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  1. Yeah, sorry for taking long time to post as fixed. It was indeed extensions, as you suggested, they were enabled (on by default) and was calling CSScript command twice, once via CScript, and second ZipClose.vbs (.vbs is looked up automatically and appropriate .exe used, as is typical when extensions are on). I just had to remove "CScript" from the line. I also made the BAT a CMD. Code is much tidier now and all works well. Thanks for the help!
  2. Ok cheers!
  3. So to confirm, either use bat with wait, or just replace .bat with a identical text file (saved as .cmd) and run the .cmd from within SFX. Alternatively to be hardcore, use both :devil:... I've yet to test. I will update to see how things work out. I still find it odd the slower machine doesn't do this. Thanks again.
  4. I think you mean this type of extensions...
  5. Hi JA Gee extensions never thought of that. They are off on default - is it more appropriate to ignore them in the lines then? IIRC this issue seems be specific to BATS executed from within/after SFX extraction. "%Windir$\System32\cmd.exe" and what follows is a example I copied/pasted. Should I get rid of it? I will give your /wait suggestion a go. Thanks for the link. Keeping in mind nlite.cmd from runonce calls out SFX which in turn executes the problematic .bat... Are you suggesting to put .cmd in the SFX instead? I think DOS is gui-less windows, therefor my gut says I should use .cmd. Wonder why bat be so popular(?) Another occasion you have helped me out buddy, one and only ... cheers
  6. Ok thanks... There's alot of "junk" from original SP3 Disc... is the server a 'minimal' XP or will it require same amount of stripping i.e. will server require the same TLC? I'm interested in 64 bit version now for RAM capablity... I lost the 'last session' for the XP 32 SP3 disc. Did lots of trial and error and arrived to perfect light disc after about a YEAR lol, but could not possibly remember the settings etc exactly for a 64 bit. I really wish I went down 64bit road from the start! I would like a slim version of XP with networking and sound, is there a source for other people's images I wonder? Thanks again team
  7. Is it possible to create 64bit version of from an existing 32bit nlite without having to start over? i.e. just patch the 32bit install? Maybe vain in hoping it just being a few filesystem files edits here and there and that the existing 32bit registry entries can still be applied to a 64bit install. What's your thoughts?
  8. Dear MSFN I'm curious how to resolve... essentially everything works like it should on a slower machine, yet when I replicate installation on a newer build, command lines which should be executed sequentially, some get missed out, as if the computer is too fast to keep up. The nlite install is XP and is identical in each case, the only thing different is newer hardware. It's actually a list of command lines in a "register.bat" (not sure if .cmd works better). This is executed after completed extraction of a SFX.exe, a cabinet called upon by RunOnce utility at setup. Everyhting works flawlessly on an older laptop, both a single and a dual core, just not this 3GHZ quad core, 8GB ram machine. This is hardly consequential but it's a VBS script which I already spent considerable time trying to get going (let's waste more heh). Essentially dummy .zip file is called open, following VBS script closes it immediately after, this initializes .zip folders in XP before logon, which would otherwise show unrecognized because of nlite (I left that option unticked but you can't be sure with nlite!) @echo off REGSVR32.EXE /s REGSVR32.EXE /s REGSVR32.EXE /s REGEDIT /s hubble.reg REGEDIT /s AddressBar.reg REGEDIT /S Qlaunch.reg REGEDIT /S misc.reg REGEDIT /S color.reg REGEDIT /s mplayerc.reg %windir%\system32\cmd.exe /C "START /WAIT CScript %windir%\system32\ZipClose.vbs //NoLogo" del %systemdrive%\windows\system32\*.reg exit Is there something I can put between the lines, a delay perhaps or is this something different? I'm concerned that a machine can just run missing out entire chunks of code - makes you question the integrity of XP sometimes Ideas Appreciated
  9. Hi all This one's tricky, I have self extracting archive and the program inside depends on a runtime. Aiming for an unattended installation of both should the user choose to install the program, if not the runtime installer resides in another easy to find directory anyway. Duplicating the same runtime inside the archive wastes space. Source is read only mandating intermediate copying (temp folder). As working directory is now temporary folder, the source directory is disregarded. Otherwise I would simply use command ..\ to locate runtime installer. WinRAR SFX does provide "Run before extraction" but it disregards source directory in 'TempMode'. As the source could be USB or DVD, a static variable can't be used in commands executed from temp folder. Does SFX.exe have modifiable script? (that differs to whats offered in GUI)? If so, could modify SFX.exe in someway to append a command, (using ..\ to locate installer). Out of curiosity really, I could duplicate the files but that'd seem too ... unprofessional.
