Matt A. Tobin

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  1. I just followed the instructions and it worked.
  2. I am getting a blur everywhere except for classicshell but I bet the dwm call is deactivated when running on Windows 8 but I have the blur everywhere else.
  3. It is **** impressive work. You have accomplished what Stardock is having issue with and microsoft I bet at times said was impossible. My only issue is that damned demo messagebox. I appreciate that this is a demo and use under my own responsibility but I am getting the box every hour or so. I do want to ask tho i bet it has been asked before. How may I contribute to your efforts and fine work. Also I must report that the dll and glass seem to conflict with Stardock's WindowFX. I am not sure why it should conflict but it sends DWM into a typical crash loop that results in being kicked out of my user session. Peace, Matt A. Tobin
  4. BUMP Easy WinXP CD Install to WIM Conversion This basically encapsulates the standard windows xp install method inside a wim file. Because it will install completely from the hard drive the installation time is decreased significantly. Step 1 - Boot to WinPE 2 or higher Step 2 - Setup a regular drive or partition using diskpart Step 3 - Use Standard Windows XP CD - Run winnt32.exe /syspart:c: /makelocalsource (where c is the letter of the drive) - enter product key etc Step 4 - use imagex to capture the drive Step 5 - DEPLOYMENT - boot to WinPE 2 or higher - set up partition or drive using diskpart (be sure to assign a drive letter and make it active.. etc) - bootsect /nt52 /force /mbr - imagex /apply xpinst.wim 1 c: Step 6 - reboot and run though text mode and gui setup as normal Brought to you by Binary Outcast - http://binaryoutcast.com/
  5. BUMP Easy WinXP CD Install to WIM Conversion This basically encapsulates the standard windows xp install method inside a wim file. Because it will install completely from the hard drive the installation time is decreased significantly. Step 1 - Boot to WinPE 2 or higher Step 2 - Setup a regular drive or partition using diskpart Step 3 - Use Standard Windows XP CD - Run winnt32.exe /syspart:c: /makelocalsource (where c is the letter of the drive) - enter product key etc Step 4 - use imagex to capture the drive Step 5 - DEPLOYMENT - boot to WinPE 2 or higher - set up partition or drive using diskpart (be sure to assign a drive letter and make it active.. etc) - bootsect /nt52 /force /mbr - imagex /apply xpinst.wim 1 c: Step 6 - reboot and run though text mode and gui setup as normal Brought to you by Binary Outcast - http://binaryoutcast.com/
  6. Can't you just go into System Properties (from control or properties by right clicking my computer) > advanced > User Profiles Settings> select the profile and delete it... works in windows 2000 xp 2003 vista 2008 and i think it works in nt4 also but as you stated a path of Documents and Settings its eather 2000 xp or 2003... try that...
  7. Last I checked hiding the recycling bin is not an option for xp 2003 and even vista and 2008 ... you can use the xp TweakUI 2x version from microsoft to hide any shell desktop icon you want... or even show a few that are hidden by default but as always this is a poweruser tool so be careful... but if you just use it to hide a desktop icon you shouldnt run into any problems... -Matt A. Tobin of Binary Outcast
  8. I am wanting to extract windows pe from the pdc win7 build 6801 iso anyone can point me to a possible solution or should i just sit down and wait for ms to release a build of it separate from the iso... any ideas?
  9. Maybe I wasnt as clear as i should have been.. my bad... and thanks to that anonymous user for the links they are helpful... Anyway the Key Points are of this project are: -See how far we can strip windows down... -Remove Inbox Apps -Remove Eyecandy where we can -Get Vista to run on the oldest hardware effencently as possible. Just to see how far we can reduce its foot print -Reduce Hard Drive Space upon installation The best Analogy is it take vista to place some ware between Windows PE 2.0 and Windows Vista Stock with the Foot print of about a stock XP CD. But with out breaking compatibility with applications that may be dependent of some core technology of windows.. Additional Things to kill -Superfetch -Indexing -As many services that can be safely removed as possible Then Create a Guide and Post it here and else ware for someone to use as a base for their own Custom Vista Installs but they can start from a base of Vista which this project will give them and if they need or want something they can add it back. My Target Oldest Hardware would be around 512 mb of ram 1ghz Athlon or P4 and a 30gb hard drive - Now this is just a general guideline of hardware id like to see if we can get Vista stripped to a point that it would run decent on it. Now I realize that the Recommended Hardware for a base vista and more realistically would be something approaching a 1.8-2.0 ghz Celuron/Semphron 512 mb of ram and 30gb harddrive. Reminder this is just an exparament to see just how far we can get vista's foot print down to and the absolute minimum hardware it could run decent on. And if we can reach our target then think of how well it would run on modern specs.. BTW The Aero Removal is optional I suppose just disabling it on older hardware is just as good as removing it. Thanks again for your replys and contribution on this project. And remember its just for fun
  10. Want to share your knolege go here... and help out... http://www.msfn.org/board/Absolute-Bare-Bo...ta-t124301.html
  11. Should be no problem... i got a copy of the oem bios dell iso and it worked with i Intergrated SP1 into it...
  12. I want to start a project to see how far we can strip vista down to make it run comparable to xp and not loose hardware/application compatibility.. Things to strip out: -Aero Theme (theming all together) -Inbox Apps Such as Windows Mail Windows Sidebar Windows Photo Gallery but not breaking picture viewer, contacts, dvd maker, movie maker, etc... (Keep IE and Media Player) -Extra Services we do not simply need for a basic computer just internet/word processor/music player/email checker I need help and testers to test configurations... Lets see how far we can strip vista without breaking things for 3rd party apps... If anyone can help or contribute ideas for what can be removed without consequences would be helpful too... I hope this will not be a dead thread So lets see how far we can tear vista down...
  13. Heh old thread... anyway i created an XP install image using imagex and winpe2.0 I programed a simple GUI to execute commands like quickformat diskpart and bootsect and such... anyway.. i use an nLited XP install so its all automated so to prep a drive to capture the install image.... run: winnt32 /unattend:winnt.sif /makelocalsource /noreboot (you could just run winnt32 /makelocalsource and enter your licence info and whatever...) then I use ImageX to capture that image and what i end up with is an image all ready for deployment under winpe2.0 then when i pop in my disc it boots to winpe and my custom shell launcher doober comes up... Diskpart (or just a quick format if the partition exists) apply image bootsect /nt52 more or less three clicks and a Y (to confirm i want to quick format) and i am ready to reboot and it does the normal blue textmode then gui then done.. in like less then 25 min... My PE Shell has the following commands Apply image (I call it Install Windows) Quick Format C: Run Disk Partitioner (Diskpart till i find a WinPE2 compadible diskpart gui) Apply NT5x Boot Sector (bootsect /nt52) Open Command Prompt (cmd.exe) the kickass ImageX GUI (for imageing jobs beyond the simple apply image) Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe) Everyone needs a registry editor avilable and a readme.. which i havent programed yet because im a lazy son of a b***h it looks nifty the coding is horrific but it all works but that winnt32 /makelocalsource then capture with ImageX should work... just be sure you apply the NT5x bootsector so it loads NTLDR if you format and not do bootsect it will want to run BOOTMGR and windows xp doesnt come with it... this method should work with win2k and server03 also