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W3bbo

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    Removing XPize 4.7

    The best solution is just to install 5R6 on top of your system and just forget about 4.7. Or format your system. XPize 4.x's uninstaller really isn't that well written. Personally I'd reformat. Or you could experiment if you take a Ghost snapshot of your drive and play around with different orders of uninstallation/installation.
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    Little bug (XPize 5R6)?

    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Deskto\Wallpaper
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    Reloader?

    I didn't have the time to redevelop it, I didn't think it was worth it anyway, since Windows Update doesn't replace GUI-critical files that often. If something's missing just re-run setup again.
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    Change Wallpaper

    What happens when you open up an image in MSPaint and choose File > Set as Background? Can you post a screenshot of your Display control panel?
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    Change Wallpaper

    Open up regedit and go to HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop and clear all values relating to your wallpaper. Then go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ThemeManager and clear DllName then try again.
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    shell32.dll not totally patched

    Those bitmaps aren't patched because they're never used in 32-bit color mode, which I assume everyone is running at, so there's no point.
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    xpize 5 Release 6

    That is by design. The author of Luna Element didn't like seeing those pictures. I don't use the large start panel, I always use the Classic start menu with Small Icons enabled.
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    xpize 5 Release 6

    Thanks for reply! Yes, I've installed R6 already, but that's really not a big deal for me to revert back (since I always have OS backup which takes about 1.5-2 mins to rollback to, since I have a fast SSD drive ). The problem with *.rar file type icon is that there is about 40 more associations for archive tomes, e.g. *.r01-*.r40. Again that's really not a big deal just to skip custom file type icons during install, I just pointing for caveats which W3bbo (or someone else) may want to fix later. If the descritions are from *.anop, where can I get latest (xpise 5 release 6) to try to fix myself? I'll upload the package source files soon.
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    Little bug (XPize 5R6)?

    It's not a bug, it's how Windows works. The Welcome Screen is just a window displayed on top of an ordinarily black desktop. You can see this black desktop if you have a multi-monitor set-up. Microsoft chose black because then you can't tell when the system finishes booting and when the welcome screen has started. If you disable the Welcome Screen and use GINA instead you'll see the wallpaper behind the logon screen.
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    xpize 5 Release 6

    This is caused by outdated nVidia drivers. It's a known issue and a problem shared by the author of the 7-Zip Theme Manager ( http://www.7ztm.de.vu/ ) Most users won't need to touch the Advanced installation tree view, what settings were you after?
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    xpize 5 Release 6

    That's right. I've updated the downloadable tools, so let's see what the users make of them.
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    xpize 5 Release 6

    Actually it was planned, that R6 will include a reloader feature... Maybe this will come in a future version. You wish. I'm taking a break for a looooong time. If anyone wants to carry on after me, let me know.
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    XP icon pack PNG's

    Most of the xpize icons are from WerewolfDev from DeviantArt (used with his permission, inherited from XPero). He's amazing, but hasn't been active since 2005. Check him out: http://werewolfdev.deviantart.com/gallery/#_browse
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    xpize 5 Release 6

    Thanks for the feedback. 5R6 does not correct the issues you've described, but I'll put them on a list for future consideration if I ever get round to a Release 7 (unlikely).
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    xpize 5 Release 6

    Files listed in PendingFileRenameOperations are renamed during a reboot, so after a reboot they won't be there anymore. A single reboot is all you need in most cases.
  16. Release 6 is now pretty much ready, all that's left is localisation. I've uploaded the resx files to my website so anyone can download them. If you're not a member of the forums just upload your translation to rapidshare and email me the link. The localisation tool has been updated so allow sort-by-column. You won't need to ever press "Rename" or "Delete" (so don't). Download: http://w3bbo.com/misc/Translations20090827.zip Email me: http://www.contactify.com/62d87 Thanks
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    xpize 5 Release 6

    What took you so long?
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    xpize 5 Release 6

    What was in those registry keys, btw?
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    xpize 5 Release 6

    Remove "/NOGUIBOOT /BOOTLOGO" from your C:\boot.ini file and delete C:\Windows\boot.bmp
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    xpize 5 Release 6

    The Fedora cursors? They're included in xpize 5R6 but might not be installed if the uninstall wasn't clean. Check your %windir%\Cursors directory. As for Luna Element, that's an issue with the shellsyle.dll, not explorer.exe. It's a minor thing, I'd overlook it.
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    xpize 5 Release 6

    your can bypass this check by adding the "/ignoreCondition" switch if you run it from the command-line, this switch also bypasses any condition check in the installer or the package. FYI, it checks: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\PendingFileRenameOperations HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\RebootRequired
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    xpize 5 Release 6

    It's a safety feature. If you have pending Windows Updates to install and stuff like that it will refuse to install so it doesn't conflict with them. Just restart your computer and it should work fine. If it still doesn't work, let me know.
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    xpize 5 Release 5

    What's New In This Release: Simple Selector for easier customization and fewer risks and user confusion Fixes the issue where almost 25% of the icons weren't being properly patched in Release 4 (whoops!) Lite mode (selected automatically on non-English Windows): stops 128x128 icons from being installed to keep shell32.dll safe Now installs on Polish Windows It's about 100KB smaller than Release 4 New stuff:Full Darkside IE8 support New Luna Element bitmaps for Explorer and GINA Cards.dll and Spider.exe Windows Desktop Search 4.x Luna Element shellstyles and Luna Element Black 5.1 Royale Lite is back (along with an "XPize 3.2" selection preset for you old-skoolers) And various other resources Known Issues: It isn't fully localised The sporadic toolbar bitmaps in 7zFM.exe still aren't resolved. I hope to get this fixed by Release 6, which will really be the last release Several people are reporting the Shutdown/Restart dialog is visually messed up when you choose Darkside or Luna Element Uninstallation issues:Cursor scheme isn't restored Visual style isn't perfectly restored TaskSwitchXP isn't uninstalled (but you can do that manually via the start menu) Uninstallation does not prompt you to restart after completing I'm currently performing final testing before uploading it. Before installing it I strongly recommend uninstalling Release 4 first. There was a bug in the xpize 5 Release 4 installer that means its Check for Updates functionality doesn't work anymore. People installing Release 4 will not get any notifications of an updated version, which is unfortunate.
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    xpize 5 Release 5

    There is a logfile saved to %user%\Local Settings\Temp\Anolis nice, then here is my log file: Ugh, it filled with errors. Try using Release 6 which I just pushed out and try again. Although I don't personally recommend installing xpize to a CD image since it misses out on a lot of things that you can only get by installing it locally. I prefer to keep my installation media "pure" (i.e. only add official Microsoft updates and drivers) and do everything else after installation.
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    Slipstreaming Xpize 5R5

    The instructions XPero posted in 2007 no-longer apply to xpize 5, they were for XPize 4.x which uses the Nullsoft Installer, whereas xpize 5 uses a system I wrote myself called Anolis, which is radically different to XPize 4.x. It isn't possible to build an xpized CD image "silently", I never built it in because I don't believe it's a user scenario worth supporting, not to mention the headaches it would introduce. What if, instead of "silent" you mean you'd like to automate the process by getting it to automatically xpize a CD directory all from the commandline without any user-interaction? Well, I haven't coded in support for that either, but it's something I could do in future. In the meanwhile, you can automate it yourself by using various GUI automation tools that use SendKeys with the xpize installer.
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