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Vistapack, 1.6.0 Released

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Vistapack 1.6.0

Supports both Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

Description:

The Vistapack was originally made with the same tech as XPize to transform your old and boring Windows 2000 rig in a modern looking and feeling OS. But when XP support started developing it got a whole new purpose: To transform your old and boring Windows 2000 and Windows XP rigs in a modern looking and feeling OS.

Safety:

It takes the files from the host, backs it up, modifies a sample and puts the modified file back in the system.

This ensures that you are using the latest files so no need for alerts like "Now I am using an old file, what if its updated by m$? Then i will be open for attack..."

Nope, no need to worry. You keep the updated file.

The pack uses ResHacker to change icons, bitmaps and some dialogs, to make it look like the new Windows Vista!

Its rather safe in my opinion, but of course there are some risks when you modify system files.

This is at your own risk!!!

But no need to worry, there are few bugs that cause your pc not to boot or something.

Personally i did not had that happening here.

Of course, when you don't like it, you can uninstall the pack like any other software.

Well thats it for now, let me know if this helps (i really did not know where to begin!)

Send me the bugs you find or some remarks, just let me know.

greets damian666

vistapack beta 1.6

some screenshots... for 2000 and xp

2000

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xp

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Change log:

What's New in Vistapack beta 1.6.0

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Bug fixes...

=====Files=============================================

XP:

fxscfgwz.dll and fxswzrd.dll fixed i hope, there were missing resources.

Let me know, because i dont seem to have them on my system...

2000:

I looked at the toolbar icons of explorer, it was reported that they were ugly and

cuttoff when set to big icons.

Well, i dont see that on my 2000, maybe we have to look somewhere else?

Let me know if you can tell me where.

=====Resources=========================================

Added some new avi's to the outlook files.

Second try of getting the folders of outlook in vistastyle...

Updated the icons in inetcplc.dll

Updated a icon in mmcshext, it was still 256 color.

Netid.dll icon updated, man it was ugly...

=====Extras============================================

Vdrive icons updated, i need help from somebody that is good with autoit.

I want to include icons for removable drives but dont know how.

I also changed the update time for the Vdrive from 10 to 1 minute.

=====Installer===========================================

Hopefully fixed the theme installment on XP.

And added a uxtheme patcher to that process.

Shell32 and sysdm are now fixed for "unsupported languages", remember... untill

i get the right language dialogs, the dialogs will be in english.

The debug mode is now only accessible with the cmdline option "debug".

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damian666, I am interested in the XP derivate of your Pack, for using with VistaLuna Basic from Pgase, as an alternative to XPize Darkside.

Should we work together in development?

As some know i wrote a lot weeks ago i want create a XPize_Win2000 - Pack.

Through contributing here i see a community working on similar solutions - but other resources und in parts concepts.

Though my Win2K Prof should nearly look like the WinXP Prof but the last OS as Vista (the look, only few extras).

But all that must be please with not to much consumption of system resources!

How can I work with you (other then testing)?

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vista pack for win2000 1.3a:Damian,Problems on my side new version 1.3 can't full install(no tclok & 32 bits),try to reinstall and the same troubles.

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hi man, well thats strange.

on my home pc it works without a single error.

about the second time you install, the rpl2k is in use so it cant be installed again.

just check if its in the system32 dir.

if it is regsvr32.exe it.

if you get a error than it is allready registered.

so please can you translate the screenshots, i dont understand them :whistle:

so let me know.

and maybe you should uninstall it before you install again.

damian666

p.s. the error about a missing file mscoree is because you dont have dot.net2 installed.

its needed for the patch for the tray icons.

so install that or dont use the patch.

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hi man, well thats strange.

on my home pc it works without a single error.

about the second time you install, the rpl2k is in use so it cant be installed again.

just check if its in the system32 dir.

if it is regsvr32.exe it.

if you get a error than it is allready registered.

so please can you translate the screenshots, i dont understand them :whistle:

so let me know.

and maybe you should uninstall it before you install again.

damian666

p.s. the error about a missing file mscoree is because you dont have dot.net2 installed.

its needed for the patch for the tray icons.

so install that or dont use the patch.

damian:all ok about the dot.net2 but i think that is a languaje dependat insue in the installer.

The instaler place tclok3 and cursor files in the default"Program Files" directory....in my Spanish

win2k default"Program Files"=C:\Archivos de programa.....but the instaler loking for the reg file

into Program Files not the default "Program Files"(languaje dependant).For that reason if manual

import the two reg files(cursor and tclok3.reg) y must copy also tclok3 and cursor to a C:\Program Files(Default english directory)

2ºProblem installer, put the cursor files in:C:\Archivos de programa\%windir ; not in C:\WINNT\Cursors

I must copy the content of C:\Archivos de programa\%windir\cursors to C:\WINNT\Cursors

But the cursors.reg:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Cursors]

"Arrow"="%systemdrive%\\WINDOWS\\Cursors\\aero_arrow.cur"

"Help"="%systemdrive%\\WINDOWS\\Cursors\\aero_helpsel.cur"

"AppStarting"="%systemdrive%\\WINDOWS\\Cursors\\aero_working.ani"

"Wait"="%systemdrive%\\WINDOWS\\Cursors\\aero_busy.ani"

