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  1. Following the advice in the Unattended Windows CD guide: I copied the WindowsXP disc to my HDD, patched it with SP2 and removed the extra folders to free up space. I created the winnt.sif file and put it into the ./i386 folder. I used the $OEM$ folders to copy my applications and drives to the drive root and the oemlogo/oeminfo files to the windows/system directory. Not all of my applications will silently install so I created two installation scripts. The first is run using CMDLINES.TXT and the Second is run from the [guiRunOnce] in winnt.sif. When windows boots, it skips the welcome screen and goes straight into the desktop. And nothing happens. No applications are being installed. Upon reboot a mixture of the two scripts ran. I noticed a mistake in the first script (all the reg keys were the same) After fixing this and trying again the problem has returned except this time the contents of the first script never run. Long story short, Can you help me with this problem, I can accept that the system may not execute the scripts at first boot and I can just set the system to restart or start sysprep with the -factory option and on the next boot the scripts will start. But the problem with the second script is that the Mozilla firefox and thunderbird installers start at the same time.
  2. I have "Windows XP Home Edition with SP1a" as an OEM and have installed SP2, no problems. I am in the process of creating the SP2 slipstream but didn't relise that their might be problems caused by SP1(a). I suggest deleting the .sp1 file from the drive root and the sp1.cab file from the i386 folder. Either that or replacing the SP1 files with the SP2 files keeping the old name. Either setup will think its an SP2 CD or it will just fail altogether. Im using CD-RW's to avoid ending up with coasters. I will let you know the results tomorrow (or when I get on the Internet next)
  3. On new Compaq/HP and Dell Computers they have an extra button on the start menu that points to the manufacturer support app or site. Using the information from a Dell XP CD I discovered a simple method for adding your own Manufacturer Link to the start menu during Install. First add the following line to the CMDLINES.txt (or equivilent) file. rundll32 setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 128 .\oem.INF Now create your oem.inf file with the following lines: [Version] Signature=$CHICAGO$ [DefaultInstall] AddReg=OEMLabel.AddReg, OEMHTML.AddReg, OEMIcon.AddReg, OEMLink.AddReg, Volume.AddReg [OEMLabel.AddReg] HKCR,"CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}",,0000000000,"Button Label" [OEMHTML.AddReg] HKCR,"CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\Instance\InitPropertyBag","Command",0000000000,"Context Label" HKCR,"CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\Instance\InitPropertyBag","Param1",0x00020000,"path-to-app" [OEMIcon.AddReg] HKCR,"CLSID\{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\DefaultIcon",,0x00020000,"%SystemRoot%\youricon.ico" #Allows you to show/hide the OEM link [OEMLink.AddReg] HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartMenu\StartPanel\ShowOEMLink","NoOEMLinkInstalled",0x00010001,0 #Adds Volume Control to Tray [Volume.AddReg] HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\SysTray","Services",0x00010001,31 This adds the OEM branding Icon to the start panel and the option to show/hide it from the advanced properties. (adds the option "Manufacturer Link" next to Help and Support) You can also add a line in the CMDLINES.txt to copy your OEM icon to the windows directory.
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