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by Link
Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:41 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Next Packs will be Must-Have ! See Why :
Replies: 42
Views: 9479

[q]Rather than put my foot in my mouth though, I am (like everyone else) just going to have to wait and see. I still remember that DX-8 was supposed to be the last "98" capable DX. [/q] It should have been the last 98 capable DX because Windows 98/ME were pieces of crap. Now, if DX 8 was the last Wi...
by Link
Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: RyanVM Update Pack 2.1.0 - Released July 14, 2006
Replies: 180
Views: 43536

Does this update pack include any WGA? I am not talking about just the notifications, but the WGA tool? I searched for legit check control and WGA, but found nothing. Does that mean it doesn't have any WGA compoenents in it? Or is WGA tool now part of the most recent Microsoft Update included with t...
by Link
Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Modified Ryan's pack 2.0.7 without WGAtray
Replies: 78
Views: 25652

Can you just manually remove the files related to WGA, remove the corresponding registry entries and file names in entries.inf, and repack it as a cab? Why wouldn't that work perfectly for removing this WGA crap?

Or is it not that simple?
by Link
Tue May 30, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: How can I remove Flash Player 8 from the Update Pack?
Replies: 6
Views: 2416

I'll take that as consent. :D Complete Flash removal directions must still be followed as stated above. To remove the Flash update from the Update Pack you'll need to follow these steps: Decompress the Update Pack to an empty folder. Delete FLASH.OC_ and SWFLASH.IN_. Recompress the folder containin...
by Link
Sun Feb 19, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: RyanVM Update Pack 2.0.2a - Released January 17, 2006
Replies: 206
Views: 48931

Select testers are testing the next version right now to make sure I haven't made any stupid mistakes (I certainly don't want to have to do a 2.0.3a 12 hours after release again). It'll be up by the end of the day. What mistakes would be possible to make? Isn't it just copying the fupdated files in...
by Link
Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:11 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: RyanVM Update Pack 2.0.2a - Released January 17, 2006
Replies: 206
Views: 48931

superleiw wrote:found some site that hosts the files

HERE

although it doesnt contain the latest nor xinput9_1_0.dll
Which files are those? Aren't the updated DirectX 9.0C files released in December 2005 included in the download of the DirectX 9.0C redist from Microsoft's website?
by Link
Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: RyanVM Update Pack 2.0.2a - Released January 17, 2006
Replies: 206
Views: 48931

But if you want to know what's in it, it's d3dx9_24-28.dll and xinput9_1_0.dll along with their CAT/INF files. What version of DirectX 9.0c is that? I thought the only new version of it was the December 2005 release? Is it possible to integrate the Decmeber 2005 DirectX 9.0c update by adding and/or...
by Link
Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: RyanVM Update Pack 2.0.2a - Released January 17, 2006
Replies: 206
Views: 48931

RyanVM wrote:No, it's seperate
What files make up WGA so I know what to remove?

Also, what files make up the MS Malicious Software Removal Tool? I want to try and remove that as well.

All you have to do to remove something is delete the files and remove the corresponding entries in the .inf files right?
by Link
Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: RyanVM Update Pack 2.0.2a - Released January 17, 2006
Replies: 206
Views: 48931

Is Windows Genuine Advantage removed if I remove Windows Update with nlite?

Another words, is Windows Genuine Advanatge part of Windows update?
by Link
Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: RyanVM Update Pack 2.0.2a - Released January 17, 2006
Replies: 206
Views: 48931

you should have integrated the latest non-cracked wga atlteast (393) instead of 389 :(, hope you can for the next version. what will happen if i integrate this pack and a hacked version of 393 cab or the non-hacked version of 393 cab? Was the hacked version integrated? What is the hacked version of...
by Link
Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 98/ME support by hardware and software manufacturers
Replies: 14
Views: 4150

@LINK, No I never said that you were saying the opposite, I was making my own statement. As far as software being optimized for 2K/XP that should have been done since 1999 in my opinion or at the latest 2003, given that XP didn't release till the latter part of 2002. It still upsets me that a lot o...
by Link
Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 98/ME support by hardware and software manufacturers
Replies: 14
Views: 4150

That's like saying we should still be supporting Windows 3.1 still, software and hardware would have soo much better performance if they quit trying to support outdated garbage! Hell even MICROSOFT themselves don't even support those (NON) Operating Systems anymore, especially not ME, they dropped ...
by Link
Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 98/ME support by hardware and software manufacturers
Replies: 14
Views: 4150

Windows 2000/XP PWned Windows 98/ME by far!! Windows 98/ME are dead!! Nails should have been put in the Windows 9X kernel's coffin years agp! It is now 2006. SUpport for such junker operating systems should be non existent. Developers having to support two completely different operating systems has...
by Link
Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: The future of the RyanVM Update Pack
Replies: 44
Views: 12573

