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by code65536
Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got a full time position...
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Unfortunately, my involvement with RVMI was limited only to the development and integration of CabLite (I haven't contributed anything ever since the CabLite version was released). I don't have the time for anything beyond the maintenance of CabLite (and it doesn't help that AutoIt is such a pain to...
by code65536
Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CD/DVD drive not working properly
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

This isn't an ODD forum... you might want to try a place like CD Freaks--they have a great LiteOn/Sony forum with plenty of info about crossflashing (I should know, I used to moderate it :P).

32-bit Windows cannot use all 4 GB since some of the address space is needed for things like DMA.
by code65536
Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Microsoft Runtime Libraries 1.4.8 (32-bit)
Replies: 95
Views: 108716

Updated. VC7.1 ATL/MFC: 7.10.6088.0 VC9: 9.0.30729.177 Original installers if you want the original VC9 install packages but don't want to sit through downloading 300MB of hotfixes; the installers in this hotfix are missing the en-US localization, though the files packaged within are okay (language-...
by code65536
Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Microsoft Runtime Libraries 1.4.8 (32-bit)
Replies: 95
Views: 108716

All Microsoft system components, such as msiexec, use the system CRT, and this addon never touches the system CRT. Furthermore, this specific error is generally not caused by the CRT, but rather by a user of the CRT. So I'm 99.9% sure that this error is unrelated to this addon.
by code65536
Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:16 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Microsoft Runtime Libraries 1.4.8 (32-bit)
Replies: 95
Views: 108716

ENU_user wrote:without going into detail
The exact error message would actually be rather helpful. For example, if the problem was with msvcrt.dll, then there is no way that this addon could be at fault...
by code65536
Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WMI Corrupted
Replies: 21
Views: 2921

P.S. I'm not dumb as your link suggests :( If you read the contents of that page, you would see that it has nothing to do with intelligence and everything to do with basic protocol and etiquette (though there is often a correlation). People are less inclined to help if someone (in this case, more t...
by code65536
Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: this site give free .com domain names
Replies: 2
Views: 803

You see the thing about referring friends? There's a name for that...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid_scheme
by code65536
Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Bubbles Screen Saver Safe ?
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Screensavers are really leftovers from the past. Modern screens do not need "saving". The best thing you can do to prolong the life of your screen is to set the screen to power off (via the power options) after a short interval (I usually use 2-5 minutes) (no, the "blank screen saver" is NOT the sam...
by code65536
Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Microsoft Runtime Libraries 1.4.8 (32-bit)
Replies: 95
Views: 108716

Updated.

VC8: 8.0.50727.3079
VC9: 9.0.30729.162


Original installers if you want the original install packages but don't want to sit through downloading 600MB of hotfixes.
by code65536
Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Topic: VirtualBox v2.1.0
Replies: 9
Views: 6847

Wohoo!
by code65536
Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WMI Corrupted
Replies: 21
Views: 2921

5eraph already suggested on the MSFN forum that you run ResetWMI. If you expect people to help you, you should, at the very least, indicate whether or not you have tried that suggestion and whether or not it helped. If you do not demonstrate any effort on your part, why would you expect anyone to pu...
by code65536
Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: (ERROR) Windows Product Activation on first boot
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

Of course it's not unmodified. This is jcberry526, the person who has been gallivanting around various forums asking about how he can make some custom "cyberwarez.info" branded distro. It's really quite amusing, since no real warez scene person would talk about this on a public forum. Nor would they...
by code65536
Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: [Help] KB918005 "EnIdleEndPointSupport" and "
Replies: 9
Views: 2453

the KB article says "you must edit the registry to enable the new functionality", doesn't it mean they are not in sp3's original cd? Well, the article talks about adding two registry values and removing two others, and it would seem that these values that are being removed were set by the driver it...
by code65536
Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: [Help] KB918005 "EnIdleEndPointSupport" and "
Replies: 9
Views: 2453

crashfly of course those were the 1st files I looked in, nothing found Really? I grepped for the string, and got matches pretty quickly... usbport.sys Section .text (0x00010380) 0x11B84: PUSH EAX 0x11B85: PUSH 0x2C 0x11B87: PUSH 0x113A4 ; .text:EnIdleEndpointSupport 0x11B8C: PUSH EDI 0x11B8D: PUSH ...
by code65536
Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ERROR WHEN INSTALLING XP - migrate.exe - Illegal System DLL
Replies: 10
Views: 1924

