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by code65536
Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Musings about Perl
Replies: 6
Views: 1815

all swear by it - and I mean in an almost religious way Haha. Yea, I know what you mean; I'd say that I'm a Perl cultist. But when I say that Perl is powerful, I mean it in a syntactic sense, not in a what-can-it-do sense, because in the case of the latter, there isn't anything that Perl can do tha...
by code65536
Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Musings about Perl
Replies: 6
Views: 1815

Well, Perl is the Swiss Army Knife. And it's especially powerful if you've used it for a decade and can take advantage of all the syntactic sugar that Perl is notorious for (the same flexibility in the language that makes it soooo powerful is also what people love to hate about it; it's a double-edg...
by code65536
Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Topic: Complete list of All XP 64bit SP2 KB's - x64 SP3 wannabe
Replies: 100
Views: 65670

it looks like MS updated the x64 installer for WMP11 The "Date Published" field at the download center is not a reliable indicator of the age of the package. There have been countless incidents where Microsoft bumped the "Date Published" field for whatever reason (usually for some wording change on...
by code65536
Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:07 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: xp pro sp3 - many unsigned files ??
Replies: 7
Views: 2414

perhaps you miss my point or I am missing yours You are missing mine. For most system files, the signature exists in a CAT file (sigverif's log will tell you that much if you bothered to check). If the CAT file is not installed, then it will be unsigned according to sigverif. So extracting a file a...
by code65536
Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: xp pro sp3 - many unsigned files ??
Replies: 7
Views: 2414

Something went wrong with your integration, and not all files that should go into svcpack were copied. You might be running into a known bug in the integrator that may result in incomplete truncated integrations. Re-integrate and try again.
by code65536
Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: [Tool] FontReg 2.1.3 - Font install and registration repair
Replies: 54
Views: 87958

elrico wrote:Can'i use it in my next updatepack (french) please?
Sure. There's no need to ask me for permission to use/re-use/adapt anything that I post...
by code65536
Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: [Tool] FontReg 2.1.3 - Font install and registration repair
Replies: 54
Views: 87958

OuTman wrote:
OuTman wrote:without
Oops. :P Yea, you're pretty much out of luck since there's no way AddFontResource could be called from a command script without some helper app.
by code65536
Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: [Tool] FontReg 2.1.3 - Font install and registration repair
Replies: 54
Views: 87958

@OuTman Yes, FontFix can do that. ;) Just run it once after you are done copying. COPY FONT1.TTF "%WinDir%\Fonts" COPY FONT2.TTF "%WinDir%\Fonts" COPY FONT3.TTF "%WinDir%\Fonts" COPY FONT4.TTF "%WinDir%\Fonts" FontFix.exe And the fonts will be immediately usable. Technical note: A font can be used b...
by code65536
Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:04 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Question] Making Control Panel Extension thru Registry
Replies: 8
Views: 2400

the odds of you using the same CLSID as another person using a real generator is less than you winning the lottery That's quite an understatement, given that your chances of winning the lottery jackpot is well over a billion times greater than your chances of getting a random collision with a 128-b...
by code65536
Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Question] Making Control Panel Extension thru Registry
Replies: 8
Views: 2400

Um, you are supposed to generate a new UUID randomly for use as your CLSID. Unless there is a specific need to do so (and there is no such need in this case), you should never generate a new UUID by just incrementing numbers or by modifying an existing UUID. It's a 128-bit number, which means that c...
by code65536
Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: Switchless Installer Discussion
Topic: help to find a silent switch please
Replies: 11
Views: 2399

neuropass wrote:how can i upgrade the vista text editor with something like notepad2..?
Yes, see my link above; my installer will replace Windows Notepad with Notepad2 (will not cause SFC errors, either), and it should work with both XP and Vista (I personally recommend the 3.0.20-rc2 pre-release version).
by code65536
Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Switchless Installer Discussion
Topic: help to find a silent switch please
Replies: 11
Views: 2399

For simple installs like that for DNV, you're probably better off repackaging your own installer. Or use the AddOn that was mentioned. Or better yet, upgrade your default text editor so that you won't have to bother with using a special program for NFOs. ;)
by code65536
Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: [Tool] FontReg 2.1.3 - Font install and registration repair
Replies: 54
Views: 87958

