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by RogueSpear
Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Addon] Internet Explorer 8 for XP/2k3 1.4.11
Replies: 380
Views: 208581

IEaccess=off is working once again. Thank you!
by RogueSpear
Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Addon] Internet Explorer 8 for XP/2k3 1.4.11
Replies: 380
Views: 208581

I am wondering if anybody else here is using the IEaccess=off option in their .sif file? It seems that the last couple of versions of this addon no longer respects that option. I'm not sure if it is IE itself or something in the addon, but any advice on getting this to work would be much appreciated.
by RogueSpear
Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: XPSP3_QFE_UpdatePack for Windows XP Post-SP3 20180109
Replies: 2652
Views: 1067372

It does however pass 7-Zip test.
by RogueSpear
Wed May 05, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: XPSP3_QFE_UpdatePack for Windows XP Post-SP3 20180109
Replies: 2652
Views: 1067372

user_hidden wrote:will be rolling back for next release, geez you'd think MS would get their heads out of their a$%
Look who you're talking about. How many friggin time zone / DST updates have they released?
by RogueSpear
Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: XPSP3_QFE_UpdatePack for Windows XP Post-SP3 20180109
Replies: 2652
Views: 1067372

This seems to be due to a limitation in RVMi . The addon must be used in a new session after the update pack has been applied. nLite should not have this limitation. This didn't seem to be the case for me. Everything worked fine using v1.6.1 b2.1. I've used the resulting installation source with su...
by RogueSpear
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: XPSP3_QFE_UpdatePack for Windows XP Post-SP3 20180109
Replies: 2652
Views: 1067372

From the "it's not you, it's me" files... turn out the Intel 9.5 sata drivers work just fine with q45 chips, but the downward compatibility in the .inf file is just for show. Sorry for the false alarm..
by RogueSpear
Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: XPSP3_QFE_UpdatePack for Windows XP Post-SP3 20180109
Replies: 2652
Views: 1067372

Anyone getting a BAD_POOL_CALL BSOD during textmode portion of setup? Only thing I've changed in my setup is this pack (from 1.2.0 to 1.2.1). I've never had so much as a hiccup with any of user_hidden's work, so I'm guessing it's something else. But I'm stumped, so I thought I'd ask.
by RogueSpear
Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [REQUEST] Intel S-ATA AHCI / Raid TXTMODE Drivers Addon
Replies: 16
Views: 9305

It won't do RAID however...
by RogueSpear
Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Switchless Installer Discussion
Topic: InfraRecorder, ImgBurn, and CDBurnerXP on same machine?
Replies: 3
Views: 1466

Every install I've done for the last two years has included all three - it's my standard "suite" for XP machines. No problems with any of them.
by RogueSpear
Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Microsoft Runtime Libraries 1.4.8 (32-bit)
Replies: 95
Views: 102121

That is perhaps the explanation.

FWIW, I've begun using this addon rather than my own VC installer. It's quite a bit cleaner and straight forward (as is code's implementation of DirectX).
by RogueSpear
Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Microsoft Runtime Libraries 1.4.8 (32-bit)
Replies: 95
Views: 102121

Maybe the addon has a bug with the default Paint.NET installer, but not with mine. I've yet to run into a single program where I had the problem described above. In some cases the installs are my own modified installers and in other cases I'm using the stock download from the author.
by RogueSpear
Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:53 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Microsoft Runtime Libraries 1.4.8 (32-bit)
Replies: 95
Views: 102121

There is no bug in this addon. Using this addon, my Paint.NET installer works just fine.
by RogueSpear
Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Microsoft Runtime Libraries 1.4.8 (32-bit)
Replies: 95
Views: 102121

Reading about MsiQueryProductState and based on my experience with windows installer (msi), it looks like the function queries the product code. The product code being one of these nonsensical Microsoft numbers (similar to sids). Perhaps if you manually merge in the appropriate registry entries it w...
by RogueSpear
Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32-bit or 64-bit OS with 2-3 GB RAM Computer
Replies: 14
Views: 1865

