Paul 365

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  1. It's not there for me, Only when i right click a folder or files does the more options show up. What i would like is for it to show up when i right click empty space on my desktop. Paul
  2. Thanks for a great program Is there anyway to force it to launch when i just right click the desktop, so i can use it to launch some of my small apps that have no installer or start menu entries. Many thanks
  3. Thats a good point. I think that key was dumped from a completely fresh install of xp+sp1 - so it should be ok to use, ......maybe
  4. This Works for me, i got it from here sometime ago. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\Desktop] "TaskbarWinXP"=hex:0c,00,00,00,08,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,b0,e2,2b,d8,\ 64,57,d0,11,a9,6e,00,c0,4f,d7,05,a2,22,00,1c,00,0a,10,00,00,1a,00,00,00,01,\ 00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,4c,00,00,00,01,14,02,00,00,00,\ 00,00,c0,00,00,00,00,00,00,46,81,00,00,00,11,00,00,00,60,2b,53,f9,b1,65,c3,\ 01,00,98,ff,48,13,65,c3,01,00,0b,55,fa,b1,65,c3,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\ 01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,02,14,00,1f,50,e0,4f,d0,\ 20,ea,3a,69,10,a2,d8,08,00,2b,30,30,9d,19,00,2f,43,3a,5c,00,00,00,00,00,00,\ 00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,5c,00,31,00,00,00,00,00,12,2f,bd,82,\ 10,00,44,4f,43,55,4d,45,7e,31,00,00,44,00,03,00,04,00,ef,be,12,2f,bd,82,11,\ 2f,00,b8,14,00,00,00,44,00,6f,00,63,00,75,00,6d,00,65,00,6e,00,74,00,73,00,\ 20,00,61,00,6e,00,64,00,20,00,53,00,65,00,74,00,74,00,69,00,6e,00,67,00,73,\ 00,00,00,18,00,36,00,31,00,00,00,00,00,12,2f,ef,8e,10,00,48,4f,4d,45,52,00,\ 22,00,03,00,04,00,ef,be,12,2f,ef,8e,33,2f,00,b8,14,00,00,00,48,00,6f,00,6d,\ 00,65,00,72,00,00,00,14,00,64,00,31,00,00,00,00,00,12,2f,22,85,13,00,41,50,\ 50,4c,49,43,7e,31,00,00,4c,00,03,00,04,00,ef,be,12,2f,ef,8e,11,2f,00,b8,14,\ 00,36,00,41,00,70,00,70,00,6c,00,69,00,63,00,61,00,74,00,69,00,6f,00,6e,00,\ 20,00,44,00,61,00,74,00,61,00,00,00,40,73,68,65,6c,6c,33,32,2e,64,6c,6c,2c,\ 2d,32,31,37,36,35,00,18,00,42,00,31,00,00,00,00,00,12,2f,10,85,14,00,4d,49,\ 43,52,4f,53,7e,31,00,00,2a,00,03,00,04,00,ef,be,12,2f,ef,8e,11,2f,00,b8,14,\ 00,00,00,4d,00,69,00,63,00,72,00,6f,00,73,00,6f,00,66,00,74,00,00,00,18,00,\ 52,00,31,00,00,00,00,00,12,2f,d5,88,10,00,49,4e,54,45,52,4e,7e,31,00,00,3a,\ 00,03,00,04,00,ef,be,12,2f,ef,8e,11,2f,00,b8,14,00,00,00,49,00,6e,00,74,00,\ 65,00,72,00,6e,00,65,00,74,00,20,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,\ 00,72,00,00,00,18,00,48,00,31,00,00,00,00,00,12,2f,fd,8e,11,00,51,55,49,43,\ 4b,4c,7e,31,00,00,30,00,03,00,04,00,ef,be,12,2f,fd,8e,11,2f,00,b8,14,00,00,\ 00,51,00,75,00,69,00,63,00,6b,00,20,00,4c,00,61,00,75,00,6e,00,63,00,68,00,\ 00,00,18,00,00,00,10,00,00,00,05,00,00,a0,1a,00,00,00,23,01,00,00,00,00,00,\ 00,00,00,00,00,60,07,00,00,00,00,00,00,1e,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\ 1e,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,aa,4f,28,68,48,6a,d0,11,8c,\ 78,00,c0,4f,d9,18,b4,43,02,00,00,60,0d,00,00,00,00,00,00,1e,00,00,00,00,00,\ 00,00,00,00,00,00,1e,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00 I call this from CMDLINES.TXT at the T12 / T13 stage.
  5. I was under the impresion xp setup could not be started under msdos. As far as i can rememeber winnt.exe and winnt32.exe will not start under dos. To install to an empty HD you need to boot from the xp cd with a copy of winnt.sif on your floppy. However this does not explain the presence of the switch "MsDosInitiated" so i may be wrong.
  6. Thanks Klaassh. Does it switch to the PAE supported version if you go above 4GB ? (not that most of us have to worry about thet )
  7. There is another issue to this. If you are using a cpu with HyperThreading, setup builds a different kernel than the default one. If you replace it using this method and you have a HyperThreading cpu your computer will not start on the reboot after the guirunonce section has customized the boot process. Please note that this is only a working theory based on the following. I have a unattended cd that uses this exact method to replace the kernel and have used it 100's of times. When I built my first PC with a HyperThreading cpu it refused to start after the above method had been done. After spending a few minutes checking I found the ntoskrnl to be different than the one I had modified. I did a few compares with "blind Compare" to confirm this and then removed the offending command from the boot.ini and it booted up fine. If anyone can offer any more info on this I would be grateful
  8. Im with Alanoll on this one. The gui is real easy to use and the bonus is cdimage makes smaller images when you have more then 1 copy of the same file on your disk. Best tool around for making images.
  9. This is something i am going to try as i like the idea, But i have one question for you. When is the HAL created? If it is in the stage that creates the two folders then this process is only good for the pc it is created on. If it is after that then all is well and it can be used for all pc's. Can anyone give any details on the HAL and when it it created as this is something i don't know much about.
  10. Hi all. The first working beta is here for you to try, I have tested it quite allot but there may still be some bugs hanging around. This program is designed to run after the desktop has started and will allow you to install all your favourite programs and registry tweaks via a .INF file or a .CMD file. It is fully customizable and even detects your install cd and 2nd cd if you have one via semaphore files. At the moment only the .inf method is implemented but adding the .cmd method will not take that long. The screen design and size is not yet final and any feedback on that is welcome. The config.ini file is commented to explain how things work. You can download it Here
  11. No it dosn't cmdlines.txt is executed after the 13 min section is done, well before the login routines.
  12. Webmedic hasn't posted in 12 days, im not sure if he has left us or is away on holliday.
  13. The only problem i can see with that is the HAL, Is it not created/set during the txt setup stage. If so then unless you are installing to the same exact harware (in which case u may as well use a full ghost image) you could run into problems. But you could use this method to copy all the files over to the hard disk and then start the install from the HD.
  14. Guys/Girls? I need a few small programs that install silently and don't mind being installed over and over again for testing purposes... Any suggestions ?