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RickSteele

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About RickSteele

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    Wanderer
  • Birthday 10/14/52

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    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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    Astronomy, Pedal Road Bike riding, Computer Hardware
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    Windows 8 x64
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    Canada
  1. Thanks very much for the updates ricktendo-awesome!
  2. Thanks rick', I've copied your js file and saved it. Be a while, but, I will use it once I have everything sorted out and try my own custom reader install.
  3. I've noticed that all customization interests in any and all forums that I have visited for Office 15 deal only with the VL msi editions. I wanted a retail Office 2013 Home and Business, but, M$ in their infinite genius only delivers it and all retail versions with Click-to-Run. I can't count the ways I hate C2R, however, I believe M$ will persist in making it the defacto standard for installing retail versions of post Office 2010. It was the sole reason I did not perchase Office 15. I have a nice msp created with OCT for 2010 and the only way to customize retail Office 15 is to modify each and every xml file in the relative directories in the downloaded/saved files....I think-never tried it...yet. So, was wandering if anyone has tried to customize the C2R installs and how they fared.
  4. I was just wandering if you might know what in the "Lite" version breaks the msp update function. Also, as a side note; Windows 7 no problem, but, 8.1 the HideMenuItems.js errors out as copied from Aaron Parker's site with line and character errors-no idea why because it used to work perfectly in my custom Reader install for Windows 7. The XI wizard (must have the 11003 version msi downloadable from Adobe's FTP site-extract the executable) does not retain all set values in the mst; for example, the installation still creates desktop and start menu shortcuts when disabled/removed in the wizard. Anyways, just some experiences so far........
  5. Adobe Reader XI 11.0.09 is out.
  6. Say rick' I'm just wandering if there is a way to force an update msp install to reader lite. Thanks
  7. OK, thanks Rick'; excellent program!
  8. Hey Rick' I noticed using your silent slim .NET4.5 installer none of the updates are listed for uninstall. I searched the registry and found references to the KB's, but, am still unclear on how to uninstall those that become superseeded. Can you please help me on this?
  9. Does the VCRedist_AIO_x86_x64 installer uninstall all first before executing? Thanks ricktendo64
  10. KB929828 fixed it, add the following to the unattend you use during sysprep immediately below your copy profile entry, but, as the KB states, don't forget to remove this entry afterwards: (it seems this relates to M$ licensing/activation issues-present even when just preparing, but, not installing an image...go figure.) <settings pass="generalize"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.micro...nfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/20...Schema-instance"> <SkipRearm>1</SkipRearm> </component> </settings> This was the fourth or fifth time I loaded this image into sysprep to tweak a few things here and there, and to correct some errors I had made in group policy editor; nothing major, but, it seems three is the magic number afterwhich you either apply this workaround or rebuild the image from scratch. The following is the spartan unattend I use to sysprep: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend"> <settings pass="specialize"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.micro...nfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/20...Schema-instance"> <CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile> </component> </settings> </unattend> and looks like this to prevent the fatal error: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend"> <settings pass="specialize"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile> </component> </settings> <settings pass="generalize"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <SkipRearm>1</SkipRearm> </component> </settings> </unattend> I delete this xml from the image when I prepare for install with all updates, drivers integrated and use a much more elaborate answer file in the root of the setup folder.
  11. Hey ricktendo64, Major concern...googled to no avail, so, thought I would try to pick your brain. I keep getting fatal error when finnalizing sys prep; it worked fine on this image now, without rhyme or reason, it won't finnalize. I attached the sysprep logs from both the Panther and IE folders...any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated. ThanksSysprepFailure.7z I may have found a solution: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929828 I'm going to include the entry from this KB in the unattend file for copy profile in the sysprep folder and try it-I'll report back.
  12. Strange, I used the front GUI for both and set the preferences to associate all with WMP 12-x86 and x64-plus clicked "shark recommended settings". All went well. Perhaps it's because I don't load Windows Media Center-find no need for it anymore.
  13. @ Ricktendo64 Go here: http://shark007.net/ and download/install his codec solutions. I've just completed a sysprep with both his (x86 and x64) solutions preinstalled without issue. They are really good...can play anything in either WMP or Windows Media Center-which I disable.
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