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  1. you can all look, see copy and try to use that serial number - it is available for everyone to use by microsoft, as it is not activatable. It is a generic number available off microsoft.com for installers. It will only last 30 days then die. Thanks for your concern though. Also, yes my scripts all work manually - perfectly. If I run them straight after install they do the job perfic!. I changed the name of the CMD file just incase the name was too long (I am really clutching at straws now!) now it is tweaks.cmd Thanks guys.
  2. If I manually browse to C: - Barracade is on, would this stop my GuiRunOnce looking at c:\install? What is %cdrom% ? Is it the root of the install CD? I wonder if I should store my tweaks there and run from there? Any ideas P L E A S E ?????????????????
  3. Pushing this to the top again - I still need help
  4. In the GuiRunOnce - do you not need Command0, Command1 etc infront of each line? Also, are " marks necessary either end of the actual command? Cheers, Chris
  5. Tried it as suggested. No Joy at all. Why why why.
  6. I'm still struggling here, GUIRUNONCE does NOT want to work! Please help.
  7. Mate, in all likelyhood, my whole damned unattend CD is horribly wrong so any input is appreciated! Gives me another angle - but if anyone in the know could help me out still. Is Asin right? I doubt that's the problem though because with only one user, the sysem logs on anyway to the default - so after log on - it's GUIRUNONCE Time!!! Or should be. Heeelllpp.
  8. Here's my winnt.sif ... ;SetupMgrTag [Data] AutoPartition=0 MsDosInitiated="0" UnattendedInstall="Yes" AutomaticUpdates=no [unattended] FileSystem=* UnattendMode=FullUnattended OemSkipEula=Yes OemPreinstall=Yes TargetPath=\WINDOWS UnattendSwitch="yes" KeyboardLayout="United Kingdom" [GuiUnattended] AdminPassword=* EncryptedAdminPassword=NO OEMSkipRegional=1 TimeZone=85 OemSkipWelcome=1 [Display] AutoConfirm=1 [userData] ProductKey=KGVXT-F9HVW-XGW9X-QVYVX-HQ9RD FullName="Valued Client of Digitopia" OrgName="" ComputerName=DigitopiaPC [TapiLocation] CountryCode=44 Dialing=Tone AreaCode=01942 [RegionalSettings] LanguageGroup=1 SystemLocale=00000809 UserLocale=00000809 InputLocale=0809:00000809 [identification] JoinWorkgroup=WORKGROUP [Networking] InstallDefaultComponents=Yes [Components] msmsgs=off msnexplr=off zonegames=off [shell] CustomDefaultThemeFile = "%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\Digitopia.theme" [GuiRunOnce] Command0=%SystemDrive%\Install\tweaks.cmd
  9. Yeah, I found that there is allways one left to change so I added this reg key using cmdlines.txt to sort it out for MY language... ;Set to UK Region [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International\Geo] "Nation"="242" Have a look at this key in regedit to see what yours is when you select Norw. Hope this helps. Chris
  10. Will do - just trying one more thing. I've used the manager program to create a new .sif file - and it seems it doesn't include " marks around the actual command. I'll try this first. Chris. Also, just as a little note, the serial I use can be shown here for all to see - it's the generic serial provided by MS that is unactivatable, very handy for those doing installs, you can change the serial number after your install. The generic serial numbers are...(followed by sequence number) Whistler Tech Beta Program (All Platforms) PXRQ3-7VPMV-CQWXR-8Y4KX-RD786 010053298 Windows XP Home Edition Full product JKTVX-HCRXC-J2YC9-MX3K4-G9X26 005037750 Windows XP Home Edition Upgrade C84VB-JYVFD-P7HF4-6KKRJ-7M6XH 010000182 Windows XP Professional Full product DR8GV-C8V6J-BYXHG-7PYJR-DB66Y 005072760 Windows XP Professional Upgrade FKTW8-Q7MJ7-JK6GW-9J9RV-HC3C2 010000212 Windows XP Home Edition System Builder (Full) KGVXT-F9HVW-XGW9X-QVYVX-HQ9RD 120000613 Windows XP Professional System Builder (Full) TTGHK-3RC33-BT9DR-3BVYV-BTQ98 120000607 Please do not be under any illusion that these are illegal serials, they are provided by microsoft here ... http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechn...oy/wpadepl.mspx Very handy! Chris
  11. Many thanks for that, I tried it yet still it doesn't run it! Please advise. Chris
  12. I have this in my winnt.sif script... [GuiRunOnce] "%systemdrive%\install\finaltweaks.cmd" The cmd file works perfectly when I double click it after install, but it won't run at the end of the installation automatically. Any ideas?
