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Everything posted by dcyphure

  1. same as previously mentioned for me and on a daily basis spanning many, many years. constantly tinkering, tweaking, trying and testing and of course reading.
  2. looks like you removed something to do with characters. kinda like looking at chineese text if you dont have the language pack installed for it. it shows boxes n such cause it doesnt know how to render the chineese text. so here is likely some special character and vista cant show it to you so it shows that instead. so i'm just guessing that windows doesnt know how to render or decrypt special signs, designs..etc. mine does same thing btw. i think its cause of removing Charmap. but again i'm just guessing
  3. You mean like making one yourself, custom tailored according to your own personal needs? Because I think most people do... you obviously missed what i was responding too since how are you gonna make your own list if you dont know what each service does? said BV was worthless when all you do is simply use it to research what you think you need or dont need, there is no download there thats preconfigured, He mentions on the site his suggestions are based on his opinon from his experiments and gives plenty of warnings, either way you have to decide what you dont need for yourself lots of ways to look each service up, but BV shows each one in order with info on what it does. from there with that you can simply use his registry creator and make your own .reg file. so the BV site is not worthless. tweakguides has one too and its pretty much exactly the same, all of which was copied from BV. Like i said, what is better than that? guessing?
  4. i agree that the extra stuff should be there on the installation disk...but be optional upon install. a simple advanced section for advanced users before install windows that lets users opt out of installing various components. with W7, MS is somewhat listening, its said there will be more features to remove in the "turn windows features on/off" section. but pointless if it still hogs space secondary drive is one thing, but i prefer to install some games on my SSD, cause they load so much faster and hence why i prefer as much space as possible. but all i do is browse net and game, so doesnt really require much from an OS. i'm sure a 1 gig OS would do me plenty, too bad Linux doesnt game well or i'd use a lite linux version.
  5. I would have to politely disagree - using hard drive space or not using it doesn't make the device any more or less 'green'. Also, if Windows doesn't use it, meaning *you* want to use it for storage, that's only an argument for more space for your stuff (you're still going to use the space). I just fail to understand the complaints of people with 500+GB HDDs complaining that Wndows uses 4 - 8% of the drive. Why buy a 500GB (or larger) drive if you aren't going to use it? Also, the complaints about WinSXS only benefitting tech support are largely just flamebait. DLL hell affected EVERYONE using .dll files, users and developers alike (partly because the darn developers would write to a specific version, and then install that version - rather than using the one that shipped with the OS and use those features). It means users no longer have to worry about what apps they have installed when installing another app, and worry if this version is going to overwrite that version, and cause one or the other to fail (or both). It's not perfect, but with 500GB HDD standard on most new PCs (and even 160 and 320GB HDDs standard on most newer laptops), this is probably the best solution all around until something better comes along (if at all). Again, you are free to your opinion, but this is like complaining that Vista caches up to 90% of the available RAM in the box to make the system faster, rather than leaving it unused. You paid for the resource (RAM or HDD space), why not use it for something constructive rather than let it sit fallow and have some other OS problems go unsolved? I have to disagree with your complaints. i have 64 gig SSD. so what about me? but i think the arguements are those of us who dont use 90% of what Vista has. i dont use windows mail, natural language or media center. some of that stuff is nearly a gig in size alone. it just sits there, does nothing but take space if you dont ever use it. some people store videos on drives and 500 gigs isnt much for that. so yes the OS taking 4-8% can be a big deal to some. so i vlite and now instead of 13 gigs for a fresh install, its now 5 gigs, works great and does what i want....quite a difference.
  6. Personally I find BV's suggestions worthless but if it floats your boat go for it. so you must have something better then right?
  7. oh i see. i did that stuff long ago with my first sound card. lol if i didnt, i'd expect problems with previous other cards. but got latest bios and audio chip is off. power management is set to high power.
  8. more of a rant to vent than an expectation of an answer. but i sent creative support this email for some help...again, and i just dont get their response. my last email to them. and response from my [sarc] good buddy [\sarc] sin yee at support can someone translate that short vague message for me....or at least try to help me with the problem described in the first quote? cause i dont see what disabling my audio has anything to do with my problem that i precisely described or was my email just not well explained?
  9. cant we all just use Linux and get along?
  10. awesome thanks alot!! saves me alot of hassle. plus been wanting to try doing the -extreme vlite option but couldnt cause i needed updates.
  11. i wanted to know if anyone has all the latest windows updates for vistax64 SP1 so i can integrate them into my image? i know some here are integrating hotfixes so must be somewhere to get them easily?
  12. vista x64. recently got x-fi fatility pro pci-e install latest fatality drivers, works great. i can reboot all i want and still works fine however, if i click shutdown, upon reboot, i suddenly have no audio device installed. i have to manually remove the driver and reinstall it. what is happening during shutdown that doesnt happen when rebooting? i cant figure this out for nothing and is driving me nuts please help (note: i do have system restore and page file turned off. never an issue before but thought i'd mention it)
  13. You should navigate to whatever directory you want, then press Ctrl+B. It will list all files inside that directory + all files inside subdirectories all together flat in the lister. Isn't that what you wanted? Afterwards you could do whatever you want with the files, even drop them to another Explorer window(s). GL i'll try again...but when i did it inthe C: directory,it just shows whats in windows folder for some reason ..i wanted every file shown in the C: drive, so i'll play with it again. lol, 400 posts only shows, i either have alot of questions or alot of opinions and i never once asked any question regarding commands....i just click pretty icons like most computer users. proabably not a good idea to assume anything in a forum, posts from someone is a very limiting way of knowing anything about them.
