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Doogal

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  1. Hi,

    This may have been covered in this forum many times but doing a search for 'Windows Setup' causes a LOT of hits...

    Basically, the screen that asks you if you want to turn on security centre stuff and then asks you for user details with the music... how do i get it to bypass this and log straight in as admin? I have done this before but cannot remember for the life of me!

    don't want to do it as full unattended as i want to be able to partition drives and install several different keys etc.

    Thanks in advance

  2. Hi all,

    Just ran into a tiny little snag, just about finished my unattended DVD but when i came to uninstall my version of partitionmagic to create a setup.iss it just refused to uninstall, completely!

    if anyone else would be kind enough to pass on a copy of their setup.iss (without serial of course ;) ) i would be very grateful

    Thanks!

  3. If anyone is interested, i have found an exceptionally good bit torrent client called BitLord, one that i am actually happy with :)

    i have created a silent installer for the application so if anyone wants it then please let me know.

    (does have some ad's in it, but nothing too terrible! kind of like a goodle link like above.)

  4. Another way of speeding it up is to merely disable a lot of the services in XP, it will stop you having to sweat using something like nLite and removing services that you are unsure of and if you come across any problems you can always restart the service that is affecting your machine... there is a good website that someone has spent a long time on about services, what they do and how safe it is to disable.

    wait a minute...

    Here it is!

    (credits to BlackViper)

    with this you can cut a lot of fat safely

    it is good if you are unsure of what you can or cannot do

  5. It is true that companies do not have to give you an exact copy of windows and they can distribute it in any given form they see fit, installations like these can be created in applications like sysprep which is given away with bulk packs of XP installation CD's.

    Many companies use these, especially the likes of HP, Compaq and Dell.

    If i ever receive a disk like this with any machine then the first thing i do with the install is format it and create a new one using an original Microsoft version...

    If you have a friend/colleague with an original type installation CD then see if you can make a copy (before anyone says anything about piracy, you pay for the license and not the installation CD) and install from that using the key generally stuck onto your box.

    As the installation files of your OS have been effectively reprogrammed as the manufacturer see's fit then it could be excessively difficult for you to remove all of the gubbins that they want you to have.

  6. First thing that springs to my mind on this is that the GPU could be fried.. not good that on a thinkpad it will of course be integrated..

    This would explain why in low graphical conditions it seems to work fine but isn't happy running anything higher.

  7. How do you mean faster? if you are talking about seek speed then it is inconsequential considering i have the swap drive on an IDE connection with no other devices, so all of the throughput will be for that drive individually, there will be no other requests running through it as there would be if the swap drive was on the same IDE/HDD as windows.

  8. Heh, forgot to apply the settings?

    you think i haven't thoroughly gone through this, rebooted the machine and checked the settings? edit: didn't mean for this to sound harsh if it does /edit

    that is not the problem, believe me! i am trying to work out the reason why it is not changing position and was after any hints from anyone.

    Think the next step i will take is to force the sysdrive pagefile to 2-3 MB, any overflow will have to go into the secondary setting for my swap drive and then create the file.

    @ PuntoMX, for your information, my main HDD is an 80Gb and the swapdrive is a 10Gb, however, the 80Gb is something like 2 years older than the 10. I intentionally bought a brand new small HDD from an end of line company for it to be a swapdrive.

  9. Evenin' All!

    Having a little prolem with my pagefile in XP Pro, i have wanted to move it from the sysem drive to improve performance and have made all the appropriate changes.

    System Properties > Advanced > Performance > Advanced > Change

    I have attempted to completely remove the paging file from c:\ (sysdrive) and move it to a 10Gb drive i have installed on a seperate IDE channel specifically for paging/swap at a fixed size of 2-4096 MB, all of the settings seem to be correct.

    on looking for the pagefile.sys there is still one on my sysdrive that is unmoveable and corresponds to the currently allocated size of my page file and nothing at all on my seperate 10Gb drive.

    Anyone got any ideas how i can sort this out?

  10. Just finalising my build here, just looking into alternatives to Norton for the services they provide, think i am running with AVG for antivirus and zonealarm for firewall, just need suggestions for a replacement for drive/OS optimisation and a backup solution to replace Ghost (not for imaging)

    Any help will be greatly appreciated

  11. both in the same way, using runonceex.

    differences are:

    REG ADD %KEY%\029 /VE /D "Registering Macromedia Products" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\029 /V 1 /D "REGEDIT /S %PP%Dreamweaver_MX\dreamweaver.reg /f" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\029 /V 2 /D "REGEDIT /S %PP%Fireworks_MX\fireworks.reg /f" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\029 /V 3 /D "REGEDIT /S %PP%Flash_MX\flash.reg /f" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\029 /V 4 /D "REGEDIT /S %PP%Freehand_11.1\freehand.reg /f" /f

    REG ADD %KEY%\034 /VE /D "Macromedia Dreamweaver MX" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\034 /V 1 /D "%PP%Dreamweaver_MX\Setup.exe -S" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\034 /V 2 /D "taskkill /F /IM iexplore.exe" /f

    REG ADD %KEY%\039 /VE /D "Macromedia Fireworks MX" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\039 /V 1 /D "%PP%Fireworks_MX\Setup.exe -S" /f

    REG ADD %KEY%\044 /VE /D "Macromedia Flash MX" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\044 /V 1 /D "%PP%Flash_MX\Setup.exe -S" /f

    REG ADD %KEY%\049 /VE /D "Macromedia Freehand 11.1" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\049 /V 1 /D "%PP%Freehand_11.1\Setup.exe -S" /f

    just replacing the %PP% with %CDROM%\Software\ for working from CDROM

  12. Right, i have managed to arrange a fairly good (very, by my standards) uninstalled XP DVD, one thing i have come across that weirded me out a little though is that when i tried to transfer all the installation packages to a \software folder and have all of them install from the disk.

    What is going on is that when my install goes through the motions it does not install the macromedia packages at all, any regedits will go through but there is no evidence at all of anything on the virtual HDD in VPC.

    When installed from the \install folder i don't seem to have any problems at all!

    anyone else had anything happen like this or have any idea why it would do this?

  13. I think that THIS may help, for your information, i found that if i set mine up to register directly after each app it wouldn't register so i had runonceex install all the software then set another seperate part up (directly after) to register them all, worked like a charm.



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