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What does it mean when your registry tweaks run fine during your unattended installation, but when your computer restarts they don't show up on your computer. I have taken off the /s switches so I know for a fact they are running. I have to hit yes and ok for them to run. I tested my reg tweaks many times and I know they run just fine.

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what are your reg tweaks? Some need to be applied at different points during the UA setup.

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what are your reg tweaks? Some need to be applied at different points during the UA setup.

I have just one for now. I'm just trying to get the basics down. I named it SHOW_OPERATING_FILES.REG.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"Hidden"=dword:00000001
"SuperHidden"=dword:00000001
"ShowSuperHidden"=dword:00000001

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At what point are you settings these settings?

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What does it mean when your registry tweaks run fine during your unattended installation, but when your computer restarts they don't show up on your computer. I have taken off the /s switches so I know for a fact they are running. I have to hit yes and ok for them to run. I tested my reg tweaks many times and I know they run just fine.
Can't say why your's doesn't work, but mine works with the /s.

I run my regtweaks from cmdlines.txt

[COMMANDS]
"REGEDIT /S .\DefUserRegTweaks.reg"

I also like to apply it to all users (including newly created ones) so instead of

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER

I like to use

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT

Then it gets applied even to the 1st created user.

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At what point are you settings these settings?

I apply it here.

[Commands]
"OemPreinstall.cmd"
"REGEDIT /S SHOW_OPERATING_FILES.REG"
"COMPRESSION_STUFF.CMD"

Is applying it here bad? Remember I use this. I call it SHOW_OPERATING_FILES.REG.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"Hidden"=dword:00000001
"SuperHidden"=dword:00000001
"ShowSuperHidden"=dword:00000001

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At what point are you settings these settings?

I apply it here.

[Commands]
"OemPreinstall.cmd"
"REGEDIT /S SHOW_OPERATING_FILES.REG"
"COMPRESSION_STUFF.CMD"

Is applying it here bad? Remember I use this. I call it SHOW_OPERATING_FILES.REG.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"Hidden"=dword:00000001
"SuperHidden"=dword:00000001
"ShowSuperHidden"=dword:00000001

Any ideas please?

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It means you got your registry tweak wrong.

You need to set SuperHidden to 0 and ShowSuperHidden to 1 if you want to see hidden system files.

If not, set SuperHidden to 1 and ShowSuperHidden to 0.

The values are opposite of each other, not the same.

Applying this manually, you'll see that these values change as I mentioned.

Beats me why there are two entries are changed when doing one thing.

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It means you got your registry tweak wrong.

You need to set SuperHidden to 0 and ShowSuperHidden to 1 if you want to see hidden system files.

If not, set SuperHidden to 1 and ShowSuperHidden to 0.

The values are opposite of each other, not the same.

Applying this manually, you'll see that these values change as I mentioned.

Beats me why there are two entries are changed when doing one thing.

I gonna be royally p***ed if yer right. I'm pretty sure your right. This worked when I applied it on my computer, so I don't understand why it didn't work during my unattended install. What you said does make a lot of since though.

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It means you got your registry tweak wrong.

You need to set SuperHidden to 0 and ShowSuperHidden to 1 if you want to see hidden system files.

If not, set SuperHidden to 1 and ShowSuperHidden to 0.

The values are opposite of each other, not the same.

Applying this manually, you'll see that these values change as I mentioned.

Beats me why there are two entries are changed when doing one thing.

I wish it was that easy. I tried it with only ShowSuperHidded as 1 and it did not work.

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it works for me. however, it requires a refresh - like closing explorer windows and restarting them.

it's really hard to make it toggle, but i know that you're not trying to toggle it but have it applied during setup.

beats me!

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If regtweaks dosen't work from T-12(cmdlines.txt), then try from first-logon instead...

Remove this from cmdlines.txt:

"REGEDIT /S SHOW_OPERATING_FILES.REG"

Add this to cmdlines.txt:

"RunOnceEx.cmd"

Make a file named RunOnceEx.cmd in $OEM$ with this:

@cmdow @ /hid
set key=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx
reg add %key%\001 /v 1 /d "regedit /s %~dp0\SHOW_OPERATING_FILES.REG" /f

Btw, since you said in your other thread that you where having trouble getting WinRAR and 7-Zip installed from cmdlines.txt, then if you'd like, then you could install them also from first-logon instead...

I myself would recommend doing it like this:

Delete everything from cmdlines.txt and just keep:

"RunOnceEx.cmd"

Make a folder named RunOnceEx under $OEM$ and place '7-Zip-v4.42.exe', 'WinRAR-v3.71.exe' and 'SHOW_OPERATING_FILES.REG' into it.

Delete the contents of RunOnceEx.cmd and replace it with this:

@cmdow @ /hid
set key=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx
reg add %key%\001 /v 1 /d "%~dpn0\7-Zip-v4.42.exe" /f
reg add %key%\002 /v 1 /d "%~dpn0\WinRAR-v3.71.exe" /f
reg add %key%\003 /v 1 /d "regedit /s %~dpn0\SHOW_OPERATING_FILES.REG" /f

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it works for me. however, it requires a refresh - like closing explorer windows and restarting them.

it's really hard to make it toggle, but i know that you're not trying to toggle it but have it applied during setup.

beats me!

Huh????? Elaborate please.

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Make a folder named RunOnceEx under $OEM$ and place '7-Zip-v4.42.exe', 'WinRAR-v3.71.exe' and 'SHOW_OPERATING_FILES.REG' into it.

Delete the contents of RunOnceEx.cmd and replace it with this:

@cmdow @ /hid
set key=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx
reg add %key%\001 /v 1 /d "%~dpn0\7-Zip-v4.42.exe" /f
reg add %key%\002 /v 1 /d "%~dpn0\WinRAR-v3.71.exe" /f
reg add %key%\003 /v 1 /d "regedit /s %~dpn0\SHOW_OPERATING_FILES.REG" /f

Ok I got a couple of questions though. Don't I need to have cmdow on the disc somewhere? So where would be the best place to add cmdow? Could you please also explain the parts of the RunOnceEx.cmd. I understand most of it. The %~dpn0 part is the part I'm most confused about. I know the %key%\001 /v makes folders inside RunOnceEx. I know 1 /d makes a REG_SZ called one. The rest is the directory and the force overwrite switch. I still can't figure out the %~dpn0 part.

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