Well, "illegal" in a technical sense is quite different than "illegal" in a legal sense. Many Windows system DLLs are built without relocation tables, which means that if anything conflicts address mappings, they will not work (reloc tables will allow the kernel to remap the DLL on-the-fly in the ev...
by code65536
Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ERROR WHEN INSTALLING XP - migrate.exe - Illegal System DLL
Replies: 10
Views: 1924

Looks like some idiot thought it'd be a good idea to mix-and-match DLLs from different versions of Windows.
by code65536
Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:34 am
Forum: Switchless Installer Discussion
Topic: 256x256px icon in SFX
Replies: 4
Views: 1508

I don't get it: why does the icon even matter for an unattended switchless installer? Especially given how much an icon of those dimensions will bloat up the file size.
by code65536
Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:50 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Possible fix for the MSI Event Viewer messages
Replies: 41
Views: 17656

Code said he was going to try and remove msimsg.dll, i asked if that would break msiexec /? I didn't say that; I only said that whatever was in the msimsg.dll MUIs are exactly duplicated (for all locales) in msi.dll; I did not mean for it to be an implication that msimsg could then be deleted. ;) (...
by code65536
Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Possible fix for the MSI Event Viewer messages
Replies: 41
Views: 17656

If you remove msimsg.dll how will you get the msi switches when you do msiexec /? Well, in many cases, it's hard-coded where you should go to look for a resource. Within msi, it's probably hard-coded that it should look in msimsg.dll and its corresponding .mui files. An "outsider" like the event lo...
by code65536
Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Possible fix for the MSI Event Viewer messages
Replies: 41
Views: 17656

Yea, you're right; I forgot about the .mui files. msi.dll contains several MESSAGETABLEs--one for each language. Each of msi.dll's tables is identical to the table found in the corresponding .mui file. So you are getting, regardless of locale, the same message table whether you look in msimsg.dll or...
by code65536
Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Possible fix for the MSI Event Viewer messages
Replies: 41
Views: 17656

I searched every inf and don't see where/how it determines either msi.dll or msimsg.dll is the EventMessageFile. It's set by msi.dll's DllRegisterServer, so it's set by the DLL's self-registration. Disassembly of DllRegisterServer (0x3FE815AD) 0x3FE81642: BE3019E83F MOV ESI,0x3FE81930 ; .text:%Syst...
by code65536
Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Atomic Clock Sync 2.7.0.3
Replies: 4
Views: 8891

What I don't get is people even bothered to create this software, since this is functionality built into Windows. Back in the days of Win98, sure, this made sense, but not today (yet this site has Vista screenshots!). I don't really see what this adds except for bloat--from the screenshots, I don't ...
by code65536
Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:17 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Tutorials] Creating Your Own Updates & Addons
Replies: 64
Views: 120733

I can understand every last thing except this checksum http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/platform/firmware/PECOFF.mspx Look at the CheckSum field of the Optional Header. There are API calls to calculate the checksum, but there's no need for that--you are supposed to just read it from the data st...
by code65536
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Windows Vista
Topic: How to extract file from .msu hotfix?
Replies: 21
Views: 9817

You cant open the .cab inside the .msu , but you can open the .msu to get the .cab file Yes. And that's what I've been saying all along in this thread! And I've been quite explicit in clarifying my position and saying that extracting the MSU itself works with any app that handles cabinets (7z, WinR...
by code65536
Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Lucida Sans Fix 1.0.0 (en-US)
Replies: 14
Views: 8307

When it was first created, the primary goal of this addon was to patch up the missing Lucida Sans font registration (updating the font was just something extra I did "since I was in the neighborhood"). This addon was created before FontReg existed. Unlike FontReg, this addon is very narrow in its sc...
by code65536
Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Windows Vista
Topic: How to extract file from .msu hotfix?
Replies: 21
Views: 9817

