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  1. Prevent DOS Cmd windows from closing on exit?

    cmd /k START /wait setup.exe if your setup executable is called setup.exe
  2. Change windows name (regtweak)

    I think Arie is right; I think he's talking about renaming "My Computer" to the machine name... If so, here's what I run from a batch file to accomplish this (it's very similar to what you put above, it just automates it): REM *** Rename "My Computer" to machine name *** REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" /V "" /D %COMPUTERNAME% /F
  3. nickfit, I would strongly recommend creating a html-based slideshow rather than a PowerPoint one. Installing something to a user's PC "without any input required from them" is a dangerous area to get into. What if the user already has PowerPoint installled and now ppt files are associated with the viewer? Just one person's feedback...
  4. An example of moving a shortcut: MOVE /Y "%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Internet Explorer.lnk" "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Communications\Internet Explorer.lnk" Examples of deleting a shortcut: DEL /F /Q "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Set Program Access and Defaults.lnk" DEL /F /Q "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Windows Update.lnk" DEL /F /Q "%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Remote Assistance.lnk"
  5. Do a search for "shortcut.exe" This holds the answer you seek.
  6. Nope, not what I was looking for... I'm looking to automate this: I'm guessing I'll need to hext edit the shortcut and see what's diffeent about the target.
  7. I'm using shortcut.exe to create shortcuts to other applications with no problem. What I'd really like to do is create a shortcut that replicate is what happens when you double-click "My Computer". It can be done by right-clicking "My Computer" and selecting "Create Shortcut", my question is how can this be accomplished via command-line or some other automated fashion?
  8. I have also posted about this issue, but on another forum. The post has a solution included, but unfortunately it'as a hack. Hopefully, nuhi will have a permanent solution soon.
  9. This is how I'm renaming My Computer currently in a *.cmd file: REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" /V "" /D %COMPUTERNAME% /F This is just the machine name itself, but I'm sure you could create a variable with the value of "{SPACE}on{SPACE}" and append the three items together. What have you tried so far?
  10. Any similar program for Office?

    Do a search for "Office Shrink" It's a different process, but it works well.
  11. Sorry to hijack the thread, but I was wondering if you can silently install winrar to a custom directory? [EDIT]Potential solution here: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=91931[/EDIT]
  12. [Release] Adobe Reader 9.0 Lite

    Shark, the versions I found (from the link in your sig) were from December 15th. Is there another place to download from? I searched the whole thread and I didn't find any links... Thanks!
  13. How to install fonts without reboot?

    Do a search for "fontinst." You'll find what you seek.
  14. Space management tool?

    My personal favorite is the use of "deltree" to delete individual files it's sooooooo much more powerful than "del" I agree with the point that it's just an opinion. I would rather write a batch file using something I know is automatically available via the commandline than downloading extra files. Of course this is just my opinion.