I already made a nLite ISO with tweaked configuration and embedded hotfixes, and a startup bat auto-installation for some third applications like ccleaner, unlock, turnofflcd, etc and post installation windows configuration but I have some questions left:
1.How do I delete the annoying program files folders without popping up again like: (solved)
msn gaming zone
2.How do I disable folder thumbnails in thumbnail view mode?
3.How can I set a hotkey for view modes? I just found this, but it needs AutoHotkey, isn't there a native way of doing this? (solved)
4.Do I need to download internet explorer and windows media player hotfixes even when I won't use them? Could just blocking them in my firewall be enough ? This is thinking on the idea of installing things you won't need just slows down your OS. (solved)
5.With that in mind is it worth downloading the "important" hotfixes rather than only the Critical? (solved)
6.I tested the updates downloader from http://xdot.tk/updates.html, but how can I change it to download the spanish hotfixes? Up til now I manually DL'ed one by one, but this app is better because it saves time and also downloads the ones that require validation. (solved)
7.I was said that I don't need the latest version of a Visual C++ Redistributable, just the one that a certain application needs. While this is true, how do I know and where can I download the latest hotfixes for the different redistributables versions? (solved)
8.I made a bootscreen for XP in 4 bits for replace it with the original using resource hacker. Does my image need to use the same local palette than the original, or it doesn't matter? And how do I change the vertical position of the progress bar animation? In this thread they link to an external page where it seems to be explained, but I understand nothing.
9.How do I stop photoshop from creating an entry in the "new file" context menu everytime I delete it in the registry? I found a workaround here, but I don't like it much, it's like an automatic fix everytime the OS is booted. Maybe there could be a way by blocking a certain module in the firewall?
10.And at last, any good Visual Style for XP SP3? When I say good I mean still functional but a bit more "indated" with 2012. I only find beautiful but rather unpractical, and akward for a working environment and mostly for Win7 or LiteStep.
These are some that catched my eye, although I'm looking for something where the menu bar, and the window body are dimmed, a bit like my current theme. (solved)
Crono (I like this much)
Minimal Taste Reloaded
Thanks a lot and sorry for the big text chunk, these are one year collected questions.
This post has been edited by Dogway: 09 February 2012 - 04:50 AM