Richt click on the .msu and open with winrar. Works like a charm, never had any problems with it. All Vista packs i made are done this way, and they all work. And this is with the latest official version of WinRAR? Well, this is what I get when I open a MSU file with WinRAR: http://img510.imageshac...
by code65536
Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Microsoft Runtime Libraries 1.4.8 (32-bit)
Replies: 95
Views: 108716

@crashfly As you know, I'm a very staunch advocate of using switchless installers whenever possible (and in many cases, like that of the DirectX runtimes, switchless is far better than traditional addon). And ever since installing Vista x64 on one of my boxes, I also try my best to make sure that ev...
by code65536
Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Microsoft Runtime Libraries 1.4.8 (32-bit)
Replies: 95
Views: 108716

Updated VC8 runtimes.
by code65536
Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Lucida Sans Fix 1.0.0 (en-US)
Replies: 14
Views: 8307

I have no idea. I haven't used nLite in eons. You might as well use FontReg instead anyway.
by code65536
Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Topic: Some questions about nLite'ing xp64
Replies: 9
Views: 7445

Yea, I personally prefer the "x86-64" label because it's the most accurate: it's the 64-bit version of the x86 architecture and leaves no ambiguity with regards to what 64-bit architecture we're talking about, and I try to use the x86-32 and x86-64 labels as consistently and as much as possible when...
by code65536
Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: Windows Vista
Topic: How to extract file from .msu hotfix?
Replies: 21
Views: 9817

*SIGH* whatever dude ;) It's not like I like using expand.exe for this. If I could use WinRAR, I'd gladly use it instead of punching in a tedious command line each time. But as I have noted, WinRAR does not do this for me. Since you claim that it's possible, perhaps you'd care to demonstrate how it...
by code65536
Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Solved] Cab file creation
Replies: 9
Views: 1514

You don't need to make a cab for a switchless installer. Back in the old days, you had to, but not any more. The latest versions of both the Integrator and nLite can integrate a switchless installer "raw" without first encasing it in a cab.
by code65536
Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: MSFT BuildCheckSum, how to calculate?
Replies: 4
Views: 1488

If you have MSVC, editbin /release will set the checksum for a file. The Windows API also provides a way to do this, and n7epsilon made and posted to this forum a utility to use those API calls to rechecksum a PE file.
by code65536
Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: Windows Vista
Topic: How to extract file from .msu hotfix?
Replies: 21
Views: 9817

WinRAR 3.80 Extract MSU file, and I get four files. Among those four files is the payload cab. Extract the payload cab with WinRAR. I get lots of cat files, manifests, etc. And a bunch of numbered files. Those numbered files represent the data that needs to be fed to the delta decompression. Yes, Wi...
by code65536
Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Windows Vista
Topic: How to extract file from .msu hotfix?
Replies: 21
Views: 9817

Not really... WinRAR, 7-Zip, etc. can only handle the outer layer. You'll then end up with a .cab that you must extract using the Vista expand.exe because the contents are delta-compressed, and you have to use Microsoft's tools to handle that.
by code65536
Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Windows Vista
Topic: How to extract file from .msu hotfix?
Replies: 21
Views: 9817

You will need a 6.x version of expand.exe (snag it from a Vista/Win2K8 install) to extract MSU files.
by code65536
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Topic: XP x32 -> x64 question
Replies: 18
Views: 5980

@5eraph

Ah, okay, thanks for clarifying what you meant. :)
by code65536
Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Topic: XP x32 -> x64 question
Replies: 18
Views: 5980

32-bit switchless installers should work fine as long as they're not runtime installers. Why not? If the installing process is 32-bit, 32-bit runtimes will get redirected to either SW64 or PFx86, which is the correct location for them. Unless the installer does something funky, there shouldn't be a...
by code65536
Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: mister peel kindness
Replies: 13
Views: 2319

Was her response unnecessarily harsh? Yes. Was she out of line as a result? Probably. Were you out of line for airing a private matter publicly? Probably. This is between you and her, so keep it that way. And here's a tip for survival online: when someone offends you, just ignore them. You'd be amaz...
by code65536
Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: [Tool] FontReg 2.1.3 - Font install and registration repair
Replies: 54
Views: 87236

