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  1. Actually to let you know I use to execute update files over the network during the installation. Actually, the process is extremely easy. In WSIM, import the packages into the packages folder of the distribution share. Then, just drag them into the AutoUnattend file. Basically, this just adds an entry in the unattend file to install the packages that you imported. There are two bad things about this process though: 1. You need to be mapped to the server or add credentials to every update. What I did to solve this was bootup using a WinPE boot disk, and set the Startnet.cmd file to map the drive and execute the setup over the network. So my setup files were sourced at the same mapped network drive as the packages. 2. The install takes substantially longer depending on the number of updates. The updates take a lot longer to install each update. I was doing this before SP1 was released, and so it got to a point where I felt it saved me more time to slipstream the updates everytime a new patch came out rather then watching the installs increase exponetially with each update. However, if you feel like this is the best option for you, please feel free to respond with any questions you may have. I spent an entire summer on this stuff, so I feel like I could help you set up a process very easily.
  2. Did you install the latest version (4.60)? http://www.filehippo.com/download_logitech_setpoint/
  3. You could always use WAIK to split the image size into smaller pieces...
  4. It seems like a lot more work trying to integrate the files rather than just quickly runonce the setup once windows has been installed. But if you really want to, extract the files using a program like 7zip, and then read the UltSound.inf file to see what the program does to install. For example, the registry entries that you would need to add are: HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Names\Glass",,, "@soundschemes.exe,-1" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Names\Pearl",,, "@soundschemes.exe,-2" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\.Default\Glass",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Glass\Windows Ding.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\AppGPFault\Glass" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\CCSelect\Glass" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\Close\Glass" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\CriticalBatteryAlarm\Glass",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Glass\Windows Battery Critical.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\DeviceConnect\Glass",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Glass\Windows Hardware Insert.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\DeviceDisconnect\Glass",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Glass\Windows Hardware Remove.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\DeviceFail\Glass",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Glass\Windows Hardware Fail.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\FaxBeep\Glass",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Glass\Windows Notify.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\LowBatteryAlarm\Glass",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Glass\Windows Battery Low.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\MailBeep\Glass",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Glass\Windows Notify.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\Maximize\Glass" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\MenuCommand\Glass",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Glass\Windows Menu Command.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\MenuPopup\Glass" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\Minimize\Glass" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\Open\Glass" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\PrintComplete\Glass",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Glass\Windows Print Complete.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\RestoreDown\Glass" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\RestoreUp\Glass" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\ShowBand\Glass" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemAsterisk\Glass",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Glass\Windows Error.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemExclamation\Glass",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Glass\Windows Exclamation.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemExit\Glass",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Glass\Windows Shutdown.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemHand\Glass",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Glass\Windows Critical Stop.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemNotification\Glass",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Glass\Windows Balloon.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemQuestion\Glass",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Glass\Windows Exclamation.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\WindowsLogoff\Glass",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Glass\Windows Logoff Sound.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\WindowsLogon\Glass",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Glass\Windows Logon Sound.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\WindowsUAC\Glass",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Glass\Windows User Account Control.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\ActivatingDocument\Glass" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\BlockedPopup\Glass",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Glass\Windows Pop-up Blocked.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\EmptyRecycleBin\Glass",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Glass\Windows Recycle.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\FaxError\Glass" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\FaxLineRings\Glass" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\FaxSent\Glass" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\FeedDiscovered\Glass",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Glass\Windows Feed Discovered.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\MoveMenuItem\Glass" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\Navigating\Glass",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Glass\Windows Navigation Start.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\SecurityBand\Glass",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Glass\Windows Information Bar.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\.Default\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Ding.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\AppGPFault\Pearl" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\CCSelect\Pearl" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\Close\Pearl" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\CriticalBatteryAlarm\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Battery Critical.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\DeviceConnect\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Hardware Insert.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\DeviceDisconnect\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Hardware Remove.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\DeviceFail\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Hardware Fail.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\FaxBeep\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Notify.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\LowBatteryAlarm\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Battery Low.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\MailBeep\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Notify.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\Maximize\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Restore.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\MenuCommand\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Menu Command.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\MenuPopup\Pearl" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\Minimize\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Minimize.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\Open\Pearl" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\PrintComplete\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Print Complete.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\RestoreDown\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Minimize.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\RestoreUp\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Restore.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\ShowBand\Pearl" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemAsterisk\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Error.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemExclamation\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Exclamation.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemExit\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Shutdown.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemHand\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Critical Stop.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemNotification\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Balloon.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemQuestion\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Exclamation.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\WindowsLogoff\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Logoff Sound.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\WindowsLogon\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Logon Sound.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\WindowsUAC\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows User Account Control.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\ActivatingDocument\Pearl" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\BlockedPopup\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Pop-up Blocked.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\EmptyRecycleBin\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Recycle.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\FaxError\Pearl" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\FaxLineRings\Pearl" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\FaxSent\Pearl" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\FeedDiscovered\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Feed Discovered.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\MoveMenuItem\Pearl" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\Navigating\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Navigation Start.wav" HKCU, "AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\SecurityBand\Pearl",, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\Media\Schemes\Pearl\Windows Information Bar.wav" Again, I would highly suggest just running both setups after the install completes.
