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  1. Edited first post to delete Advanced Windows Care Personal add-on. Thanks to Yza_k for the link.
  2. Heya guys. Well, I've updated the first post to accommodate for the TweakUI and IE7Pro add-ons. Thanks, anonymous_user. To TranceEnergy: There are probably better Multi-IM clients out there other than Trillian or Pidgin. But, I've had fond memories with Trillian, and I am anxiously waiting for 4.0 Astra to come out. Would anyone please make an add-on for the curretn 3.1.10 ? Thanks very much, guys !!
  3. Thank you guys very much !! I really appreciate your efforts and stuff, especially johndoe !! Thank you thank you thank you !!!!!! Requests still standing: (Most of which are Browser Add-Ons:) Internet Explorer Add-Ons: WOT (Web of Trust) [http://www.mywot.com/en/download/ie] Dr.Web Antivirus Link Checker (I think this is a registry key, not sure. If an add-on not possible, tell me and I'll edit) [http://www.freedrweb.com/browser/] Firefox Add-Ons: WOT (Web of Trust) Dr.Web Antivirus Link Checker NoScript Major edit of post- Requests that are filled: 07-08-08 Edits- 06-29-08 Edits- 06/17/08 Edits- 05/31/08 Edits- 05/26/08 Edits- 05/23/08 Edits-
  4. Quick, get this fast an immediately !! http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/tweakram-62/ Only got 4 hours left !! **Note, remember to read the readme.
  5. Heya!! Nice job doing *litening* your OS !! So, you want to get lower ? Well, seems that you've gone way beyond me in terms of processes (less than 15 !? I could only go to about 30 and keep speed and functionality!!) Some helpful sites (though you might've already surpassed even them): http://www.blackviper.com/ --> awesome services configurations (and dig even deeper to check more dependencies) http://www.techreviewer.com/viewpage.cfm/pi/9 --> general visual+performance setting tweaks (don't use the services configurations, its a bit outdated; use blackviper's) http://www.theeldergeek.com/ --> check it out for registry tweaks and services configurations General tips for lowering resource usage: -don't use and real-time security software (seems that you have that covered anyway), use on-demand -configure services (many to manual, except be wary of networking issues) and startup -configure visual settings and folder options (visual you've got covered, folder settings: disable most of the little tibits of information that Windows XP hids by default as put by http://www.techreviewer.com/viewpage.cfm/pi/9 ) -defragmentation of hard drive and registry and cleaning and uninstalling of files (to get performance boost, but may not lower resource usage) --> try third party software (in addition to Windows built-in tools) -tweak the settings of other programs and stuff, like internet browser and others for speed and performance (generally, firefox has memory leaks and internet explorer memory usage jumps with add-ons) ***- Just for the heck of it, to see the lowest you can possibly achieve, try a good RAM cleaner. I currently use the one in Advanced Windows Care Personal, but that's not completely specialized (its more for quick uses), and clears about 60 (of my like 300-350) general MB usage. -- try http://www.download.com/Startup-Optimizer/...cdlPid=10529547 http://www.download.com/FreeRAM-XP-Pro/300...cdlPid=10516960 --> from download.com's review and such -- other's that I've searched for you (TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK, I CANNOT VOUCH FOR THEM OR RECOMMEND THEM), but, for trusts stands, I would stick to the ones on PCWorld and Snapfiles. I've used programs from them before. http://www.snapfiles.com/get/memoptimizer.html http://www.snapfiles.com/get/foptimizer.html http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,...escription.html http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/FreeRAM_XP/freeramxp.html http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/BySoft_Fr...oftFreeRAM.html http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/system/fwmemory.html --> general search page for RAM tools http://www.snapfiles.com/get/freeramxp.html http://www.download.com/FreeRAM-XP-Pro/300...cdlPid=10516960 --> these looks pretty good, start here Well, have fun and good luck !! Keep us posted and the results P.S.- Can you give us a better look at your system (specs, boot time [generalization], etc.)? It would be interesting to see where your system stands .
