Vista Glass Buttons
jim-p replied to machkris's topic in Customizing WindowsIn order to have them installed with xp you have to put them inside $OEM$/$$/Resources/Themes folder. Of course you will need uxtheme.dll to be patched. After that, make a .theme file with all the vista icons, cursors, etc you need applied and save it to the same folder. Then you can have all of it at first boot by adding these lines to your winnt.sif [Shell] CustomDefaultThemeFile="%windir%\Resources\Themes\vista.theme"
switches switches switches
jim-p replied to darryl's topic in Application InstallsSince you are new to this, i would suggest using Universal Silent Switch Finder. Its a small .exe that scans the program's setup for the silent switches. Please not that it does not find any program's silent switch but its really useful when you have dilemmas like "is it /S or /silent?" .
Running autoplay aplication
jim-p replied to themedic's topic in Unattended Windows 2000/XP/2003Well, you can use wpi if you set the variables correctly to run from the cd and omit it from the $oem$ folder. Keep in mind that in order to work you have to set the correct DVD-drive letter in the RunOnceEx section One other thought is to use kTool since it has a built in variable and can install from cd kTool's topic is: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=28393
Boogys Media Player 11 AddonYou can go into Folder Options > File Associations , find the filetype (.mp3 or .wma or whatever) click Advanced and change the default action from Enque to Play.Click OK to save the changes made.Do that with all the filetypes you need and it will be ok. (I dont know if the actions are actually Play and Enque, but i think you get the idea)
folder view settings
jim-p replied to Brando569's topic in Windows VistaI imagine a solution would be to set a folder the way you want it to look and then go into folder options (inside control panel) and click the button saying "View all as current folder" (on the 2nd tab)
Looking for a Suitable Windows Tweak or Application/Software
jim-p replied to kumarkumar's topic in Windows XPHave you considered of installin a firewall and setting it really tight? Allowing just the nesecary apps and that's it. Then you wont bother if WMP looks up for codecs or not and Widows update will work
Master boot record question
jim-p posted a topic in Other Operating SystemsI have both XP pro and Ubuntu 6.06 installed on my drives. Everything is fine now. Xp is installed on the primary disk while Ubuntu is on the slave disk. Ubuntu was installed after XP,so GRUB has written on XP's drive MBR so as to multiboot. The boot order is CD > Ubuntu > XP. I want to format my XP drive due to a virus that has rendered it useless (i can boot to linux for now). The question is :Will XP alter the MBR so that i will no longer be able to boot to Ubuntu? If so, how will i make it multiboot again? I dont care if i have to edit the contents of Ubuntu's /boot/grub/menu.lst or XP's boot.ini as long as it wil be multiboot again Thank you in advance.
what extras do you add to your UA CD?
jim-p replied to cumminbk's topic in Unattended Windows 2000/XP/2003One or two visual styles, especially the Zune one and some other easy-to-the-eye ones. Oeminfo.ini and oemlogo.bmp to give it a personal touch. Some standalone .exe programs like pstools. I think those are enough and dont use that much of space.
how to put files
can't open my drives with double click
jim-p replied to ema2ooo's topic in Windows XPGo to Tools > Folder Options > File types and search for the filetype "drive". Click on advanced and check if the Open command is the default,shown in bold.If not make it the default one. If there is NO open command create a new one, name it a bit differently than open e.g. Open Sesame and assign this to be execyted explorer.exe %1 Close all windows and logoff or reboot if neccesary It will open your HDDs but the thing is that it will open it in a new window.If anyone else knows a workaround about this "bug", let me know. Have a nice day
"PS7 or PSCS2?"
jim-p replied to TheBlackMan's topic in Graphics and Designing ArtI use ps7 for now. The only things that i do like in CS2 is the noise removal filter and the filter gallery, where you can see the all the filter effects before applying them to the image. The thing that bothers me in both CS and CS2 is that they require activation even after ghosting the image to your pc. Again and again.Why's that?
Problem With User Account Applet
jim-p replied to BLeU's topic in Windows XPTry this instead (i don't know if it works): regsrv32 /i /n mshtml.dll /n = do not call DllRegisterServer
block defualt picture viewer
jim-p replied to sameen's topic in Windows XPThe dll required for the image viewer is shimgvw.dll inside C:\windows\system32. It is not a self-contained exe, it's like the embedded zip file support To unregister it use "regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll". If this doesn't work use the info provided in this site http://www.theeldergeek.com/delete_pic_and_fax_viewer.htm Have a nice day.
Off Topic - CD bootable of Ghost 2002?
jim-p replied to WinXP's topic in Multi-Boot CD/DVDsI thought i could attach it here next to my post but the max upload size is limited to 200k. So I am going to upload it to rapidshare! There you go: http://rapidshare.com/files/10226675/ghostboot.iso.html ~2MB The iso "loads" cdrom and mouse drivers as well as the ghost.exe.Do I miss something? What do you mean when you say "for sysprep use"? I have never used sysprep so I have no idea on the subject.
jim-p replied to kennetm's topic in Hardware HangoutYou don't hear any BEEEEEPs from your board and ALL light indicators are working which means that your "tower" is working. Inserting an other vga card did't help... Well,unfortunately, this means one thing, YOU'VE BURNT YOUR MONITOR!