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  1. No, those are installed in a different system-state. http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/13/You can only do so much using a setup-schedule. Even the RunOnceEx doesn't work, because installing IE8 requires an active and loaded system, including explorer.exe etc. That's why I proposed the extra batch-file, which worked fine for me. But I uninstalled it myself. I wouldn't go all the way with this one. IE8 sucks compared to Firefox. The only reason IE8 can be a good thing is because it has a 64 bit version, and Firefox alpha x64 code is still very bad with none of the Addons and plugins functioning. Then again, what good is IE8 when there are no decent Addons for it?
  2. If people would prefer it faster, they can use sysinternals' Sync for that. Like so:%WINDIR%\sync (and then of course have it as \$OEM$\$$\sync.exe or something..) Make sure you register it, or it asks for eula acceptance. [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Sysinternals\Sync] "EulaAccepted"=dword:00000001
  3. I found a way to do it via RunOnceEx and a cmd file... http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showto...mp;gopid=832840
  4. No, it doesn't set the icon size for the Start Menu. Regshot only finds these when I set the Icon size to small for the Classic menu in XP64: Regshot 1.8.2 Comments: Datetime:2009/2/3 15:06:59 , 2009/2/3 15:07:31 Computer:SILENT , SILENT Username: , ---------------------------------- Values added:4 ---------------------------------- HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\kmixer\Enum\0: "SW\{b7eafdc0-a680-11d0-96d8-00aa0051e51d}\{9B365890-165F-11D0-A195-0020AFD156E4}" HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\ksthunk\Enum\8: "SW\{b7eafdc0-a680-11d0-96d8-00aa0051e51d}\{9B365890-165F-11D0-A195-0020AFD156E4}" HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\kmixer\Enum\0: "SW\{b7eafdc0-a680-11d0-96d8-00aa0051e51d}\{9B365890-165F-11D0-A195-0020AFD156E4}" HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ksthunk\Enum\8: "SW\{b7eafdc0-a680-11d0-96d8-00aa0051e51d}\{9B365890-165F-11D0-A195-0020AFD156E4}" ---------------------------------- Values modified:8 ---------------------------------- HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\kmixer\Enum\Count: 0x00000000 HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\kmixer\Enum\Count: 0x00000001 HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\kmixer\Enum\NextInstance: 0x00000000 HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\kmixer\Enum\NextInstance: 0x00000001 HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\ksthunk\Enum\Count: 0x00000008 HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\ksthunk\Enum\Count: 0x00000009 HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\ksthunk\Enum\NextInstance: 0x00000008 HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\ksthunk\Enum\NextInstance: 0x00000009 HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\kmixer\Enum\Count: 0x00000000 HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\kmixer\Enum\Count: 0x00000001 HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\kmixer\Enum\NextInstance: 0x00000000 HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\kmixer\Enum\NextInstance: 0x00000001 HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ksthunk\Enum\Count: 0x00000008 HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ksthunk\Enum\Count: 0x00000009 HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ksthunk\Enum\NextInstance: 0x00000008 HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ksthunk\Enum\NextInstance: 0x00000009 ---------------------------------- Total changes:12 ---------------------------------- But I finally found a solution. You should kill explorer and then restart it, and in between make sure you add [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects2] "Settings"=hex:28,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff,06,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,6b,00,00,00,1e,00,00,00,fe,ff,ff,ff,94,04,00,00, 82,07,00,00,b2,04,00,00Especially the nineth digits (06) in the example above are making the icons small.