Just as a frame of reference, I timed the encoding of a 2 hour Rage Against the Machine DVD with Handbrake. I enable pretty much every single optimization and feature within x264, so my encodes take forever. In 32-bit it took just a little over 26 hours. In 64-bit it took just a little over 24 hours...
by RogueSpear
Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone use vlc exclusively?
Replies: 26
Views: 5638

I have yet to see any media player that can play back smooth and still keep CPU utilization so low. As an example, my previous laptop had a P4M-2.0Ghz CPU. When playing videos from Lynda.com MPC would usually peg the CPU anywhere between 60% to 80%. VLC would play the same media file and maintain be...
by RogueSpear
Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GRUB or Syslinux
Replies: 4
Views: 1010

If you have a computer with a NIC that does not support PXE booting, then I'd be surprised if you can boot it to a USB flash drive and find any sort of soft support for making it PXE boot. I haven't seen a non PXE bootable computer in probably 10 years now and even then those has SiS NICs in them.
by RogueSpear
Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GRUB or Syslinux
Replies: 4
Views: 1010

grub2 lets you mount .iso files directly. Actually it has a ton of options. You just need to experiment.

Why would you need to boot PXE from a USB flash drive? That should be supported directly in your BIOS.
by RogueSpear
Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there any way to 'lock' certain registry settings?
Replies: 2
Views: 653

The problem is that if you change the permissions to allow only your account write permissions to the key and then you execute the problematic application under your account.. well the application will have your permissions and modify the registry. You could always set the permissions so some other ...
by RogueSpear
Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [solved] msi administrative install into another folder?
Replies: 6
Views: 1172

I put a one line batch file (MakeAIP.cmd) in my SendTo menu. Makes for easy extraction to a predefined folder:

Code: Select all

C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe /a %1 targetdir=C:\msi /qb
by RogueSpear
Tue May 19, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: virtualization via suse linux xen , managed by novell's plat
Replies: 10
Views: 1941

I don't know if your regional government has a web site available with standard government rates or not but that can be decent guide as far as what different levels of consultants can charge. I work at the local government level in New York State. Here we have what is known as "state contract". For ...
by RogueSpear
Tue May 19, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: virtualization via suse linux xen , managed by novell's plat
Replies: 10
Views: 1941

I don't know if you forgot a digit in that guy's hourly rate, but if he's truly competent and experienced enough to properly implement a full scale VMware solution for you then I would say he's a bit philanthropic and you should jump on it. My rate for things like implementing and maintaining a AD n...
by RogueSpear
Tue May 19, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: virtualization via suse linux xen , managed by novell's plat
Replies: 10
Views: 1941

It costs a metric buttload of money, but a VMware solution is really the best way to go for a mission critical enterprise setup. As much of an advocate as I am for FOSS solutions, there are times when they won't cut it. We're looking to something at work along these lines, but on a small scale. A do...
by RogueSpear
Sat May 02, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: I heard XP stopped updates
Replies: 34
Views: 9428

Unfortunately for me we receive Adobe Reader forms from, you'll never guess... yep the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice. Leave it to the feds. For whatever reason, they require Adobe Reader and all the alternatives I've tried don't cut it. While on this subtopic, I could...
by RogueSpear
Sat May 02, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: I heard XP stopped updates
Replies: 34
Views: 9428

In the end, we're approaching this from two different ends: You take a more ideological approach, whereas my views towards OSS is mostly pragmatic Absolutely. And after so many years of ignoring what the sausage is made of.. well I've just come to the end of my rope. I think that you may have a sli...
by RogueSpear
Sat May 02, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: I heard XP stopped updates
Replies: 34
Views: 9428

