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Posted 04 December 2008 - 01:20 PM


Microsoft Tablet PC Input Panel For Xp Pro/Home/MCE (TIP)

(Installer, Uninstallable, and It Doesnt Replace Any System File!)



PS: If you want more Vista and Windows 7 applications and features on XP, then please also visit (Recommended):

"List of Most Vista and Windows 7 Applications for XP"

http://www.wincert.n...eatures-for-xp/


*) Please also read more related info about it (Tablet function in Xp Pro/Home/MCE) by visiting previous related threads by me :

LATEST UPDATE: Using some efforts, you can also use this TIP installer to restore / repair original TIP/Tablet PC Input Panel in Xp Tablet PC 2005 OS and add some additional tweaks and shortcuts to it as well (no guarantee though, always create backup/system restore point before). Thanks for the last info that i got before...

- Vista Snipping Tool, Sticky Notes, Inkball for Xp:
http://www.winmatrix...showtopic=19718

- Windows Journal for Xp:
http://www.winmatrix...showtopic=19894

- Xp Tablet PC PowerToys Ported to Xp All Editions (Tablet APIs Emulation in Xp Pro/Non Tablet)
http://www.winmatrix...showtopic=19910


IMPORTANT NOTE, PLEASE READ THIS FIRST:

1). Installing too many apps may need more resource (depends on your system/specs). Please consider about that.

2). For Windows Xp : Xp Tablet PC 2005 (in Tablet PC) and Xp Pro/Home/MCE in Desktop PC/Laptop with Mouse (minimal, just for fun) or better Tablet-like hardware (e.g Mouse Pen, please read
below), Also Windows Vista (some apps)

3). About Inking/Handwriting in PC and Laptop -> Recommended for Tablet PC Behavior in PC/Laptop: Although you can still use Mouse (with its limitation) To make handwriting and inking more easier in PC/Laptop (non-Tablet) with Xp Pro/Home/MCE, then you can also use Mouse Pen Tablet Hardware for PC (recommended, e.g the ones from Wacom and Genius) which you can get only for less than $60, much cheaper than real Tablet PC. It's also more helpful if you're a Graphic Designer (by using some apps such as Corel Painter or Photoshop etc), especially when you're working with PC/Conventional Laptop.

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- Tablet PC Input Panel in Xp Pro/Home/MCE (The port version in "Normal Xp/Pro, Home, MCE):
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Again, thx alot and full credits to my best friend and my brother in Wincert Bro Jdd (JeremyDDual, dev) for previously porting original Windows 7 Math Input Panel (MIP) to Xp and Vista here (Wincert):
http://www.wincert.n...?showtopic=4865 -> Get Original Windows 7 Math Input Panel in Xp/Vista by Jdd

The Most important thing, It's the first original Windows 7 Application that already ported to Xp! Congrats Bro (though it still lacks some functionality for now i.e Handwriting recognition) but still good job, and better than nothing at all. However i think it's not complete yet if you have MIP installed but not TIP (Tablet PC Input Panel) since they are all integral parts of Tablet PC Components for Xp Tablet PC, Vista, and Windows 7, for each other. In order to get TIP as MIP's companion So i have created and uploaded the installer version (uninstallable too without any "hack"/touching system files). It's more technically easier for most Xp end users to get TIP as stand alone application installer rather than "hacking way" (ala MSFN) or deploying add ons. Just install all prerequisites, install the installer, done. And it's easy uninstallable like other 3rd parties (not as Windows locked part) as you can remove it easily anytime, and it doesnt touch/replace any system files!

Tablet PC Input Panel (or called TIP) is a virtual keyboard application with handwriting and gesture recognizition that only exists in Xp Tablet PC. However Vista (Premium and Ultimate/Non-Basic Edition) and also Windows 7 already have newer versions of TIP as part of tablet PC component. Not like Xp (with separated OS version for Tablet) In Vista and Windows 7 (premium/Ultimate), it's enabled by default, even in Desktop and Laptop PC!

But since now you can also have original TIP in Xp Pro, Home, and MCE for free as a stand alone application, and it's 100% uninstallable, not as Windows core application. And no system files replaced/touched (clean)!

If you like to enhance your Xp (Pro, Home, MCE) to have feature like Xp Tablet PC and Vista/Windows 7, then maybe you also like to install and have TIP. It's been tweaked and enhanced for PC/Laptop even more than the original one (i.e no annoying TIP icon in taskbar, you can launch TIP by using shortcut like Vista, Vista Icon, etc). TIP can be useful as OSK (On Screen Keyboard) Replacement, Inking and handwriting, text and speech recognition, GUI and desktop enhancement, etc. Make your Xp have "More Complete Features" (Ultimate) like Vista. Enjoy for free.

Some TIP Screenshoots in Desktop/Laptop PC - 1 (Features, The port version in Xp Pro/Home/MCE) Note: The TIP (framework) skinning engine depends on Xp theme itself

Used On Screen Keyboard (OSK) Feature in Tablet Input Panel to type text in Notepad and any Word/Text Processor etc (supported apps):
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Tablet Input Panel vs Standard Xp On Screen Keyboard (OSK) to type text in Notepad and any Word/Text Processor etc:
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Undocked/Floating Tablet Input Panel (after clicking a small floating TIP icon on text area in Notepad and any Word/Text Processor etc):
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Handwriting Recognition Feature in Tablet Input Panel (easily converts your handwriting/inking/"drawing" lol to text, even can be voice or vice versa! (additional/optional feature)):
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Screenshoots - 2 (For GUI Comparison):

- Tablet PC Input Panel in Xp Pro/Home/MCE (The port version in "Normal Xp/Pro, Home, MCE):
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- Tablet PC Input Panel in Vista (Ultimate/Premium/Business/Enterprise):

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- Tablet PC Input Panel in Windows 7 (Beta):

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Operating Systems and Prerequisites/Dependencies for TIP (included in Readme.txt in each downloaded package): -> Main prerequisites (required) : At least you must have .Net Framework 1.1, Journal Viewer, and Tablet PC Recognizer installed -> Lite (see the link below). The remaining ones are optional.

(Required/Critical):

- Windows Xp Non-Tablet PC All editions (Home, Professional, Media Center Edition) Service Pack 2 and/or Service Pack 3 (or higher) on Xp supported Desktop PC/Laptop/Tablet PC hardwares

- User with Administrator Rights (The TIP will be installed for All Users)

Please make sure you have installed these following prerequisites (most of them are freewares) below before installing Tablet PC Input Panel that ported to "normal" Xp:
Note: All of their binaries/features have already built in Xp Tablet PC 2005 SP2 OS such as .Net Framework 1.1. So you have to install them all in Xp Pro/Home/MCE too for enabling some Tablet only applications
- For Xp Pro only: Microsoft .Net Framework 1.0 SP3 (1.0375) and .Net Framework 1.1 (or maybe higher version) [/b]-> Required, (Note: Both of Versions 1.0.3705 and 1.1.4322 are already built in MCE 2005 and might be usually latest updated Xp OSes)
Xp MCE 2005 with latest update (e.g Upgrade Rollup 2) already have all required updated frameworks component (built in) so usually no need to install/reinstall them:

Download .net framework 1.0 SP3:
http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en
Download .net framework 1.1 SP1 :
http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