  6. Heya guys. So, I've found this page, which would definitely make my Office XP slipstreaming much faster: http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/47/ Problem is ... I realized that I don't have Office XP ... I have Microsoft Works Suite 2002 (which includes Word XP). Question now: How do I integrate/ slipstream only Word XP and all those "add-ons," hotfixes, Service Pack 3, and office assisants (hey, I happen to like those guys) into a nLite CD folder? Thanks for the response, guys !!
  7. Thanks for the response. I will definitely take a look at the tutorials and try to understand them. Can anyone post an example on creating a Advanced WindowsCare Personal add-on so I can take a look on how everything is supposed to be? Thanks. --Question: 3: Place your switchless installer within the SVCPACK folder 4: Rename the ini file to match the name of you add-on, for example ENTRIES_UTORRENT.ini 5: Open the ini file and edit the appropriate details under the [general] section as required, eg: -----> Where'd we get the .ini file from originally? Do we need to create one (if so, how)? Also, the tutorial with WPI makes and example of CCleaner, but doesn't (or at least I don't think it does) include a switch to uncheck the toolbar. Can someone please provide me with an example using Advanced WindowsCare Personal (has a toolbar that needs to be unchecked, so I would know how to adapt for other installers)?
  8. Heya guys. I have a quick question: How do I integrate exported DriverMax driver files? From this post, http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?s=&amp...st&p=578610 --How do I have a selfextracting cab file of the folder? Should/could I do this though 7-Zip ? --Is the $oem$\$1\Drivers\ folder in the nLite-slipstreamed CD or the current-working-OS? --Why would I need pnpoemdriverpath? -- What does: 6. Used DetachedProgram option to run a file called expand.cmd. 7. This expand.cmd ran the selfextracting file & after a delay deleted it. do? Thanks again guys. This is for me to better be able to understand everything. I appreciate the help.
  9. Heya guys!! So, I am not understanding silent switches at all. From what I understand, silent switches are the same thing as like customizing an install by checking the boxes and stuff, right? (so the check boxes would be called switches?) Even looking at this: http://www.msfn.org/board/Looking-for-a-ne...-8-t116212.html , I had not clue what they were talking about (which is probably due to me having no experience with the AVG installer). So, can someone clarify this to me? Also, it would help if you can provide me with an example, such as using the CCleaner (standard build : http://www.ccleaner.com/download/builds) or Advanced WindowsCare Personal (http://www.iobit.com/advancedwindowscareper.html) --> both of which have toolbars in them. I would like to be able to install the programs into nLite (or using WPI or XPlode) without the toolbars. I don't have a clue to do that. Also, how do I make these "customizations" into nLite (like into a single .cab file), or even put them into WPI so it does it for me? Thanks for your responses in advanced !!
  10. Alright, so check out http://www.msfn.org/board/Add-On-for-Royal...ir-t116279.html for a thread on a possible answer to how to integrate the signed Royale Noir theme from Microsoft !! Thanks for everything guys !! In the meantime, I'm going to continue looking for answers to my own questions, and I find them and find them worthy to share, I'll post it up . EDIT- The add-ons are already compatible with nLite. All we needed to do was to add them onto the hotfixes section of the program.
  11. Heya guys!! So, I've been searching around some site in order to answer some of my own questions that popped up my nLite install (check out http://www.msfn.org/board/Preparing-for-a-...s-t116192.html). One of the things I was searching for was how to integrate the *signed by Microsoft* Royale Noir theme (so I would not need any uxtheme.dll hack or sorts like that). Searching http://www.winaddons.com/nlite-addons and just generally entering Royale Noir in the search box, I found Royale Noir 1.46 (http://www.winaddons.com/royal-noir-146/). Now, doing some more searching about that *program* on Google, it turns out that this add-on requires the uxtheme.dll hack, which I do not want (even if it does have fixes and such). Further searching, I came across http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?...;highlight=zune and http://www.wincert.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=335 (which is basically http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=500) --> Both have *signed* themes that I am interested in using. Can anyone test the http://www.wincert.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=335 add-on with nLite to make sure that it works? Also, anyone willing to make an nLite add-on for Microsoft Signed Themes Addon Pack v2.2 for Windows XP (http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3434&highlight=zune)? Both *programs* look pretty legit to me, and I'm willing to try things out. Thanks for your help and time guys!! I really appreciate it !! EDIT- Can anyone help me on how exactly do I install Ryan's Microsoft Signed Themes Addon Pack v2.2 for Windows XP? Thanks; I was just curious on what exactly the file contained . EDIT 2: Alright, as it turns out, the add-ons are or already should be compatible with nLite. So, no need to investigate further .
