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Everything posted by Afterdawn

  1. If you're a member of the "Power users" then you can execute any command in the context of an administrator (or become a member of the "Administrators" group yourself) very easily, thus making it an unusuable group. Here's how: As a "power user" you have access to add values to the following key (check for yourself if you don't believe me!). KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. All the values under this key will be executed at start-up of Windows before the Welcome/Login-screen. So you could create a value net localgroup administrators youraccount /add to add you account to the administrators group. Or you could replace/delete system files. So I was wondering whether I should move my family accounts to the "Users" group instead, but they cannot install software this way. That's an anoying limitation. It's not that they are trying to hack the machine, but I'm worried for malware/virusses. Are there anymore backdoors to the "power users" account? Please NOW in Microsoft Windows XP section, use [TAGS] in your topic's title. See rules. --Sonic
  2. No problem here... (also NL) What do you mean? Does it show up at yours or do you mean it don't matter. I could not find any information whether this hotfix would be superseded.
  3. kb899588 shows up again at this very moment in the catalog (language = NL)
  4. 1. Yes, because drivers have already been detected at this stage. 2. It will just install them from the location [where you've decompressed the drivers]. 3. It will pop-up that it can't find the drivers at [where you've decompressed the drivers] and prompt for a location where they might be. 4. Yes.
  5. Thank you for the information, however I'm trying to get autorun to work on any pc, without having to make local modifications. The following site has exactly what I want.. however I already got a 2GB usb-stick so I'm not going to buy another one. http://www.udrw.com/
  6. The solution is indeed to exclude the default run-time libraries. Also, use microsoft specific functions, so that they can be linked by means of DLLs. See this link for more information (actually it's for MS Visual Studio but parts are useful for all compilers.) http://www.catch22.net/tuts/minexe.asp
  7. Thanks for the replies! Yes I want to develop Windows applications .. and preferably on a Windows platform. An example of how small I mean.. Pyron's has made a few contributions to the unattended forums, he created a little Win app (I guess he used C++) of merely 4KB! I already sent him a PM a week ago but I still don't have a reply. This program of his is called WatchDriverSigningPolicy.exe and it monitors and writes to the registry. It isn't UPX compressed btw.
  8. ATM, as you can see I already tried what you've posted. Thanks, anyway. This value is indeed random, that's why you should import these tweaks (or: any tweak preferrably) at the t-13/t-12 stage of windows setup and import them to the current user which is at this stage of the setup the default user, which is later on being used by windows to create all the other accounts.
  9. I read the whole thread.. and it seems this new method is quite a hack on a hack Well.. it works for the moment, so
  10. "ShowSuperHidden" is being used twice in the current tweaks file (as per 10-okt-2005), one instance in which it's set to 0, and another one in which it's set to 1. Anyhow, I still haven't been able to show the individual files (not folders) of the systemdrive root (c:\ in most cases) (I'm importing my tweaks at the cmdlines.txt). I've tried all sorts of tweaks. Anyone who've got it working? Remember, the root is shown in explorer without any warning whatsoever, but the files aren't visible.. and the folders (program files, windows) are. They only appear after I enable the "show the contents of system folders" checkbox in "folder options" of explorer. These are the ones I've tried so far (all together): [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced] "Hidden"=dword:00000001 "WebViewBarricade"=dword:00000000 "ShowSuperHidden"=dword:00000001 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\SuperHidden] "DefaultValue"=dword:00000001 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\WebView\BarricadedFolders] "shell:ControlPanelFolder"=dword:00000000 "shell:SystemDriveRootFolder"=dword:00000000 "shell:ProgramFiles"=dword:00000000 "shell:Windows"=dword:00000000 "shell:System"=dword:0000000 Any help would be appreciated.