- Microsoft Windows Journal Viewer 1.5
-> Required, (If you have installed some ports from both/either Xp and Vista Tablet i.e Windows Journal, Inkball, Snipping Tool, and/or Sticky Notes before, then you have already had it for Tablet Inking APIs in Xp Pro/Home/MCE
Note: If you have Microsoft Office 2003 or 2007 installed in Windows Xp (since they have included Inking support – built in), then it seems usually you don’t need Windows Journal Viewer anymore (in most cases). Office Xp needs Tablet update enhancement (free - “Improved Inking Recognition”) to have it
Download:
http://www.microsoft...;DisplayLang=en

- Microsoft Windows Xp Tablet PC Recognizer Pack (TPR/TRP/TPG)
-> Required, for Inking/Handwriting and/or Gesture Recognition to Typing features in Writing and Character Pad, which you can download Tablet PC Recognizer Pack 2005 from Microsoft Website for free.
Download:
http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

If you’re an English user (US and UK) then instead of downloading 80 Mb TPR (Multi-Languages) It's also available as “Lite” versions for English (US and UK) based language users for only about 3 Mb installer (recompiled by me):


English-US: http://www.4shared.c...rified=cc25d654

English-UK: http://www.4shared.c...rified=cc25d654

also there might be some other trusted sources to get them

Note: If you don’t install TPR, then you can only get the On-Screen Keyboard (OSK) feature only.

If the TIP (Tablet PC Input Panel) still doesn’t look or work properly after installing it and you have also met system requirements and installed all main prerequisites

Also please go to Control Panel -> “Regional and Language Options” applet then make sure you have:
- Enabled Xp Language Bar setting
- Checked “Extend support of advanced text services to all programs” and
- Unchecked “Turn off advanced text services”
- Then restart your computer

Since they are usually automatically arranged during TIP installation process, but you can also set up them before or after installing to make sure it’s enabled (Note: If your language (Non-English) is not supported or you don’t have Xp MUI pack/localization, then the Writing and Character pad will be disabled by default

(Optional -> Not critical/required):

- Microsoft Speech Recognition SDK 5.1 + Microphone -> Optional, only for Speech Recognition to Text feature in TIP application (Like Vista and Xp Tablet PC, Of course you have to connect the microphone to PC/Laptop/Tablet before), needs Microphone (For vice versa or Text to Speech feature, Xp already have it as built in “hidden” feature or also better to install Free Microsoft Reader for PC/Laptop)
Download:
http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

Note: Office Xp, 2003, and 2007 or later all already have the basic feature (Basic Speech Recognition) if installed. Also the UI if you have installed Microsoft Plus! (Seems it’s not officially distributed anymore by Microsoft

- Tablet PC SDK 1.7 -> Though it’s not required for TIP at all, but you can also install it i.e to update afew binary files i.e wisptis.exe in system32 in p Pro/Home/MCE (SP2). Also some Tablet-Only applications also need it for running properly in Xp Non Tablet (Pro, Home, MCE) e.g. Snipping Tool Tablet PC (from Tablet PC Experience Pack) etc
Download:
http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

- Tablet PC Hardware or Pen Mouse for Desktop/Laptop PC (e.g from Wacom or Genius) -> Optional but it’s highly recommended for Inking and Handwriting rather than a standard mouse (though mouse can still be used as minimal), as the main purpose. Another function: For example, it’s also more helpful than mouse if you’re a Graphic Designer who uses some applications e.g Adobe Photoshop or Corel Painter by using Pen Mouse in PC/Laptop. It can bring/simulate some “Tablet Behavior” to your PC/Laptop and still be much cheaper than original Tablet hardware. Very useful enough.

- It’s very recommended to enable Quick Launch
(per-user setting) for placing TIP shortcut before or after installing which you can directly launch TIP anytime by using the Quick Launch shortcut (you can easily hide it anytime you want) instead of “Old TIP taskbar icon” that’s disabled in this port version though you can also restore it back easily, since it looks “annoying” in PC and Laptop non-Tablet GUI even for some Tablet Users (following Vista that hides it too by default).

Screenshot -> Launch Xp TIP better by using Quick Launch shortcut etc like Vista instead of "old taskbar icon":
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Note: Thx alot to YahooGroups (Tablet PC section) for providing tip.exe and floattip.exe, very useful. Even the direct shortcuts and instant floating binaries are still not available in original Xp Tablet PC 2005 (By default). So please enjoy these enhancements!

Important Note:


Some Enhancement/Tweaked Features (especially for Xp Pro/Home/MCE in Deskop/Laptop PC): -> Even it's more enhanced than the original one in Xp Tablet PC OS![/b]

For Examples:
- Built in installer as add on/stand alone application for Windows, fast, and easy uninstallable as well as other ones (not like other previous guides that with huge binaries and must-do extreme conversion from Xp to Tablet).
- Very Light (only about 2,3 Mb for installer binary) that excludes some required prerequisites (.Net Framework 1.0 SP3 (1.0375) + 1.1 SP1, Journal Viewer 1.5 (or Office 2003/2007 in most cases), and Tablet PC Handwriting/Gesture Recognizer from Microsoft/me (Lite), all for free).
- Tweaked/removed/patched some Tablet PC-only limitations so it can also be used on "normal" Xp with Standard Desktop PC/Laptop as well.
- No Taskbar TIP Icon anymore by default (you still can restore it back later as original TIP), more easier-accessible by using some TIP shortcuts (e.g TIP shortcut in Quick Launch, per-user setting).
- No On-Screen Keyboard (OSK) on Log on Screen (you can restore it back later as original TIP), guaranteed, not annoying anymore for i.e Desktop PC while you booting/logging on/switching users.
- New shortcuts on Start Menu to launch TIP like Vista (Accessories\Tablet PC), also on Quick Launch (per-user setting) instead of "old" TIP icon on Taskbar (that disabled by default), help file etc.
- Some features above to enable/disable (customize) floating TIP and also disable TIP totally (the services) i.e for keeping the computer resource up without uninstalling it at all till you're ready to enable it back.
- Sure, you can still use standard mouse or even touchpad (minimally) to create any handwriting, gesture, or inking on Desktop/Laptop PC but it's more better and easier if you also have a Pen Mouse Hardware for your Desktop/Laptop PC, so you can do it as well as a real pen for Tablet PC!
- As original, the new Tablet PC 2005 framework skinning GUI engine also depends on Xp theme itself.
- Easy-Uninstallable, like other 3rd party application (not as Windows locked feature). No critical/original Windows system files replaced/changed during TIP installation process. It only enhance your system as the main purpose.
- Support for Multilanguages (see the Language Bar). MUI/localization pack must be installed first. If not then English will still be the default one.
- Your Xp Pro/Home/MCE OS(es) won't be hacked/changed at all (once again, no critical/original Windows system files replaced/changed during TIP installation process) and it/they will still always be original and genuine as first time (not like previous "hacking way" which really "converts" your Xp to Xp Tablet PC only to get some Tablet Components installed), check the system properties or about Windows to prove it. WGA (Windows Genuine Validation) etc is not affected at all.

