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  1. Glen

    To regedit or not?

    With the registry it's a case of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". Only if there is a problem or you know exactly what you're doing and wish to change a particular setting that can't be done any other way, should you bother messing about in there. If that's not the case, just leave it because you can very easily screw up your system beyond recovery, changing just one setting can do so in the blink of an eye. That said, it's a very powerful tool and comes in very handy but only when you know your way around, so ask before you go and play with any values.
  2. If you go to Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Driver Signing you can choose the ignore option which should hopefully let you install unsigned drivers remotely. The only thing you need to find out is how to make this change via the registry.
  3. Just been looking through nVidia's latest nForce4 audio drivers and trying to figure out exactly what ks.inf and wdmaudio.inf do as part of the drivers. The two lines are... Include=ks.inf,wdmaudio.inf Needs=KS.Registration,WDMAUDIO.Registration ...but it's not clear to me exactly what they do. Obviously it goes through the respective sections of those files, but beyond that, someone smarter than me would have to share their knowledge. Basically, what is the function of those two files and if the lines are removed, would the drivers still work (what would the differences be)? Thanks.
  4. If anyone is interested, I've finally found the culprit to this annoying problem. It's the tweak used to remove those arrows from shortcut icons (deleting IsShortcut from HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile). Undoing this tweak fixes the problem, but now the arrows have returned (it's better this way though). Now, to find another way of getting rid of the arrows.
  5. That was pretty much just the normal nVidia file with certain parts commented out. My latest one, for version 84.21 is below. The only files you need (other than nv4_disp.inf) are nv4_disp.dll, nvapi.dll, nvhwvid.dll, nvoglnt.dll and nv4_mini.sys, all the rest you can delete. Please be aware that my version has only been tested on a 7800GT with Windows XP and so on, just remember that it might not work for you. Also, any control panel applets or anything else that's usually installed with the drivers has been removed, so if you need that functionality you should stick with the normal drivers. [Version] Signature="$Windows NT$" Provider=%nVidia% ClassGUID={4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} Class=Display DriverVer=03/09/2006, [DestinationDirs] DefaultDestDir=11 nv4.Miniport=12 nv.Display=11 [SourceDisksNames] 1=%DiskID1% [SourceDisksFiles] nv4_mini.sys=1 nv4_disp.dll=1 nvhwvid.dll=1 nvoglnt.dll=1 nvapi.dll=1 [Manufacturer] %nVidia%=nVidia.Mfg [nVidia.Mfg] %NVIDIA_NV40.DEV_0040.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0040 %NVIDIA_NV40.DEV_0041.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0041 %NVIDIA_NV40.DEV_0042.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0042 %NVIDIA_NV40.DEV_0043.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0043 %NVIDIA_NV40.DEV_0045.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0045 %NVIDIA_NV40.DEV_0047.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0047 %NVIDIA_NV40.DEV_0048.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0048 %NVIDIA_NV41.DEV_00C0.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_00C0 %NVIDIA_NV41.DEV_00C1.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_00C1 %NVIDIA_NV41.DEV_00C2.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_00C2 %NVIDIA_NV41.DEV_00C3.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_00C3 %NVIDIA_NV43.DEV_0140.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0140 %NVIDIA_NV43.DEV_0141.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0141 %NVIDIA_NV43.DEV_0142.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0142 %NVIDIA_NV43.DEV_0143.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0143 %NVIDIA_NV43.DEV_0145.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0145 %NVIDIA_NV43.DEV_0147.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0147 %NVIDIA_NV43.DEV_014F.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_014F %NVIDIA_G70.DEV_0090.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0090 %NVIDIA_G70.DEV_0091.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0091 %NVIDIA_G70.DEV_0092.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0092 %NVIDIA_G71.DEV_0290.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0290 %NVIDIA_G71.DEV_0291.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0291 %NVIDIA_G72.DEV_01D1.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_01D1 %NVIDIA_G73.DEV_0391.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0391 %NVIDIA_G73.DEV_0392.