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by Fencer128
Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's a girl!
Replies: 28
Views: 6291

Congratulations! All the best for the future.

Andy
by Fencer128
Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] RyanVM WMP10 Addon Version 3.1a (Updated 2-24-2007
Replies: 354
Views: 178904

owikh84 wrote:no quicklaunch icon???
nope.

Andy
by Fencer128
Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: How to remove WGA Tool from UP 2.0.4?
Replies: 24
Views: 4888

He has more of the rights not to have WGA on his computer then you have the right to hack windows files (SFC for example). An in America were innocent till proven guilty so let assume he has a legit copy and he does not want WGA on his computer regardless if it works on every computer but his. And ...
by Fencer128
Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:34 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: How to remove WGA Tool from UP 2.0.4?
Replies: 24
Views: 4888

@RaveRod

Hi,

That's interesting and worrying - surely if you have 200 PCs you should be able to negotitate a VLP deal? That would solve your activation worries for good (well, we've got 2000 machines here with WGA and we don't have a problem anyhow).

Cheers,

Andy
by Fencer128
Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:37 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: How to remove WGA Tool from UP 2.0.4?
Replies: 24
Views: 4888

The best way to deal with the problem of having to remove WGA or update WGA frequently to circumvent it's correct operation is to purchase a legitimate copy of Windows XP.

Andy
by Fencer128
Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:17 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Using commandline instead of update packs to install?
Replies: 9
Views: 1835

I agree about the use of batch files.

Using batch files I've managed to automate the build process so that it only takes ~15 minutes from downloading new update packs to having a new ISO or RIS image ready. It also ensures that fresh source files are used each time.

Cheers,

Andy
by Fencer128
Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: whats is genuine windows xp validator
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

Hi, Unless you and your friend both work for a cpmpany that has a volume licence agreement with MS and they have given you a VLP copy of the Widnows media, then it sounds like what you are doing is illegal. You should not share the product key and WGA validation is designed, I believe, to check such...
by Fencer128
Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:22 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: RyanVM Update Pack 2.0.3 - Released February 19, 2006
Replies: 136
Views: 38386

I got a hanging MMC when I look at an eventlog entry and afterwards click Cancel ... Anyone with the same problem after a WXP-SP2 install with this new pack ? Hi, I don't have that behaviour. I tried the event viewer through control panel as well as launching it as a snap-in for MMC. Cheers, Andy
by Fencer128
Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C'mon admit it!
Replies: 14
Views: 2833

You know how they say a picture is worth a 1,000 words.. to me, in much less than a 1,000 words, this says: "Here is someone who thinks that they are a power user and knows what they're doing. In all actuality they haven't the slightest idea as to what they're doing. They are the most dangerous spe...
by Fencer128
Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C'mon admit it!
Replies: 14
Views: 2833

Unfortunately I deal with stuff like that every day...

"But I need the MyWebSearch Toolbar" :rolleyes:

:pullsweapononuser:

;)

Andy
by Fencer128
Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: RyanVM Update Pack 2.0.3 - Released February 19, 2006
Replies: 136
Views: 38386

I agree, I think this one would be best put off until they release the fix for this, or at least until WMP has been updated to work with this fix as well. Since you'll probably see problems with using sites such as Creative's update site if you use this patch, as well as it breaking Quicktime, (whi...
by Fencer128
Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Upgrading UpdatePack
Replies: 4
Views: 1135

Hi,

I've never done it that way, but I suspect that it should work if you follow Microsoft's "integration" method using the /integrate switch.

Cheers,

Andy
by Fencer128
Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: I like shouting at people and creating duplicate threads
Replies: 1
Views: 859

What's with the multiple posts?

Andy
by Fencer128
Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:24 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] RyanVM WMP10 Addon Version 3.1a (Updated 2-24-2007
Replies: 354
Views: 178904

Hi Ryan,

I thought as much, but just wanted to check :)

Cheers,

Andy
by Fencer128
Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] RyanVM WMP10 Addon Version 3.1a (Updated 2-24-2007
Replies: 354
Views: 178904

Hi Ryan, I agree with your point of view. So long as the shared components of the finished installation are no different whether only the Update pack and/or the WMP10 add-on was used in the slipstream process, I can't see there being any problem at all. A quick question I have is that if the hotfix ...
by Fencer128
Wed Feb 22, 2006 9:33 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: RyanVM Update Pack 2.0.3 - Released February 19, 2006
Replies: 136
Views: 38386

Hi Ryan, Just a quick question - when you revert the msi.dll version in the next pack update, will you be completely removing KB900730? I ask because KB900730 uses msi.dll v3.1.4000.2457. If you revert from v2510 to v2435 that will cause QFECheck to complain (as I've seen on my system using the curr...
by Fencer128
Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:30 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: RyanVM Update Pack 2.0.3 - Released February 19, 2006
Replies: 136
Views: 38386

