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  1. i'll keep it short is there a way to change the folder type/template of several folders simultaneously (not including sub folders!). I highlight several folders but only the first one changes template and the rest remain the same as they were before i attempted the change? I have loads of folders "on the same level" (not sub folders) that I want to change to 'one artist' or 'one album'; is there a way to do this 'en masse'? I have several 'one album' folders within each 'one artist' folder. Surely I don't have to select each one individually and change it to 'one album'. I want to select them all at once and apply the 'one album' template in one command? Is there a way please? many thanks!
  2. ...burn the floppy image to CD and make the CD bootable (with say: ISO magic app.)
  3. Have a look at this link/post: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?s=&amp...st&p=563028 the_doc735
  4. 1. .INF files have <hwids> and devcon lists them; maybe other ways too? 2.yes. [Unattended] DriverSigningPolicy = Ignore NonDriverSigningPolicy = Ignore
  5. At this point there are no monitor 'drivers' loaded: ...then the hardware is auto detected when the cmd file is executed: ...once the hardware 'driver' is installed you can view its details from the device manager: Here are 'the events' as they are logged:
  6. Just a quick thought: ...with your modified driver.inf file and my modified monitor.in_ file it may be possible to use either: 1. rundll32.exe (the install feature) "rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132" http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default....hinfsection.asp http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000570.htm http://www.robvanderwoude.com/rundll.html 2. DPInst (a DIFx feature) http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default....0bec3a7.xml.asp http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default....335312e.xml.asp http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default....de0e60b.xml.asp Please let me know if you try this and tell me how you get on?
  7. @glimmerman I'm glad that you have found a method that works already! I don't know if you were lucky or not but I've just spent 4 weeks on and off with this problem. I had left plenty of posts before I discovered my method, asking for help from anyone with any idea. If you had told me this 4 weeks ago I would have certainly tried it out for myself, but as it is - it's too late for me personally, but no doubt others will try it - now that you have mentioned it! WELL DONE!
  8. Preamble: I hope this works successfully for everyone, just as it has for me? Unfortunately the methods outlined by: PhreeZ, Fonceur, Tyke, bonedaddy, cydine, hp38quser, etc etc didn't quite work for me, but here's the variation for anyone whose having 'trouble'. Requirements: Use notepad to edit the inf files and create batch files/runonceex.cmd. Makecab and expand (command-line tools) should be in your system! If they are not then do a google search and download them and place them in the system, (makecab/expand.exe are incase you want to edit your own MONITOR.IN_ file). Carry out "the-same" instruction for 'devcon' or go here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311272. Here's 'the-thing' about "make'n'expand": http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/16/ 'Walk-through': 1. OK, lets go to the I386 folder in your working windows copy. 2. Search for monitor.inf (.IN_) files: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8. Delete these as they are useless! 3. Now go to DOSNET.INF file and use find to locate the same file references therein and delete them! 4. Now go to txtsetup.sif file and use find to locate the same file references therein and delete those too! 5. Now overwrite the monitor.in_ file in the I386 folder with the one attached herewith. DON'T PANIC!! - after this (in a working setup) you would see: "other devices-monitor?" in device manager - but that is exactly what we want, so that 'our' driver is (in-effect) detected as a 'better' and more compatible match! (see attached screenshots). 6. Create a folder path in your working windows copy [root] like so: - XPCD\$OEM$\$1\Install\<your monitor> (I named mine "LG"). - (see attached screenshots). 7. Place your monitor driver files in this folder. (.INF, .ICM, .CAT, etc). 8. Create a batch file, name it after your monitor model, (I named mine <L1915S> "L1915S.CMD"). 9. Place this in your "$OEM$" folder. 10. Copy this code in the file: cmdow @ /hid @echo off title <your monitor make/model> start /wait devcon update %systemdrive%\Install\<your monitor make/model>\<your ".INF" file> *PNP09FF exit 11. Save and close that file. 12. Create a cmdlines.txt file. 13. Place it in the "$OEM$" folder. 