Ooh, good catch! Fixed in v1.2. The problem was that when a value is deleted, it affects the enumeration indexing of the values in that key. For example, after deleting index 47, I would then check index 48, but by deleting index 47, the value indexes are no longer the same, and when I check index 4...
by code65536
Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: [Tool] FontReg 2.1.3 - Font install and registration repair
Replies: 54
Views: 87958

windows is running smoother after using this tool (much smoother) Placebo effect? Having some dead font entries in the registry should not affect performance significantly (or at all); it just means that there will be a few extra failed AddFontResource calls when the system boots up; nothing that w...
by code65536
Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: any1 for regQ2inf ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2515

Yes, piping would be nice, but that assumes that the stdout output is actually usable and suitable for machine parsing. And the output of reg query is not. It's formatted for human reading, not for machine parsing and re-use. I'd be worried about edge cases where you could get corrupted data as a re...
by code65536
Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: [Help] Anybody have a list of special INF chars
Replies: 6
Views: 2216

Instead of mucking around with 1980's-era ANSI/OEM code pages, it's much better to just use Unicode (UTF-16LE has always been the native internal string format for all versions of Windows NT, ever since NT3.1). It'll make your life much easier; it's like WYSIWYG for character encodings. There is no ...
by code65536
Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrading to a Virtual Private Server
Replies: 58
Views: 14206

Ah, okay. I guess I'm lucky to have never bumped into that one. :)
by code65536
Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrading to a Virtual Private Server
Replies: 58
Views: 14206

compstuff, an the HTTP status code for "Internal Server Error" is 500, so when someone speaks of a 500 error, that's what they are referring to. As for db errors, I've never seen one. It's possible for a db error to result in a 500 error, but in most cases, the two are not the same. I suspect that w...
by code65536
Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: [Tool] FontReg 2.1.3 - Font install and registration repair
Replies: 54
Views: 87958

New version posted: v1.1 It turns out that borrowing circa-1995 code from Microsoft's fontinst wasn't such a great idea. The source code that Microsoft posted has trouble handling some newer fonts (such as TTC fonts and fonts such as Segoe UI that lack a legacy name entry). But since it worked for m...
by code65536
Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: [Tool] FontReg 2.1.3 - Font install and registration repair
Replies: 54
Views: 87958

crashfly wrote:However, what I would like to know is if this tool will actually help get fonts registered that *just* get copied to the font folder. For instance if I used the $OEM$\$$\Fonts on my install CD, will those fonts get registered if I use this tool?
Yes.
by code65536
Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Lucida Sans Fix 1.0.0 (en-US)
Replies: 14
Views: 8400

FontFix http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6729 I've only tested this on 32-bit XP, although I expect it to work for all versions, including Vista. Both 32-bit and 64-bit binaries are included. I also haven't tested this on any locale other than en-US, so, rick, if you could make sure that ...
by code65536
Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: [Tool] FontReg 2.1.3 - Font install and registration repair
Replies: 54
Views: 87958

[Tool] FontReg 2.1.3 - Font install and registration repair

Synopsis This tool serves two purposes: Install fonts. Can be used as a replacement for the outdated fontinst.exe tool. Repair any inconsistencies in the Windows font registration. Can be run during setup or post-setup as a standalone application. Font Installation Until now, the standard way to in...
by code65536
Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Internet Explorer 7 English w/Updates (v2.0.4a)
Replies: 926
Views: 338293

I've tried this in the cmdlines.txt hoping that it will populate the default user account That's because you can't invoke AddReg sections directly. You can only call an install section, and then have that install section call AddReg. Did you see this post , which was linked to by the first post of ...
by code65536
Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Lucida Sans Fix 1.0.0 (en-US)
Replies: 14
Views: 8400

an autoit script auto open font folder then close.... is this ok? There are three problems with that: 1) It's not very elegant to have an Explorer window pop open and then close. 2) The system would need to have support for autoit; none of my systems have autoit (in fact, I've never seen or used it...
by code65536
Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Lucida Sans Fix 1.0.0 (en-US)
Replies: 14
Views: 8400

ricktendo64 wrote:Hey code is there a way to create a tool like ResetWMI but for the fonts issue?
What did you have in mind? Something that scans the Fonts folder and the registry and adds registrations for unregistered fonts and removes registry entries for missing fonts?
by code65536
Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Lucida Sans Fix 1.0.0 (en-US)
Replies: 14
Views: 8400

