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  1. The following screenshots come from a 3440x1440 screen with 175% scaling, which is the "middle" setting, going to 200% or 225% worsens the issue. Going down to 150% makes it less noticeable. My screen is a 34'' so it does not really need scaling (one of the main reasons I bought it), but 27'' and smaller 4k-ish res screens will. I seem to have failed at copy-pasting screenshots into Paint, some of them will have be cropping over an older image, and I noticed only at the end when I was uploading. Since they still show the issue I didn't invest the time to take them again. See the images in this dropbox folder I didn't take screenshots for all menus and things, but I think I got an example of most/all problematic menus and bars. For all situations, resizing the window had no effect on the problematic buttons or bars.
  2. It's this feature https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/4597/windows-10-feature-focus-display-scaling And you should increase the "text, apps and other items" size, even up to 200% if it lets you, as that's what Windows does as "recommended" on my 3440x1440 widescreen monitor (which is the "4K that makes sense" aka 21:9 aspect ratio monitors), which isn't truly the best for my 34'' screen but most people have much smaller screens with the same crazy high resolutions. It will look very big on a FHD monitor, but that's the point, it has to compensate for much smaller pixels.
  3. not even pageviews? Am I blacklisted or something? EDIT: now it shows some views. Whew! Was getting worried.
  4. All times I integrated languages in my AIO installation isos, there is no option to install windows 7 in that language, and the language files can only be used by Ultimate version, so yeah, not cool for people not owning such expensive licenses (and the usual suspects pirating stuff). I found ways to add them to the installation options by tweaking boot.wim (and another file) as from here and Can this be added to WinToolkit? Or, is this already in WinToolkit and I'm too dumb to use it right? Please tell me how to pull it off then.
  5. What about checking how much ram there is in the machine and if more than 4 GB it gives a popup (that can be disabled from options) suggesting you to move Toolkit's temp to RAMdisk, and maybe with some useful links to a tutorial or whatever?
  6. Yesterday it integrated a bunch of 350 drivers + 400 or so in a Starter wim without errors. Still have to test if it installs though.
  7. Yup, the creator of WinNTSetup added the same functionality to his program. He even gives credit to Fujianabc (<-the guy I was talking about in the OP).
  8. Not critical, but something that may be a cool addition when you have time. Basically a function that allows you to install Win 7/8 from the iso (or whatever) to an HDD, be it "internal" (= in a hotswap bay) or USB HDD. From within a working OS (Win 7/8 or XP). Maybe with the option of running sysprep afterwards to prepare the thing to be placed on another machine. I found a guy that did write a bunch of scripts that do it. here
  9. I enabled verbose boot instead. I like seeing lists of stuff being loaded much much more than any animation. :grin: Btw, the artcile is wrong. There is no performance hit unless you tick "boot log" as well.
  10. if you just want to save files from a dead OS, I think it's better Linux Puppy. Loads faster, has all drivers needed, is immune to most malware. Otherwise you can try SARDU which is in spanish as well. I've also seen around torrents of a bootable USB-ready Windows XP. Google Traducción en español: (lo siento si es malo) si lo que desea guardar los archivos de un sistema operativo muerto, yo creo que es mejor Puppy Linux. Carga más rápido, tiene todos los controladores necesarios, es inmune a la mayoría del malware. De lo contrario, puede intentar Sardu que es en español también. También he visto en torno torrentes de un arranque de XP USB listo para Windows.
  11. I really suggest to try Offline NT Password & Registry Editor instead of reinstalling. It nukes the passwords in less than 5 minutes, does not waste any time trying to find them like say ophcrack. It worked like a charm every time I had to clear Win passwords.Won't prevent it from happening again, but will likely solve the issue at hand. BTW, if you aren't inclined to burn it to a CD, you can always use YUMI.
  12. No. Was not enabled. Ad for "tiny" things I mean updates below 1 mb of size. Trying again with 50 random "tiny" updates and the LDR/QFE Mode enabled. And everything on Real Time from its own options. It takes between 1 min and 30 secs to integrate most of those 50 sub-mb updates. Although some did take around two minutes. CPU graph from task manager shows some activity every now and then, but for most of the time it sits at 10% or so. EDIT: Even unticking the Check Compatibility box the above does not change.
  13. Mh, didn't notice them but did the same from Task manager. When set on Real Time (or whatever the highest priority setting is called in english) from its own option panel (and checking from Task Manager confirms it's on Real Time) it runs faster on some tasks like loading/unloading WIMS and when loading addons/updates/drivers in the wizard, but when actually adding something to WIMs (addons updates and drivers) it runs the same (uses near to no resources and runs kinda slow). I enabled the option that tells me what files it is working with, and I see that it remains on even tiny things for 10+ seconds. And my antivirus is disabled atm. If it's not just a problem I have somewhere in my hardware, than that is the area where I'm asking you to speed it up. If possible at all. EDIT: it's been 45 min and it has integrated 52 updates.
