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  1. I actually took interest in this program when I learned that the company has an official affiliation with the Church of Scientology. I was just curious to see if they were promoting the religion within the program itself. They don't. It seems to work well. I know a guy that swears by it (he's not a Scientologist, just to get that question out of the way). I have no complaints.

  2. UltraDefrag 4.3

    UltraDefrag_4.3.0_DumpyDoobyAddons_10.06.15.7z - 196 KB

    MD5: 12bc9827852ab36ea9b00e5a64b1e05a

    Installs To: %WINDIR%\UltraDefrag

    Shortcut: Utilities

    Last Updated: 20100615

    Notes: In previous versions, DriverPacks BASE would delete entries that were necessary for this addon, but I don't believe that will be a problem anymore since I changed the filenames. If you have issues, however, try installing this particular addon after you have already run BASE.

    License: GNU GPL

    Language: English; I removed all other language packs.

    Description: UltraDefrag is an open source disk defragmenter for Windows NT 4.0 and later operating systems. It makes use of the same defragmenting API used by many other windows defrag utilities, both open and closed source. However, UltraDefrag has many features that makes it unique. Firstly it has a kernel mode driver that does most of the work, secondly is the ability to run the application at boot up time in a manner similar to chkdsk. This allows for faster defragmentation time and the ability to defragment all files including system files. It can also defrag single file or multiple directory and can generate a list of all fragmented files. The program is available for both 32bit and 64bit version of Windows running on both AMD and Intel based processor.


    • Defragmentation algorithm was completely rewritten to be more effective. Click <Here> to know more about the algorithm.
    • GUI configuration utility to allow UD to be configured using a graphical window.
    • Very fast defragmentation, the work is done via a kernel mode driver which has an optimal defragging algorithm.
    • Single file or directory defragmentation ability. Select any file or folder in Explorer and choose the appropriate context menu item to defragment them.
    • Very small engine written in pure C.
    • PortableDefrag can be installed on demand which can be carried around in USB storage devices and used without any installation.
    • Nice graphical interface - compact and functional.
    • Safety, because the file moving is accomplished with Microsoft's own Defrag API.
    • Ability to generate html reports of fragmentation status.
    • Ability to include/exclude files based on simple filters.
    • Free: Distributed with full source code under the GNU General Public License.

  3. ie7pro 2.4.7

    IE7Pro_2.4.7_DumpyDoobyAddons_20090930.zip - 2.44 MB

    MD5: 8ba6b66872679b4428a04dbfa891ba24

    Installs To: %PROGRAMFILES%\Internet\IEPro

    Shortcut: none

    Last Updated: 20090930

    Notes: The following changes have been made:

    • Uninstaller has been removed. Personally, I like to keep ARP clean of debris. I don't really see anyone removing this program entirely. It takes up all of 3 MB and it can be disabled. At the moment, I don't intend to make an uninstaller for it.
    • Some settings are placed in the default profile's "Application Data" directory.

    License: Freeware
    Description: IE7Pro is a must have add-on for Internet Explorer, which includes a lot of features and tweaks to make your IE friendlier, more useful, secure and customizable. IE7Pro includes Tabbed Browsing Management, Spell Check, Inline Search, Super Drag Drop, Crash Recovery, Proxy Switcher, Mouse Gesture, Tab History Browser, Web Accelerator, User Agent Switcher, Webpage Capturer, AD Blocker, Flash Block, Greasemonkey like User Scripts platform, User Plug-ins, MiniDM, Google sponsored search,IE Faster and many more power packed features. You can customize not just Internet Explorer, but even your favorite website according to your need and taste using IE7Pro.
    • Enhance Internet Explorer's Tabbed Browsing Capabilities
      1. Double click to close tab.
      2. Open new tab from address bar.
      3. Enable/disable tab browse history manager.
      4. Enable/disable crash recovery
      5. Move the IE menu bar above the address bar
      6. Hide search bar.
      7. Modify the maxium number of parallel connections to the web server.
      8. Select the external program to view page source

      [*]Super Drag and Drop

      • With Super Drag and Drop enabled, you can open new links by simply dragging and dropping the link on the page. You can also Drag and Drop to search selected words with the default search engine or save the selected photo when Shift is held down.
    • Mouse Gesture
      • Mouse Gesture allow the user to execute commonly performed tasks (open/close a tab, go back, go forward , print , scrolling page etc.) by drawing a simple symbol on the screen.

