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`Felix`

Nero Source Stripper And Custom Install Builder

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Hi there all,

Based on the method developed by ZileXa (original thread here), I have built a scripted solution that does all of what ZileXa outlines in his post and more.

UPDATE: version 1.2.4 now available, March 18,2005 (See Change log for more info)

How to:

Download the Nero Custom Installer Creator extract the contents into the same directory as your nero-*.exe and nve-*.exe files, read the manual.pdf and then run !MakeIt.cmd - thats it!

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Change Log 1.2.4

- bug fix to winrar extraction command syntax.

Change Log v1.2.3

- updated post_config.cmd will all of the available shortcuts for possible installable add-on applications for both Nero Burning Rom (Nero-*.exe - Package 1) and NeroVision Express (NVE-*.exe - Package 2) Shortcuts will only be created if the application is installed...

Change Log v1.2.2

- some bug and typographical fixes

- full manual (user guide)

- removed the need to have WinRAR for extractions. Now will extract with either WinRAR or 7-Zip depending on your preference specified by command line switch [/rar | /7zip]

- cleaned up post_config.cmd file and moved the common user variables to top section same as !makeit.cmd

- updated 7zip command for compression - now using ULTRA compression.

- full documentation for all options available.

Change Log v1.2.1

- cleaned up more code and made the process faster

- added new command line switch (/nr) for Nero Burning Rom Only

- added new command line help function (/h)

- added new command line switch to hide post install dialogue boxes (post_config.cmd /hide) for total silient installation.

- updated NERO-rar.sfx for progress bar only on extraction like 7-zip

- added NERO_With_Dialogue_Box-rar.SFX for dialogue user interaction winrar archive extraction/installation.

- updated REG.EXE v5.1.2600.2180 with REG.EXE v5.1.2600.1106 (thanks Yzöwl)

Change Log v1.2.0

- Required ActiveX Control error with Wave Editor - fixed

- remove unwanted wav, chm and txt files - done. Will remove all except your choosen language. e.g. ENG.

- Uninstaller option in Add/Remove Programs - done

- cover designer error - fixed

- image drive - fixed (thanks to slimzky)

- Add options for either WinRAR or 7-Zip - NEW !makeit.cmd [/rar | /7zip]

- more streamlined coding.

- updated register.reg file - thanks SolidasRock!

Change Log v1.1.2:

- xcopy error due to bad syntax - fixed!

- Unable to load plugin manager - fixed!

- misc syntax issues resolved.

Change Log v1.1:

- NeroAPI error associated with Nero Recode - FIXED!

- Updates and bug fixes to !makeit.cmd

- Updates and bug fixes to post_config.cmd

- Added shortcut.exe & Updated Nero Custom Installer Creator.rar - Attached

ToDo:

- Add language support. - Am half way through this, however some more research and testing is required.

- Slipstream script to add nero to your AIO Windows Source.

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Feedback and suggestions are welcome - no flames please.

I am aware there are other methods by other MSFN members and each solution has its place and lots of hard work has gone into them. The solutions here are one of a range of alternative - the choice in the end is yours.

Nero Custom Installer Creator

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Further to the last post pretty sure I was using the right pack, Dled this one & still gettin the same result obviously missing somethin??

Felix see attached ss.

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Further to the last post pretty sure I was using the right pack, Dled this one & still gettin the same result obviously missing somethin??

Felix see attached ss.

very strange... have a look for the followiing line in your !makeit.cmd file

set rarIt=%programfiles%\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe

and you can test by putting this at the command prompt:

IF /I not exist "%programfiles%\winrar\winrar.exe" cls & echo it's not here

other than that i don't know why it would not be extracting, i haven't changed any of that section of the code. Basically if all the files are in the same directory as nero-*.exe then it should work find. I just tested it here again on my range of machines and it worked fine. mind you i have my winrar in a different location and therefore have to change that variable... but that is it.

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Just ran it no echo. My winrar in C prog files, shouldnt be a prob? Its certainly finding winrar as its building the custom nero.exe but without the prog files??

