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  1. Unfortunately, I don't think nV is much aware of the issue. Their new beta driverpack (186.08) has the exact same problem when integrating for XP x64 Edition. Not only does it ruin unattended installs (it causes a Found new hardware dialog), it also fails to install properly right after setup/install of the OS has finished, because it seems to look for some .exe it can't find.
  2. I rename the .exe to .zip with TotalCommander and then unpack the content to a folder. No modifications or anything special. Just tested it; The 182.50 version works just fine, it's really wrong since 185.85. Nothing else is different in my nLite preset. Don't know what nVidia has done, but nLite doesn't like it! At least not on the GT 9600 hardware I test it on.
  3. I've been creating XP x64 Edition images ever since this was possible. I always add the latest nVidia drivers, and since they started creating the forceware packs this had become easy: Just grab the one .exe from here, unpack the exe, and let nLite find it as a Multiple driver folder and add it to the image that way. Always worked like a charm, until this latest version (185.85) when I noticed nVidia had cut down the amount of files in the setup folder by half (almost) and I have no idea how they managed to do so but they did. Ever since this has been done, the unattended installer gives a "Found new hardware" dialog during the stage where nLite.cmd is loaded, i.e. at the point where nLite's "Unattended settings" RunOnce commands are executed. After ignoring this dialog during setup (treating it as if it was still unattendable), it turns out not to have installed any nVidia driver at all when XP64 install has finished. All the other drivers did install as per usual. Anyone any idea how to solve this? Did something change within nvidia's setup.iss file that I do not know about?
  4. By the way, I use this in WINNT.SIF: [SetupData] OSLoadOptionsVar="/noguiboot /sos /noexecute=alwaysoff"which has the advantage of making the booting even faster than the other options. It will not load graphics at all, and jump straight through to (verbose echo) loading of the files.
  5. bitser isn't a video tool. Seems like a zip file-manager of some sort, but I don't see its advantages over others, like TotalCommander.
  6. Also missing in the list: Video Editors (and I mean tools like Vegas Pro and Adobe Premiere), NLEs.
  7. It isn't silent though. You need to UNcheck a box to have it NOT install a toolbar. That's why I use the Macromedia one.
  8. I'd use %Source%AddOns\sw_lic_full_installer.exe /S instead. The Shockwave installer you mention bothers you with sh_t about toolbars and norton and stuff. You can get the executable here And I can also recommend: %Source%AddOns\wmpfirefoxplugin.exe /Q /C:"msiexec /I ffplugin.msi /quiet /passive" ;-) You can get the executable here
  9. I'm not so sure about that. I was very pleased to use disks like http://www.sysresccd.org/ to change partition size. Or to use the http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ for several hardware checking and all that jazz..
  10. Jeroen Kessels is king for me. JKdefrag runs at true 64 bit (in Win XP x64) and is ideal for large disks with large files. It is much faster, smarter and more thoughtful than the others. I've been using it since 2002 and the others pale in comparison. I don't need a fancy interface, and I personally trust Jeroen. His forum speaks a thousand words of pure wisdom regarding Windows and harddisk usage. Last but not least, it's not so tough on SSD either.
  11. Kurt, Where did you get the "jre-6u13-windows-i586-p.exe" file? I only see "jre-6u13-windows-i586-p-s.exe" being offered by Sun... Any idea what's with the added -s ?
  12. Just out of curiosity; Which type or version of XP (32 bit) do you run in VM? Just the stock release you have, or some of the famous nLited ones out there?I very much want VM inside my XP x64 to run a really stripped XP 32 bit (no browser, no Outlook, etc.) to be able to use it for that odd driver I can't run in XP64.
