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  1. I used to use Ricktendo's compact version of this. But since Microsoft updates this package rather frequently and since the repacked version is now the same size as Microsoft's, what's the point of integrating it? I now make it a silent install addon with

    NDP472-KB4054530-x86-x64-AllOS-ENU.exe /q /norestart

    That way, I only have to replace the corresponding file in the WinToolkit_Apps folder when Microsoft updates rather than recompile a new install.wim.

  2. Anybody seen a good tutorial on .inf installers with a file section that actually, reliably uninstalls? The Microsoft stuff online makes no sense to me. Also, as I have experimented and looked at other .inf files on my own system, the inf's with installation instructions doesn't seem to actually delete itself even if the install directories and registry entries are removed. Looks like they all just  remain in the %WindDirZ%\Inf folder.

  3. Anybody know what command I can put into autounattend.xml to install Windows 8 in to  an already formatted and existing Disk 0, Partition C, so my setup does not stop at that dialog screen? All the examples I have seen are for formatting the drive and I don't want to do that since I am dual booting with another OS that I install before I do a clean install of Windows 8. My current .xml file below:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <!--Created by BYTE-ME-->
    <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">
                <!--Set Language as U.S. English-->
                <SetupUILanguage>
                    <UILanguage>en-us</UILanguage>
                </SetupUILanguage>
                <InputLocale>0409:00000409</InputLocale>
                <SystemLocale>en-us</SystemLocale>
                <UILanguage>en-us</UILanguage>
                <UserLocale>en-US</UserLocale>
            </component>
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <UserData>
                    <AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula>
                    <!--Install KMS Client Setup Key; Please do not change or alter in file-->
                    <ProductKey>
                        <Key>GCRJD-8NW9H-F2CDX-CCM8D-9D6T9</Key>
                    <WillShowUI>Always</WillShowUI>
                    </ProductKey>
                </UserData>
            </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">
                <UserData>
                    <AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula>
                    <ProductKey>
                        <Key>GCRJD-8NW9H-F2CDX-CCM8D-9D6T9</Key>
                    <WillShowUI>Always</WillShowUI>
                    </ProductKey>
                </UserData>
            </component>
        </settings>
        <settings pass="specialize">
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <ProductKey>GCRJD-8NW9H-F2CDX-CCM8D-9D6T9</ProductKey>
                <ComputerName>Default</ComputerName>
            </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">
                <ProductKey>GCRJD-8NW9H-F2CDX-CCM8D-9D6T9</ProductKey>
                <ComputerName>Default</ComputerName>
            </component>
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP-UX" processorArchitecture="x86" 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-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>
        </settings>
        <settings pass="oobeSystem">
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <OEMInformation>
                    <Model>Broken Ubuntu</Model>
                    <None2Hours>9-5</None2Hours>
                    <None2Phone>(800) 555-1212</None2Phone>
                    <None2URL>file:///E:/Specs_x64.exe</None2URL>
                    <Manufacturer>Custom Built</Manufacturer>
                    <Logo>%systemDrive%\Windows\System32\OEMLogo.bmp</Logo>
                </OEMInformation>
                <OOBE>
                    <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
                    <HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>true</HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>
                    <NetworkLocation>Work</NetworkLocation>
                    <ProtectYourPC>3</ProtectYourPC>
                </OOBE>
                <RegisteredOwner>None</RegisteredOwner>
                <RegisteredOrganization>DEFAULT</RegisteredOrganization>
                <UserAccounts>
                    <LocalAccounts>
                        <LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
                            <Name>XXXXX</Name>
                            <Group>Administrators</Group>
                            <Password>
                                <Value>None</Value>
                                <PlainText>true</PlainText>
                            </Password>
                            <DisplayName>Microsoft</DisplayName>
                            <Description>USER</Description>
                        </LocalAccount>
                        <LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
                            <Name>None2</Name>
                            <Group>Administrators</Group>
                            <Password>
                                <Value>???</Value>
                                <PlainText>true</PlainText>
                            </Password>
                            <DisplayName>None2</DisplayName>
                            <Description>MS None2</Description>
                        </LocalAccount>
                    </LocalAccounts>
                </UserAccounts>
                <AutoLogon>
                    <Password>
                    <Value>None</Value>
                    <PlainText>true</PlainText>
                    </Password>
                    <Enabled>true</Enabled>
                    <LogonCount>1</LogonCount>
                    <Username>XXXXX</Username>
                </AutoLogon>
                <TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time</TimeZone>
            </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">
                <OEMInformation>
                    <Model>Broken Ubuntu</Model>
                    <None2Hours>9-5</None2Hours>
                    <None2Phone>(800) 555-1212</None2Phone>
                    <None2URL>file:///E:/Specs_x64.exe</None2URL>
                    <Manufacturer>Custom Built</Manufacturer>
                    <Logo>%systemDrive%\Windows\System32\OEMLogo.bmp</Logo>
                </OEMInformation>
                <OOBE>
                    <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
                    <HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>true</HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>
                    <NetworkLocation>Work</NetworkLocation>
                    <ProtectYourPC>3</ProtectYourPC>
                </OOBE>
                <RegisteredOwner>None</RegisteredOwner>
                <RegisteredOrganization>DEFAULT</RegisteredOrganization>
                <UserAccounts>
                    <LocalAccounts>
                        <LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
                            <Name>XXXXX</Name>
                            <Group>Administrators</Group>
                            <Password>
                                <Value>None</Value>
                                <PlainText>true</PlainText>
                            </Password>
                            <DisplayName>Microsoft</DisplayName>
                            <Description>USER</Description>
                        </LocalAccount>
                        <LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
                            <Name>None2</Name>
                            <Group>Administrators</Group>
                            <Password>
                                <Value>???</Value>
                                <PlainText>true</PlainText>
                            </Password>
                            <DisplayName>None2</DisplayName>
                            <Description>MS None2</Description>
                        </LocalAccount>
                    </LocalAccounts>
                </UserAccounts>
                <AutoLogon>
                    <Password>
                    <Value>None</Value>
                    <PlainText>true</PlainText>
                    </Password>
                    <Enabled>true</Enabled>
                    <LogonCount>5</LogonCount>
                    <Username>XXXXX</Username>
                </AutoLogon>
               .            <TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time</TimeZone>
            </component>
            </settings>
            <!-- The next lines will disable UAC in Windows 8 and on the first boot -->
    	<settings pass="offlineServicing">
        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-LUA-Settings" 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">
        <EnableLUA>false</EnableLUA>
        </component>
        </settings>
    </unattend>

