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  1. Is there a way to reserve Win 10's without IDENTIFYING the machine? Lets say, I have a Win 8 Pro license from the $14.99 sale that I am not currently using on a machine, as yet? I figured Win 10 upgrades for OEM licenses would be tied to machine and non OEM licenses would be tied to previous License code?
  2. I seem to be unable to create a "fully" working multiboot/install DVD using the "Create Windows 98/ME/NT/2K/XP/2003 all in one installation DVD" I replaced Windows 2003 with Windows 95 (Version C) as I planned to put 2003 on a different DVD with newer versions of windows on it. When I try booting any of the disk I put on there they show an error about not being able to find the setup/installation files. For some reason Win 95 - ME will still work if I type "setup" (D:\WinME\setup for Windows ME installer) and continue normally. Windows NT 4.0 doesn't boot at all and when I attempt editing the iso and add the I386 for WinNT to the root folder it will boot but BSDO when setup starts. Windows 2000 and XP both boot but fail to start at all giving me a "insert Win 2000/XP disk into drive A:" error and I can't find a way to fix that at all. I use UltraEdit (Version and Oracle VirtualBox (Version 4.3.30 r 10610 64-Bit) on Windows 10 Tech Preview 64-Bit (Build 10270) to build/test the ISO. Message me for images/files if you need them. If anyone has any ideas please help or suggest another method of combining these disk to a DVD Iso or USB drive. Guide I used: http://www.magiciso.com/tutorials/miso-create-multi-os-cd.htm Link to images of the errors/iso: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9uFvN9K3tPWfnpmTVJ1VnkzdThQQTNjZ1NuUE53WFdZdk1jQWFTVUtocGZYY3E5Z0lTMms&authuser=0 P.S.: If I posted this to the wrong forum section, just feel free to tell me where it should be or move it there if possible.
  3. Windows NTFS Compression and Native Boot VHD/ VHDX? Issues or Conflicts? I am currently cleaning out my Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1 for a 2 step upgrade > Win 8 > Win 8.1 and then will convert it to VHD. I have this \Windows\Installer folder that is taking a lot of space and seems to be unused mostly. Eventually, I wish to clean it out/ delete it or major stuff inside it. But, till then I was considering "compressing" option it as suggested here instead of delete/ remap right now. http://superuser.com/questions/23479/is-it-safe-to-delete-from-c-windows-installer http://superuser.com/questions/707767/how-can-i-to-free-up-drive-space-from-the-windows-installer-folder-without-killi If I do this right now (during Win 7 > 8 > 8.1) I am wondering this will cause any issues creatingin or running the VHD? I googled around for VHD and NTFS compression and did not find anything good or bad either way (with exception that Windows XP and VHD had some issues) http://blogs.msdn.com/b/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2007/05/24/be-careful-with-vhds-and-windows-xp-compressed-folders.aspx
  4. This is not something that happens particularly often, but when it does, it can be extremely frustrating. Every once in a while, I may be browsing the web, playing Doom, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, or doing something else on my Windows 98 machine, and suddenly, the shell stops responding and everything becomes unusably slow. Most of the time, I can do the three-finger salute, kill every open application and Explorer, and the desktop respawns, and I can go back to what I was doing. However, sometimes the system becomes so unresponsive that it completely locks up. The screen becomes a still image, the mouse pointer doesn't move, and the keyboard doesn't respond either. Even pressing the power button on the front of the case does nothing. Ctrl+Alt+Del has no effect, either. It's as if Windows was just frozen in time. I once let the machine sit for two hours like that to see if it would finish whatever it was doing, only to come back with it still locked up as ever. As much as I absolutely hate doing this, I have no choice but to hard reset. I hold the power button down for 5 seconds to forcibly power off the machine, and then turn it back on and wait for ScanDisk to take its sweet time checking the disk for errors before Windows boots up. This happens maybe once or twice a week for me, but it's still infuriating. Has anyone else experienced things like this? Are there any ways to diagnose this when it happens and find the cause.
