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  1. I know there is a registry tweak to reposition the Menu Bar (which I have done, so it is above the Address Bar) The problem is this moves the Links Bar too. If I right click and unlock the toolbars, I can expand the Links Bar and move it below the Menu Bar but I can not move it anywhere else. It appears to be married to the Menu Bar! Is there a method to seperate the Links Bar?? I want to be able to move it seperately and place it to the side of the address bar, after having removed the search box. So my layout would be like this: ----------------------------------- Menu Bar ------------------------------------- <back arrow> <forward arrow> <address bar > <links bar> <tabs and other buttons> So I need to remove the search box and move the Links Bar so it is next to the address bar. Help please
  2. I have seen around various addons and installers which typically try to add MCE2005 to a regular Windows XP Pro source. I've tried some of these but ended up with errors in the event log and other problems. Now here I am trying to figure out how to get it all done myself. I have all the necessary base components/CDs XP Pro SP3 MSDN (1 CD) MCE2005 (2 CDs) How do I go about merging the lot into one CD, which hopefully can still be 700Mb or less? I know there are at least 3 MCE related .cab files and I need dotnet framework 1.0 and maybe 1.1 Please would someone be so kind as to let me know how to go about merging the above. I would like to end up with MCE2005 with SP3 slipstreamed, fitting on to one CD! My source CDs are originals and not been nLited!
  3. Asking me I presume? in my HFTOOLS I have only reg.exe cmdow.exe and HFSLIP_POST_getnewfiles_v3.cmd There is no HFANSWER.INI. I have: SOURCE - Windows 2000 Professional CD (no SP) HF - Service Pack 4 + all the updates in the_guy's list HFCABS - cabs for IE6 and Windows Update Agent/website HFGUIRUNONCE - UPHClean.msi HFSVCPACK - DNF11.exe and DNF20.exe switchless silent dotnet installers 1.1 and 2.0 as created using Silent .NET Maker batch file When I try to run HFSLIP with this problem hotfix it runs and produces SOURCESS but the hotfix still shows up in windows update. So I removed the hotfix from HF, started over and then just integrated it into SOURCESS using nLite. That approach worked for me, I don't know why!
  4. I wish they'd actually look back a try to slim down and speed up their operating system/gaming platform/multimedia/kitchen sink. Cut out all the useless extra crap that majority of people don't even use anyway - or have it all as optional downloads would be even better. I guess I wish there wasn't this magic need to upgrade your hardware to "cope" with an operating system where you just end up doing the same old things you did in windows 95 or even windows 3.x anyway. Only it costs you hundreds of dollars more for the priveledge. But I know how it will be. "Oh noes your computer is rubbish upgrade it. Again! Pay more! For the same things you did before!" Oh well I can dream
  5. Update: I took my SOURCESS and ran nLite over it. I added this hotfix via nLite and left everything else alone - I only used nLite's hotfix section (no tweaks, options, unattend section or anything) This resulted in the hotfix being integrated and when I test installed the ISO KB90579 did not show in Windows Update anymore. Any clues??
  6. Hi, I'm having this same problem but with a Windows 2000 Pro source, with SP4 and the_guy's list of updates added as HF folder hotfixes. IE6.0sp1-KB950759-Windows2000-x86-ENU.exe is the offending hotfix!
  7. Thanks guys. Text mode it is! I found the guide It's actually here on MSFN lol http://www.msfn.org/board/Forgotten-Setup-...ed-t106964.html Just what I was looking for
  8. Hi! I am sure I saw a guide somewhere detailing how to make Windows XP faster through the initial DOS installation part (the blue screen). In particular the bit after you select/format a disk, where it starts to copy large numbers of files before the GUI section kicks in. Unfortunately I can't find this guide anymore. Does anyone know how to trim and speed up the DOS part of the installation? Guide would be good! Thanks!
