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WPI 6.4.1 release!

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Windows Post-Install Wizard (WPI for short) is a hypertext application designed for giving users choice. While Windows XP offers many ways of customizing the setup process out of the box, its major drawback is the lack of being able to select which applications an end user may install. In the past, end users and administrators needed to either download the files manually, or create overly complex scripts that could only be used once. WPI allows you to create one image, which can then be custom configured, and optionally, automated, so that end users can install any applications that have been configured into WPI.

New Windows Style Theme:

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New Server Style Theme:

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New Vista Style Theme:

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Here is the 6.4 changelog:

v6.4.1 Updates - Released April 29th, 2008
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* Added a Vista Based theme (optimized for 1024x768 Res)
* Found an errant old "Glossy" theme entry
* Fixed the %reboot% issue
* Lang updates on a handful of languages New lang entry to guys so we need more
updates. Please check the lang_en.js for the new section.

** Updates by t64user from MSFN.org (Thank you very much!) **

* Localize the Confirm Delete when user delete a program config in Config Wizard.
* Added stuff to secure user (Popup Boxes reminding you to save in the options
and config wizards)
* Category list fixes and modifications.
* Bug correction Enable All Gadgets in function Clone Entry
* Problem in Localization with Options Wizard
* Truncated window in Options wizard (Better scrolling handling now)

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Notes and Extras

Suggested disk folder layout:

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With the above folder layout all your config entries should read like:

%wpipath%\Install\Blah.exe

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I have seperated the tools out from the main archive. You can download the tools here:

Tools archive.

Contents of the tools archive:

WPI Config Lister

CDSwitch

MakeISO.exe

3 Custom themes for CDSwitch

autorun.inf <-- Updated and fixed

WPI.ico New icon thanks to WolfX2

TaskKillS.exe from sadicq

TaskKillS Instructions

Cleanup.exe (Deletes ALL icons from the desktop)

Reboot.exe (Dialog box that will reboot in 60 sec unless cancel is pressed)

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Here is a quick start package that will set your windows disk up to use WPI after the desktop loads.

This is for use with all versions of Windows 2000, XP and 2003!

To make use of this archive all you need to do is unRAR it and place the %oem% folder beside the I386 and WPI folders.

Post $OEM$ Folder (The forum is messing up this link so copy www.wpiw.net/downloads/Post_$oem$.rar )

Contents of the Post %OEM% archive:

cmdlines.txt

RunWPI.inf

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Here is a quick start package that will set your windows disk up to use WPI with runonceex.

This is for use with all versions of Windows 2000, XP and 2003!

To make use of this archive all you need to do is unRAR it and place the %oem% folder beside the I386 and WPI folders.

$OEM$ Folder (The forum is messing up this link so copy www.wpiw.net/downloads/$oem$.rar )

Contents of the %OEM% archive:

cmdlines.txt

RunWPI.exe (Sets the runonceex and MCE themeing entries used for WPI)

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NEW!!!

An $OEM%\WPI folder that sets up your WPI for RunOnceEx with the official Zune Microsoft Theme!

$OEM$-Zune Folder (The forum is messing up this link so copy www.wpiw.net/downloads/$oem$-zune.rar )

Contents of the %OEM%-Zune archive:

cmdlines.txt

RunWPI_Zune.exe

Use is as the same as the one above...

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This is for use with all versions of Windows Vista!

To make use of this archive all you need to do is unRAR it and place the Sources folder at the root of your CD.

Sources Folder.

Contents of the Sources archive:

setupcomplete.cmd (This needs to be several folders deep so I preset the folders for you)

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1978 .png images for your pleasure to use in your tooltips or whatever!

PNG Collection.

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Here is a small tutorial on how to add an app to WPI!

Ok this is a sample (Very simple) configuration for CCleaner (A.K.A Crap Cleaner)

This assumes you have all of the WPI files either in the WPI folder at the root of your Windows cd or all of the WPI folders (Common, Graphics, WPIScripts, Tools, Install and Themes) and the file WPI.hta at the root of your cd.