  5. Easy and detailed instructions. This is better than those Automated Apps like WinReducer and Win Toolkit which usually are buggy. Here you Right click the batch file and choose to run as Admin and then go have coffee. It's that easy. Attached photo is the folder structure to what we will create. This guide will slipstream all updates and clean up the image and convert the image to and from ESD<--->WIM Prepare and Slipstream Updates In to a Windows 8.1 .wim or .esd Image (Including Update 1) What you need: install.wim image file from the Windows installation media. If it is an install.esd image file then you can read the instructions on page 3 of this guide to convert it to an install.wim image file or create a Virtual Machine to do it (See page 4). Your install.wim or install.esd file is in the “Sources” folder which is found in the Windows Installation Media.2 batch files called update.bat and udate1.bat (Batch Commands are on this page)Windows updates downloader: http://www.windowsupdatesdownloader.com/ProgramFiles.aspxYour main computer that you will perform this task on should be Windows 8.1. You will need to Install Windows ADK for Windows 8.1 which is found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn247001.aspx. Attached picture is the folder structure. Batch File Commands to inject the 40+ updates for update.bat MD %~dp0WIN8 "c:\program files (x86)\windows kits\8.1\assessment and deployment kit\deployment tools\amd64\dism\Dism.exe" /Mount-Wim /WimFile:%~dp0install.wim /Index:1 /MountDir:%~dp0WIN8 "c:\program files (x86)\windows kits\8.1\assessment and deployment kit\deployment tools\amd64\dism\Dism.exe" /image:%~dp0WIN8 /Add-Package /PackagePath:"%~dp0patches" "c:\program files (x86)\windows kits\8.1\assessment and deployment kit\deployment tools\amd64\dism\Dism.exe" /image:%~dp0WIN8 /Get-Packages | more "c:\program files (x86)\windows kits\8.1\assessment and deployment kit\deployment tools\amd64\dism\Dism.exe" /Image:%~dp0WIN8 /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase pause "c:\program files (x86)\windows kits\8.1\assessment and deployment kit\deployment tools\amd64\dism\Dism.exe" /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:%~dp0WIN8 /commit Batch File Commands to inject Update 1 for update1.bat MD %~dp0WIN8 "c:\program files (x86)\windows kits\8.1\assessment and deployment kit\deployment tools\amd64\dism\Dism.exe" /Mount-Wim /WimFile:%~dp0install.wim /Index:1 /MountDir:%~dp0WIN8 "c:\program files (x86)\windows kits\8.1\assessment and deployment kit\deployment tools\amd64\dism\Dism.exe" /image:%~dp0WIN8 /Add-Package /PackagePath:"%~dp0patches" "c:\program files (x86)\windows kits\8.1\assessment and deployment kit\deployment tools\amd64\dism\Dism.exe" /image:%~dp0WIN8 /Get-Packages | more pause "c:\program files (x86)\windows kits\8.1\assessment and deployment kit\deployment tools\amd64\dism\Dism.exe" /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:%~dp0WIN8 /commit Instructions (Page 2) We need to Download the zip file named ‘Tools U Need” from my OneDrive and extract it, it will create the folder and files structure for you. Don’t modify the file or folder names with the exception of the main folder, which can be named to whatever you want. Skip to step 4 when completed. The Batch files will already be created. OneDrive address: https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=FF876747A444836D%2115004 To manually create the folder structure you need to make a folder and name it to whatever you like. Open that folder and create another folder and name it: patches If you need to convert install.esd to install.wim you will need to unzip the “Tools U Need” zip file and copy and paste the ESDtoWIM folder and its contents to the folder you created. It should also be outside the patches folder. Make 2 blank text files and name each file update.bat and update1.bat. Now copy and paste the text for each batch file command from page 1 into the corresponding file. Update.bat is for the 40+ updates and update1.bat is for update 1. Place these to batch files outside the patches folder. Copy your install.wim file to the folder that was created, which will be outside the patches folder, “NOT” in the patches folder. If the original file was a .esd file then see my instructions to convert the install.esd to install.wim.. Now all you need is the updates that you will download from the “Windows Update Downloader”. Download the update list from this page: http://www.windowsupdatesdownloader.com/UpdateLists.aspx (It’s a small file). Once finished downloading you need to Double Click it to add the list to the Windows Updates Downloader. Start the Windows Update Downloader, choose the operating system update list In the Windows updates Downloader, and then choose the Security Updates, Non-Security Updates and both versions of .Net Framework. Updates in the Optional folder won’t work. Start the download. All updates MUST be in the .msu format. Once the updates are downloaded, you need to copy and paste all the updates in to the “patches” folder. Make sure that you only copy the updates to the patches folder. In other words, there should