  5. Maxed....Thanks to the Intel Quad Q9450, DDR3 1600 Patriot Memory, Nvidia 8800 GT, and 2 RaptorX Raid 0
  6. Ah...your merging the wrong registry key. When you merge: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Genuine Advantage\WGAER_M] "Version"="6.0.6002.16398" you are actually merging it to the local computer, not the mounted registry. I was just pointing out where in the registry you could find the new keys in case you needed to update them for a new month yourself. Sorry about the mixup. Instead, merge these two entries after mounting the registry [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\WIN-SYS\Microsoft\Genuine Advantage\WGAER_M] "Version"="6.0.6002.16398" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\WIN-SYS\Microsoft\RemovalTools\MRT] "Version"="BC308029-4E38-4D89-85C0-8A04FC9AD976" Notice the bolded WIN-SYS part. This WIN-SYS subkey is the entire mounted software registry. If you use the word "Software" in its place, then you are making changes to the local computer instead, not the mounted registry. Basically, load the registry, merge the two above registry entries, and unload the registry to make the changes.
  7. I am currently coding a website in PHP and am looking for an easy way for a non-technical user to make changes to it. One way I thought of doing it would be to have an Excel document in the website directory and use a PHP script to read from it. Any ideas how to make this happen? Or is there a different way for me to be doing this? Specifically, this part of the website calls for Current Job Postings. The excel document would have the name, a description, requirements, etc... in different columns of a row. Each job would have its own row. This way, I can teach a person to add a row for a job posting or delete a row. Anyways, just basically looking for a script to read an excel document and display it on a website or any other ideas on how to do this. Thank you.
  8. Wow. Thats pretty cool that I am the only person mentioning it on the entire internet. You need to use regedit to access the key. Run regedit (your own regedit, not the one in the image) and then navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Section and you will notice the WIN_SYS Subkey. This contains all the registry information that you just "loaded." Opening the registry this way is similar to mounting a wim file. When you mount an image, you can "browse" through the files and folders using windows explorer. When you "load" the registry of an image, you can "browse" through the various registry entries using regedit. When you close regedit, the changes are saved to the software file. When you commit your changes to the mounted image, the new image contains the new registry settings. Just for an fyi the new registry setting for this months MSRT (JULY 2008) is: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\RemovalTools\MRT] "Version"="BC308029-4E38-4D89-85C0-8A04FC9AD976" If you want to add it to your image, make sure you make the change to this registry key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\WIN-SYS\Microsoft\RemovalTools\MRT] "Version"="BC308029-4E38-4D89-85C0-8A04FC9AD976" Hopefully that answers your questions.
  9. How can you tell that it is the beta versions? And has anyone found the final release versions?
  10. Yeah that is a good way to do it. I just prefer to have the only hidden updates to be the language packs. Have either of you found a way to slipstream the Silverlight update into an image? Besides Installing, installing the update, and then taking an image of the computer as the new install.wim.