  13. Yes. Ever since my decision to not put them vertical anymore, I've had a clear decrease in HDD problems, both in my personal life and at work. Besides, *all* harddisks are still built on the exact same principles as the first ones that failed on me. There's not much difference between the oldest hard disk drive's structure and the newest. What was most stressing for them in the old days, is still the most stressing for them today. Gravity will pull the pick-up-needle to one side of the drive when you put it vertical. This will *always* wear out a drive's surface as well as put extra pressure on the engine that drives the needle (that makes it move over the surface of the platters). If you don't understand that, like I wrote, look at an old vinyl record player. HDDs are built very similar to that. http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=SuperF...deos&sort=v
  14. In my 29+ years of using harddisk storage media and recovering data from 'broken' disks, it is a clear-cut case for me that harddisks last longer when positioned horizontally. Of course manufacturers will state this isn't the case, but that's only because when they say it doesn't matter the HDs will wear out sooner so they simply sell more disks. I've worked at a broadcasting facility where all the seagates that were positioned vertically were full of bad blocks and ended their lives in about 4 years of non-stop 24/7 running in servers, while the exact same disks in the exact same types of servers which had the disks mounted the old way (flat, horizontally) lasted way longer and had significantly less bad blocks on them. I built, maintained and administrated those servers, so I know this is true and way too obvious to be mistaken. Ever since the year 2000 (when those vertical disks started dying on me), I stopped believing it doesn't make a difference. This is just my true life experience that caused me to never mount them in a vertical position again. I don't care what anyone says, it's quite logical too if you know what the insides of a HDD look like. You would never put a vinyl record player on its side. The wear and tear would be the wrong way. If you want your disks to live the longest, mount them horizontally, with the text-label side upwards.
  15. FYI: There is nothing about OpenGL or DirectX 10 or CS4 that doesn't work in XP x64, mind you! http://www.brothersoft.com/km-software-directx10-197601.html runs stable as a rock here for months already.
  16. Did you ever try to use the Vista x64 drivers for your XP64, by installing/loading them manually. I now have sound on it as well, which was the hardest and last of the drivers. Practically ALL drivers for XP x64 were simply being offered by Intel and Nvidia and the likes, you just need to search their websites.
  17. Made no difference. It seems that either - your slipstreamer does not create the required DirectShow registry keys for Win XP x64, or - K-Lite does not understand that vidc.M263 points to the SysWow64 folder, not the system32 folder (among many other mistakes). I'm blaming K-lite, since they target their codec pack at the 32bit crowd. Even though they offer their x64 pack as well, it doesn't solve this problem.
  18. Boooggy, sir, First of all, thanks for this great tool! I tried integrating WMP 11 into a clean legit XP x64 Edition SP2, after I used 5eraph's updatepack with IE6 updates using RVMi, adding DirectX addon (x86 + x64) as well, and then nLited the result without removing anything related to Windows Media (as far as I know..), but it seems WMA and WMV are entirely broken! I see errors related to WMedia and DirectSound when I install the KLite codec-pack. Have you ever tested an XP64 image (that has WMP11 + all hotfixes integrated using your tool) by installing Klite codec pack afterwards? I urge you to do so. I can't even play a wmv file, or watch an mms stream online. And I don't think it has to do with tweaks or removals from nLite. In case you wondered; Last Session.ini: Target = Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2 [Tasks] Remove Components Unattended Setup Integrate Drivers Tweaks Create a Bootable ISO Options [Components] ;# Applications # Accessibility Options Briefcase ClipBook Viewer Defragmenter Games Internet Games Pinball WordPad ;# Drivers # ISDN Modems ;# Hardware Support # Brother Devices ;# Multimedia # AOL ART Image Format Support Images and Backgrounds Luna desktop theme Music Samples Old CDPlayer and Sound Recorder Speech Support ;# Network # Communication tools Connection Manager H323 MSP Internet Information Services (IIS) MSN Explorer Netmeeting Outlook Express Peer-to-Peer Windows Messenger ;# Operating System Options # Administrative Templates Color Schemes Command-line tools Disk and Profile Quota Document Templates DR Watson File and Settings Wizard File System Encryption Help and Support IExpress Wizard Manual Install and Upgrade MS Agent Out of Box Experience (OOBE) Private Character Editor Search Assistant Security Center Service Pack Messages Tour User account pictures ;# Services # Alerter Fax Service IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service Messenger Remote Registry Simple TCP/IP Services System Restore Service Telnet ;# Compatibility # Compat01 Compat02 Compat04 Compat06 Compat07 Compat09 Compat14
  19. What is the advantage of using Mkisofs instead of the Default in the Advanced - ISO Engine option for your Bootable ISO in nLite ? If your target is an XP x64 Edition bootable iso, which is your best bet and why?
