000024 but i am getting 'cannot edit/import/delete' errors. ive tried logged in as admin and in safe mode. is there any way to work around this?
  6. oops im sorry if i wasnt clear: i am talking about a custom windows install using nLite, in which the other keyboards were TAKEN OUT. now i am trying to locate them on a (full, original) windows cd in order to reinstall them somehow.
  7. i set up a laptop w/o any extra language/keyboard options. but now i need the polytonic greek keyboard. short of a full reinstall of windows, or of manually building a custom keyboard layout from scratch, is there a way to locate the necessary files on a winxp cd and install them to the proper directory? i cant seem to find any info on doing this.
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  9. well i tried it. i removed some useless things and tweaked stuff. no hotfixes or add-ons. seems to have worked.. hopefully i dont run into problems later.
  10. so basically are there any problems nliting an xp image that already has sp2 slipstreamed? the ryanvm site emphatically warns against this when using his updates and add-ons. is it the same deal with nlite? what about just tweaking things a little (like changing path names and uxtheme and the other nlite options), how about removing unneeded components? ... how about an add-on pack?
  11. cool i searched the reg for "C:\Program" and even found some stuff not related to windvd. llxx: sorry i dont know how to look for a 'hardcoded pathname', how would i go about doing that?
  12. i was responding to the 'all instances'-- if all the keys are only in one basic spot then fine but it seemed like it might be in *several* places in the reg. no need to tell me the 'best thing' is to just simply know before asking!
  13. where would it be in the registry, or how should i search for it? thanks.
  14. hi. i used nlite to rename my 'program files' directory. so far ive installed dozens of programs without a problem, until today i installed windvd 7 and it added a ghost 'program files' directory in order to install the interactual player and common files. if i move these files into my real (renamed) directory, will it screw up my registry?
  15. ouch. mmm ok but what about the people who hardly ever have to reboot? lots of us us hibernate w/o problems. i used to be one of them... on this machine even!
  16. ive been setting up a new install (xp pro slipstreamed sp2 + hotfixes) and i thought i had eveything perfect when i noticed that out of nowhere video playback on an .avi was choppy and the sound was out of sync. after a day wasted with codec research, i realized it was only happening after hibernating. using the same .avi as a test, after a fresh reboot it plays perfect. then i hibernate+resume and when i play it again it is choppy. since then i have tried restoring my system to several restore points, following leads from the event log, closing various backrground programs and services... not
  17. gotta love the n00bs ... 1) ok i removed some micro$oft junk programs (netmeeting, movie maker, etc) from within nlite, but the (empty) program folders wont delete. how can i make them go, and what ones are impossible to remove safely? i found some otehr posts asking this, but no answers i really understood. i can follow steps, but i need them to not assume anything! 2) i am getting occasional windows file protection pop-ups asking for my winxp install disc. i left the sfc option enabled in nlite (as per a number of peoples .ini files psted here). how do i make this go away? should i have d
  18. crazy. that was totally it. i think it was the video driver. i installed the drivers off of a cd-rw and now i have usb functionality! after getting that to work i went back and reinstalled the nlited disc i made. got everything up and running... on to the next slew of issues (file protection, phantom program folders, .... )
  19. im trying to get this to works as well. are you saying that if i disable wfp in nlite (havent tried yet) the folders will still be there? how and when should i run the batch file you are talking about to remove the folders? will it work if i just disable wfp during the install, then run the batch file manually after i get inside windows? or do i have to integrate it in nlite? sorry im so n00b. this is **** complicated just to get rid of all the dumb crap microsoft adds to my programs folder! this will mark my fourth or fifth install.... starting to lose track!
  20. what happens if you remove things like wmp and then use the ryanvm update pack? will it know not to include the wmp updates or will it install them anyway? and if it does install them anyway, does this lead to problems like looking for wmp when it isnt there?
  21. update: i am now totally at a loss. i have confirmed that the same usb drive works fine on a second laptop freshly installed with the same version of windows (not nlited). i then went back to my laptop and reinstalled from this same (not nlited) copy of xp and it cannot install my drive. it also has the standby selection grayed out at shutdown and hibernate doesnt work either (whereas both of these things work fine on the other laptop). ive spent all day trying to figure this out and still havent gotten *anywhere*, so any suggestions or links to other sites or ANY help would be greatly appreci
  22. @beenthere: thanks for the link but that page assumes the problem is with usb 2.0 not being installed. but my usb seems to be installed just fine. i think i figured it out, though... maybe? since making the nlited cd yesterday, i only had the original corp cd as an iso. instead of burning a copy, i just used an old non-bootable xp home to 'upgrade' my first attempt. i think this means that the problems *are* from the nlite version and the 'upgrade' just didnt fix anything. i noticed just now that the standby option is grayed out on shutdown and hibernate doesnt work. these things should not be
  23. hello forums, my first post! so i am new to nlite and the unattended idea, but i thought 'im a reasonably intelligent and able individual, why shouldnt i make my own windows cd?' that was yesterday. today i regret that decision. lots. first the sob story (if you might be entertained): i havent reinstalled windows in a while. i have a fairly tweaked and customized setup on my sole computer (a fujitsu p2120 ultraportable, im typing in a school computer lab right now) thats been working for at least a year. but im moving to germany this fall (for a year) and i thought i would give the little du
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