* DOWNLOAD UPDATED TABLET PC INPUT PANEL INSTALLER:

1) Tablet PC Input Panel 2005 for Xp Pro/Home (New Installer, Uninstallable):

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The latest TIP version for Xp (Originally from Xp Tablet PC 2005 ported to Xp Pro) with more ehanced feature:
MD 5: 548d16214b97ffad2bda4c2e2683f9b9
Download (Only 4,82 Mb):
http://www.4shared.c...ted_to_Xp_.html

LATEST UPDATE: Using some efforts, you can also use this TIP installer to restore / repair original TIP/Tablet PC Input Panel in Xp Tablet PC 2005 OS and add some additional tweaks and shortcuts to it as well (no guarantee though, always create backup/system restore point before). Thanks for the last info that i got before...

2) Tablet PC Input Panel "Classic/Old" (pre Tablet PC 2005) for Xp Pro/Home (New Installer, Uninstallable):

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Note: Although it looks old, but it can be freely "docked" like Vista with light resource (some removed features too):
MD5 :e1d9f7418142619ef1307c87badc5c1c
Download (Only 4,0 Mb):
http://www.4shared.c...l_Editions.html

Note: If you're interested, you still can't install and have both of them all, please only choose either of them above, or at least uninstall b4 installing another.

Please Note: Since some app files might have been "patched" or "compressed" (packed) to work properly on another Xp OS editions etc and it might be a necessary effort for that beside the installing code itself, then some "false alarm" or "false positive" may happen to some clean exe installers/apps /installation process (rare) although they are actually clean and safe and does not pose a threat to your system.. The term false positive is used when antivirus software wrongly classifies an innocuous ( inoffensive ) file as a virus. The incorrect detection may be due to heuristics or to an incorrect virus signature in a database.Usually some great and famous antiviruses (such as Kaspersky, AVG, Norman, McAfee, etc) won't have the such problem so far bcoz they will work better. If that happens, then you can simply ignore it and continue installing as it's guaranteed actually 100% safe and clean by me. But again, it's still 100% your own choice and right to decide.

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NOTE: Some/Other Advantages for All Desktop PC, Laptop, and Tablet PC Users:

Mmm, as i said above, For Desktop/Laptop users with Xp non-tablet OS (Pro, Home, MCE), since now they can be more happier by enhancing their Xp OSes (Pro/Home/MCE) to have all features by default (Ultimate etc), without any limitation/separation or separated Xp OSes anymore (like Vista's way for desktop) i.e for Desktop customization (fun) or using some inking/handwriting Tablet apps (by using either mouse or special mouse pen for inking in desktop PC as said above) in some useful/productive activities (i.e for graphic designers or people who often like/use handwriting and handdrawing by using the apps/features as said above), can be useful for them, etc etc...

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3rd Party Alternative for Tablet Input Panel (Inker):
Atozed software has released a new alternative for Tablet PC Input Panel in both Xp Tablet PC 2005 and Vista(needs .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 installed for both), it's called "Inker" (Beta). However you can also get Inker working in Xp Pro/Home/MCE by installing Windows Journal Viewer 1.5, Tablet Recognizer Pack above, and .Net Framework 3.5 SP1.

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Download / Try Atozed Inker Input Panel: http://www.atozed.co...r/index.en.aspx

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- Some Good 3rd Party Virtual Keyboard apps (OSK) especially for Tablet PC users:

Comfort On Screen Keyboard (shareware): -> Designed for multipurposes (cool app 4 me)
http://www.comfortkeyboard.com/

Updated: Alternatively you can also download the free legal version (from giveaway) of Comfort Keys Lite that contains the Comfort On Screen Keyboard feature (built-in) for free here: http://www.4shared.c...80_full_wi.html (100% legal)

Inscribe (Free): -> Designed for both UMPC and Tablet PC
http://www.iliumsoft...fp/inscribe.php

With them even you could get much better OSK in Xp than the default one in Windows 7... :)

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(Since Windows 7 has included all tablet PC features as well as Vista and Xp Tablet PC..)

- Convert Xp Pro/Home/MCE 2005 to Xp Tablet PC 2005 OS without reinstalling the OS:
If you really want to convert Xp to real Xp Tablet PC 2005 OS without reinstalling/reformatting the OS (it will be recognized as original MCE 2005 by MS and updated!).
Useful i.e you have Tablet PC with Vista installed but still want to: dual boot it with Xp but you only have original Xp Pro. Just convert it to Xp Tablet PC for free.

Also: Download "The Concept of XP Ultimate Edition.pdf":
http://www.4shared.c...te_Edition.html

- Visit: http://www.4shared.c...let_PCMCE_.html

1) Install:
-Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0
-Install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0.3705 and It's SP3.
-Copy "Copy2Gac.exe" to "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705"
-Install Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 and its SP1.

2) Navigate : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA and create a key named TabletPC now add a string value named "Installed" and set as 1
Or directly double click "TabletPC.reg" to merge it into registry->Optional though to finally convert the OS to Xp Tablet PC 2005 as you can see the System Properties changed.
But finally the system will still be Tablet PC 2005 OS after some MS updates and boots though.

Install Tablet PC 2005 U can replace above commands for MCE or add both MCE+TPC with these commands

Get tabletpc.inf (included) .copy to C:\windows\inf\ ; then Run following commands to install Tablet PC components:

Open Command Prompt (Run -> Type "CMD" without Quotes) or directly double click"TABLETPC.cmd" to run the Tablet PC commands (included).
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection TPG 128 tabletpc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection System 128 tabletpc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection OOBE 128 tabletpc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection Notebook 128 tabletpc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection StickyNotes 128 tabletpc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection AllShortcuts 128 tabletpc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection SRInstall 128 tabletpc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection AllReg 128 tabletpc.inf

C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705\Copy2Gac.exe /i /a /p:"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\1.7\"
Note: After executing command, it will open new dialog window and ask you to navigate/browse to where you placed TabletPC.cab. Follow and do it.

To make Tablet PC Input Panel etc working/updated, just download and reinstall SP2/SP3 on Xp. Done.

Thanks to neo.JoeJoe

- Download Xp to Xp Tablet PC 2005 OS transformation package (no need to reinstall the OS), guide included:
Name : Convert_Xp_to_Xp_Tablet_PC_2005.zip
Size : 71 Mb
http://www.4shared.c...et_PC_2005.html

After that, please download and/or reinstall SP2 or SP3 for Xp (SP3 is recommended since it's the last one) (i.e to fix/update Tablet PC Input Panel version etc) or using Windows Update.

Xp SP2: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=049C9DBE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en

Xp SP3:
http://www.microsoft.com/DownLoads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5b33b5a8-5e76-401f-be08-1e1555d4f3d4&displaylang=en

Note: The process is not reversible/uninstallable though...

- Special/Recommended Stuffs For XP Tablet PC 2005 Users: Download tip.exe and floattip.exe + some TIP tweaks (Btw it was also included in TIP installer for XP Pro/Home/MCE/2003):

Since we can't create shortcut to launch Tablet PC Input Panel (TIP) directly other than the standard icon on taskbar (maybe there's some hidden parameter to launch it, but i don't know so far), In Vista we can launch TIP by just clicking the shortcut on start menu (this is available in my TIP installer for XP Pro and Home). For Xp Tablet PC 2005 users alternatively you can double click tip.exe or the shortcut of it to launch TIP. Also sometimes Xp Tablet PC users can't always find floating icon i.e when launching Notepad with TIP (maybe depending on brand/hardwares/some drivers etc), then you can use floattip.exe to fix/show the floating TIP icon always. Small size and very useful.

