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Gray

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    Vista update KB951847

    I honestly thought I used vlite to slipstream SP2 into Vista... It was ages ago I did it, but apparently it's possible to do it not using vlite: http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7222 http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/230249-sliptream-vista-sp2.html Not sure why this thread has been moved to the vlite forum though, it's not all about vlite but how to integrate .net into Vista! I know what you mean about integrating patches that are released since the service pack, but if you try and do that in vlite, sometimes the patches fail to install. It was the same with nlite. Whenever I reb
  2. Gray

    Vista update KB951847

    I used vlite (I think - it was a while ago). I haven't had any problems so far. The other day I rebuilt a laptop for a lady whose hdd had died. It just so happened that she had tried to re-install Vista herself and when she gave me the laptop to repair she had left her Vista DVD in the drive, so I thought I'd use that. What a mistake that was. Installed Vista. Downloaded updates. Rebooted. Downloaded more updates. Rebooted. Did this a few times. Downloaded and installed SP1. Rebooted. Downloaded and installed more updates and rebooted. Downloaded and installed SP2. Rebooted. Instal
  3. What a nightmare I'm having with this! I'm a voluntary member of a charity where we rebuild and repair PC's and laptops for disabled people. Up until recently the machines we had in for repair or rebuilds were XP. I wipe them, stick in my XP CD with all the latest patches, activate online with the key on the PC or laptop and everything worked wonderfully. Now most of the machines we get in are Vista. Sometimes the updates take around 6 hours to download and install, so I thought I'd have a go at building a Vista DVD with all the service pack and patches integrated. All went well with SP1 a
  4. Do you mean you'd like a reg hack to make Firefox the default browser? I want one too, but I don't think it's that easy unfortunately. Unless someone here knows a way...
  5. Why not just do a "firefox setup 2.0.0.9.exe" -ms ? To create a silent install of Firefox, do I have to decompress the file "firefox setup 2.0.0.9.exe"? If so, why? What's the point of decompressing it then compressing it again with 7z???
  6. I believe that what "Pistolero" wrote was clear, but I'll rewrite it: - Install Firefox - Install extensions - Configure Firefox and extensions as you wish - Close all open instances of Firefox - Copy the Mozilla directory from %AppData% to another folder; this backup contains all your settings, et cetera which you can restore after install - Create a silent installer of Firefox - Once the silent installer finishes installing Firefox, have it replace your Mozilla directory from %AppData% with the one you backupped Hope this helped. So what's the best way to "create a silent installer of Firef
  7. Hi, I know that you can use cmdow to switch to specific windows, but how can I use it to switch to the window that was running just before the new window opened? If that's a bit confusing, I will try and be a bit more clear. Here's the scenario. A PC is running three apps at the same time. A user is using one of them, when a scheduled tasks runs a batch file to check if something is running. If it's not running it starts it, if it is, it leaves it alone. Problem is, the batch file steals the focus from what the user was doing. How can I tell cmdow to return the focus to the app that the u
  8. Sorry to bring an old topic back to life, but I currently install NOD32 with AutoIT with no problems, but can anyone tell me how to include the virus image update files etc? I've tried copying over my UPDFILES dir but it looks like I have to do something else...
  9. Hmmm... But wouldn't cmdow then have the focus?
  10. Unfortunately not - I know nothing about vbscript. I just about managed doing the batch file, and that's very basic indeed! Batch files and the like are really not my area of expertise, hence my posting in this forum.
  11. Hi, I need to run a batch file periodically, but I don't want the batch file to steal the focus. Is it possible in NT to either run something purely in the background that doesn't steal the current windows focus, or is there a way to run a batch file that steals the focus, and then return the focus to where it was before? Cheers, Gray
  12. Thanks - I found Shark's site a couple of days back and I'm using that version. It's not configurable though, but it's the best I could find. I think it's crazy that Nullsoft don't release a decent, fully-configurable and silenty installable version of Winamp, especially with the amount of users it has, but there you go.
  13. That would be great thanks - but is it configurable, as in can I change the file associations etc.?
  14. Has anyone successfully installed the latest version of Winamp 5.5 silently, without using AutoIT, or is that the only "real" way of doing it? I don't want the bloatware, the toolbar, the emusic stuff, the huge new skins or anything. I just want to install Winamp silently and set it up to play audio files, nothing else. I cannot believe a hugely popular app like Winamp doesn't let you do that with just a few simple switches.
  15. You don't need ALL the apps, just the one that suits the purpose of what you want to do. That's why I said "one step at a time". To install apps, I use the RunOnceEx method. An example of this is shown on http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/12/
  16. My advice would be to just pick one app to start with and silently install that. Have a search through the forum on how to install that particular app then post a question if you run into problems. You have quite a list of apps, and if you just try and jump in and install them all straight away you're going to need Prozac! Question: How do you eat an elephant? Answer: One piece at a time...
  17. Here you go... http://tracker.ryanvm.net/
  18. Yes! That was exactly what I needed! InstallWatchPro created the reg file for me and voila! Perfect. I've tried doing a similar thing with RegSnap before, but that never created the reg file for me so I was a bit lost. Now my install CD is perfect. Thanks again, Anass.
  19. Not sure, but why not download it as a torrent - I always do as it seems to bit more reliable and quicker...
  20. Thanks for that Anass. It worked, but I still have to run the ActiveX control when I first visit the site. Surely there is a way to run the control by default?
  21. I understand that, I like to see what is being installed as well. Thats why I set automatic updates to "notify but don't download or install". I can see whats missing and choose what to download and install. I just really don't like using the web interface, but thats just my opinion. Yep, I know, I might even give it a go! Oh, and that reg hack didn't work by the way - I'm still asked to add the activex control...
  22. Yep, I don't want M$ having control over what is installed on my machine, I like to install it if I want to! I also find it a good way to see when I needed to update my unattended CD. I will try those two reg hacks, thanks for those.
  23. I heard that too here, but all I can say is that even the latest version on the M$ site of IE7 broken my RunOnceEx when I integrated the hotfix.
  24. I've tried both of those files and I still get the same result. Anyone else have any other ideas?!
  25. Nah, don't think so. Same problem here. Used to work fine, until a more recent built where all of a sudden the screen would not appear, but the installation of the software did run, you just didn't see this window. I believe that Gray could be on to something. I guess it's a patch which blocks this window from showing up. Gray mentioned KB939653 in his post. I'll have a look this evening to see if I include it and what would happen if I wouldn't include it. Anyone else with a simular experience? I know that a while ago people here were saying that IE7 was breaking RunOnceEx (do a search - the
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