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  1. Hmmm.... Actually i thought it searches all drive letters. So I tried to make it search for a file on one of my partitions, just to test if it works on vista. But after that, i tested using a virtual-drive and it was working fine. In short, searching HDD while testing would be good, but not a priority. Its good that it searches only optical drives.
  2. I was going to use this on vista today. Observations that i'd like to share: 1. Works on vista. 2. CDswitch searches for its specified file *ONLY* on optical media & not on HDD (i know i must have been daft to think otherwise ) 3. It manages to catch the file & create entry (variable appears in registry), but %CDDRIVE% wont work on 64-bit windows until the current (logon) session is closed & restarted. Nanaki, awesome utility this is! Thanks
  3. Hmm, went to read it, the AIK guide directs you to this link, for detailed info about using test signatures during install: http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/winlogo/drvs..._practices.mspx And its neither quick to implement, nor does it even look like a solution that the average user can use on an ad-hoc basis....
  4. how is this topic related to "server-side help" forum?
  5. Now this looks like the final piece of the puzzle is solved? Thank you for the excellent news, I will test this weekend
  6. That can be removed since vLite 0.5, i think.
  7. Can I ask where is this cache? I would really like to delete it - either manually, or if vLite can prevent creating of cache (or delete it after setup) THEN that'd be superb!
  8. how can you pre-configure your page/swap file on vista? (to do it silently thru scripts) The ability to determine the max/min size on a specified or variable drive-letter, is what i'm looking for. Hard-coding drive C: into the registry wouldn't suffice. On WinXP, it used to be possible using a built-in script (example below): start /wait cscript //nologo //B //T:600 %systemroot%\system32\pagefileconfig.vbs /change /I 256 /M 256 /VO *details about the XP-way of doing swap is here - LINK But that VBS seems to have been ripped out of vista. So is there any other way?
  9. Can the opposite function be present in vLite? (that is, to split a dvd into multiple CDs)
  10. @urie superb, i managed to achieve the result with your pointers! Tried install-tailor from your link, it didnt do what was needed. Then used orca like you said, & was fiddling with it after opening the SAV msi for 10 mins, then i happened to note the "CheckBox" table & there the solution hit me! It has all options listed there. So now i wont make an MST but use this command instead: Symantec-AntiVirus.msi /QB RUNLIVEUPDATE=0 DISABLEDEFENDER=0 ISCHECKFORPRODUCTUPDATES=0 REBOOT=REALLYSUPPRESSIn brief, what i did was: a. Obtained SAV for vista from symantec after logging in for my downloads. b. Made a "network Install" of the downloaded installer (using /A switch). c. Updated the vdefhub.zip by downloading the latest VirusDefs-i32 from symantec & replacing it with the newer zip. d. The above command to install it silently. @MAVERICKS CHOICE And thus ends the problem with SAV. I wont even bother to solve issues with other AV's since SAV is light & efficient - does the job & has been consistent enough that i can trust it (unlike the bloated AVs & interfering ones by other companies). I might even go so far as to recommend that you use SAV as well.
  11. Thats a very good idea!Is there any chance you could post the MST here? (i doubt that it could be illegal in any way) And also, are you aware of any light MSI editor to make transforms, which can run without too much fuss by just running its EXE from folder & doesnt need to be re-installed everytime i format my C: partition? (preferably freeware? which app did you use to make your transform?)
  12. Thats true, WSIM has assigned that key - and its just a random one, WSIM assigns such a key only because of the assumption that a lot of folders are going to be added & therefore single-digit numbers or alphabets are going to run out. And well, using absolute paths would be a nightmare. There's no existing solution that i'm aware of, to get drivers from DVD (unless you mean injecting the drivers into the install.WIM, but that still gets extracted to hard disk & only then used, so its still useless).