be NO folders inside the patches folder. Only .msu (update) files can be in the patches folder. You can delete the ESDtoWIM folder if you are not going to use the command line tool to convert install.esd to install.wim. Now, the Structure of the folder you are working in should have only 5 items: An ”ESDtoWIM” folder, a “patches folder”, update.bat file, update1.bat file and an “install.wim” file. All .msu updates should be in the patches folder. Now Right click the update.bat file and choose to run as Administrator. Once it installs all the updates it will ask you to hit any key. Hit any key until is shows all the updates and continues. You will have to hit any key many times until it begins the last phase. Once it is finish, you can repeat step 7 through 9 but use the update1.bat file for the Windows 8.1 update 1 .msu files (There are 6 needed downloading). Once everything is finished then you can replace the old install.wim file in the Windows install media with the new one. Again, if the original was an install.esd file then it needs to be converted first to install.wim file.File Conversion Instructions (Page 3) Convert install.esd to install.wim From the “Tools U Need” folder which can be downloaded here: https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=FF876747A444836D%2115004, find and open the ESDtoWIM folder Right click the file named ESD2WIM.cmd and choose “Run As Administrator” Copy and paste (or type) the complete path location of the install.esd file. Example: C:\Work Folder\install.esd Press the enter key and wait for the process to finish. The location of the install.wim file will be in the “C” drive when the process finishes. C:\install.wim Continue with step 4 on the instructions page (Page 2).Convert install.wim to install.esd If the original file was an install.esd file then you will need to convert the install.wim file back to an install.esd file. Before we begin, make sure there is no file in C:\ called install.esd. In other words delete any file in this exact path C:\install.esd Copy the install.wim file to the C:\ directory. Example: C:\install.wim Click “Start” and do a search by typing: cmd Look for a file called cmd.exe in the search results. Right click cmd.exe and choose to “Run as Administrator” A black box will open. In the black box, Copy and paste the command in step 6 below and then hit the enter key. dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:"C:\install.wim" /SourceIndex:1 /DestinationImageFile:"C:\install.esd" /Compress:recovery It will take a very long time and a lot of processing during the conversion. So have patients. When it’s finished you will find the file called install.esd at this location C:\install.esd JJJCongratulationsJJJ You have completed the process of slipstreaming Windows updates and update 1 in to Windows 8.1 Install media. J Good luck J Installing Windows 8.1 to a VHD and using imageX to capture back the image as install.wim (Page 4) If you prefer not to use the command to convert the install.esd file to an install.wim file then you can create a virtual machine and install windows 8.1 in to it and then capture the VHD image back to an install.wim file. Here is how you do it. What you need: Windows 8.1 ISO, DVD or USB stick made bootable with Windows 8.1Microsoft Hyper-V (included as an add-on in Windows 8.1 Pro) or Virtual BoxFor Windows 8.0 serial key users: These generic keys will allow the correct version of Windows 8.1 to be installed. You will HAVE TO activate with your purchased Windows 8.0 key once all is installed. It will work 100%.334NH-RXG76-64THK-C7CKG-D3VPT for Non-Pro versionXHQ8N-C3MCJ-RQXB6-WCHYG-C9WKB for Pro versionKnowledge of these Virtual machinesImageX which comes with the Windows ADK for Windows 8.1Knowledge of the CMD command prompt.Knowledge of “SysPrep”Instructions Create a Virtual disk. The disk should be either VHD or VHDX Install Windows 8.1 in the virtual machine Press Ctrl + Shift + F3 when the Installation gets to the screen where you create a computer name. This will log you in automatically as the Administrator and start the SysPrep process. In the SysPrep preparation tool, make sure you choose “Enter system out of box experience”, and then check the box that says “Generalize”. The next drop-down menu: choose “Shutdown”. Click OK and the Virtual machine will shut down when finished. Now locate where the Virtual Disk that has Windows 8.1 installed on it. Mount that drive and give it a drive letter Make sure you installed ImageX which comes with the Windows ADK for Windows 8.1 Click the Start button and type cmd for command prompt. In the search results choose “Deployment and Imaging Tools Environment”. A command black box will open. Type the following: imagex /compress maximum /capture F:\ C:\install.wim "Windows 8.1 Pro" (F is the drive letter you gave the virtual drive when you mounted it, change it to whatever it is) Hit Enter and wait for it to finish. Look in the C drive where you copied the virtual drive and you will also see the install.wim file. This is the file you need to inject all those updates in to. You can now delete the Virtual drive and the ESD file.