I think it would be best to only include all the security hotfixes, all the public non-security hotfixes, and only maybe some important select few non-public beta hotfixes. Of course it should include any updates to Windows components such as DirectX and Windows Installer as well. Thanks for all the...
by Link
Sat Oct 01, 2005 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vista vs XP: Will you upgrade,or continue using XP
Replies: 32
Views: 6271

It all depends on how Vista turns out? I mean Windows XP seems by far more than good enough for most of us right now. So Vista is going to be based on Windows Server 2003 SP1? I thought Windows Server 2003 was based on Windows XP, but for Server features? So, is there any logic and truth that it wou...
by Link
Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: RyanVM Update Pack 1.3.1 - Released August 24, 2005
Replies: 143
Views: 38333

actually link the cat files remain, and they are still signed so it still affects you, i think Correct. While what Link describes could conceptually be done, it would take me making a list of files each CAT file signs and keeping it updated for nuhi to reference. To put it bluntly, that ain't going...
by Link
Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:37 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: RyanVM Update Pack 1.3.1 - Released August 24, 2005
Replies: 143
Views: 38333

With nlite if you remove components that delete certain files updated by hotfixes from the 1.3.1 update pack, does that mean the CAT files correspodning to the removed hotfixed compoents won't be processed and they will be totally ignored during installation? So the CAT file processing limit shouldn...
by Link
Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Media Player
Replies: 38
Views: 6076

I'm just trying out Zoom Player 4.51. It looks like a great media player and very promising to be a replacement for WMP while offering all the same features WMP has.
by Link
Sun Aug 14, 2005 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 98/ME support by hardware and software manufacturers
Replies: 14
Views: 4150

Windows 2000/XP PWned Windows 98/ME by far!! Windows 98/ME are dead!! Nails should have been put in the Windows 9X kernel's coffin years agp!
by Link
Thu Aug 11, 2005 12:37 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Where's the next version?
Replies: 375
Views: 127406

Maybe the cat limit is deliberately put in by ms to force you to use a service pack. But the CAT limit doesn't apply to installing hotfixes after the OS is already installed?? or does it? Are the same CAT files even copied to the HDD when you apply hotfixes to an existing Windows XP SP2 installation?
by Link
Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:02 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Where's the next version?
Replies: 375
Views: 127406

WHat is the issue with the CAT files with there being too many?? Is it only with setup's ability to process that many?? But when WIndows is already installed, each CAT file is able to be processed just fine when you apply the hotfixes downloaded from MS which installs them after all system files are...
by Link
Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Can I remove hotfixes from the update packs?
Replies: 3
Views: 1622

What about with nlite?? I notice that nlite doesn't remove the CAT files for non-existent hotfixes after certain components were removed?? Is it really necessary after you remove the CAT files, and there correspoinding entries in svcpack.inf, and replace the updated hotfix files with the original XP...
by Link
Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Can I remove hotfixes from the update packs?
Replies: 3
Views: 1622

Can I remove hotfixes from the update packs?

AFter I apply the latest RVM update pack, can I successfully delete the CAT files from \\iXP_CD\i386\svpack folder and remove the cat entries from the svcpack.inf file, and replace the updated files coreesponding to each hotfix CAT file with the earlier versions of the same files from the original W...
by Link
Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 98/ME support by hardware and software manufacturers
Replies: 14
Views: 4150

I don't know about anyone else, but I have a very valid reason for using 98SE/Me: older games. For instance System Shock 2, Drakan, and the older Legacy of Kain series games simply will not run on anything newer than WinMe. As far as graphics go, they were among the best of their time and could use...
by Link
Mon Aug 01, 2005 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 98/ME support by hardware and software manufacturers
Replies: 14
Views: 4150

There are MANY people with weak machines that run 98's even today. You can't just cut them by completely removing support for their systems. It's one thing to run Windows 98 SE on weak PCs. But it's another to run it on a halfway decent PC. Why would anyone in their right mind run Windows 98 as the...
by Link
Sat Jul 30, 2005 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 98/ME support by hardware and software manufacturers
Replies: 14
Views: 4150

Windows 98SE are everything but not a piece of junk. You sound like an ignorant person. Sure Windows 98SE was fine for the most simple 32-bit computing and running legacy 16-bit applictaions. But anything Windows 9X/ME is a PIECE OF JUNK when it comes to multi tasking and resource intensive 32-bit ...
by Link
Sat Jul 30, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 98/ME support by hardware and software manufacturers
Replies: 14
Views: 4150