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Just ran it no echo. My winrar in C prog files, shouldnt be a prob?

Ok Mav,

here is a cmd for you to try again... i have opened everthing up so you should see everything going on.... lets see what happens with this.

_Mav.cmd

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Yeah thanks Felix can't exactly see why but seems to skip extraction & moves straight on building without error? of course without the prog files?

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Yeah thanks Felix can't exactly see why but seems to skip extraction & moves straight on building without error? of course without the prog files?

ok well i have not been am to reproduce the issue here... but i will continue to test... it is very weird...

AH! hang on a sec - have you renamed your nero-*.exe files? if you have this would be why... the cmd looks for nero-*.exe before it will extract... if you have changed it to say nero.exe then it will not extract.

see the line in the cmd

if exist "Nero-*" for %%i in ("Nero-*.exe") do call:extract %%i
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Felix,

i had no idea Shortcut.exe was needed :lol: and i see plugin manager is now fixed, nice work.

MAVERICKS CHOICE,

do you have "nero6608.exe" exactly? i think it needs the dash in there, so you can have

nero-whatever you want here.exe

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Felix,

i had no idea Shortcut.exe was needed  :lol: and i see plugin manager is now fixed, nice work.

MAVERICKS CHOICE,

do you have "nero6608.exe" exactly? i think it needs the dash in there, so you can have

nero-whatever you want here.exe

Dismissed that @ first as I had an underscore,the dash fixed it. :thumbup

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Dismissed that @ first as I had an underscore,the dash fixed it. thumbup.gif
most of the time its the simplest thing that is the answer :D to be fair though, felix explained in his last post :P
AH! hang on a sec - have you renamed your nero-*.exe files? if you have this would be why... the cmd looks for nero-*.exe before it will extract... if you have changed it to say nero.exe then it will not extract.

Glad its sorted :D

Edit,

i know you can use 7-zip instead of winrar, but how would i do that? also is it possible to remove the following files from <Program Files\Ahead\Nero> in the custom installer;

Boo.wav

DingDong.wav

Nero_LS_ENG.CHM

NeroBurningRom_deu.chm

NeroBurningRom_eng.chm

NeroBurningRom_fra.chm

NeroBurningRom_jpn.chm

Nerodeu.txt

NeroExpress_deu.chm

NeroExpress_eng.chm

NeroExpress_fra.chm

NeroExpress_jpn.chm

Nerojpn.txt

Trumpet1.wav

If i can do this i think the final installer size would be 14MB :w00t:

Sory i`m a perfectionist lol

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i have installed nero using this method.. when i open Wave Editor it says

"Required ActiveX Control are not registered. Please Reinstall Nero."

when i tried to enabe Image Drive it says

"Driver Installaton Failed"

any idea whats going on?

thnx in advance...:hello::P

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Felix,

i had no idea Shortcut.exe was needed  :lol: and i see plugin manager is now fixed, nice work.

MAVERICKS CHOICE,

do you have "nero6608.exe" exactly? i think it needs the dash in there, so you can have

nero-whatever you want here.exe

Dismissed that @ first as I had an underscore,the dash fixed it. :thumbup

Thank god your fixed Mav - I was beginning to break out in a rash ;)

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Dismissed that @ first as I had an underscore,the dash fixed it. thumbup.gif

most of the time its the simplest thing that is the answer :D to be fair though, felix explained in his last post :P

AH! hang on a sec - have you renamed your nero-*.exe files? if you have this would be why... the cmd looks for nero-*.exe before it will extract... if you have changed it to say nero.exe then it will not extract.
Glad its sorted :D

Edit,

i know you can use 7-zip instead of winrar, but how would i do that? also is it possible to remove the following files from <Program Files\Ahead\Nero> in the custom installer;

Boo.wav

DingDong.wav

Nero_LS_ENG.CHM

NeroBurningRom_deu.chm

NeroBurningRom_eng.chm

NeroBurningRom_fra.chm

NeroBurningRom_jpn.chm

Nerodeu.txt

NeroExpress_deu.chm

NeroExpress_eng.chm

NeroExpress_fra.chm

NeroExpress_jpn.chm

Nerojpn.txt

Trumpet1.wav

If i can do this i think the final installer size would be 14MB :w00t:

Sory i`m a perfectionist lol

Hi Neanderthal,

Ok 7-zip option i am going to build in a command line switch that you can use to select between WinRAR or 7zip. In the meantime you are welcome to change the !makeit.cmd file to suit your needs.