      [*]Crash Recovery

      • Crash Recovery automatically restores all opened pages after a crash happened.
    • Save Page to Image
      • Flexible and easy-to-use tool that converts html page from any URL to image. It captures the whole web page's content into JPG, BMP , GIF , PNG or TIFF on the fly.

      [*]Quick Proxy Switcher

      • Different internet connections do often require completely different proxy server settings and it's a real pain to change them manually.

    • AD Blocker
      • Blocks all forms of advertising, including Flash ads, rich media, fly-ins, slide-ins, pop-ups, pop-unders, spyware and adware ads, and messenger ads.

      [*]Greasy monkey alike User Script

      • IE7Pro Script is to Internet Explorer7 as Greasemonkey is to Firefox. It lets you remix the Web via scripts.

    • Inline Search
      • Adds the inline search bar like firefox has, finds as you type, use the F3 and Enter Key to cycle between multiple results, highlight all results.

      [*]Spell Check

      • IE7Pro Spell Check will check any text you enter and alert you to possible errors by adding a red underline to any potentially misspelled words.

    • Grab&Drag
      • Grab & Drag mode permits you to "grab" the web page and move it within the pane by clicking and dragging the page.

  4. No problem. I'm working on integrating an offline defrag driver into my Windows XP setup, and I wanted it available during PRESETUP.CMD to instantiate it on next boot so that my ROE installs are applied to a freshly defragged partition. Anyway, to accomplish that I had to learn all of the registry flags for the HiveInf files, and it took me a while to find that info so I figured I'd share it here. Probably too niche for most people, but at least the info can be easily found now. :)


    As it turns out, those are all on gosh's website. I spent so much time looking for those. aww. lol.

  5. You can add INFs during textmode by adding entries to [HiveInfs.Fresh], [HiveInfs.Upgrade], and/or [HiveInfs.Fresh.RemoteBoot] (You should hopefully be able to figure out the meaning of those) in your TXTSETUP.SIF file. When you do this, the flags for registry entries changes slightly. Here they are.

    REG_SZ - 0x00000000

    REG_SZ_NOCLOBBER - 0x00000002

    REG_DWORD - 0x00010001

    REG_DWORD_NOCLOBBER - 0x00010003

    REG_MULTI_SZ - 0x00010000

    REG_BINARY - 0x00030003

    REG_EXPAND_SZ - 0x00020000

    REG_EXPAND_SZ_NOCLOBBER - 0x00020002

    REG_NONE - 0x00020001

    VALUE_NOT_SET - 0x00000010

    VALUE_NOT_SET_NOCLOBBER - 0x00000012

    The "noclobber" alternatives above indicate that if the registry entry already exists, it will not be overwritten. Obviously this is only useful if you're running an Update. On a Fresh install, it probably won't matter if you use a noclobber flag or not; the result is more than likely the same.

    A couple others that are more rare, and I'm not sure exactly under what conditions they ought to be used:

    REG_SZ - 0

    REG_SZ - [empty flag]

    REG_BINARY - 1

  6. If you don't mind sharing the source, can you include it?

    Generally the easiest way to just embed it into the file using the following syntax:

    FileInstall(@ScriptFullPath,@TempDir & @ScriptName)

    I'd like to create an output that isn't dependent on writing to a file and then displaying in Notepad.


    Just to disclose my intentions, I'm thinking of doing something along these lines...

    $swid = "display-drive-space";This is the ID. This is commonly used to prevent duplicate instances of the same program.
    Global $output_container = GUICreate($swid, 800, 600)
    Global $output_field = GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 2, 2, 796, 596, $WS_VSCROLL)
    GUICtrlSetFont($output_field, 9, 400, 0, "Courier New")
    GUICtrlSetData($output_field, "Hello World!" & @CRLF, 1)
    GUICtrlSetData($output_field, "Hello World Again!" & @CRLF, 1)

    That should be a good start for getting to show up in its own window, but it won't close properly just yet. You need to add a "Do Until" condition in a custom Close() function. Well, that's how I do it anyway. But don't add all of that verbatim. There should be some error checking, and there might be a way to dynamically change the dimensions of the output window and make the overall appearance a bit nicer. You follow?

  7. That was during the RAM bottleneck days. That was when the determining factor of a branded computer's price was its memory capacity, rather than its video card, CPU, storage capacity, or motherboard functionality (certainly all of those played a role, but the importance of RAM was marketed like crazy; even to this day, Joe Computer Dinosaur says, "How much RAM does it have???" when the real bottleneck these days is hard-drive speed).

    Naturally, it sparked a lot of snake oil salesmen claiming to have cures for inadequate RAM.