  11. There is a way to make the update not appear on a machine. I find the update useless on fresh installs of machines that I know are perfectly legal. So I investigated a little bit and found a way to make Windows Update "think" I have the update installed. One registry setting is added when the update is installed: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Genuine Advantage\WGAER_M] "Version"="6.0.6002.16398" Of course this registry entry is only valid as long as the wgaer_m version remains the same. When a newer version of it is released, change the registry setting. Similarly, I use the same idea of a simple registry setting to have MSRT "installed" by default. I do not think it is necessary to scan for malicious software on a fresh install, so I implement this registry setting: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\RemovalTools\MRT] "Version"="0D9785CC-AEEC-49F7-81A8-07B225E890F1" This is the Version number of the June 2008 MSRT. Now in order to have these registry entries slipstreamed into a vista install, a little bit of work has to be done. First, mount the image. Then, find the software file in c:\windows\system32\config folder. This file has to be mounted in the registry. The easiest way is to run: reg load HKLM\WIN-SYS "c:\Mount\Windows\system32\config\software" Now navigate to HKLM\WIN-SYS\Microsoft\Genuine Advantage\WGAER_M and HKLM\WIN-SYS\Microsoft\RemovalTools\MRT and change the values. To unload the registry run: reg unload hklm\win-sys And voila, next time you install, Malicious Software Removal Tool and Windows Genuine Advantage Check are "installed."
  12. Here is what I came up with after a few hours of researching and experimenting with AVG 8. First of all, the command I execute the install with is: avg_free_stf_en_8_100a1295.exe /HIDE /DONT_START_APPS /NOAVGTOOLBAR /NO_WELCOME This keeps on the Link Search but does not install the Toolbar. If you want to remove the Link Search as well then add the following arguments avg_free_stf_en_8_100a1295.exe /HIDE /DONT_START_APPS /NOAVGTOOLBAR /NO_WELCOME /REMOVE_FEATURE fea_AVG_SafeSurf /REMOVE_FEATURE fea_AVG_SafeSearch Then after I update AVG by running the following C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgupd.exe /PRI=5 This silently installs all of the updates for AVG 8 (PRI=5 means High Priority, Recommended, and Optional) Next I copy over my custom settings in AVG. In order to get these settings, install AVG and go to the User Interface. Under Tools > Preferences set the options however you want. I personally turn off daily scanning and turn off the notifications when AVG completes an update. After this is done, save your changes and exit AVG. Navigate to: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\avg8\Cfg These config files in this folder are all of the user preferences and settings saved. So after I finish my update above, I copy over my custom config files to this directory to turn off scanning and other preferences. The next thing to do is to get rid of the "Did You Know" notification. This can be done by deleting the following file: C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgmwdef_us.mht Notifications gone right? Wrong. Since the latest definition updates to AVG, there has been another notification added, something along the lines of "Enhance your protection now". Again, to get rid of this notification, one file needs to be deleted: C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgresf.dll (Note: this file will only appear after AVG is up to date) Finally, I remove the dekstop shortcut created and voila...AVG 8 is installed unattendedly. @Ralin The "Database update is disabled" under "Update Manager" goes away after running the update. I suggest running: C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgupd.exe /PRI=5 This will remove that error. @eddie11013 I attached my AutoIt script for this installation. Enjoy. Just FYI my directory structure is as follows: >AVG >Config >krnl.cfg >mail.cfg >scan.cfg >sched.cfg >update.cfg >user.cfg >avg_free_stf_en_8_100a1295.exe >install.au3 install.au3
  13. Problem is that it does not show up in Windows Update. If you look at the build number (6.0.6002.18273) it says 6002. Does that mean it will not be available until SP2?
  14. Has anyone gotten a hold of this update to slipstream into the Vista image? I am specifically looking for the x64 version. A windows update link would be great. Here is the kb article link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942567 It states that you must contact the Manufacturer of your pc in order to obtain the update, but i build my own computers. Any suggestions? Thank you
  15. Alright found it. Thank you. Just so you know, the link in your post is: http://sweb.cz/eresis/services.tweak.vista.zip but the link should read http://sweb.cz/eresis/services.tweak_vista.zip (notice the underscore between the words tweak and vista)