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Francesco

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  1. Good point.

    Sorry theres no italian.

    Did this just happen? Have you used nlite before? Like an earlier version and this happen?

    Oh my, the cd bugs are exploding!!! Run!!!!!!!!

    Hmmm, thats not good. Get orken. :thumbup

    No I use a clean wizard every time I just drag&drop the patches and make the cd.

  2. I've integrated KB902400 along with XPize and other hotfixes (that all get completely integrated) but strangely the olecli32.dll installed by the cd is not the one present in KB902400 so windows update offers to install the update again. Any idea?

    Here's the list of the patches I did integrate in the CD:

    1. WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe
    2. WindowsMedia10-KB913800-x86-ITA.exe
    3. WindowsMedia10-KB917734-x86-ITA.exe
    4. WindowsXP-KB873339-x86-ITA.exe
    5. WindowsXP-KB885835-x86-ITA.exe
    6. WindowsXP-KB885836-x86-ITA.exe
    7. WindowsXP-KB886185-x86-ita.exe
    8. WindowsXP-KB888113-x86-ITA.exe
    9. WindowsXP-KB888302-x86-ITA.exe
    10. WindowsXP-KB890046-x86-ITA.exe
    11. WindowsXP-KB890859-x86-ITA.exe
    12. WindowsXP-KB891781-x86-ITA.exe
    13. WindowsXP-KB893756-x86-ITA.exe
    14. WindowsXP-KB894391-x86-ITA.exe
    15. WindowsXP-KB896358-x86-ITA.exe
    16. WindowsXP-KB896423-x86-ITA.exe
    17. WindowsXP-KB896424-x86-ITA.exe
    18. WindowsXP-KB896428-x86-ITA.exe
    19. WindowsXP-KB898461-x86-ITA.exe
    20. WindowsXP-KB899587-x86-ITA.exe
    21. WindowsXP-KB899589-x86-ITA.exe
    22. WindowsXP-KB899591-x86-ITA.exe
    23. WindowsXP-KB900485-v2-x86-ITA.exe
    24. WindowsXP-KB900725-x86-ITA.exe
    25. WindowsXP-KB901017-x86-ITA.exe
    26. WindowsXP-KB901214-x86-ITA.exe
    27. WindowsXP-KB902400-x86-ITA.exe
    28. WindowsXP-KB904706-x86-ITA.exe
    29. WindowsXP-KB905414-x86-ITA.exe
    30. WindowsXP-KB905749-x86-ITA.exe
    31. WindowsXP-KB908519-x86-ITA.exe
    32. WindowsXP-KB908531-v2-x86-ITA.exe
    33. WindowsXP-KB910437-x86-ITA.exe
    34. WindowsXP-KB911280-v2-x86-ITA.exe
    35. WindowsXP-KB911562-x86-ITA.exe
    36. WindowsXP-KB911567-x86-ITA.exe
    37. WindowsXP-KB911927-x86-ITA.exe
    38. WindowsXP-KB912919-x86-ITA.exe
    39. WindowsXP-KB913580-x86-ITA.exe
    40. WindowsXP-KB914388-x86-ITA.exe
    41. WindowsXP-KB914389-x86-ITA.exe
    42. WindowsXP-KB916281-x86-ITA.exe
    43. WindowsXP-KB916595-x86-ITA.exe
    44. WindowsXP-KB917159-x86-ITA.exe
    45. WindowsXP-KB917344-x86-ITA.exe
    46. WindowsXP-KB917953-x86-ITA.exe
    47. WindowsXP-KB918439-x86-ITA.exe

  3. how about the ability to use WPI has a standalone cd without the need for i.e. and having to tell windows to go to C:\Windows\system32\mshta.exe to run WPI.hta or having to run a .reg file manually to register WPI.hta.

    IE can be launched as standalone but I think that including IE binaries inside WPI archive would violate just a few hundred copyright laws.

  4. Does somebody here knows if an application to test memory card/usb pendrives exists?

    I wanted to create one (freeware) but I wanted to be sure that there aren't other applications to do that stuff around.

