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  1. Acer Extensa 5420, and it didn't come with physical media, but has a hidden 10GB recovery partition
  2. I purchased a new laptop that came with Vista Home Premium and normally hate all the preinstalled crap the OEM puts on the system. I purchased a copy of Vista Ultimate through my OEM and want to switch versions on the laptop, but I want to keep some of the software that came preinstalled. I checked their website and they don't offer downloads of some programs and I don't want to lose them. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  3. Most of the build.bat's follow roughly this idea... @ECHO OFF ECHO ------------------------------ ECHO Creating Build Folder rmdir BUILD /S /Q md BUILD ECHO ------------------------------ ECHO Building Directory... xcopy "a" "BUILD\test4\a" /E /Q /I /Y xcopy "b" "BUILD\test4\b" /E /Q /I /Y xcopy "c" "BUILD\test4\c" /E /Q /I /Y xcopy "d" "BUILD\test4\d" /E /Q /I /Y xcopy "*.xml" "BUILD\test4\" /Q /I /Y xcopy "*.txt" "BUILD" /Q /I /Y ECHO ------------------------------ ECHO Removing SVN directories from build... FOR /R BUILD %%d IN (SVN) DO @RD /S /Q "%%d" 2>NUL ECHO Build Complete - Scroll Up to check for errors. ECHO Final build is located in the BUILD directory ECHO Enjoy!!! pause Hope that helps
  4. The main layout is this: X:\ \BatchFiles (Where I'm running the PowerShell and batch scripts) \Build (Where all the finished stuff goes) \SVN \Project \1 \2 \etc The individual Build.bat's are in the directories 1,2,etc... (I think there's like 12 total) Not exactly sure what you mean by poison characters, but the batch files mainly just move crap around and remove the .svn directories... they also call an internal image compressor. I guess if I had to I could just move the crap around via the main PS script instead of calling all the build.bat's but I wanted to do it that way in case they change something on me.
  5. I use a lot of SVN directories for a project and thankfully each one has it's own "build.bat". What I'm trying to do is find a way to automate calling a bunch of these. The problem I'm coming across is that they each have a "pause" at the end of the file so you can view errors before it closes. I wrote up my own batch files that handles running all the needed batches and moving the results where they need to be, but I keep forgetting to sit around and watch it, so half the time I come back and it's sitting on like the second or third one waiting for me to hit a key, then I have to wait longer since it needed the input. I know enough about PowerShell to get around with the variables and the basics, but I figured using that would give me more control of the resulting files. So what I want to accomplish is making a copy of the build.bat (in case it's updated it doesn't get broke) that is missing the pause at the end of the file. The part I need help with is either the ability to remove all the pause commands from the runme.bat (copy of build.bat) or a way to inject all the information from build.bat (minus the pause commands) into a runme.bat. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  6. I just figured I'd toss this in to help others... (Tested in XP x86) Obviously you can make scripts to semi-automate this. Tools Needed: Vista Source Windows AIK Hotfixes in .cab form The quickest way to integrate *.cab's into Vista is to open a PE Tools Command Prompt (Run it elevated if you're in Vista) Variables: %VDVD% = The Root of the Vista DVD (Local Copy) %VMount% = Directory that "install.wim" is mounted to %VUpdates% = Directory holding your .cab files Ex. (as used on my system) V:\DVD (where Local Vista source is located) V:\Mount V:\Updates Prep: Setup Variables for the three directories needed (or replace them with direct paths) 1.) Mount Image (Change Index number to match the version you want to install) imagex /mountrw %VDVD%\sources\install.wim 4 %VMount% 2.) Import Updates peimg %VMount%\windows /import=%VUpdates%\*.cab 3.) Install Updates peimg /install=*Package* %VMount%\windows 4.) Check List peimg /list /image=%VMount%\windows 5.) Repeat Step 3 with following if needed peimg /install=*Dream* %VMount%\windows peimg /install=*Client* %VMount%\windows 6.) Check Error Level ECHO %ErrorLevel% 7.) If result 0 then: Go to Step 8 If result "other" Go to Step 8a 8.) imagex /commit /unmount %VMount% 8a.) imagex /unmount %VMount% Hope this helps...
