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  1. It doesn't matter. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.
  2. No, you can always undervolt the fan with your controller to reduce its speed. Most fan controllers are simple potentiometers (they vary circuit resistance to drop the voltage). My suggestion to you is to choose the fan with the loudest noise that you can tolerate, then use your controller to reduce its speed when you want it silenced. General tips: [*]If you keep your tower on your desk then choose the quietest fan that does the job. Personally, I'd never put my tower on the desk
  3. That is normal with YumeYao's Clean style IE8 addon. If you want no errors in SetupErr.log then use the No Setuperr style IE8 addon.
  4. It's not polite to post direct links to other people's files without permission. But I will give you links to their respective release threads: XPSP3_QFE_UpdatePack for Windows XP Post-SP3 by user_hidden Internet Explorer 8 for XP/2k3 by YumeYao
  5. Radio Shack used to sell generic, variable-output AC to DC adapters 20 years ago for electronic projects. I don't know if they still do, but it may be worth checking.
  6. I'm glad to see that they recognize your skills. Too many places now have temp workers that need to rely on "the book" far too often for troubleshooting and repair. I hope they call you again.
  7. As large as it is, this list does not include every game I've ever played. Each of the following was my favorite at one time or other, ordered chronologically from childhood to adult. Game platform is specified where appropriate. Multiple games in a series are listed only once under the series name when I first liked it. With the exceptions of Oblivion and Dead Space (still working on them), if the game has an ending then I've played through to see it. My all-time favorite is bulleted. Speak & Spell (The original. Yes, really.)Phoenix (arcade, Atari 2600) Dig Dug (arcade, Atari 400) Killer Bees! (Odyssey
  8. 5eraph

    New Rig

    Probably not, N1K. Your motherboard may not support that speed directly, but you may be able to clock your RAM above 1333 by creatively adjusting (overclocking) your CPU speed and multiplier.
  9. We can nest most of the code within a couple more If statements to skip TXT and HTML files: if /I NOT "!FILENAMECHECK:~-4!"==".txt" ( if /I NOT "!FILENAMECHECK:~-5!"==".html" ( I also simplified your Microsoft Security Essentials file processing using the variable !SETUPPATH!, which allows you to make similar adjustments to files you may add in the future. Here is the final code with all modifications. It is untested. set /a NUM=0 if not exist "%WIM%\Windows\Setup\Updates" mkdir "%WIM%\Windows\Setup\Updates" >nul FOR %%f IN ("*.*") DO ( set "FILENAMECHECK=%%f" if /I NOT "!FILENAMECHECK:~-4!"==".txt" ( if /I NOT "!FILENAMECHECK:~-5!"==".html" ( set /a ROENUM=!NUM!*5 If !ROENUM! LSS 10 (set "ROESTR=00!ROENUM!") ELSE ( If !ROENUM! LSS 100 (set "ROESTR=0!ROENUM!") ELSE ( set "ROESTR=!ROENUM!")) set "SWITCH=/q" set "NAME=%%f" set "SETUPPATH=%%f" if /I "!FILENAMECHECK:~-4!"==".exe" ( if /I "!FILENAMECHECK:~0,7!"=="DirectX" ( set "SWITCH=/Q /T:\"%WinDir%\Setup\Updates\DX\" /C:\"%WinDir%\Setup\Updates\DX\dxsetup.exe /silent\"" set "NAME=DirectX Redistributable") if /I "!FILENAMECHECK:~0,15!"=="GamesForWindows" ( set "NAME=Games for Windows - LIVE") if /I "!FILENAMECHECK:~0,11!"=="Silverlight" ( set "NAME=Microsoft Silverlight") if /I "!FILENAMECHECK:~0,16!"=="windows-kb890830" ( set "NAME=Malicious Software Removal Tool") if /I "!FILENAMECHECK:~0,7!"=="wlsetup" ( set "SWITCH=/silent" set "NAME=Windows Live Essentials") if /I "!FILENAMECHECK:~0,8!"=="rootsupd" ( set "NAME=Root Certificates Update") if /I "!FILENAMECHECK:~0,4!"=="msse" ( set "NAME=Microsoft Security Essentials" "%%f" /Q /X:"%WIM%\Windows\Updates\MSSE" set "SETUPPATH=MSSE\setup.exe" set "SWITCH=/s /runwgacheck /o") ) if /I "!FILENAMECHECK:~-4!"==".msi" ( if /I "!FILENAMECHECK:~0,11!"=="PlayReadyPC" ( set "SWITCH=/quiet /norestart" set "NAME=PlayReady PC Runtime")) REG ADD %ROE%\!ROESTR! /ve /d "!NAME!" /f >nul REG ADD %ROE%\!ROESTR! /v "!NAME!" /d "%WinDir%\Setup\Updates\!SETUPPATH! !SWITCH!" /f >nul If /I "!SETUPPATH!"=="%%f" (copy /Y "%%f" "%WIM%\Windows\Setup\Updates")>nul set /a NUM+=1 )) )
  10. Links to the motherboard spec sheets would be more useful. Or just the specific names and model numbers so we could Google them ourselves. Some motherboards are very specific about the processors and memory that can be used. This information is absolutely necessary when swapping parts.
