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Removing An Update From The Pack

Post by Zardoc » Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:16 am

Yo all,

I've been following this site for quite a while. Great work Ryan and all implicated.


This might not be a new question but I could not see another thread about it so be gentle if there is a thread on this and my old eyes haven't seen it.

How do you remove an update from a Cab file??

Is there a simple NOOB explanation because I am not an expert at Cab editing.

Since April , MS has put out an Outlook Express security update (KB 911567) that really screws up prewritten Emails for mass distribution to my customers.

In other words, I created an Email with all the specs of my products and links to sites with details.

Before the update, you could save your Email on your HD and then reopen it, and just add the customers Email address and send.

Now with the Update you open the saved Email and you loose the empty header windows to add the Email address of the customer.

It's really a pain. :rolleyes:

So, is it possible to remove from a Cab file this update??

Thanks all for the help.

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Post by Daimao » Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:43 am

extract the pack,delete the update file and its entries,then repack it in a cab

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Post by 5eraph » Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:20 am

This thread should help (especially the final posts):

How can I remove Flash Player 8 from the Update Pack?

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Post by Zardoc » Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:22 am

Daimao wrote:extract the pack,delete the update file and its entries,then repack it in a cab
I tried that and it didn't work.

the update was still there.

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Post by Zardoc » Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:24 am

5eraph wrote:This thread should help (especially the final posts):

How can I remove Flash Player 8 from the Update Pack?
I'll check it out.

I really would appreciate if it was removed from future update Packs!!
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Post by T D » Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:09 pm

There should be a separate addon cab for flash player, granted.
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Post by RyanVM » Sat Jun 24, 2006 3:57 pm

I'm not taking out an update which shows up on MU, sorry. BTW, removing the files won't make the registry entries not appear, but the hotfix is still not really there anymore. However, you can always edit RVMUpPck.inf to remove the entries related to that hotfix as well if you don't want it to show as installed at all.
T D wrote:There should be a separate addon cab for flash player, granted.
Why? It's on the XP CD to begin with...
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Post by Zardoc » Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:03 pm

RyanVM wrote:I'm not taking out an update which shows up on MU, sorry. BTW, removing the files won't make the registry entries not appear, but the hotfix is still not really there anymore.
So if this is true, then why does the update still screww-up my Pe -addressed Emails??

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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:10 pm

Yeah since flash is on the CD updating it only makes sense.

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Post by 5eraph » Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:23 pm

Zardoc wrote:Since April , MS has put out an Outlook Express security update (KB 911567) that really screws up prewritten Emails for mass distribution to my customers.

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...why does the update still screww-up my Pe -addressed Emails??
Did you apply the update after installing Windows with your altered Update Pack?

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Post by Zardoc » Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:19 am

5eraph wrote:
Zardoc wrote:Since April , MS has put out an Outlook Express security update (KB 911567) that really screws up prewritten Emails for mass distribution to my customers.

..

...why does the update still screww-up my Pe -addressed Emails??
Did you apply the update after installing Windows with your altered Update Pack?
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Post by orcoxp » Sun Jun 25, 2006 6:31 am

What is the file extension?
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Post by T D » Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:51 am

It wasn't already on my cd, I had to manually download it. I couldn't view any flash files until I downloaded it.
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Post by RyanVM » Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:49 am

Are you sure you're not mistaking Shockwave Player for Flash Player? Otherwise, nLite much?
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Post by 5eraph » Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:56 pm

Zardoc, if I understand your problem correctly then armond may have found you a solution in the RVMUP207 thread. Have a look at Microsoft KB918766.

Try installing KB918766 after using the new Update Pack (without changing it) and see if that solves your problem.

@T D: Microsoft's XP-integrated Flash will only work with Internet Explorer. It must be separately installed for use with any other browser. Which browser are you using where you can't get it to work from a fresh XP install? Did you use nLite?

My girl uses Cartoon Network as her homepage. I found it useful when testing for Flash functionality since the entire site is Flash-enabled.

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Post by Zardoc » Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:00 pm

5eraph wrote:Zardoc, if I understand your problem correctly then armond may have found you a solution in the RVMUP207 thread. Have a look at Microsoft KB918766.

Try installing KB918766 after using the new Update Pack (without changing it) and see if that solves your problem.
Yes, That's it!!

On May 16th, I spent almost an hour with an MS tech trying to explain to him that the update had screwed up OE.

This was the annoying response that I received,

Issue:

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After you install security update 911567, a file that is saved with the .eml file name extension does not look as expected when you open the file in Microsoft Outlook Express 6. The .eml file has the following changes:

*
The .eml file does not contain a Send command.

*
The To field of the .eml file may contain the word "none."

*
The .eml file resembles a sent item.