Download: http://www.4shared.c...et_PC_2005.html

Download Vista Pack for Xp Tablet PC 2005: http://www.4shared.c...plications.html -> Make Tablet PC applications (Windows Journal, Inkball, Sticky Notes etc) look like the ones in Vista / Windows 7

Download Vista / Windows 7 Icons for TIP, Journal, Sticky Notes, Inkball (XP Tablet PC Applications):
http://www.4shared.c...icky_Notes.html

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- Convert Xp Pro/Home/Tablet PC 2005 to Xp MCE 2005 without reinstalling the OS:
If you really want to convert Xp to real Xp MCE 2005 OS without reinstalling/reformatting the OS (it will be recognized as original MCE 2005 by MS and updated!)

Some files already included in the package (mediactr.cab, inf so on). You can download my package below

(1.)Install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0
Install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0.3705 and It's SP3.
Copy "Copy2Gac.exe" to "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705" (Optional)
Install Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 and its SP1.
Install WMP 10 or 11 and Supported MCE DVD Decoder such as ones from NVIDIA, Sonic, or WinDVD.

(2.)modify MCE registry
Open regedit.exe, goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA,
create key named “MediaCenter”. Create DWORD Value named “Installed” in key and valued “1”.

“Installed” value in “MediaCenter” of XP (VLK Ver) OS must be String Value but DWORD value. And “Installed” value in “MediaCenter” key in all server 2003 OS must be string values. Because there are no WinXP MCE VLK and Win 2003 MCE versions. You can’t login if these values are DWORD!

If there is “Installed” valued “0” in “MediaCenter” in your Windows XP, you can not modify it in current OS.
You must use “load HIVE” function in another OS (in another PC/partition) like this: Click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
From the File menu, choose Load Hive,
Navigate to the registry location on your OS such as c:\windows\system32\config\system,name it “temp”.
after you modified the value to “1”,click temp,choose “unload HIVE” to save it.
You can also use Bart PE bootable disc or my fave: ERD Commander 2005 CD
(google or download Here )

(3.)install Media Center
Get medctroc.inf, plusoc.inf, sonic.inf (all included) .copy them to C:\windows\inf\ ; then Run following commands to install Media Center

Open Command Prompt (Run -> Type "CMD" without Quotes) or directly double click"MCE.cmd" to run the MCE commands (included).

Install Media Center (Need MEDIACTR.CAB):

rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection Freestyle 128 medctroc.inf

Install Windows Digital Media Enhancement (Need plus.cab):

rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusGold 128 plusoc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusSpac 128 plusoc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusDavn 128 plusoc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusNatr 128 plusoc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusMpix 128 plusoc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusDancer 128 plusoc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusParty 128 plusoc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusAudio 128 plusoc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusCDLM 128 plusoc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusTheme 128 plusoc.inf

Install Sonic DVD and CD Burning (Need sonic.cab):

rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection SonicDVDandCDBurning 128 sonic.inf
Note: After executing command, it will open new dialog window and ask you to navigate/browse to where you placed mediactr.cab, sonic.cab, and plus.cab. Follow and do it.

4) update your MCE 2005 to UR2 (Update Rollup 2). Download it from Microsoft Download Center for free (also with other higher MCE updates if available).

NOTE:
1.Please open full Video and Audio acceleration in Windows Server 2003
Create a folder named "ehome" if it doesnt exist on Server 2003. Copy "CUSTSAT.dll" to it.
2.this way also can be applied to Windows XP/2003 x64 Edition, Both “Installed” must be string values
3.if you have MCE remote control,MCE remote keyboard U can use Drives for XP in Windows Server 2003.
4.Can not install MCE upgrades in Windows Server 2003 because the OS is not WinXP,and there're some other problems by this cause.
5.Can not install Update Rollup 2 for MCE2005 when "Installed" is string value.so when you use XP VOL, you can expand "WindowsXPMediaCenter2005-KB900325-XXX.exe",and install upgrades listed in "paths.ini" manual.

Thanks to neo.JoeJoe

- Download Xp to Xp MCE 2005 OS transformation package (no need to reinstall the OS), guide included:
Name : Convert_Xp_to_Xp_MCE_2005.zip
Size : 165 Mb
http://depositfiles....files/e36w3x9ja

After you have converted Xp to Xp MCE 2005, then please download and install:

- Download Update Rollup 2 for MCE 2005 KB900325 :

http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

- Download April 2006 Update Rollup KB914548 : http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

- Download Vista Skin for Xp MCE 2005:
File Name: Vista Skin For Xp MCE 2005.zip
Size: 9,73 Mb
http://www.4shared.c...p_MCE_2005.html

Updated MCE version + skin:

- Download update Rollup October 2006 KB925766 : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925766

and some other latest updates. Note: Again They are not included in SP3 for Xp, you have to download and install them all manually.

- Download Vista Skin For Xp MCE 2005 (Build 5.1.2715.3011):

File Name: Vista Skin For Xp MCE 2005 (Build 5.1.2715.3011).zip
Size: 9,73 Mb
http://www.4shared.c...127153011_.html

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SPECIAL VISTA PACK FOR XP TABLET PC 2005 APPLICATIONS:

This special pack is to change some Xp Tablet PC 2005 Applications (Tablet PC Input Panel/TIP, Journal, Inkball, Sticky Notes) look like the ones in Vista Ultimate/Premium/Enterprise (or even maybe on Windows 7) "little" xD. Working on original Windows Xp Tablet PC 2005 and the "converted versions" of it (e.g Xp Pro/Home which have been "converted" yet to Tablet PC 2005 OS) all. Btw you can also get "vistaized" Inkball game and Sticky Notes working fine "portably" on Xp Pro/Non tablet PC only by installing Windows Journal Viewer and .Net framework 1.1. If you don't have Xp Tablet PC 2005 OS but still want some of its components on Xp Pro/Home by default (just like Windows Vista/Seven) Google it or you can read my threads (Wincert and WinMatrix) about how to easily convert Xp Pro/Home/MCE to Tablet PC 2005 or have some components of it etc: http://www.wincert.n...?showtopic=5023 and you can also do the same with MCE 2005 on Xp Pro/Home/Tablet PC (Windows Media Center): http://www.wincert.n...?showtopic=5602

Yeah, the versions of above Tablet PC applications in Vista only have little different GUIs, especially icon (and toolbar on Journal). So you can change/replace them for having the same icons with Vista's ones. This pack even will add some additional components which are some Vista-like Tablet PC control panel applets (Vista Tablet PC and Pen applets) on Xp control panel, yeah just really like Vista xD (as well as my Tablet PC Input Panel Installer for Xp Pro, Home, MCE etc on Wincert and WinMatrix forums). Completely with guide (included) for more info...:

- Download Vista Pack for Xp Tablet PC 2005 Applications:

Name: Vista Pack for Xp Tablet PC Applications.zip
Size: only 2,38 Mb
MD5 check: 1ee15a35a8397b36ded9ba6c0a420f0e

http://www.4shared.c...plications.html

OK, That's all. Enjoy and Cya! :rolleyes:...and Long live Xp! :thumbsup_anim:

- Microsoft TouchPack for Windows 7 OEM (Tablet PC) and Multitouch Features:
While there's TouchPack for Windows 7 (Tablet PC), actually XP Tablet PC users can still get Touchpack for XP (with different apps and games though). Just download here for free (MUI and English):
http://www.4shared.c...ck_UMPC_Xp.html and http://www.4shared.c...__English_.html (only for Xp Tablet PC 2005). Note: Non tablet PC XP users may also get some features of it: http://www.winmatrix...-windows-7-mat/ and http://www.winmatrix...ant-black-skin/ also http://www.winmatrix...p-pro-home-mce/ (: Tablet PC features on XP Pro/Home). Moreover Xp and Vista Tablet PC users can still get Multitouch drivers for their device from some OEM manufacturer (like Dell, just google e.g Here) while the feature is already built in Windows 7.

