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  1. .NET Framework 3.5 (Silent Installer)

    Thank you for your work! this is the best installer in the world!
  2. Found solution. Ignored .inf, copied files manually, found the relevant registry and applied that at install.
  3. As the title implies, whats the easiest way? Can nlite it do it automatically (addon feature) or must I create a addon with the folder with inf (right click install) plus files? (yes I'm still messing about with nlite with XP I'm not ashamed). Thanks in advance
  4. http://sdfox7.com/xp/sp3/EOL/ Many interesting files there actually, including pale moon (someone asked for this few posts back) Eitherway, Advanced_Chrome_v54.20.6530.0.zip works. Not sure if its official or not though.
  5. The version I have is a portable version......
  6. Integration of NVIDIA's nForce RAID and AHCI drivers

    fernandos_xp_32bit_nf4-7_performance_pack_v5.0b Where can I find this file?
  7. User mode and kernel mode space?

    So what would you do regarding userva? I mean MS recommends between 2900 and 3030, but thats only 100mb difference. I assume /3gb by default allocates 3072 right? What is your opinion of the memory dive in the screenshot? WHen this happens the app still continues after some stuttering. MAkes me think there is a bottle neck. Other separate observation, is the game terminates unexpectedly (aka CTD) and throws this error (on occasion). See attachment. This second issue happens on scenes where large amounts of ram is asked of the system (more common on larger maps for e.g.). s.bmp
  8. for /f "usebackq tokens=2,* skip=2" %%~di in ( `reg query "HKCU\Software\Shorterxp\app" /v appDir` ) do set filedrive=%%~di Echo %filedrive% ? Sorry I know not how to code,
  9. IS there another/for command like appDir that returns Drive letter only?
  10. IS the %appdir% variable a drive letter? Or a folder? I assume the former...
  11. Ok I found the SS64 page regarding /FOR. Now that I look at it, the command when written is not within a .bat or .cmd but executed from within SFX self extraction. Update: SFX is proving more difficult. Normally, SFX places files in %programfiles% but this isn't ideal as stated. SFX self extract can execute commands before extraction, (good), however the Wizard is problematic, when I enter %appdir% in Path To Extract, absolute path (header option) greys out. The absolute path option is only available when common windows variables are entered, i.e. %user profile% etc. Plan B, I propose to extract files to temp folder, run example.cmd, which contains /FOR script, and command to move freshly extracted files to wherever %appdir% is. Problem here is, shortcut creation, something SFX would otherwise do isn't done. Apparently a, .vbs script can create shortcut without external help. However .vbs will not remember %appdir% because it is independent of cmd. SO, Plan C is to make the entire process (/for, move and create shortcut) a .vbs script and then place that within SFX archive, which will be called/exe'd after extraction. Can the /For command be used in .vbs?
  12. I ended up moving to Advanced Chrome. Although I loathe having anything google on my computer, there isn't another simpler alternative, that doesn't ask too much manipulation. I would like to try Waterfox, an updated fork of mozilla for XP. However its only available on x64, to the dismay of those still using x86. Maybe someone can hack its installer :).
  13. Hi, Its known, once app is installed, a key is formed in registry for its uninstall. Can one refer to this info using a command line, in say, a batch script? Need/scenario: An app may not be installed in its default directory AKA user defines other than default C:\ during install, so this causes errors if 'extras' are subsequently installed (should those refer to a default / non dynamic location). Is it possible? I trust a coder guru to show me the way,
  14. User mode and kernel mode space?

    That calculation is off by quite a bit. Something else is going on. Consider how chipset may work; I've booted on another motherboard, everything is the same except the motherboard, for some reason the OS now reports 3.5GB this time, the prior only 3.25. Everything I did was the same. Even with 1GB card installed it still shows 3.5! It may be to do with vRAM allocation, the prior MB probably enables less control somehow at chipset level.With Regards to the application in question, heres a Screenshot of when memory runs out. Note the dive in memory in the 3rd graph on the left. This is on 512MB card, which in the past has never been a problem (neither was 256MB) but because of the developers preference for 64bit, problems arose on x86 after the 'optimizations' for x64. whatever they were. With this second motherboard I'm going to run more tests. I am confident things will be better, seeing as theres 256spare. The game was literally off the requirements by a hair (some 100MB). So the 256 probably will help alot. I'll read over that archived page. do tests n report back. Glad your on the x86 boat, though I' sure we're aware x64 advantages. Its important to understand how x86 works. This portion of device manage has me thinking. I read somewhere that video memory is 'dynamic' and neither Kmode nor Umode outright. Elastic perhaps. 64bit has clear advantages, sure, but the exodus of software (Re: compatibility) here is unreasonable and disproportionate IMO. Inefficient/un optimised code has the potential to go undetected more than before because of it. I can't believe how slow some machines are today despite whats in them (RAM and cores in the tens what not). Upgrade to 64bit is peddled mainly by two beliefs: 50%: Ultimately. Profit for M$. "innovating" and complete rework of APIs just for the hell of it. Unable to install newer software on older OS, even though its entirely possible should the pioneers map out all the changes since XP in a concise list. Waterfox is an attractive solution for up-to-date browser on XP, but installer only unpacks on 64bit edition. (Why?) 50%, in addendum to above, corporations believe newer = securer (i.e. protection from malware, as recently popularised by recent trend in ransom-ware). The recurring theme seems to be outdated OS = outdated antivirus (which could be avoided). Although this reason for pushing later OS is justifiable, it doesn't apply to the majority of customers, those being home users. In essence home users are tugged along. OffTopic, I don't think video cards with 11Gb (srsly?) aimed at home users is at all rational. All this performance gain only seems to promotes sloppy implementation regarding software, great hardware, poor code is an accurate representation of current affairs IMO. People are way to concerned about numbers without any rationalization behind them. Pub G is a game recently developed and it looks like garbage, yet the requirements, extortionate. Very liberal times.