  13. Has anyone managed to find the silent install switches for Symantec AntiVirus 10, for Vista? I would need to prevent live-update from running, & also tell SAV to not disable windows defender. On XP, the command-line used to be: Symantec-AntiVirus.msi /QB RUNLIVEUPDATE=0 REBOOT=REALLYSUPPRESS
  14. here's a working sample, made for my preferences, shared here for those who might have been having problems with their XML, & so would like to take a look at a confirmed-working sample for reference. After making use of this xml, all you need is your logic. Once i finished making it, i tried to avoid the WSIM (from WAIK) as much as possible, since WSIM needs .NET 2.0 & is complex & crashy. Attempted to include as many commonly-used options as possible, with quite a few being setup as default, but the settings are still exposed here so that you can change it to your liking. I've provided a lot of entry points to run custom setups, etc. This is for Vista Ultimate - the other editions are subsets of it, so you just need to strip out relevant parts, if you're using Vista Business/HomePremium/etc. note - i've supplied "REMOVED" as the key, you need to replace it with your own. note2 - updated to remove superfluous tags <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend"> <servicing> <package action="configure"> <assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft-Windows-Foundation-Package" version="6.0.6000.16386" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="" /> <selection name="TabletPCOC" state="true" /> <selection name="TelnetClient" state="false" /> <selection name="TelnetServer" state="false" /> <selection name="Windows-Ultimate-Extras" state="true" /> <selection name="AxInstallService" state="false" /> <selection name="FaxServicesUltimate" state="true" /> <selection name="IIS-WebServerRole" state="false" /> <selection name="InboxGames" state="true" /> <selection name="Indexing-Service-Package" state="false" /> <selection name="Microsoft-Windows-RemovableStorageManagement" state="false" /> <selection name="XPS-Viewer" state="true" /> <selection name="Printing-Foundation-Features" state="true" /> <selection name="SUA" state="false" /> <selection name="NetFx3" state="true" /> </package> </servicing> <settings pass="specialize"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <Help_Page>http://www.google.com</Help_Page> <Home_Page>about:blank</Home_Page> <FilterLevel>Medium</FilterLevel> <BlockPopups>yes</BlockPopups> <ShowInformationBar>true</ShowInformationBar> <FavoritesDelete>false</FavoritesDelete> <IEWelcomeMsg>true</IEWelcomeMsg> <PlaySound>true</PlaySound> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-ehome-reg-inf" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <DisableExpressSetup>false</DisableExpressSetup> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-RemoteAssistance-Exe" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <fAllowToGetHelp>false</fAllowToGetHelp> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-Licensing-SLC-UX" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <SkipAutoActivation>true</SkipAutoActivation> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <AutoLogon> <Username>Administrator</Username> <Enabled>true</Enabled> <LogonCount>2</LogonCount> </AutoLogon> <BluetoothTaskbarIconEnabled>false</BluetoothTaskbarIconEnabled> <Display> <ColorDepth>32</ColorDepth> <DPI>120</DPI> <HorizontalResolution>1024</HorizontalResolution> <RefreshRate>75</RefreshRate> <VerticalResolution>768</VerticalResolution> </Display> <Themes> <DefaultThemesOff>false</DefaultThemesOff> </Themes> <WindowsFeatures> <ShowInternetExplorer>true</ShowInternetExplorer> <ShowMediaCenter>true</ShowMediaCenter> <ShowWindowsMail>true</ShowWindowsMail> <ShowWindowsMediaPlayer>true</ShowWindowsMediaPlayer> </WindowsFeatures> <RegisteredOwner>0wner</RegisteredOwner> <RegisteredOrganization>0wn Inc.</RegisteredOrganization> <DoNotCleanTaskBar>false</DoNotCleanTaskBar> <StartPanelOff>false</StartPanelOff> <ShowWindowsLive>true</ShowWindowsLive> <CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile> <ComputerName>Computer</ComputerName> <TimeZone>India Standard Time</TimeZone> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-SQMApi" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <CEIPEnabled>0</CEIPEnabled> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-SystemRestore-Main" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <DisableSR>1</DisableSR> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-LocalSessionManager" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <fDenyTSConnections>true</fDenyTSConnections> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <Identification> <JoinWorkgroup>LAN</JoinWorkgroup> </Identification> </component> <component name="Security-Malware-Windows-Defender" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <DisableAntiSpyware>false</DisableAntiSpyware> </component> <component name="Networking-MPSSVC-Svc" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <FirewallGroups /> <DomainProfile_EnableFirewall>true</DomainProfile_EnableFirewall> <PrivateProfile_EnableFirewall>true</PrivateProfile_EnableFirewall> <PublicProfile_EnableFirewall>true</PublicProfile_EnableFirewall> <PrivateProfile_DisableNotifications>false</PrivateProfile_DisableNotifications> </component> </settings> <settings pass="oobeSystem"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-ehome-reg-inf" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <WorkOffline>false</WorkOffline> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <OEMInformation> <Logo>%SystemRoot%\120x120x32.bmp</Logo> <Manufacturer>Alienware</Manufacturer> <Model>top-of-the-line model</Model> <SupportURL>http://www.google.com</SupportURL> </OEMInformation> <OOBE> <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage> <NetworkLocation>Home</NetworkLocation> <ProtectYourPC>3</ProtectYourPC> <SkipMachineOOBE>true</SkipMachineOOBE> <SkipUserOOBE>true</SkipUserOOBE> </OOBE> <UserAccounts> <LocalAccounts> <LocalAccount wcm:action="add"> <Password> <Value>QueCera</Value> <PlainText>true</PlainText> </Password> <Description>the PC doctor!