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    Legolash2o got a reaction from compstuff in WinToolkit 1.4.0.x -- General Impressions   
    Thanks for the feedback and suggestions, very much appreciated. You will noticed i have edited your original posts with feedback. Feel free to dispute what I've put, but please don't edit your original posts after I've edited them.
    You will also notice i've released v26 so you can view what has been changed.
    EDIT: I've also merged all of your posts, but don't worry about it
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from klotz in Language Pack Converter   
    The Language Pack Converter tool converts your langauge packs from the .EXE form to the .CAB form so you can use them to integrate into your Windows image, using either the All-In-One Tool or another program from a different developer.

    Step 1: Add the Langauge Pack(s)
    Click the Add button, browse for your language packs.exe
    Step 2: Starting the process
    Press the Start button and select the folder you want the .cab to go
    Step 3: Wait
    Items that go Green mean they have converted successfully, that's pretty much it.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from theSLug in [Solved] LANG.INI problem in boot.wim   
    Glad it's now working. If you're wondering what i changed i will explain below.
    BEFORE
    --------------------------
    Win Toolkit would check the wim information to determine if there was image #2 ([1].xml) but sometimes it could not get the information or at least get it correctly, so then it would mount #1 even if #2 existed.
    AFTER
    -------------------------
    It no longer tries to get the information before hand and just attempts to mount #2 regardless if that information is there or not, only if that fails it will try and mount #1.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from dareckibmw in Win Toolkit featured on Softexia   
    Just an update Win Toolkit has been downloaded 100,000 times using 100GB worth of data lol!
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from Flash666 in Language Pack Converter   
    The Language Pack Converter tool converts your langauge packs from the .EXE form to the .CAB form so you can use them to integrate into your Windows image, using either the All-In-One Tool or another program from a different developer.

    Step 1: Add the Langauge Pack(s)
    Click the Add button, browse for your language packs.exe
    Step 2: Starting the process
    Press the Start button and select the folder you want the .cab to go
    Step 3: Wait
    Items that go Green mean they have converted successfully, that's pretty much it.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from Pommern Power in All-In-One Disk Creator   
    The 'All-In-One Disk Creator' lets you create all in one disks, so for example you can have Windows 7 SP1 x86 and Windows 7 SP1 x64 in disk, you could further include Vista or 2008 server if you wished.

    Step 1: Select your first image.
    Press the 'Browse' button and select your first install.wim, you should then see all the images get lists
    Step 2: Select your second image
    Press the 'Browse' button again and select your second image, you should now see even more images added.
    Optional 1: Add more images
    You can keep hitting browse and add more and more images until your ready.
    Optional 2: Delete the images you dont want!
    Step 3: Press Create
    W7T will then merge all of the images together, it will also try the best it can to resolve name conflicts however you may have to use the 'Edit' button and change some names to that NONE of them are the same, don't worry about descriptions, they won't conflict.
    WARNING: It is really important that none of the images have the same name, W7T will try for example add 'x64' or 'x86' to the names of the images to remove conflicts, however sometimes this is not enough.
    Optional: Rebuild
    You can choose to rebuild your newly created image so that it can produce a smaller ISO.
    Optional: ISO Maker
    Self-explanatory, make a new ISO with your new creation.
    Options

    Unlock All Editions

    Usually an image is locked to one edition i.e. Ultimate, so when it comes to install you don't have the option of choosing. Unlocking them will ask you which version of Windows you wish to install after booting from the ISO/USB.
    x64 Recovery Mode

    This will copy the 64bit Recovery Mode files, so if something happens to your computer and it's 64bit, you can use this option.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from Rek1t in WIM Manager   
    You can think of WIM Manager as a GUI version of DISM/Imagex. You can rename, mount, unmount, delete, import, export, integrate unattended file, and so on...
    NOTE: If you plan you on integrating stuff you don't have to mount it via this tool first, you can just go straight to All-In-One Tool.

    1. You will probably see an empty list unless you have select an image before, if it's empty then go to 'Browse' and select the following option:
    a) If you have extracted an ISO or copied the DVD onto your HDD then select the 'extracted DVD' solution and select the folder root (not the 'sources' folder itself but the folder before that). i.e. C:\\Win7SP1\\
    Select a specific wim. Useful if you want to select the boot.wim or if you just have the install.wim without the other DVD contents.
    OK, once done, you should see a list of images and a bunch of options.

