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  1. Dunno then dude, all I know is I'm running XP64, both as host & guest & it works fine. Funny thing is, I could have sworn there was an option for telling it how many cores the guest OS should see, which I wanted to make use of now that I've got a quad core [Phenom 9950], but I can't seem to find it. Hmm... just a thought, but have you got hardware virtualisation enabled in your BIOS? I have in mine, if you haven't maybe that has something to do with it?
  2. If you mean when setting up a VM, I just set it to Windows Server 2003 & it works fine.
  3. I usually start from a fresh source, reload the nLite settings, change whatever is necessary, & create a new ISO.
  4. I've made some progress with this. As I said before, I have a batch file which creates some empty folders, which is set up from nLite's RunOnce section, with the command: %source%\batch\makefolders.bat As this was the only thing that worked, I decided to try adding some of the extra stuff I wanted done to the end of that file, & it worked! For my reg tweaks, I copy them over by putting them in a folder like S:\XP_Source\$OEM$\$1\Regfiles and then add a line like start /w regedit /s "%SystemDrive%\Regfiles\mytweaks.reg"to my batch file. I'm not sure, but I think the reason the %source% variable works for running the first batch file, & not for anything inside that batch file, is because of the way Nuhi's implemented the whole RunOnce & %source% thing. I haven't gotten around to trying it yet [can't be bothered ], but I think if you added a line into your batch file that sets a variable to store the CD drive letter, as Nuhi does in the .cmd file he creates, & use that, then it should work. I said I haven't tested it with the regfiles, but it works fine for other things. [the drive letter finding command I found is a little different to Nuhi's, but it still gets the job done] FOR %%i IN (D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z) DO IF EXIST %%i:\WIN51AP.SP2 SET CDROM=%%i: To make it work you just have to get it to look for a specific file in the root of the CD drive. In my case I've told it to look for WIN51AP.SP2, but if you're using a different version of XP, or don't have that file for whatever reason, you can just create an empty file like "cdrom.txt" or whatever & have the command look for that instead. I've tested it with stuff like VirtualBox's VBoxAdditions, Windows Update Agent, & .Net 2.0 SP1 x64 [a 7-zip silent installer version I made]. [side note: for some reason I've found that none of the three progs I mentioned above will work if I put start /w before them. I think this has got something to do with the variable only being valid per instance of command line or whatever, so a possible work around might be to use start /w somebatchfile.bat to call another batch file, & then make sure to add the drive letter setting command into that batch file before the line that calls the specific prog. Again, this is an untested theory. ] Just for good measure I have put the drive-finding command before each of those, as I got so frustrated with things not working that I couldn't be bothered with any more "trial & error" if I could avoid it, but it might work with just 1 instance of that command per batch file; I just can't be bothered to put that to the test at the moment. <edit> P.S.: I don't know if it makes any difference, but XP .reg files usually say version 5, not 4. </edit>
  5. On most forums I visit, when you go to Control Panel [or My Controls as it's called here on MSFN], you see straight away a list of topics/threads that you've subscribed to, with a link to go to the first new/unread post in that thread. Here on MSFN, you have to go to My Controls, then View Topics, & even then you only have the choice between a link to the beginning of the thread & the same, but in a new window/tab. Would it be possible to have My Controls show View Topics by default & have a link to the first new/unread post, please? [or at least an option to do so, so that those strange people who might not want it can avoid it ]
  6. It shouldn't make any difference, Windows just ignores any extra back-slashes in the path. I tested that theory both in a command prompt window & a batch file. Even 3 slashes will work as if there were just 1. Besides, if that were the cause then the batch file for creating the empty folders wouldn't work, but it does work
  7. Well, I just tried the svcpack.inf method, & even that didn't work! WTF?! I put the reg files in the svcpack folder, then added the necessary lines to svcpack.inf, e.g: regedit.exe /s "Notepad.reg" regedit.exe /s "UpdatesDisableNotify.reg" regedit.exe /s "AntiVirusDisableNotify.reg" regedit.exe /s "Single Click Underline Icons.reg" & still no luck.
  8. I thought WPI was more of an app that ran after install & acted kinda like the install menu on some CDs, except it lets you select a whole bunch to install, rather than 1 at a time?
  9. Although I may want to do more later, at the moment all I want to be able to do with the RunOnce feature is create some empty folders with specific names, merge in some .reg files, & run a couple of installers, but so far the only thing I can get to work is the empty folder creation. The empty folder creation is done from a batch file with the command line: %source%\batch\makefolders.bat No problems there, but everything else I've tried to get the rest working fails. I've tried both: regedit /s "%source%\regfiles\filename.reg" "regedit /s %source%\regfiles\filename.reg" as indivual lines in the RunOnce tab in nLite, as well as putting them in a batch file. I've also tried using %%source%%, as apprently batch files need a double % instead of a single 1. I tried using an xcopy command to copy the regfiles folder to the drive & then run them from there, which didn't work either [wouldn't even do the xcopy]. I've even tried using the OEM folder method to copy the files over, which worked, & then merge the reg files from there, which didn't work. Anyone got any ideas?
