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Everything posted by Francesco

  1. Does hfslip leaves the entire updates files inside the windows cd like xpcreate? That takes a lot of space!
  2. **** 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.
  3. As long as I could see unless you have the wga .cat installed it will continue to complain unless you install the hotfix that I explained how to get. Maybe the wga notifications install that .cat too however I didn't try integrating it yet
  4. WGA install still shows as a mandatory update on windows update even with WGA Notifications integrated
  5. Here's how to integrate the new April WGA (and probably future versions). 1) install windows xp sp2 on a clean machine (or a virtual machine) 2) install windows update agent on the clean xp sp2 install 3) access windows update, click on one of the 2 button (rapid or custom) 4) wait windows update to ask you to install the new windows update version 5) click on the double-arrows button to see if it only shows the wga fix (I don't remember the kb num right now) 6) start installing it but WHEN the download completes and the "Installing blabla ..." message shows press the Cancel button immediately. 7) Open c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution folder and search for the *Legit*.dll file 8) Copy the directory that contain that file somewhere else 9) That directory will contain the wga april hotfix that you can integrate or you can use it to create a sfx that will run "update\update.exe /passive" after extraction. If you want you can replace the legitcheckcontrol.dll with a "customized" version just make sure modifype has been run on it...
  6. Want to make money from your scripts? Just put them in a nice website with adsense banners you should get some money from that.
  7. the answer is simple: don't use a firewall or use the one integrated in windows (with it you avoid worms connecting to your port (don't worry with an updated windows they can just connect and nothing more but that's still useless traffic)): if you bind the correct protocols to the connections then you won't have problems. Knowing which programs try to connect to internet is most of the time nosense since if you are scared of trojans or worms then if you get a decent antivirus like kaspersky you won't probably ever encounter one of them. Also blocking incoming connections unless there will be a new windows remote exploit out would be senseless since you probably would patch your windows first (and also you can set up automatic updates). Just dump all that firewall stuff, setting it up for an home enviroment is just wasted time and also most worms now turn off firewalls directly so you won't even find out that you're unprotected.
  8. Can somebody please use back to the future's delorean to go 200 years in the future and grab me a copy of driverpacks for the ion pulse cannons of my spaceship? thanks.
  9. Just create a windows cd with sp2 integrated on it and install it on another hd or partition to see if it runs fine. Most service pack problems comes from upgrades and not from fresh installs. If it still gives problems then something's wrong with the sp2 drivers, just integrate bashrat the sneaky's driverpacks (you can find them on this forum) and the problem should be fixed. Losing hours just to reverse an sp2 is completely nosense when in less than half an hour you can reinstall windows entirely.
  10. A computer? What's that?? A new kind of stove??
  11. are you sure you did move only the folders I wrote in the post and deleted the others? You should not move the subfolders until specified in the folders list.
  12. Francesco

    Asthetics Issue

    The problem is that avi (and also all graphic formats windows supports except .ico) can have only 1 transparent color so you will have to remake completely the frames of the .avi files for the file transfers animations with a dark background and then repatch the shell32.dll file with the correct ones.
  13. i agree with the ui issues, but i think it still gets the job done What's wrong with the ui? it works fine even with 1024x768
  14. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...&displaylang=en
  15. I had a different problem strangely my pc was rebooting when using perfectdisk so I switched to diskeeper (even if old versions sucked). You can try moving only the msi file in an empty folder and then launch it and start installing, then copy every file the setup says it's missing one by one in the msi folder (remember to preserve the folders structure) until the setup completes. Maybe some files are unneeded but most of the size is still caused by the msi file so I don't think it's really worth to spend any more time with it. If you still want to try that then tell me the unneeded files (if there are any) so I can update the post. The important thing is that the setup is not 60mb anymore
  16. Do you have .net framework 2.0 installed?
  17. You can't integrate them. Integration is made because if for example one of your windows files gets corrupt when windows asks the cd it will copy the old files with the old ugly resources. If instead you patch the windows sources then the copied file will have the xpized resources. That's all. Running the installer with the /s switch after windows installation has been completed instead of integrating only is a good idea. Unfortunately you can't enable xpize reloader etc with the /s switch I asked for that just yesterday in the forum.
  18. Francesco

    winrar theme

    iCandy just because I think that's the best winrar theme available probably you have an high resolution 64x64 is really too big for 800x600/1024x768 monitors
  19. Surely the setup can be slimmed down more, I didn't want to check out all the files, I just moved the entire folders. The problem is that the .msi is 6mb in size so it takes a lot of space and also docs etc are very big. Probably it can get even smaller by using 7zip however I hate losing a lot of time for making 7zip installers every time that's why I used winrar instead. BTW If you give a look at diskeeper 10 new features, like the one that finds out the fastest part of your hard disk and puts most accessed files there probably you would switch immediately from perfectdisk to diskeeper
  20. Wait there's a simpler way: click on the "Comment" tab of the dialog that appears when creating a new archive and then type the following:
  21. Err I'm sorry to ask this but why would you make a windows xp just for games? The performance gain you can get from a dual-core system with 2gb of ram by using a slimmed down windows may be something like 1/2 fps. The only thing that can really speed up games are last video drivers (or custom video drivers like omega drivers that perform slightly better than other ones). BTW why don't you use bashrat the sneaky's driverpacks? They have all graphics drivers inside and they're very very easy to integrate.
  22. I was looking for the switches to enable tahoma font, xpize controlpanel shortcut, xpize reloader and also a switch to disable winrar/emule themes but I couldn't find any of them in the xpize website. Any ideas if such switches exist?
  23. I still have problems with the colors I get weird errors with scripts (with visual studio, driverpacks etc). Have they been fixed in xpize 4.2 ?
  24. I found out that i-faast is completely different from smartplacement: smartplacement just sorts file but i-faast instead finds out the faster areas of the hd and puts the most accessed files there! That's really cool!

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