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buckeyeXP

Office Shrinker [reduce source of o2k3/xp/2k]

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hey everyone,

i'm trying to follow the pdf directions...

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?act=At...pe=post&id=4874

i'm totally clueless at the last section "Tools that you will need:".

I'm stuck at part 2.

2. Installer.exe = Silent batch of "setup.exe TRANSFORMS=Unattended.MST /qb"

what do I do now??? where do I get installer.exe?

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks! :D

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1)

download and install 7-zip

2)

put the

startX.exe in the folder c:\officeshrinker

3)

create a setup.cmd file

setup.cmd is that:

@echo off
setup.exe transforms=yoyo.mst /qb-

yoyo.mst is the name of your mst file

and put your setup.cmd in the folder c:\officeshrinker

4)

select all files and directories of the folder c:\officeshrinker (setup.cmd,startx.exe+all other files and directories ) right click "add to archive"

in the option window,choose "ultra" compression

after a few minutes,you get your officeshrinker.7z

5)

put in another directory

=>officeshrinker.7z

+

=>7zS.sfx (found in c:\program files\7zip if you can't find this file,then try to install the 3.13 version of 7zip)

+

=>a config.txt with that in this config.txt:

;!@Install@!UTF-8!
RunProgram="startx /wait setup.cmd"
;!@InstallEnd@!

+

=>a finalization file (finalization.cmd) with that in :

copy /b 7zS.sfx + config.txt + officeshrinker.7z officeshrinker.exe

6)

double click on the finalization.cmd and then you get the officeshrinker.exe witch is THE file !!!

7)

if you want to test,just execute (double click) on this officeshrinker.exe,everything should be :thumbup

(if my english is hard to understand,refere to Keytotime tutorial )

i hope i have helped you

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Suprb program i use it for my Ofiice now is only 120MB (Word,Excel,Powerpoint and all Tools) great. Needed like 5 hours on my cpu (AMD 1500 at 133Mhz) :( but it works great.

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I still have the same problem!

see my original post on page 42 for the logfiles.

where is the author of the script?

***PLEAAASE FIX IT***

I'm having trouble with OfficeShrink... I did everything according to the guide, unattended install works perfectly... but when I start the shrink tool it goes wrong

as soon as the installation begins, I get this error (its from the AutoIt script I am sure, because when I click OK, the icon of OfficeShrink in the rightcorner disappears!)

Using VirtualPC, Office 2003 Dutch with SP1 and 2 more updates.

Did a CLEAN WinXPsp2+ryanvm (dutch) updatepack on virtualPC.

officeshrinkerror1jl.jpg

Please help!

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I still have the same problem!

see my original post on page 42 for the logfiles.

where is the author of the script?

***PLEAAASE FIX IT***

I'm having trouble with OfficeShrink... I did everything according to the guide, unattended install works perfectly... but when I start the shrink tool it goes wrong

as soon as the installation begins, I get this error (its from the AutoIt script I am sure, because when I click OK, the icon of OfficeShrink in the rightcorner disappears!)

Using VirtualPC, Office 2003 Dutch with SP1 and 2 more updates.

Did a CLEAN WinXPsp2+ryanvm (dutch) updatepack on virtualPC.

officeshrinkerror1jl.jpg

Please help!

use microsoft office 2003 withuot sp1

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hey there, i wonder could i make office 2003 without sp1 to make much smaller, becausethere many *.cab files witch are'nt extracted....look:

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hey there, i wonder could i make office 2003 without sp1 to make much smaller, becausethere many *.cab files witch are'nt extracted....look:

yes,you can do without any update

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hmmm, yu didn't understanded my, i want those cab files to became smaller(the shrinker don't tuch theme on the srinking process)

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i don't think it's possible to "remove" sp1 from the directories,because some files are updated,and some are added.

the solution is probably to use an old office version

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it just doen't work for me with sp1, the version without sp1 is too large it is 400MB. what should i do

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@maniaq you have to create an administrative access point first.

run setup.exe /a

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I still have the same problem!

see my original post on page 42 for the logfiles.

where is the author of the script?

***PLEAAASE FIX IT***

I'm having trouble with OfficeShrink... I did everything according to the guide, unattended install works perfectly... but when I start the shrink tool it goes wrong

as soon as the installation begins, I get this error (its from the AutoIt script I am sure, because when I click OK, the icon of OfficeShrink in the rightcorner disappears!)

Using VirtualPC, Office 2003 Dutch with SP1 and 2 more updates.

Did a CLEAN WinXPsp2+ryanvm (dutch) updatepack on virtualPC.

officeshrinkerror1jl.jpg

Please help!

use microsoft office 2003 withuot sp1

ZileXa; I had the same problem: Tried to 'install' (shrink) Office 2003 Professional SP1 dutch version on a VMWare machine with Windows XP Pro SP2 (also Dutch version).

After copying the standard installation files, office shrinker came up with the error code displayed in your screenshot. I tried serveral things in changing the shrinker.ini file, but the error code appeared over and over again.

Then i changed to a VMWare machine with Windows XP Pro SP2 english version. I used the same Office 2003 Pro files, with SP1.

