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by marzsyndrome
Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will uninstalling WMP12 kill support for MTP devices?
Replies: 0
Views: 2236

Will uninstalling WMP12 kill support for MTP devices?

After spending several months with WMP12 on Windows 7, I've come to the conclusion that it's not really worth keeping if it's going to constantly spit an "outdated driver" popup at me everytime I open the program while any USB-plugged device is attached to my PC. I know MS have provided an official ...
by marzsyndrome
Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newer optical drives seem to read CDs slowly.
Replies: 7
Views: 3367

It's funny, I was thinking about your Samsung recommendation and look around the web just now, and it appears I can't even find any Samsung drive in existence that fits all of the following criteria: * Internal * SATA * Fat (as in not slim, I don't use a laptop) * Writes BD-R(W) Do Samsung simply no...
by marzsyndrome
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to permanently disable this padlock nonsense in W7?
Replies: 2
Views: 1833

Sounds like an option. Although.... I did also wonder whether a more extreme route would do the trick too. Namely, making a copy of the DLL which houses the icon(s) - in this instance ntshrui.dll - and reshacking the icons in question out of existence. And then carefully renaming the original file a...
by marzsyndrome
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to permanently disable this padlock nonsense in W7?
Replies: 2
Views: 1833

How to permanently disable this padlock nonsense in W7?

I've noticed that when I use certain programs (for example, Microangelo and Bat-To-Exe Converter ) to create new files out of them, these new files will sport a little padlock over their icon. Googling up, it's related to file permissions and about how padlocked files represent "private" files resid...
by marzsyndrome
Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newer optical drives seem to read CDs slowly.
Replies: 7
Views: 3367

I forgot to mention actually - it *is* capable of reading/copying at faster speeds, but only if it detects a lot of heavy workload in its objective. It's like it has to take a good ten seconds or so to wake up more and get properly speedy. Otherwise, most of the time it's like it "subdues" itself to...
by marzsyndrome
Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newer optical drives seem to read CDs slowly.
Replies: 7
Views: 3367

Newer optical drives seem to read CDs slowly.

To be more precise, I'm currently using a Pioneer BDR-207D in my rig for BD-R burning purposes mainly. What I have noticed, however, is that it reads CD-ROMs - mostly older games on factory-pressed discs - at an embarrassingly slow rate, to the point of needing 5-10 seconds to copy a ~30Mb file, for...
by marzsyndrome
Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking a worthy alternative to EAC
Replies: 1
Views: 1775

Seeking a worthy alternative to EAC

The problem with EAC - despite its great ripping engine - is its lack of proper portability and also lack of support for dynamic encoder paths. So I'm asking around to see if anyone can point out another CD ripper that: 1) supports external encoders rather than just DLLs. 2) supports a "portable mod...
by marzsyndrome
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Addon] Microsoft .NET Framework Family 3.5 SP1 - 20131008
Replies: 421
Views: 214351

Hey user_hidden, are you still able to respond to my previous post sometime? :)
by marzsyndrome
Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Addon] Microsoft .NET Framework Family 3.5 SP1 - 20131008
Replies: 421
Views: 214351

How difficult would it actually be for one to alter the installation script/method so as to make it useable with SVCPACK? I'm aiming to get all the .NETs installed during GUI Setup and am hoping to find a way to achieve this while still using Ricktendo64's Slim installer for .NET 4. I mean, I still ...
by marzsyndrome
Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The war on draconia MS!
Replies: 7
Views: 2536

I'm hoping at least that by April 2014, ReactOS will have improved tenfold to the point where I no longer need to worry about continuing use of XP into the next decade and beyond.
by marzsyndrome
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to install all .NET Frameworks during SVCPACK
Replies: 0
Views: 1002

Is it possible to install all .NET Frameworks during SVCPACK?

Basically, I'm inquiring on whether one can install 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 all *before* RunOnceEX or anything like that. user_hidden has done a good job with his .NET addons but they need RunOnceEX and also don't provide an option to install 'client only' in .NET 4's case. Ricktendo64's slim .NET 4 i...
by marzsyndrome
Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it okay to remove Outlook Express from an XP disc?
Replies: 7
Views: 2372

Is it okay to remove Outlook Express from an XP disc?

