November 28, 2003 - The file has been updated. Be sure to get the new version!
:: A Hello ::
A lot of you are building Windows XP Unattended CDs, but if you are like me, you've done this to simplify installation. Stripping out default features is an incredable plus, as well! But, if you're like me, you really liked adding your own features to the installation routeen. Now Winrar installs itself, as does every patch, and most all program updates.
But I'm old school, and as much as I like my automated updates, I also like my options, dammit!
:: A Script ::
So I created Windows Post-Install Wizard (See Attached).
Using this Hypertext Application, you can add whatever options you wish. The Readme is incomplete, and I consider this a "beta", but most everything is there. I've tested this at 800X600, which is the resolution that Windows XP will switch to after the install, and everything appears to fit. If you modify it, bare that fact in mind!
As HTA files are not executed directly by windows, you will need to add a CMD file to your GUIRUNONCE.
[GuiRunOnce] %systemdrive%\install\wpi.cmd %systemdrive%\install\install.cmd %systemdrive%\cleanup.cmd
If you want a cleanup.cmd, place it in the $1 folder, NOT the install folder. Mine looks like this:
@Title Finishing Installation... @if exist c:\install rd /q /s c:\install @if exist c:\drivers rd /q /s c:\drivers @del %0
My setup calls WPI.CMD, which contains these lines:
start /wait %systemdrive%\install\WPI\WPI.HTA
To run, execute the HTA file from Windows 2000 or XP. Windows 98 should run it, but I don't guarantee, nor recommend it.
:: A License ::
I've chosen to make this public, because it would be a shame to keep it cooped up. I encourage people to hack it, customize it, and make it kick a**.
:: Addendum ::
Please, do not email me. I developed this, and I'm happy with it. If I add features that I feel will benifit other people, then I will post updates. If you create good addons, post the source code in this thread, so people can select what options they like, and add it to their source. This application is not geared for casual, "normal" people. But then, what "normal" people would customize their windows install
:: Finally, a Warning ::
If you have Norton Anti-Virus's script blocker feature on, then this will detect virus-like activity. This is because this file will write to %systemdrive%\install.cmd. I've made the script files as easy to browse as possible, so feel free to dissect this in any way you want. The HTA File is HTML, and it calls the JS files. The longest one is Generate.js, which creates the install.cmd file.
This is my first publically available, useful program that I've ever released! I hope it's a success
Number of downloads: 4263