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  1. hello!

    I made an nLite WinXP 64bit installation and it seems that I accidentally removed a keyboard layout I want to use

    is there a way to restore it, without having to reinstall WinXP?


  2. hello

    i want to install win7 from usb and i tried to install Windows7-USB-DVD-tool.exe

    however it said I need 'Image Mastering API v2' and it didnt install

    then i downloaded to install the WindowsXP-KB932716-v2-x86-ENU.exe (supposedly 'Image Mastering API v2')

    however, it said 'the updatebr.inf is invalid' and it didnt install

    how do I fix this?


    okay, fwimc, i have winxp64 and i downloaded this http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=21975 and it fixed it

  3. hello

    i want to install win7 from usb and i tried to install Windows7-USB-DVD-tool.exe

    however it said I need 'Image Mastering API v2' and it didnt install

    then i downloaded to install the WindowsXP-KB932716-v2-x86-ENU.exe (supposedly 'Image Mastering API v2')

    however, it said 'the updatebr.inf is invalid' and it didnt install

    how do I fix this?


  4. hello

    win 64 needs to install programs in seperate folder, depending on wether they are 32bit or 64bit programs (which is dumb if you ask me)

    anyways, what about portable programs that are not inside any of those default "program files" folders? is there any problem with them, if they are 32bit or 64bit?


  5. You could try regshot (if your tweak/configuration settings are stored in registry) or installrite:

    - You'll need prepare a clean windows install

    - launch regshot or/and installrite and do their first shot

    - then configure and tweak you install to your liking

    - take the second shot and do the comparison.

    Regshot will need that you do the rest of the job and installrite will do it for you.

    is every option stored in the registry?

  6. hello

    this is not exactly about unattended Windows installation, but rather about unattended Windows configuration

    so I am looking for a way to automatically configure a Windows installation with one click

    this click should perform all the prefered configurations in every Windows installation I run it

    configurations should include every possible one, like "move cursor to the default button", "move deleted file to recycly bin without confirmation", "specify recycle bin size as maximum possible", "view all folder content as list", and so on

    is there any solution for this?

    it will save much time and will offer great convenience


  7. hello

    I return to some many innovative and marvelous websites that have been very useful to me and I see that annoying webpage informing me that the website has been acquired by Google.

    what is happening with Google?

    they acquire small innovative websites and they close them down or "improve them" by making them worse

    someome must stop this

  8. hello

    why WinXP x64 Pro SP2 hangs up so often for few seconds? it resumes, it doesn't crash, but it is very annoying!

    my system is descent, with AMD 1090T, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard disk, and running many 32bit programs not in the "program files (x86)" folder, but in their portable directories

    any idea?


  9. colore, you seem to miss the basics on how drivers in XP are installed. :unsure:

    Basically XP when installed/booted makes a quick check of the hardware.

    Every hardware (including the SATA Disk Controller) is identified by a device ID.

    Then XP looks among the drivers available to see if it can finds a driver for that specific device ID it has detected.

    If such driver is found, the corresponding driver is installed, no other device driver (for different device ID's) is ever installed.


    so you imply that it is already installed? because in the past, I tried to enable AHCI and I couldn't boot

  10. You can use a generic print driver (or one for the same make and almost model) it might work but not support all specific function. Some printers support printing .pdf or .ps (generated with a generic driver) directly.

    where can I find it? I tried to use a driver of a similar model with no luck

    I wonder if there is a tool that will help with such situation

  11. hello

    I have a pc that runs Win2000 server.

    I want to keep all the files and the OS, etc, so that it will be a usable server any time I need it, but I will mostly use it for desktop pc (not at the same time, most of the time, it will run as desktop).

    So, I want to secure the server files and functionality, and use it as desktop that this desktop usage will not affect the server.

    How can I do that? Maybe by creating an account? or sandboxing? which is more secure and will distinguish totally the two usages? (again, not at the same time, but I will switch from desktop to server, if needed, and vice versa)


  12. hello

    can you tell me please the easiest/fastest way to install a printer in a Win7 pc?

    the printer is connected in a network with many other WinXP pc's

    what should I do? connect the Win7 pc to the network first, then it will automatically install the printer, without need of printer drivers?

    or install locally the printer with its drivers, then connect the Win7 pc to the network?

    and how do I connect it to the network?

    then, I have to install the printer two times (one for tray A, and another one for the tray B)


  13. hello

    what is the current bottleneck in todays home systems performance? why you wait for example so much for firefox to start?

    I think software architecture and not hardware issue


    PS: this is not a post about fixing a specific problem, but to discuss about the possible source of bottleneck in everyday pc use

  14. hello

    I need a device that will connect my telephone with my pc and will provide as many as possible of these:

    - display incoming calls and the caller id to my pc monitor

    - record calls

    - keep records of all incoming/outcoming calls, time, duration, etc

    - automatically forward specific calls to another number (my telephone has the ability to forward calls, but not automatically based to the caller)

    any idea?


  15. That will only disable the NIC, not the internet connection.

    Your problem is the modem / router and the phone line, and seeing you have been talking to "customer service", I recommend that you talk to them again about how to resolve the problem.

    there is nothing to resolve

    the previous internet provider locked my speed at a lower value to overcome this problem, this company now won't do that and I dont want to do it either

    it is due to the distance from the dslam and little can be done

  16. It would seem you'd have the same problem even if there was a SendTo option - you'd have to navigate to the desired location. You could put a shortcut for the target on the desktop so it would always be available. Unless someone else has a better idea.

    Cheers and Regards

    you dont need to navigate with SendTo, it's just an entry in the menu

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