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  1. Hey guys Just a quick question: What's the easiest way to replace the default wallpaper with the wallpaper of my choosing (not on the cd in it's original state)? That's the only theme section that I want ot change. Thanks Daniel
  2. Well I tried installing it through the extracted msi file of the originial (not the one I linked to before) and it worked fine, so all fixed.
  3. Hey guys Just finishing off my CD. I'm auto-installing Windows Live Messenger using batch commands (it's an install copy I found on these forums that has a silent installation. Here: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showto...live+messenger). I try installing the XPCD in a virtual PC with Microsoft Virtual PC 2004. It seems to install fine but then once in windows I can't access wlm and I get the following error message: "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem." Below is my batch command that I use for installing it. CLS @echo off TITLE Windows XP Home SP2 - Automated Installation ECHO. ECHO Over the next few minutes you will see automated installations ECHO of various applications. ECHO The computer will restart automatically afterwards. ECHO. ECHO Removing useless Windows Catalog shortcut... DEL "%systemdrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Windows Catalog.lnk" ECHO. ECHO Installing Windows Live Messenger ECHO Please wait... start /wait %systemdrive%\install\Applications\wlm\wlm.exe ECHO. ECHO Installing Adobe Reader 7.0.8 ECHO Please wait... start /wait %systemdrive%\install\Applications\ar\ar.exe ECHO. ECHO Installing AVG Anti-Virus (remember to update) ECHO Please wait... start /wait %systemdrive%\install\Applications\avg\avg.exe /HIDE /DONT_START_APPS /NO_WELCOME /NO_AVGW_STARTUP /QUIT_IF_INSTALLED ECHO. ECHO Installing WinRAR ECHO Please wait... start /wait %systemdrive%\install\Applications\wr\wr.exe /S ECHO. ECHO Applying Registry Tweaks which add my comp/my docs etc to the dektop... REGEDIT /S %systemdrive%\install\RegTweaks.reg ECHO. ECHO Restarting the PC in 3 minutes... shutdown.exe -r -f -t 180 -c "Please hold, XP will now restart..." ECHO. ECHO Deleting Temp Installation Files... RD /S /Q %systemdrive%\install EXIT Any ideas? Thanks Daniel
  4. Can I just stick that at the end of my batch file which is run from guirunonce?
  5. Awesome! Thanks mate. Just the Windows Defender problem to go.
  6. OK, fixed problem #2 from above. Just 1 and 3 left. Basically how do I install windows defender without preactivating (if it is at all possible) and what is the timezone code for GMT+8 (perth). Could someone just have a quick look in the ref file of microsoft developer tools for me. Thanks Daniel
  7. OK, fixed all the problems except for: 1) I can't get Windows Defender to install without auto-activating first which I do not want to do. Is this impossible? 2) A screen comes up at the beginning of install asking me to click next to continue install despite me choosing fullunattended in winnt. 3) I need the timezone code for GMT+8 (perth) Can anyone help me? Thanks Daniel
  8. OK, managed to slack off at work and make the XP Home one so far (bar a few issues. See my other post). Now, just to get the XP Pro up and running.
  9. OK: Fixed all my problems (thanks to all those that have helped) except for Windows Defender. Basically it says that I need to activate windows before installing it and I don't want to preactivate the cd, so was wondering if anyone had a workaround? Thanks Daniel
  10. So noone's willing to help me out? I need this by Wednesday, and I'm working 14 hours today, 13 hours tomorrow and 11 hours each of monday and tuesday. I'm sure there's someone in Australia reading this who wouldn't mind making an extra cd or two for some cash?
  11. Hey guys Going out on a limb here but I'm hoping that there's someone in Australia on these forums who's willing to make me a couple customised XP CDs (one XP Pro, one XP Home)? I'm willing to pay such a person for their services. I've actually made one of these cds myself about 4.5 years ago but need a new one now and don't have a very long timescale so I figured the quickest way to get this done asap was to pay someone who's a pro at this to do it for me. This is what I want: (The same for XP Pro and Home) -Ability to choose partition -Prompt to enter CD-key -Promp to enter details for: username, computer name -language and regional options set to australian -no auto-activation -installation of service packs 1 and 2 -installation of all hotfixes and software under optional software updates on the windows update site (eg WMplayer10) -installation of the latest version of several programs (avg antivirus, Windows Defender, Adobe Reader, Windows Live Messenger, winrar) -no installation of windows messenger 4.7 or msn explorer -My Computer and My documents placed on the desktop (and if possible shortcuts to AVG, Windows Defender and Windows Live Messenger) And all this in as slim and efficient as possible a package. Hopefully fitting onto a CD. Please reply asap if you're willing to do it and what you think a fair price is (including express postage to perth). If you wish to flame me for being lazy then PM them please but please keep in mind that I need this done asap. Thanks Daniel
  12. Ok I've used all the relevant ones on the site you linked me to but it still leaves a lot of tweaks/customisatons listed above unnadressed. Any ideas anyone? Daniel
  13. My CD is finally working (thanks to everyone - especially bor3d) But now I want to customise it a bit. I realise some of these may not be possible but just try to help with as many as possible. Anyone tell me how I can: 1. Remove volume icon from taskbar 2. Turn off allow indexing service in hard drive properties 3. Add My computer, My documents, My network places, internet explorer, outlook express to desktop 4. Disable highlight newly installed programs ins tart menu 5. Disable hide inactive icons in taskbar 6. Show quick launch icons. Only Internet explorer and if possible outlooke xpress and windows explorer 7. Remove the language bar. 8. Remove "My recent Documents" from start menu 9. clear recent applications list in start menu (not disable just reset) 10. Disable "tour" popup on taskbar 11. Disable automatic downloading and installing of windows updates 12. Disable remote assistance and remove shortcut from start menu (all programs) 13. Remove shortcut to windows movie maker in start menu (all programs -> accessories) 14. Remove shortcut to on-screen keyboard from start menu (all programs -> accessories -> accessability options) 15. Add "Games", "Benchmarks" and "Utilities" folders (without quotations) to start menu (all programs. 16. Add above (15) folders to Program files on C 17. Disable mouse shadow 18. set screen-saver to none 19. disable all effects in display properties -> appearance 20. Set control panel to classic view 21. Set "days to keep pages in history" in Internet Properties to 0 22. Show network connection status on taskbar 23. Disable hibernation 24. Remove sounds (Control panel -> Sounds and audio devices): WINDOWS - start windows, windows logoff NETMEETING - person joines, person leaves, receive calls, receive request to join WINDOWS EXPLORER - Empty recycle bin, start navigation That's all for now and yes in case you're wondering: I am a prolific tweaker. Thanks Daniel


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