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W3bbo

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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.
  3. 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.
  6. 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    This is caused by outdated nVidia drivers.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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    Resourcer 0.9

    ------------------------------------------------------- Anolis.Resourcer - 0.9.0 Beta, released 2009-09-01 ------------------------------------------------------- Resourcer changes Added a menubar for those seeking Reshacker-like UI (you can disable either the menubar or the toolbar, or have both enabled at the same time) Note the menubar does not expose any new functionality that isn't already (directly or indirectly) accessible via the Toolbar (except for Help Contents) You can hide either the menubar or the toolbar, but not both A context menu on the toolbar lets you choose icon size and allows you to hide or show the toolbar or menubar [*] Thumbnails for bitmaps now maintain aspect ratio (rather than stretching to fill). Bitmaps smaller than the thumbnail area are now centred, rather than upscaled [*] Added a Help file, access it via Help > Help Topics [*] If a resource name only has one lang then its tree view node will not be expanded unless explicitly expandedVarious improvements to the Batch Export form [*]Library changes Fixed an issue with editing resources in Windows Vista (and later) where files with RC Config entries (listed as "MUI" resource types) could not be modified, even though the operation completed successfully The solution has been implemented as a workaround. A more purer solution exists, but would require implementing our own PE/COFF format reader, which is too much trouble [*] Fixed a major issue where icon directories lacking bit-depth information would be applied to a resource source without that information Bit-depths are now obtained from the DIB information if they're missing NOTE: PNG format subimage data is always assumed to be 32bpp [*] You can now choose to replace icons by replacing the subimages rather than merging them. Click the "Edit Factory Options..." button on the Replace Resource Form for more details. Download it.
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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.
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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

    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.
  21. 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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    xpize 5 Release 6

    Changelist: Fixed the Luna Element and Darkside Shutdown/Log-off dialogs Resources Improved or Added to:Windows Defender Internet Explorer 8 Cards Windows CardSpace System Error Reporting Windows' branding banner images for x64 systems [*]Improved uninstallation so all your settings are now reset [*]Added a Feedback system [*]And to top it all off, the download is over a megabyte smaller than Release 5 Downloaderise it.
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    xpize 5 Release 5

    There is a logfile saved to %user%\Local Settings\Temp\Anolis
  24. Uhm, I'm not sure what you're attempting to do here. The Anolis Installer doesn't support any kind of silent installation for many reasons (the main one being that installation takes over 2 minutes, even on a good machine, and not providing any feedback for that long is a bad idea). xpize 5R5 includes its own UxTheme patcher and does not require SFC to be disabled. Anyway, the steps you describe sound like you're installing xpize to your local machine and not a Windows CD image. Note that xpize 5R5 is incompatible with XPize 4.x's documentation, especially with respect to command-line switches. Also, what do you mean by "addon" in "the INF file"? I assume this is an nLite thing? Your universal extractor won't work on Anolis installation executables: packages are stored as LZMA-compressed tarballs put into the Managed Resource section of a CLR PE, not even 7-Zip can identify them. You need specialist tools to get at them. But there's no scenario where you'd ever need to get to the *.anop files. Did you watch the screencast I made about how to xpize a Windows CD? It's here:
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    xpize 5 Release 5

    What installation options did you choose?
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