BTW why did you include the fonts, being safe? New versions are shiny. ;) After all, the original 1.01/1992 fonts shipped with XP were last updated around the release of Windows 3.1 and are of the older TrueType format instead of OpenType. Also, when you install Office, it will replace the version ...
by code65536
Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Lucida Sans Fix 1.0.0 (en-US)
Replies: 14
Views: 8400

[Release] Lucida Sans Fix 1.0.0 (en-US)

Synopsis Fixes and updates the Lucida Sans font for Windows XP (en-US locale). What this addon does Windows XP ships with and installs the Lucida Sans font, but the font is not registered during Windows Setup, rendering it unusable. This is a very minor bug, as simply accessing the Fonts folder in ...
by code65536
Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Internet Explorer 7 English w/Updates (v2.0.4a)
Replies: 926
Views: 338293

About the default user account... 1) During Windows setup, the active account is the default user account, so anything written to HKCU will be written to the default user account (also be careful about running any apps that might leave "litter" behind, as that will then show up in newly created user...
by code65536
Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrading to a Virtual Private Server
Replies: 58
Views: 14206

I've been getting intermittent errors--not database errors per se, just a generic HTTP/500--goes away immediately with a refresh.
by code65536
Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:24 am
Forum: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Topic: Complete list of All XP 64bit SP2 KB's - x64 SP3 wannabe
Replies: 100
Views: 65670

If you are finding the older version in WinSxS, then nLite is not integrating is correctly. The older version should not even exist. I haven't used nLite in a long time, so I don't know why it doesn't work with nLite; maybe they have problems with ASMS in general? And yea, you also need those regist...
by code65536
Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Topic: Complete list of All XP 64bit SP2 KB's - x64 SP3 wannabe
Replies: 100
Views: 65670

5eraph wrote:All time zone updates also include command lines that must be executed.
...command lines that ultimately result in changes in the registry. ;) I only said that it boils down to the registry; I didn't say that it was all in the INF.
by code65536
Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Topic: Complete list of All XP 64bit SP2 KB's - x64 SP3 wannabe
Replies: 100
Views: 65670

So does one need both Kb's? Yes. This is not cumulative. 957201 is v.4370 vs 4324 for 951072 i think it was. The file versions are irrelevant for TZ hotfixes. You can even discard the tzchange.exe tool afterwards; for TZ hotfixes, there is one and only one file that you need to pay attention to: up...
by code65536
Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Whats your order of integration????
Replies: 18
Views: 5806

The RVMUP adds a number of location IDs to txtsetup.sif to handle the MUI files being installed for Windows installer. RVMUP hard-codes these additions. In the case of XP Pro, this will result in the addition of IDs 732-737, which should be free. The WMP11 slipstreamer also needs to add a location I...
by code65536
Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:04 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Whats your order of integration????
Replies: 18
Views: 5806

crashfly, I assume that your step 2 (slipstream SP3) includes the Update Pack? One important thing about the order is that the RVM Update Pack should be applied *before* using the WMP11 slipstreamer (you can use the WMP11 slipstreamer prior to the RVMUP, and that's actually what I prefer doing, but ...
by code65536
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Kels' Runtimes v8.8
Replies: 922
Views: 452345

Well, can you ask the guy to test the same version of MicroQuill's product in Vista?
by code65536
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Topic: Complete list of All XP 64bit SP2 KB's - x64 SP3 wannabe
Replies: 100
Views: 65670

Thanks, but i dont understand how that answears my wondering on GDI. I understand, i think, your gdi example there, but im no genius or programmer etc. Just a guy liking newer file versions a lot ;) Ah, well I misunderstood your question, then. I thought you were asking if it was like a system libr...
by code65536
Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Kels' Runtimes v8.8
Replies: 922
Views: 452345

Sereby, this looks like KB910466 , except that this is with a newer version of Uniscribe--a regression, maybe? MicroQuill also claims that newer versions (8.1+) should suppress this error. The real question that should be asked here is, do you see this problem on Vista? If you don't see this problem...
by code65536
Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Topic: Complete list of All XP 64bit SP2 KB's - x64 SP3 wannabe
Replies: 100
Views: 65670