"Substandard piece of shit OS"? Them's fightin' words, sir. Not mean to be fighting words. Rather my assessment of Microsoft's operating system technology after using the same since around DOS 2.0, but in particular their post-XP offerings. [*] WGA: Yea, this royally sucks. [*] DRM: Yea, this royal...
by RogueSpear
Sat May 02, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: I heard XP stopped updates
Replies: 34
Views: 9428

Speaking for myself, it's not so much getting worked up over the death of XP, but rather an outright refusal to: migrate from a mediocre os to a substandard piece of shit OS subjugate myself any further to WGA relearn where everything has been moved to and what everything has been renamed to each ti...
by RogueSpear
Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: I heard XP stopped updates
Replies: 34
Views: 9428

a slew of small annoyances. Could be Microsoft's new slogan. Well code I hate to say it, but I disagree pretty emphatically with you. Yep, there are indeed some things I'd like to see improved as well, but as a whole I find it works better not just for someone like me, but even more so it works bet...
by RogueSpear
Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: I heard XP stopped updates
Replies: 34
Views: 9428

Well, I tried Kubuntu (64-bit) 9.04 not too long ago, not that I hated it, but it just it's not my cup of tea Fair enough. To each his own. and somehow preferring Windows makes me a bad person or have a disease that needs to be cured with a Linux injection. If you are suggesting I've said this.... ...
by RogueSpear
Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: I heard XP stopped updates
Replies: 34
Views: 9428

I just see major weaknesses in the registry model in general. Never mind the serious problems with system restore or system file checking. I'm sure a lot has to do with malware authors wanting the most bang for their buck (Windows being massively more popular than Linux), but I spend more time comin...
by RogueSpear
Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: I heard XP stopped updates
Replies: 34
Views: 9428

Actually there is a difference. Run as executes under a different set of credentials. Sudo does not mandate this, which is one reason I prefer that methodology over a straight su (root user). So if you fall back on run as for something that makes changes to HKCU, well you're not going to see those c...
by RogueSpear
Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: I heard XP stopped updates
Replies: 34
Views: 9428

So long as there is such a thing as the registry and so long as you need to be an administrative level user to actually get anything done (sorry but run as doesn't count), then anything Microsoft does is pretty much akin to making a purse from a pig's ear. This next point has nothing to do with tech...
by RogueSpear
Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: change default name from administrator
Replies: 18
Views: 2682

Are you doing side-by-side or merge on open?
by RogueSpear
Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: Switchless Installer Discussion
Topic: .msi source file editing? admin install?
Replies: 3
Views: 1523

This is where it can sometimes be tricky. I've seen at least three different methods over the years with how Microsoft treats hotfixes for .msi based installers. Their most recent method that they use is something that I still don't fully understand. It's this new wix install creator that seems to c...
by RogueSpear
Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: change default name from administrator
Replies: 18
Views: 2682

I just find it amusing that WinMerge doesn't "cut it" for you more than anything. Not very specific as to what the deficiencies are. I've tried nearly every paid and free diff utililty I could find that runs in Windows and WinMerge is easily the best I've used. Some of the default settings are regre...
by RogueSpear
Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Tool] Which app do you use to take Registry snapshots?
Replies: 11
Views: 2006

For the quick and dirty deeds - RegShot

For hard cases - InstallShield Repackager
by RogueSpear
Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Switchless Installer Discussion
Topic: .msi source file editing? admin install?
Replies: 3
Views: 1523

Microsoft's more recent .msi installers, particularly those that are rose/wix based are not easily modified in any meaningful way. In fact I think they made wix with that intention. Anyway, if you remove the source .cab/.msi set from the distribution you will render the package as a whole un-uninsta...
by RogueSpear
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: change default name from administrator
Replies: 18
Views: 2682

Proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation apparently do not "cut it" for you either.
by RogueSpear
Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: change default name from administrator
Replies: 18
Views: 2682