</Description> <DisplayName>Vaidh</DisplayName> <Group>Administrators</Group> <Name>Vaidh</Name> </LocalAccount> <LocalAccount wcm:action="add"> <Description>everyday use</Description> <DisplayName>Normal Usage</DisplayName> <Group>Users</Group> <Name>Normal Usage</Name> </LocalAccount> </LocalAccounts> </UserAccounts> <VisualEffects> <FontSmoothing>Standard</FontSmoothing> </VisualEffects> <FirstLogonCommands> <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <CommandLine>%SystemDrive%\install\GUIrunOnce.cmd</CommandLine> <Description>customises settings</Description> <Order>20</Order> </SynchronousCommand> </FirstLogonCommands> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Sidebar" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <SidebarOnByDefault>false</SidebarOnByDefault> <SidebarVisible>false</SidebarVisible> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <InputLocale>0409:00000409</InputLocale> <SystemLocale>en-us</SystemLocale> <UILanguage>en-us</UILanguage> <UserLocale>en-US</UserLocale> <UILanguageFallback>en-US</UILanguageFallback> </component> </settings> <settings pass="auditSystem"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpCustomizationsNonWinPE" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <DriverPaths> <PathAndCredentials wcm:keyValue="cd7c395" wcm:action="add"> <Path>%SystemRoot%\PnPdrvrs</Path> </PathAndCredentials> </DriverPaths> </component> </settings> <settings pass="generalize"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-Licensing-SLC" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <SkipRearm>0</SkipRearm> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-SharedAccess" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <EnableICS>false</EnableICS> </component> </settings> <settings pass="windowsPE"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <Diagnostics> <OptIn>false</OptIn> </Diagnostics> <DiskConfiguration> <WillShowUI>Always</WillShowUI> </DiskConfiguration> <DynamicUpdate> <Enable>false</Enable> </DynamicUpdate> <UserData> <ProductKey> <WillShowUI>Never</WillShowUI> <Key>REMOVED</Key> </ProductKey> <AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula> <FullName>0wner</FullName> <Organization>0wn Inc.</Organization> </UserData> <ComplianceCheck> <DisplayReport>Never</DisplayReport> </ComplianceCheck> <LogPath>%SystemRoot%\temp</LogPath> <UseConfigurationSet>true</UseConfigurationSet> <ImageInstall> <OSImage> <InstallFrom> <MetaData wcm:action="add"> <Value>Windows Vista ULTIMATE</Value> <Key>1</Key> </MetaData> </InstallFrom> <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI> </OSImage> </ImageInstall> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <SetupUILanguage> <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage> <WillShowUI>Never</WillShowUI> </SetupUILanguage> <InputLocale>en-US</InputLocale> <SystemLocale>en-US</SystemLocale> <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage> <UILanguageFallback>en-US</UILanguageFallback> <UserLocale>en-US</UserLocale> </component> </settings> <settings pass="auditUser"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Deployment" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <RunSynchronous> <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <Description>command1</Description> <Order>10</Order> <Path>cmd /C %SystemDrive%\install\one.cmd</Path> </RunSynchronousCommand> <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <Description>command2</Description> <Order>20</Order> <Path>cmd /C %SystemDrive%\install\cmdlines.cmd</Path> </RunSynchronousCommand> </RunSynchronous> </component> </settings> <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:k:/sources/install.wim#Windows Vista ULTIMATE" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" /> </unattend>
  15. @MAVERICKS CHOICE Here's an example of how to restore one of the images inside a WIM, or a split-up-WIM: imagex /apply WindowsNT6-buildnumber.store.swm [image number] [destination path] You'd find that to extract Vista starter edition alone from the WIM on the RTM dvd, you'd use this command: imagex.exe /apply v:\sources\install.wim 1 c:\test
  16. Now..... Please keep this thread clean. Do not discuss vLite here. Anyways, my problems were related to the XML. vLite does not insert xml, so the testing & faults were mine.
  17. i've found that rather than dir, the TREE command does a much closer job of what i'm actually looking for. Example: tree /f /a
  18. I have four files that were split up into *.swm files, & this image has multiple images inside it. Now, i want to get back the original *.WIM file - with ALL the 7 images inside it. How? imagex.exe offered only to split, & not to obtain the merged WIM back again (i dont want to create a wim using index number of one of the images inside, i want to bring back all of them, as it originally was).
  19. Hi nuhi, i will report back with any more info i can find, when i run vLite again. But till then dont worry, you've done a superb job on this app! I ran it on XP-32bit & got a perfect vista already, so it will be a loooo-o-ong time before i run it again.
  20. OMG......vLite is good, nuhi ! It hasnt caused any install problems. I am using a customised xml which is not working correctly. That is all! Peace.....
  21. If all you want to do is eliminate the profile folder, add a command to your setup scripts immediately after opera setup, to delete the folder "%appdata%\Opera"
  22. My vLite'd install source seems to refuse to install for some reason, might be something on the xml, so unfortunately it'll remain in test till the weekend. EDIT: i'm noticing that posts are being formatted in weird way after submit? For example, I did not ask for a line break in above sentence.


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