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  1. And now for the clever part: If I want to go from c:\users\adamt\europe\sweden to c:\users\adamt\europe\gibraltar, I can click on the little triangle ► to the right of where it says "sweden", and I can select Gibraltar, Germany or whichever other subfolder, from the drop-down list.

    You could do the same thing, clicking on the "europe" folder, and selecting "asia" instead - taking you to c:\users\adamt\asia.

    It's a bit of change from WinXP, but I quite like it.

    Yes! That's the answer!

    Until your post explaining that I never knew the intevening little triangles take your focus "up."

    Thank you!

  2. "Parent folder" keyboard shortcut is ALT+up arrow.

    The UI change to go for consistency in "back" (previous, not parent) behaviour was done in Vista, when the breadcrumb trail in the Explorer address bar was introduced for rapid folder navigation.

    Mr. Snub,

    ALT+up arrow works, I grant you that, but that's not as easy as the Up icon was in Windows XP. Thank you.

  3. I’m a new user of Windows 7 Pro.

    In Windows XP I relied a lot on the upward pointing icon that’d move your focus up one level in the file directory structure. How do you move focus “up” one level in W7? The intuitive, user-friendly up-pointing icon in Win XP is gone in my installation of W7 Pro.

    Say for example you have separate folders for each country, each containing files called by a database, which amounts to around 200 folders, all sitting at the same level, several levels down in your file directory tree.

    You save a file in the Argentina folder, and then you want to move UP out of Argentina so you can next click into the Sweden folder.

    In Win XP there was an intuitive icon that took your focus up out of Argentina so you could next click into Sweden, fast, easy, & one-handed, with just 2 lightning fast mouse clicks.

    In Win 7 Pro how do you do that?

    I've already heard about the 2-handed exercise requiring the user to let go of the mouse, and type the name of the folder into the Win 7 search window, but that's a LOT more clumsy, slow and cumbersome than the simple, lightning-fast mouse clicks were in Win XP.

    I can't believe Microsoft would have subtracted that capability out of Win 7, to make Windows harder and slower for we users, so I'm sure it's simply something that's hidden in Win 7 that I haven't found yet as a new user of Win 7.

    Help appreciated. Thank you.

  4. 1. Inside Windows Windows XP+SP3 CD there is a directory "i386" inside which there is a file called IMS.CAB. With WinRar (or

    something similar) unpack the content to a temporary folder (you will need them at the end of the installation)

    2. Search and find the file on the local computer: c:\WINDOWS\INF\SYSOC.INF

    3. In the section [COMPONENTS] you will find this line:


    4. Change it to this: iis=iis2.dll,OcEntry,iis2.inf,,7

    (remember to change the name in iis2.dll and iis2.inf and to eliminate

    the word hide. In this way you bypass the protection of XP home)

    5. From the Windows XP + SP3 CD (Pro) take the files: iis.dl_ and iis.in_

    that are in the i386 folder and copy them on your desktop, open a dos

    windows and with the prompt pointing at your desktop edit the following




    this will generate two new files named iis2.dll and iis2.inf

    copy and paste IIS2.DLL to c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SETUP\

    and IIS2.INF to c:\WINDOWS\INF\

    6. Go to control panel/application/windows components and start windows

    installer. You will see "Internet Information server" is now available as a

    checkable option.

    7. Select it.

    8. It will need about 10/15 minutes and during that time the system is

    going to ask you for a lot of files: some are in XP PRO CD. At a certain point the system will ask you for the

    EXCH_adsiisex.dll file: it is the file you have extracted at the point 1 of

    this guide, select it and you should go on without trouble.

    9. At the end restart you computer.

    10. Test if it is working: open Explorer and type in the address line:


    11. If it will not work, try the following:

    open a DOS window and type: iisreset /RESTART

    edit: Enough editing. Now it should be ok.


    I am amazed at the excellence of your post!


  5. This is probably not the right place to ask my question(s), but I have been going around in circles on different forums trying to find out if anyone has had my problem.

    I am trying to prepare installation disks ( 1st for my laptop and 2nd for my desktop) using nLite, starting with 1) XP home SP2, and the SP3 update, or 2) XP Media Centre 2005 SP2,

    What is happening with nLite on my desktop where I am trying to make the new files, it that I locate the original SP2and then try to add the SP3, and I either get a computer freeze, or I see that the upgrade moves the i386 files to a temporary file AND then freezes. It doesn't matter whether whether I try the SP3 from .exe or .iso, or use the i386/update/update.exe.

    With each failure I go back, erase the programs, clean up the registry and start with new installations of nLite, SP2 and SP3. I never got far enough to get a settings.ini.

    Any thoughts or comments would be really appreciated.

    You don't want to manually add SP2. You want to only add SP3.