  7. Hey guys, I ran into a small problem... I'm trying to create a disc so I can reinstall XP Tablet Edition on my system... (I have a Lenovo X41 Tablet) I borrowed a legit disc from a friend that has another tablet, changed the setupp.ini to match the one in the recovery files on my system so it would take the oem key and put the oembios files in the i386 directory. I think integrated a bunch of DriverPacks into the disc and again copied over the setupp.ini and oembios files in case they changed. I then used nLite (only for the ISO making, nothing else) and I'm trying to test it in VMWare. It's telling me the product key is invalid... (the one that your getkey file and the one I mentioned above are identical). I assume this is because the VM obviously wont have a Lenovo branded BIOS, but I wanted to check with you because I tried that key, the one on the bottom of the system and the one that he had with the disc and they all failed. I'm just a little paranoid about formatting the tablet if this isn't going to work since I need the system on a daily basis and formatting the drive will temporarily lock out the recovery partition until you install some of their crap software that modifies the MBR. (Oh, I'm about to try making an iso that's a fresh disc with just the setupp.ini and oembios files and not put in the driverpacks, to see if that works.) Any suggestions would be great.
  8. I've mainly just skimmed this... but a quicker way of getting the SLP needed for the OEMBIOS files (this has been checked on different royalty style systems from different companies. Ex. Lenovo TabletPC, Dell XP Pro Desktop) Open up the following file in notepad or whatever and it's listed under [Version] C:\Windows\System32\oobe\oobeinfo.ini By the way... great work guys... It's helping me further my steps in ridding my Tablet of Lenovo's bloatware.
  9. I didn't get a chance to check the log, actually I don't think I tought about it and after the restart it's instant BSOD so I can't get back to it and have to do it all over again.
  10. I'm trying to figure out why I'm getting a BSOD. As a test of my $OEM$ folder I installed a fresh copy of XPSP1 in VMWare (without the use of the $OEM$ folder) and everything works fine, I copied my $OEM$ folder into the new installation placing things where the $OEM$ would have moved them. I ran all my .cmd's one at a time and again it worked fine. When I run Xplode it appears that the installs of the programs goes by quicker then I think they could be installed, so that's a problem there and when it's done and restarts it comes up with the BSOD so I can't actually tell if any of the programs installed anyway. Below are copies of the files that I used to call xplode as well as my xplode.xml. Any help would be appreciated. cmdlines.txt [COMMANDS] "bootlogo.cmd" "xplode.cmd" xplode.cmd cmdow @ /HID %SYSTEMDRIVE%\Install\xplode\XPlode.exe /log:"#SYSTEMDRIVE#\xplode.log" exit xplode.xml <?xml version="1.0" encoding="unicode" ?> <XPlode> <config> <show total='6' after='2' subcount='true'/> <font face='Tahoma' antialias='false' small='8' large='12'/> <window width='440' position='8' fixmain='0'/> <windowmode mode='GUIredraw'/> <colours> <header fore='#FFFFFF'/> <footer fore='#FFFFFF'/> <progress border='#000000' back='#FFFFFF' fore='#00AA00' fore2='#00FF00'/> <main fore='#FFFFFF' current='#FFFF00' description='#FF8000' overlay='#FFFFFF22'/> </colours> <strings> <title>Post-Install Configuration</title> <complete>complete</complete> <adduser>Adding user #1#</adduser> <addusertogroup>Adding user #1# to group #2#</addusertogroup> <addgroup>Adding group #1#</addgroup> <copy>Copying #1# (#2#/#3# - #4#)</copy> <move>Moving #1# (#2#/#3# - #4#)</move> <delete>Deleting #1# (#3#)</delete> <shortcut>Adding shortcut: #1#</shortcut> </strings> </config> <items> <item display='Adding users and groups...'> <adduser username='Tech Support' password='REMOVED' groups='Administrators' fullname='Tech Support' comment="This account is used for Tech Support Reasons only"/> </item> <item display='Adobe Acrobat 6 Pro'> <execute display='Installing Adobe Acrobat 6 Pro...' program='%SOURCEPATH%\Install\AdobeReader6\AdbeRdr60.exe' arguments='-p"-s /v\"/qn\""' /> </item> <item display='Norton AntiVirus 2004'> <execute display='Installing Norton AntiVirus 2004...' program='%SOURCEPATH%\Install\NAVCorp\NAVCORP8.EXE' arguments='/s /v/qn' /> </item> <item display='Apple iTunes 4.6'> <execute display='Installing Apple iTunes 4.6...' program='"SOURCEPATH%\install\iTunes\iTunes46.exe' arguments='/s /v/qn' /> </item> <item display='.NET Framework 1.1'> <execute display='Installing .NET Framework 1.1...' program='%SOURCEPATH%\install\NetFramework\netfx.msi' arguments='/qb' /> </item> <item display='DirectX 9.0b'> <execute display='Installing DirectX 9.0b...' program='%SOURCEPATH%\Install\DirectX9b\DX9NTopk.EXE' arguments='' /> </item> <item display='Total Commander 6.03a...'> <execute display='Installing Total Commander 6.03a...' program='%SOURCEPATH%\Install\Totalcmd\tcmd603a.EXE' arguments='/qb' /> </item> <item display='Microsoft Windows Media Player 9...'