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0392 %NVIDIA_NV48.DEV_0211.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0211 %NVIDIA_NV48.DEV_0212.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0212 %NVIDIA_NV48.DEV_0215.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0215 %NVIDIA_BR02.DEV_00F1.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_00F1 %NVIDIA_BR02.DEV_00F2.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_00F2 %NVIDIA_BR02.DEV_00F4.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_00F4 %NVIDIA_BR02.DEV_00F5.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_00F5 %NVIDIA_BR02.DEV_00F9.1% = nv4_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_00F9 [nv4_NV3x] CopyFiles=nv4.Miniport, nv.Display, nv4.icd [nv4_NV3x.SoftwareSettings] AddReg=nv_SoftwareDeviceSettings AddReg=nv4_icdSoftwareSettings [nv4_NV3x.Services] AddService=nv, 0x00000002, nv4_Generic_Service_Inst, nv4_EventLog_Inst [nv4_NV3x.GeneralConfigData] MaximumDeviceMemoryConfiguration=128 MaximumNumberOfDevices=4 [nv4_Generic_Service_Inst] ServiceType=1 StartType=1 ErrorControl=0 LoadOrderGroup=Video ServiceBinary=%12%\nv4_mini.sys AddReg=nv4_Generic_Service_AddReg [nv4_EventLog_Inst] AddReg=nv4_EventLog_AddReg [nv4_EventLog_AddReg] HKR,,EventMessageFile,0x00020000,"%SystemRoot%\System32\IoLogMsg.dll;%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\nv4_mini.sys" HKR,,TypesSupported,0x00010001,7 [nv4_Generic_Service_AddReg] HKR,Video,Service,%REG_SZ%,nv [nv.Display] nv4_disp.dll, nv4_disp.dll, nv4dtmp.dll nvhwvid.dll nvapi.dll [nv4.Miniport] nv4_mini.sys, nv4_mini.sys, nv4mtmp.sys [nv4.icd] nvoglnt.dll, nvoglnt.dll, nvotmp.dll [nv_SoftwareDeviceSettings] HKR,,InstalledDisplayDrivers,%REG_MULTI_SZ%,nv4_disp HKR,,VgaCompatible,%REG_DWORD%,0 HKR,,MultiFunctionSupported,%REG_DWORD%,1 HKR,,RotateFlag, %REG_DWORD%,4 HKLM,"Software\nVidia Corporation\Global\NvSvc\OemConfigurations",LoadLimitedSID,%REG_SZ%,"S-1-5-11" HKR,,"DefaultSettings.XResolution",%REG_DWORD%,1280 HKR,,"DefaultSettings.YResolution",%REG_DWORD%,1024 [TestAnalogLoadAlways_AddReg] HKR,,TestAnalogLoadAlways,%REG_DWORD%,1 [Default32BPP_AddReg] HKR,,"DefaultSettings.BitsPerPel",%REG_DWORD%,32 [nv4_icdSoftwareSettings] HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\OpenGLDrivers\RIVATNT",Version,%REG_DWORD%,00000002 HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\OpenGLDrivers\RIVATNT",DriverVersion,%REG_DWORD%,0x00010000 HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\OpenGLDrivers\RIVATNT",Dll,%REG_SZ%,nvoglnt HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\OpenGLDrivers\RIVATNT",Flags,%REG_DWORD%,00000001 [Strings] REG_SZ=0x00000000 REG_MULTI_SZ=0x00010000 REG_EXPAND_SZ=0x00020000 REG_BINARY=0x00000001 REG_DWORD=0x00010001 REG_SZ_APPEND=0x00010008 nVidia="nVidia" NVIDIA="nVidia" NVIDIA_NV40.DEV_0040.1="nVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra" NVIDIA_NV40.DEV_0041.1="nVidia GeForce 6800" NVIDIA_NV40.DEV_0042.1="nVidia GeForce 6800 LE" NVIDIA_NV40.DEV_0043.1="nVidia GeForce 6800 XE" NVIDIA_NV40.DEV_0045.1="nVidia GeForce 6800 GT" NVIDIA_NV40.DEV_0047.1="nVidia GeForce 6800 GS" NVIDIA_NV40.DEV_0048.1="nVidia GeForce 6800 XT" NVIDIA_NV41.DEV_00C0.1="nVidia GeForce 6800 GS " NVIDIA_NV41.DEV_00C1.1="nVidia GeForce 6800 " NVIDIA_NV41.DEV_00C2.1="nVidia GeForce 6800 LE " NVIDIA_NV41.DEV_00C3.1="nVidia GeForce 6800 XT " NVIDIA_NV43.DEV_0140.1="nVidia GeForce 6600 GT" NVIDIA_NV43.DEV_0141.1="nVidia GeForce 6600" NVIDIA_NV43.DEV_0142.1="nVidia GeForce 6600 LE" NVIDIA_NV43.DEV_0143.1="nVidia GeForce 6600 VE" NVIDIA_NV43.DEV_0145.1="nVidia GeForce 6610 XL" NVIDIA_NV43.DEV_0147.1="nVidia GeForce 6700 XL" NVIDIA_NV43.DEV_014F.1="nVidia GeForce 6200" NVIDIA_G70.DEV_0090.1="nVidia GeForce 7800 GTX" NVIDIA_G70.DEV_0091.1="nVidia GeForce 7800 GTX " NVIDIA_G70.DEV_0092.1="nVidia GeForce 7800 GT" NVIDIA_G71.DEV_0290.1="nVidia GeForce 7900 GTX" NVIDIA_G71.DEV_0291.1="nVidia GeForce 7900 GT" NVIDIA_G72.DEV_01D1.1="nVidia GeForce 7300 LE" NVIDIA_G72.DEV_01DF.1="nVidia GeForce 7300 GS" NVIDIA_G73.DEV_0391.1="nVidia GeForce 7600 GT" NVIDIA_G73.DEV_0392.1="nVidia GeForce 7600 GS" NVIDIA_NV48.DEV_0211.1="NVIDIA GeForce 6800 " NVIDIA_NV48.DEV_0212.1="nVidia GeForce 6800 LE " NVIDIA_NV48.DEV_0215.1="nVidia GeForce 6800 GT " NVIDIA_BR02.DEV_00F1.1="nVidia GeForce 6600 GT " NVIDIA_BR02.DEV_00F2.1="nVidia GeForce 6600 " NVIDIA_BR02.DEV_00F4.1="nVidia GeForce 6600 LE " NVIDIA_BR02.DEV_00F5.1="nVidia GeForce 7800 GS" DiskID1="nVidia Windows 2000/XP Driver Library Installation Disk"
  6. Bootvis is another Microsoft tool which performs various optimisations to make your computer start up faster. Oddly, Microsoft themselves say here that it doesn't do anything, but it's a lie. Using the program almost halved the time it took for my computer to boot and hasn't had any adverse affects. Nobody knows why Microsoft no longer support it and even go so far as to say it's useless.
