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  1. hello all,

    I am looking to replace my computer as it unfortunately doesn't what I need any more.

    I work from home and use it to run a lot of vmware guests so can lab up systems and also use it for general pc usage.

    I am wondering what i would get for the old system, though not sure if i am allowed to ask so apologies if i am breaking a rule.

    So, these are the components & case i am looking to sell as a single lump and thoughts on what i should/could ask for are appreciated.

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz - Kentsfield 65nm Technology

    RAM: 8GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 400MHz (6-6-6-18)

    Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5E-VM HDMI (LGA775)

    Graphics: 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT (ASUStek Computer Inc)

    Optical Drives: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-218L ATA Device

    Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio

    Case: Antec P182

    PSU: 550w Asus i think, not sure how to tell without taking out!

    Thank you.

  2. i use something akin to this:

    @ECHO off

    TITLE Applying Windows Post Service Pack 2 Updates

    IF EXIST D:\CD.txt set CDROM=D:

    IF EXIST E:\CD.txt set CDROM=E:

    IF EXIST F:\CD.txt set CDROM=F:

    IF EXIST G:\CD.txt set CDROM=G:

    IF EXIST H:\CD.txt set CDROM=H:

    IF EXIST I:\CD.txt set CDROM=I:

    IF EXIST J:\CD.txt set CDROM=J:


    @author Neil Wooloff

    @version date





    ECHO ----------------------------------------------------------------------

    ECHO Security Updates Released By Microsoft for Windows XP SP2

    ECHO ----------------------------------------------------------------------



    ECHO MS Windows XP Service Pack 2

    FOR /F "SKIP=4 TOKENS=3*" %%V IN ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" /v CSDVersion') DO SET CSDVERSION=%%V %%W

    IF "%CSDVERSION%"=="Service Pack 2" (

    ECHO is already installed

    ) ELSE (

    ECHO Installing...

    %CDROM%\KB835935SP2.exe /quiet /n /f

    ECHO Installation complete.




    ECHO Windows Update v6

    ECHO Installing...

    %CDROM%\WUv6.exe /wuforce /quiet /norestart

    ECHO Installation complete.



    ECHO .NET Framework v1.1 with ServicePack 1

    REG QUERY "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\.NETFramework\1.1\S867460" > nul 2>&1


    ECHO is already installed

    ) ELSE (

    ECHO Installing...



    ECHO Installation complete.

    find a topic called install updates from disc

    basically copy all updates to a dvd and update the script and run it

    when done it will only install the missing ones and tell you how many

    but yes, learn wsus be much easier in long term for you

  3. i run .3.5 & .4 called from runonce at the end and no issue using this inside my app_install.cmd file

    START /WAIT %CDROM%\Apps\dotNET\dotnetfx35_x86.exe /quiet /norestart

    START /WAIT %CDROM%\Apps\misc\sleep.exe /t:30 /s:1

    START /WAIT %CDROM%\Apps\dotNET\dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64 /quiet /norestart

    START /WAIT %CDROM%\Apps\misc\sleep.exe /t:30 /s:1

  4. got it working using this:

    START /WAIT %CDROM%\apps\AVG\AVGFreeEdition_v10.0.1388.exe /AppMode=Setup /UILevel=silent /InstallToolbar=0 /DontRestart /InstallSidebar=0 /ChangeBrowserSearchProvider=0 /ParticipateProductImprovement=0 /SelectedLanguage=1033

    START /WAIT %windir%\system32\pskill.exe -t avgui.exe

    seems not possible to start hidden or minimized so i just kill it

  5. cheers spoiled.

    yep, already using the ork to generate the .mst file

    i looked through many old threads, and found ref to deleting the error reporting keys.

    i also don't slipstream in the ServicePacks, and weirdly these produce a confirmation box at the end even though the command is correct.

    will test some more and see what happens.

  6. Hello All,

    Have done a search and couldn't find what i was after.

    I recall once that to get Office 2003 installed at runonceex.cmd you needed to add some reg keys to the tweak.reg files so you wouldn't get an error.

    I have lost these and can't find them on here.

    Does anybody have these please?


  7. Hello,

    In xp with notify before download, in the box listing updates available you could select those not to appear again.

    In W7 i am unable to see how to do this?

    is it possible. I ask as want to hide the gazillion MUI list and also the new browser ballot one; (happy with firefox x64 thanks)

  8. Hello All,

    Apologies if no use, and hope you don't mind me using yours as a basis 64ninjas.

    The attached file, is based on a search using the MS Security Bulletin Search, using the below criteria:

    Website url: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx

    Product/Technology: windows xp professional x64

    Service Pack: sp2

    update severity: all checked

    Gives a total of 196 updates in total.

    This includes all those that have been superseded and also useful extras like IE7 & IE8 & .net ....


    attached file only worked in IE not Firefox x64. doh!




  9. maxXPsoft,

    First I want to say thanks for spending time making and tweaking this app.

    On 3rd go it working all fine.

    Only thing I don't understand is adding off applications using Add Apps button.

    I have the folder Apps at the root and the app sees this, but no idea what I'm supposed to see or do.

    it opens the window with tick boxes, but no idea what i should expect to see.

    you have some simple steps an id*** can follow please.


  10. ok, so still using RC1 whilst i learn to do unattended so bear withme please.

    whenever i modify my own theme by adding a new pic, it always creates it as an unsaved theme.

    why does it not update the active theme?

    anybody else noticed this?

  11. but x64 os isn't exactly new to the market in any form, especially xp form.

    yes it did change in vista, and it is better i think - easier to use more than anything

    also agree that w7 will probably be last x86 os, which is no bad thing as hardware has been pushing forwards much more

  12. which was developed and released by M$ if i'm not mistaken, and as such why the laziness to make an x64 activex control.

    i think it is a case of;

    manufacturers: nobody uses x64 so why make suitable apps

    end users: we don't use x64 because you don't make suitable apps

    chicken and egg situation

  13. sounds fair gents, but still...

    was going to mention ie as part of it, but thought no because i wouldn't stop and why is it so hard to make windows update work with x64 ie?

  14. Why do M$ think that under the x64 version you would want to use the x86 version by default? as this is the one they put on the start menu.

    Seems pretty stupid to me, but they do include an x64 as well.

    That is even more stupid. Include both an x86 & x64 version of the same application on x64........

    some stupid logic or what

    sorry, just a rant.

    changed shortcut to point to x64 one and deleted the default taskbar icon for it, again another stupid concept.

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