    Apply Unattended

    If you created an unattended file then you can integrate it here, just simply select your unattended file.
    Delete Image

    This will literally delete the image from the install.wim, it is recommended to rebuild the image after you have delete all of the images you needed to delete, but you can rebuild just before you close WIM Manager (so you only rebuild once).
    Edit

    This lets you edit the name and/or description of the selected image.
    Export

    This lets you export the select image to its own *.wim file, can come in handy.
    Import

    This lets you capture a new image to add to the currently selected install.wim. This uses the 'Capture Image' tool.
    Make ISO

    Makes your selected DVD/Folder into a bootable DVD!
    Merge Image

    This lets you merge another *.wim into your selected install.wim, for example you can add your Vista into your selected Windows 7 image to create an All-In-One.
    Mount Image

    Self-explanatory, lets you mount the image.
    Rebuild Image

    This is probably the most handy feature, if you have made loads of edits to your image like integrate updates, delete files, then i recommend you do this as it will decrease the size of your install.wim which makes your ISO smaller.
    Already Mounted Image

    If you have an image already mounted it will be displayed like this. You can actually switch to the All-In-One Integrator and select this image to work with.

    Set Product Key

    This uses DISM to set a product key for the image.
    Unmount

    Unmounts the image, asking you if you want to save or discard changes.
    Other Tools
    This lets you switch between tools and save you from going back to the Tools Manager and selecting the new tool.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from Ramesh Yadav in [Solved] Discrepancy in "Updates Retriever" and "All In One Integrator"   
    You didn't read my last message properly, there was an error where updates would show more than once, it has been fixed and will be in the next release :)4
    @Kels, IE9 will automatically go to the top of the list.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from ElmerBeFuddled in Net Framework Error?   
    Unfortunately, those errors did not tell me where the error happened, however i have discovered that code which catches errors did not work for everyone but me, so i've fixed that and from now on it will write errors like that to a text file, which i hope it will tell me where the issue is and it will be in v15.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from vaveasna in All-In-One Integrator   
    Introduction
    The 'All-In-One Integrator' is one of the most important tools available in Windows 7 Toolkit, this is the tool which lets you integrate everything into your image such as Updates, Drivers, Wallpapers, Tweaks, Gadgets, etc... but it also lets your remove things too, so lets get started...
    Selecting your image
    When you first load the 'AIO Integrator' you will be asked which image you wish you use, if the list it empty, click 'Browse' and select your extract ISO or select the install.wim directly. Once done you should see a list of images, you can either double click an item or press select.
    TIP: You can hold ctrl or shift to select more than one image, once done press 'Select'.

    Select your preset
    If you have used this tool before then you will be greeted by a list of things you have previously done, you can simply select a previous tasks and click 'Load Preset' or if you want to start fresh and do something different then press 'Skip (No Preset)'.

    ---Basic---
    This tab has all the most important tools, to get the most basic jobs done such as integrate updates and drivers. I recommend beginners or new users to stick to this tab.
    Basic: Addons
    Addons are pre-installed programs which have been created by other users (usually *reaper*), they have the file extension *.WA, I would probably say programs such as crap cleaner and flash are the most common.
    If you have any addons then press 'Add Addons' at the top or the green '+' button on the left to add them to this list.

    Basic: Drivers
    Drivers are what make your devices and hardware work, sometimes its easy just to them them already installed after you have installed Windows. If you want to add some you just have to press 'Add Drivers' and browse to the folder which contains your drivers (*.inf files).
    You may notice that not all of them get added, this is because W7T does not include duplicate drivers with the same MD5 files and not all *.inf files are actually drivers and just normal inf files.
    Colours
    Red: If the user has selected an x86 image and then adds an x64 driver to the integration list then that driver will display red.
    Blue: When adding drivers to the list Win Toolkit also makes note of the *.inf MD5 hash, if there's another driver with the same MD5 hash then the items will change to a blue.

    Basic: Gadgets
    Gadgets are those little widgets things on your desktop, for example 'CPU Meter'. On Vista they had the gadget bar but on Windows 7 you can place them anywhere. If you want to have addons pre-installed then click 'Add Gadgets' and select all of your *.gadget files.