  14. No problem. As long as this does not open popups Avira-style whenever it feels like it, I'm fine with some ads.
  15. In case you want it translated in italian, I can do it. Although I'm clueless of what you're doing here with loginvovchyk.
  16. you mean the one called "freeram" or somesuch? I was under the impression that was something alike to firemin, there only to stop eventual memory leaks (you know, new code, limited amount of testing...). I never touched it for this reason (was always ticked), but I fail to find it again. :shifty: EDIT: Aha! found the little bugger as a standalone download from Legolash! seems like I was right, it just frees up unused ram (which is critical to not trash your machine if you run stuff with gargantuan of memory leaks like Firefox). I'll give it a try to see if the dang libreoffice is full of leaks as well. Always wanted a firemin-for-all-programs. I'm asking for some option to make the program run faster at any cost, even at the cost of running CPU at near 100% and locking out enough ram to not allow any other task to be performed. Because this is useful if you run the thing overnight (i.e. it's alone, multitasking is pointless if I'm sleeping) over some monumental task. I mean now it is doing its job integrating stuff in WIMs and the CPU is at less than 10, and used RAM is around 1 gig. (I still have another gig free for other tasks so it's pretty cozy)
  17. I hoped for a more automated operation. With the average company machine with win Xp I use this thing (integrated in the USB installer I install XP with) that detects hardware and installs only the needed drivers from driverpack.I guess I will have to turn the thing into an addon for Win Toolkit. :g: And see if it runs reliably for Win 7 since I never tested it on Win 7.
  18. Performance-wise you aren't going to get a lot imho, but you can easily shave off a quite a few gigs from the installed stuff in your HDD. But really, unless you are on a SSD it's rarely worth the risk. I mean even 20 GB worth of stuff is nothing for the average modern HDD or SSD.Besides, if the only thing you want to do is improve performance while allowing yourself to revert back if needed, just disable them. don't hack the ISO
  19. This is a very looked-after feature as I said, I'd suggest to say this aloud (i.e. add this feature to documentation) if you want to attract more attention.I stopped using DVDs for installation the moment I managed to fit a XP on a USB drive. I don't plan to use DVD again unless in emergencies. Since I can only legally install the Windows 7 kind they have (or can afford) the licence for, and I had quite a bit of netbooks and assembled tons of cheap desktops, I need an AIO with Starter and Home Basic as well.I was pirating everything I would have just needed Ultimate x86 and x64 wth updates and there are plenty of those already avaliable pre-pirated from torrent, I wouldn't come here asking for a AIO with all kinds and all architectures. XP isn't outdated, they still roll out patches and is ufficially supported. But from my point of view it's a licencing issue. Companies I work with bought licences for 20 or even 100 XP machines, and don't see the reason to cough up the money to upgrade to Win 7 for computers whose job is little more than using Office suite or a couple CAD/CAM/CGI softwares that run well on XP already. In case you want to take inspiration from professionals, Windows 7 legal documentation states:25. LIMITATION ON AND EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES. Except for any refund the manufacturer or installer may provide, you cannot recover any other damages, including consequential, lost profits, special, indirect or incidental damages. This limitation applies to: · anything related to the software, services, content (including code) on third party Internet sites, or third party programs; and · claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty, guarantee or condition, strict liability, negligence, or other tort to the extent permitted by applicable law. It also applies even if · repair, replacement or a refund for the software does not fully compensate you for any losses; or · Microsoft knew or should have known about the possibility of the damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. They also may not apply to you because your country may not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental, consequential or other damages. Ah, so this is the thing your friend was crying over. It's something so stupid to do that I find it a bit insulting assume that I do it just because I said I wanted to make a AIO ISO to place on a USB drive.Hello? I'm a professional with a little less than a decade of experience. I did hack things for the odd gamer asking specifically for that, and even then I did say it was very risky. Windows stuff is touchy already as-is, I'm not going to hack anything for the sake of saving space on my installation medium (I use USB drives for a reason after all). I had issues with this thing in the past. It also requires more babysitting. Libreoffice is basically a continuation of OpenOffice, developed by the majority of OpenOffice devs that left Open Office when the owner donated the project to Apache (that put licencing issues on stuff). Can you tell me more about that? If you are talkative enough I'll add it to the guide as well.
