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  1. Can you provide an editable copy of your guide? Something generic like Windows RTF would be nice. I would like to update your guide with my personal notes for my own use. thanks Anthony
  2. I tried doing a search for this topic, but could not find anything. While looking through the Program Files and Program Files (x86) folders I noticed that there are 32bit & 64bit versions of Mail, Media Player, Photo Gallery, SideBar and Internet Explorer. Has anyone tried deleting the x86 versions? Does everything seem to work OK? I figure that Internet Explorer might be good to have two versions, but the others should be safe to delete. Any Ideas? Anthony
  3. When Installing a new setup, I would like to have access to my network, but for security reasons, block incoming and outgoing Internet access until I am ready to install my Anti-Virus program. If this cannot be done, as a second option, how could I block all incoming Internet traffic, even if outgoing is still open? This would give me greater security until I am ready to install my Anti-Virus program. I have looked at Windows Firewall, Internet Explorer settings, Network card settings, but so far I cannot figure out how to do this. Windows Firewall does not have an option to block all internet traffic. In IE I can set security settings to High, but this does not block all Internet traffic. On my network card I tried turning off TCP/IP, but this turns off my Network traffic too. I can disable the network card, but this turns off Network traffic too. I will really appreciate it if anyone can tell me how to do this. Thanks Anthony
  4. I use the Windows Mail program, but I do not use the Stationery. I have found that the Stationery is not compatible with some other mail programs and causes problems so I never use it. To free up some disk space I delete the Stationery files. I wrote the following batch file to accomplish this. =============== RD /S /Q "%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail\Stationery" RD /S /Q "%programfiles%\common files\microsoft shared\Stationery"
  5. I like to keep the HELP files because they are useful. Upon research however, I discovered that more than 50% of the disk space in the Help folder is taken up by some pretty worthless videos. The videos take up 56MB. To make matters worse, the videos are actually stored twice on the hard drive [for a total of 112MB], there is a second copy of the videos stored in the C:\Windows\winsxs folder. Could vLite have an option to keep the help files but delete these videos? In the meantime, I have created a batch file to delete these videos. the commands for the batch file are below. The second line of the batch file is to take ownership of the files, ownership is needed to delete the protected files. ====================== REM Delete Windows help movie files *.wmv cmd.exe /c takeown /F "%windir%\Help\Windows\en-US\*.wmv" /R && icacls "%windir%\Help\Windows\en-US\*.wmv" /grant administrators:F /T DEL /F "%windir%\Help\Windows\en-US\*.wmv" RD /S /Q "%windir%\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-h..-accounts.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_d47df2385244c243" RD /S /Q "%windir%\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-h..-internet.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_0b1b3e63546cb356" RD /S /Q "%windir%\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-h..-navigate.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_2412496aa8739e5e" RD /S /Q "%windir%\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-h..-organize.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_344324d208e4b1d8" RD /S /Q "%windir%\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-h..-printing.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_d2671c3842bbe668" RD /S /Q "%windir%\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-h..-programs.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_9695d7ef4bd79eb0" RD /S /Q "%windir%\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-h..-security.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_6d74663c91f08eed" RD /S /Q "%windir%\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-h..deo-mouse.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_4554a0e23f98fde8" RD /S /Q "%windir%\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-h..ideo-mail.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_d6f09812458e752c" RD /S /Q "%windir%\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-h..o-started.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_23eb50d4113c393e" RD /S /Q "%windir%\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-h..o-support.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_b0bca60666981c46"
  6. After using vLite to trim Vista, I noticed that IE always shows Protected Mode: OFF in the bottom right of the IE window. In IE options screen, I have the box for Protected Mode selected. If I try to clear the check box, I get a warning not to turn off Protected Mode. Any idea on what feature of Vista I deleted with vLite to cause Protected Mode to be off? Thanks
  7. I have noticed a problem with the vLite File Protection. There is a sample line, "windows/system32/example.exe" which shows how to enter information in the box. I like to save and resuse Presets. I have noticed that when I reload a Preset, the File Protection box once again inserts the "windows/system32/example.exe" which causes problems so that: Windows/System32/Ribbons.scr Becomes windows/system32/example.exeWindows/System32/Ribbons.scr This results in the Ribbons screensaver not being saved. Anthony Davidson
  8. A few weeks ago I reported a problem with vLite and my Windows XP. This problem still seems to crop up and cause me problems. It was making the hibernate option disappear when I ran vLite under XP`. When I ran vLite under Vista a few minutes ago to test, the Hibernate option returned. When the next, non-beta, version of vLite comes out, I am going to make the switch to drop XP and move to Vista. Thanks for your patience. Anthony
  9. An earlier version of vLite had the option to disable Hibernate, but it has since been removed. I have tried searching for a way to disable it in Vista, but with no luck. I want to delete hiberfile.sys so that when I create a disk image to backup Vista, the image file will be much smaller. Thanks for any help. Anthony
  10. Sorry I took so long to get back, had to work some overtime at work. I have rebooted the host system several times. The host system is a nLite version of XP. However, I have not had any other abnormal program operations on the Host PC. The Vista is from a pure, unchanged Microsoft DVD. I also tried the Vista Service Pack 1 Beta and get the same error. ========== I went to my roommates computer and was successful in running vLite on the Vista DVD. My roommates computer is also running a custom nLite version of XP that I installed for her. I am unable to determine why vLite will crash on my PC, but run on my roommates PC. It seems like vLite is trying to read the registry of the Host PC instead of the Registry on the Vista image files. Thanks anyways.
  11. I am getting errors with vLite that I cannot trace down. I have run vLite on 2 computers and they both report the same error. I have run vLite on a downloaded Vista.iso and on the SP1 beta *.ISO and on a Vista DVD and get the same error with all three. I am using vLite 1.1beta. I dropped back down to vLite 1.0 and I get the same errors. I have used some of the earlier versions of vLite and they worked successfully. The error occurs just after I select the type of Vista I am working on [business, Ultimate, etc.]. "Registry Unload Error - Code: 18" I select OK and then get: "Registry Unload Error - Code: 0" I select OK and then vLite seems to work as normal. I proceed to make my custom settings and then click on Apply. vLite then starts to work and then aborts with the following error: "Error saving registry. - The system cannot find the file specified." I select OK and then get: "Registry Unload Error - Code: 1400" I select OK and then get: "Registry load error. The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process." At this point vLite crashes and stop responding. To locate the problem I have tried the following tests: I tried not integrating drivers. Still crashes. I tried not using Components removal. Still crashes. I tried not using Tweak. Still crashes. I tried not using Unattended setup. Still crashes. I think the problem is located with the first set of error messages when I select the version of Vista I am working on, but I do not know why it occurs on 2 different computers. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  12. This may be an obvious question, but what is the difference between Business and BusinessN? I did a search on this could not find any information. Thanks
  13. Has anyone else noticed that "Show Desktop" is missing from the Quick Launch bar? I thought that one of the options I was using was causing it to disappear, so I used nLite to do nothing other than integrate RVMUpdatePack2.1.5a and still the "Show Desktop" icon is missing. Could it possibly have something to do with RVMUpdatePack2.1.5a? Anyone else notice this? Thanks
  14. Still won't download. Just goes right back the the download page or I just get an error file downloaded instead of the exe. Stephen Are you using a download manager? I have found that my download manager does not work on the nLite site and I must disable it and use the standard windows download manager. I have not noticed this problem with any other site. I only disable my download manager when on the nLite site. Good luck.