    Does anybody knows if such an application exists? If not, do you have any idea/suggestion for how such an application should be realized and what it should include (not programming suggestions I already have all the tools I need to make one I'd like suggestions on the features and the UI)?

    If some of you didn't know many cheap pendrives and memory cards come with broken "sectors", the sector word is erroneus because we're talking most of the times about single bits. You can't see if they're broken, Windows won't give you errors, you would only see that by filling the memorycard/pendrive with data and verifying if it has been corrupted by the transfer. This doesn't happen for pendrives with HDs inside.

    Please any suggestion or info would be greatly appreciated so I will be able to know if it will be worth to make it (if there aren't other free alternatives around) and I will be also able to design a good application from the start. Thanks.

    I didn't manage to understand the translated description: is it an utility to test memory cards or is it an utility to recover data from memory cards?

  5. all what i what do is

    copy the cds to hard drive

    like c:\office.dvd

    than make folders

    cd1

    cd2

    so on

    and copy each cd into there folder

    hope thats helps a you out a tab

    If you create an Iso of the folder with ultraiso and you right click on the root of the dvd tree, select properties and then click on the Optimize CD checkbox then you can make all the 5 office cds INTO A SINGLE CD. No i'm not joking It will fit inside a single cd. You have to make an admin install of each office first. It gets shrunken down because optimized isos group the files with identical data.

  6. Does somebody here knows if an application to test memory card/usb pendrives exists?

    I wanted to create one (freeware) but I wanted to be sure that there aren't other applications to do that stuff around.

    Does anybody knows if such an application exists? If not, do you have any idea/suggestion for how such an application should be realized and what it should include (not programming suggestions I already have all the tools I need to make one I'd like suggestions on the features and the UI)?

    If some of you didn't know many cheap pendrives and memory cards come with broken "sectors", the sector word is erroneus because we're talking most of the times about single bits. You can't see if they're broken, Windows won't give you errors, you would only see that by filling the memorycard/pendrive with data and verifying if it has been corrupted by the transfer. This doesn't happen for pendrives with HDs inside.

    Please any suggestion or info would be greatly appreciated so I will be able to know if it will be worth to make it (if there aren't other free alternatives around) and I will be also able to design a good application from the start. Thanks.

  7. Some of the features I'd like to see:

    1. In the percentbar of the install dialog the percentage of each program should be proportional to the file size of the invoked setup (for example office should have a much bigger range on the percentbar than small programs like emule)
    2. If possible a smooth percentbar animation, instead of the percentbar jumping from a value to another.
    3. The ability of forcing all the windows opened by certain setups to stay minimized in background this can be done by tracking the handle that calls each process.
    4. The "Begin install" button on the bottom-right side, like it is in the wizard that appear after windows has installed.
    5. Windows installer integration with the install dialog to show what is currently the windows installer doing(this requires windows installer messages parsing and I don't know how hard it is to implement, see http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default....r_messages.asp)

  8. Norton AV has the worst detection ever: It sucks so much that even a 1 byte change in an executable can avoid norton detection. Kasperksy instead doesn't rely on stupid string matches like norton does in fact it has the best detection ever (99.97%). Also kaspersky uses rootkit technology to prevent viruses/worms from disabling the scan making it the best AV ever. Kaspersky also doesn't rescan the files its checksum hasn't changed (checksums are stored in alternate NTFS streams) making Kaspersky the fastest AV ever.

  9. What about changing XPize style's progressbar with a smooth one? The standard one is really awful with all those pesky little blocks! Isn't there a way to edit the theme and replace it with a smooth one?

    BTW for those that have never seen the smooth percentbar it's the one at the right of this image:

    http://www.1000files.com/screenshot_13633.html . The xp's default one instead is the ugly one at the left.

    Let's fight the pesky little green blocks together! We will defeat them!

  10. @ Francesco and all:

    Your first idea isnt bad at all. I will try to investigate that method, but how if I dont have the money to purchase it? :P Also, if I buy a Restuner license to be used inside XPize, I have my doubts if that would be legal (potential redistribution problems).

