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  1. @TP: I think csapi3t1.dl should not be reduced in Network_MSNExplorer.rem. It is OK if I also reduce OE, but I get GUI setup errors about csapi3t1.dll if I only reduce Network_MSNExplorer.rem. Everything is fine when I comment out that entry from Network_MSNExplorer.rem.

    csapi3t1.dl is currently in both of those reducers.

    I agree with Tain.

    csapi3t1.dll is used in spellchecking by M$ Office and Outlook Express.

    If you don't use MSN Explorer, M$ Office or OE, you don't need csapi3t1.dll. Might not be a bad idea to add a spellchecker reducer titled "MSN_Office_OEZZZZ" or something like that.

  2. Was downloading the latest updates to Russinovich's sysinternals tools and noticed that he rolled up FileMon and RegMon into one new program called ProcessMonitor and added several new enhancements.


    So I dl and try it out on my HFSLIP and HFCLEANUP system and I get this error message:

    "Process Monitor requires Update Rollup 1 for Windows 2000 SP4 or higher" followed by "Unable to connect to driver"

    Anybody else get this error message with ProcessMonitor? Is it looking for a file that I HFSLIP'd out possibly?

    I was wondering if anyone could try ProcessMonitor on an HFSLIP Win2k system that wasn't HFCLEANUP or nLited.

  3. This is good news. M$ did the right thing.

    The prior restrictive Vista license hurt the enthusiasts community who are always upgrading chips, motherboards and graphics cards and that's the wrong community to alienate.

    If DX10 is great and the gamers love it, that's what will drive sales of Vista.

  4. You know how the security bulletins say things like MS 06-42 replaces security bulletin MS 05-55.

    Thing is, when you check out the hotfixes that have been replaced, most of them are no longer on Tomcat's list!

    So why is M$ saying previous security bulletin is replaced when it has already been replaced? Weird.

  5. If what you need is a kick a$$ wordprocessor, WordPerfect is by far the best.

    No styles, use html type codes to format your document and if formatting is screwy, go into reveal codes to fix it.

    Don't need to decipher style sheet dependencies.

    yeah but the only downside to that is no unicode support :(

    Yes but it still does have support for lots of languages. But if you require unicode, WP is not for you.

    Depends on what languages you need and how complicated your documents are. long complicated documents with multiple styles can be a mess in Word or Writer, but very easy to work on and fix in WP.

  6. If what you need is a kick a$$ wordprocessor, WordPerfect is by far the best.

    No styles, use html type codes to format your document and if formatting is screwy, go into reveal codes to fix it.

    Don't need to decipher style sheet dependencies.

  7. saugatak - Thanks for noticing that in the forums. I waited well over a year for a change request to get processed and got practically nothing. This is why the HFCLEANUP efforts started.

    Nah thanks for putting HFSLIP and HFCLEANUP together. Your stuff rocks. I have a great, clean install now. System works fast, no hiccups.

    nLite I'd always have odd bits and pieces left over or there'd be some portions I want to remove but can't.

    HFCLEANUP is harder but once you get hang of it and tweak it the way you want, it does better job IMO. Plus it works a lot faster than nLite.

  8. Whew, spent a bunch of time at the nLite forum and playing around with nLite. Came across a bunch of old posts by you and Clint where you two are like mad scientists figuring out exactly which comopenents and .dlls to remove to get the slimmest Win2k.

    Unfortunately, doesn't look like a lot of your suggestions got incorporated by Nuhi.

    This computer is for parents who live far away. I don't want to update their machine. I want to set up automatic updates and forget it.

    I thought the WGA files were Windows Genuine Advantage only, which I figured were not needed.

  9. Never touched ME.

    But XP Pro before SP2 sucked for me. Crashed a lot, would just freeze all the time, took up huge amount of bloat. Was more stable after SP2, but even more bloated.

    Yeah, you can cut out bloat with nLite, but why bother when you can just start off with Win2k and cut bloat from that to get a lean, mean OS?

  10. @tommyp

    Well, gave it a shot. Below is code in my OSOptions_OS2Posix.rin file.

    I clearly screwed something up because my HIVESYS.INF file in SOURCESS has no entries :blink::no:

    Looks like you already worked out the right .rin file but I'm wondering if you could give me pointers so that next time I catch something I can make the file myself instead of passing the buck to you.

    HIVESYS.IN;HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment","Os2LibPath",0x00020002,"%SystemRoot%\system32\os2\dll"
    HIVESYS.IN;HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\SubSystems","Optional",0x00010002,"Os2","Posix"
    HIVESYS.IN;HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\SubSystems","Os2",0x00020002,"%SystemRoot%\system32\os2ss.exe"
    HIVESYS.IN;HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\SubSystems","Posix",0x00020002,"%SystemRoot%\system32\psxss.exe"

  11. OK I think I follow how it's done now. I guess tricky part is knowing which .INF file the entries you want deleted are located.

    I created the requested .RIN file and am going to test iit with the latest HFCLEANUP. If it works, I'll post it here.

  12. Saug - All the RIN files filter various INFs. Without filtering, then setup will crash all the time. True I may not have gotten every single entry, but it's a start. To get rid of those above entries, look thru the setup infs and see where those get created. It's in hivesys.inf. So, to get rid of these from the installation, you create a RIN file. First character set is the filename (less the last letter of the ext), a semicolon and a unique string. The entire line in the unique string will be deleted when hfcleanup is parsed. In other words, create a file called OSOptions_OS2Posix.rin.



    I get what you're asking me to do but I still don't understand the .RIN files and what goes on with the INFs. I looked over the README and it's basically beyond my level of understanding. :blushing:

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