  20. So, if the registry isn't yet fully built up at cmdlines.txt execution stage, it is probably best and safest to only put CMD /R some.bat in cmdlines.txt, and then put this in some.bat: REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx\010 /VE /D "Building and Cleaning" /f REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx\010 /V 1 /D "%WinDir%\ending.cmd" /f and put all the rest, including accessing the source image, in that ending.cmd, which can delete itself at the end of its own execution, when you put these in at the end of it; ATTRIB -R -A -S -H %WinDir%\ending.cmd >NUL DEL /F /Q %WinDir%\ending.cmd >NUL I've always really liked the idea of batch-files killing themselves ;-) By the way, I find that using a ping delay is more graceful than using timeout. Timeout echoes to the user, ping doesn't. I often use PING 1.1.1.1 -n 1 -w 1 >NUL where -n is the multiplier of -w in milliseconds. So PING 1.1.1.1 -n 4 -w 5000 >NUL delays the batch for ( 4 x 5000 ms =) 20 seconds.
  21. Oh yes, SSD will be mainstream real soon. I use an Intel X25 E as my main system's boot-drive, and it kills everything that dare called itself a storage medium. Somehow I feel a lot safer as well. Those old-school bad blocks are ridiculous. Also, check this and look at the price-drops for these: http://tweakers.net/ext/i/?ProduktID=223957 http://tweakers.net/ext/i/?ProduktID=224949 I assure you, its price-drop has begun, and it will not end anytime soon. LOL, you seem to conveniently forget its noisy, vibrating, fragile, sensitive, hot and power-hungry aspects?
  22. Easy: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showto...st&p=832648
  23. OK, it is probably as simple as keeping nlite.cmd in there, and running this from RunOnce.cmd; TimeOut /T 40 CMD /R my-batch-file-with-all-I-want-to-do.bat I'll try that first. By the way, which reminds me, what does your cmdlines.txt look like under $OEM$ ?
  24. Kurt, since you make a lot of use of the %SOURCE% variable in your scripts, I'd like to ask you this; Something's off with the %SOURCE% variable using my install image (from a XP x64 SP2 source). It doesn't seem to yield the right path during cmdlines. Here's my cmdlines content: [Commands] "rundll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection nLite.inf,U" "runonce.cmd" (I have no nlite.cmd since I don't use/have anything under GuiRunOnce in WINNT.SIF) The "runonce.cmd" is in $OEM$, alongside cmdlines.txt, and I copied the way nuhi obtains his CD/DVD-drive letter, so my runonce.cmd looks like this: @echo off cmdow @ /hid for /f "tokens=3" %%i IN ('reg query HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup /v "SourcePath" ^| findstr "REG_SZ"') do set SOURCE=%%i REG IMPORT %SOURCE%$OEM$\$$\2009.REG SET RDR=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx REG ADD %RDR% /V TITLE /D "Installing Software" /f REG ADD %RDR%\001 /VE /D "Last Minutes.." /f REG ADD %RDR%\001 /V 1 /D "%SOURCE%$OEM$\msxml6-KB954459-enu-amd64.exe /passive /qn /norestart" /f REG ADD %RDR%\005 /VE /D "Installing ERUNT" /f REG ADD %RDR%\005 /V 1 /D "%SOURCE%$OEM$\erunt-setup.exe /verysilent" /f REG ADD %RDR%\010 /VE /D "Inserting PSPad" /f REG ADD %RDR%\010 /V 1 /D "%SOURCE%$OEM$\pspad453inst_en.exe /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /TASK=\"multiuser,txt\"" /f REG ADD %RDR%\030 /VE /D "Cleaning Up" /f REG ADD %RDR%\030 /V 1 /D "%WinDir%\ending.cmd" /f REG ADD %RDR%\035 /V 1 /D "COPY %SOURCE%$OEM$\PSPad.INI \"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\PSPad editor\\" /Y /Z" /f REG ADD %RDR%\036 /V 1 /D "COPY %SOURCE%$OEM$\PSPad_MU.ini \"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\PSPad editor\\" /Y /Z" /f EXITThis is just some example code. It ends up adding nothing in the place of %SOURCE% in the RunOnceEx reg-key, and this is really weird. The strange thing is that running ending.cmd (as it then is one of the RunOnceEx entries in reg) *does* yield the correct source of the install, using; FOR %%I IN (D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z) DO IF EXIST %%I:\WIN51AP.SP2 (SET SOURCE=%%I:& GOTO DONECD) :DONECDwhich is in the top of ending.cmd... So when I move all the installers etc. from runonce.cmd to ending.cmd as a simple batch-file, they will work just fine! Any idea what I'm missing here? I haven't tried using SetLocal enableextensions SET CDISO=%~d0 EndLocalin runonce.cmd yet, maybe that'll work..
  25. What exactly does rundll32 advpack.dll do in that line?


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