  6. hi all. i get a new pc yesterday and i installed windows 98 in it, all want fine after some problems, but now i get some more i hope you guys can help me out. here is the pc i get: Pentium 4 HT 3.0 / 1MB / 800 s478 SL7PMAsrock mobo P4I65GDelta 250W PSU2x1GB PC3200 400MHz @ = 2GB dual channel DDR250GB Seagate SATADVD-RW Optiarc AD-5170AnVidia GeForce FX6200 128MBC-Media AC'97 Audio m. FP-AudioRealtek RTL8139 100Mb Network3x PCI free slotCard Reader, 1x Printer Port2x SATA, 1xIDE, 80mm Chassis FanKeyboard and mouse connectors i have turned off hyper threadingand i only use one 1 GB ram ddr stick i don't get any lower atm, i will get later on. here is my problems: 1. i can't get my drive to lower then 250 i trys my a patirtion on win7 when in uninstalled that system but 98 wanted to remove it and did not give me a chans to set my own. 2. after i installed all driver and unofficel service pack 3.44 i even installed kernelEX and some games:now i can't get into MD-DOS mode nor can i turn of my PC even if i say shut down it only resets it self, allways when i press shout down it are on the reset tab even i try to anything else after it reset it still on the reset not the privisely option where it should be.i just realised it, so i thought it might be of any help. i ahve tryd uninstalling kernelEX still some problems. if i messed up anywhere play help,
  7. Have you ever looked at the logon screen in Windows Server 2003 R2 and thought "Wait a minute. Something looks a little bit off here." Well, you'd be right. In every version of Windows NT 5.x there are two banner bitmaps that are used on the logon screen. One used for the logon prompt, and the one used for the status messages between the differing stages of logging on. That is every version, except Server 2003 R2 (and also Windows XP Embedded, but anyway.). It looks like this: For some reason Microsoft just never bothered to make two bitmaps. But I did: See. Much better. Most of you will probably think that this is totally stupid and doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. But for those of you that do think it matters, here are what you need. These registry values for Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (only). Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\CustomBrand][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\CustomBrand\{F20B21BE-5E3D-11d2-8789-68CB20524153}]@="r2brand.dll, -1001"[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\CustomBrand\{F20B21BF-5E3D-11d2-8789-68CB20524153}]@="r2brand.dll, -1002"[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\CustomBrand\{F20B21C0-5E3D-11d2-8789-68CB20524153}]@="r2brand.dll, -1010"[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\CustomBrand\{F20B21C1-5E3D-11d2-8789-68CB20524153}]@="r2brand.dll, -1011"And this modified version of "r2brand.dll" with the new added bitmap images. http://www.mediafire.com/download/786f3e33er8vao4/r2brand.dll Note: This is not for the x64 Editions of Windows Server 2003 R2. Replace r2brand.dll - through the Recovery Console or whatever method you have - first, then run the registry file. _______________________ For those of you not running Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition, you'll need to delve into the registry a little bit. Got to that part of the registry and you should find references to the same resource in r2brand.dll. The bottom two references are the banner for the logon prompt. One is a black and white basic image, and the other is the full colour version. (the one that needs to be changed). The full colour version that we need to change in this case is the 3rd one down in that list of four keys. Change the value in that key to the number that corresponds to your version of Server 2003 R2. Example: If you have Enterprise Edition, use 1013. If you have Datacenter Edition, use 1015. Reboot, and that should be that. Sooner or later I'll come up with a registry file that works on all three major releases of Server 2003 R2, and then maybe the x64 Editions.
