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  1. (bump) Anyone experiencing the same issues and / or got a solution? Thanks!
  2. I'll try that... thanks. EDIT : Didn't work... supplied install CD and elevated priveleges. When I demoted the privileges again the problems reappeared.
  3. I am using Office 2007 - the problem I have is that whenever any Office application e.g. Word, is run, Windows Installer will also run as well as the Office Setup, saying 'Preparing to Install...', 'Configuring Office 2007' etc. This does not happen on Administrator accounts, only on limited user accounts. I made sure when I installed Office 2007 that Run All from My Computer was selected, and I have tried a fresh install, a repair install, and run the Office Diagnostics which found no problems. I have tried upgrading a limited user to administrator, and Office apps ran fine without Windows Installer running, but when the user is demoted to a limited user again, the problem re-appears. I have also tried to allow Windows Installer to always install with elevated privileges in Group Policy [XP Pro SP2], however this does not change anything. In Event Viewer, the following errors coincide with when Windows Installer / Office problems occur: Detection of product '{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}', feature 'WORDFiles' failed during request for component '{0638C49D-BB8B-4CD1-B191-051E8F325736}' Detection of product '{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}', feature 'ProductFiles', component '{6252B847-BADA-43D4-9252-E39767FA40A1}' failed. The resource 'HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pip\' does not exist. Searching the net only gave solutions for previous versions of Office. I would be grateful if someone could provide a solution / recommendation to resolve the problem.
  4. Umm... this looks illegal... there are decent free anti-virus programs you can use, such as Avast! or AVG Free.
  5. I made a quick logo which you can use for WUD if you want: [img]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m122/tajb/wudlogo.jpg[/img] Thanks for the great utility! - Taj
  6. Thanks for the insight, LLXX, much appreciated! So if you defrag often, the HDD will need to write less each time you defrag afterwards? I'm also quite surprised to hear that FAT32 causes less seek activity than NTFS... what size HDD did you use to test this out? I thought FAT32 was recommended for HDDs less than 32 GB - http://www.theeldergeek.com/ntfs_or_fat32_file_system.htm - Taj
  7. I use Diskeeper 10, and it only takes a minute or two at maximum to defragment a 250 GB HDD, that's in Set it & Forget It mode. It does sound like the HDD is being 'thrashed' while Diskeeper does it's job, and I do notice an increase of a few degrees in the HDD's temperature. However, I have never heard that defragmenting your HDD is actually 'bad' for your HDD, in that it can reduce it's life time. I was just wondering if defragmenting your HDD is bad, then what about creating and restoring hard disk images? - Taj
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    If you are just interested in getting a virtual machine setup, then Microsoft is offering Virtual PC 2004 SP1 at no cost, completely free. You can download it from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en There are some useful VMware utilites here, have a look at VMX Builder: http://petruska.stardock.net/Software/VMware.html Hope this helps, Taj
  9. OK, I will 're-write' Dietmar's tutorials as well as I can, and then e-mail them to Dietmar and see what he says / if he allows me to post them on the net. I have got access to a couple of Foxconn / WinFast motherboard + AMD Processor based systems, and I was wondering if anyone has had any success booting from USB with these motherboards? - Taj
  10. Try this, see if it works: In Firefox, go to Tools > Options... Select the 'Content' tab. Make sure 'Enable Java' and 'Enable JavaScript' are selected. Click 'OK'. (Off topic : You can also make sure you have updated to Firefox by going to Help > About Mozilla Firefox). Hope this helps. - Taj
  11. Hi, Just found that the link on the MSFN Home Page to Flyakite's 'Creating a Multi-Boot DVD' is invalid, and points to http://flyakite.msfn.org/. I do not know if this a temporary error, but I think the correct link is http://flyakite.msfnhosting.com/ Just thought I would let you know, admin/mods so you can fix it, because it *might* turn away visitors trying to access the guide? - Taj
  12. Have you tested this with different file formats? What type of file is the one that you're trying to play? I know this isn't a solution, but if you really want to watch this video, then maybe you should re-install PowerDVD XP or VideoLAN's VLC Media Player, which is free, and plays pretty much everything! Here's the link for VLC if you're interested: VideoLAN homepage. Here's some stuff I found on the Cyberlink website relevant to PowerDVD 6 which you can try: clicky! Hope this helps. - Taj
  13. What OS are you using? XP Pro X64? Are you even using a 64-bit processor? Anyway, I highly doubt that that PowerDVD 6 Deluxe is incompatible with 64-bit processors as I have got it installed on 3 systems: one has got an AMD Sempron 2600+, another an AMD Sempron 3000+ and one an AMD Athlon 3000+ - all of which are 64-bit processors! Do you get any error messages? Either during the installation process itself or when trying to run the application? Did you uninstall PowerDVD XP before installing PowerDVD 6 Deluxe? I also know that PowerDVD 7 is 'compatible' with 64-bit processors as I have tested the trial and it works fine. - Taj
  14. Thanks for the reply. jaclaz. I will try tutorials 3, 4 and 5 again with XP SP1 and SP2 sources, and see what happens. I understand that it is difficult to make tutorials that everyone can understand, especially for the relatively *new* and complex problem of trying to boot XP from USB. I will keep on trying until I find a solution that works for me and hopefully I will do my best to post a tutorial that novices in this field like me can understand! Do you agree, that if I can boot into DOS from USB, then I can boot XP from USB, and the fault is not the hardware's, but lies with the software / drivers? Also, would it be helpful if I made a tutorial which is completely based on Dietmar's tutorials (with his permission of course!), but is written as how I perceived the tutorial / how I understood the tutorial, even if it didn't work for me? This might help others to understand, as well as highlighting where some of us are going wrong / misunderstanding the steps required? - Taj
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