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Found something weird with my source files

Post by orcoxp » Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:26 pm

Can someone confirm this?

I have located MSNMSGS.MS_ and it's almost 5 mb in size.
I extracted it to find that it was an MSI installer.

It's MSN Messenger v6.1 on what I thought was a clean source!!!

I have had many successfull installs with this source...there's no SVCPACK folder...no $OEM$ folder or even a WINNT.SIF file.

Just this one stray file...well there might be more.
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Post by ricktendo64 » Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:33 pm

Yip!... Me 2!

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Notice the "Date Modified=2004", its normal
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Post by FlyingGleek » Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:40 pm

orcoxp,

On a WinXP Gold, I don't have that file, but with the same disk and integrating SP2 I do.

So, does SP2 integrate this file for some reason or, did nLite (I forgot which version I used to integrate it with) add it?

Hmmm... makes you wonder what other files are installed eh?

Cheers,

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Post by ricktendo64 » Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:42 pm

I think its SP2 not nLite

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Post by orcoxp » Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:44 pm

I noticed that it's in TXTSETUP.SIF too...in a small section with some other files.

As soon as I get around to it I'll see what those are and where they are destined to be place in the setup.

Hint hint...if someone gets to this research before I do please post your results.
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Post by marzsyndrome » Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:39 am

Well well well, turns out I have this file in my clean SP2 source too, and I never even knew about it!


Looking up info on txtsetup code though, apparently by default it's not even installed/copied to the system by Text Setup. So I wonder why they even included it in the first place? As a hidden easter egg of sorts?

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Post by the_guy » Sun Jul 30, 2006 9:06 am

What I'm thinking, is that MSN Messenger 6.1 is the first version that works on SP2. Maybe if someone had a previous version on, say 2000, upgrades to XP SP2, and then it upgrades MSN Messenger to 6.1.

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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Sun Jul 30, 2006 9:28 am

It is probably for use when you install MSNExplorer from the disk.

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Post by marzsyndrome » Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:17 pm

Kelsenellenelvian wrote:It is probably for use when you install MSNExplorer from the disk.
Good point. I mean I choose to nLite MSN Explorer and Windows Messenger 4.7 off my XP source, so maybe it gets rid of this file too.

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Post by orcoxp » Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:08 pm

I think this warrants a DeleteAddon for MSN Messenger...or at least the files/entries added to the MSN Explorer DeleteAddon.
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