  7. Just wondering, do nf4sys.inf and nvsmbus.inf do anything other than changing device names to "nForce4 HyperTransport Bridge" and "nVidia nForce PCI System Management"? The logical explanation to me would be to do with the Athlon 64/X2's inbuilt memory controller, which Windows doesn't know about, so the names are just changed to stop the infamous yellow exclamation mark in device manager and any prompts to install drivers. Assuming that's true, why are they otherwise different, in that nf4sys.inf installs a "null" service and nvsmbus.inf references machine.inf and what do these respective changes do? Thanks.
  8. Oops, forgot about this thread completely. If anyone is interested, here is my solution - it's not great but it's alright for my needs. - Modify the Feature table of the MSI to display every option for custom installations. - Install only the "Requirements" (no subfeatures) and "Create Adobe PDF" (no subfeatures) options. - Install Adobe Reader, instructions for which you can find in other threads. This just means you have the Adobe PDF Printer to use from any application and Adobe Reader to open and view the files. For me, it took the installation down to under 90 megabytes in total and more importantly eliminated the annoying toolbars and context menu extensions.
  9. Go to My Computer and type in %temp% while the drivers are being unpacked (this is just a shortcut to go to C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Temp) and look around for the files (they may possibly be a few folders deep). Generally, when programs don't allow you to specify where to extract the files to, they dump them somewhere in the temporary files.
  10. These drivers install a bunch of files to (by default) C:\CanoScan, but I was wondering if there's any way to change this directory to something else? We're working on being able to use the scanner from multiple computers, possibly with varying drive letters and we're also looking into a network based installation. Most of these things we haven't figured out yet, but it would be good to be able to test each option and we'd need to be able to change this directory in the final solution anyway. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
  11. Start -> Run -> services.msc Right-click on "Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)", go to Properties and change "startup type" to Automatic.
  12. We have Adobe Photoshop CS2 with corporate licenses for many machines, but the media kit is French (the company is based in France and most employees speak it as their primary language). The problem is, we need to install a few instances in English. Adobe says it's legal to do so, the licenses are not language specific, but they want to charge us for an English media kit to install it from. The files are there for a variety of languages, but the installer files seem to be French only. We've tried modifying the "Property" table of "Adobe Photoshop CS2.msi" but haven't had much luck. As above, we've got the necessary files, it's just a matter of specifying English rather than French. If anyone can help, it would be much appreciated.
  13. My monitor is an LCD (Samsung 740B) so the refresh rate shouldn't make a difference. It's set at 60 Hz (default) but changing it so 75 Hz (only other option) didn't help the problem. My graphics card is a 7800GT - was using the 84.21 drivers, reverted back to 81.98 which didn't help then uninstalled the nVidia drivers altogether to go back to the normal Windows ones and still had the same problem. It seems like it's a Windows problem rather than drivers, a setting somewhere isn't quite right.
  14. HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG -> System -> CurrentControlSet -> Control -> Video. Now, there should be a random string of characters there which represents the model of the video card in your system (for example, mine is {23A77BF7-ED96-40EC-AF06-9B1F48677­ 32A}). Open whichever one is there and click on "0000". You can then change the values for DefaultSettings.XResolution and DefaultSettings.YResolution.
  15. Well said. I've used Adobe Reader for years and never had any complaints, I just removed "Speed Launch" or whatever it installed to the Startup folder and everything was fine. But this is my first experience with Acrobat Professional and it hasn't been good so far. It would be great just to have a printer installed to convert documents to PDF and a single program to view/design them. For whatever reason, they decided they needed context menus and toolbars all over the place and something like 15 executables (no idea what each one does). Just hope someone has already done the hard yards to get rid of the unnecessary junk, cause otherwise it's going to take a long time sorting through the MSI file figuring out what's needed and what's not.
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