Thanks for maintaining this list. :) To answer your question, i dont know if this GDI works like Visual C++ runtimes, or like .dot net versions. Look in the policies for the assembly in question. For the GDI+ assembly, you will see this: <bindingRedirect oldVersion="1.0.0.0-1.0.2600.5581" newVersion...
by code65536
Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Release] Kels' UberPacK v16.6 & Notepad2-Mod
Replies: 1360
Views: 326028

Suggestion: If you are going to turn on ClearType by default, you might want to consider the following registry entry as well: HKCU,"Control Panel\Desktop","FontSmoothingGamma",0x10001,b0,04,00,00 Background: I've noticed that Vista's ClearType usually looks fantastic out-of-the-box while XP's look ...
by code65536
Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: Update Pack Addons
Topic: [Request].net framework true addon not onepeice's
Replies: 48
Views: 14013

Plus, I also don't get why everyone is so hung up about true addons. All that "true addons" are doing is (1) converting one type of setup process (in this case, MSI plus whatever custom steps are done by post-setup processes that may be spawned) to another type (SetupAPI), and then (2) hooking that ...
by code65536
Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can i add a picture as water mark in Windows Explorer
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Google is your friend. You'll find that it's easier to get answers if your question demonstrates some amount of effort on your part.
by code65536
Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Adobe Flash player
Replies: 6
Views: 2454

And for non-IE (Firefox, Opera, Chrome, etc.), you can use this switchless installer (INF-based, so it can be easily translated to a true addon, but why use a true addon when switchless is cleaner and even saves you space?)
by code65536
Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: Switchless Installer Discussion
Topic: 7-Zip command lines (Split from code's DX runtimes)
Replies: 12
Views: 6599

Ever since I first found PKZip back around the time of DOS 3.3 or so, I've loved the idea of getting something for nothing (kinda). Ah, those were the days... I remember being so excited when I first used PKZip. And to be fair to zip's DEFLATE algorithm, a small dictionary does have one big advanta...
by code65536
Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Switchless Installer Discussion
Topic: 7-Zip command lines (Split from code's DX runtimes)
Replies: 12
Views: 6599

(This is going way off-topic; if a mod could split out the recent compression-related posts into a new thread, that'd be great!) Hehe. I've long been fascinated by compression algorithms ever since studying the original Lempel-Ziv algorithm some years ago. The key here is the dictionary, which, in a...
by code65536
Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: Switchless Installer Discussion
Topic: 7-Zip command lines (Split from code's DX runtimes)
Replies: 12
Views: 6599

set sfx7zmethod=-m0=BCJ2 -m1=LZMA:d27:fb=128:mc=256 -m2=LZMA:d24:fb=128:mc=256 -m3=LZMA:d24:fb=128:mc=256 -mb0:1 -mb0s1:2 -mb0s2:3 -m2 and -m3 are the same, is it normal? Yes, it is. Did you have any reason to think otherwise? Please see the 7-Zip command line documentation for details. (short vers...
by code65536
Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Manual Integration
Replies: 6
Views: 2640

Not all registry entries come from INF files. The the hotfix installer itself, processes that it might spawn, or any self-registrations that may take place can all add registry entries, none of which would be documented in the hotfix INF. The only way to know for sure is to install the hotfix and se...
by code65536
Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: RyanVM Post-SP3 Update Pack 1.0.1 - Released 2008-09-09
Replies: 160
Views: 54179

Mid-air collision. *deletes*
by code65536
Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, I'm going to be on a nationally-syndicated radio show...
Replies: 71
Views: 14961

I always thought that I was a rambler. Until I listened to the show. ;)
5eraph wrote:Same here, ssjkakaroto. Guess he doesn't know leetspeak. Or Dune if I read your name correctly. ;)
I've read the entire series, but I don't get it... :?
by code65536
Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, I'm going to be on a nationally-syndicated radio show...
Replies: 71
Views: 14961

I think the problem is that if you put in a newer disc, the newer files on the CD won't match the security catalog hashes that were installed to your system.
by code65536
Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, I'm going to be on a nationally-syndicated radio show...
Replies: 71
Views: 14961

A virtual machine? Haha.