I notice the program's been updated today, but the version number hasn't changed. So what's the difference this time? As I said earlier in this thread: When I choose to release something silently, there is usually a good reason for it to be silent. The changes in versions 2.0.1.2 and 2.0.1.3 (you c...
by code65536
Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: [Tool] FontReg 2.1.3 - Font install and registration repair
Replies: 54
Views: 87236

has anybody ever had problems with .fon fonts not being registered With the en-US edition of XP Pro, "MS-DOS CP 437" (DOS-US code page) and "MS-DOS CP 949" (Korean code page) are the only two .fon fonts that are not registered (as in, if you open the Fonts Control Panel after a fresh install, these...
by code65536
Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Topic: XP x32 -> x64 question
Replies: 18
Views: 5980

since this is an AMD processor The fact that you are using AMD64 (or EM64T) changes only one thing: the Wow64 translation runs on native hardware instead of software emulation (which is what would happen if you were using Itanium). Generally speaking, that you are using x64 instead of IA-64 doesn't...
by code65536
Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: [Tool] FontReg 2.1.3 - Font install and registration repair
Replies: 54
Views: 87236

*sigh* I was wrong: When using FontReg during Windows Setup, the stage during which it is run did matter. Some of the fonts that Windows installs in the Fonts directory are not supposed to be registered. With the sole exception of marlett.ttf, all of these not-supposed-to-be-registered fonts are .f...
by code65536
Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: [Tool] FontReg 2.1.3 - Font install and registration repair
Replies: 54
Views: 87236

can you post a write up on how to build switchless installers and addons for fonts? There is already a tutorial for using fontinst in a switchless font installer on this forum, and the instructions for using FontReg are not very different from the instructions for using fontinst. For details, see m...
by code65536
Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Switchless Installer Discussion
Topic: [Tutorial] Making Your Own Switchless Font Addon Packs
Replies: 16
Views: 40735

For people who want to use the newly-minted FontReg.exe instead of fontinst.exe, you can follow the same steps in this tutorial, with just a couple of minor modifications. 1) There is no need for a .inf when using FontReg.exe. So you can skip "Step Three". 2) You will need to run "FontReg.exe /move"...
by code65536
Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: [Tool] FontReg 2.1.3 - Font install and registration repair
Replies: 54
Views: 87236

Major update: version 2.0.0 Added font installation support (this tool can now act as a replacement for the outdated fontinst.exe) Renamed from FontFix to FontReg Please read the updated documentation in the first post and in the readme.txt included in the package. After version 1.3.0, I figured tha...
by code65536
Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: [Tool] FontReg 2.1.3 - Font install and registration repair
Replies: 54
Views: 87236

1.3.0 adds support for registering .otf files (PostScript OpenType fonts).

BTW, Microsoft's fontinst.exe utility is too old (1998) and thus does not support installing OTF files, so you can use FontFix to install those fonts instead.
by code65536
Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: [Tool] FontReg 2.1.3 - Font install and registration repair
Replies: 54
Views: 87236

1.2.1 (silently released) When I choose to release something silently, there is usually a good reason for it to be silent. ;) The only changes are the addition of version info to the executable and some minor optimizations to the code. No new features. No bugfixes. Just a (very) minor revision. I d...
by code65536
Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Guide] Installing & uninstalling with x64
Replies: 3
Views: 2978

[Guide] Installing & uninstalling with x64

I was recently asked via PM about installs/uninstalls on x64. I have since learned some new things about Wow64, so I'm updating my response, and I thought that I might as well do so publicly in case anyone else has the same question. Introduction * With Win32, 32-bit stuff goes into system32 and Pro...
by code65536
Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Musings about Perl
Replies: 6
Views: 1779

I do much prefer the structure and modularity afforded by .NET when it comes to making applications with an interface than to using AutoIt. Oh, definitely. The GUI is naturally OO, so an OO structure makes a lot of sense for that. It's one of the reasons why many people prefer MFC over the vanilla ...