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  1. Hi Jedmeister, Thanks for that - I didn't know there were 2 extra official themes - where could I download them? Perhaps what I read included having to patch Uxtheme and I don't remember. Regards, Steve
  2. Hi Everyone, I remember reading a few years ago about a tweak (maybe a registry tweak?) where it was possible to keep the original XP visual style but change the colours using the RGB. Can anyone help me to do this? I'd like to keep the XP style - but be able to change the 3 colours of blue green and silver. Regards, Steve
  3. Is it possible to integrate a style directly into my XP copy? I don't change styles often so instead of loading styles after installation, it would be easier to integrate them with nlite (I mean styles, not a programme to load them). Regards, Steve
  4. Is it possible to integrate a Windows style into an unattended XP? I usually stay with a style and I don't need to change it so it would be easier to integrate a style instead of loading extra styles after I install XP. Regards, Steve
  5. Hi Everybody, Thanks for all your replies, it's apprciated. Yes, it looks like I'll do the recource Hacker thing and replace all icons as required (I'll make a backup copy first!!!!). Benners: thanks for the tip about GConvert, I'll have a look. Thanks everyone!! Regards, Steve
  6. I have lots of icons and I'd like to make a .dll file for them, similar to the moricons.dll file found in XP. I can make an .icl file but I'd prefer to do a .dll file. Perhaps I need special software. Any ideas? Regards, Steve
  7. Thanks for that, Colonel, much appreciated Regards, Steve
  8. I'm new to Visual basic and going through a set of beginner tutorials. I've made a form with textboxes. Question: When I scroll through all the textboxes and return to the first one - how do I write the code to say "clear the box and make it empty" I think it's an If..else statement but after days of frustration and searching online, I still can't find the answer!! Regards, Steve
  9. Thanks VCC, I appreciate that - you made it very clear Regards Steve
  10. I'm new to VB and have a question. what is the difference between a panel and a form? I've done some database creation using M Access (I'm not an expert!!) and this has helped me to understand VB. Is a form in Vb the same as a form in access - or is a panel the same as a form in Access? It's probably an easy answer, but hey, I'm a beginner!! Many thanks for your help and advice. Steve
  11. Thanks for your answers. Emrod, what is the difference between slipstreaming and integrating? thanks, steve
  12. After I made an unattended copy, I had this thought: 1 Is it better to integrate all hotfixes into XP before burning and load "everything"or 2 Use the svcpack method and have hotfixes integrated when XP is being loaded into the computer? Any ideas? Thanks for your comments. Steve
  13. I like to try the batch scripting thing with an unattended cd. Is there a preferred order in which to write the various headings? (eg, unattended, guirunonce, data etc etc etc etc) - and is there a preferred order to write within these headings? Another question - where will I put the completed file? In $OEM$? Or do I put an instruction in the Winnt.sif file to start the batch file? I'm going to start with a very simple batch file - your help and advice is greatly appreciated. There are some excellent tutorials withing this site covering a variety of subject but I haven't been able to locate one for batch scripting/unattended. Any suggestions? Regards, Steve
  14. Thanks for those answers, much appreciated - they have helped me to get a much better understanding of the setup process. Takeshi - what is HAL? Also, am I right is saying that the "factory.exe" would therefore be used by a company to install the extra software we find on computers? Steve
  15. I’ve been reading about the Sysprep utility / unattended setup / disc cloning in the “XP Inside/Out” book (a very informative reference!), and I have a question: Extract from the book:- Disk imaging (cloning). In this option, you set up Windows on a sample computer and then run the System Preparation utility (Sysprep.exe), which removes the unique security identifier (SID). You can then use a disk cloning program such as Symantec’s Ghost (http://www.symantec.com/ghost)or PowerQuest’s DriveImage (http://www.powerquest.com/driveimage) to copy the entire partition to a new computer; when it starts up, it runs a Mini-Setup program that completes in 5–10 minutes instead of the hour or more that a full Setup requires. My question is: If you now run the cloned copy onto another computer with different hardware (or the same computer) does the mini-setup programme create a new SID? Is this what it’s saying? Would the second computer have to be the same model as the original? – is this how companies make their mass produced models? Here is another extract:- Setupcl.exe. A small program used by Sysprep.exe to create unique security identifiers (SIDs). When would this prog run? Is this the prog that does the “mini setup”? Another extract: Factory.exe. Helper program used with Sysprep.exe to make changes to a standard configuration before delivering it to end users. When and how and why would this prog be used? Thanks for your help and advice, Regards, Steve
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    Drivers are a mystery to me!!! Last year I had to have Xp reinstalled and bought XP Pro to do it. (I had a restore disc but it was damaged). When I got the laptop back I noticed that the desktop had a folder labelled drivers and inside that were various folders - display, modem motherboard, touchpad, network, sound, video, wireless. Inside these were the zipped drivers and they automatically installed. My question is: where do I go to find the drivers? And how do I know which driver is for what? When I right-click my computer and select properties I see many devices each with drivers, yet they were all condensed into these few folders. I would like to be able to categorise all the drivers into easy folders like this but have no idea how to do it!! Could someone help explain all this to me - perhaps point me in the direction of a really simple guide for complete beginners. Thanks for your help and advice, Regards, Steve
  17. I found a bad Icon extraction addon. I then tried the same configuration without this addon and the process worked fine. So yes Rick, I could have had the same problem as you with a bad addon. Steve
  18. Is Resource Hacker the same thing? Can I use it instead of Restorator? Steve
  19. I do know of them but haven't tried them yet - I'm still learning about your brilliant Nlite - I'm forcing myself to take "one step at a time"!!!!!!!! I'm a beginner but learning all the time!!!
  20. Sorry for the confusion Nitro - yes, I mean change the default location of newly-installed programmes to my new location of C\Software but keep all those preloaded things (movie maker, etc etc etc) in the C\Program files folder. (I think I mean %programfiles% for the preloaded things and have my other software eg Nero, in %software%), so every time I turn on my laptop then all the original loaded things stay in the C\Program files and any software I load will go to C\software. Does that make it more clear? Takeshi - That's an interesting point about the default Dir for Ie and updates not installing. I didn't know that' I appreciate the advice you've given so far, thanks. Steve
  21. Thanks for the answers, I could be confused with the activation/registering thing!!!! I like your folders Bledd, when I get better at this Nlite thing, I'll be looking for those!!! Regards, steve
  22. Xp pro gives you 30 days to activate but Xp home makes you activate before logging on for the first time. How can I use Nlite to do the activation during it's processing? Regards Steve
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