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ElmerBeFuddled last won the day on July 13 2013

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About ElmerBeFuddled

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    Durham. UK
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    Staring out the Sanatorium window.
    Breathing on the the Sanatorium window and writing my name on it.
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    Windows 7 x64
  1. I've just encountered this "password renewal" for the first time, which was a bit of a shock as I never use passwords. This was one of the first hits on a goggle search. I will say that this is the first time (approx 5 weeks ago) that I've used my slipped install with autounattend.xml for real. Every other time has been in VBox which obviously got changed every 30 days when testing the new update installs so it never had a chance to appear. I've now added the FirstLogonCommands piece mentioned above to my autounattend.xml file. Something new to test in VBox! Bit OT. I had managed, with Macrium Reflect, to keep my system going for just under 3 years, but thought it was about time I did a fresh install, odd things were starting to happen (for one, Acrobat XI kept disappearing/not loading, resolved that by installing Foxit!). Hence my first real tryout of the slipped install from usb. And I'd like to thank the abundant suppliers of useful information here, Legolash with WinToolkit comes first!, that have helped me build up a decent install disc with slipstreaming, Setupcomplete.cmd, firstlogon.cmd etc. etc..
  2. Are you going straight to the "installed updates" window? I think you have to run windows update before you can see any hidden updates, installed updates (the slipstreamed list), update history (downloaded from windows via internet) etc.
  3. I'm another fan of Rufus. For some reason (for me) it seems its the only USB loader that gives the option "press any key to boot from usb..." whereas any other I've tried, so far, just auto boot to the usb. A right pain in the burrtocks (Ta Forrest Gump!) when you are out the room when an install shuts the pc and restarts and you're not there to rip the usb drive out.
  4. Well. I must've spent the best part of 8 hours (on and off) today swapping odds n sods out of the autounattend.xml file. The only thing I have learnt is that my head hurts!! But there is good news! Took my 15 year old (1998) Mark 3 VW Polo for its annual MOT (road worthiness) test/certificate today, and it sailed through! All I'd done in the last 12 months (yesterday at that) was buy two new tyres for the front. My head is now hurting and more than slightly hazy as the "possible car repair money" got spent on a few celebratory beers! I think I'll give up trying to figure this issue out, for now. I'll just make sure I always have a repair disc to hand. Trouble is, I hate being defeated, so I know it won't go away!!
  5. That didn't seem to do the trick. I'm going to try it out on a virgin (key inserted only) iso, it may yet be something I've ripped out with WinToolKit! I'll report back!
  6. That's a better wild guess than any I have! I'll give it a spin in VBox! Here I go. Wish me luck. I may be gone a while......
  7. Hi All, Have a minor issue with my autounattend.xml file in as far as I don't get to see the Install Windows 7 Now screen with the repair option towards the bottom left corner. All I do get is which disk to install it to. I even disable that when running a test in VBox. I didn't realise until the other day when I could have done with doing a repair install that I didn't have that option (got round it by renaming the autounattend file on my usb). Could someone pass an eye over my autounattend file and tell me which 'string' I need to disable? B.T.W. the autounattend file has been validated with WSIM, just hope someone can help save me some time by not having to do a trial and error method of finding what I need to disable/remove. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend"> <servicing> <package action="configure"> <assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft-Windows-Foundation-Package" version="6.1.7601.17514" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="" /> <selection name="Solitaire" state="true" /> <selection name="FreeCell" state="true" /> <selection name="InboxGames" state="true" /> </package> </servicing> <settings pass="windowsPE"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" 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"> <SetupUILanguage> <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage> </SetupUILanguage> <InputLocale>en-GB</InputLocale> <SystemLocale>en-GB</SystemLocale> <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage> <UserLocale>en-GB</UserLocale> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-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"> <ComplianceCheck> <DisplayReport>Never</DisplayReport> </ComplianceCheck> <Diagnostics> <OptIn>false</OptIn> </Diagnostics> <DiskConfiguration> <WillShowUI>Always</WillShowUI> </DiskConfiguration> <DynamicUpdate> <Enable>false</Enable> <WillShowUI>Never</WillShowUI> </DynamicUpdate> <EnableFirewall>true</EnableFirewall> <ImageInstall> <OSImage> <InstallFrom> <MetaData wcm:action="add"> <Key>/IMAGE/NAME</Key> <Value>Windows 7 PROFESSIONAL SP1</Value> </MetaData> </InstallFrom> </OSImage> </ImageInstall> <UserData> <AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula> <FullName>Elmer BeFuddled</FullName> <Organization>FEELGOOD-iNC</Organization> </UserData> <!