> <execute display='Installing Microsoft Windows Media Player 9...' program='%SOURCEPATH%\Install\WMP9\mpsetupXP.exe' arguments='/Q:A /R:N /C:"setup_wm.exe /DisallowSystemRestore /Q:A /R:N"'/> </item> <item display='SunJava 1.4.2'> <execute display='Installing Sun Java 1.4.2...' program='%SOURCEPATH%\Install\SunJava\java142.EXE' arguments='/s' /> </item> <item display='WinRar 3.20'> <execute display='Installing WinRAR 3.20...' program='%SOURCEPATH%\Install\WinRar\wrar320.EXE' arguments='/s' /> </item> <item display='Shockwave and Flash'> <execute display='Installing Shockwave and Flash...' program='%SOURCEPATH%\Install\Shockwave\FlashShockwave.exe' arguments='/s'/> </item> <item display='Firefox 0.8'> <execute display='Installing Firefox 0.8...' program='%SOURCEPATH%\Install\Firefox\firefox08.msi' argumemtns='/qb' /> </item> <item display='WinAmp 5.03a'> <execute display='Installing WinAmp 5.03a...' program='%SOURCEPATH%\Install\WinAMP\winamp.msi' arguments='/qb' /> </item> <item display='OO Degrag Pro 6'> <execute display='Installing Defrag Pro...' program='%SOURCEPATH%\Install\Defrag\defrag.msi' arguments='/qn' /> </item> <item display='Ultra Edit 32'> <execute display='Installing Ultra Edit 32...' program='%SOURCEPATH%\Install\Uedit\uesetup.exe' arguments='/s' /> </item> <item display='Nero Burning ROM v6.3.1.15'> <registry display='Registering Nero Burning ROM v6.3.1.15' method='write'> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ahead\Nero - Burning Rom\Info] "User"="REMOVED" "Company"="" "Serial6"="REMOVED" </registry> <execute display='Installing Nero Burning ROM v6.3.1.15...' program='%SOURCEPATH%\Install\Nero\Nero63115.EXE' arguments='/silent /noreboot' /> </item> <item display='Registry Tweaks'> <registry display='Tweaks being installed...' method='write'> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce] "cleanup"="C:\\Install\\cleanup.cmd" </registry> <registry display='Registering MIRC...' method='write'> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\mIRC] [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\mIRC\License] @="REMOVED" [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\mIRC\UserName] @="REMOVED" </registry> <registry display='Speeding Up Start Menu...' method='write'> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop] "MenuShowDelay"="2" </registry> <registry display='Removing Desktop Cleanup Wizard...' method='write'> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\CleanupWiz] "NoRun"=dword:00000001 </registry> <registry display='Disabiling Windows Tour...' method='write'> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Tour] "RunCount"=dword:00000000 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Tour] "RunCount"=dword:00000000 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer] "Link"hex:00,00,00,00 </registry> <registry display='Changing "First" Icon Status...' method='write'> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}] "SortOrderIndex"=dword:00000054 </registry> <registry display='Removing Language Bar...' method='write'> [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{540D8A8B-1C3F-4E32-8132-530F6A502090}] @="Language bar" "MenuTextPUI"="@%SystemRoot%\\System32\\msutb.dll,-325" </registry> <registry display='Removing Shortcut Arrows...' method='write'> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile] "IsShortcut"=- </registry> <registry display='Internet Connection Optimizations...' method='write'> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters] "SackOpts"=dword:00000001 "TcpWindowSize"=dword:0003ebc0 "Tcp1323Opts"=dword:00000001 "DefaultTTL"=dword:00000040 "EnablePMTUBHDetect"=dword:00000000 "EnablePMTUDiscovery"=dword:00000001 "GlobalMaxTcpWindowSize"=dword:0003ebc0 [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings] "MaxConnectionsPerServer"=dword:00000020 "MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server"=dword:00000020 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings] "MaxConnectionsPerServer"=dword:00000020 "MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server"=dword:00000020 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings] "MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server"=dword:0000000a "MaxConnectionsPerServer"=dword:0000000a </registry> <registry display='Disable "Links" Folder...' method='write'> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar] "LinksFolderName"="" "Locked"=dword:00000001 </registry> <registry display='System Shutdown/Restart Speed Improvement...' method='write'> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop] "HungAppTimeout"="5000" "WaitToKillAppTimeout"="4000" "AutoEndTasks"="1" </registry> <registry display='Always Upload DLLs...' method='write'> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer] "AlwaysUnloadDll"=dword:00000001 "NoStartMenuPinnedList"=dword:00000001 </registry> <registry display='Speed Up Prefetcher...' method='write'> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Managemen] "EnablePrefetcher"=dword:00000005 </registry> <registry display='Disabling Error Reporting, Notifies when errors occur...' method='write'> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PCHealth\ErrorReporting] "DoReport"=dword:00000000 </registry> <registry display='Speed up Network Browsing...' method='write'> [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RemoteComputer\NameSpace\{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}] </registry> <registry display='Disabling Messenger Service (not MSN)...' method='write'> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Messenger] "Start"=dword:00000004 </registry> <registry display='Disabling Remote Registry Service...' method='write'> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RemoteRegistry] "Start"=dword:00000004 </registry> <registry display='Disabling Low Disk Check...' method='write'> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] "NoLowDiskSpaceChecks"=dword:00000001 </registry> <registry display='Removing Media Player Right Click Options...' method='write'> [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{CE3FB1D1-02AE-4a5f-A6E9-D9F1B4073E6C}] [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F1B9284F-E9DC-4e68-9D7E-42362A59F0FD}] [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{8DD448E6-C188-4aed-AF92-44956194EB1F}] </registry> <registry display='Passport Signup Wizard from MSN...' method='write'> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Passport] "RegistrationCompleted"=dword:00000001 </registry> <registry display='Enabling ClearType on Welcome Screen...' method='write'> [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop] "FontSmoothingType"=dword:00000002 "FontSmoothing"="2" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}] "SortOrderIndex"=dword:00000054 </registry> <registry display='Disabling Thumbnail Cache...' method='write'> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced] "DisableThumbnailCache"=dword:00000001 </registry> <registry display='Disabling Windows Time Service...' method='write'> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time] "Start"=dword:00000004 </registry> <registry display='Adding PowerMenu functions' method='write'> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] "PowerMenu"="\"C:\\ICTCSCXP\\system32\\powermenu.exe\" -hideself on" </registry> <registry display='Changing Start Menu Load Time...' method='write'> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop] "MenuShowDelay"="2" </registry> <registry display='Removing WinAmp Angent...' method='write'> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] "WinampAgent"=- </registry> </item> <item display='Deleting Files Not Needed'> <delete source="%SYSTEMDRIVE%\WINDOWS\system32\$winnt$.inf" /> </item> <item display='Final Steps...' image="%SOURCEPATH%\PostInstall\images\"> <execute display='Restarting Windows...' program='shutdown' arguments='-r -t 75 -c "Windows XP will now restart in 75 seconds, this will give enough time for the shortcuts to update and for the shell to fully load before its ready to restart!"' nowait='true' hide='true'/> </item> </items> </XPlode> I have also repeated all steps and changed the xplode.xml to have "%SYSTEMDRIVE%" in place of "%SOURCEPATH%" and it does the same things.
  11. Not sure if I'm reading it right. I downloaded the copy that Marticus referenced. Do I use the downloaded file in my Install directory, or do I extract it and put all the files in the folder?
  12. It was, but no one seemed to "figure" out what they were doing, nothing is being hosted and the stuff that is the sites are down (a lot, if not always). Granted some people aren't having problems hosting, but most of them are. For example, the thread for the "complete winntbbu.dl_" over 90% of the stuff there are dead images, dead files, and/or dead servers. I just figured putting it here people can see it and we might be able to make something out of it. Oh, and the thread you linked to, the FTP account has like 3 of the files and as you read through it, people are having troubles uploaded to him. Later
  13. Please make this a "Sticky". Anyone that has created a modified winntbbu.dl_ or any other file(s) that are talked about in this forum can email them to me at "" and I will host them for free. If it's a file that modifies some form of graphics, please include a screen shot. If anyone has suggestions of "Helper" programs that should be included too, I'll host them too. I'm going to create a subdomain on my network so you guys can get the files easy... and you don't have to worry about "File Size" limits, or the site going down. AJ
  14. I'm pretty sure I figured out my problem. I was using the boot image including with the "ISO Create" but when I was burning I was setting the sector thing to the specs of a different boot image. Silly me... guess Insomnia (and being awake 57 hours) tends to allow some screw ups. Thanks for all the help.
  15. It's not even making it to the "Press F6" screen it dies on the black screen before that. As far as editing other files, I haven't... I mean I made the $OEM$ Folders and added crap that way, but I haven't edited any of the original XP Files except the bbu file (and I tried once with an edited uxtheme file, but took it out) I think my original ISOs are crap. I'm doing fresh installs inside VMWare.