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  1. Thanks for the help was really hoping it that I did something wrong.
  2. Bumped anyone have any idea's or is it working for other people?? am just making some stupid error?? Thanks
  3. I'm doing a windows 7 disk and trying to add a few firefox addons but the old "firefox.exe -install-global-extension extension.xpi" doesn't seem to work with firefox 5?? anyone have the answer?
  4. The short answer is yes it can. The longer answer is that it's not quite perfect at the moment. BTS has decided to migrate away from the older ATI control panel to the new one (forget what it's called). Anyway, in my experience installs for either ATI or nVidia video adapters has worked very well with the driver packs. He does support all of the various control panels for sound and video adapters. This is not a direct replacement for baskrats in fact using this and baskrats together may work rather well. Because IT DOES NOT INSTALL DRIVERS. In fact for this to work Windows has to be able to reconize the hardware (Have Drivers)!!! It associate's hardware to software and if set to associate a panel install to a piece of hardware it will! but your not limited to just driver software or control panels you can install anything. I could have my computer with a Ati card get firefox, thunderbird and my computers with Nvidia cards get outlook and excel. Please show me where baskrats says it will do something like that??? And it does it perfectly!!!!
  5. Mickmask I haven't really used Baskrats driver packs, but I think you missed the advantage of this. Or I am just a bad writer probably a combo or both. Baskrats driver packs use the winnt.sif oempnpdriver method so I don't believe ATi's SmartGart feature would work. But with this technique it would, because driver setup could be run from from the RunOnceEx stage based on hardware not a driver. Also the companion software could be installed ATi's Mediacenter, Creative's Media Player all based on the hardware in the computer. Another example you have two computers one is used for email & web browsing the other is for Video Editing and has a capture card installed in it. Using Winnt.sif to install the capture card driver then you could use my technique to install Vegas Pro, Ulead or whatever you want. and the computer that was just used for email and web browsing wouldn't need that software and wouldn't get that software I don't believe Baskrats can do that??? Thanks
  6. My Guide to Hardware based application installs using RunOnceEx. The reason for this is simple example: You have 3 computers that you are trying to create a install disk for. One computer has a TV card that requires special software to use, two of the computers have Ati based GPU's the other one Nvidia GPU. So you are left to create three specialized install disks or install the specialized software needed later after setup has been completed. Here is my solution to solve this problem. To do this I use a Technique in my RunOnceEx file I call "Cascading Install" I don't count the application list from 001 to 999, but from 999 to 001. Example: RunOnceEx.cmd =============================================================================== cmdow @ /HID @echo off SET KEY=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx REG ADD %KEY%\930 /VE /D "Welcome To Setup" /f REG ADD %KEY%\930 /V 01 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\setupfiles.exe" /f REG ADD %KEY%\930 /V 02 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\sysfiles\welcome.exe" /f REG ADD %KEY%\940 /VE /D "Installing Hotfix KB885835" /f REG ADD %KEY%\940 /V 01 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\Hotfix\KB885835.exe /passive /noreboot" /f REG ADD %KEY%\960 /VE /D "Installing .Net framework 1.1" /f REG ADD %KEY%\960 /V 01 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\dotnet1.1\install.exe /qb" /f REG ADD %KEY%\970 /VE /D "Installing .Net framework 2.0" /f REG ADD %KEY%\970 /V 01 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\dotnet2.0\install.exe /qb" /f REG ADD %KEY%\980 /VE /D "Reconfiguring System Componets" /f REG ADD %KEY%\980 /V 01 /D "REGEDIT /S %systemdrive%\Install\Reg\WFP.reg" /f REG ADD %KEY%\980 /V 02 /D "REGEDIT /S %systemdrive%\Install\Reg\Welcome.reg" /f REG ADD %KEY%\980 /V 03 /D "REGEDIT /S %systemdrive%\Install\Reg\DDPrint.reg" /f REG ADD %KEY%\980 /V 04 /D "REGEDIT /S %systemdrive%\Install\Reg\ErrorReport.reg" /f REG ADD %KEY%\980 /V 05 /D "REGEDIT /S %systemdrive%\Install\Reg\Network.reg" /f REG ADD %KEY%\980 /V 06 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\Sysfiles\Boot.cmd" /f REG ADD %KEY%\990 /VE /D "Rebooting System For Changes To Take Effect" /f REG ADD %KEY%\990 /V 01 /D "REGEDIT /S %systemdrive%\Install\Reg\autologin.reg" /f REG ADD %KEY%\990 /V 02 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\Sysfiles\Setup1.cmd" /f REG ADD %KEY%\990 /V 03 /D "shutdown -r -f -t 01 -d up:125:1" /f EXIT =============================================================================== Most of it is pretty basic stuff, if you notice the last entry: "shutdown -r -f -t 01 -d up:125:1" This is telling the computer to do a planned restart and the entry right before shutdown: "Setup1.cmd" this is nothing more then a RunOnceEx.cmd with a different name. Here is what Setup1.cmd looks like ================================================================================ cmdow @ /HID @echo off SET KEY=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx REG ADD %KEY%\800 /VE /D "Cleaning up Windows" /f REG ADD %KEY%\800 /V 01 /D "REGEDIT /S %systemdrive%\Install\Reg\Xplite.reg" /f REG ADD %KEY%\800 /V 02 /D "%Windir%\Xplite\Xplite_Setup.exe" /f REG ADD %KEY%\805 /VE /D "Installing Mozilla Firefox" /f REG ADD %KEY%\805 /V 01 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\FireFox\Firefox_Setup.exe -ms" /f REG ADD %KEY%\805 /V 02 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\FireFox\Ext_Themes\Firefox.cmd" /f REG ADD %KEY%\810 /VE /D "Installing Mozilla ThunderBird" /f REG ADD %KEY%\810 /V 01 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\Thunderbird\Thunderbird_Setup.exe -ms" /f REG ADD %KEY%\815 /VE /D "Installing Ad-Aware Personal" /f REG ADD %KEY%\815 /V 01 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\Ad-Aware\aawsepersonal.exe /s" /f REG ADD %KEY%\820 /VE /D "Installing MacroMedia Plugins" /f REG ADD %KEY%\820 /V 01 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\MacroMedia\Shockwave_Installer_Slim.exe /S" /f REG ADD %KEY%\820 /V 02 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\MacroMedia\install_flash_player.exe /S" /f REG ADD %KEY%\825 /VE /D "Installing Nero Burning ROM 6" /f REG ADD %KEY%\825 /V 1 /D "REGEDIT /S %systemdrive%\Install\Nero\nero.reg" /f REG ADD %KEY%\825 /V 2 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\Nero\Nero- /SILENT /NOREBOOT" /f REG ADD %KEY%\830 /VE /D "Installing Alcohol 120" /f REG ADD %KEY%\830 /V 01 /D "REGEDIT /S %systemdrive%\Install\Alcohol\Alcohol.reg" /f REG ADD %KEY%\830 /V 02 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\Alcohol\Alcohol_Setup.exe" /f REG ADD %KEY%\830 /V 03 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\Alcohol\blistfix.exe /silent" /f REG ADD %KEY%\835 /VE /D "Installing WinRAR" /f REG ADD %KEY%\835 /V 01 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\WinRAR\wrar290.exe /S" /f REG ADD %KEY%\835 /V 02 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe" /f REG ADD %KEY%\895 /VE /D "Update Will Resume After Reboot" /f REG ADD %KEY%\895 /V 01 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\Sysfiles\CD_Change.cmd" /f REG ADD %KEY%\895 /V 02 /D "REGEDIT /S %systemdrive%\Install\Reg\autologin.reg" /f REG ADD %KEY%\895 /V 03 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\Sysfiles\Shutdown.cmd" /f EXIT ================================================================================ Notice how the numbering goes Windows runs RunOnceEx counts up from the Lowest group to the highest. When Setup1.cmd is run Windows can't see the entrys untill a reboot happens because it will only count up to a higher number. By using this technique you can have Windows restart when ever you need then continue right along with the next part of your install. The one trade off to this is you cannot name the RunOnceEx window title. Now how do we to install our specialized software, for this we turn to AutoIt here is my .au3 script ======================================================================= $VidCard = RegRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0000","ProviderName") Select Case $VidCard ="ATI Technologies Inc." RunWait("IS_ATI.cmd") Case $VidCard = "NVIDIA" RunWait("IS_NVIDIA.cmd") EndSelect $TvCard = RegRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E96C-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0029","ProviderName") Select Case $TVCard = "Hauppauge" RunWait("IS_TVCARD.cmd") EndSelect RunWait("REMOVE_CHECK.cmd") Run("shutdown -r -f -t 00 -d up:125:1") =============================================================================== A very simple script all it does is read the registry looking for certain keys when a key is found a .cmd file is run. IS_ATI.cmd, IS_NVIDIA.cmd, or IS_TVCARD.cmd these are nothing more the RunOnceEx files with different names. On my Setup1.cmd file you'll notice I've left a large numbering gap 835 then to 895 thats where hardware specific software entrys will go example IS_ATI.cmd ================================================================================================== cmdow @ /HID @echo off SET KEY=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx REG ADD %KEY%\880 /VE /D "Installing ATI Control Panel" /f REG ADD %KEY%\880 /V 01 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\AtiCP\Setup.exe -S" /f REG ADD %KEY%\885 /VE /D "Installing ATI Tool" /f REG ADD %KEY%\885 /V 01 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\ATiTool\ATITool.exe /S" /f EXIT ==================================================================================================== = /So when setup is run on a computer with a ATI video card, ATI's control panel and a overclocking utility are also installed. If a Nvidia card is in the computer the Coolbits registry entry will be added. The computer with a TV Card will get the TV viewer application. What gets installed and what hardware triggers that install is simply a matter of searching the registry for the correct keys then writing RunOnceEx commands. Now getting it all to work this is the tricky part after you compile your AutoIt script to a excutable place it in folder with all your *.cmd files mine is /"ChkHrd.exe"/. The big problem ChkHrd.exe WILL NOT RUN from a /RunOnceEx.cmd./ So to solve this we run it from Windows startup folder. To do this create a shortcut to /"ChkHrd.exe"/ name it /"ChkHrd.lnk" {note: the .lnk extension will not be seen}./ Edit the path to the lnk so it corresponds to where the excutable will be during install mine is Target:/"%systemdrive%\Install\Chkhrd\ChkHrd.exe"/ {Note when editing the properties of the shortcut you will need to have the file where your telling windows to find it}/ Getting ChkHrd.lnk to the Windows Startup folder to do this I use a SFX archive. Since you can't compress a *.lnk with WinRAR. Create a folder named Startup and drop the short cut into it then compress that folder. Use comment tags to make sure goes where it supposed to. My WinRAR comments: Overwrite=1 Silent=1 Path=%userprofile%\Start Menu\Programs I name my SFX archive "SetHrdChk.exe" and insert it in to my RunOnceEx file like this: ==================================================================================================== ===== REG ADD %KEY%\990 /VE /D "Booting to Desktop for Analysis" /f REG ADD %KEY%\990 /V 01 /D "REGEDIT /S %systemdrive%\Install\Reg\autologin.reg" /f REG ADD %KEY%\990 /V 02 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\Sysfiles\Setup1.cmd" /f REG ADD %KEY%\990 /V 03 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\ChkHrd\SetChkHrd.exe" /f EXIT ==================================================================================================== ========= /The last thing but _Very Very Important_ on my *.au3 script you should noticed a line "Run("Remove_Check.cmd")" This removes the ChkHrd.lnk from the startup so it only runs once.Example: my "Remove_Check.cmd"/ cmdow @ /HID @echo off Del "%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\ChkHrd.lnk" /f EXIT =========================================================================================== Thanks any comments or opinions please??
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