  10. No bug here. This is normal. This variable already contain backslash. So your path need to looks like: %Source%BlaBlaThis is done because in some cases this variable would not mean anything without backslash. Example is with drives. For example if you DVD drive is assigned to letter F, you will not never type F: to access it, you will always type: F:\ Strange, it works fine for me. I have this entry in my RunOnce: %SOURCE%\Batch\makefolders.batand it works fine. Nuhi, got a bunch of feature requests for you & a few suggestions for improvement. 1. Although I don't use IE [or to be more exact, Maxthon] as much as I used to, 1 thing that annoys me is I sometimes find myself clicking the E-mail Picture entry on the context menu for images instead of Save Picture As. In XP32 I was able to disable the menu entry [but not remove it - clicking it just had no result] with the following command: regsvr32 /s /u sendmail.dllBut this doesn't seem to work in XP64. I've also tried Nirsoft's ShellExView, which doesn't do it either. Any ideas on disabling this? 2. On the import screen in nLite it would be better if the date format could match that of the system it's being run on. 3. Please allow setting of user specified homepage, beyond just nLite homepage, Google, or about:blank. 4. Disable desktop cleanup: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\CleanupWiz] "NoRun"=dword:00000001 5. nLite sets user variables for temp folder, but doesn't set them for system variables in the bottom part of the environment variables window, that can be fixed quite easily, for example: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment] "TEMP"="C:\\Temp" "TMP"="C:\\Temp" 6. Options to set location of temporary internet files & cookies folder [hivedef.inf], for example: U_SHELL_FOLDERS_CACHE="%SYSTEMDRIVE%\Temporary Internet Files" U_SHELL_FOLDERS_COOKIES="%SYSTEMDRIVE%\Cookies" 7. Option to turn off notification about automatic updates in security centre. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center] "UpdatesDisableNotify"=dword:00000001 8. remove IE & OE links from pinned section of start menu [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu] "{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000001 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel] "{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}"=dword:00000001 "{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000001 9. option to display quicklaunch folder on taskbar by default. 10. option to set taskbar to double-height. 11. individual selection of games & internet games, as in which ones to install or not. 12. Folder options: Single click to open file underline files when I point to them turn off remember each folder's view settings 13. selection of which screensavers to install, which 1 to set as default, & time limit setting. 14. Is there any way to seperate Infrared hardware support from Bluetooth? At the moment it says that Infrared support is needed for Bluetooth. 15. Why does an update for windows agent show up if agent was removed?
  11. Done. Guest additions installed without any probs.
  12. Install of XP64 in the VM is running now, I'll let you know when it's done.
  13. Fixed [apparently, not tested yet, it's only just been released in the last few mins & it's just finished downloading] in version 2.02. Download page isn't updated yet, but they haven't blocked directory listing, so you can grab it here: http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/2.0.2/
  14. Is this any help? I didn't even know you could have more than 26 [i'm assuming volumes is the same as partitions?].
  15. Like many here, I'm working on making my own unattended install of Windows [XP64 in my case], but I'm currently having a bit of trouble automating the install of Caligari trueSpace 7.6. The installer is made with Inno Setup, & I found the switches for it here, but I still can't get it to do exactly what I want. I have 3 problems with it: 1. despite using the /SP- switch, it still shows the intro screen that states what it's installing & asks if you want to continue. I'm hoping this might go away with the addition of /SILENT or /VERYSILENT, but I'm avoiding using those just yet because of 1 of the other probs. 2. I can't seem to specify the exact Program Group folder I want it to go in. At the moment I have a subfolder in All Programs called Graphics, in which I put all my 2D & 3D graphics progs. With most program installations I can simply put the name of the subfolder I want to put it in followed by a back slash before the default program group name & it works just fine [e.g. Graphics\Caligari trueSpace 7.6]. However, in this case, no matter what I do, I always end up with it putting the program group in All Programs. I suppose I could use a batch file to move the program group folder, but I'd prefer to do it properly, via the installer. 3. At the end of the installation there's an option to launch trueSpace, which is set by default to on, & I can't figure out how to disable it or default it to off. At the moment the command line I've tried is as follows: tS76.exe /SP- /DIR="K:\Program Files (x86)\Graphics\trueSpace76" /GROUP="Graphics\Caligari trueSpace7.6" /TYPE=full /MERGETASKS="!desktopicon, !quicklaunchicon, !startupicon, !dxsetup, dirrwoption" /NORESTART I've also tried the /SAVEINF option, but all that ever gives me is: [Setup] Lang=default Dir=K:\Program Files (x86)\Graphics\trueSpace76 Group=%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Graphics\Caligari trueSpace7.6 NoIcons=0 I've managed to extract the install script, & the program launch appears to be being done from the [Run] section, but I don't know how to overide it. Any ideas?

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