  8. Hey all, I am here for advice/help on getting Windows 98se to work on a Compaq Presario SR1090NX Desktop. I seem to be able to find all the drivers I need for getting everything to work, but I am having an issue where the IDE controller is having a resource conflict, this doesn't happen in Windows XP SP3. The reason this is a issue is because it leads to the system not being able to detect either optical drive. It seems no amount of fiddling with the settings in the bios does anything. It also seems that when I get all the drivers installed, the system will lock up at random times, sometimes it will give me control again, sometimes it won't. Also, is this computer "too new" to run 98se correctly? I'll give a rundown of the specs in-case it helps. CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3400+ Processor @2.20 GHZ Ram: 1GB DDR PC-2700 Chipset: Nvidia nForce 3 (Drivers: http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_udp_win9x_4.27.html ) Video Card: Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 (Drivers: http://www.nvidia.com/object/win9x_81.98 ) HDD: 200GB Western Digital (40GB for Win98se) Also some generic modem, USB card reader (works with USB driver), 1394 port (works out of the box), a 1.44MB floppy drive, a DVD/CD-RW and CD-Rom. I'll try to provide more info if needed.
  9. Does there exist a guide for installing the unofficial Windows 2000 updates? I've been experimenting and using Windows 2000 with the unofficial updates for a while now, and I'm still not 100% sure in which order the updates should be installed in. Not only that, but I'm also curious about what other updates there may be, and the Unofficial Service Pack 5 and how useful it really is when you already have a Windows 2000 with all of the official updates from Microsoft. I have learned already that tomasz86's and BlackWingCat's packages should not be installed together. For example, installing Unofficial Update Rollup and then BlackWingCat's extended kernel files will make Windows blue screen at the desktop. Or at least in my experience it has. I'm still kinda wondering what benefit exactly the Unofficial Service Pack 5 has now. The way I see things: back in the day (2006, I think), having all of those post-SP4 updates incorporated into one package would've been advantageous. But now, as long as Windows 2000 is already up to date when the unofficial packages are installed, what's the point? Maybe I'm missing something, I'm just assuming that USP 5 was designed with update convenience in mind. If you have experimented with the unofficial updates for Windows 2000, I kindly ask you to share your experiences. What worked for you? What didn't work for you? It'd be nice to know what is recommended and what should be avoided, so that newcomers such as myself have a better grip on the process from the beginning.
  10. How do we install AeroGlass for Windows 10 (the experimental build of aero glass)
  11. Look out, if You use Windows 7, 8.0 and 8.1 - update prepare Your Windows to be upgraded to Windows 10 without telling You !!!!! Windows 10 is still months away, but that isn’t stopping Microsoft from deploying some tools that will remind users to update to the newest operating system once it becomes available. A recent “recommended” patch showed up in Windows Update, linked to KB3035583, which seemingly prepares machines for the new OS. The knowledge base article describes the patch as enabling additional capabilities for Windows Update notifications in Windows 8.0, 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1. But looking at the files the patch installs in System 32, we can see that at least one of the executables mentions downloading Windows 10. Not only that, but the patch itself seems to pave the way for Microsoft to display ads and notifications to users, letting them know when the new OS becomes available.
  12. StefansART

    A comment i posted on W10 TP forum

    LISTEN UP INSIDERS ! According to Andre Da Costa must insiders that don't like what Windows 10 has become stop use Microsoft's products. He recommends us to start use Linux or Mac instead. As a businessowner i already have decided to boycott Microsoft as long as they continue to force their ModernUI, Store, Apps, Skype, Onedrive, the dysfunctional startmenu, p2p updates and a non-controllable Windows Update...and the list goes on and on...down Our throats ! I won't support that Windows will be some sort of a toy or mobile OS for high end desktops. Therefore i have sold off all my Microsoft stocks. Read 5th comment from above here and see for Yourself that we, the disappointed insiders, aren't welcome here [Note: on Win 10 TP Forum] any more: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/insider_wintp-insider_install/awesome-and-impressive-is-microsoft-being/87a41a75-c35d-4dc4-a6b0-2b26fa59abf8?page=5 StefansART The original link on Windows 10 TP forum: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/insider_wintp-insider_perf/listen-up-insiders/9ed4e85c-987b-44f4-a51f-93f26d13c976?tm=1427030717153
  13. StefansART

    Newbie here !

