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Hey guys...I don't know how to call the new WPI...for sure I got the wpi.cmd in my $OEM$\$1\Install folder on the hdd.....and I got WPI at %cdrom%\Install\WPI. So does your script (wpi.cmd) find WPI in that directory or has it to be @ %cdrom%\WPI??

If so, how can I modify the cmd file to start WPI from %cdrom%\Install\WPI?

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Replace the contents of wpi.cmd with the following

REM WPI startup skript.

REM Example, how to look for CDROM-drive. Must have a file called WIN51 in its root.
for %%i in (C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z) do if exist %%i:\WIN51 set CDROM=%%i:
echo Found CD-Rom as drive %CDROM%

set WPIPATH=%~f0
echo WPI.cmd run from %WPIPATH%

REM pause && exit

REM Hide this command window
REM "%WPIPATH%\common\cmdow.exe" @ /HID

REM Special registry tweak needed
regedit /S "%WPIPATH%\common\wpi.reg"

REM This one installs any theme-supplied fonts and starts WPI
start /wait /min wscript "%WPIPATH%\common\WPI.wsf"

REM call any cleanup code here, or after this script.

this will examine from where the cmd-file is run. (it would set WPIPATH to %systemdrive%\Install), but if you rewrite the WPI-path line to


it should work.

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Now if someone could go into detail (Dennise) about how to use autorun and ohter

methods, like I use cmdlines, call RunOnceEX then it calls hta. And I think that is

my problem with script error for length of time. I think WPI should call RunOex...

But please go into detail, if you have time.........



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Am I that of a "id***" that I can't seem to configure to WPI to start???

It's looking for a wpi.wsf in a folder which by his means is a subfolder of wpi.cmd..but that's a file? :}

I don't want WPI at cmdlines.txt but my options are limiting by the virtual install :D

Please where to put wpi.cmd / wpi.hta and the rest of the folders???

Big TIA...

KoppieKoffie (CupofCoffee) :w00t:

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this my runoonceEX

cmdow @ /HID

@echo off

FOR %%d IN (D: E: F: G: H: I: J: K: L: M: N: O: P: Q: R: S: T: U: V: W: X: Y: Z:) DO IF EXIST %%d\WIN51IC SET CDROM=%%d

SET KEY=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx

REG ADD %KEY%\002 /V 1 /D "%CDROM%\install\install.cmd" /f


and my install.cmd

mdow @ /HID



cd \install\wpi

start /wait wpi.hta

start /wait poweroff Reboot -warn -warntime 30 -msg "This System Must now Reboot , This Is necessary for applications to complete installation, shortcuts to update."


and i think wpi will start after 1st boot and when the software installation is over system will reboot again.

am i right?

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this thread is somewhat limited right now, as the future of WPI is in question.

If themes are left out, the method I posted should work.

If themes are put back in, (but font installation is not), the method I posted above will be fine.

If themes are put back in, and font installation is also put back in, then its the method hasi posted.

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