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Posted 07 December 2003 - 09:32 AM
Sorry, stimpee and shareef59, I'm finishing off a major update that will answer most of the outstanding issues. Please check back tonight. Sorry for the delay.
Posted 07 December 2003 - 11:05 AM
Did someone wake me?
Sorry, stimpee and shareef59, I'm finishing off a major update that will answer most of the outstanding issues. Please chack back tonight. Sorry for the delay.
Am I to understand, a new release of XPCREATE is imminent??
Was about to do a CD for a friend, I will wait until you update!
Keep up the awesome scripting work!!!!
Thanks in advance!
Posted 07 December 2003 - 07:10 PM
MDAC hotfix is now slipstreamed, and must be placed in it's own directory, which is named ... MDAC.
822603 can be run with other Type I hotfixes, though VPC will report it "not installed".
You should get an ISO (not IMG) file. Let me know if the problem still exists.
You do not need both the MDAC update and the MDAC_TYPE new version (2.8 - does not need a hotfix).
You can now choose the source directory, CD or HDD.
About what you are doing ... It will be interesting to see the combination of slipstreaming the hotfixes, and cutting down whole install. I would guess you are the first to use XPCREATE in conjunction with JDeboeck's scripts. You tell us ... One thing I will point out, that small distribution size was not a design consideration. The hotfixes, though slipstreamed, are still included in their "native" form. This will not effect the final installation size, but it will effect the distribution size. if you require even "lighter" slipstreaming, RaveRod (God rest his soul ... ) wrote up a nice Slipstreaming Guide. It is here somewhere.
I think you could, fairly easily, package your IE install with IExpress into a silent, single file application. Do it once, and from then on install easily and simply, whenever, wherever. Put it in HFTYPE0, so it will install for all users (default user - propagated to new users).
The download links should now be OK. If not, I messed up ...
Posted 07 December 2003 - 08:30 PM
Once again, a awesome piece of work! Congrats! Love the new green background!
Just a quick question. I noticed that a folder was created "DOTNETFX" in the main dir, although the actual "dotnetfx.exe" is placed in "HFMSX". I was wondering why or did I miss something?
Other thing being, the iexpress IE6 package. What switches were to be used for the packaging, so as it might be placed in "HFTYPEO" ?
Also, a little confused on the MSJava New/Old thing. Can you be a little more specific on the file names concerned. I think I know what you mean, but better to be sure
Many thanks in advance!!!!
Posted 07 December 2003 - 08:48 PM
Bug # 1 - the DOTNETFX directory is not used ... harmless, but corrected.
You should not need to repack any of the hotfixes or updates: XPCREATE will do that for all except DirectX9. DX9 OEM Preinstallation Kit switchless installer is linked from the Current Hotfixes page. For other applications that you repackage yourself using IExpress, the actual switches depend on the application you are installing: IExpress can be instructed to run silentely and launch the command line you specify. I have a couple of examples, but they are "down" for the moment, as I am restructuring the site. What are you planning on repackaging?
MSJava: You cannot install the newer version of MSJava without previously installing MSJava. By combining the older and newer MSJava installers, a package is created that will install MSJava in one easy step, on all Windows PCs. (Thanks again, baliktad). The new version is named: MSJAVAWU.EXE. The old version is named: MSJAVX86.EXE. This is a script that performs the method described HERE
I like the Green as well! Might throw a little red in there, just for the season!
Posted 07 December 2003 - 10:52 PM
I was trying to repackage (iexpress) for silent/unattended install:
1) WinZIP 8.1 SR1 (registered version).
2) Diskeeper 8.0 Professional.
3) IE6 (IEAK customised version)
Which folder would the above repackaged programs (once done) be placed? All of them in "HFTYPE0"?
Where would the new "MSJAVAWU.EXE" be placed? In the JAVANEW I presume, and leave the JAVAOLD empty?
Thanks a million for all your help!
Can you please, also explain a little more in detail, regarding the INF file editing. Thanks!
Would it be possible to have some sort of version number associated with the XPCREATE zip file, so that it would make it clear whether a older version is being used or the latest. Thanks!
I also noticed, that once I do "MakeDir", it still makes the "DOTNETFIX" folder, but not the "ROMSX" folder! Or is it me, just being a "cheese brain" !!!
Posted 10 December 2003 - 07:47 AM
EDIT:: It's back ...
(Il faut faire qqls chose pour cet avatar ... )
Posted 13 December 2003 - 11:41 AM
You should not need to repack any of the hotfixes or updates: XPCREATE will do that for all except DirectX9. DX9 OEM Preinstallation Kit switchless installer is linked from the Current Hotfixes page.
Why DirectX9 cannot be repacked ? The job you did for WMP is great
Is the DX9 OPX for all languages ? If not, how to repack it ?
