buckeyeXP

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

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well, i fallowed the guide step to step carefully, but i dont know where the problum reside. What does the log file say? what might be the problum ?

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i get the error ON clean installed WINXP SP2 + .net SP1 . Shrinker say its already compressed. can anyone help me out ?

i checked your log files and i couldnt find any problems. what exactly is the error that you are getting and when do you get it.

[edit] I must have missed all of the fun earlier

Pls use a gentler attitude when you are talking to buckeyeXP.

oh well.... [/edit]

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@Astalavista

Thanks for the gentle reminder of how to be gentle. I wrote that post when I had been up reading this thread for 2 hours, and was really fed up.

@Buckeye: I think you missed it but I'm sorry. I hope you post the guide there in the 1st post. That would be greatly helpful to everyone coming across all this for the first time

Thanks for all the great work, both of you. Keep it up!

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Sorry about the caps new here didn't realize that....just trying to get this to work.

cmdow @ /HID
@echo off

SET KEY=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx

REG ADD %KEY% /V TITLE /D "Installing Applications" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\010 /VE /D "Microsoft FrameWork" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\010 /V 1 /D "%systemdrive%\install\dotnetfx.exe" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\011 /VE /D "Microsoft Office Professional 2003" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\011 /V 1 /D "%systemdrive%\install\office.exe TRANSFORMS=%systemdrive%\install\Unattended.MST /qb" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\022 /VE /D "Norton Internet Security 2005" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\022 /V 1 /D "REGEDIT /S "%systemdrive%\install\nis2005serial.reg" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\022 /V 2 /D "%systemdrive%\install\symlcrst.exe" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\022 /V 3 /D "%systemdrive%\install\NIS2005.exe" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\033 /VE /D "Nero 6 Burning Rom" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\033 /V 1 /D "%systemdrive%\install\nero6316.exe /SILENT /NOREBOOT /SN=xxxx-xxxx-xxx-xxxx-xxxx /WRITE_SN

REG ADD %KEY%\044 /VE /D "Yahoo Messenger" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\044 /V 1 /D "%systemdrive%\install\messenger.exe /S" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\055 /VE /D "WinRar 3.30" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\055 /V 1 /D "%systemdrive%\install\wrar330.exe /S" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\066 /VE /D "Win Amp Pro 5" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\066 /V 1 /D "REGEDIT /S %systemdrive%\Install\Winamp.reg" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\066 /V 2 /D "%systemdrive%\install\winamp506_pro.exe /S" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\077 /VE /D "VLC Media Player" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\077 /V 1 /D "%systemdrive%\install\vlc-0.7.2-win32.exe /S" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\108 /VE /D "Cleaning Up and Rebooting" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\108 /V 1 /D "%systemdrive%\install\cleanup.cmd" /f

Edited by tc8224
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@ tc8224

1. dont shout!

2. dont post your serial to nero

3. 5 times that is nothing i remember formating about 30 times. lol

4. pls post in code \code your new so the new ruling on banning people for one day who dont use code or quotes will not apply to u.

5. there is a great pdf guide on what to do. posted by my former nemises

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showto...ndpost&p=271988

u might also want 2 visit my guide. not to many post,

click the link on my sig.

good luck

@DoomMunky

thanks for understand. I personally feel very bad when people say bad things

about my guides. Buckeye in my book is a one hell of a guy. It is not easy

to make something out of nothing. Yes, the prog does have its limitations.

But what matters is the end result is great when u get it right.

Wink Wink my 36 MB 7zip office LOL

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Sorry about the shouting didn't reall even think about it.......i've done the PDF file...several times but is there anything wrong in the code?

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i checked your log files and i couldnt find any problems.  what exactly is the error that you are getting and when do you get it.

Thanks BuckeyeXP, great tool for office, finally made it to work, it always missed some file and didnt copied it. now everything is working :) Great

Thanks Billion :):thumbup

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Hello~ buckeyeXP :hello:

I wish that Office Shrinker can support Chinese Traditional... :blushing:

I’ll send you the log file. :rolleyes:

Thank you!

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Hi buckeyeXP, and thanks for this great program...

Unfortunately, I can't get it to work: it doesn't behave as it should, and couldn't find any reference to my problems in this thread...

This is what happens:

After I launch your app, the Office 2k3 installer is started:

Window Title: Windows Installer

Window Text: Preparing to install

Then, the windows changes to this:

Window Title: Microsoft Office Professional 2003

Window Text: Please Wait. Configuring Microsoft Office Professional Edition

At this point your app gets immediately terminated!

(While the Windows Installer goes on to present -after a while- the usual "Ignore-Retry-Cancel" window)

Any Idea?

ThisShrink_logs.zip is .zip with all the log files created in C: by the app (since this is office ITALIAN, i've also included the corrected .ini file, in case you plan to hard-code it into your app).

Many Thanks in advance

L

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nice program and tutorial

after following every instruction in the tutorial

this is the problem i have

problem: Office Shrink isnt really shrinking that much

office xp does work after the shrinked version is installed

but the shrinked version is 288mb!

im trying to shrink office xp pro w/ frontpage

i made the administrative point

and slipstreamed sp3

and made my mst

after that i decided to test it before shrinking it:

the installation worked perfectly fine before shrinking it

i was able to have everything i wanted setup perfectly without any problems

im able to use the programs installed

after shrinking on a new virtual formated system on vmware for the 3rd time

(which meant i had to format the virtual pc 3 times!)

the shrinked version of office xp totalls up to a whomping 288mb!

shouldnt the actual filesize be from 100mb - 130mb

this isnt really shrinking :}

i tryed to 7zip it down to ~36mb by using asta's instructions and the file size became 201mb! :no:

my office shrink logs are attached to this post

What am I going to do? :wacko:

somebody help me please!

im begging :(

officeshrinklogs.rar

Edited by jacksont123
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problem: Office Shrink isnt really shrinking that much

office xp does work after the shrinked version is installed

but the shrinked version is 288mb!

All this program does is take out what you do not want to install. Therefore you contol your own destiny. If 288mb isnt good enough for you leave something else out.

Besides i think that 288 is much better than 600+

after shrinking on a new virtual formated system on vmware for the 3rd time

(which meant i had to format the virtual pc 3 times!)

actuall if you dont install office there should not be a need to reformat.

i tryed to 7zip it down to ~36mb by using asta's instructions and the file size became 201mb! :no:

What am I going to do? :wacko:

somebody help me please!

im begging :(

I dont know what to tell you about 7zip are you sure you used the highest compression? Other than that i dont really know how much smaller you can make it unless you take more out.

Everybodys results are different. Dont go expecting the best results when you have an entirely different configuration.

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alright i guess i could leave some things out

and yes i chose the highest compression method in 7zip

thanks for the tip about reformating

thanks a lot for your help

1 more question if i was to shrink again, do i have to reformat my formated virtual pc even though i fully uninstalled office xp?

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i have office xp sp3 7zipped to 135 megs. :) when in try to install it ,i get a message

"Windows XP Setup

Please go to the Control Panel to install and configure system components "

then installation stops at that point. what have i done wrong or left out? :(

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