  5. Did any of you actually succeed in accomplishing this, ever? I'm breaking my head on this one for XP x64 Edition. None of what is found online does the job. 1 11.73573494 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Start_LargeIcons SUCCESS 0x0 2 33.11792755 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\StartMenuAdminTools SUCCESS "YES" 3 33.11818695 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\StartMenuFavorites SUCCESS 0x0 4 33.11844635 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\StartMenuLogoff SUCCESS 0x1 5 33.11869431 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\StartMenuRun SUCCESS 0x1 6 33.11892319 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\StartMenuChange SUCCESS 0x1 7 33.11915970 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\CascadeControlPanel SUCCESS "NO" 8 33.11940002 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\CascadeMyDocuments SUCCESS "NO" 9 33.11962509 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\CascadeMyPictures SUCCESS "NO" 10 33.11985397 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\CascadeNetworkConnections SUCCESS "NO" 11 33.12008667 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\CascadePrinters SUCCESS "NO" 12 33.12032318 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\StartMenuScrollPrograms SUCCESS "NO" 13 33.12088013 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Start_LargeIcons SUCCESS 0x1 14 33.12113190 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\IntelliMenus SUCCESS 0x1 15 33.14191055 explorer.exe:1464 DeleteValueKey HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Start_LargeIcons SUCCESS 16 34.03789520 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\TaskbarSizeMove SUCCESS 0x1 17 34.03798676 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\TaskbarGlomming SUCCESS 0x0 Here I had just set it to Large icons in Classic menu, below (in the same Windows session) setting it back to Small Icons via Start Menu customize: 18 132.82203674 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu\Order SUCCESS 08 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 ... 19 138.48182678 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Start_LargeIcons SUCCESS 0x1 20 142.67468262 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\StartMenuAdminTools SUCCESS "YES" 21 142.67494202 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\StartMenuFavorites SUCCESS 0x0 22 142.67520142 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\StartMenuLogoff SUCCESS 0x1 23 142.67544556 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\StartMenuRun SUCCESS 0x1 24 142.67568970 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\StartMenuChange SUCCESS 0x1 25 142.67591858 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\CascadeControlPanel SUCCESS "NO" 26 142.67614746 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\CascadeMyDocuments SUCCESS "NO" 27 142.67639160 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\CascadeMyPictures SUCCESS "NO" 28 142.67662048 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\CascadeNetworkConnections SUCCESS "NO" 29 142.67686462 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\CascadePrinters SUCCESS "NO" 30 142.67709351 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\StartMenuScrollPrograms SUCCESS "NO" 31 142.67736816 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Start_LargeIcons SUCCESS 0x0 32 142.67762756 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\IntelliMenus SUCCESS 0x1 33 142.69767761 explorer.exe:1464 DeleteValueKey HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Start_LargeIcons SUCCESS 34 143.70024109 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\TaskbarSizeMove SUCCESS 0x1 35 143.70033264 explorer.exe:1464 SetValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\TaskbarGlomming SUCCESS 0x0 I used Regmon for this. Really wonder what the deal is.. it seems to be live activation somehow. Trying the (seemingly) relevant changes in a script: echo off echo. echo Should set Small Icons in Classic Start Menu (update for Windows XP x64 SP2+, 2009) echo. REG ADD HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced /v Start_LargeIcons /t REG_DWORD /d 0x0 /f rem ? REG ADD HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced /v IntelliMenus /t REG_DWORD /d 0x1 /f REG DELETE HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced /v Start_LargeIcons /f pause EXITdid not work.. :-/
  6. Again, I succeeded just fine in installing IE8 unattended in XP x64, just using a batch-file that kills itself after auto-logon. Put a .bat in $OEM$\$Docs\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\ on the image. In that .bat put something like this: @ECHO OFF 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:\uniquefileinCDroot.txt (SET SOURCE=%%I:& GOTO DONECD) ECHO. ECHO. Can't find the install CD, can you put it back in please? ECHO. PAUSE 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:\uniquefileinCDroot.txt (SET SOURCE=%%I:& GOTO DONECD) :DONECD CLS @ECHO OFF ECHO. Voila, installing the monster that is IE8 %SOURCE%\Your Folder On CD\IE8-WindowsServer2003-x64-ENU.exe /quiet /update-no /no-default /norestart SHUTDOWN /r /f /t 10 /c "Restarting 64-bit XP with IE8" CLS @ECHO OFF ATTRIB -R -A -S -H "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\*" DEL /F /Q "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\desktop.ini" DEL /F /Q "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\*.bat"
  7. Hey rado, it does not say what the target OS for these addons can be. I was wondering, can I safely add the PSPAD addon to a Win XP x64 Edition image?
  8. @cluberti: Be honest, did you EVER call Microsoft support? The people who need their 'direct' and 'personal' support generally aren't on this forum.. ;-)
  9. XP Pro x64 is supported just fine for drivers these days. All decent manufacturers port their Vista x64 to XP x64 as well. (It makes no sense to have Vegas or Windows 7 x86_64 drivers and don't compile the XP version for them..) I'd go with XP Pro x64 Edition, fastest workstation/rendering OS on the market today, hands down. See also: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1333802
  10. My cousin's been working on a collection of reg patches intended for Windows XP x64 Edition (64 bit, 2003 kernel) Some are very different from the ones available here. For that reason I put the file here (it includes personal preferences, so better take a look before applying)! RegistryPatches XP64 (updated 2009 June 9, removed duplicate entries and cleaned up BS and non-functional entries) I noticed that the DNSCache entries for most other Windows versions are utter bullocks for Win XP x64 / Server 2003 x64, so here are the best I got in some performance and duration tests on my DSL (1200 kbit/s upstream/21000 kbit/s downstream) and my ISP's DNS-servers etc. : Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Dnscache\Parameters] "NetFailureCacheTime"=dword:00000001 "NegativeSOACacheTime"=dword:0000003c "NegativeCacheTime"=dword:0000005a "AdapterTimeoutCacheTime"=dword:000000c8 "DefaultRegistrationRefreshInterval"=dword:0000a8c0 "MaxCacheEntryTtlLimit"=dword:0000ea60
  11. Which is precisely the problem: You can't push everything onto the next install; It would mean one hell of a job installing all user's software unattended etc. Plus resolution, refresh rate, fonts, size and color settings etc. will cause huge problems. The Quicklaunch bar should be separate from that.