-- Disable This Display for VBox Disable This Display for VBox --> <Display> <ColorDepth>32</ColorDepth> <HorizontalResolution>1280</HorizontalResolution> <RefreshRate>60</RefreshRate> <VerticalResolution>768</VerticalResolution> </Display> </component> </settings> <settings pass="specialize"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP-UX" 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"> <SkipAutoActivation>true</SkipAutoActivation> </component> <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"> <ComputerName>FEELGOOD-iNC</ComputerName> <TimeZone>GMT Standard Time</TimeZone> <RegisteredOrganization>FEELGOOD iNC</RegisteredOrganization> <RegisteredOwner>Elmer BeFuddled</RegisteredOwner> <ShowWindowsLive>false</ShowWindowsLive> <BluetoothTaskbarIconEnabled>false</BluetoothTaskbarIconEnabled> <DisableAutoDaylightTimeSet>false</DisableAutoDaylightTimeSet> <DoNotCleanTaskBar>true</DoNotCleanTaskBar> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer" 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"> <AllSitesCompatibilityMode>true</AllSitesCompatibilityMode> <DisableAccelerators>true</DisableAccelerators> <DisableFirstRunWizard>true</DisableFirstRunWizard> <DisableWelcomePage>true</DisableWelcomePage> <DisableOOBAccelerators>true</DisableOOBAccelerators> <EnableLinksBar>false</EnableLinksBar> <FilterLevel>Medium</FilterLevel> <Home_Page>http://www.carrona.org/dvrref.php</Home_Page> <BlockPopups>yes</BlockPopups> <SuggestedSitesEnabled>false</SuggestedSitesEnabled> <PlaySound>false</PlaySound> <ShowInformationBar>true</ShowInformationBar> <ShowMenuBar>true</ShowMenuBar> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-ErrorReportingCore" 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"> <DisableWER>1</DisableWER> </component> </settings> <settings pass="oobeSystem"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" 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"> <SystemLocale>en-GB</SystemLocale> <UILanguage>en-GB</UILanguage> <UserLocale>en-GB</UserLocale> <UILanguageFallback>enUS</UILanguageFallback> <InputLocale>2057</InputLocale> </component> <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"> <Display> <ColorDepth>32</ColorDepth> <HorizontalResolution>1280</HorizontalResolution> <VerticalResolution>768</VerticalResolution> <RefreshRate>60</RefreshRate> </Display> <TimeZone>GMT Standard Time</TimeZone> <DisableAutoDaylightTimeSet>false</DisableAutoDaylightTimeSet> <OOBE> <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage> <HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>true</HideWirelessSetupInOOBE> <NetworkLocation>Home</NetworkLocation> <ProtectYourPC>3</ProtectYourPC> </OOBE> <AutoLogon> <Password> <Value>UABhAHMAcwB3AG8AcgBkAA==</Value> <PlainText>false</PlainText> </Password> <Enabled>false</Enabled> <Username>Elmer BeFuddled</Username> </AutoLogon> <UserAccounts> <LocalAccounts> <LocalAccount wcm:action="add"> <Password> <Value>UABhAHMAcwB3AG8AcgBkAA==</Value> <PlainText>false</PlainText> </Password> <DisplayName>Elmer BeFuddled</DisplayName> <Name>Elmer BeFuddled</Name> <Group>Administrators</Group> </LocalAccount> </LocalAccounts> </UserAccounts> <FirstLogonCommands> <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <Order>1</Order> <CommandLine>cmd /C %Windir%\Setup\Scripts\FirstLogon.cmd</CommandLine> <Description>Launches Net45 and registry tweaks.</Description> <RequiresUserInput>false</RequiresUserInput> </SynchronousCommand> </FirstLogonCommands> </component> </settings> <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:e:/7tools/winimage/X17-59465-SP1/sources/install.wim#Windows 7 PROFESSIONAL SP1." xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" /></unattend><!--Customized by myselfidem. For Windows 7 AIO all images--><!--OS to install and Disk Configuration dialog boxes will be displayed.-->TIA for any help. Elmer
  8. @ bphlpt I totally agree with what you say re Rick. My intention in my first of the last two posts was not to snipe. Sadly it reads that way. I blame the sherbets (beers) I'd tucked under my belt that night/day. I'll leave as is for now but if anyone wants it edited by myself and/or anyone wants to delete it, feel free. I also agree that I don't want to see the ads, but 5 seconds out of a month (?) is hardly a waste of my life, it was the inability to get the download (I now know how) that was bugging me, nothing to do with Rick. Offence, or abruptness was not my intention. Jeez! I love his work! If I was in a better financial situation I'd bung, even if it was only 5 sobs, his way for his effort. One day my finances will turn a (hopefully good) corner and I'll then be in that situation.