Windows 98/ME support by hardware and software manufacturers

Do you feel that Windows 98/ME should still be supported by hardware and software vendors? Why or why not?? Feel free to share your thoughts on this. My opinion is that Windows 98/ME are pieces of junk and should have been ditched a long time ago! It amazes me that so many applications and games hav...
by Link
Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Media Players (Split from Where's the Next Version thread)
Replies: 12
Views: 3486

@Link: I think you'd be interested to know that such a player already exists: Media Player Classic . It can be found on SourceForge along with other projects developed by the same group. This player is also included with the K-Lite Codec Pack and the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack . It doesn't look as nice...
by Link
Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Media Players (Split from Where's the Next Version thread)
Replies: 12
Views: 3486

@Link What are you gonna do when SP3 comes out? It'll be forced on you anyway and you won't have the option of using WMP9 You might as well use it now and get used to it. Plus WMP11 beta will be out soon too SP3 isn't due out for quite some time.l I believe SP2 will be supported for a long time. Al...
by Link
Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Media Players (Split from Where's the Next Version thread)
Replies: 12
Views: 3486

Will there be a lite pack of 1.3 that doesn't include WMP 10?? I don't want WMP 10 and want to stick with WMP 9?? Does WMP 10 even have any new features that aren't offered in WMP 9 besides more DRM infested junk, MS phone home playlists?? As far as I know, that's all WMP 10 has over WMP 9, all of ...
by Link
Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Media Players (Split from Where's the Next Version thread)
Replies: 12
Views: 3486

Will there be a lite pack of 1.3 that doesn't include WMP 10?? I don't want WMP 10 and want to stick with WMP 9?? Does WMP 10 even have any new features that aren't offered in WMP 9 besides more DRM infested junk, MS phone home playlists?? As far as I know, that's all WMP 10 has over WMP 9, all of w...
by Link
Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:20 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Where's the next version?
Replies: 375
Views: 127406

I personally wouldn't mind if you had to cut out a few updates. 1.3.0 will still be pretty much complete and you can always try to solve this issue in a 1.3.0a pack or similar. I totally agree. Cut out Windows Update v.6 and WIndows Media Pkayer 10.. Just include bug fixes and security hotfixes and...
by Link
Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:01 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Where's the next version?
Replies: 375
Views: 127406

I think Ryan explains it well enough even though I haven't run into the problem myself. At T-39 it seems that Windows Setup goes through all the CAT files and integrates them with some master file among other things, but I'm not really certain. Is it something that hurts system performance or just ...
by Link
Wed Jul 20, 2005 10:59 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Where's the next version?
Replies: 375
Views: 127406

I believe it depends on the update. I've been looking into this myself by trying to figure out how Ryan does his thing in his currently available packs and through other sources like Gnome's WMP10 Slipstreaming thread on MSFN. Some do seem to only require updated pre-existing files in I386 and thei...
by Link
Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Where's the next version?
Replies: 375
Views: 127406

You've hit the nail on the head, RogueSpear. The problem doesn't just lie with copying the files to the correct location - if that were it, I could do it with txtsetup.sif - it's that Windows has to properly register the info that's in them. Also interesting to note is that I can finally reproduce ...
by Link
Mon Jul 18, 2005 1:58 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Where's the next version?
Replies: 375
Views: 127406

For the 1.3 ipdate pack, which includes Windows Update v6, if I want to remove Automatic Updates and Windows Update, will it still be just as easy to remove with nlite as it was before Windows Update v.6 is integrated?

Also, is the Task Scheduler fix going to be included in 1.3?
by Link
Mon Jul 18, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Where's the next version?
Replies: 375
Views: 127406

RyanVM wrote:Well, my backup install is up and running. I've got VMWare running on it right now :P

I need to get in touch with Siginet to hopefully get things on track for a release soon.
That's great to here. It really sucks when your hard drive fails on you. How old was the HDD that failed on Friday?
by Link
Sun Jun 19, 2005 8:57 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Where's the next version?
Replies: 375
Views: 127406

RyanVM wrote:Just keep the original SP2 version of schedsvc.dll
Do I just find the original copy of that file from my original XP CD w/ SP2 slipstreamed and copy it to the i386 folder of the XP installation I applied youyr update pack to?
by Link
Sun Jun 19, 2005 8:04 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Where's the next version?
Replies: 375
Views: 127406

How do you fix the issue with the task scheduler?? I am looking to integrate 1.2.2b (which includes the June 14 security updates), while not having the Task Scheduler problem? Is there a way to do that?
by Link
Sat Jun 18, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Where's the next version?
Replies: 375
Views: 127406

What are the ones with no WMP in them? DOes that mean they don't include WMP 10? Or do none of them include WMP 10 and are only supposed to be used if you remove WMP from WIndows XP SP2 with nlite? I just want to stick with and keep WMP 9 that comes with Windows XP SP2 and DO NOT want WMP 10. Which ...