    Hi there, i am new here and i am looking forward to meet other people with my interests. I have been in many IT-related educations, here in my country, Sweden. It's a long list so i won't make You sleepy with them.... Since the end of the 1980's i have been in to music productions. Between 2008 and 2012 i was ranked as the 70th best music producer in the world. I do also create digital art and like to discuss politics. I hope i get some friends here. My name is Stefan. You find my music here: https://soundcloud.com/therealdjtightlips
  14. I'm sure this has been reported, and there is probably a fix. I tried Googling it and searching for it here to no avail. I probably just wasn't wording my search correctly. My problem: the Internet icon in the start menu will not change to the default browser or to the one specified as it is supposed to do. My default browser is set to Mozilla Firefox (for obvious reasons) and even set in the start menu settings, but it doesn't reflect on the Internet icon. Microsoft update didn't work either, but I saw the thread here about it and downgraded the muweb.dll to x.256 or whatever it was. I do have the POS update registry edit if that makes any difference. This copy of Windows XP was installed yesterday. It has updates from onepiece slipstreamed (by nLite).
  15. Anybody know how to change the appearance of the menus in Windows? I'm looking to change this: To this:
  16. The ability to lock the taskbar was introduced in Windows XP. I would like to be able to do that in Windows 2000. Is it as easy as changing or adding some registry value? I really have no idea how it works. I'm guessing that there are resources that need to be added to system files and everything. Maybe someone with more technical knowledge can shed some light on the situation. All I know is that I'm forever accidentally modifying parts of the taskbar: Accidentally make it double-height, accidentally changing the order of the quick launch icons and even somehow grabbing the quick launch bar and putting it on the other side of the taskbar, by the clock.
  17. If you want to use Wi-Fi on Windows 2000, you have to use the configurator that comes bundled with your driver, like Intel PRO/Set for example. Trouble is, these configurators aren't always great, and seem to overcomplicate simple things, like having the system connected to its appropriate network by the time it reaches the logon screen at startup. I would like to be able to use the Wireless Zero configurator from Windows XP on Windows 2000. I'm not really sure where to start, but I think at least two services (Wireless Zero Configuration and NDIS Usermode I/O Protocol) need to be installed on Windows 2000 and probably some system files too. Has anyone else tried this before? A Google search didn't return anything related.
  18. govesxav

    why stop at 64 bits

    why windows and other operating systems(linux,ubuntu,FreeBsd...) stopped at 64 bits.If they continued their innovative journey,are we going to see 128 bits windows,linux.and moving further,are we gonna see 256,512 bits windows etc.i think if they r there,then they would be faster.
  19. So I'm having this issue with the UniFi controller software, I'd like to be able to login and see the status of my access point and upgrade it too, but I can never do that because each time I restart my computer, the software gets removed for some reason. I don't know what is going on. All settings are still on my computer and the AP continues to work just fine, I just can't manage it. There is a folder in the application menu, but all what is there is "Uninstall UniFi"..there was several items there before I restarted Windows and now its just that. Someone told me that it has something to do with Java and 64 Bit..but not sure what has to do with it. Running Windows 7 64 Bit. Hopefully I can get this problem fixed.
  20. hello guys i have aero everything works fine just 1 problem it does not autostart on reboot why.. the Status stays at Queued how come in Task Scheduler any fix for this cause i have to go to task scheduler to run the aero everytime..
  21. Hi ! I need your help ! I wanted to have aero efects on win8.1 but when I installed aeroglass I got This . Please someone tell me how to get back square corners. Please <3