    Basic: Theme Packs
    These area of the tool lets you add your Windows themes, so when you have installed Windows you can select from your favourite theme packs. Just click 'Add Themes' and select your *.themepack files.

    Basic: Updates + Languages
    Its very handy to have all of the Windows updates installed. This makes sure your computer is up-to-date, bug free and more secure. Click 'Add Updates' and simply selected your *.MSU or *.CAB files and they will be added to the list, alternatively you can change the drop down box from MSU/CAB to EXE which will allow you to install Internet Explorer 9 and Windows XP Mode.
    NOTE: If you wish to install updates in LDR/QFE Mode then the option to do that is on the 'Options' tab at the top.

    Basic: Wallpapers
    As usual, this one is pretty self-explanatory, here you can add your favourite desktop wallpapers so that they are ready to be selected after Windows installation.

    ---Advanced---
    Users who have more experience with Windows 7 Toolkit or experience with modifying images can use this tab, i wouldn't recommend new users to start using this until they gain a bit of confidence.
    Advaned: Component Removal
    Windows comes with features already installed, this features can be anything from Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Center to more important features. The list you see here is not a full as the list from 'Component Remover' because the AIO contains a pre-defined set of features which i've manually added whilst 'Component remover' actively scans your image and lists everything including updates.
    I wouldn't recommend this to new users at all, and just to note that once something has been removed it can't be returned without using a fresh ISO. This tab doesn't do a full removal like vLite and uninstalls the features using DISM.

    Advanced: vLite
    Some users may instantly know what this does, this is similar to Component Removal but actually deletes files and therefore reduces the image size more significantly. It quite a new tool so there's not many items yet but i will hopefully add more as time progresses.

    Advanced: Files
    This replaces files within your image, so if for example you modify system32 files, you can import them into your image using this tool. This will most probably be used by users who have custom 3rd party theme files. Caution though as replacing an important file with a bad one can and most probably will make your ISO unbootable, so be very careful!

    Advanced: Services
    As you know Windows has many services running in the background. This part of the tool lets you reduce that and get the best performance from your computer. As you can see on the picture (below) you have to click the item in the column to change its value. You can also choose from 'BlackVipers' presets depending on what you use your computer for, you can also use the shortcut buttons on the left to do the same thing.
    NOTE: Services which are important are not available in the list, if you don't know anything about a service you can press the purple 'i' button on the left sidebar.

    Advanced: Silent Installs + SFX
    A lot of users like to have programs installed silently after Windows has completely installed, simply click 'Add Silent Installer' and select your EXE, you may have to go on google to find it's silent switch which is usually something like '/s /q /qn /quiet /silent' and so on.
    TIP: Some developers have already created silent installers so you can leave that box blank. If you have a folder full of silent installers then you can select them all and they will be added in bulk.
    Option: Always Install
    If you tick this option the the program(s) you add will be installed automatically, if it's unticked then it will ask the user what program(s) they wish to install straight after Windows installation.
    Option: Copy Folder
    Some programs such as Office have a setup.exe and then a bunch of other needed files in the same/sub-folder as the installer. Tick this option to include those files. This option is not usually needed.

    Advanced: Tweaks
    Most users will add tweaks to their install, there are literally hundreds to describe them all here but hopefully the descriptions are detailed enough for you. Just simply tick the ones you want.

    ---Options---
    You don't really have to change these, most of them are used by me (Legolash2o) to debug issues. If you need to know what something is then just put your mouse over its name and a tooltip will appear.
    I will mention that the 'Prompts' items are they ones which tell you after AIO has finished what has been integrated successfully.

    Start
    OK now your ready, click start and you will be asked to enter a name, this is so you can use the same session next time you use AIO Integrator, similar to vLite/nLite last session presets.

    The image will automatically mount if not mounted:

    It will then integrate everything, green means the update has been integrated sucessfully, whilst yellow is the current item it's working on:

    Once done the image will save all the changes:

    Some drivers or language packs need to mount the boot.wim if, if it does then it will mount it now. Drivers are ususally ones for SCSI, HDD and SATA devices:

    Once everything has been completed it willre build the image to decrease it size so your ISO will be much smaller (hopefully).

    Now that everything is done, you can review what got integrated, now you can use the ISO Maker to create an ISO or just copy it to your USB device (assuming it's bootable).