14. Copy this code in the file: [Commands] "<your batch file name>.cmd" 15. Save and close that file. 16. Open your .INF file in notepad. 17. Find your <HWID> (as an example mine is: "Monitor\GSM4A90") - i.e. Monitor\<something>. 18. Now, replace each instance of this text with "*PNP09FF" (without quotes). 19. Then add this code: [version] DriverPackageType=PlugAndPlay 20. Then overwrite this section: [ControlFlags] ExcludeFromSelect.NT=Plug and Play Monitor ExcludeFromSelect=Monitor\Default_Monitor 21. Save and close that file. 22. Don't forget to include this code in the WINNT.SIF file (in> I386 folder) as the '.cats' probably won't work as a result of mods. to the '.INF' files: [Unattended] DriverSigningPolicy = Ignore NonDriverSigningPolicy = Ignore 23. Save and close that file. 7z: I have included a couple of screenshots for the device manager and color management to illustrate what it looks like after setup finishes as well as those showing the folder structure of a working XP resource and what happens in device manager 'BEFORE' your monitor driver is installed. There is also some tools and a copy of the setupapi.log as well as the modified 'monitor.in_' file. For a 'runonceex' method go here: http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/v...2669b042ed6e98/ For a [guirunonce] method go here: http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/81/ GOOD LUCK!! You are quite welcome to improve on this method, if you so wish! monitor_method.7z
  9. [quote name='Tyke' post='144638' date='Jun 23 2004, 08:20 AM']I use the following to update my monitor: "devcon update "D:\drivers\sony\sonylcd.inf" "Monitor\SNY0280" This line is in my cleanup.cmd file, and the devcon.exe file is in the system32 folder. Works a treat![/quote] do you know why this works for you (?) when everyone else seems to get 'devcon failed' (me included)? are you using winxp_sp2? is there something different about your driver package compared to other monitor drivers? where can I get a copy to examine please? anyone reading this, please say if you had success or failure using this method - thanx! tried: devcon update "D:\Drivers\L1915S.INF" "Monitor\GSM4A90" AND: devcon update "D:\Drivers\L1915S.INF" "Monitor\L1915S" RESULT: devcon failed
  10. the big question has to be: does this [OemInfFiles] work for monitor drivers? (monitors don't seem to be detected by setup? - yes?) many thanks in advance
  11. yes I appreciate that fact madboy, but it's just annoying knowing that you have the driver and there's no way of 'making it stick' without intervention of some kind Maybe I can edit the setup.dll or something (who knows)? Just about fresh out of ideas I'm afraid to say. Nothing much comes up on google either; I believe you are correct that most people DO use 'default monitor' - and I may be forced to, too! You are correct about all this 'theme' of mine being in one thread having thought it through. IT SHOULD ALL BE CONTAINED in one placed, but I don't know if I have the authority to move my posts around the forum or put all 5 under one thread even?
  12. put them all in one thread if it makes you happy then! I think I'm talking to myself because no one knows how to do an unattended monitor driver install yet. I'm just exploring all the avenues and everybodies untested ideas. Can you point me to an unattended monitor driver install tutorial? - No? Obviously there will be little responce if no one really knows! Just the odd idea, now and again, but even that's worth exploring I.M.H.O.
  13. perhaps I should point this out to LG in an e-mail? i.e. plug 'n' play DDC 2B (L1915S) monitor, but it's not been given a plug 'n' play driver category type in the .inf file? see here: (for details) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_Data_Channel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VESA [@madboy=only reply if you want to say something useful, that can actually help me!!].
  14. the driver package installer 'DPinst' has a child element: <legacy mode/> (in the xml .doc) enableNotListedLanguages (zero or one) deleteBinaries (zero or one) forceIfDriverIsNotBetter (zero or one) group (zero or more) headerPath (zero or one) icon (zero or one) installAllOrNone (zero or one) language (zero or more) legacyMode (zero or one) promptIfDriverIsNotBetter (zero or one) quietInstall (zero or one) scanHardware (zero or one) search (zero or more) suppressAddRemovePrograms (zero or one) watermarkPath (zero or one) I can't understand what the zero or one signifies? It is not obvious to me from the 'notes' on the microsoft website! Can anyone explain this better. More explicit and elaborate a little please? [@madboy=only reply if you want to say something useful, that can actually help me!!].
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