  13. It's making another directory MyUserName.xxxx because (I think) you are creating the directory structure before the install makes them, therefor it recognises that folder already exists and makes that obscure folder instead. I am having this problem and doing anything like that from a cmd/bat file run from the GuiRunOnce section of my winnt.sif file. Well, that's my plan anyway lol Chris
  14. I've asked before, but I'll ask again... Anyone know how to do these things via registry? 1. Autoarrange Icons (desktop and windows) 2. Do not show in groups 3. Show Icons instead of Tiles Come on spongs. Chris
  15. You are the man! well Played on the arrange icons. You know where "show in groups" , "icons" instead of tiles settings are? Also then applying this view to all windows? Chris
  16. I have audio systems going out from my place here all the time which require uninterrupted disk access, and we wish to disable all system restore functions totally in the unattended phase, so it isn't a question of leaving it on for usefullness - it must be off. At the same time we don't want the user to suffer by us breaking the system restore function so it cannot be reengaged. I'm thinking of doing a registry snap before and after and comparing. Which key areas would I observe / not bother looking at? Cheers PS could you understand me pointing out the problem now to all those who may believe that simply altering the disablesr value does not turn off SR? Most people want to turn it off for performance reasons, not turn off access to it whilst it still does maintenance in the background - what's the point in that?
  17. Thanks mate, the open in a new window reg was needed out of your advice! Taa! Chris
  18. What happens when you untick the turn off tickbox? Does it moan?
  19. Right I understand, one of the things I was getting at was how in all the guides and references on this site and others simply say... Disable system restore - DisableSR 1 ...obviously with the right reg location etc etc - but that's not true. What you are doing seems more like it though. Do me a favour - I want to disable System Restore on all drives, and not have System restore doing anything in the background at all, no restore points created etc. What is the easiest way to do it - bearing in mind that your scripting is all scotchenese to me? Chris
  20. Infact, amongst other places (such as a microsoft technet paper I read once) here is another link that says the same CLICKAGE I wish to disable system restore for performance reasons, no extra disk accessing/writing, and no extra resource drain for the application itself. I don't want to simply remove access to System Restore using disablesr value. Taaa
  21. OK, having tested some of the things above I discover that should a user try to reenable restore it won't start, neither will the service if you try to start it manually - says it started then stopped. More interestingly, I have deleted the complete system restore tab from my computer properties for system restore - it's a gonna completely!!! I did this by deleting the key "CreateFirstRunRp" from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore Then you get no tab at all for it - lol what a stumble-find that was. IMPORTANT ------------- DisableSR ONLY REMOVES ACCESS TO SYSTEM RESTORE BY THE USER. IT DOES NOT STOP SYSTEM RESTORE FROM RUNNING! What I want is to stop windows from creating restore points and turn off completely, until someone turns it on again through the tick box. DisableSR does not stop System Restore from running. Any ideas? Chris
  22. To try WinDiff for yourself (amongst a hundered other microsoft windows support tools) try this... Get your XP CD and browse to support/tools/setup.exe and install fully. After install find the tools in C:/Program Files/Support Tools or use the command prompt to run them from your programs list as they have advanced switches for running from command prompt. There's lots Chris
  23. Yeah I've been using Microsoft Windiff to do this. But I make a small change and try to analyse and there are differences all over the place in the registry. There are minor changes all over the place! Any tips? Is regsnap better than Windiff? Where can I get it? Cheers
  24. Hi, is this the correct key for classic folders without common tasks? I'm perticularly interested in the formatting of - "...llState"=hex:24,00..." I found this on a previous post some time ago but seem to remember a problem with the formatting. The reg.... ;Use Windows classic folders [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer] "ShellState"=hex:24,00,00,00,33,88,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\ 01,00,00,00,0D,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced] "WebView"=dword:00000000 Thanks

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