As for the removing of the other files - yep we can do that. Will be in next build.

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i have installed nero using this method.. when i open Wave Editor it says

"Required ActiveX Control are not registered. Please Reinstall Nero."

when i tried to enabe Image Drive it says

"Driver Installaton Failed"

any idea whats going on?

thnx in advance...:hello:  :P

Hi slimzky,

Will look into these problems respond when i have some solutions. Thanks for letting me know.

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Hi slimzky,

Will look into these problems respond when i have some solutions.  Thanks for letting me know.

no problem felix :thumbup il wait for ur response :whistle:

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Has anyone noticed there is no uninstall option in add/remove/ Nero after using this or me only??

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same here maverik :P

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Hi Neanderthal,

Ok 7-zip option i am going to build in a command line switch that you can use to select between WinRAR or 7zip. In the meantime you are welcome to change the !makeit.cmd file to suit your needs.

As for the removing of the other files - yep we can do that. Will be in next build.

Ok lookin forward to it...

as for uninstall options, it would be usefull to have it in add/remove, although a simple batch that just deletes nero and reg entries would do for me.

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Hi there `Felix`!

I haven't been on a Nero topic for a very long while... Didn't know people were so busy with this method! The script you are working on is great!

Now I have asked the original poster of this method (in Dutch forums) about Coverdesigner, you cannot start Coverdesigner from Nero Express/Nero Burning ROM, will give error Coverdesigner is not installed. (From Menu Start you can start Coverdesigner) I don't know if your script has solved this problem, the original poster said he knows how to and would post it sometime... so if he does I will let you know.

Also, I've read in vcBlackbox topic he had trouble creating non-compliant (S)VCD with this method... well I've never done that before... so don't really know how to fix that... if it has to do with Recode I assume it is fixed with your script.

anyways... if there are still some strange bugs, I'll see if I can help or ask the original man in the Dutch forums!

GOOD WORK!

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Hi there `Felix`!

I haven't been on a Nero topic for a very long while... Didn't know people were so busy with this method! The script you are working on is great!

Now I have asked the original poster of this method (in Dutch forums) about Coverdesigner, you cannot start Coverdesigner from Nero Express/Nero Burning ROM, will give error Coverdesigner is not installed. (From Menu Start you can start Coverdesigner) I don't know if your script has solved this problem, the original poster said he knows how to and would post it sometime... so if he does I will let you know.

Also, I've read in vcBlackbox topic he had trouble creating non-compliant (S)VCD with this method... well I've never done that before... so don't really know how to fix that... if it has to do with Recode I assume it is fixed with your script.

anyways... if there are still some strange bugs, I'll see if I can help or ask the original man in the Dutch forums!

GOOD WORK!

hi ZileXa,

Thanks for the info. all help will be appreciated. I am working throught the bugs and seeing if we can get them all out. more info as it comes to hand :)

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There is no option to uninstall Nero in "Remove/add programs"

This can easily be done by a regtweak, will post when I found it.

About Imagedrive not working (driver cannot be installed)

Did you remove SCSI/RAID drivers with Nlite? That could be the problem. I will test this today. I also had Imagedrive in my package, but don't really use it... you might want to take a look at VirtualCD (made by CloneCD and original CloneDVD people).

But ofcourse the aim is to get everything working here... also Imagedrive!

I can't really help with Nero Wave Editor... I never use that tool, there are WAY better tools (search for the old Cool Edit Pro 2!!)... but it seems need some ActiveX thing to be registered...

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sorry... but why is Winrar default location to D:\Program File??

Bug?? ^^"

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