Hi, I too have experienced this. IS installers seem unaffected (from the ones that I have tested) but MS installer based (i.e. msi) programs have the install window disappear after any required user interaction has occured. The result is a silent but successful install. Are we sure that this is a *b...
by Fencer128
Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:31 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: RyanVM Update Pack 2.0.3 - Released February 19, 2006
Replies: 136
Views: 38386

RyanVM wrote:Your worries come from an incomplete understanding of the problem.
For once I'm glad to be a noob then! ;)

Cheers,

Andy
by Fencer128
Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:29 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: RyanVM Update Pack 2.0.3 - Released February 19, 2006
Replies: 136
Views: 38386

Hi, First of all thanks for the work you've put into the Integrator and the latest Update pack - they're fabulous! I have a concern similar to RogueSpear's (see below). Everything is working great here. I just want to pose a hypothetical question. With the main update pack and the RVM WMP10 addon pa...
by Fencer128
Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 98 SE
Replies: 15
Views: 2400

Hi, Simply put - no. Even if someone went to the trouble of creating a RVM update pack for Win98SE that could work with the integrator, I doubt that the integrator could work with the Win98SE source without substantial work (point 1). The download you found is completely separate to Ryan's work and ...
by Fencer128
Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:14 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Problems with nlite & ryans cab
Replies: 13
Views: 2471

Hi,

This sounds like a nlite-related problem. The reason that you're not getting much of a response is that this site doesn't deal with nlite specifically.

Do yourself a favour and go to the MSFN forums - then post your problem in the nlite forum.

Good luck,

Andy
by Fencer128
Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: New update pack causes one regtweaks to stop wroking
Replies: 27
Views: 7143

Tried that fencer NG here. Cheers MC. Hmmmm. Strange as it's working for me and I had the exact same issue as outlined above. Maybe I pasted it wrong?... Try creating: %windir%\SYSTEM32\mmc.exe %windir%\SYSTEM32\devmgmt.msc As a REG_EXPAND_SZ value and then exporting. Does your .reg file match mine...
by Fencer128
Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:44 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: New update pack causes one regtweaks to stop wroking
Replies: 27
Views: 7143

Hi, I had the exact same problem the other day. Try this: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\DevMgr] @="Device Manager" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\DevMgr\command] @=hex(2):25,00,77,00,69...
by Fencer128
Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is It A Gurly Boy Thing?
Replies: 9
Views: 2159

I had to answer number 6 - I spend most of my time on my own PC trying to recreate (and hopefully fix!) problems from my work. I rebuild it often and so do not usually take the time to do any kind of aesthetic tweaking. Boy am I feeling like a bit of a philistine right now! Maybe I should add a nice...
by Fencer128
Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Command Prompt Here Shell Extension
Replies: 23
Views: 18779

Thanks Kel.

I know I could directly add the functionality through registry entries but I like the modularity given by add-on packs.

Cheers,

Andy
by Fencer128
Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:09 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Command Prompt Here Shell Extension
Replies: 23
Views: 18779

Hi Kel, Is there any chance that you could update this pack to be 8.3 format compliant (cmdhere_Addons.inf specifically) when you have some time? I've got everything else I'm using done in this way and yours is the last pack remaining with this issue. I didn't want to go and create something identic...
by Fencer128
Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: RyanVM Update Pack 2.0.2a - Released January 17, 2006
Replies: 206
Views: 45386

Hi Ryan,

Thank for the update. Does exactly what it says on the tin.

Cheers :)

Andy
by Fencer128
Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Hotfixes January 10th 2006 Addon v1.5
Replies: 61
Views: 21381

Hi, Thanks for the pack Siginet. Can I just check. Is anyone else getting an issue with QFECheck where the following: KB905915 KB908519 KB910437 KB912919 Are being labelled as "...should be reinstalled"? I check my build using QFECheck before every release and so it wasn't showing this when only dep...
by Fencer128
Tue Jan 10, 2006 4:12 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: My my, what do we have here?
Replies: 69
Views: 12133

Great news!

* All limbs crossed in hope of no corrupted files *

Andy
by Fencer128
Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:31 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: What updates will there be?
Replies: 9
Views: 2121

If you go to Microsoft's website and look for the security bulletins, all of the information is contained there - straight from the horse's mouth.

Andy
by Fencer128
Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:54 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Hotfixes January 10th 2006 Addon v1.5
Replies: 61
Views: 21381

Tested WU reports no updates to be installed Qfecheck reports hotfixes installed Thanks again siginet :oops: edit with qfecheck KB890830-v1.11 is reported as KB890831 is that right? Hi, I just checked with the MS knowledge base and KB980830-vxxx and KB890831 deal with completely seperate issues. So...
by Fencer128
Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Hacked WGA 1.4.389.0
Replies: 74
Views: 20735

Hi, Depends how you look at it really. For example, the Win XP Pro (which is also binding for WGA) EULA states: YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS EULA BY INSTALLING, COPYING, OR OTHERWISE USING THE PRODUCT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT INSTALL OR USE THE PRODUCT; YOU MAY RETURN IT TO YOUR PL...
by Fencer128
Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:00 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Regarding the next version...
Replies: 154
Views: 30335

Good luck with your exams!