  12. You can always re-install using SyMon to multiboot: http://symon.ru/usr/eng/screens.shtml I use it with great success, and it was real easy to just skip the boot.ini by making the other Win installs invisible during install of the next, if you know what I mean. That way you will also be capable of having a C drive as boot-driveletter in all your Windows OSs.
  13. So, has anyone done this yet? I too would like to disable SFC and WFP, not using nlite, on some existing installs of XP x64.
  14. Was wondering the same thing. Is this also applicable on XP Pro x64 Edition install-images? It seems that the nlite textmode driver-slipstream does not work at all for the Intel Matrix set of storage chips.
  15. Kurt aims to make a lot of folders on a DVD size iso, and puts bat-files in the iso-root. I prefer a smaller iso with just a couple of files stacked away on it. Also, Kurt is more about a fully updated installer-release. The software he optionally ads in his batch files is updated so often it is quite insane to create installers with that software integrated. My approach on creating install-iso's is more of the remove as much nonsense as I can type ;-) and I prefer to just use the OS-inherent software.
  16. What's the difference between this one and the .msi file from Neosmart ?
  17. Yes, I know about Kurt's files. The problem with nlite's RunOnce is that it isn't done after the entire install has finished. For IE8 you'll probably need to have booted and have a fully running OS.
  18. Isn't there a way to install it using a batch-file after install has finished, using the $OEM$ folder and putting the .bat deep under Allusers Startup folder? Like this: \$OEM$\$Docs\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\lastrun.bat To get the IE8 file you could put it on your install-image and find out the drive-letter 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 CDROM=%%I:& GOTO ISOFOUND) :ISOFOUND assuming the file WIN51AP.SP2 is in your XP x64 iso root. You can then call the IE8 installer using something like: %CDROM%\SOMEDIR-ON-CD\IE8*x64*.exe /quiet /update-no /no-default /norestart And then let the batch-file kill itself in the end ;-) something like this: powercfg -h off >Nul sleep 5 shutdown.exe -r -f -t 11 -c "Restarting final time.." attrib -R -A -S -H "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\lastrun.bat" del /S /F /Q "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\lastrun.bat" Should work. Let me test this procedure and then I'll post the total batch-file I used if it is succesful.
  19. Call me crazy, but wouldn't it save you a LOT of time and trouble if you'd just offer an entirely up-to-date iso of Windows XP x64 Edition SP2 today, and then let people use nlite to strip that iso for their personal preferences? I for example will remove (not need) IE and OE, nor will I need Windows Defender or many of those installs. Using these batch-files will be obsolete for the most part.
  20. Then it should not be put under patches. One assumes it is Enabling the patch, and the patch is (I assume?) to Disable it.
  21. It is still unclear to me what to set this to. It is called "SFC (Windows File protection", next to that I see the options "Enabled (Default" and "Disabled", so, I assume then that putting it in 'Disabled" disables SFC ? But when I read what it says below it, it becomes totally unclear what to do, because it says: "Disable automatic recovery of replaced and deleted system files and folders. This disables SFC during and after install." etc. In short: Enabling it will disable SFC. I assure you, there is no logic in this. What should we set it to, in order to DISABLE SFC ?
  22. Seems to not work for nliteos on Windows XP x64 Edition, is that correct? Pity, since XP64 is the best OS around at the moment.
  23. The cheapest subscription I see is €748.35 excluding VAT/BTW. Don't make me laugh ;-) MS should pay me instead. I've done a lot in favor of their OS-market, sorry. I don't see how providing an OS-image is dealing in 'warez'. One still needs to throw in a working code, right? I'm only interested in recent updated vlited/slipstreamed images because it seems pretty weird, time- and bandwidth-wasting to have to implement the updates for each and every start with vlite you make. Why not provide an up-to-date image, with usability in mind, so one including all languages and key-layouts etc.? It would be much wiser (also for Microsoft and in the fight against spam and security-risks in general) to always offer OS-disks up to date, so *including* all the recent patches. It's done this way in the Linux-world for a reason. Just offer them publically, using bittorrent. We use bittorrent for OpenOffice and Linux distro's as well. It's the best way to offer large files like burnable DVD/CD boot-iso's. Nothing 'illegal' about it. I have a legal valid license for Vista Business x64, I just don't feel like having to re-create the vlited images from scratch everytime I find out something is not working the way I want to.
  24. Did you get this to work somehow? I'd like to know as well..


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