  20. Yeah, because I can always totally explain how every OS and software I install works down to the slightiest detail. They are all closed boxes and this one makes no difference. I work on servers, workstations, manager's laptops, and all kinds of private-owned computers. I have absolutely no idea on how any of the machines I work with could seriously harm anyone. Other than blowing up for no reason anyway.For your education, all critical machinery I've seen runs on either its proprietary firmware (all hospital stuff for example) or on code written by the technicians setting it up (most industrial automation), not on Windows. Neither is stuff I touch (I have no qualifications to do so). Heck, Windows had so friggin buggy and unstable OS in the last decade that anyone running serious machinery from a PC (not just using a PC as an interface like for CAT imaging) deserves to be shot on sight. Hahahah, yeah right. I'm not in the US, here even medium-sized companies get away with so goofy illegal things you have no idea.I did refuse quite a few contracts when I discovered that they had clearly pirated all their Win7 pro and Office (dozens of machines), a couple servers, and all the friggin expensive CAD or 3D softwares they used for their job. The college I went at had 100+ computers, C++ compilers, office suites, and whatever else 100% pirated. And of course it still does. I'm more honest than that. I install only stuff they have valid keys and licences for. I'm technically just reinstalling and reactivating the same product. Even if it hurts my businness. The first program just tells me what is the unknown device. And i have already tools for that, that work even if the OS is dead. The latter just makes a backup of drivers. Since the OS of those machines was completely shredded when they landed on my table, it would have been useless. Also, you annoy me about using Win Toolkit being a so horrible risk and then admit to freely use other tools that are closed boxes just like it is. Where is the difference?
  21. What kind of reasoning is that? :g: If you need to write a document do you code your own Word-like application or download LibreOffice?For the same reason no sane guy is going to waste weeks in learning how to do it from scratch, then writing scripts and debugging the damn things in his spare time when there is a program that is so much better than a makeshift bunch of scripts and is done by people that have years of experience in doing this kinds of things. I have yet to see if it does what I need. Then we can talk of sharing loot. Smaller companies I usually work for don't have the bandwith needed to run even 5 machines downloading tons of updates at once while doing their jobs as well (as is the case for XP), and they don't allow me to do stuff at night.The same for people that ask me to fix their own computers, I don't have a murderously fast connection and there are times when I have 5 machines that need a new OS. The faster I do it, the happier they are. I remember times wehn I lost days on the Internet to find the right drivers for some random piece of hardware that the OS didn't recognize. This isn't fun. Since I started using a Win XP usb drive installer with integrated updates and drivers, my reputation (and contracts) skyrocketed since I had more time to fix real issues (usually tracking down and fixing faulty hardware) instead of wasting time babysitting OS reinstallations or finding drivers. Since more and more companies are switching to Win 7 as they phase out dead machines (and all new consumer PCs use one Win 7 or another), I'm looking for a good all-in-one solution like I found for XP. I need installers for Win 7 Starter, Home and Pro anyway, so why not make an All-In-One? Next time someone brings me a gaming rig to fix I'm gonna use that to make the ISO. :shifty: I thought I said I failed to notice any performance hit from such added features, not that there were none.All Win 7 optimizations I tried didn't result in a worthwile performance boost (some even made the OS more unstable). Switching from Home to Pro to Ultimate did not impact performance in noticeable ways even on netbooks. Apart from Aero on machines with limited graphics like netbooks, but that's pretty easy to turn off.
  22. I think you are overreacting a bit. I said I wasn't sure, and this detail isn't stated anywhere in the guides so I had no way to know. I'd like to hear Legolash2o on this too though, no offence.Anyway, good to know. This program is beyond awesome then. Every other tool I looked at was like I said. Something like that is useful for technicians and sysadmins, since with a single USB device (actually a couple dozen if you are into serious businness) you can fix from netbooks to desktops way faster than with a DVD.But seriously, a program like this is bound to attract people that find fun doing insane things for the sake of saying BWHAHAHAHA I HAVE ALL WIN7 and WIN8 ON THIS USB DRIVE, LIMITLESS POWAAAAAA!!!! :dancing: :dancing: Win 7 is a much different beast than its predecessors.From my experience, Starter is utter trash, it isn't lighter at all and has plenty of machine-crippling features for the sake of punishing you. I have not detected any differences in performance between the others. To make a quick example, all netbooks I had in my hands (stuff with dual-core atom processors) could run Ultimate without any impact on performance. This machine (the pentium D) runs Ultimate atm and it's faster than it ever was on Xp. They say it's because they implemented some way to keep all functions ready for launch without gobbling up a ton of resources like it was with Vista and XP.
  23. While the program is doing WIM manipulation (adding stuff to WIM with the AIO integrator), I've noticed that it leaves plenty of CPU power and RAM for other tasks even on my old machine. This is cool because it allows me to run it while doing other stuff, but.... What about adding an option that boosts the program's speed by dramatically increasing CPU load? This way if someone wants to run the program overnight, it can be run faster by sacrificing multitasking capability which is unnecessary if the user is asleep.
  24. Since doing WIM manipulation tasks takes a while, what about adding a function to save the current progress so you can shut down the program and then resume later? Would be a welcome addition for those that want to do lots of stuff but cannot keep their PC on for multiple days.
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