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  1. I finished making the batch files for adding shortcuts to the programs that Windows XP (Home or Professional) doesn’t install by default. All programs listed in my first comment only shortcut some applications, no one of them is complete, or simply call the application from their own program. In different ways, generally very mixed, and many repeat some applications that are already installed by default, for example: Notepad or Character Map. The batch file that I made “Windows XP Hidden Applications“ install all the shortcuts to the applications that Windows XP doesn’t call and that are "hidden" inside directories and folders. There are 62 applications that doesn’t appear in any way unless one knows the name and extension or the keyboard shortcut to call it. Excluded are those that are installed but not seen as System Administrative Tools that resides in Control Panel, and if you want to see it in Accessories, you must go to Control Panel > Taskbar and Start Menu > Start Menu > Customize > Advanced > System Administrative Tools and tick Display on the All Programs menu. In order that all applications are seen one must install Windows XP with Service Pack 3 complete. After completing the standard installation go to Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > Add/Remove Windows Components and tick all the options. If you do not label some of them, the associated shortcuts will not work. But this is a option that you decide and depends of your actual requirements. I also made another batch installer “Windows XP Command Line”, with 210 command lines. I included only those that respond to the command line. There are others, but the command line must be applied directly in order to function. This is a job that can be improved and if anything is missing or there are errors I will appreciate your suggestion and will correct it. There is a ReadMe.txt file with the instructions. In English: Windows XP Hidden Applications Windows XP Hidden Applications.zip Windows XP Command Line Windows XP Command Line.zip In Spanish: Aplicaciones Ocultas de Windows XP Aplicaciones Ocultas de Windows XP.zip Línea de Comandos de Windows XP Linea de Comandos de Windows XP.zip
  2. OK, it works with PING. But not with APPEND or ATTRIB (I have tried only this two): /t:"%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\cmd.exe" /p:"/k append" In this example I want that the Command Line open a DOS windows with the Command Prompt APPEND with the explanation of what it is and help lines (/?) to this command. Attached is the example.
  3. I know. The directory was created and it appears in the location where I want to add the shortcuts, but when I want to add the target and link (THE ABOVE TWO EXAMPLES) it gives this errors. I used the same indications that worked perfect in the first batch. Here is the code: If Not Exist "%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%\Start\Programs\Accesories\Command Line" ( Md "%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%\Start\Programs\Accesories\Command Line") ::PING shortcut /f:"%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%\Start\Programs\Accesories\Command Line\Ping.lnk" /a:c /t:"C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe /k ping"
  4. Ok. It is working! I am creating a batch file with all the hidden application that are not installed by default in Windows XP. I am using OptimumX's shortcut.exe When I finish I will add it here. Now I want to do the same thing with all Command Lines, but it doesn't work. It gives me two types of errors: With this line: With this: What is happening? Or I must use another system?
  5. The above doesn't work. I have found that this: %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH% works! Now I want to add a commentary-explanation to each shortcut as Windows has them and is shown in a baloon in light yellow. For example: Notepad: Create and modify text files using basic text formatting Where goes this information?
  6. I have done it. It does not appear in the Desktop, but if I search in Documents and Settings\Desktop\XP Hidden Applications\ it is! What is happening? Besides this I want to place the shortcut in: Start Menu\XP Hidden Applications\Direct X Diagnosis
  7. I will do the homework. Meantime I tried with "shortcut.exe" and it works only if it creates first a folder (md). But if I want to place in: "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\Start Menu\XP Hidden Applications\Direct X Diagnosis.lnk" without building first a folder nothing happens... What I am doing wrong? Shortcut.zip
  8. But can I use it as a .cmd file?
  9. Yes. I have not yet prepared the list, but I think one example is enough. Can it be?
  10. Some of them are very old (2002, etc.) doesn't have a web page and where made I think as a project. I found them only by a long search in Internet. I can make it in english and spanish. I only need a basic indication on how. Of course I will publish as a download here. For example: Name: Direct X Diagnosis Location: C:\WINDOWS\system32\dxdiag.exe Destination: Start > Programs > Hidden Applications > Direct X Diagnosis Icon: the same it has
  11. Hello I want to install a shortcut in Start Menu in Windows XP of all the "Hidden" applications that are not installed by default and that are disseminated in various locations inside Windows, for example: Direct X Diagnosis (C:\WINDOWS\system32\dxdiag.exe) There is software created by particulars that do that: - XP Hidden Application Launcher (23 applications) by Rizla (portable) - XP Hidden Application Interface v1.0 (24 applications) by Craig Longford (installer) - XP Hidden Application Enabler v2.0 (44 applications) by Serials2000 Rocks Team (portable) - Matt’s System Helper Outer v0.52 (8 applications) (portable) And by companies: - Camtech Hidden Utilities XP-Vista v1.0 (53 applications + 43 command line utilities) (total 96) (portable) Free - Camtech Hidden Utilities XP-Vista v2.0 (81 applications + 130 command line utilities) (total 211) (installer) U$S 19.95 My problem is that it is in English (I need it in Spanish) and non of them is complete with all that has inside Windows XP. The same can be applied to Windows Vista and 7. I know that I can made it manually with shortcuts and links to some Folder in Start Menu > Programs > (example: HiddenApps), but is there a batch file that I can make? Many thanks
  12. I have searched for a long time before posting here, and can't find almost anything about this theme...
  13. I have tried and it brings back a text list of installed and missing updates. It is OK. many thanks, but it is partial. After the suggestion of MagicAndre1981 to use the Microsoft WMI included in Windows, I tried but I am no expert in command lines, so I discovered the WMI Explorer v1.06 from KS-Soft and dowloaded it from http://www.ks-soft.net/hostmon.eng/wmi/index.htm It has a simple graphic interface and after a Query of: Win32_QuickFixEngineering it brings back a complete list that one can save as html. Also after much search I found the following command line to type in cmd.exe: wmic qfe list full /format:htable >C:\updates.htm, and the result is a list similar to the previous. There is a complete documentation tool to use in a network (but it can also be used for a single machine) in: http://sydiproject.com/ OK now I have half problem solved: the list of all the updates installed in the machine. Now someone knows where Windows 7 (and Vista) writes the data of the installed updates? and is there a way to see and change it?
  14. use a WMI query to check which updates are installed. It's OK but how can I print a list with each attribute?
  15. Yes I used the tool but: "...MBSA will only scan for missing security updates, update rollups and service packs available from Microsoft Update. MBSA will not scan or report missing non-security updates..." I need to view all the updates.