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First time here. I've been reading up and testing out XPCreate and all these reg tweaks. It's awesome. But I got some questions I can't seem to find answers for.

By the way, all of my tweaks are in a reg file.

1st, the following does not seem to work:

;Configure Automatic Updates

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update]

"AUOptions"=dword:00000002

"AUState"=dword:00000007

I want Automatic Updates to be on the "Notify Me" setting.

2nd, can anyone tell me how (if it's possible) to change the arrangement of the "All Programs" menu? Can I set it up however I want it (i.e. Remove MSN icon, Add a Multimedia Folder, etc...) and then use those settings from a key to make the install cd recreate them?

3rd, what numbers should I pick for the Lottery :D

Any help would be much appreciated.

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1st, the following does not seem to work
Try adding this to your regkey:

"ScheduledInstallDay"=dword:00000000
"ScheduledInstallTime"=dword:00000003
"DetectionStartTime"="2000.02.19 19:56:44"
"LastWaitTimeout"="2000.02.20 01:01:44"

This tells Windows Updates to check for updates everyday at 3am. The DetectionStartTime and LastWaitTimeout were set to a random time in the past to trigger Windows Update to check immediately.

2nd, can anyone tell me how (if it's possible) to change the arrangement of the "All Programs" menu? Can I set it up however I want it (i.e. Remove MSN icon, Add a Multimedia Folder, etc...) and then use those settings from a key to make the install cd recreate them?

You should be able to do this with a batch file. I have a batch file that runs from RunOnceEx that removes icons that I don't want from the desktop.

3rd, what numbers should I pick for the Lottery

I'm not sure, just make sure they're not in hex. Otherwise the lottery commision will think you were trying to vote for Pat Buchanan.

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Thanks for responding so fast....

but that fix didn't work.

Just in case I wasn't clear enough, I want Windows to install with the Security Center's Automatic Updates feature set to "Notify me, but don't automatically download or install them" setting checked.

I would think this would be possible, but I can't figure it out (not that I'm all that smart).

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Welcome to MSFN preacher

Alas, I've said it before in other posts and I'll say it again here, please post in the right section of the MSFN forum.

What you are asking about has nothing to do with XPCREATE.

Remember to search using various different methods of input before you post a question and if you start a topic, keep it relevent to the subject.

I would say you should be looking at the Unattended Windows section of the MSFN forum.

Thanks & best regards,

Nath.

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I would say, set automatic updates according to how you like it, then export this key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update

There!

Does that work?

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uhmm....

That's not an "idea" !

That's the correct way to do it, and works since 4 years! :wacko:

If its not working, you might like to check whether your tweaks are applying properly at all.

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Just tested your idea.....

Didn't work. :no:

Would you post the key you exported? All of the settings you need to activate and set Automatic Updates are in the key prathapml had you export. The board might be better able to help you.

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OK.....just to make sure I'm doing stuff right (cause I am new at this, and I have no idea how to do the batch file stuff).

I'm using XPCreate.

I have a WinNT file in FILESCD Files\I386\

The text is as follows:

[Data]MsDosInitiated=0

UnattendedInstall=Yes

AutomaticUpdates=yes

[unattended]

UnattendSwitch=Yes

OemPreinstall=Yes

OemSkipEula=Yes

FileSystem=*

WaitForReboot=No

OemPnPDriversPath=Drivers\ata133;Drivers\RealtekNIC

NoWaitAfterTextMode=1

NoWaitAfterGUIMode=1

TargetPath=\Windows

DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore

NonDriverSigningPolicy=Ignore

Hibernation=No

[GuiUnattended]

AutoLogon=Yes

OEMSkipRegional=1

TimeZone=004

OemSkipWelcome=1

[Display]

BitsPerPel=32

XResolution=1024

YResolution=768

Vrefresh=70

[userData]

ProductKey=removed

[identification]

JoinWorkgroup=Workgroup

I have a command file in FILESCD Files\$OEM$\

With the only text being

[COMMANDS]
"REGEDIT /S RegTweaks.reg"

Then I have the RegTweaks file in the same folder.

I do have "Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00" as the first line.

All other tweaks seem to work, except this one.

;Set Automatic Updates to notify if updates exists
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update]
"AUOptions"=dword:00000002
"ScheduledInstallDay"=dword:00000000
"ScheduledInstallTime"=dword:00000003
"ConfigVer"=dword:00000001

The last 3 lines I added after trying ONLY the "AUOptions" line. That didn't work. So then I researched a little more on Microsoft site and tried addeing those. Still not working.

It sets Automatic Updates to full on position with scheduled checks at 3:00 daily.

So that did change something. It just will not put it to the "Notify" setting.

Once again, thanks for helping me out.

I'm learning a lot about Windows by doing this stuff.

Edited by prathapml
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I'd have to concour with it_ybd: you probably would have more luck in the Unattended Forum ...

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should edit your post or something so they arent getting your key, specially if its a legit one

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Good point ...

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Edited by prathapml
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;) hehe Oh dear.....

...somebody has been rumbled

sneaky posting GM :P

Regards,

N.

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Just trying to point out ... something ...

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Point taken...

Was only waiting so long to allow the poster a chance to edit it himself. But that hasn't happened - so had to do it myself.

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Not to worry, Preacher Man, we were just having some fun with you! Of course, next time you will owe us your first born son! So ... Be Carefull!

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hehe U sooooo evil GM :P

:blink:

Regards,

N.

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