I did notice that under the english version, the retry button was translated into 'Opnieuw', instead of 'Nogmaals' in the Dutch windows XP. I checked the shrinker.ini file, changed

retry = &nogmaals

into

retry = &Opnieuw

and was able to succesfully shrink Office 2003 professional SP1 Dutch.

post-58098-1119384276_thumb.png

Hope it will work at your virtual machine.

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1)

download and install 7-zip

2)

put the 

startX.exe in the folder c:\officeshrinker

3)

create a setup.cmd file

setup.cmd is that:

@echo off
setup.exe transforms=yoyo.mst /qb-

yoyo.mst is the name of your mst file

and put your setup.cmd  in the folder c:\officeshrinker

4)

select all files and directories of the folder c:\officeshrinker (setup.cmd,startx.exe+all other files and directories ) right click "add to archive"

in the option window,choose "ultra" compression

after a few minutes,you get your officeshrinker.7z

5)

put in another directory 

=>officeshrinker.7z

+

=>7zS.sfx (found in c:\program files\7zip if you can't find this file,then try to install the 3.13  version of 7zip)

+

=>a config.txt with that in this config.txt:

;!@Install@!UTF-8!
RunProgram="startx /wait setup.cmd"
;!@InstallEnd@!

+

=>a finalization file (finalization.cmd) with that in :

copy /b 7zS.sfx + config.txt + officeshrinker.7z officeshrinker.exe

6)

double click on the finalization.cmd and then you get the officeshrinker.exe witch is THE file !!!

7)

if you want to test,just execute (double click) on this officeshrinker.exe,everything should be  :thumbup

(if my english is hard to understand,refere to Keytotime tutorial )

i hope i have helped you

thanks yoyo! thanks a lot for taking the time. :D this really cleared things up for me. i went through all steps. but there is one problem. the office.exe file that we make at the end, the one i made makes an error. after 100% extraction, a 7zip error screen pops up and says, "cannot find specified file". i checked all paths and they are same as yours. what should i do?

anyone else have this problem?

thanks for your time! much appreciated

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I created the 7zip office guide.

not the same as yoyo

i posted it already but it wont be ready until tomorrow

with videos and picture instructions

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strange ... perhaps the version of 7zip or startX ...

try to make .exe (with the methode) of another software (not office)

=>take a software

=>make a setup.cmd

...

and then make the .exe with the 7zip method

and see if the .exe you get works

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most likely the error will be due to the order he install office2003.

the proper order is

Clean Install XP + NetFrameWork 1.1 + Office Shrink (buckeye) + 7zip

When u install your RunonceEx.cmd or Wpi

Install NetFrameWork First, then Office 2003 Buckeye + 7zip

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well,i have done this job without an extra clean xp : just uninstalled office and other office tools.

and i haven't installed framework .... and it works :yes:

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it is up to you...

the author of office shrink (buckeye) has also said to use a CLEAN install.

my guide to making a office 7zip was a huge success. almost 4000 downloads

for my pdf guide.

i have first hand knowledge on how to troubleshoot this issue.

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i haven't said the opposite :)

it was just my experience,not to follow.... but it can work,that was just what i wanted to say.

but to be sure it works,we have to follow line by line the rules

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is it natural to see those errors, that it can't find some files??

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ZileXa; I had the same problem: Tried to 'install' (shrink) Office 2003 Professional SP1 dutch version on a VMWare machine with Windows XP Pro SP2 (also Dutch version).

After copying the standard installation files, office shrinker came up with the error code displayed in your screenshot. I tried serveral things in changing the shrinker.ini file, but the error code appeared over and over again.

Then i changed to a VMWare machine with Windows XP Pro SP2 english version. I used the same Office 2003 Pro files, with SP1.

I did notice that under the english version, the retry button was translated into 'Opnieuw', instead of 'Nogmaals' in the Dutch windows XP. I checked the shrinker.ini file, changed

retry = &nogmaals

into

retry = &Opnieuw

and was able to succesfully shrink Office 2003 professional SP1 Dutch.

post-58098-1119384276_thumb.png

Hope it will work at your virtual machine.

@BuckeyXP perhaps you can update the Shrinker with this fix for the Dutch Office?

it works! Thanks a lot... but after a while, the script seems to pause or something... get an error from Office setup: "Error 1308, can't find file..." my laptop starts running at topspeed and nothing...happens..

Then I found out this only happens with a few files, all in the same dir:

D:\PostInstall\Applications\Office\FILES\PFILES\MSFT.NET\PIAS

So I quit the Shrinker,

deleted the contents of the destination folder C:\OFFICE, then copied this folder ("PIAS") to the correct subfolders in its destination C:\OFFICE:

C:\office\FILES\PFILES\MSFT.NET\PIAS

ran the Shrinker again and... it finished succesfully!

Edited by ZileXa
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followed the very simple guide of astalavista (a few days ago), but when I double click it just extracts... nothing else.

Then I followed the guide of yoyo92 (post 439), and it works fine now.

BTW when you install 7zip newest version, you wont get 7zS.exe

But you don't have to install v3.13!

You should download "Extra modules: 7z Library, Plugin for FAR, SFXs for installers" wich is the 3rd downloadlink in the second table on the Downloads page of www.7-zip.org

direct link: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sevenzi...0_extra.tar.bz2

you can open this with Winrar and extract 7zS.exe from it.

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