  9. Today I turned off Ad Muncher which I've been using for two/three months and got a download no problem! Must be something in Ad Munchers db now that doesn't agree with AdFly. So I can crawl back into me hole with a happy smile on me face! :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:
  10. Hmm. This has got my attention! Luckily I grabbed the latest version before all this kerfaffle started. I did start getting, as I entered the ad.fly page, a pop up but normally clicking on Stay on Page would keep the 5 sec countdown going. I started to read this thread so thought I'd try to re download and see what the fuss was about and I got the above prompt once. But for a change and thereafter I've got/am getting/will most likely keep getting: Sorry, but the requested page was not found! Looks like originally I was just in time. This was with clearing all cookies, history etc. between each attempt. Which to be honest, if anything further, is like asking Adobe why Photoshop won't install, the response being "try re-installing your system and all the other stuff you depend on, on a daily basis, let us know when you find an answer" (that's Adobes attitude BTW, not yours). This is on latest PaleMoon 32bit (a FF derivative). Latest portable PaleMoon 64bit. I.E 9 32 and 64bit. Portable FF 21 32bit. All run as normal and in "Safe Mode" wherever possible and not prepared to install/run any other t'interweb whores/browsers.. Elmers having a sad day!! :crying_anim02: There's only so much effort you throw in, before the towel, to support someone's efforts on a limited (0) budget before you think, "sod it. I'll find another source". Seems I'll now need to learn how to build me own slim stuff! Aah well, all good things come to an end. It was good while it lasted. Edited. Ferkin speeling mistookes.
  11. After a couple of cups of coffee and whilst (she) was on a trip to the shop to get me some baccy, the step-daughters PC miraculously unlocked itself! The SD learnt a lesson there. Don't use the same password to lock your PC that you was using when you were 14! She now has that sort of 'look of terror' as to what I may, or may not (not!) seen on her PC. I, of course, are remaining silent, but giving plenty of knowing smiles and winks out! Well, you have to take the mickey, don't you! It was actually a Public Network I was trying to set in the autounattend file as opposed to a Home one. Although those registry key entries will come in very handy and a big Thanks for those!
  12. Aah Haa! Issue is resolved! It appears to happen when dotNET 4.5 slim is being installed into the virtual machine. By the use of logging when it starts and ends I've discovered it takes anything from 10 to 15 minutes to fully install with mscorsvw.exe doing its thing. Its during this time I usually nip to the loo, do a brew, grab a sarnie, have a tab or two etc.. Today I thought I'd go and stand in the garden and catch some rays. It was then I spotted my 27 yr old step-daughter rapidly tapping the shift key!!! Oh how she laughed!! She's off out tonight. Wonder if she'll laugh tomorrow when she discovers I've changed her log in password that she thinks I don't know!! Now one thing I would like to know. If I set network in the autounattend file to Public as opposed to Home the install fails on any version of Win 7 I try out in VBox. Is there any way I can do this? If I try to skip choosing a network I get the window prompting me to set one when I finally get to the desktop. Any ideas?