Andy
by Fencer128
Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Kelsenellenelvian
Replies: 7
Views: 1709

Happy Birthday Kel! Have a good one.

Andy
by Fencer128
Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: English only, please...
Replies: 7
Views: 1760

Hi,

Is it not enough to edit the [RegionalSettings] in winnt.sif?

Andy
by Fencer128
Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:58 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Planning for possible future CAT limitations?
Replies: 7
Views: 1815

Thanks Ryan. Just needed to check ;)

Andy
by Fencer128
Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:38 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Planning for possible future CAT limitations?
Replies: 7
Views: 1815

Planning for possible future CAT limitations?

Hi, I guess this question is mainly aimed at Ryan, I was just wondering if there's been any kind of structured thought process on how many non-public post SP2 hotfixes are to be included into future update packs? The reason I mention this is because obviously there is the CAT file limit to contend w...
by Fencer128
Fri Dec 02, 2005 4:43 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: RVM Integrator 1.0.5 errors
Replies: 18
Views: 3268

Hi,

Please post exactly how you are using 1.0.5. (i.e. versions of packs, order of execution, whether you've used nlite or not, etc).

Andy
by Fencer128
Thu Dec 01, 2005 4:40 am
Forum: Switchless Installer Discussion
Topic: XP Security Issue after installers
Replies: 4
Views: 1464

EDITED POST: Please re-read. Hi, OK - so this is not a switchless installer issue, so it should possibly be in the update pack addon forum if you believe that to be the cause of your troubles. Since it's already here, please don't create a duplicate topic however. You mention: After a clean install...
by Fencer128
Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:18 am
Forum: Switchless Installer Discussion
Topic: XP Security Issue after installers
Replies: 4
Views: 1464

Hi,

We need more information on this. Did you start with a clean installed and untweaked source? What is the list of installers that you used.

Cheers,

Andy
by Fencer128
Wed Nov 30, 2005 8:17 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] HashTab v3.0
Replies: 52
Views: 40815

Xable wrote:@Fencer128, Thanks but no thanks,

Glad you decided to use it though ;)
No problem :)

Cheers,

Andy
by Fencer128
Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:12 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] HashTab v3.0
Replies: 52
Views: 40815

@Xable

Hi,

I've updated your addon to v1.9

It is available from:

Removed link

Please feel free to update your existing download location with this. If you do, let me know and I'll take this one down.

I updated it as I am using it in my build currently.

Cheers,

Andy
by Fencer128
Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:12 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: RyanVM Update Pack 2.0.1 - Released November 9, 2005
Replies: 90
Views: 19190

If you're talking about a corp environment, you won't use Ryan's pack for any reason anyway. It has far too many things that are unneeded in such a setting. In a corp environment any Sys Admin knows how to integrate using batch files and they merely reuse them... or they could use nLite, but they s...
by Fencer128
Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tequila!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 4494

I take it you want to make clear that drinking alcohol isn't healthy either? Why state the obvious? My point was why take aspartame while there are other sugar replacers which taste the same and "don't cause cancer"? Cheers. Viva, I wasn't trying to score points, it was just a light-hearted comment...
by Fencer128
Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tequila!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 4494

^^^

http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddisease ... cirrhosis/

Everything in moderation I guess!

Andy
by Fencer128
Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tequila!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 4494

dgelwin wrote:Strawberry milkshake, ( :( i dont like alcohol), but give me enough sugar and i can out crazy the best of ya lol
Who needs alcohol or sugar when you have caffeine and aspartame! :shock:

Andy (Foot involuntarily tapping on floor)
by Fencer128
Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:44 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: For non english pack and RVMintegrator 1.0.5 (UNICODE file)
Replies: 16
Views: 4164

So maybe the initial post was a little over the top? ;)

No-one else has reported such svcpack.inf issues AFAIK, so I think the Integrator is not the source of your problem.

Andy
by Fencer128
Fri Nov 25, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: For non english pack and RVMintegrator 1.0.5 (UNICODE file)
Replies: 16
Views: 4164

Are you saying that there is a bug in the update pack itself, or your custom build?

Andy
by Fencer128
Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:40 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: RyanVM Update Pack 2.0.1 - Released November 9, 2005
Replies: 90
Views: 19190

Instability/issues? Can't that be said for Ryan's entire pack when used in a corporate environment? I don't see what HighMAT/WGA seperates from other updates? This is true. But if (like here) you're going with Ryan's packs for convenience, you need to be able to minimise your risks as much as is po...
by Fencer128
Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:03 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: RyanVM Update Pack 2.0.1 - Released November 9, 2005
Replies: 90
Views: 19190

Can anyone give me a reason NOT to put HighMAT/WGA in the main pack? It's not like they use more resources when installed... Nobody would be harmed? Potential instability/issues. In a corporate environment it may be that you only want to install what you need to minimise the possibility of future u...