     

  4. 2021 Windows Mega Tweaks v 10.0

    All new, installable setup file that gives access to more than 100 Windows tweaks.

      File: BMTweaks10.1.7z
    CRC-32: 213e6985
       MD4: 596f348005c26af05c967a4930bba0f1
       MD5: b1d15639bb8977b20f18837fa0846a42
     SHA-1: 81d1f8eee581cddf778cd03db60dffd64525a7f7
    

    DOWNLOAD:  Tweaks 10.0

    • Created an installer for the Tweaks and made them uninstallable
    • Added a Readme.pdf file in the download archive to explain installation options
    • Pruned the number of example Control Panel applets to five
    • Many tweaks now make backups before changing registry keys
    • Updated tame your control panel tweak
    • Improved scripts to selectively remove buggy Windows updates and  telemetry features
    • Added more than a half-dozen new tweaks
    • Improved and annotated Windows Scheduled Tasks tweak and made disabling of Windows Defender and defrag, drives, optional

                                               

        ReadMe.thumb.gif.789385ce8a1a756affac2678770cd9c8.gif

    --------------------------------------------Tweak Guide Examples------------------------------------------------------

        Privacy.gif.8dc6f8f39e48ff19c66bd1aa92bd8d44.gif         StartMenu.gif.d79ae3d040bcbfe415f68e6c30932c3e.gif

     

    PropertyPage.gif       

  5. Is the Wintool tab: "Copy Modified Files to Your Image", only for replacing existing Windows files like Notepad.exe or calc.exe or can you add non-existing files as well. I ask because I see that radio check button and I tried adding custom cursors to the Windows\Cursors folder on Windows 8.1 and  nothing happened. I also can't reliably copy to the cursor folder using WPI after an install. Any suggestions. (I'm using version 1.5.3.12 if it makes any difference.

  6. I do not have access to Server 2012 and therefore have not tested the tweaks on that platform. I would assume that most of them work, particularly the menu-interface ones. However, in a server environment, I would suggest that you apply the tweaks one at a time and test them if reliability is important to you.

  7. I'm no Inno expert. In fact, this is my first time using it. So I'm lost here.

     

    If I have an existing program installed on my PC and I want to create an installer that automatically pins it to the taskbar. I'm trying to figure out which code to modify in shuangxiang2008 included "PinShortcutOntoTaskbar-task.iss" script.

     

    Must I do something more than modify the paths to: (ExpandConstant('{app}') and the entry under [Files] Source: 

     

    Thanks

  8. UAC is mostly handled by group policy settings, in Windows 8, not the registry as it was in Windows 7. Go here for a full explanation. In order to bypass the chore of changing each of the four group policy settings that the PeteNetLive article cites, (for, say, a Windows 8 clean install or reinstall) you can make the changes once, then export your policy settings to a file and use this command to reinstate on a standalone PC:

    C:\Windows\System32\SecEdit.exe /configure /db %temp%\temp.sdb /cfg C:\Path_to_your_UAC_policy.inf

    Keep in mind that the automated install of a UAC policy won't be able to change settings for at least one of the group policy settings cited in the article. "User Account Control: Only elevate UIAccess applications that are installed in secure locations", is one you have to set manually, I think. However, you will get rid of the annoying UAC prompt for most application installs and other administrative tasks.

     

    I hope that helps.

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