I was wondering if I could get away with using nLite to remove Outlook Express from the XP disc seeing as I hardly use it anyways? I thought I read somewhere or other that getting rid of it would cause side-effects elsewhere but I can't seem to find such advice through Google. Anyone care to clarify?
by marzsyndrome
Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a datestamp changing tool for command line...
Replies: 0
Views: 922

Need a datestamp changing tool for command line...

Does anyone happen to have any knowledge of a decent datestamp-modifying program that can be used at a CMD prompt, and which can handle folders as well as files? I've come across a few random programs of varying age but they only seem to support files and/or have limited functionality (like changing...
by marzsyndrome
Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What determines the default viewstyle of 'specialist' folder
Replies: 0
Views: 950

What determines the default viewstyle of 'specialist' folders?

Not sure if that's the correct term, but basically you may notice that if you open a previously unexplored folder containing pictures, videos or music, the default view it starts off in will depend on the types of files. Pictures (and I think videos too) will tend to display the window in thumbnail ...
by marzsyndrome
Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to remove "Edit" from .txt context menu?
Replies: 6
Views: 1775

Thanks for reminding me of that program, but alas it too doesn't really point anything out for me... However, that's essentially a moot point as I've just discovered the source! Well, sort of. It all seems to be related to the "Perceived Types" function built within Windows. If I go to "HKCR\.txt" a...
by marzsyndrome
Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to remove "Edit" from .txt context menu?
Replies: 6
Views: 1775

Surely *someone* must know where this elusive "Edit" option is coming from?
by marzsyndrome
Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to remove "Edit" from .txt context menu?
Replies: 6
Views: 1775

So nobody knows how to solve this problem then? :(
by marzsyndrome
Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to remove "Edit" from .txt context menu?
Replies: 6
Views: 1775

Re: How to remove "Edit" from .txt context menu?

... I find "Edit" to be pretty redundant, given that "Open" performs exactly the same function anyway. ... For .cmd files, "Open" and "Edit" do not perform the same function. There are probably other file types where this is the case as well. Well, yeah, of course I'm going to leave "Edit" in for c...
by marzsyndrome
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to remove "Edit" from .txt context menu?
Replies: 6
Views: 1775

How to remove "Edit" from .txt context menu?

I appear to have a stubborn entry on my right-click menu for text (.txt) files that refuses to go away. I find "Edit" to be pretty redundant, given that "Open" performs exactly the same function anyway. And yet, there's no "Edit" entry under "txtfile" in the registry, and even deleting the "Edit" en...
by marzsyndrome
Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there an equivalent of "HideDrivesWithNoMedia"
Replies: 3
Views: 1675

Is there an equivalent of "HideDrivesWithNoMedia" for XP?

This is a registry key that was supposedly added to Windows 7 that allowed one to prevent removeable drives from displaying in My Computer until/unless you inserted something (e.g. an SD card) into them. My Dell PC (six years old now, bless!) included an internal card reader that allowed for a handf...
by marzsyndrome
Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the recommended integration order again?
Replies: 2
Views: 1104

What's the recommended integration order again?

I intend to use nLite, RVMi, XPize and DriverPacks one way or another on my XP SP3 CD and it's been a while since I've had to worry about order so I'm trying to make sure I don't screw this up, so to speak.

Thanks!
by marzsyndrome
Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question: should I update IE to 8 even if I never use it?
Replies: 7
Views: 1975

Question: should I update IE to 8 even if I never use it?

This thought occured to me just now: as I'm slowly preparing a custom XP SP3 CD for myself, I notice I haven't included any IE8 addon(s) so far. Now I'm firmly a Firefox user these days, even going as far lately as sticking to the portable version from PortableApps so that I can keep the program and...
by marzsyndrome
Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to auto-arrange start menu on XP?
Replies: 1
Views: 837

How to auto-arrange start menu on XP?

Although I'm currently typing this on a Windows 7 machine, I'm still experimenting now and then with customizing an XP CD, and I remembered this one little tool made by a user known as Shark007 that adjusted something or other in the system/registry that ensured the start menu would always be on per...
by marzsyndrome
Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rewiring Start Menu Search option to 3rd-party program - pos
Replies: 2
Views: 907

Rewiring Start Menu Search option to 3rd-party program - possible?