Remember this is just the most basic and required entries for a program!

#1 Download the app and place it in the WPI\Install Folder. (CCleaner.exe in this example)

#2 Run WPI.hta and click on the "Config" button\Icon area.

#3 Choose the button at the very top above the config section that says "Add"

#4 Enter in the name section "CCleaner" <--No quotes! Then click on any other section of the config area to activate the rest of the wizard.

#5 You will notice the Unique ID section gets automatically configured for you.

#6 All apps are selected to be installed by default right from the start so if you don't want it selected by default you must uncheck this box. Also you can decide if you want this app to be a "Forced Install" or not.

#7 Choose a category for your app to be displayed in. If you want the app to be displayed in a category you don?t see simply chose other and a box will appear that will allow the entry of you choice.

#8 In the Command 1 section click on the little folder icon and browse to the WPI\Install folder and select the CCleaner.exe installer, this will place the full path to the installer in the commandline.

#9 Add the necessary switches for the program to run silently i.e. "%wpipath%\Install\CCleaner.exe" /s (This can be easily done for most standard apps by simply clicking on the USSF button on the far right of the commandline.)

#10 Select the Save and then the Exit buttons and you have now configured your first app!

Afterwards you can use an app like nLite, vLite, CDImageGUI or the Makeiso program included in the tools archive to make your CD w\WPI bootable again. MakeIso.exe = Adds "make bootable iso" to the right click menu of folders. It is a silent installer so DO NOT click on it 50x a simple double click is all that is need to install it. It can be uninstalled from the add\remove programs menu! Just go to the "Source" folder (The one that contains I386 and WPI) and right click then select MakeISO...

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Themes are now hosted on WPI.net!!!

Please remember and donate!

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Nice update! I will translate german parts, just a moment. :P

EDIT: The really delete entry, that should come if you delete an entry in the config I think, is not german, even if translated.

Edited by Dynaletik

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Hi Thanks for a nice update

I think i have found a bug in the latest 6.4 version??

i have a wpi with about 85 items, now when i run the wpi with all my items ticked

i sometimes get an install, installing twice

is anyone else haveing this problem, i have checked the script file and there is defo not 2 entries for any of the programs

i have attached a screen shot so u can clearley see whats going on (Foxit, WhereisIt,7zip)

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omg i am sorry what a stupid fool i was :)

it seems that the files were getting duped because for some reason , in my options file under installer/categories sort order i had 2 System Utilities items.

sort order

CD/DVD Tools,Desktop Enhancers,Games,Internet,MultiMedia,Office,Registry Tweaks,System Resources,System Security,System Utilities,System Utilities,WPI OPTIONS,

i dont remeber changing anything in there ?? but of course i removed the offending item and its all working perfect :)

here is my config file anyways maybe it can help someone

config.7z

Edited by sT0n3r

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EDIT: The really delete entry, that should come if you delete an entry in the config I think, is not german, even if translated.

I see the problem of the untranslated delete confirm dialog, it's really not translated. I see also a hack in this translation because it's not really

conform to the translation stuff in code (lack of [lang] in language files. I have fixed it and I work on other part's locallization (SortOrder box).

I send all stuff to Kel when it's ready for a future release.

Regards

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I just tried 4 random themes from the theme page and they all worked fine.

Nothing was changed in the theming engine.

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I just tried Themes :

Almulder, Dyna, EverDawn, EverDawn2, Evil_Vista, Glossy, Glossy_Horiz, Homepage, Kimbra, Leopard, mritter_euDock, Muiz, Royale, spoof_euDock, Tango, Tiny, Ultimate,

Vaio, Vista_d, Win2003, Win2k, Wolf_Vista.

All works, only small vertical offset problems or text size for 2 or 3.

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Im not using standard themes, but my own.

the exit button is suddenly on the right side etc.

sux

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WTF?!?! How in the hell can I help you if all your going to do is B*tch?

You need to post your theme so I can help update it or just STFU.

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