  9. What kind of resolution pics? I have XP SP2 with all updates to date - very recent reinstall fresh XP - and picture viewer is working correctly, jpg's and all. I do not have Office updates though (Office 2003) Red X usually means "file not found" so it might be something is corrupted and a pathing issue? Try an uninstall and reinstall like this regsvr32 /u %windir%\system32\shimgvw.dll then regsvr32 /i %windir%\system32\shimgvw.dll
  10. Hi, I can't remember if nLite does anything to the default cmd prompt for XP? Like change the color to blue and the font and so on? I might be thinking of something else! But if nLite did or does do that, can someone share me the full registry changes to emulate that? If it doesn't change cmd at all my apologies
  11. Nevermind I found a way I went through the registry searching for NetBT and if it was inside a "depends on" subkey for DHCP service I removed it as a dependency. It was only DHCP affecting me which depends on NetBT! So then I disabled netbios over tcp from Hidden Devices under Device Manager. Reboot and all working fine with no port open! DHCP seems to work fine without it too.
  12. For XP SP2 how would I go about cleanly disabling netbios? If I use the registry hack which changes transportbindname to "" (from "\device") it stops listening on port 445. However, my event log then gets this listed three times every reboot "Initialization failed because the driver device could not be created" to do with netbt. If I try to disable netbios over tcp/ip from the hidden devices section of device manager and then reboot my computer starts to behave erratically. LAN icon doesn't come up for example and it locks up! I have disabled netbios from the WINS tab on my TCP/IP connection property page. Client for MS Windows protocol is unchecked. TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service is disabled. I have downloaded all updates from Microsoft to date. Any clues how to disable it and stop getting errors filling up the event log? Thanks in advance
  13. I decided to do a reformat and fresh install of XP in the end. I tried shexview program to disable non-microsoft shell extensions but that didn't help so I don't know what it might have been Well now I have a completely new install. No winzip or nero or anything else yet! So I'll add those one at a time and see if it comes back! By the way it wasn't just in folders with zip files but any folder, at random! So I don't think it was due to lots of zip files. Well anyway let's see if it happens again with a new install But that is a handy tip, I add it anyway now thanks!
  14. Sometimes I get a long pause when navigating through folders! It is not happening all the time and not always the same folder. It seems to be random! Please help, I'm totally out of ideas how to fix it without doing a reformat and reinstall of Windows which I don't want to do! When it happens the folder it happens in pauses for a long time, but I can still move the mouse around and do other things. Then after some time the icons show up in that folder. These are the things I have already done - Checked for spyware: I used Spyware Blaster and Spybot Search & Destroy - Checked for virus: NOD32 and also Pest Patrol - Firewall working properly: Outpost - Hard disks all defragged 100% with Perfect Disk - Machine physically taken apart and put back together to make sure nothing is loose. - Scan disk reports no errors. - Windows XP is up to date. I updated it today as well so it is totally up to date with hotfixes. - Indexing Service is OFF. - Search for Network Drives is OFF. - File and printer sharing is OFF. - Video Preview is disabled via registry hack. - Using Windows Classic display mode. - No rogue processes or suspicious startup programs that I can tell. - Autoupdate, Background Intelligent Transfers services OFF. - Server service OFF. - DCOMbobulated. - I have also increased the Folder Cache Size via registry as follows to 8000 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell] "BagMRU Size"=dword:00001f40 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam] "BagMRU Size"=dword:00001f40 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] "NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000 This tweak I used before in previous installs with no problem. Please help! It has taken me a while to get my system just how I like it and I have a backup image made so I want to avoid reinstalling Windows! Things like the dcombobulater from GRC.com and disabling autoupdates/server etc. I have done in previous installs without any problems. Something is eluding me why this might be happening now This is Windows XP Professional with service pack 2 and IE6. I have 2gb RAM and 3Ghz intel CPU. No overclocks and no Windows Blinds or anything like that.
  15. I'm wondering if this is possible? When you go into a folder XP changes the top left pane depending on the first file it finds I believe. For example it might show "Music Tasks" or "Video Tasks" or "File and Folder Tasks" and so on. It also shows "Other Places" below that. Now I'm trying to find out how to remove those two parts completely? Or at least have it ALWAYS default to "File and Folder Tasks" i.e. no Music/Video/Other... I want to keep the Preview Panel though so Classic View isn't quite what I had in mind. Any takers for this challenge? Thanks in advance