    If your Windows CD has SP2 already integrated, I think nLite will remove it for you automatically. When you come to the "Service Pack" screen near the beginning of nLite, just click to integrate your SP3, and nLite will first ask you to click OK to remove SP2, and then it will carry on to integrate SP3 instead.

    For me, my Windows CD has SP1 (but not SP2) and nLite handles it like I said. I assume it handles SP2 the same way.

  6. (a) Are there detailed instructions for how to use the nLite RunOnce command?

    After searching I don't find how to use this feature of nLite.

    (b ) I downloaded 12 Dell drivers that are in *.exe format (examples: R111550.exe, R90698.exe).

    The nLite window for adding drivers does not see these .exe files.

    What should I do to the 12 .exe driver files so nLite can see them?

    Or is it better to leave the 12 files as is, and try to integrate them with nLite RunOnce command?

  7. g-force & johnhc:

    (a) With no added drivers:

    Ran nLite on a completely new copy of the Windows disk with no drivers added, as you suggest.

    The resulting nLite ISO still hangs at "Setup is starting Windows."

    (b ) computer type set to AUTOMATIC:

    Ran nLite on a completely new copy of the Windows disk with computer type set to AUTOMATIC instead of APCI Multiprocessor PC and the resulting nLite .iso DID WORK!!! This was the fix!!

    (c ) Attach

    Thank you for teaching me how to Attach a file to a post on MSFN.

    The Last .ini is attached. If anybody sees errors it will be appreciated if you advise.


    One very tiny thing I notice is that when you tell nLite to remove all the languages and keyboards, a very few don't get removed. No big deal.

    Thank you both! Your help was excellent and most appreciated! And of course, thanks to nuhi for creating this fantastic nLite tool. -Scott

  8. When I test Windows XP Pro images burned with nLite v. by trying to install them in Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 (v,

    the installation always hangs at a screen that says

    "Setup is starting Windows."

    This problem recurs after many many attempts.

    Can anybody please advise how I can fix this?

    I'm doing this on a Windows XP Pro SP3 PC, with all MS updates.

    About 1.5 years ago I made several nLited installation disks that worked beautifully, but now this mysterious problem. I don't understand how to fix it.

    Advice appreciated. Thank you.

  9. In Microsoft Office Accounting Express 2008, the dates of everything are formatted as

    YY/MM/DD, like today is 08/09/11.

    This means 2008/Sept/11, but is too easily mistaken for Aug 9, 2011.

    I've searched all though the built-in Help and the online 'Help and How To' on Microsoft's web site, but don't see any explanation of HOW TO CHANGE THE DATE FORMAT.

    If I could even change the format to at least show 4 digits for the year I'd live with that.

    Does anybody know how to change the date format?

    Thank you.


    For the next guy:

    You can't modify the date format within the MS Office application. It requires changing the date format option for the entire operating system:

    Control Panel / Regional & Language Options/ Regional Options / Customize button.

  10. http://download.openoffice.org/index.html

    The OpenOffice suite has been updated to v. 2.4.0

    It's a large download.


    For information, there are also downloads available for use on other operating systems such as Linux RPM, Linux DEB, Solaris x86, Solaris SPARC, Mac OSX Intel and Mac OSX PPC, and for other languages, at the following website if those are of need to anybody:


    Thank you.

  11. Say I legally buy Windows XP Pro OEM version (Dell) with qualifying hardware. It's all legal.

    Previously I had a lot of problems trying to nLite from a Dell OEM version of Windows XP.

    I already have 2 other legal licenses to Windows XP Pro regular boxed (non-OEM) version, already registered with Microsoft. I used those to make nLite slipstreamed installations on 2 other rigs.


    On the new computer can I install the slipstreamed Windows Pro I've already made from one of the other boxed non-oem Windows XP Pro disks, then register that with Miscrosft using the COA from the Windows XP Pro OEM version (Dell)?

    I'll have properly and fully paid-for licenses to all 3 Windows XP Pro licenses, but simply want to avoid using the Dell OEM CD for nLite slipstreaming.

    Advice appreciated! Thank you.

  12. Boooggy:

    It looks on your web site in the "Requirements:" section,

    you have recently added 2 hotfixes:




    and that you recently removed one hotfix:


    Is that right? Is the windowsmedia11-kb941282-x86-intl.exe still supposed to be part of the integration now or not?

    Your program has been working very well for me! Thank you for it!

  13. I had EXACTLY this same problem, time after time.

    For me this was fixed by right clicking the working folders for Win XP, and the Drivers, and the Hotfixes & Add Ons, and the WMP slipstream, and REMOVE THE READ ONLY CHECKMARK, before you start your work with nLite.

    I know it sounds so simple it's almost a joke, BUT IT WORKS!!!

    For me, this is what completely solved the "hang at 9 min installation" problem.

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