To put it bluntly, Windows 7's own search function is lame. I wish to use a more classic search function like what 'Everything' provides, but rather than have to remember to run a link to it, it'd be quite cool if I could still click the built-in Search option and have it load the alternative search...
by marzsyndrome
Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So I finally moved onto Windows 7 today.
Replies: 18
Views: 4878

Thanks, that helps for now I guess. I was rather incensed to discover that MS thought it smart enough to (force)enable Auto-Arrange by default, something that was apparently just introduced in 7 for no discernible reason. After googling for solutions and trying a registry fix I think I've safely got...
by marzsyndrome
Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So I finally moved onto Windows 7 today.
Replies: 18
Views: 4878

In Windows 7's View options, selecting "Medium icons" displays file icons in a 48x48 size, but I want them to display in 32x32 like how XP did it. How do I go about doing this?
by marzsyndrome
Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So I finally moved onto Windows 7 today.
Replies: 18
Views: 4878

code65536: can you cite any particular examples? I know one thing I was *very* dismayed to discover is that its set-up to Auto-Arrange by default, with no easy means of disabling it other than through quite detailed registry hacking. If I want to keep newly created files at one end of an Explorer wi...
by marzsyndrome
Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So I finally moved onto Windows 7 today.
Replies: 18
Views: 4878

Well I'm using the 32-bit version and have 2GB RAM, so how capable it is of managing large RAM is debatable for me. And seeing as I don't really intend on switching to 64-bit anytime soon due entirely to the fact its compatibility with older Windows programs is drastically lower..... well. I must sa...
by marzsyndrome
Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So I finally moved onto Windows 7 today.
Replies: 18
Views: 4878

Yup, that's the one I'm using atm. Still doesn't quite turn everything back to XP-like levels though. For one thing I'd rather it didn't show icons on the right end of its bar, leaving only the text menus on the left end. Okay, another question: how to make Explorer windows use 32x32 icons rather th...
by marzsyndrome
Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So I finally moved onto Windows 7 today.
Replies: 18
Views: 4878

I can understand in a way why many people prefer 7 - though I just wish MS had thought of providing/maintaining an easy means of keeping the classic Shell and search functions. If you're like me, who's been used to basic Explorer setups since first using Windows 95 back in '96, you're bound to feel ...
by marzsyndrome
Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So I finally moved onto Windows 7 today.
Replies: 18
Views: 4878

So I finally moved onto Windows 7 today.

And after feeling quickly uncomfortable with how much they changed and moved everything around, I sought for as many ways to make it behave like XP as possible. Installing Classic Shell is a good start, though I still wish I could eliminate the Back/Forward buttons and the tree bar from the Explorer...
by marzsyndrome
Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any way to stop certain Flash material...
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Any way to stop certain Flash material...

...from using 100% (or close to it) of my CPU resources? I wish to play this for example: www.gretelandhansel.com But it seems no matter what browser I use (IE8, Firefox 3.6.10 or Opera 10.63), as I start to get into it my computer makes more noise and the game may even show frame-skipping or delays...
by marzsyndrome
Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So is there still no means of 'stripping' down Windows 7?
Replies: 11
Views: 3284

According to that site that will also only run under 7 (and possibly Vista). So I take it there's no real way of slimming down a 7 image from an XP host? :rolleyes: The reasons for this is that XP does *not* have native support for WIM images. Heh, pretty ironic that - seeing as 7-Zip can seemingly...
by marzsyndrome
Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So is there still no means of 'stripping' down Windows 7?
Replies: 11
Views: 3284

According to that site that will also only run under 7 (and possibly Vista).

So I take it there's no real way of slimming down a 7 image from an XP host? :rolleyes:
by marzsyndrome
Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: XPSP3_QFE_UpdatePack for Windows XP Post-SP3 20180109
Replies: 2652
Views: 1065379

yumeyao wrote:You should also install "Windows Live Requisites Switchless" if you use ajua's installer.
Thanks for the tip, I wondered if there was something else I was supposed to install first. The title is rather obscure for someone like me. Maybe if ajua made it a bit more clear on his site...
by marzsyndrome
Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: XPSP3_QFE_UpdatePack for Windows XP Post-SP3 20180109
Replies: 2652
Views: 1065379

Thought I'd start a little query. I used your update pack with a fresh XP SP3 installation a few weeks back (forget the date on the release) and it pretty much worked with flying colours. :) However, recently I wanted to use ajua's switchless installer for Windows Live Messenger to do an easy and qu...
by marzsyndrome
Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So is there still no means of 'stripping' down Windows 7?
Replies: 11
Views: 3284

Oooooh neato! Thanks for the heads-up!