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Recommendation:
Again, if you only want to get working MCE and/or Tablet PC applications on your Xp Pro/Home/MCE (for tablet apps)/Tablet PC (for MCE app)/Server 2003 especially for "Windows customization and standard usability purposes" e.g make it like Vista etc, then it might be enough to install them using my instant Windows Media Center and Tablet PC installers etc. But if you really want to build a real Media Center PC or install it on real Tablet PC with all equipments, then it might be better (recommended) to get original Xp MCE 2005 or Tablet PC 2005 (legal or...lol) or at least you can also convert your current Xp/2003 OSes to Xp MCE 2005 and/or Tablet PC 2005 (or even both) using above ways as recommended. Especially since they might have been intentionally designed and optimized for the purpose by MS (e.g some settings, basic drivers, etc). Please consider about the advantages and disadvantages, pros and cons, before doing the job. You can still use the same skin/GUI on them using e.g My Vista Skin for Xp MCE 2005 or Vista Pack for Xp Tablet PC 2005 applications to make the apps like the ones in Vista / Windows 7, get them here or from my other related threads. Anyway good luck and long live Xp.

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Xp OS Transformation Packs:

- Download: Convert Xp Pro, Home to Xp MCE 2005 Pack without clean install:
http://depositfiles....files/e36w3x9ja

Vista Skin for Xp MCE 2005 (Windows Media Center):
http://www.4shared.c...127153011_.html
http://www.4shared.c...p_MCE_2005.html

- Download: Convert Xp Pro, Home, MCE to Xp Tablet PC 2005 Pack without clean install:
http://depositfiles....files/173n1c4m1

- Special/Recommended Stuffs For XP Tablet PC 2005 Users: Download tip.exe and floattip.exe + some TIP tweaks (Btw it was also included in TIP installer for XP Pro/Home/MCE/2003):

Since we can't create shortcut to launch Tablet PC Input Panel (TIP) directly other than the standard icon on taskbar (maybe there's some hidden parameter to launch it, but i don't know so far), In Vista we can launch TIP by just clicking the shortcut on start menu (this is available in my TIP installer for XP Pro and Home). For Xp Tablet PC 2005 users alternatively you can double click tip.exe or the shortcut of it to launch TIP. Also sometimes Xp Tablet PC users can't always find floating icon i.e when launching Notepad with TIP (maybe depending on brand/hardwares/some drivers etc), then you can use floattip.exe to fix/show the floating TIP icon always. Small size and very useful.

Download: http://www.4shared.c...et_PC_2005.html

Vista Pack for Xp Tablet PC 2005 (Vistaized Tablet PC Applications UI: Journal, Inkball etc):
http://www.4shared.c...plications.html

Long live Xp and cya!... :D

-> Please continue to read My Post #3 below for more info and so on...

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 03:53 PM

nc one bro you'l making me install xp again to bad i tested windows longhorn again and i reformat my xp

thanks for posting the mip ported

i like windows xp tabletpc input panel then vista tabtip appearance

Edited by jdd, 04 December 2008 - 03:55 PM.


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Posted 04 December 2008 - 04:47 PM

nc one bro you'l making me install xp again to bad i tested windows longhorn again and i reformat my xp

thanks for posting the mip ported

i like windows xp tabletpc input panel then vista tabtip appearance


Lol thx Bro always wish U luck :D BTW, Have U tried to patch Windows Seven Sticky Notes/Journal n the Games? Can't also wait for them :evil:

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ADDED ONES: ... :D

Additional MCE and Tablet PC Stuffs for Xp :

It reminds me about MSFN/Rafael "Xp Ultimate" project several years ago :P ...although it's been "officially" removed on their sites, but you can still find and download some torrents of it though...). However you can still create your own "Xp Ultimate yourself", more customizable by converting Xp Pro/Home to either or both Xp MCE 2005 and Xp Tablet PC 2005 (OSes). Since they are supersets of Xp Pro with add ons (still based on same code base), hopefully there's no compatibility issue (exception maybe some OEM or unsigned drivers and settings though i.e Tablet PC 2005 basic driver is not compatible with my Toshiba Notebook OEM Battery driver, btw based on my own experience) and don't worry, there's no Xp Pro/Home feature removed.
Here is the simple way without need to reinstall/reformat the OS (you may need some tools that can be downloaded/googled below). Anyway Good luck:

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- Convert Xp Pro/Home/MCE 2005 to Xp Tablet PC 2005 OS without reinstalling the OS:
If you really want to convert Xp to real Xp Tablet PC 2005 OS without reinstalling/reformatting the OS (it will be recognized as original MCE 2005 by MS and updated!).
Useful i.e you have Tablet PC with Vista installed but still want to: dual boot it with Xp but you only have original Xp Pro. Just convert it to Xp Tablet PC for free.

1) Install:
-Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0
-Install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0.3705 and It's SP3.
-Copy "Copy2Gac.exe" to "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705"
-Install Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 and its SP1.

2) Navigate : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA and create a key named TabletPC now add a string value named "Installed" and set as 1
Or directly double click "TabletPC.reg" to merge it into registry->Optional though to finally convert the OS to Xp Tablet PC 2005 as you can see the System Properties changed.
But finally the system will still be Tablet PC 2005 OS after some MS updates and boots though.

Install Tablet PC 2005 U can replace below commands for MCE later or add both MCE+TPC with these commands

Get tabletpc.inf (included) .copy to C:\windows\inf\ ; then Run following commands to install Tablet PC components:

Open Command Prompt (Run -> Type "CMD" without Quotes) or directly double click"TABLETPC.cmd" to run the Tablet PC commands (included).
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection TPG 128 tabletpc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection System 128 tabletpc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection OOBE 128 tabletpc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection Notebook 128 tabletpc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection StickyNotes 128 tabletpc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection AllShortcuts 128 tabletpc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection SRInstall 128 tabletpc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection AllReg 128 tabletpc.inf

C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705\Copy2Gac.exe /i /a /p:"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\1.7\"
Note: After executing command, it will open new dialog window and ask you to navigate/browse to where you placed TabletPC.cab. Follow and do it.

To make Tablet PC Input Panel etc working/updated, just download and reinstall SP2/SP3 on Xp. Done.