"NWPen"="%systemdrive%\\WINDOWS\\Cursors\\aero_pen.cur"

"No"="%systemdrive%\\WINDOWS\\Cursors\\aero_unavail.cur"

"SizeNS"="%systemdrive%\\WINDOWS\\Cursors\\aero_ns.cur"

"SizeWE"="%systemdrive%\\WINDOWS\\Cursors\\aero_ew.cur"

"SizeNWSE"="%systemdrive%\\WINDOWS\\Cursors\\aero_nwse.cur"

"SizeNESW"="%systemdrive%\\WINDOWS\\Cursors\\aero_nesw.cur"

"SizeAll"="%systemdrive%\\WINDOWS\\Cursors\\aero_move.cur"

"UpArrow"="%systemdrive%\\WINDOWS\\Cursors\\aero_up.cur"

@="Windows-standaard"

"Scheme Source"=dword:00000002

"Crosshair"="aero_press"

"IBeam"="aero_text"

"Hand"="aero_link"

I MUST REPLACE *. %systemdrive%\\WINDOWS\\Cursors\\ FOR "%systemdrive%\\WINNT\\Cursors

Hope you can undertand me and very best fron Spain

Edited by nomentero
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RapidShare doesn't give me the ability for Downloading the actual version - what about a mirror not there?

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hi guys, first post updated with a update link.

there where to many bugs :blushing:

sorry for that.

have fun damian666

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BSOD with STOP Error! Reason: DLL user.dll moved to kernel memory!

This is also in the maintenance mode :(

How can i now repair my Win2K (in his own partition) from within WinXP?

EDIT:

Another member of german-nlite.de wondered cause of internationalization. Some text resources are in dutch!

2nd Edit:

The Error is in early phase of boot when loading the system... I restore user.exe and user32.dll from my (former nLited) Win2K-Bootmedia.

Unfortanely i haven't a installation media with your pack integrated! How can that be done (within running Windows XP)?

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Damian....congratulations!! :thumbup vista pack for win2000 1.3b

Just 1 bug languaje dependat....tclok is instaled ok in my "program files" lenguaje dependant folder("Archivos de programa") and the aces to that is corect located at the start folder languaje dependat ("inicio"in spanish), but the direct acces to tclok.ink go to C:\Program files\tclok\tclok.exe that is lenguaje dependant wrong ,and in the Spanish example is:c:\Archivos de programa\tclok\tclok.exe....I corret the direct acces by hand but not work ...you included any .reg file for Tclok? or i think that you must modified the file Vista.ini(languaje dependant incorrect )

FRON Vista.ini:FullSkinning\CloseButton.Skin=C:\Program Files\TClock\aeroskin\Aero StyleButton0ButtonImage.bmp

FullSkinning\CloseButton.AlphaBlend=MagicPink

FullSkinning\MaximizeButton.Overlay.Skin=

FullSkinning\MaximizeButton.Skin=C:\Program Files\TClock\aeroskin\Aero StyleButton7ButtonImage.bmp

FullSkinning\MaximizeButton.AlphaBlend=MagicPink

FullSkinning\MinimizeButton.Overlay.Skin=

FullSkinning\MinimizeButton.Skin=C:\Program Files\TClock\aeroskin\Aero StyleButton10ButtonImage.bmp

FullSkinning\MinimizeButton.AlphaBlend=MagicPink

FullSkinning\OtherWindows.Border.Top.Skin=C:\Program Files\TClock\aeroskin\Aero StyleWindowFrameTopUis2.bmp

FullSkinning\OtherWindows.Border.Bottom.Skin=C:\Program Files\TClock\aeroskin\Aero StyleWindowFrameBottomUis2.bmp

FullSkinning\OtherWindows.Border.Left.Skin=C:\Program Files\TClock\aeroskin\Aero StyleWindowFrameLeftUis2.bmp

FullSkinning\OtherWindows.Border.Right.Skin=C:\Program Files\TClock\aeroskin\Aero StyleWindowFrameRightUis2.bmp

FullSkinning\TextShadowType=PLUSTWO

Mouse\DropFilesApp=

SNTP\Server=

SNTP\Sound=

SNTP\Begin=

StartButton\StartButtonIcon=C:\Program Files\TClock\aeroskin\Aero

I must replace all C:\Program Files\TClock\ for c:\Archivos de programa\tclok\ in the Spanish example

Sorry for my English!!! :blushing: :blushing:

Edited by nomentero
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hi guys, i can't download the file itself in rapidshare and bestsharing. where i can possibly download the file... tnx

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2º bug:256 colour systray icons pach work at the first time during install....after reboot first time

256 colors not working any more???

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I needed to reinstall my Win2K. After that i tried your Pack again -> same error as i wrote above!

Blue screen of death in early boot phase after installing:

Stop Error c0000269: illegal move of system dll: kernel32.dll was moved to user space - users32.dll moved to kernel space.

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Stop Error c0000269: illegal move of system dll: kernel32.dll was moved to user space - users32.dll moved to kernel space.

same problem here on my win2k sp4. how to solve this? where to get the user.dll back?

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hi guys, well after some looking at it, its because the user32.dll is corrupt.

dont use that option on install.

btw i dont understand it because at my home pc it works fine.

to recover it, hopefully you have another os installed.

take out the backup file and replace the .dll in system32.

let me know

damian666

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