  10. Hey all just an update. ACM decoder is hard-coded into wmp (via directX). So it's not possible to copy CD direct to wav (not with wmp8 atleast). Success WMP9 and above can save CD (and HDCD!) content, to WAV via plugin called WaveOut. Everything played is saved to specified directory set via: Tools>Options...>Plug-ins>Background>Waveout, properties. I uploaded skimmed v8 for the hell of it as well as wmp9. Links at the bottom. Bonus feature: 24-bit HDCD HACK Other than dBpoweramp, wmp9 is the only utility capable of decoding HDCD and in 24bit, providing 24bit support tick box is enabled under tools>devices>speakers. This hasn't possible been possible since Vista due revamped audio kernel and increased anti-piracy concerns there. Anyway, with WAVout plugin on (enabled under plug-ins tab), everything you play is saved to location as configured in Tools, in best quality. Light v9 (12mb) below has extended TAG Support pre-installed for many codecs, OGG, Flac etc. If you want FLAC and AAC playback support however: Good link: If this ever goes offline, search the web for "x directshow filter", under x is whatever codec you require. These msi packages, install/uninstallable "" on your machine. .ax are just modular bits of windows/direct show. This is a good, light way of doing things because it's system-wide with no extra software mp4 for example contains video and audio, so needs a splitter (Haali), (coreAVC these days) and Funnily enough wmp8 is still modernly compatible. Since v8 SRS bass/width enhancement also enabled, expect to pay for this enhancement else where. /!\ Caution /!\ v8 won't install if 9+ has already been installed prior unfortunately, unless you delete relevant files in Program files and system32. (I used columns to sort by file description "Windows Media..."). Also, I'll briefly explain how directshow works in 8/9 for anyone unsure. Regarding any DS player on windows the default filters (decoders) used by them, are a system wide setting and can be changed using a DS filter utility (a filter manager). If the player doesn't have filter manager built built in already. With this you change preferred decoders for certain filetypes, on basis of priority. It's not possible do it with WMP and mp3 because it parses as audio only (not video) making splitter and any redundant, using winXP default l3codecp.acm (audio compression manager) instead. I have no idea how acm works though.
  11. Aha, yeh I did stumble upon that page earlier... Thanks for response and happy 2016 (Y)
  12. To clarify further IIRC I had the sliding scrollbar anomoly on firefox... no idea what it could be. Usually went away by itself,
  13. Hello, Are other browsers ok? Also pardon me being obvious here, but is IE mandatory? Happy new year
  14. Hi all, I'm working on lightweight easy-to-use fool proof package with nostalgic WMPv8, currently at 16mb. It does everything, high res h.264, avi, bit perfect 24 / 96khz audio (via reclock) etc... However I would like to include CD to WAV Encoding. It's capable of mp3 enocding already, which it does using l3codecp.acm codec in system32 by default. I think .acm extension is a compression wrapper for windows and I do wonder if it's possible to modify .acm , bypass compression in it to write straight to WAV...? WMPv11 already has this functionality but its less simple with auto-update, media protection alerts, bloated etc etc. I think v8 is simpler. I've tried to identify what WMP11 is accessing to rip using WAV using process explorer - no idea how to work it though. I'm open to advice here... Anyway ... version 8 Toothy skin - his tooth is a seekbar and eye a visualizer. *Happy new year!*
  15. Thanks jaclaz. As advised I installed XP SP3 full on both machines and still cannot get it to connect, so dodgy nlite is out of the question. So primarily a networking issue. I suspected usb dongle was unable to host network but it should as NETGEAR applet provides initiate adhoc function. I have tried this as well as windows own to initiate ad-hoc. NETGEAR Initiate Ad-hoc. I click Initiate then apply, the network goes live and the laptop shows me this in Wireless Networks after clicking connect. Winblows Like I say, I have tried x amount of tutorials, the most comprehensive one here which involves Setting IP and enabling ICS to no avail. Any ideas?