- Download Xp to Xp Tablet PC 2005 OS transformation package (no need to reinstall the OS), guide included:
Name : Convert_Xp_to_Xp_Tablet_PC_2005.zip
Size : 71 Mb
MD5 :24fa6c9fb208ba60c81eb8f30fff6f43

http://www.hr-host.c...let_PC_2005.zip

After that, please download and/or reinstall SP2 or SP3 for Xp (SP3 is recommended since it's the last one) (i.e to fix/update Tablet PC Input Panel version etc) or using Windows Update.

Xp SP2: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=049C9DBE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en

Xp SP3:
http://www.microsoft.com/DownLoads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5b33b5a8-5e76-401f-be08-1e1555d4f3d4&displaylang=en

The process is not reversible/uninstallable though...

Download Vista / Windows 7 Icons for TIP, Journal, Sticky Notes, Inkball (XP Tablet PC Applications):
http://www.4shared.c...icky_Notes.html


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- Convert Xp Pro/Home/Tablet PC to Xp MCE 2005 without reinstalling the OS:
If you really want to convert Xp to real Xp MCE 2005 OS without reinstalling/reformatting the OS (it will be recognized as original MCE 2005 by MS and updated!)

Some files already included in the package (mediactr.cab, inf so on). You can download my package below

(1.)Install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0
Install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0.3705 and It's SP3.
Copy "Copy2Gac.exe" to "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705" (Optional)
Install Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 and its SP1.
Install WMP 10 or 11 and Supported MCE DVD Decoder such as ones from NVIDIA, Sonic, or WinDVD.

(2.)modify MCE registry
Open regedit.exe, goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA,
create key named “MediaCenter”. Create DWORD Value named “Installed” in key and valued “1”.

“Installed” value in “MediaCenter” of XP (VLK Ver) OS must be String Value but DWORD value. And “Installed” value in “MediaCenter” key in all server 2003 OS must be string values. Because there are no WinXP MCE VLK and Win 2003 MCE versions. You can’t login if these values are DWORD!

If there is “Installed” valued “0” in “MediaCenter” in your Windows XP, you can not modify it in current OS.
You must use “load HIVE” function in other OS like this: Click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
From the File menu, choose Load Hive,
Navigate to the registry location on your OS such as c:\windows\system32\config\system,name it “temp”.
after you modified the value to “1”,click temp,choose “unload HIVE” to save it.
You can also use Bart PE bootable disc or my fave: ERD Commander 2005 CD (google them)

(3.)install Media Center
Get medctroc.inf, plusoc.inf, sonic.inf (all included) .copy them to C:\windows\inf\ ; then Run following commands to install Media Center

Open Command Prompt (Run -> Type "CMD" without Quotes) or directly double click"MCE.cmd" to run the MCE commands (included).

Install Media Center (Need MEDIACTR.CAB):

rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection Freestyle 128 medctroc.inf

Install Windows Digital Media Enhancement (Need plus.cab):

rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusGold 128 plusoc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusSpac 128 plusoc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusDavn 128 plusoc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusNatr 128 plusoc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusMpix 128 plusoc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusDancer 128 plusoc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusParty 128 plusoc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusAudio 128 plusoc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusCDLM 128 plusoc.inf
rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusTheme 128 plusoc.inf

Install Sonic DVD and CD Burning (Need sonic.cab):

rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection SonicDVDandCDBurning 128 sonic.inf
Note: After executing command, it will open new dialog window and ask you to navigate/browse to where you placed mediactr.cab, sonic.cab, and plus.cab. Follow and do it.

4) update your MCE 2005 to UR2 (Update Rollup 2). Download it from Microsoft Download Center for free (also with other higher MCE updates if available).

NOTE:
1.Please open full Video and Audio acceleration in Windows Server 2003
Create a folder named "ehome" if it doesnt exist on Server 2003. Copy "CUSTSAT.dll" to it.
2.this way also can be applied to Windows XP/2003 x64 Edition, Both “Installed” must be string values
3.if you have MCE remote control,MCE remote keyboard U can use Drives for XP in Windows Server 2003.
4.Can not install MCE upgrades in Windows Server 2003 because the OS is not WinXP,and there're some other problems by this cause.
5.Can not install Update Rollup 2 for MCE2005 when "Installed" is string value.so when you use XP VOL, you can expand "WindowsXPMediaCenter2005-KB900325-XXX.exe",and install upgrades listed in "paths.ini" manual.

Thanks to neo.JoeJoe

- Download Xp to Xp MCE 2005 OS transformation package (no need to reinstall the OS), guide included:
Name : Convert_Xp_to_Xp_MCE_2005.zip
Size : 165 Mb
MD5 :92c24a535857516fc10ecdf513b86dea

http://www.hr-host.c...Xp_MCE_2005.zip

After you have converted Xp to Xp MCE 2005, then please download and install:

- Download Update Rollup 2 for MCE 2005 KB900325 :

http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

- Download April 2006 Update Rollup KB914548 : http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

- Download Vista Skin for Xp MCE 2005:
File Name: Vista Skin For Xp MCE 2005.zip
MD5: 4c8233a128ed5220548852ccc92b1821
Size: 9,73 Mb
http://www.hr-host.c...Xp_MCE_2005.zip

Updated MCE version + skin:

- Download update Rollup October 2006 KB925766 : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925766

and some other latest updates. Note: Again They are not included in SP3 for Xp, you have to download and install them all manually.

- Download Vista Skin For Xp MCE 2005 (Build 5.1.2715.3011):

File Name: Vista Skin For Xp MCE 2005 (Build 5.1.2715.3011).zip
Size: 9,73 Mb
MD 5: c70dd446bd4eed909378abe450a61f0b

http://www.hr-host.c....2715.3011).zip

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BONUS: Just Added Some Tools for Windows Explorer to The Thread Here:

Some Free-Powerful Shell Extensions for Windows XP Explorer


(Recommended for XP - work on other OSes like 2003, Vista, or Windows 7 too)


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You can also visit my original thread on Deviantart for more info, updates, etc here (Windows All):
http://amirsyahrani....Tools-142913425

1. XP / 2003 Only: Enable XP / Common Visual Style on Some Controls of Loaded Shell Extensions For Free - An Important feature for Windows XP shell customization...

(Especially 3rd parties) - in shell extensions or activex objects (e.g toolbar button / BHO, explorer bar, context menu items etc) in Windows Explorer, note must support / have InitCommonControls function, with link to comctl32 version 6 in XP/Vista or higher, and so on).

For more info please see some documentations about it on MSDN: e.g http://msdn.microsof...695(VS.85).aspx and http://msdn.microsof...y/ms997646.aspx

(Look, if you have Vista / WIndows 7 then you will notice that Vista / 7 has already improved/enabled the feature natively, by default. You would also get the feature by installing Window Blinds on XP, but it's not free though...).

To get the visual feature on XP and 2003 as default (M$ didn't do it for "some political reason" lol), on any shell extensions (especially 3rd party, if supported) visually without installing or patching any file, especially when on non-classic theme, just simply put / copy the explorer.exe.manifest (external manifest file) to Windows Directory to enable the feature without tampering explorer.exe itself or any system file (just take advantage of its "hidden" native feature instead). Easy to do that, without any special skill or "hacking" and programming language at all, lol that's it. It's safe and not harmful at all, would make XP shell looks better. You can safely delete it easily anytime if you dont want it anymore. Useful for both dev and user. Very small size (download explorer.exe.manifest for only less than 1 KB lol!)