EDIT: Wait, you can't use XP with the program? How is one supposed to build a lite ISO then?
by marzsyndrome
Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So is there still no means of 'stripping' down Windows 7?
Replies: 11
Views: 3284

So is there still no means of 'stripping' down Windows 7?

nuhi's disappeared, so no 7Lite by the looks of things. LitePC appear to have gone quiet for years on end and haven't even done anything for Vista, come to think of it. Mind you, I'm not sure how difficult it usually is to edit a massive wim file. However it's done, I just don't wish to sacrifice 10...
by marzsyndrome
Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there a way to disable PIO mode from ever activating?
Replies: 0
Views: 670

Is there a way to disable PIO mode from ever activating?

Another optical drive issue, folks. ;) Occasionally, during some disc work I've seen my IDE drive go into PIO mode at random, and I know how much of a bitch it is to get it back to DMA mode again. So long as I remember at least one solution (uninstall the secondary IDE channel, reboot and let it rei...
by marzsyndrome
Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why aren't SATA burners any friendlier than IDE burners?
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

Well I do also have an IDE burner that naturally works without a problem, but then it uses IDE connectors. ;) It can also boot discs at startup just dandy. Interesting that an expansion card may have a weakness compared to motherboard ports. So if I attempted to, say, connect my main boot HD (out of...
by marzsyndrome
Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why aren't SATA burners any friendlier than IDE burners?
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

Why aren't SATA burners any friendlier than IDE burners?

I recently decided to give SATA more of a go and so purchased a Samsung DVD burner for it, as well as a PCIe card since there were no free SATA ports for me to connect the burner into on my motherboard. That was last month, and yet it's dawned on me how cumbersome it's noticably become at times. The...
by marzsyndrome
Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the latest version of riched20.dll?
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

What's the latest version of riched20.dll?

I've heard that it's supposedly recommended to have as new a riched20.dll as possible. user_hidden's Update Pack includes v5.30.23.1231, though I've heard that MS Office packages include newer DLLs.

Should I be worried at all?
by marzsyndrome
Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Rel] System File Patches >09/23/08<
Replies: 328
Views: 213387

Does Zacam or anyone else still have a copy or two of the old USBPORT patches from before they were taken off? I'm having trouble tracking down my copies from years ago.
by marzsyndrome
Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surely it's a major design flaw in IE7/8 when...
Replies: 16
Views: 2811

Interesting. So I wonder what Firefox's/Opera's excuse/reasoning behind their "one process for the browser" method is? :wink:
by marzsyndrome
Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surely it's a major design flaw in IE7/8 when...
Replies: 16
Views: 2811

Surely it's a major design flaw in IE7/8 when...

...each tab has its own process take up memory? I mean, multiple IEXPLORE.EXE instances? Might as well just do real old-school IE and stick to individual windows. Multiple processes kinda defeats one of the key points of tabbed browsing (to clutter up the memory a lot less than usual). No clue if IE...
by marzsyndrome
Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does any registry program exist that can...
Replies: 0
Views: 670

Does any registry program exist that can...

...add special characters into a key? The sort of characters that a regfile can't import? I learnt about this quite recently when inquiring about how to adjust some tag values remotely for dBpoweramp... http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?t=21865 Turns out it inserts an "\r" thingy between th...
by marzsyndrome
Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What makes XP auto-refresh all windows now and then?
Replies: 7
Views: 1287

google is your friend. check this Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced] "NoNetCrawling"=dword:00000001 that, combined with the icon cache setting should do it. Strange, I have this reg setting enabled already. I'll have ...
by marzsyndrome
Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What makes XP auto-refresh all windows now and then?
Replies: 7
Views: 1287

What makes XP auto-refresh all windows now and then?

Can't vouch for Vista and 7, but on XP at least I find it tends to refresh all my open windows every now and then, which is really annoying when I've got new files/folders at one end that I'm trying not to get mixed up with everything else. I always assumed it had something to do with the icon cache...
by marzsyndrome
Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the correct hex modification for 500Hz USB in XP SP3?
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Nope, didn't change things at all. This is seriously hair-tearingly frustrating now!

I'm going to ask on MSFN and see if they have any clue.
by marzsyndrome
Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone able to login to MSFN atm?
Replies: 7
Views: 1272

Well that's strange - decided to go back to MSFN so I could give it another try...... and it seems to have decided to register me as "logged in" on the forums after all!

My account wasn't deleted, so I guess it wasn't corrupted?