  12. Hiya. So this is similar to a question of mine that I asked on http://www.msfn.org/board/nLite-f89.html. From what I've read on the Microsoft sites and news sites, SP3 can only be installed ontop of SP1, nothing below it. Download the Windows XP Service Pack 3 Overview (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=68C48DAD-BC34-40BE-8D85-6BB4F56F5110&displaylang=en#filelist) and go down to Deployment and the info backs me up. So is it true that we can slipstream SP3 onto a WinXP that has no service packs installed? Can anyone else confirm this?
  13. Thanks for the quick responses, guys. -How do I add folders with files into the install (i.e. a folder with important word documents and files)? -How can I add the Royale Noir theme (http://www.istartedsomething.com/20061029/royale-noir/) into the install? -What can I do about registry tweaks (i.e. the two turn on clear type tweaks, the Internet Explorer max connections tweak, and the forget-and-turn-off autocomplete tweak)? Thank you all for clearing stuff up for me. As I get closer to actually test things out, I might have more and mroe. Please stay with me here !!
  14. Thanks for the response, Nick. -When you say nLite add-ons, what exactly do you mean? -How can I get all the add-ons from Microsoft? The Windows Catalouge? What if I miss something ...? -If I have a Service Pack installed, which has all previous patches and hotfixes included, that means I would only need to download the patches and hotfixes after, right? Thank you all once again. I really appreciate you time.
  15. Heya guys !! Well, this is my first post on this forum. After seeing the nLite [http://lifehacker.com/374376/trim-down-windows-to-the-bare-essentials], I've been very interested in using this program. I am currently running Windows XP Home Edition SP2 (and when SP3 is *officially* released, I've run that). I already have a XP Pro disk with me that I'm planning to use when I decide the time is right to install (most likely when I get a new hard drive and when new versions of my favorite programs are released). Before I read about nLite, my original plan was to wait a few months after XP SP3 is released, get a new hard drive, back up drivers, download SP3 network install, and fresh install XP Pro SP2 from there. Then I would install all my applications from a CD of sorts, and then tweak my installation from there. As you can see, it would be a completely dragged out, and not to mention tedious, process. Now, after reading about the program nLite and realizing the potential that it has, I plan to use nLite to tweak my install beforehand. But before using the program, I'm still not sure on how to use the program to its best even after reading a new tutorials and the FAQ. Questions that I still have are: -How, as a test (and as a backup) trial, should I go about integrating SP3 onto my WinXP Home OEM (which has no service packs installed at all) ? Should I first integrate SP2, then integrate SP3, and how exactly does that work? -For integrating Service Packs, do I need to download them myself, or will nLite do it for me? How about hotfixes/patches? -How do I integrate my favorite applications? What about customizing their installations (i.e. what if they have some extra bloatware that I do not want installed)? -To test my configuration, I plan to virtualize the install. But both my WinXP Home (as an initial test) and my WinXP Pro (as my final install) are both OEMs. How does this affect me, and what are the legal stuff in the EULA that I should at least know about? -For the virtualization test, which virtualization software do you recommend? I prefer to use freeware (after all, there is very little in the world that can beat free). So far, my friend recommended me to use VMware Server [http://www.vmware.com/products/server/?urlcode=yahoo_ssp] and/or Thinstall [http://www.thinstall.com/]. I also want virtualization thats lite and does not take much resources (since my PC, though *up to date*, is still a single core computer). What do you guys recommend? -How exactly do I integrate Drivers? How do I integrate drivers that I've exported from DriverMax [http://www.drivermax.com/]? ... And much more. I will probably ask more questions as this thread continues. Anyway, thank you all for your help and experiences !! I really appreciate it !!


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