For Example:

A. Before applying manifest (oldy):
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B. After applying manifest (better look):
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Download it Here (With Guide & Batch Files etc):
(and just put it on Windows Directory (%Windir% or C:\Windows, then restart Explorer/Windows to see the changes)

http://www.4shared.c..._Extension.html

Or Just Download explorer.exe.manifest file only:
http://www.4shared.c...xplorerexe.html

Alternatively you can also copy this code and save it as .manifest file named "explorer.exe.manifest" using Notepad:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<assembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" 
manifestVersion="1.0">
<assemblyIdentity
    version="1.0.0.0"
    processorArchitecture="X86"
    name="CompanyName.ProductName.YourApp"
    type="win32"
/>
<description>Your application description here.</description>
<dependency>
<dependentAssembly>
        <assemblyIdentity
            type="win32"
            name="Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls"
            version="6.0.0.0"
            processorArchitecture="X86"
            publicKeyToken="6595b64144ccf1df"
            language="*"
        />
    </dependentAssembly>
</dependency>
</assembly>

You can also use it with any "MyApp" app with myapp.exe executable file for similar purpose as well (if supported, with above requirements e.g has link to comctl32 and so on), just rename it myapp.exe.manifest (following the executable name) and put it as external file in the same directory e.g in MyApp folder).

To get the same result on control panel extension/applets (.cpl), since .cpl is actually a dll that is running by using rundll32.exe, then just use same manifest file (renamed to "rundll32.exe.manifest") and copy it to C:\Windows\system32. You may need to restart Windows (or the service) before the change appears.

Download (complete): http://www.4shared.c..._Extension.html
Or download rundll32.exe.manifest file only: http://www.4shared.c...undll32exe.html


2. "New Folder" Button in XP Explorer Toolbar / Command Bar (just like Windows 7):

Actually Windows XP already has its own "Make a new folder" button too, to create a new folder in Windows Explorer (it's located in XP Webview Panel/Common Task Pane, see screenshot: http://img243.images...folderbutt.jpg/ ), but yeah some people would love it's on the explorer toolbar as well as Open/Save dialog box (and just like Windows 7 RTM Explorer now). Hopefully useful for you...

Since Baxbex new folder offered only old Windows 98 style icon (not matching with new XP visual style) see: http://www.baxbex.co...xnewfolder.html , then you can just download this free add on for new folder button in XP Explorer Toolbar (my created-skinned/reshacked bxnewfolder with Vista / 7 style icon etc) + using hotkey and floating dialog box, + external manifest file (explorer.exe.manifest) to enable XP / Visual style on some controls as above. Fully functional and working as well. See online screenshots: http://img263.images...oninxpexpl.jpg/ and http://img263.images...dialogboxa.jpg/

-> Screenshots of "New Folder" button on XP Explorer Toolbar:
(Sorry can't display more larger images here for some technical reason):

A. Vista / 7 style icon new folder on XP Toolbar:

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B. Creating new folder on XP Explorer:

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C. Creating new folder dialog box - useful and cleaner UI with XP / Vista visual style:
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Download it Here:

http://www.4shared.c...er_Toolbar.html

Hopefully still useful especially for XP users here (works on 98, ME, 2000, XP, 2003..., while it has only dialog box and hotkey on Vista and 7 though). By the way, since this one is just using the same library from baxbex new folder (it's freeware, all credits and thanks to Baxbex), and most people had complaint about that they were not able to reshack the app using Resource Hacker / any res editor to change the original "old" Windows 98 style icon etc in the bx toolbar, actually it's because the file (activeX dll) was encrypted and compressed (packed) with 3rd party PE compressor (e.g UPX, Execryptor...), after checking it by PEid then i found it that was Aspack 2.12 and then decided to unpack it, (note: not all app binaries can work properly after they are unpacked, so it's also necessary to dissassembly, dump and rebuild the PE headers, some fixes and rechecks etc) until the dll was registered fine, finally the little work was kinda like reverse engineering rather than just reshacking lol. And since it was unpacked (uncompressed), the size become little bigger of course lol although there's no problem with it, anyway i wish they would also update the app in near future, soon...

Updated: If you already have standard/original Baxbex New Folder application installed: http://www.baxbex.com/ , then you can also just download this smaller patch only to get Vista style icon (would also give the similar result): http://www.4shared.c...atch_Only_.html


3. FolderBox for Windows Explorer (Unpacked too/Skinned/skinnable):

A free application that displays additional folders (window) in the lower part of Windows Explorer, displays the contents of two folders or more, useful and cool (with Windows 98 icons though). So i just changed some few UI features of it (unpacked and res-edited like BxNewFolder above, "fixed" text, enabled "dead" icons and so on...). a free application that displays additional folders (window) in the lower part of Windows Explorer, displays the contents of two folders or more, very useful. Since it's already unpacked, you may customize the icons yourself if you want later, by using any capable delphi res editor e.g PE Explorer. At least it's still better than original look imo, + also enabled (some) XP visual common controls as said above, works well on Vista and Windows 7 as well as Windows XP:

Screenshot:
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Edit/Updated: Beside the standard one, i've just added FolderBox with Vista Icons (on its toolbar - see screenshots), sorry just got them for free (free Vista toolbar icons, 100% legal). Just like the standard one, FolderBox with Vista icons will work well on all Windows versions: 98, ME, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, and Windows 7 without any problem so far:

Screenshot of FolderBox (with Vista icons) on XP and Windows 7:
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Download it here:

http://www.4shared.c...ed-Skinned.html

Again this FolderBox version works on Windows all: 98, ME, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7...all credits to Baxbex for the free original apps (just skinned them).

Updated: If you already have standard/original Baxbex FolderBox application installed: http://www.baxbex.com/ , then you can also just download this smaller patch only to get Vista style icons (would also give the similar result): http://www.4shared.c...atch_Only_.html


4. Another Useful File Viewer for XP Explorer With Preview Pane (just like Vista / Windows 7 feature):

Preview any file on Windows Explorer (text, documents, images, multimedia audio-video, compressed binaries etc) without using the default application, easy and faster:

Screenshot:
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Updated: it's already included a patch to get Vista style icons too (optional) now, in the same download package below:

Download it here:

http://www.4shared.c...s_Explorer.html

OS: Windows XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7...(Windows All).

You can also please visit my thread here for more options etc:
http://www.winmatrix...ew-pane-for-xp/


- Added Here: Some other free "special" shell extension-based tools/apps that might be useful for you (file viewers and metadata properties tools etc) here:

Download links:

- EXIF tooltip & tag editor on context menu :
http://www.4shared.c...Windows_Xp.html

- Multimedia tooltip & tag editor on context menu (album art + metadata editor etc) :
http://www.4shared.c...r_Explorer.html

- Thumbnail for text files on Windows Explorer :
http://www.4shared.c..._explorer_.html

- Vista Explorer preview pane for XP (File viewer-Complete) :
http://www.4shared.c...ane_for_Xp.html

- MacOSX/Leopard-style Coverflow (AKA Quicklook) for Windows Explorer (directory, file content, & thumbnail viewer etc):
Explorer Coverflow for Windows by Vemod - aqua-soft.org (full credits to him) :
http://www.aqua-soft...showtopic=52376 Edit: there are still "afew issues" with Vista/7 though, also seems it's not quite stable on XP. Anyhow it's still free and working, and seems the app itself is still under development/being developed...(thanks to my friend Kyosan for the info btw).


