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  1. I've written a single program that silently installs Daemon Tools 3.47, enables all of the emulation options, and adds a virtual disc as drive Z: Get it here: Daemon Tools 3.47 Silent Installer + Enabler (630 KB) How it works: Lists CD drives installed in the computer Installs Daemon Tools Installs Daemon Script Runs the script setup.DaemonScript (enables all emulation options) Uninstalls Daemon Script Lists CD drives installed in the computer again and uses the mountvol command to change the letter of the new drive to Z:
  2. Try this same thing, maybe it will work for Personal Firewall Plus as well? Run setup.exe and when the EULA appears, go to regedit and look for something like "HKLM\SOFTWARE\\Virusscan Online\Installer\VSODownloadPath" (only it will be under "Personal Firewall Plus" instead). After you find the registry entry and save it to a .reg file, you can import it on your unattended CD by using a batch file. Then to install the firewall, you would do something like "McAppIns.exe /v=3 /start=vsoins.ui::default.htm /hide=1". Of course, you need to find "pfpins.ui" or whatever the equivilant is for Personal Firewall Plus instead of "vsoins.ui".
  3. Thanks, maxXPsoft! Here's a modified version of the script that actually works as a stand-alone .vbs file: Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") Set lDrives = fso.drives Set SRP = GetObject("winmgmts:\\.\root\default:SystemRestore") For Each d In lDrives If d.DriveType = 2 Then SRP.disable(d.Path & "\") Next
  4. How do I add the My Computer, My Documents, etc. icons to the desktop using the registry?
  5. Great thread! It is worth noting that I only shrunk office to about 440 MB, but using 7-Zip I was able to shrink it down to a mere 165 MB.
  6. I don't think it is possible. If the classic setup were using the Luna theme, maybe you could change it. Most likely, Windows doesn't even load visual styles on that first boot when it is just running the setup.
  7. Here is the solution for a completely silent installation of McAfee VirusScan 10 (and McAfee VirusScan 9 as well, I think) without using AutoIt! Simple Directions: Copy the X:\VSO\enu\ folder to your hard drive. Replace McAfee's setup.exe with my setup.exe (attached to this post). Just run setup.exe to silently install the software. Technical How It Works: Sets the value of the registry keys "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify" and "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\FirewallDisableNotify" to 1. This automatically makes McAfee the default security center, so it avoids at least one annoying dialog. Creates the registry key "HKLM\SOFTWARE\\Virusscan Online\Installer\VSODownloadPath" to the current directory (in 8.3 DOS format!) to tell the installer where to find the files. Executes "McAppIns.exe /v=3 /start=vsoins.ui::default.htm /hide=1" and waits until the process terminates If "%ProgramFiles%\\VSO\mcvsshld.exe" does not exist, executes the same command again and waits until the process terminates. For some unknown reason, sometimes the McAfee setup program quits the first time it is executed. This ensure that VirusScan is installed. Sets the value of optional registry keys to configure what is seen by VirusScan as a threat. For example, sets "HKLM\SOFTWARE\McAfee\VSCore\NVP\DetectPasswordCrackers" to 0. setup.exe
  8. Hmm, well, I guess that would be better than nothing. How do I automatically change that setting? And on the same note, how do I change the behavior of Windows Update? How do I choose "download and prompt me to install" instead of "download and install automatically"?
  9. How can I force the Windows Update application to check for updates and download them? I want the little yellow sheild to appear in the system tray and tell me "There are updates that have been downloaded and are ready to install" or whatever it says. In other words, I want to simulate whatever happens at 3:00 AM every day (well, that's the default time). I'm guessing I need to send the right switch to wuauclt.exe?
  10. WinRar can make silent SFX applications. It is in the options when making the SFX. This way it will require no switches, etc. and just be silent all by itself. Extract to "%programfiles%\The application's name" or something. Yes, simply use RD /S /Q to remove a folder. For WinAmp, try /S
  11. I'm not using nLite, but this did solve my problem. However, the registry entry should be: ;Remove ghost Control Panel icon [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}] Because it is a folder that we are removing, not just a single value.
  12. Hmm, moving over it shows "Schedule computer tasks to run automatically". I have a registry tweak to remove network scheduled tasks... is this correct? ;Speed up Network Browsing by removing Network Scheduled Tasks [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RemoteComputer\NameSpace\{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}]
  13. It is 32 line. Relax.
  14. Hmm, quite odd... good thing version 6 fixed this
  15. The All Users is probably created early on, while the user folder is created later. The User.Computername is added on when the folder User already exists. Doing \$OEM$\$1\Documents and Settings\User\Desktop probably creates the folder User before Windows creates the folder.