  22. Back in 2010 I wanted to do this. I searched high and low on the interweb, trying to find someone else that had done it before. Unfortunately it seemed to be one of those things that confused a lot of people. People on forums and what not seemingly didn't realise that there was a difference between the Classic Theme, and the Luna theme without the actual visual style applied (what you get when you disable the Themes service). Well, there is. What I'm about to cover is the method that I've discovered of changing the theme on the Windows XP classic style logon screen to use the Windows 2000 style Windows Classic Theme. Why on earth would you want to do such a thing? If you prefer to use the Windows 2000 style Windows Classic Theme and the Windows 2000 style classic logon screen on Windows XP, you'll notice that there is a change in appearance between reaching the logon screen, and then reaching the desktop after logging in. There is really only one reason to change the theme on the logon screen in my case: because I want everything to match. There ya go. I'm really not sure if it would make anything faster. Though it certainly does look nicer over a remote connection, such as RDP. I have discovered two different ways of doing this. Both require accessing the SYSTEM account in different ways. There really is no way around it. If it can be done in the registry, I don't know where to look. One of the methods requires messing with sethc.exe in the System32 folder (the sticky keys executable), and the other involves pulling a trick with Command Prompt. I'll be showing the latter. _________________________ The first thing you want to do is, log on to an administrator account. If a domain administrator account is what you have, that should work just the same. Then open Command Prompt and enter: at 10:41 /interactive “cmd.exe” Where "10:41" is a time just after the current time. If it's 19:17 (7:17PM), enter 19:18 or 19:19 for example. I think the time does need to be entered in the 24-hour format, though I'm not sure. That command will schedule a new task, for Command Prompt to open. And because the system is taking care of that task, Command Prompt will open under the SYSTEM account. Once the system opens Command Prompt for you, you'll need to open the Task Manager and "kill" explorer.exe. The taskbar and desktop icons should disappear. Warning: Do not confuse the two open Command Prompt windows. Make sure to close the one used to schedule the task, and you should be left with the one opened by the system. Then you go to your system Command Prompt window and enter: explorer.exe You should see some activity. Running explorer.exe should log on to the SYSTEM account. Once it does, you can check the start menu and you should see the SYSTEM username. Now it's just a simple matter of changing the theme. It should be the default Luna blue with the bliss background (even though the background is not present on the logon screen, I think if you change it, it will be set there). You don't have to change it to the Classic Theme. Literally what ever style you want should work. This method may even work on Windows 2000 to change its logon screen theme appearance. Warning #2: Remember, this is the SYSTEM account. It's the most powerful account in any Windows NT install. It has control over everything. I would advise just to set the theme the way you want and leave. Changing the start menu style and things like that don't make any difference to the way the logon screen will look anyway. And I would advise against running any software or accessing any network resources. So once you've got the SYSTEM account looking the way you want, simply open the start menu and click "Log off". Once you do, it should log off of the SYSTEM account and go back to the logon screen. Sort of "logonception". And once you get to the logon screen, you should be greated with your custom theme style! Oh, happy days. "And that's that."