Note: XP/2003: You need administrator rights to install the shell extensions. Vista/Windows 7: Make sure you always install/register/run "as administrator" (self explanatory)...


Again good luck and long live Xp! Cya :) (need vacation now hehe)

Edited by AMIRZ, 17 November 2009 - 10:27 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2008 - 05:10 AM

Lol thx Bro always wish U luck :D BTW, Have U tried to patch Windows Seven Sticky Notes/Journal n the Games? Can't also wait for them :evil:

i dont have windows 7 m3 cuz i formated it with longhorn

sticky note dosent work i try it on vista (i think )

and the games nothing different
and the journal i dont try it

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 04:58 PM

i dont have windows 7 m3 cuz i formated it with longhorn

sticky note dosent work i try it on vista (i think )

and the games nothing different
and the journal i dont try it


Lol so you have replaced it with Longhorn? Btw do you know which cool apps/feature from Longhorn Bro? Have you tried to run it/them in Xp/Vista :g: Where did you download/get Longhorn ISO (what build)? from FTP server? :D

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 02:01 AM

Lol so you have replaced it with Longhorn? Btw do you know which cool apps/feature from Longhorn Bro? Have you tried to run it/them in Xp/Vista :g: Where did you download/get Longhorn ISO (what build)? from FTP server? :D

you will see all here http://en.wikipedia....f_Windows_Vista

I love the style of longhorn (and also im a windows beta lover) love to keep beta builds of windows
(windows longhorn is abandon ware so its free to share)

cool apps ? its hoolie http://www.stoyanoff...es/hoolie-demo/ and also the sidebar of longhorn

where to download ?
search it on google you will find many download of longhorn 4074

Edited by jdd, 09 December 2008 - 02:05 AM.


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Posted 10 December 2008 - 05:02 PM

:D Thx alot Bro for ur info btw the hoolie seems cool, Longhorn FTW


Anyhow Xp is still my girl 4ever :wub_anim:

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:18 AM

This is very cool, thanks for the efforts! I am having a little trouble with the Tablet PC Input Panel on XP Pro though and I was wondering whether someone could help. When I write text in the "Writing Pad" or "Character Pad", my handwriting is correctly recognize (with the Recognizer Pack, even recognition of Japanese Character works), but as soon as I click on "Insert", the text disappears and is NOT inserted into Notepad. When I use the On-Screen Keyboard, on the other hand, the keys I enter correctly appear in Notepad. Any hints?

I have:
  • Windows XP Pro SP3 (German)
  • Tablet PC Input Panel) Version 1.7.2600.2180
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 Recognizer Pack
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition Software Development Kit
  • Windows Journal Viewer 1.5
  • Wacom Graphire ET-0405-R Tablet
  • Microsoft .NET Runtimes 1.0.3705, 1.1.4322, 2.0.50727, 3.0 and 3.5

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:44 AM

[..], but as soon as I click on "Insert", the text disappears and is NOT inserted into Notepad.


This appears to be a common problem. I finally found the solution: The culprit was the .NET Framework. Even though the correct versions (1.0.3705 and 1.1.4322) were pre-installed on my Windows XP Pro, something is not quite right with them. I followed the advice from RAY_WOO on winmatrix.com (post #35) and used the "DotNet Clean Tool" to remove all .NET frameworks, also removed TIP, and then installed all the frameworks one by one (.NET 1.0, .NET 1.0 SP3, .NET 1.1, .NET 1.1 SP1). Finally, I re-installed TIP and the Recognizer Pack and everything worked.

Edited by danielsan, 22 July 2010 - 11:47 AM.


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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:53 AM

By the way, before you delete all the .NET frameworks, go to C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework and write down which versions were installed (the folder names starting with "v", for example v1.0.3705). Some applications will stop working after .NET is deinstalled and you'll probabably have to reinstall most .NET versions.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 01:55 PM

4shared links doesn't work :(

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 03:24 PM

Bump* convert XPpro to XPtablet

"Note: After executing command, it will open new dialog window and ask you to navigate/browse to where you placed TabletPC.cab. Follow and do it."

the dialog window doesn't ask for the tabletPC.cab file but starts off asking for tbgwlnot.dll witch is in the tabletPC.cab file.

i ran the Tablet PC.reg
then Tabletpc.cmd

the CMD only runs - "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705\" (1 file copied) (first half of - C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705\Copy2Gac.exe /i /a /p:"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\1.7\"
witch i noticed was not mentioned in the read me file as posted on this forum.) and also "start / wait rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection TPG 128 tabletpc.inf" along with the dialog box asking for the first dill file, tbgwlnot.dll

if i cancel, it will run the next command - "rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection System 128 tabletpc.inf
then "rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection OOBE 128 tabletpc.inf" and so on; dialog box not finding the files located in the cab file

idk im way tired and im gong to bed. bet im just a idiot and when i get a reply ill be like 'duh :shifty:

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 02:48 AM

Bump* convert XPpro to XPtablet

"Note: After executing command, it will open new dialog window and ask you to navigate/browse to where you placed TabletPC.cab. Follow and do it."

the dialog window doesn't ask for the tabletPC.cab file but starts off asking for tbgwlnot.dll witch is in the tabletPC.cab file.

i ran the Tablet PC.reg
then Tabletpc.cmd

the CMD only runs - "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705\" (1 file copied) (first half of - C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705\Copy2Gac.exe /i /a /p:"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\1.7\"
witch i noticed was not mentioned in the read me file as posted on this forum.) and also "start / wait rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection TPG 128 tabletpc.inf" along with the dialog box asking for the first dill file, tbgwlnot.dll

if i cancel, it will run the next command - "rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection System 128 tabletpc.inf
then "rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection OOBE 128 tabletpc.inf" and so on; dialog box not finding the files located in the cab file

idk im way tired and im gong to bed. bet im just a idiot and when i get a reply ill be like 'duh :shifty:



ok get this. the last line in the command was not missing but i must have cut it on accident cos when i went to close the read me file it asked if i wanted to save changes

ok so this time i didnt run the tabletpc.cmd file but i pasted the commands into the cmd and then this time of course one dialog box didnt come up one at a time but 6 asking for files located in the tabletpc.cab which file cannot be detect as a visible option except for the LAST dialog asking for the tabletpc.cab file. sheesh

tpgwlnot.dll
tabsys.cab
nbtute.hta
inkseg.dll
stikynot.exe
and finely tabletpc.cab

so i select ok for the last dialog box asking for the tabletpc.cab file and it processes but still i need the other files i see are inside the tablet .cab. so am i extracting them out and placing them in some folder so that they can be searched for threw the dialog boxes or what?

i fear that if i extract the 5 other files form tabletpc.cab then i will get an endless pit of dialog boxes asking for more files that are all in the tabletpc.cab file. so am i just extracting its contents into a tabletpc folder so all needed files can be found?

Edited by Dead Alien, 23 November 2011 - 03:24 AM.


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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:45 AM

My TIP on my x200 Thinkpad tablet is not working. Can I use this download to repair or replace it? Any special instructions to follow?




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