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    Legolash2o got a reaction from NIM in Windows 7 Toolkit Question (name change)   
    Damn also 'WinToolkit' is free.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from AntarV in Language Pack Converter   
    The Language Pack Converter tool converts your langauge packs from the .EXE form to the .CAB form so you can use them to integrate into your Windows image, using either the All-In-One Tool or another program from a different developer.

    Step 1: Add the Langauge Pack(s)
    Click the Add button, browse for your language packs.exe
    Step 2: Starting the process
    Press the Start button and select the folder you want the .cab to go
    Step 3: Wait
    Items that go Green mean they have converted successfully, that's pretty much it.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from George King in Windows 7 Toolkit Question (name change)   
    'Windows Deployment Toolkit' sorry
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    Legolash2o reacted to ricktendo in Windows 7 Toolkit Question (name change)   
    WinKit
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from spidernz in Windows 8 CP (Beta) Updates   
    There has been 11-12 updates released via Windows Update on Win8.
    Link to latest release:
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    Legolash2o reacted to ricktendo in Windows 7 Toolkit Question (name change)   
    Windows Metro Toolkit (just give it a metro look and feel like MetroTwit)
    Windows Deployment Toolkit
    Windows Administrative Toolkit
    Windows Toolkit
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    Legolash2o reacted to Eric666 in Windows 7 Toolkit Question (name change)   
    I like the current name, but it is easy to think of some alternatives:
    - WIT: Windows Integration Toolkit
    - WIM: Windows Installation Manager
    - WISM: Windows Installation Source Modifier
    or any combination of used terms...
    Regards, Eric666
    Edit:
    - WISE: Windows Installation Source Enhancer
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    Legolash2o reacted to ricktendo in World's Smallest Utrabook   
    http://www.sony.com/vaioq
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from Ha De in Language Pack Converter   
    The Language Pack Converter tool converts your langauge packs from the .EXE form to the .CAB form so you can use them to integrate into your Windows image, using either the All-In-One Tool or another program from a different developer.

    Step 1: Add the Langauge Pack(s)
    Click the Add button, browse for your language packs.exe
    Step 2: Starting the process
    Press the Start button and select the folder you want the .cab to go
    Step 3: Wait
    Items that go Green mean they have converted successfully, that's pretty much it.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from ottuh in [Solved] Silent installs via USB not working   
    I've sent you a personal message with a link to the latest alpha, the RunOnce file in this version writes logs, hopefully this will see what it happening
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from abdullah2013 in [Solved] Windows cannot install selected language.   
    I've fixed a pretty big issue with this in 1.4.0 already, you're more than welcome to test it?
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from soulburnerms in v1.4.0 Sneak Peek   
    I'm requesting feedback on the new Tools Manager and some other tools. When i first started W7T it was mainly for experienced users however I've noticed a lot more beginners so in v103 i have hopefully made it more easier for those types of users. I'm also going to update some error boxes to the new one i programmed, which has a more details button and there is a screenshot at the bottom.
    You will notice some things look a lot more different. I've also done some minor UI changes to some other tools which are not mentioned here which are:
    All tools windows can be resized
    Majority of tools open in 750x400 creating more consistency
    Some tools had panels like in Addon Maker where you add a file and a little screen pops up, these will all be centered when opened.
    Updated some tooltips.

    I'm just trying to make things more consistent and neat looking. However they're things i still need to finish of:
    Replace old error messages boxes with my new one.
    More tool tips to help beginners
    Memory optimizations

