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  • Birthday 12/19/1976

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  1. Getting crazy about "Folder Options" in W7... No registry tweaks so far... :(

  2. Hi there, I will appreciate if you can help me find correct registry entries that would help (i) to tweak "Folder Options" and (ii) apply tweaks to all folders ("Apply to Folders") and users on computer. I've tried googling and found some tweaks (see: excerpt below) which allegedly would serve for the purpose but none of them work. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder] "Type"="group" "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30498" "Bitmap"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\ 00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,\ 68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,34,00,00,\ 00 "HelpID"="shell.hlp#51140" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\AlwaysShowMenus] "Type"="checkbox" "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30557" "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001 "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced" "ValueName"="AlwaysShowMenus" "CheckedValue"=dword:00000001 "UncheckedValue"=dword:00000000 "DefaultValue"=dword:00000000 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\AlwaysShowMenus\Policy] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\AlwaysShowMenus\Policy\AlwaysShowClassicMenu] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\AutoCheckSelect] "Type"="checkbox" "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30522" "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001 "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced" "ValueName"="AutoCheckSelect" "CheckedValue"=dword:00000001 "UncheckedValue"=dword:00000000 "DefaultValue"=dword:00000000 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\DesktopProcess] "Type"="checkbox" "Text"="@shell32.dll,-30507" "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001 "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced" "ValueName"="SeparateProcess" "CheckedValue"=dword:00000001 "UncheckedValue"=dword:00000000 "DefaultValue"=dword:00000000 "HelpID"="shell.hlp#51079" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\DesktopProcess\Policy] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\DesktopProcess\Policy\SeparateProcess] They don't work because there is no difference between default Win7 install (on Virtual PC) and the one that I use on my rig - values, keys are the same... So no effect at all!!! Thank you very much in advance!!!
  3. Back in days I used to use nLite, Winaddons.com was one of my favourites. Since I moved to Se7en, I wonder whether it's possible to use the same addons for Win7 (SVCPACK method)?!? The other question is: What do you guys recommend for Win7 addons - methodology, links, guides?!? Thank you!
  4. Hi there, Can you guide me to more info on this topic, i.e. pre-installing addons and image capturing? Also, do I need to do this at Audit stage of unattended install? Thank you!!!
  5. Yeah, same for me... I ain't pro but I think <InputLocale> under WindowsPE is different and serves for the purpose of setting initial setup environment for Windows install while <InputLocale> under oobeSystem is to kinda "please" user experience - hence initializes and sets up things as user wants to see on the screen on the very final stage of setup... Just my 2 cents BUT I would be very grateful to hear more about differences of SAME settings and their functions at different passes... E.g., OEM info can be used at several locations throughout setup - the same values BUT under different passes. Can anybody enlighten me WHY it's designed as such?!?
  6. I got it working for the cmd to stay open but it does not show any text for it. Still trying to figure this part out. I will post back when I get closer to working it out. Hi gotenks98, Any success with displaying text in cmd window? Also, I'm not much comfortable with batch files yet but I use a slightly modified version of your SetupComplete.cmd in the first post as follows: @echo off setlocal enableextensions disabledelayedexpansion (set CDROM=) for %%i in (C 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:\Autounattend.xml set "CDROM=%%i:") if not defined CDROM goto :eof start /wait cmd /c wusa.exe %CDROM%\Updates\IE9-win7.msu /quiet /norestart /log:ie9logfile.txt start /wait cmd /c wusa.exe %CDROM%\Updates\IE9-Windows6.1-KB2586448-x64.msu /quiet /norestart /nobackup start /wait cmd /c wusa.exe %CDROM%\Updates\IE9-Windows6.1-KB2624899-x64.msu /quiet /norestart /nobackup start /wait cmd /c wusa.exe %CDROM%\Updates\Windows6.1-KB2533552-x64.msu /quiet /norestart /nobackup start /wait cmd /c %CDROM%\Updates\Silverlight.exe /q del %0 It works OK (sort of...) and installs KB2533552, Silverlight and IE9 but without cumulative update KB2586448 and hotfix KB2624899. I can see empty CMD windows upon initialization of SetupComplete.cmd but since there is no text/progress