Work Around

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Method 1: Forward the .eml file

1.
Open the .eml file.

2.
Click Forward.

3.
In the Subject box, delete Fw:.

4.
In the body of the message, delete the original message.


The message now has the subject line of the original message. Additionally, the message contains any attachments that were saved with the original .eml file.

Method 2: Save the .eml file as stationery

1.
Open the .eml file.

2.
On the File menu, click Save as Stationery.

3.
In the File name box, type the name that you want to use for the new stationery, and then click Save.

4.
If you have not used a background image, Outlook Express will prompt you to indicate whether you want to create stationery that will be blank. Click Yes.

5.
In Outlook Express, on the Message menu, point to New Message Using, and then click Select Stationery.

6.
Right-click the name of the stationery that you saved, point to Open With, and then click Notepad.

7.
Select the text from the "<BODY>" tag to the "</BODY>" tag. Include the tags.

8.
In Outlook Express, click Cancel in the Select Stationery dialog box.

9.
In the message that you just saved as your stationery, click Source Edit on the View menu.

10.
Click the Source tab, and then select the text from the "<BODY>" tag to the "</BODY>" tag. Include the tags. The "<BODY>" tag may contain additional attributes, such as "bgColor=."

11.
On the Edit menu, click Copy.

12.
In Notepad, click Paste on the Edit menu.

13.
On the File menu, click Save.

14.
Close Notepad, and then close the message in Outlook Express
:rolleyes: Could you believe this guy??

Thanks I will try the update and post back. :)
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Post by Zardoc » Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:00 pm

Ok , The hotfix works but you have to make a registry modification.

I don't know if Ryan got that part when he saw the KB article.

Here is the reg modification after you install the update Hotfix.


To enable this hotfix, edit the registry by following these steps.
Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl
3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
4. Type FEATURE_HONOR_XUNSENT_IN_FILE to name the key, and then press ENTER.
5. Right-click FEATURE_HONOR_XUNSENT_IN_FILE, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
6. Type msimn.exe to name the value, and then press ENTER.
7. Right-click msimn.exe, and then click Modify.
8. In the Value data box, type 1, click OK, and then exit Registry Editor.


BTW, I have a French and an English XP.

The KB article doesn't have the French version of the hotfix.

But I do!!!!! :wink:


http://www.zardoc.com/WindowsXP-KB918766-v2-x86-FRA.exe
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Post by RyanVM » Thu Jun 29, 2006 3:15 pm

Zardoc, I always add the required entries for a hotfix when I add it to the pack. Of course, that fix isn't in the current pack, so it's not being added currently.

Next month's will fully include KB918766, don't worry.
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Post by amirali_esh » Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:38 pm

Zardoc, you might wanna try my KB918766 addon which you can download here : http://rapidshare.de/files/24509539/KB9 ... n.cab.html
md5: 95AD0104FA48CE2FEB34C11C12F41C60

Simply integrate it over your RVM2.0.7a integrated cd.
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Post by 5eraph » Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:07 pm

Zardoc, if you'd like to integrate KB918766 onto your CD before Ryan releases the next update pack you currently have a few options:
  • Amir Addon Pack includes the hotfix and its registry entry along with much of the contents of the RyanVM Addons Pack.
  • amirali_esh's hotfix addon in the post above this one that I didn't notice until an hour later. :)
  • 5er_KB918766-v2_Addon.cab - MD5: CC28E473EE077D1A6F7E1434FBA7E76D
    In an effort to learn more about how Ryan and the crew here integrate hotfixes I've created an addon of my own which also includes the registry entry required to enable the fix. I've tested it in VPC and QFECHECK reports it is installed correctly along with everything included with RVMUP 2.0.7a.
Both of these use the English SP2QFE files and both appear to be based on RyanVM's registry key standards (I did reference Ryan's INF to build my addon).

I looked into creating an addon for the French version of the hotfix. The only way that I know to get the accurate file build dates for use in the INF is to install the hotfix normally and check the registry. I don't think I can do that with my English XP install.

EDIT:
You beat me to it while I was uploading and adding links, amirali_esh. :)

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Post by amirali_esh » Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:25 pm

EDIT:
You beat me to it while I was uploading and adding links, amirali_esh.
Well, it happens. Maybe next time :)

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Post by Zardoc » Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:35 am

RyanVM wrote:Zardoc, I always add the required entries for a hotfix when I add it to the pack. Of course, that fix isn't in the current pack, so it's not being added currently.

Next month's will fully include KB918766, don't worry.
Thanks Ryan :) 8)
Zardoc, you might wanna try my KB918766 addon which you can download here : http://rapidshare.de/files/24509539/KB9 ... n.cab.html
md5: 95AD0104FA48CE2FEB34C11C12F41C60
Thanks amirali_esh :lol:
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