    I'm not adding any potentially buggy code because we are near the final, i'm just doing the things i should have finished. Once the final is released (prob v110) then i will update all the guides and include the missing ones.
    Note: If you are wondering why the window titles are centered it is because i'm using Windows 8 Beta.
    Change Log:
    *1.4.0.1^NEW: Addon Maker lets you edit addons
    *1.4.0.1^NEW: UEFI support added for ISO Maker
    *1.4.0.1^NEW: Lots of GUI changes
    *1.4.0.1^NEW: Driver Installer lets you install/remove drivers on the live system.
    *1.4.0.1^NEW: Update Installer now lets you uninstall updates
    *1.4.0.1^NEW: You can now save or load AIO lists individually without affecting the other lists
    *1.4.0.1^FIX: MSU could not convert if you selected output path as drive root
    *1.4.0.1^FIX: Some tools did not report which image was being mounted/unmounted properly
    *1.4.0.1^FIX: Could not extract file is'SevenZipSharp.dll' was missing.
    *1.4.0.1^FIX: Fixed a potential language pack integration bug.
    *1.4.0.1^FIX: Fix a language pack integration bug where a 'license' folder could not be copied
    *1.4.0.1^FIX: Fixed an issue where adding updates did not cancel on request using Update Integrated
    *1.4.0.1^FIX: Fixed 'Read Task.txt' in AIO Integrator
    *1.4.0.1^FIX: Removed hand cursor from Welcome Tab (Tools Manager)
    *1.4.0.1^FIX: Current OS option in AIO did not uncheck if user selected no
    *1.4.0.1^FIX: Better detection of architecture for drivers
    *1.4.0.1^FIX: Some files did not extract properly if 'ExtractTo' folder was not created first
    *1.4.0.1^FIX: CAB Retriever did not copy files.
    *1.4.0.1^TWEAK: Change DPI Setting
    *1.4.0.1^Tidied up Addon Maker, centered things, etc..
    *1.4.0.1^In Addon Maker, variables will show tooltip showing where files will go
    Popular
    As you can see i have got the tools which i think will be useful for beginners at the very top, this will hopefully make the page look less busy and confusing.
    Beginners

    I decided to group the most important tools and probably most used at the very top so beginners can hopefully see which tools they need. Most users just want to integrate things so i've made it the first button so it's easy to find.
    Recommended

    I prefer users to have the latest Windows 7 SP1 disk and it's also recommended for users to have all the SoLoR updates integrated.
    Other Popular Tools

    These tools are for the more advanced/experienced users.
    Tools
    As you can see i've grouped the converters together, the tools which work using the currently installed OS together, the tools which work with wim images and then just misc stuff.
    Downloads
    Hopefully it looks easier to find the stuff you want.
    About
    I got rid of the about button/form and just added a tab with this information, nothing special.
    Addon Maker
    I've added a lot more features in v103, you can now load previous .WA files, edit and then save it. There is also some tooltips on the list of variables showing which folder they will be i.e. C:\Windows\System32.
    I've also added a 'New' button so you can clear all the lists and start a new addon without closing the tool and re-opening it.
    Capture Image
    As you can see i've added some pictures, but i've also added some labels like the TIP ones. Looks quite nice on Windows 8.
    ISO Maker
    Again more images and a view more labels like 'Folder to capture' and 'Select where to save ISO'. ISO Maker now also supports UEFI, it allows you to choose if you want to use BIOS, UEFI, Both and Custom.
    SWM Merger
    Just more images and an extra label.
    WIM Splitter
    Same as SWM
    Update Installer
    The Update Installer now has an 'Installed' tab which lets you uninstall updates, useful for those who use SoLoR Updates and like to remove superseded
    Driver Installer
    As requested, this tool lets you install drivers onto the live system, you can also remove them too.
    Error Messages
    Previous if there was an error message i had to limit the amount of information displayed so the user hopefully doesn't get confused. I will slowly be replacing the old error messages with my new one so those technical people have just click 'More Detail' and it will hopefully be able to help them and me if they post it on the forum.
    The new error messages has a short description and a longer but simple description underneath it. Again, this will help the less experienced users.
  23. Like
    Legolash2o got a reaction from potlepel in Language Pack Integration Issues   
    A user has reported that there is an issue when integrating language packs, is anyone one else having this issue?
    Thanks,
    Liam.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from Qunlye in Language Pack Converter   
    The Language Pack Converter tool converts your langauge packs from the .EXE form to the .CAB form so you can use them to integrate into your Windows image, using either the All-In-One Tool or another program from a different developer.

    Step 1: Add the Langauge Pack(s)
    Click the Add button, browse for your language packs.exe
    Step 2: Starting the process
    Press the Start button and select the folder you want the .cab to go
    Step 3: Wait
    Items that go Green mean they have converted successfully, that's pretty much it.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from ruby in v1.4.0 Sneak Peek   
    OK, i've updated All-In-One with the new design. I've also added the new Component Removal which doesn't work yet which is why there is two in the picture.
    What do you guys think?
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