bar, it's difficult to judge which app or update is being installed. My update history shows that installation of KB2624899 was cancelled (see: logfile attached). However, "About Internet Explorer" page looks as below. So, here are my guesses: (i) Update KB2586448 is already inserted into IE9 since I use the latest "IE9-win7.msu" and update agent doesn't bother with installing it on top of already-installed package; (ii) Update agent refuses to install hotfix KB2624899 because it's applied on special cases only. However, support article states that: .Now, I'm really confused!!! Since, as the image shows, I have it installed already... And the last question: Is it possible to somehow suppress WUSA.exe information window during "Setupcomplete" ?!? Thank you! WindowsUpdate.zip
  7. Thank you, maxXPsoft! Your link helped a lot... I noticed that I actually had defined <InputLocale> in 2 passes - "specialize" and "oobeSystem". As <InputLocale>0409:00000409</InputLocale> in "specialize", and as <InputLocale>0409:00000409; 042c:0000042c; 0419:00000419</InputLocale> under "oobeSystem". I think that was the problem... So, I have removed the following section from "specialize" and left <InputLocale> values under "oobeSystem" only and this solved the problem! <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <InputLocale>0409:00000409</InputLocale> <SystemLocale>ru-RU</SystemLocale> <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage> <UserLocale>en-US</UserLocale> </component>
  8. Thank you both!!! I guess I somehow managed to solve the problem by: (i) completely removing packages from Autounattend.xml (ii) dropping Autounattend.xml onto a separate USB stick. After that unattended setup completed successfully! Dunno why but whatever I do, setup refuses to read Autounattend.xml directly from the root of installation DVD. Actually, it reads it and follows instructions partially (judging from "skipped" windows during setup) but pops up with the above message at some point after expansion of Windows files. Anyway, I'll stick to the above scheme for now, and will share future problems/achievements with you here... Now, let me ask a completely different question which occurred during the last successful installation... I cannot implement different keyboard input languages. As you can see from Autounattend.xml (see: my previous post above), the XML contains the following: <settings pass="oobeSystem"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <InputLocale>0409:00000409; 042c:0000042c; 0419:00000419</InputLocale> <SystemLocale>ru-RU</SystemLocale> <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage> <UserLocale>en-US</UserLocale> </component> But in fact, on first logon to Desktop I cannot see English, Azeri & Russian set as keyboard input locales on the language bar. Checked it on Regional settings page - the same thing, only en-US is defined. System locale (Russian) is OK though... Input locales - no changes! Any advice?!? Maybe I need to apply these settings at different pass? Thank you!
  9. I'm posting my question {problem} here since I found the topic most suitable for asking answer file questions and am trying to avoid bloating the forum space. Sorry if it's the wrong place... Below is my AutoUnattend.xml. It's a slightly modified version of the file posted by "Rick Steele". I've only hushed up the product key and my name in it, plus removed or added sections I use often. Win7 SP1 (x64) image - which I use for testing on VirtualBox - recognizes it OK in the root of DVD and all goes fine until expansion of files is complete. After that the setup pops up with the following message: "Windows could not apply settings during pass [offlineServicing]". I've rearranged the order of passes, removed pass [offlineServicing] completely, re-checked the sections which I modified in original XML... tens of times - to no avail yet!!! Googling didn't help either - I found only this article but the symptoms described there are not applicable to my file since both Setup.exe and "Microsoft-Windows-Foundation-Package" under "servicing" are the same version, i.e. 6.1.7601.17514... Any help is much appreciated!!! Autounattend.xml
  10. Thank you guys for your prompt replies!!! @Tripredacus: Technet articles instruct to include "unattend.xml" containing setup instructions for a package or a driver into the WIM image. But is it possible NOT to include XML into the image and simply put "autounattend.xml" into the root of setup DVD? This would be very useful since (i) mounting/unmounting INSTALL.WIM takes too long; and (ii) I would be able to regularly update my update package and drivers offline untouching "install.wim". Also, Technet recommends to apply updates at offlineServicing pass but I think "setupcomplete.cmd" activates at oobeSystem. Right? And one more question: what do you mean by this: @gotenks98: Can you advise how to turn off system restore in "Autounattend.xml"? Or, turn it off using a registry tweak just before running "setupcomplete.cmd"? Thank you!