  11. 5eraph

    Fanless UPS

    I've been using an APC Smart-UPS 1500 since 2005 (the 120V version). It's not fanless, but the fan does not run all of the time. Even when it's running, it's quieter than my tower so I don't even notice it. It is currently in dire need of a new battery, though.
  12. It happens in Firefox 3.5.7 as well.
  13. I'm sorry for the delay. I've been away. It looks like NAME should work in your revised code for the instances where you have it defined. The only problem I see is when files are found that don't match your file name checks. This is easily solved with a single line of code, set "NAME=%%f", in the right place as shown in the new code below. Also, most of the files we are looking for end with ".exe". The If statements can be rearranged to simplify the code by writing the check for ".exe" only once. This makes the code far more efficient when a file does not end with ".exe" by reducing the number of checks these files need to go through. EDIT: I forgot to make the changes you mentioned in your last reply. Fixed. SETLOCAL EnableDelayedExpansion echo. echo Adding registry tweaks to enable RunOnceEx for install SPECIAL Updates... echo. REG LOAD HKLM\Slipstream "%WIM%\Windows\System32\Config\Software" >nul SET ROE=HKLM\Slipstream\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx REG ADD %ROE% /v TITLE /d "Installing updates..." /f >nul REG ADD %ROE% /v Flags /t REG_DWORD /d "00000014" /f >nul REG ADD %ROE% /d "%WinDir%\System32\rundll32.exe %WinDir%\System32\iernonce.dll,RunOnceExProcess" /f >nul cd SpecialUpdates set /a NUM=0 if not exist "%WIM%\Windows\Setup\Updates" mkdir "%WIM%\Windows\Setup\Updates" >nul FOR %%f IN ("*.*") DO ( set /a ROENUM=!NUM!*5 If !ROENUM! LSS 10 (set "ROESTR=00!ROENUM!") ELSE ( If !ROENUM! LSS 100 (set "ROESTR=0!ROENUM!") ELSE ( set "ROESTR=!ROENUM!")) copy /Y "%%f" "%WIM%\Windows\Setup\Updates" >nul set "SWITCH=/q" set "NAME=%%f" set "FILENAMECHECK=%%f" if /I "!FILENAMECHECK:~-4!"==".exe" ( if /I "!FILENAMECHECK:~0,7!"=="DirectX" ( set "SWITCH=/Q /T:\"%WinDir%\Setup\Updates\DX\" /C:\"%WinDir%\Setup\Updates\DX\dxsetup.exe /silent\"" set "NAME=DirectX SDK") if /I "!FILENAMECHECK:~0,15!"=="GamesForWindows" ( set "NAME=Games for Windows - LIVE") if /I "!FILENAMECHECK:~0,11!"=="Silverlight" ( set "NAME=Microsoft Silverlight") if /I "!FILENAMECHECK:~0,16!"=="windows-kb890830" ( set "NAME=Malicious Software Removal Tool") if /I "!FILENAMECHECK:~0,7!"=="wlsetup" ( set "SWITCH=/silent" set "NAME=Windows Live Essentials") ) if /I "!FILENAMECHECK:~0,11!"=="PlayReadyPC" ( if /I "!FILENAMECHECK:~-4!"==".msi" ( set "SWITCH=/quiet /norestart" set "NAME=PlayReady PC Runtime")) REG ADD %ROE%\!ROESTR! /ve /d "!NAME!" /f >nul REG ADD %ROE%\!ROESTR! /v "!NAME!" /d "%WinDir%\Setup\Updates\%%f !SWITCH!" /f >nul set /a NUM+=1 ) REG ADD %ROE%\999 /ve /d "Cleaning up..." /f >nul REG ADD %ROE%\999 /v CMD /d "cmd.exe /q /c RmDir /S /Q \"%WinDir%\Setup\Updates\"" /f >nul echo. REG UNLOAD HKLM\Slipstream >nul cd..
