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Guys i have a question, how to add applications to pre install it using nlite ??, i tried converting my .exe installer files to .msi to become a silent installer and when i click start the process it says error when it reaches the step of integrating those applications, the question is did i placed the application in a right step ??, coz i added it to the integrate section and first it said that it has to be in a folder named ASCII so i made a folder named ASCII where the same direcotry of windows xp sp3 files is, and another thing, i found some files in the I386 folder like for example TASKMGR.EX_ which is recognized as EX_ file, i thought that it is the real application that will be installed in %WINDOWSDIR%\system32 so i copied my modified taskmgr.exe that is currently being used and i renamed it to TASKMGR.EX_ which mean its rootname is also changed, and i also replaced the original TASKMGR.EX_, will it work ??, like what i mean is when the windows xp sp3 is fully installed will the TASKMGR be modded ??, hope you guys understand my question and i am looking forward for your help,,

heres a snapshot of the error i had when integrating some installers

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-you can have an msi file installing (automatically) after XP install, but this is not what you want. You want to integrate your application. Check the "applications addons" subforum for CAB files that you CAN integrate via nLite (as AddOn), or how to make those CAB files.

-you do not rename an exe into an ex_, you compress it (using the command "makecab" for instance).

To make sure all goes well without wasting cdroms, you can test your installation (iso) using programs like VirtualBox.

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-you can have an msi file installing (automatically) after XP install, but this is not what you want. You want to integrate your application. Check the "applications addons" subforum for CAB files that you CAN integrate via nLite (as AddOn), or how to make those CAB files.

-you do not rename an exe into an ex_, you compress it (using the command "makecab" for instance).

To make sure all goes well without wasting cdroms, you can test your installation (iso) using programs like VirtualBox.

hmm sounds complicated though ill try to study hard on it, what i want is to automatically install some applications after the windows boot setup via silent installation, how to di do that makecab command of your telling ??, actually i have wasted 1 cd which went go wrong while the installation haha, ill try your reply, thankx in advance !!

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how to do that makecab command
Copy your modified taskmgr.exe to C:\ Then, open Command Prompt (Start->Run->write cmd->press Enter) and write
makecab c:\taskmgr.exe c:\taskmgr.ex_

Then you can copy taskmgr.ex_ from C:\ to the CD.

i have wasted 1 cd
Use the Make bootable ISO option in nLite to create an ISO which you can test on a virtual machine (VirtualBox, VirtualPC). When you are happy with the results, you can burn that CD and use it.

Cheers

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how to do that makecab command
Copy your modified taskmgr.exe to C:\ Then, open Command Prompt (Start->Run->write cmd->press Enter) and write
makecab c:\taskmgr.exe c:\taskmgr.ex_

Then you can copy taskmgr.ex_ from C:\ to the CD.

i have wasted 1 cd
Use the Make bootable ISO option in nLite to create an ISO which you can test on a virtual machine (VirtualBox, VirtualPC). When you are happy with the results, you can burn that CD and use it.

Cheers

sweet thanks you gaved me a direct and easy answer to do,, haha i appreaciate it very well, and uhm can you give me a link on how to add a silent installer to be integrated to the xp installation cd the easiest way ??, thanks in advance

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The easiest way is to use the add-on maker

All you need to do is find out the silent switch for the application and enter it in the blank field. The forum (or Google) search is your friend; also see here http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/12657-application-switches-contributions-only/

If you still can't find it, then ask here. When it's made, add it to nLite just like the XP updates and hotfixes.

Cheers

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All you need to do is find out the silent switch for the application and enter it in the blank field.

i tried to download it, but its language is Portuguese, i cant change it to other language, and also on the "Select folder with program files" i used example is my win7 sound schemes for xp, i collected it and put it inside a single folder and i selected it, changed compression level to ultra, but the installation file is empty ??, why ?, and also what to do with the silent command ??, i don't understand for real, sorry if its hard for you to teach me, hope you are not angry at me,, and my final question is on the quoted part what is the silent switch for the application ?? and which black filled ?

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Thanks to dale5605 for the basis of these instructions

[How To Create Custom Add-ons]

First step will be creating a silent switchless installer for your application. For specific switches check the product's website or look in the Application Installs forum located here.

For help creating a 7-zip installer check out keytotime's excellent tutorial here.

Please note that svcpack.inf does support switches. If you are not wanting to repackage an installer you do have the option of using switches in the ini file.

Suggestion: before creating your add-on, download one of the posted add-ons and extract it. This will give you and indication of the structure of the add-on, and will assist in keeping the naming scheme and layout as uniform as possible.

Here are the steps required to create the add-on:

1: Create a new folder and name it after your application, ie uTorrent1.3

2: Within the above folder, create another folder called SVCPACK

3: Place your switchless installer within the SVCPACK folder

4: Rename the ini file to match the name of you add-on, for example ENTRIES_UTORRENT.ini

5: Open the ini file and edit the appropriate details under the [general] section as required, eg:

[general]

builddate=2005/14/1

description=uTorrent

language=English

title=uTorrent is an efficient and feature rich BitTorrent client for Windows sporting a very small footprint

version=1.3

website=http://utorrent.com/

6: Navigate to the [AddProgram] section of the ini file and change the name to the exe file that is within the SVCPACK folder, eg utorrent.exe (keep it as simple as possible)

Your ENTRIES_PROGRAM.ini file will look something like this:

[general]

builddate=11/21/2005

description=product description here

language=English

title=Program Name

version=1.0

website=http://www.programwebsite.com/

[EditFile]

I386\SVCPACK.INF,SetupHotfixesToRun,AddProgram

[AddProgram]

PROGRAM.EXE

You should now have a setup that looks something like this:

within the SVCPACK folder is ur PROGRAM.EXE switchless installer.

7: Ok, the next step is to create the .cab file. Using MakeCab or CabPack, a freeware utility available here (or any method you wish!) create the cab file of the SVCPACK folder and ENTRIES_PROGRAM.ini file. Rename this cab file to something appropriate eg uTorrent_1.3.cab.

THE NEXT STEP IS THE MOST IMPORTANT!

Before sharing your new add-on, please TEST IT! It is imperitive you test your add-on before posting to avoid problems.

is this ok to be used sir ?

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is this ok to be used sir ?

Well, it is what we advise you to use, so it should be. :) ). You want to try nLite, have questions, please read the answers, search, try and come back if problems arrise, not before they do (this is what the forum is for, we like people to get their hands dirty before they ask for help or hints).

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A. may i ask you what components do i have to remove via nlite ?, coz i tried using nlite and burned another windows xp installation disc, (i also tought of skipping the integration of other applications), it went fine on the boot installation, but when its on the main installation where the countdown of finish installation begins is stops and says a component of windows is lost or something like that, which made windows installer stopped and aborted, what couldbe the component that shouldnt be removed ?? thanks again sir

B. oh and one more thing is this steps also effective in adding or integrating some applications ?? linkand uhm if it works then after renaming a new folder into a application (ex. ccleaner) do i have to put it inside the folder named after it ?

C. and if so succeed with it, will .cab files automatically be installed while installing windows ??, or do i have to make script or something ?

D. coz i cant servive with the add on maker, also if i have multiple applications do i put all of the .cab files inside a SVCPACK named new folder ?

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