  11. Still learning unattended W7 setup... So far I have created "autounattend.xml" which runs ok on my VM. Now, in order to move to the next step I need your recommendations on installation of Windows updates (hotfixes), drivers and my favourite applications AFTER basic W7 setup is complete. Btw, I don't intend to use any R7Lite-kind of apps to manipulate install.wim, etc. - only Windows AIK tools for now... So, I guess one of the options to achieve this is through a so-called "setupcomplete.cmd" looking just as below (code snippet taken from another thread): @echo off setlocal enableextensions disabledelayedexpansion (set CDROM=) for %%i in (C 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:\sources\install.wim set "CDROM=%%i:") if not defined CDROM goto :eof start /wait %CDROM%\Updates\IE9-Windows7-x64-enu.exe /passive /norestart /update-no start /wait wusa.exe %CDROM%\Updates\AMD64-all-ie9-windows6.1-kb2530548-x64.msu /quiet /norestart /nobackup start /wait wusa.exe %CDROM%\Updates\AMD64-all-ie9-windows6.1-kb2559049-x64.msu /quiet /nobackup /norestart start /wait wusa.exe %CDROM%\Updates\AMD64-all-windows6.1-kb2533552.msu /quiet /norestart /nobackup start /wait %CDROM%\Updates\AMD64_X86-all-silverlight.exe /q del %0 Now the questions are: (1) Shall I prefer "setupcomplete.cmd" to insertion of files through "WSIM // Packages" option into "Autounattend.xml"? (2) How to successfully install drivers in unattended W7 setup environment? Any methods or guides available?!? (3) I got more than 200 hotfixes (.MSU) for W7 SP1 (from SoLoR's update pack) stored on my USB drive. Considering the number of files, HOW do I know (i) which switch (/quiet, /norestart, etc.) must be used in "setupcomplete.cmd" with a particular KBxxxxxx.exe and (ii) whether I need to restart Windows after a specific hotfix is installed? Thank you very much in advance!!!
  12. Thanks a lot for prompt reply! Sorry for being a PITA but if I understand you right, e.g., if I integrate the following two files into Win7 ISO (using either RT7Lite or Onepiece's Integrator): IE9-Windows6.1-KB2559049-x64.msu (hotfix for IE9) Windows6.1-KB982861-x64.msu ("top level" installer for IE9) Windows will chose the installer first and only then the hotfix regardless of the order the files are listed? In other words, (i) Windows will NOT make a mistake in choosing the "right" file for installation; and (ii) there is NO need to worry about hotfix listing in either of the above integration tools?
  13. Thanks!!! What you say is true about superseding updates (e.g., KBxxxxxx-v2.exe vs. KBxxxxxx-v3.exe) but I am more interested to know about the dependencies between hotfixes. Is there any rule of thumb?
  14. Sorry, I couldn't find the answer in forums but I always wondered IF the install order of Windows 7 updates matter when compiling Win7 ISO using RT7Lite or Onepiece's Integrator?!? I want to use one of these tools - they both provide an option to move CAB files up and down in the list but not sure whether moving them up or down will change anything during Windows installation? The other reason to ask this question is when I use Windows' native updater, it installs updates in order different from the listed items which means there IS a background rationale for installing Windows updates and usually it does NOT depend on KB number (the higher number = the latest release). Thank you!!!
  15. You need to use Rt Se7en Lite Beta 2.6.0 64-bit: http://www.rt7lite.com/downloads.html But is it possible to use Rt Se7en Lite Beta 2.6.0 64-bit on Win7 with SP1 MSDN edition? I don't want to slipstream SP1 since it's already done by MS... Thanks!

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