  23. I want to make my programs compatible with all versions of Windows from Windows 95 to Windows 8. I'm currently working on a small word processor and I need to have working open and save file requesters. However, I can't seem to get the GetOpenFileName function to work properly. This is the code for a simple bitmap viewer program I made. It runs fine on Windows 98, XP, Vista, and 7, but on Windows 95, GetOpenFileName fails, and CommDlgExtendedError() returns error code 1 (CDERR_STRUCTSIZE). Now, I specified sizeof(ofn) for ofn.lStructSize, which should be valid, and it is on other Windows versions. Any ideas why this happens? #include <windows.h>#include <stdio.h>#include <commctrl.h>#define MSGBOX_ERROR(MESSAGE) MessageBox(NULL, MESSAGE, NULL, MB_OK|MB_ICONERROR)#define COMMAND_EXIT 9000#define COMMAND_OPEN 9001#define COMMAND_STRETCH 9002LRESULT CALLBACK MainWndProc(HWND hwnd, UINT msg, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam){ static BOOL IsStretched; static HBITMAP hBmp; switch(msg) { case WM_PAINT: { if(hBmp==NULL) //Leave WM_PAINT to DefWindowProc if no bitmap is loaded. goto defwndproc; RECT client_rect; GetClientRect(hwnd,&client_rect); BITMAP bmp; PAINTSTRUCT ps; HDC hdc = BeginPaint(hwnd, &ps); HDC hdcmem = CreateCompatibleDC(hdc); HBITMAP hbmOld = SelectObject(hdcmem, hBmp); GetObject(hBmp,sizeof(bmp),&bmp); if(IsStretched) StretchBlt(hdc,0,0,client_rect.right-client_rect.left,client_rect.bottom-client_rect.top,hdcmem,0,0,bmp.bmWidth,bmp.bmHeight,SRCCOPY); else BitBlt(hdc,0,0,bmp.bmWidth,bmp.bmHeight,hdcmem,0,0,SRCCOPY); SelectObject(hdcmem, hbmOld); DeleteDC(hdcmem); EndPaint(hwnd, &ps); break; } case WM_CREATE: { HMENU hMenuBar = CreateMenu(); HMENU hFileMenu = CreatePopupMenu(); HMENU hViewMenu = CreatePopupMenu(); AppendMenu(hFileMenu,MF_STRING,COMMAND_OPEN,"&Open"); AppendMenu(hFileMenu,MF_SEPARATOR,0,NULL); AppendMenu(hFileMenu,MF_STRING,COMMAND_EXIT,"&Exit"); AppendMenu(hViewMenu,MF_STRING|MF_UNCHECKED,COMMAND_STRETCH,"&Stretch to fit window"); AppendMenu(hMenuBar,MF_STRING|MF_POPUP,(UINT)hFileMenu,"&File"); AppendMenu(hMenuBar,MF_STRING|MF_POPUP,(UINT)hViewMenu,"&View"); SetMenu(hwnd,hMenuBar); IsStretched = FALSE; break; } case WM_SIZE: if(IsStretched) InvalidateRect(hwnd,NULL,FALSE); break; case WM_COMMAND: switch(LOWORD(wParam)) { case COMMAND_OPEN: { OPENFILENAME ofn; char szFile[MAX_PATH]; ZeroMemory(&ofn,sizeof(ofn)); ofn.lStructSize = sizeof(ofn); ofn.hwndOwner = hwnd; ofn.lpstrFile = szFile; ofn.lpstrFile[0] = '\0'; ofn.nMaxFile = sizeof(szFile); ofn.lpstrFilter = "Windows Bitmap (*.bmp)\0*.bmp\0All Files\0*.*\0"; ofn.nFilterIndex = 1; ofn.lpstrFileTitle = NULL; ofn.nMaxFileTitle = 0; ofn.lpstrInitialDir = NULL; ofn.Flags = OFN_PATHMUSTEXIST|OFN_FILEMUSTEXIST; GetOpenFileName(&ofn); //Testing to see if GetOpenFileName worked if(fopen(ofn.lpstrFile,"r")==NULL) { char errorbuf[20]; sprintf(errorbuf,"Failed to open a file. Error code: %hu",(unsigned short)CommDlgExtendedError()); MSGBOX_ERROR(errorbuf); return 0; } hBmp = LoadImage(NULL,szFile,IMAGE_BITMAP,0,0,LR_LOADFROMFILE); if(!hBmp) MSGBOX_ERROR("Failed to load bitmap."); InvalidateRect(hwnd,NULL,FALSE); UpdateWindow(hwnd); break; } case COMMAND_EXIT: goto close; case COMMAND_STRETCH: IsStretched = !IsStretched; InvalidateRect(hwnd,NULL,TRUE); break; } break; case WM_CLOSE: close: ExitProcess(0); default: defwndproc: return DefWindowProc(hwnd,msg,wParam,lParam); } return 0;}int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hInst, HINSTANCE hPrevInstance, LPSTR lpCmdLine, int nCmdShow){ InitCommonControls(); WNDCLASS rwc; rwc.style = 0; rwc.lpfnWndProc = MainWndProc; rwc.cbClsExtra = 0; rwc.cbWndExtra = 0; rwc.hInstance = hInst; rwc.hIcon = NULL; rwc.hCursor = LoadCursor(NULL, IDC_ARROW); rwc.hbrBackground = (HBRUSH)(COLOR_APPWORKSPACE+1); rwc.lpszMenuName = NULL; rwc.lpszClassName = "yo mama"; RegisterClass(&rwc); HWND hMainWnd = CreateWindow("yo mama", "Bitmap Viewer", WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW, CW_USEDEFAULT, CW_USEDEFAULT, 450, 450, 0, 0, hInst, 0); ShowWindow(hMainWnd,nCmdShow); UpdateWindow(hMainWnd); MSG msg; msgloop: GetMessage(&msg,NULL,0,0); TranslateMessage(&msg); DispatchMessage(&msg); goto msgloop;}
  24. ShadowofElements


    Yesterday, midway through a skype call, skype suddenly stopped working, so I tried to reopen it. My computer screen then went black to be followed by a blue screen with SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION at the top. I have read numerous posts about this with no set solution, so here is a link to the dump file: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8IfJMTnm6ShcmtjUGJ5SDJIbDQ/edit?usp=sharing I uninstalled Skype, and I tried to reinstall it. The blue screen came up mid-way the install. This happens every time I try to install it. If anyone has a solution, it would be greatly appreciated.
  25. Stefan43

    Windows Embedded POSReady 2009

    Hello, Can I use Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 as my everyday OS. For internet, games and listening to music? Or can I only use Windows XP Home Edition/Professional for that?