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  1. 1. You didn't post your error (I guess you don't believe "no error is a good error") 2. You have a swear word in the topic title. 3. This should probably be in the Drivers forum. Also, instead of editing all your posts it's easier to use the "Preview" button.
  2. Winamp 5.0.94 Msi

    The package apparently contained a serial key. I'm not sure if there is some sublety in the definitions of "cracked" vs. "warez," but in either case posting such a package on the boards is illegal. He may end up posting a new one; IIRC the only thing the serial enables is "faster burning and ripping," for which you can easily find another program. Even if he does end up posting a new one, I still recommend Alanoll's version; I don't trust that guy fiddling with my software. If the size is really a factor for you, download the cabbed version of Alanoll's, figure out which parts you're installing, then make a SFX with only the .cab files you need. And Muiz...the board Admins can do whatever they want; don't try to insult them for their decisions.
  3. Alternative To CMDOW?

    You can use the "#NoTrayIcon" command to remove the icon. It will still flash up for about 750 milliseconds (it's like a CMDOW for the tray icon ). "Opt("TrayIconHide", 0)" will bring it back.
  4. renaming Start Menu shortcuts...

    Jason, you have a \ after most of the folders in your batch file (example) MOVE "%AUStart%\Inkscape\" "%AUStart%\Art Software\Inkscape\" Those final backslashes after Inkscape tell it to look inside the folder instead of at the folder. If you remove them then it will move the Inkscape folder. Also, you only need to include the foldername a second time if you are renaming it. This example should be written MOVE "%AUStart%\Inkscape" "%AUStart%\Art Software\" Just change all the instances of this and make sure that you're moving it from the right folder (%AUStart% or %UserStart%). On a side-note, I keep meaning to try Inkscape. Has it worked well for you?
  5. Shockwave without Yahoo toolbar

    Don't register the .dll. Just copy the files to "%ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\" if you use Firefox, or the similar path if you use SeaMonkey (formerly the Mozilla Suite). The browser will automatically recognize it.
  6. @Kaje_ovo...I think you may not have read his entire post. If it works on other test computers, it is very unlikely the problem is with calling the .cmd file. @Burke Since this configuration works on other computers, it is most likely a hardware problem and on the wrong board. But since it is here, I'll ask you this: do other floppies work on your computer? Are you able to boot from them and read from them? It sounds suspiciously like a BIOS setting that you've just overlooked.
  7. The icons that exist in the Start Menu and on the Desktop are not controlled at all by the theme file. To add shortcuts you can use shortcut.exe or (my favorite) NirCMDc.exe. Google for NirCMD and look at the help file, you can figure it out pretty easily. Placement of shortcuts: "%UserProfile%\Start Menu\" - exists only in the start menu of logged-on user. "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\" - exists in the start menu of all accounts on the computer. "%UserProfile%\Desktop\" - exists only on the desktop of the logged-on user. "%AllUsersProfile%\Desktop\" - exists on the desktop of all accounts. To save the positions of icons on the desktop, configure them the way you want on a test computer, then REBOOT and export "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\1\Desktop"
  8. Firstly, please edit out your Nero serial number from your first post. As was mentioned, the theme has to be a .theme file. More info about creating that .theme file is in the Guide. Also, I noticed you have this line in your batch file: copy %systemdrive%\Extras\System\*.* %systemdrive%\windows\system32\*.* /Y You can achieve the same end by placing those files in $OEM$\$$\System32\ on your CD, and that way you don't have to copy twice and then delete. Also, the %SystemDrive%\Windows part is better written as just %WinDir%. You can see the other variables by typing "Set" at the command prompt. Finally, about the registry files. Firstly, I would not run them from CmdLines.txt as Godfatha suggests, because the programs haven't been installed yet. Depending on the data in the registry files, it may get overwritten when the program installs. What I would do is make sure that they are valid registry files (can you merge them by double-clicking? Remember they need the "Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00" or "RegEdit4" as the first line). You could also consider adding the lines from the batch file itself, instead of calling external files. Read the "Reg /?" and "Reg Add /?" helpfiles to figure out how to do this. Beyond that, I'm not sure what to tell you. We may need to see the contents of the registry files if you can't get them working (remember to use CODE tags this time, please).
  9. HTPC - 2 Monitors

    Why do you need the TV to be the primary? If you made the monitor primary everything would open in it; that's basically the point of having a primary and secondary. I'm sure it would be easier to get Meedio to run on the secondary then to get every one of your other programs to do so.
  10. shell32.dll

    http://unattended.msfn.org/advanced/cosmetics/bootscreen.htm http://unattended.msfn.org/advanced/cosmetics/logon.htm Your link is a generic how-to for replacing files on the CD. I recommend reading the guide or searching the boards instead of asking silly questions.
  11. Snakefoot's is pretty good, http://snakefoot.fateback.com/tweak/winnt/services.html. Always keep in mind that what any site recommends may not be the best for you; go with your own judgement.
  12. Multiboot a Bart/Win PE with your Windows install. Boot to the PE, prompt for the data, write it to a WinNT.sif file in the ramdisk, then call Win32.exe /unattend:<path to WinNT.sif> /s:<path to I386 dir> There are several projects here at MSFN that can help you with this, check out this post in the PE forum specifically. Search may bring up some more, similar topics. If that sounds like a lot of work to you, you can just run a program after the install to change dummy settings in your WinNT.sif. You can add users, set passwords, change the owner/organization/computer name/workgroup/serial number, all after the install. This is how I do it; I've written a script that prompts the user to enter the data so they don't have to enter info at various odd times during the install. The computer name is in the registry in these two places (although I'm not entirely sure you need to change the second...?) HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ComputerName\ComputerName\ComputerName HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\NV Hostname If you want to do this step entirely unattended, look at compname.exe to generate a computer name based on serial numbers, UUIDs, IPs, hostnames, dates, or random characters. For changing the product key, look at this MS support article. Although it says the method is for SP1 it should still work for SP2. Hope this helps.
  13. Remove the ones you don't like from your install CD, then you won't need to worry about it at all.
  14. hello all

    For copying files, I doubt you want to do it every log in. Just have the last line of the script delete itself.Also, there is a shared Application Data folder in the All Users profile, which might be easier than coping files to individual users App Data.
  15. Windows OneCare

    You want this product? From what I just read on Google (I hadn't heard of it before), it sounds like it will be just more bloat to remove. Besides, both of you should be fully capable of making an AV/Firewall program install with Windows