  11. Nobody? Maybe it's impossible what I'm trying to do here?
  12. Hi, For the past few days I've been trying to get my USB flashdrive to autorun. I read that this is impossible to do without installing a third-party program, which is something I'm not willing to do. (I want a solution that will work on all standard Windows XP computers). Please note I'm talking about automatically running programs when I plug-in the USB drive. I'm not referring to the usual Explorer popup you get when inserting a removable device. The reason most USB drives cannot autorun is because they have the Removable Media Bit enabled. For more information see these google results. So, I want to disable this bit one way or the other! I thought maybe I could update the firmware with a general firmware utility (if such one exists). My flashdrive is a 2GB "Tiny Disk", and they don't have a flashing utility available so it seems. However, I haven't been able to find a flashing utility for USB storage devices at all.. Anyone who could help me out? Thanks in advance.
  13. Yes yes it works like a charm! Now I've got all my applications / hotfixes, tweaks ánd all my drivers on my 2GB USB flashdrive! Only when a new Service Pack is released I will need to update my CD! Thanks to all of you! Here is my modified auto-it script file btw: $array = DriveGetDrive("ALL") For $item=1 to Number($array[0]) $srcPath = $array[$item] & "\drivers" If FileExists($srcPath) Then ProcessSetPriority("setup.exe", 0) Run($srcPath & "\WatchDriverSigningPolicy.exe") ProcessWait("WatchDriverSigningPolicy.exe") RunWait($srcPath & "\SetupCopyOEMInf.exe " & $srcPath) ProcessClose("WatchDriverSigningPolicy.exe") ProcessSetPriority("setup.exe", 2) Endif Next FileDelete(@WindowsDir & "\t39.au3") Note that there are a few things different here: - All used drive letters will be searched for a directory called \drivers - It assumes that WatchDriverSigningPolicy.exe and SetupCopyOEMInf.exe are in this directory - These two files are not deleted, only the auto-it script file (which in my case is called t39.au3 in the Windows directory) One more thing: When you're installing Windows XP and you are at the partitioning part of the Setup (the only part which isn't unattended in my case), you should be able to see your flashdrive already. This way you can check whether it shall be accessible at the t-39 minute stage. The used filesystem (FAT or NTFS) isn't of any importance.
  14. Great work, all of you Will now test if this works from USB drives as well, by means of the DriveGetDrive("ALL") instruction. Also, Bashrat, why don't you make this one a sticky and "un-sticky" the "Unlimited number of drivers + keeping the drivers." thread since that one is outdated.
  15. Okay just for clarification.. I managed to install XP unattended with the use of a 8 GB Fat32 partition, so it seems like there is no constraint of the size of the partition. @telenut.... the WinImage ima-format actually is the same format as the vmware's flp-format. you can check whether the c: drive is visible by checking if you can write a file to the drive, and if not, then you will create/format and inmediately reboot. (/r) echo touch > c:\touch if not exist c:\touch gdisk /some-format-options /r
  16. For people that have to deal with restrictions at school and still want to play all kinds of media you have to use this mediaplayer: VLC Videolan Player It plays all kinds of media; AUDIO, XVID, DIVX, MOV, DVDs, OGM, subtitles etcetera... It is about 10 MB, but it doesn't need to be installed.. and that's the most important thing Also highly portable, use it on various platforms like Linux / PocketPC. It's my favourite piece of software
  17. Nice quotes! Actually I also like Linux (I have to work with it now for about 4 months...for a programming project at my work) and I also see the advantages... however I just hate their attitude. Their site looks likes it built upon Hate and Anger, while our site seems to be just informative and helpfull. We don't call this site www.linustorvalds-sucks-cock.com either do we?
  18. Man I can't stand wait to join them and tell them to f|_|ck off!!! but as Drewdatrip mentioned, you'd better not lower yourself to that level! One thing they always seem to forget in their Open Source propaganda is the fact THAT THEY CANNOT PLAY GAMES... mwoehahahaha *EVIL LAUGH* Except for Unreal Tournament once and every while
  19. What's not working? Are you using Cmdow or Nircmd? If you are using Cmdow, then just put this at the top of your cmd-file: cmdow @ /hid or the same.. doesn't matter: @cmdow @ /hid Just make sure cmdow.exe is in the system32 folder. That's all.
  20. I've come so for already, I won't resort to using Pyron's files after all... Yes I'm thinking about running it prior to setup too... well I'll try that.
  21. I watched the Matrix with my girl-friend once, but she hated it! We turned it off! However I like part 1 very much!

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