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Posts posted by vinifera

  1. hi and thanks for quickness

    this is my main structure (disregard other folders)


    the reg, dll and called cmd are in SFC folders (pic up)

    the SFC.cmd, that contain those commands is called like this

    |-------------> XP-new\BATCH.CMD
    |----------------> \$OEM$\SFC\SFC.cmd

    so regarding commands

    they are called from same folder where .cmd is executed, so they should have worked

    but im gonna try regarding COPY command, copy %source%\$OEM$\SFC\sfc_os.dll %systemroot%\system32\sfc_os.dll /y

    but regarding regedit /s, this should have worked and it didnt

  2. well i tried for me the easiest way, and that was from $OEM$ folder to execute .cmd file that would

    1. apply regedit /s to enable it in registry - FAILS

    2. rename patched file to .old extension - PASSES

    3. copy the untouched .dll - FAILS


    4. execute shutdown -r to "update" changes :P

    so i get this nice screenie


    have in mind i prefer easier way to do things than to meddle with additional things like WPI

    (no offence to nobody)

    location of dll is in: \$OEM$\SFC\sfc_os.dll

    location of reg key is in same folder

    the CMD file that is being invoked via runonce has this in it:

    (and is in same location as dll and reg key)

    regedit /s enableSFC.reg
    ren %systemroot%\system32\sfc_os.dll sfc_os.dll.old
    copy sfc_os.dll %systemroot%\system32\sfc_os.dll /y

    maybe i am missing something here... ?

  3. yeah i also search a bit on net on this issue

    im just curious when if i wish to restore original .dll files and .reg automatic way

    (so just to speed up installation and then auto restore it)

    do i put them in $OEM$ folder so they are copied on first Window GUI boot

    and .reg to be executed THEN

    or it must be later later


  4. so obviously the template for classic theme is built in Windows core

    the .theme file only contains measures

    so my question is:

    where to find the true skin template (which files if any) ?

  5. ah that is what i was confused

    i thought it was part only for installation but now i understand it is also in OS itself

    can someone tell how to enable it later ?

    i only like to disable it for fast install, no other reason

  6. regarding this


    if disabled it realy does cuts down installation to speed of ~20 min

    but there it says it "turns off during and after installation"

    so is this recommended to be turned off, and does it have negative impact on OS if its turned off ?

  7. Security Update for Windows XP (KB944338)

    A security issue has been identified in VBScript and Jscript that could allow an attacker to compromise your Microsoft Windows-based system and gain control over it.

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB958470)

    A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it.

    if user dont need them, why would they be released -_-

  8. so i slipstream SP3 over SP2 installation with nLite

    i put all post SP3 hotfixes i downloaded

    but only these 2 report error:



    anyone would know why ?

  9. thank you for your previous responses :D

    btw i encountered few problems with new "iso"

    my reg tweaks did not get applied at all

    i used as in this tutorial from cmdlines.txt

    the REGEDIT32.EXE /S way

    i first tested with their default keys (some are HCU some are HKLM), and thought as you said it will be applied to DEFAULT user, it didnt

    then i renamed in reg files all keys to [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\...

    but it also didnt get written in/applied (tested on both SP2 and SP3)

    any idea why ?


    also if i may ask, is there a way to silently install visual c++ 2008 redistributable ?

    it looks like hotfix file but it extracts MSI GUI installer

  10. ah nice

    i got 2 more questions :P

    1. regarding commands for executing or copying from $OEM$ folder (listed up up), is it %Source%$OEM$ or

    %Source%\$OEM$ ?

    2. same regarding copying or executing from $OEM$ folder, i read in tutorials here that microsoft has this limitation of 8 characters so all hotfixes or whatever has to be max long 8 chars, does this also apply for any folder in $OEM$ folder ?

    for example i wish to copy Opera, Firefox and Iron portables to Disk with runonce via bat file, but dont know can i have long folder names as Opera_Portable, or it must be 8 chars long only ?

  11. 3. regarding registry tweaks, if i execute registry tweak during setup, but tweak that is only for HKCU, will it work at all ?

    if i understand HKCU is only for current account logged in ?

    That is partly correct. HKCU only applies to the current user, BUT, when you import them during setup with the batch (at t13 or svcpack stage), the SYSTEM account is running. All tweaks are applied to [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT], so every new user that logs on, will get these settings as well. [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT] is the "template" for HKCU. ;)

    so if i use the method with runonce from nlite that user "Sp0iLedBrAt" described with $oem$ folder

    is that the phaze t13 ? :P

    or simpler... will that method add the reg tweak to as you say [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT] ?

    thanks you again :D

  12. thank you for nice answers :)

    i got few more questions lol (sorry if i put it on same topic, but rather that than spam new threads)

    1. as \$OEM$\$$\ represents \Windows\ folder, if i want to after OS install have custom folder in Windows folder

    (like \Windows\My new folder\) do i then just create empty folder via rclick in $OEM$\$$\ or i must

    do it via batch with MKDIR ?

    2. this is regarding hotfixes, since after XP SP3, XP got huge number of hotfixes, some are for same thing

    but later trough months i guess updated (like the SMB hotfixes, there are like 3 or 4 of them)

    so should i only integrate latest one, or all of them (older and newer) and will only newest be applied or the every newer hotfix is made only as patch to last one and not as total patch to all prevoius bug ?

    (hope you understand) :S

    3. regarding registry tweaks, if i execute registry tweak during setup, but tweak that is only for HKCU, will it work at all ?

    if i understand HKCU is only for current account logged in ?

  13. i have few more specific questions

    hope you won't mind :blushing:

    1. for registry import, i see some use via cmd REG ADD, and tutorials here use REGEDIT /S

    so which one is actualy recomended ?

    2. can the same method described above for Direct X install, use for Windows Installer 4.5 ?

    3. if i wish to copy portable programs to PC, so they are "installed", can i use again the $OEM$ folder technique

    and then just trough batch use copy command ?

    4. regarding XP themes, i did search forum and found how to add new ones, but i am wondering

    how can i remove Luna, Silver and Olive completely and set new theme as Default one that

    will already skin OS upon load (as Luna does), can this be done without breaking something ?

  14. oh this is beautiful ! THANKS !

    can i execute more things from within that same batch

    like "reg add" (like 3 or 10 inputs), then do copy of files

    or is it sensitive to have 1 bat file per operation (sounds crazy but what the heck... have to ask :D)


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