  14. 1. Total Commander (Ctrl+B). 2. Same (you can configure it). GL *Edit: Smiley code broke my post. That's Ctrl+B. it seems just to show whats in windows directory, but its a start
  15. huh? that made no sense to me whatsoever
  16. is there a way to view every file that resides in all folders and subfolders in the same window without showing individual folders? in other words, every file thats in every folder in C: drive, i want to view as if they were all in one folder....any way to do that or some software that can do that? i'd also like to know if there is a software that can hide/filter any file types of my choosing from view
  17. i did a search but didnt find the specific post to answer my question as some 30 threads came up if i use vlite to integrate sp1 for x64, are there any known problems compared to using OEM pre integrated? i'm asking cause the OEM disk i have doesnt seem very clean, has alot of themes in it and hard to say what else.
  18. lmao...thats the funniest thing i read in a while that made me laugh outloud. i guess you forgot what OS is being discussed cause theres alot of hardware/games/software that never works out of box even on a fresh install of Ultimate. lol, good one though.
  19. 2 questions have a usb2.0 card reader and a CF high speed 16gb. i wanted to know if this would be faster than standard hard drive? how would i get vista to install on it? upon install it only shows my hard drive...is there a driver i need to show CF from a usb card reader?
  20. I usually tend to have bad luck with Vlite in some form or fashion, but i reverse integrate and now got SP1 iso, so decided to give latest version a go I'm trying to save myself some time and trouble, i'm just not good with virtual machines..i've tried several times so i wanted to know if theres any known problems with removing components under SP1. my typical problem with previous vlite versions before sp1 was usually WU trying to install fixes for compents i removed. here is my settings, just wanted to check to see if any of them causes problems under SP1 ; vLite preset file [information] Version = 1.1.1 on 2.0.50727.312 Microsoft Windows NT 6.0.6000.0 Target = Ultimate-sp1 x64 - 6.0.6001.18000 - English (United States) Service Pack 1 [Compatibility] Aero Glass [CustomHide] [Components] ;# Accessories # Accessibility Mobility Center Paint Speech Support Welcome Center Windows Sidebar and Gadgets Wordpad ;# Drivers # Printers-Apollo Printers-Brother Printers-Canon Printers-Citizen Printers-Dell Printers-Diconix Printers-Epson Printers-Fuji Xerox Printers-Fujitsu Printers-Generic printer Printers-Gestetner Printers-HP Printers-IBM Printers-Infotec Printers-Konica Printers-Konica Minolta Printers-Kyocera Mita Printers-Lanier Printers-Lexmark Printers-Minolta Printers-Minolta-QMS Printers-NEC Printers-NRG Printers-Oce Printers-Oki Printers-Okidata Printers-Olivetti Printers-Panasonic Printers-QMS Printers-Ricoh Printers-Samsung Printers-Savin Printers-Seikosha Printers-Sharp Printers-Sony Printers-Star Printers-Tally Printers-Tektronix Printers-Wipro ePeripherals Printers-Xerox QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter Scanners ;# Games # Inbox Games Premium Inbox Games ;# Hardware Support # Fax Support Printer Support Smartcards Windows Mobile Device Center ;# Languages # Japanese Korean Simplified Chinese Table Driven Text Input Processor Traditional Chinese ;# Multimedia # Media Center Movie and DVD Maker Music and Video samples Sample Pictures Screensavers Shell event sounds SideShow Windows Calendar ;# Network # Connect to a Network Projector File and printer sharing (Server) Internet Explorer Internet Information Services (IIS) Remote Desktop and Assistance Windows Collaboration Windows Firewall Windows Mail ;# Services # Computer Browser Offline Files Remote Registry Volume Shadow Copy ;# System # BitLocker Drive Encryption Disk Defragmenter Disk Quota Natural Language Parental Controls Security Center Sync Center System Restore Tablet PC Windows Backup Windows Defender Windows Easy Transfer Zip Folder [Options] DEP (Data Execution Prevention) = Default User Account Control (UAC) = Disabled AntiSpyware Realtime Protection = Default AutoPlay = Enabled Paging Executive = Disabled Power scheme = High performance Power button = Default Sleep button = Default Hibernation = Off Memory requirement = Default Control Panel - Classic View = Disabled Show hidden files and folders = No Show protected operating system files = No Show extensions for known file types = No IE Phishing Filter = Default IE Phishing Verification Ballon Tips = Default [Protection] [Drivers] [unattended] AcceptEULA [Hotfixes] [LanguagePacks]
  21. it doesnt have to be a vlite problem looks like driveimage answered your own question to me. did you check to see if the required service is running. type services.msc in run box
  22. alright thanks. i remember that post n all, but thought maybe there were a few things i could still remove while i love having components removed and certain settings taken care of, theres always something that keeps pulling me back to retail disk. i loved my last install i did just a few days ago,very stripped down but noticed OS was a bit laggy for some reason, even with prefetch still on then installed vlilte to redo some things and WM imager thing wasnt working properly and caused a BSOD when i opened vlite and imported the OS copy...odd, likely i removed too much causing problems. plus the idea of not being able to use SP1 when it comes out is a bummer why do you curse me MS?
  23. i just did a temporary install of vista ultimate from retail disk cant believe installed is 21.6 gigs. thats crazy usually with my vlite options my install size is about 8-9 gigs. or just over 900mb's iso
  24. as title says what should i NOT remove to have SP1 working?
  25. if i understand correctly. i think you simply install vista retail to a secondary partition, when you get to OOBE expereince, where it asks for a name..etc you press cntrl/alt/F3 and enter audit mode. then you would install your apps. exit and boot into normal os. then use WAIK imagex to make an image iso. then use that iso in vlite and editfrom there thats just my understanding of it, thats why i asked about doing SP1 via that method but maybe no one knows for sure

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