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  1. Thanks a lot I just got the invitation right now
  2. 1 ) First of all unpack the setup executable with winrar. There will be 2 folders in the dir where you will unpack the setup: X86 and X64 2) Chose the folder you want (X86 = 32bit, X64 = 64bit) and run the setup inside that folder with the /a switch and create an administration install inside another folder. 3) Go in the folder where you made the administration install There will be 3 folders and 1 file inside the administration install folder: Now copy the msi file and the following folders in another directory (remember to mantain the directory structure!): 4) In the last folder where you copied the msi and all the folders just create a sfx archive with winrar that extracts to a temporary location and then runs: Et voilà you will have your nice 7.91mb diskeeper 10 setup! Now remember to delete all those temporary folders before your hd explodes
  3. Eek! I want one toooooooo my email is [removed] Thanks in advance!
  4. I just checked out the next diskeeper 10 (trial can be downloaded here: http://www.executive.com/downloads/menu.aspx ) and it seems to be a lot better than the previous one. First of all they remade the interface: now it's better organized and looks better. They added a new defragmentation method called I-FAAST (this remembers me of perfectdisk's smartplacement) that sorts files based on their access time (I think it runs only as a job, I don't think that kind of defragmentation can be run manually). Also, thank god, they finally added an option to prevent defragmentation of very large files, since diskeeper really sucks with those files: it hangs the pc completely until those files have been completely defragmented . I was astonished that after just 10 diskeeper versions they fixed out this "small" issue. Now it's also possible to add more than a single schedule (you can add 2 schedules for the same drive, plus the ifaast schedule that makes them 3). And like all that stuff wasn't enough (in the previous versions changes were pratically only in the interface) now the smart i/o seems to work better (I don't know if they changed that or what). What do you think? Could diskeeper 10 be a real alternative to perfectdisk 7? BTW I forgot to say that the setup contains both 64bit and 32bit editions.
  5. The operation is really easy: open taskmgr.exe with an hex editor and search for this: and then change it to so finally when taskmgr starts it won't be slowed down by hanged up high priority processes. Have a nice task killing day
  6. Francesco

    winrar theme

    Please XPero can you change the current winrar theme with the icandy 32x32 one? I think that the icandy jr one looks a lot better. Also 64x64 is really too big for 1024x768 users :/ Thanks in advance
  7. eeek today i was going to post in the forum the same question you beated me in time
  8. No i'm using a clean install of windows 2003 I don't know if some applications removed the hta association however since I got it installed for a long while.
  9. yeah that's what I used I was just reporting that I think it should behave like I said, with dependances installed first than other items
  10. I don't know if this should be a bugfix or a feature request however I noticed that when an application requires another one (using "Dependent Of" field) the required application should be installed first but it is not. Can this behaviour be fixed in next version? I had this problem because of the mce update rollup 2 that requires .net framework 1.1 to be installed first. Thanks in advance
  11. Err sorry I didn't read the whole post (too many replies) but what about using bashrat the sneaky driverpacks? they're so easy to integrate in just a few seconds you can have plenty of updated drivers in your cd!. Give them a try they rock! Naturally massstorage drivers are directly integrated so the setup uses them to recognize scsi/sata devices.
  12. yes sure I did. i was just reporting because probably i was not the only one having this problem.
  13. I had this problem sometimes even when I didn't have xpize installed: probably it's a driver issue an application conflict or something like that. Try keeping xpize uninstalled and see if it happens again maybe it's not xpize's fault.
  14. I saw that inside the wpi.cmd file instead of: REM Start WPI and wait for its end start /wait %windir%\system32\mshta.exe "%CD%\wpi.hta" now there's: REM Start WPI and wait for its end wpi.hta Without "start" windows can't find the correct associated application for the wpi.hta file and each time it asks me to chose an application to open it with. Am I the only one with this problem?
  15. Pleaseeee remove or disable if possible the commandline colors they're buggy! When I execute .bat files the path is altered so they always mess up. I wonder why people in this forum had only problems with visual studio: command line colors mess up most of the bat/nt scripts not only visual studio. It is also a security issue: for example I have a bat file with "del *.exe" in c:\myfolder\ if I run the bat file from explorer normally the path is c:\myfolder\ and all the exe files of myfolder are deleted. if I run it from explorer and command line colors are enabled path is c:\windows\system32 guess what will happen? Screams everywhere! eek! Please if possible turn it off in the installer or just remove it before somebody gets hurt !
  16. try searching on emule it somebody surely is sharing it
  17. Sorry for the question I don't know if i'm asking something stupid so please bear me... wouldn't it be useful to have a driverpack (or a script that generates it from the xp cd) with all the xp drivers? Xp drivers take a lot of space and their installation slows down terribly the windows setup so wouldn't it be better if they could be removed with nlite from the setup and then installed with the driverpack? After they have been installed the driverpack directory can be deleted like saving a lot of space. What do people here think about this?
  18. no no I meant that I think it came with office 2003 not that office 2003 was using it I have a lcd screen and it renders a lot better it would be great if XPero used that instead of tahoma
  19. Segoe UI font as long as I remember has been present since office 2003 came out it's not a vista-only font. It just renders better with cleartype that's all.
  20. Segoe UI 9pt seems fontastic! I'm using it right now and I think it looks better than the old boring tahoma. If ms chose to use segoe ui in longhorn and had its ui developers working on that font for 2 years probably there must have been a reason... (maybe they were stuck with wingdings as their system font and they didn't know how to change it )
  21. What about changing windows system font to the new Segoe UI (the one present in longhorn)? I mean the one that ms has been developing for 2 years and that seems really similar to lucida
  22. Tools->Customize works perfectly on my office 2003+integrated sp2.
  23. Oh my I hate that frog! On a lot of italian websites I always see banners of stupid sites selling ringtones of that song and like if it wasn't enough when I accidentally get my mouse over those banners that damned music starts and I'd really like to throw a punch to my monitor. Unfortunately here in italy there's a real boom in those commercial ringtones and there's no day I can safely watch tv or browse internet without stepping into that damned song. Fortunately frogs don't have a long life let's hope that it won't last long BTW if you see a frog riding a missile reaching you... RUN!!!
  24. 30 minutes?? I have a p 200 mmx with xp here at my house and it works perfectly it boots in about 1 minute and it is not all that slow my sister uses it for browsing the web and except for the low ram has always worked fine (my xp installation has been tuned for that computer however: now it uses only 48mb of ram with some of the services and themes disabled). Word 2003 takes about 15 seconds to starts the 1° time, about 4-5 seconds when i relaunch it. It works even too well for such an old pc I was very surprised to find out that it was working so well on such an old pc. Now it also has an av installed (avast! with web scan and outlook scan) and resident defragmentation (diskeeper 9) and it still works very smoothly (surely more smoothly than a crappy 98 installation with ie6 and all the latest updates). BTW When I installed it on the computer it only had 64mb of ram and it was still working fine (I could open for example ie and word without a lot of swapping slowdown). Xp is not all that slow on old computers and I think that the cpu is the least thing that could impact its running speed, free ram and hd speed are far more important things to get your xp installation to run well.

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