  14. Sounds like a typical pyramid scheme to me. Except instead of asking for money they're asking for your information, probably to sell to a third party. What makes this a pyramid scheme, you ask?
  15. There were a couple reasons it wasn't working, but let's start with the following new code. The relevant portions have been tested as working here, so it should work for you as well. SETLOCAL EnableDelayedExpansion echo. echo Adding registry tweaks to enable RunOnceEx for install SPECIAL Updates... echo. REG LOAD HKLM\Slipstream "%WIM%\Windows\System32\Config\Software" >nul SET ROE=HKLM\Slipstream\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx REG ADD %ROE% /v TITLE /d "Installing updates..." /f >nul REG ADD %ROE% /v Flags /t REG_DWORD /d "00000014" /f >nul REG ADD %ROE% /d "%WinDir%\System32\rundll32.exe %WinDir%\System32\iernonce.dll,RunOnceExProcess" /f >nul cd SpecialUpdates set /a NUM=0 if not exist "%WIM%\Windows\Setup\Updates" mkdir "%WIM%\Windows\Setup\Updates" >nul FOR %%f IN ("*.*") DO ( set /a ROENUM=!NUM!*5 If !ROENUM! LSS 10 (set "ROESTR=00!ROENUM!") ELSE ( If !ROENUM! LSS 100 (set "ROESTR=0!ROENUM!") ELSE ( set "ROESTR=!ROENUM!")) copy /Y "%%f" "%WIM%\Windows\Setup\Updates" >nul REG ADD %ROE%\!ROESTR! /ve /d "%%f" /f >nul set "SWITCH=/q" set "FILENAMECHECK=%%f" if /I "!FILENAMECHECK:~0,7!"=="DirectX" ( if /I "!FILENAMECHECK:~-4!"==".exe" ( set "SWITCH=/Q /T:\"%WinDir%\Setup\Updates\DX\" /C:\"%WinDir%\Setup\Updates\DX\dxsetup.exe /silent\"")) REG ADD %ROE%\!ROESTR! /v "%%f" /d "%WinDir%\Setup\Updates\%%f !SWITCH!" /f >nul set /a NUM+=1 ) REG ADD %ROE%\999 /ve /d "Cleaning up..." /f >nul REG ADD %ROE%\999 /v CMD /d "cmd.exe /q /c RmDir /S /Q \"%WinDir%\Setup\Updates\"" /f >nul echo. pause REG UNLOAD HKLM\Slipstream >nul cd.. Now for the reasons it wasn't working: if "%%f" == "DirectX*.exe"File names cannot be checked in this way. Asterisks (*) will not be interpreted as wildcards. It was necessary to translate this into a form that can be used in a CMD script. To do this a temporary variable, FILENAMECHECK, was created. Then, substrings of that variable were compared against the strings we're looking for; namely "DirectX" at the beginning and ".exe" at the end. An examination of the code above should show specifically how this is done. [*]REG ADD %ROE%\!ROESTR! /v %%f /d "%WinDir%\Setup\Updates\%%f %SWITCH%" /f >nul Variables that change in a loop and are also expanded in that same loop must be local variables. That means "%SWITCH%" must become "!SWITCH!". By moving "set SWITCH=/q", I also simplified the script. The variable DirectX as it was used is no longer necessary.
  16. Ars Technica has more information about the R.A.T. series. They have some nice things to say about it; for instance, it has a "sniper button."
  17. It works with quotation marks. [SourceDisksFiles] "dm-chasmatic,1.tmp"=1 "dm-chasmatic,2.tmp"=1 [Main.Files] "dm-chasmatic,1.tmp"
  18. I'm still using a Logitech G9. If I were to upgrade I'd probably pick up a G9x, but I don't feel the need to jump from 2300dpi to 5700dpi. Most of the time I'm not even using the mouse at its maximum sensitivity anyway. You'd have to pry this mouse from my dead, desiccated hand.
  19. I'd have to agree with the others from the DIP switches that are visible in the fuzzy video card picture. But it's possible that the BIOS may need to be set to accept the card you have on the PCI bus, if I'm seeing the bus type correctly
  20. I have a 16/2 line, but speeds and pings stay consistent at the tested levels below. I can't complain. ISP's DNS servers aren't as reliable as I'd like. OpenDNS solves that problem.
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