    You said you are able to develop a similar app. That would be the perfect solution and will make me and many 64 bit Windows users very happy. I would not doubt in donating you for this.

    Restuner should not be bought since you can't redistribute that utility...

    My idea was to add support for that utility inside xpize, the users then would have to download the shareware version utility and have xpize use it... so there wouldn't be anything to buy...

    Maybe if xpize could have an advanced setting during the install wizard to choose which utility to use to replace the resources and its syntax (that would be sprintf'ed during the process) it would be perfect

  11. hmmz ill have a look at it later but if ms has the api's we might just ask for it in the dev forum LOL - after all its for MSFN project right?

    btw what is xpize using now than?????

    It's using reshacker that unfortunately supports only 32bit resources...

    I would make the application myself if only I was running xp 64bit... unfortunately I miss some important 64bit drivers for my hardware so i'm waiting for them to be released before installing 64bit xp.

  12. lets look on google and some of the mayor OSS repo's

    im quite sure restuner is NOT the only commandline resource hacker that support 64bit...

    will update this post as soon as i either find a free or opensource editor for x64...

    I've searched google but unfortunately I managed to find only that one :(

    There are some windows apis to insert, replace and remove stuff from resources so technically any vc++ developer should be able to make a 64bit resource replacer... but strangely it looks like nobody has made freeware command-line utilities for that :(

  13. i realy dont think that is actualy the prob as any 32bit apps wil perfectly run on a 64bit windows xp install,

    but i do think there might be a prob with the resources,

    because the may have swaped locations,

    as for all i know the logon resourse (for example) may now even be in the winboot.dll or whatever.

    so in the end its juist taking al the resources *.res files,

    and looking for thair equives, (if not on default location),

    and after that create either a batch file or maybe a realy simple installer.

    to do the trick.

    but the q that pops me to mind is whether there is a reference lis with all the resources

    + filenames + file locations

    No i don't think so xp 64bit should just be a 64bit recompile of windows 2003 so the resources shouldn't have changed location.

  14. You can install WGA via SVCPack.inf if you add this to your registry

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\WGA\SP0\WGA]
    "InstalledBy"="Administrator"
    "InstalledDate"="03/02/2006"
    "Type"="Update"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\WGA\SP0\WGA\Filelist\0]
    "BuildCheckSum"="95b21"
    "BuildDate"="Tue Feb 14 05:02:38 2006"
    "FileName"="LegitCheckControl.dll"
    "Location"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32"
    "Version"="1.5.512.0"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Ext\CLSID]
    "{17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700}"="1"

    The registry entries are courtesy of RyanVM

    To install WGA Notification, I was only able to install it properly via RunOnceEx

    Are you sure that windows update works only with wga integrated that way?

  15. super-magician, why would we care about your unrelated KB, it's not required for windows update and from what i hear is quite an annoyance.

    it's generally considered bad practice to install extra things you don't need.

    What do you mean 'unrelated'?? Both of these WGA updates are listed by Windows Update as 'critical'. I understand that WGA Notifications isn't "required" for Windows Update to function, but eventually, Microsoft will force you to install it on your computer.

    I'm trying to integrate microsoft update too but as long as I could see all the installation process is made via web, it only downloads an activex package to start the installation and then nothing more. I wonder what does it use to create the shortcuts&c.
    I have already been able to integrate Microsoft Update. Download the MUWEB CAB file from Microsoft. It contains the DLL file required for Microsoft Update. For integration into Windows, you must also import a datastore.ebd file. This has been placed in the attached SFX file.

    For more information, see here.

    I did already manage to find out that I needed to register the muweb_site activex however that is not enough since I have still to go through microsoft update website to have automatic updates point at that website instead of windows update :(

    http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdat...lt.aspx?muopt=6 automatically configures microsoft update without welcome screens: it seems that it's invoking UpdateClient() method on the activex microsoftupdatewebcontrol object to configure everything however I still haven't managed to make a script that does the same job yet :(



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