Posted 13 December 2003 - 12:53 PM
you need to dowload the packagaes. (it includes some languages but check with ms)
Posted 13 December 2003 - 05:57 PM
The only version of DX9 that can be run silently is the OPK version, which is linked to on the MSFN guide. Though I am not sure, I have the impression that the OPK versions ARE localized: you need a different version for Belgium than for Greece.
From what I understand, MS has removed the silent option to force end-users to accept the EULA (End Users License Agreement). Concievably, one could quite easily modify the setup program included with with the DX redistributable package, and repackage the files into a silent, switchless installation. Unfortunatly, I am under the impression that MS "frowns upon" this type of modification. For this reason, I do not distribute a solution.
I do not know exactly where the DX9 OPK comes from, but there must be one for each language (if I am correct in that it is localized). Perhaps you could create your own with the DX9 SDK, link to on the MSFN front page, half way down on the left.
Posted 13 December 2003 - 06:02 PM
Posted 13 December 2003 - 06:08 PM
Good point. Anyone remember? Downloadable multilingual versions would be nice ...
some games come with DX9 OPK for silent install, can't remember which ones though
Posted 13 December 2003 - 06:35 PM
need for speed underground
also oem's site shoudl have something about dx 9 multilingual opk
I'm checking right now
Volume in drive J is NFSUDISK1 Directory of J:\DirectX 10/30/2003 10:38 PM <DIR> . 10/30/2003 10:38 PM <DIR> .. 10/23/2003 07:29 PM 695,962 BDA.cab 10/23/2003 07:29 PM 1,149,019 BDANT.cab 10/23/2003 07:29 PM 968,156 BDAXP.cab 10/23/2003 07:29 PM 60,416 DSETUP.dll 10/23/2003 07:29 PM 15,443,578 DirectX.cab 10/23/2003 07:29 PM 1,104,358 ManagedDX.CAB 10/23/2003 07:29 PM 1,978,368 dsetup32.dll 10/23/2003 07:29 PM 13,160,291 dxnt.cab 10/23/2003 07:29 PM 467,456 dxsetup.exe 10/23/2003 07:29 PM 1,127,936 mdxredist.msi 10 File(s) 36,155,540 bytes 2 Dir(s) 0 bytes freethis is nfs underground's
here's quote from oem site
Microsoft DirectX Version 9.0b OPK is now available for download
Microsoft has released the DirectX 9.0b OPK Supplement as an optional supplement to the OPK for the Software listed below.
Product Names and Versions: Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional, Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition, Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional, Microsoft® Windows® Millennium Edition and Microsoft® Windows® 98 Second Edition.
Available Languages of this Supplement: English, Portuguese Brazilian, Chinese - Simplified, Chinese - Traditional, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.
The OPK version is a Multi-lingual version that can be installed on any of the languages above without any switches or intervention.
I guess they're talking about opk?
DirectX 9.0b has a silent install (no UI, and no reboot) which is available to Microsoft Volume License Customers (VLC) on the following Microsoft Volume License Site (MVLS). This is a Multi-lingual package which does not require an internet connection during installation.
Edited by XtremeMaC, 13 December 2003 - 06:44 PM.
Posted 13 December 2003 - 06:51 PM
Posted 14 December 2003 - 08:24 AM
2003/12/15 : Here are the results from the Windows Update:
- Critical 819696 "DirectX9" missing!
- Non-critical "DirectX 9.0b Final" missing!
- DotNetFX missing. Perhaps bacause I didn't include the language pack!? But how to be sure the language pack will be installed AFTER the DotNetFX core?
- Journal Viewer: error on install.
- Non-critical 820223 "Update for OE SP1" missing. This one should be added (in HFTYPE2?) for some non-English languages (see http://support.micro...om/?kbid=820223)
- Non-critical 826942 (WPA) missing. New patch, it should be added.
Posted 01 January 2004 - 03:22 PM
In my unattended installation I included the Q820223 hotfix, but it wasn't either applied or registered.
When I accessed the Windows update site, the Q820223 was listed as a hotfix to be installed. I selected and applyed this hotfix again from the Windows update. To my surprise, when I accessed the Windows update site again, it continued appearing in the list. Then I applyed it manually and received a message that Internet Explorer 6sp1 wasn't installed. The same problem ocurred to my installations of Windows XP and Windows 98SE.
The problem seems to be related to the order in wich you apply the Outlook Express hotfixes. They have to be applied in the following order:
1 - Q330994.exe - Outlook Express
2 - Q820223.exe - Outlook Express
3 - Q813502.exe - Outlook Express.
After that, the problem was gone. No more annoyng messages stating that Internet Explorer wasn't installed. And when I access the Windows update site I don't see this hotfix in the list of non-critical hotfixes that have to be installed.
Posted 04 January 2004 - 12:56 PM
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