  13. The autounattend.xml (didn't want to show up above!!) <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend"> <settings pass="windowsPE"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" 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"> <SetupUILanguage> <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage> </SetupUILanguage> <InputLocale>en-GB</InputLocale> <SystemLocale>en-GB</SystemLocale> <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage> <UserLocale>en-GB</UserLocale> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-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"> <!-- DISK PARTITION START --> <DiskConfiguration> <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI> <Disk wcm:action="add"> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk> <CreatePartitions> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>1</Order> <Type>Primary</Type> <Extend>true</Extend> </CreatePartition> </CreatePartitions> <ModifyPartitions> <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add"> <Active>true</Active> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>7</Label> <Letter>C</Letter> <Order>1</Order> <PartitionID>1</PartitionID> </ModifyPartition> </ModifyPartitions> </Disk> </DiskConfiguration> <ImageInstall> <OSImage> <InstallTo> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <PartitionID>1</PartitionID> </InstallTo> <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI> <InstallToAvailablePartition>false</InstallToAvailablePartition> </OSImage> </ImageInstall> <!-- DISK PARTITION END --> <Diagnostics> <OptIn>false</OptIn> </Diagnostics> <DynamicUpdate> <Enable>false</Enable> <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI> </DynamicUpdate> <EnableFirewall>true</EnableFirewall> <UserData> <AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula> <FullName>Elmer B. Fuddled</FullName> <Organization>FEELGOOD-iNC</Organization> </UserData> </component> </settings> <settings pass="specialize"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP-UX" 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"> <SkipAutoActivation>true</SkipAutoActivation> </component> <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"> <ComputerName>FEELGOOD-iNC</ComputerName> <TimeZone>GMT Standard Time</TimeZone> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer" 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"> <AllSitesCompatibilityMode>true</AllSitesCompatibilityMode> <DisableAccelerators>true</DisableAccelerators> <DisableFirstRunWizard>true</DisableFirstRunWizard> <DisableOOBAccelerators>true</DisableOOBAccelerators> <EnableLinksBar>false</EnableLinksBar> <Home_Page>http://www.carrona.org/dvrref.php</Home_Page> <BlockPopups>yes</BlockPopups> <SuggestedSitesEnabled>false</SuggestedSitesEnabled> <PlaySound>false</PlaySound> <ShowInformationBar>true</ShowInformationBar> <ShowMenuBar>true</ShowMenuBar> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-ErrorReportingCore" 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"> <DisableWER>1</DisableWER> </component> </settings> <settings pass="oobeSystem"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" 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"> <SystemLocale>en-GB</SystemLocale> <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage> <UserLocale>en-GB</UserLocale> </component> <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"> <TimeZone>GMT Standard Time</TimeZone> <DisableAutoDaylightTimeSet>false</DisableAutoDaylightTimeSet> <OOBE> <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage> <HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>true</HideWirelessSetupInOOBE> <NetworkLocation>Home</NetworkLocation> <ProtectYourPC>3</ProtectYourPC> </OOBE> <AutoLogon> <Password> <Value>UABhAHMAcwB3AG8AcgBkAA==</Value> <PlainText>false</PlainText> </Password> <Enabled>false</Enabled> <Username>Elmer B. Fuddled</Username> </AutoLogon> <UserAccounts> <LocalAccounts> <LocalAccount wcm:action="add"> <Password> <Value>UABhAHMAcwB3AG8AcgBkAA==</Value> <!--PlainText>true</PlainText--> <PlainText>false</PlainText> </Password> <DisplayName>Elmer B. Fuddled</DisplayName> <Name>Elmer B. Fuddled</Name> <Group>Administrators</Group> </LocalAccount> </LocalAccounts> </UserAccounts> <FirstLogonCommands> <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <Order>1</Order> <CommandLine>cmd /C %Windir%\Setup\Scripts\FirstLogon.cmd</CommandLine> <Description>Launches Net45 and registry tweaks.</Description> <RequiresUserInput>false</RequiresUserInput> </SynchronousCommand> </FirstLogonCommands> </component> </settings> </unattend> <!--Customized by myselfidem. For Windows 7 AIO all images--> <!--OS to install and Disk Configuration dialog boxes will be displayed.--> <!-- SKIPS DISK PARTITION SELECTION!!! ONLY CHOICE IS WHICH OS IMAGE TO INSTALL!!! -->
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