    How's that for a trip down memory lane? I feel old.

  8. actforu++

    Whether you have lots of memory or very little memory, minimem will not help, and it will actually hurt performance.

    The system memory manager already does a good job of paging out pages as necessary whenever there is memory pressure. And if an entire contiguous page has "leaked", then it will remain paged out since it will be unreferenced. Basically, the memory manager already does what this app purports to do. Except that the memory manager does a better, more efficient job of it.

    Paging memory out and paging memory in are both very expensive operations. So you should page out only when you have to (why is there a performance penalty for too little memory? because you are forced to page in and out more). Aggressively, indiscriminately paging out (vs. paging out only when necessary, as the system memory manger does) will not accomplish anything except *increase* the number of times you page out and page back in, and that will only hurt performance, no matter how little or how much memory you have. The only solution to memory leaks is to fix the bugs that cause them; there is no magic silver bullet like what minimem claims to be.

    Thanks for the info. I didn't realize that these programs were gimmicky. Are there any third party memory managers that you know of that do a better job than the system's memory manager?

  9. Is this upgradeable? If Microsoft pushes a Windows Media Player 11 hotfix, will the hotfix install properly without ruining this? I would assume that there would be some situations in which an upgrade could revert the appearance to more of a WMP11 look (by replacing DLLs that contain the resources that make the pretty colors and whatnot). If this were to happen, would the user wind up with a half-11, half-12 look, depending on which resources have been replaced by the hotfix?

    I'd rather not use this if security updates are going to send everything to Hell in a hand-basket.

  10. I took the liberty of updating this to the beta one. I adhere to RogueSpear's "multimode" standards, so this will require the parameters -ai (silent) or -ai1 (passive) in order to install unattended.

    A few differences:

    1. Current "Explorer" (e.g., winkey+E) and "ShellBrowser" (e.g., dbl-click "My Computer") layouts are backed up.

    2. My preferred settings and layout are imported upon installation.

    3. Includes an uninstaller, which restores ShellBrowser and Explorer layouts.

    Download: http://xp.xpdnc.org/QTTabBar_QTTabBar.exe

    I didn't fully test it, but it should work without issues. Let me know if there are any problems and I'll look into it.

  11. I just perused the batch file. It looks like it is extremely redundant. It would probably be easier if you just used the Call commands as pseudo-functions. Example snip-it below:

    Call :MeatAndPotatoes msobmain dll MSOBMAIN DL_ 45
    Call :MeatAndPotatoes msoeres dll MSOERES DL_
    Call :MeatAndPotatoes msoobe exe MSOOBE EX_
    Call :MeatAndPotatoes mspaint exe MSPAINT EX_

    Set name=%~1
    Set ext=%~2
    Set big=%~3
    Set com=%~4
    If NOT [%~5]==[] Title XPtsp script Progress %~5%%%...
    If NOT Exist "i386\%big%.%com%" Set com=%ext%
    If NOT Exist "i386\%big%.%com%" Goto :EOF
    %xp% "i386\%big%.%com%" "%tmp%\%name%.%ext%" >nul
    If Exist "i386\%name%.%ext%" Del "i386\%name%.%ext%" >nul
    %rh% %ao% "%tmp%\%name%.%ext%", "%tmp%\%name%.%ext%", "%res%\%name%.%ext%.res",,,&Echo patching %name%.%ext%
    %pe% -c %tmp%\%name%.%ext% >nul
    Set com=%~4
    %cab% /D CompressionType=LZX /D CompressionMemory=21 "%tmp%\%name%.%ext%" "i386\%big%.%com%" >nul
    Goto :EOF

    The "Goto :EOF" will not cause the batch file to close. "MeatAndPotatoes" is instantiated as though it were a separate file all together (but it's not). This can also be helpful if you want to keep log files of what your batch file is doing. Syntax is precisely the same way that you would send STDOUT to any other file ... like so:

    Call :MeatAndPotatoes msobmain dll MSOBMAIN DL_ 45>>LogFileForLogging.log
    Call :MeatAndPotatoes msoeres dll MSOERES DL_>>LogFileForLogging.log

  12. I am having a really difficult time deciding on which driver to use. Can someone help me out here?

    The following three drivers have been released or updated within the last week so it's not like any of these are no longer in development. Halp? :(

    1. http://www.fs-driver.org/

    2. http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2fsd

    3. http://blog.tiensivu.com/aaron/archives/32...P-and-2003.html

    They all seem like viable options. Does anyone know which one is best? There are also RVMi (or nLite, if you swing that way) add-ons for each of these.

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