I've been renaming and disabling the builtin admin account for years now with out any issues at all. Anything that would depend on a user existing with that username should be avoided. Microsoft even has a group policy setting for renaming it and it's considered best practice to do so (even if it do...
by RogueSpear
Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dumping 'real' anti-virus for ad-aware & malwarebytes?
Replies: 30
Views: 4604

I remember reading someplace that all of the electricity required to run anti-malware software on Windows machines equates to roughly what one nuclear power plants generates - so think in terms of gigawatts. Two things strike me about the topic and the conversation. First would be Windows. This is a...
by RogueSpear
Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:42 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Internet Explorer 7 English w/Updates (v2.0.4a)
Replies: 926
Views: 323764

kontini wrote:Excuse me, but do you like this addon? (probably I misunderstand because of my English :oops: )
Yes.
by RogueSpear
Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Internet Explorer 7 English w/Updates (v2.0.4a)
Replies: 926
Views: 323764

Indeed it is a shame as this is one of the most useful and well authored addons that is in every XP install I put together.
by RogueSpear
Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: Toshiba UDF 2.5 Driver Addon?
Replies: 7
Views: 2966

I hate to say this, mainly due to the expense, but IMO the best way to access BD media under Windows XP is to use AnyDVD HD which contains it's own UDF handler.

* I don't work for or derive any profit from SlySoft. In fact I sent them quite a sum of money to license their products.
by RogueSpear
Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: Toshiba UDF 2.5 Driver Addon?
Replies: 7
Views: 2966

It doesn't install during PnP like a driver. An addon would be more appropriate I think. I was going to make an addon for it myself, but the only compute I've ever encountered that would benefit from it is my wife's laptop (that has a Bluray burner). She hasn't had any obvious problems, but I just d...
by RogueSpear
Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [RELEASE] Boooggy's WMP 11 direct integration solution
Replies: 1084
Views: 338275

It is considered to be best practice to not use spaces in the names of your directory paths for where temp work is being done. Even if the utilities you are using have taken space containing paths into account, I've found that it can cause problems. Secondly, ensure that the user account you are usi...
by RogueSpear
Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rules for shareware
Replies: 6
Views: 1285

This entire subject falls into some fuzzy areas, but for the most part all of the different companies involved, including Microsoft, could begin sending out C&D letters and we would all have little choice other than to C&D. I think that so long as what you do is not considered pirating (cracks, keyg...
by RogueSpear
Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which os to use?
Replies: 4
Views: 2149

As soon as 8.0 goes final I'm blowing away my laptop and finally making the move to SimplyMEPIS as my full time OS. I'll still need to support XP for work and a couple of clients, but for me.. well most of the apps I use these days have native Linux versions or are browser based. When Ubuntu release...
by RogueSpear
Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Switchless Installer Discussion
Topic: When To Use RunOnceEX vs SVCPACK
Replies: 7
Views: 2597

Paint.NET will NOT install unless .NET is installed and operating. The installer probes the system and throws up an error if .NET is not found (and working). You can fix that problem, and in fact I did, but then you're presented with another problem - SetupNgen.exe chokes for some reason if you hav...
by RogueSpear
Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got a full time position...
Replies: 6
Views: 1440

This work stuff always seems to get in the way of the important things..

;)
by RogueSpear
Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [RELEASE] Boooggy's WMP 11 direct integration solution
Replies: 1084
Views: 338275

2) I decided to add a simple COPY command to my cleanup file which copies a "self deleting VBS script" to the default user startup folder. The VBS script calls a CMD script located on the root drive which moves the damn links for any user that logons - AFTER the first Admin logon This only runs onc...
by RogueSpear
Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [RELEASE] Boooggy's WMP 11 direct integration solution
Replies: 1084
Views: 338275

compstuff not sure about before I have always done it after everything is done and before I make the iso or cd I do it after as well, but it doesn't stop shortcut creation to the Start Menu. You can always use WMPOCM=off in your WINNT.SIF file to suppress all shortcut creation, but this has the unf...