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Windows Post-Install Wizard (WPI for short) is a hypertext application designed for giving users choice. While Windows XP offers many ways of customizing the setup process out of the box, its major drawback is the lack of being able to select which applications an end user may install. In the past, end users and administrators needed to either download the files manually, or create overly complex scripts that could only be used once. WPI allows you to create one image, which can then be custom configured, and optionally, automated, so that end users can install any applications that have been configured into WPI.

Highlights!

4 more commandlines

Reboot issues fixed.

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Here is the 6.3 changelog:


v6.3 Updates - Released November 30th, 2007
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* Added code that will count the number of commands (and rega/regb) for
all programs. This way the progress bar will be fairly more accurate as
it updates per command instead of per program. (Zorphnog)

* Changed Taskkill to Tskill for a wider audience.
Usage = Tskill [program] Don't add the .exe, only add the tasks name.
i.e. "Tskill explorer"

* Major advances in implementing the run entries for WPI You now can have the
option of it running AFTER the desktop loads (Thanks ricktendo64)!
Look further along for the Post_$OEM$ archive.
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v6.2 Updates - Released August 10th, 2007
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* Fixed all of the issues with the extra 4 commandlines

* Sadly the Double quotes on regentries bug has returned so please
remember to remove the quotes from the regafter and regbefore lines...
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v6.1 Updates - Released July 27th, 2007
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* WPI will now automatically trim the paths to %wpipath%\Install\Blah.exe

* Added 4 more Commandlines.

* Turned the volume down a bit on the embeded media player.

* Fixed the reboot issues (zorphnog)

* Fixed the api error upon finalizing after a reboot (Zorphnog)
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v6 Updates - Released June 20, 2007
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* Fixed the double quotes bug on Registry Before\After!

* Moved hotkeys back to alt+

* Added Punjabi Language and updated several of the other languages.

* Added function of getfileversion.

* Added identifiers for Vista os disk.

* Compiled a whole new system for making the runonce & MCE theme entries for WPI
through RunWPI.exe to be used in cmdlines.txt

* Added the new official theme for WPI.

* Added check for Vista, getOSver()=="Vista". (mritter)
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Notes and Extras

Suggested disk folder layout:

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With the above folder layout all your config entries should read like:

%wpipath%\Install\Blah.exe

I have seperated the tools out from the main archive. You can download the tools here:

Tools archive.

Contents of the tools archive:

WPI Config Lister

CDSwitch

3 Custom themes for CDSwitch

autorun.inf <-- Updated and fixed

wpi.ico New icon thanks to WolfX2

TaskKillS.exe from sadicq

TaskKillS Instructions

Cleanup.exe (Deletes ALL icons from the desktop)

Reboot.exe (Dialog box that will reboot in 60 sec unless cncel is pressed)

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Here is a quick start package that will set your windows disk up to use WPI after the desktop loads.

This is for use with all versions of Windows 2000, XP and 2003!

To make use of this archive all you need to do is unRAR it and place the %oem% folder beside the I386 and WPI folders.

Post $OEM$ Folder (The forum is messing up this link so copy www.wpiw.net/downloads/Post_$oem$.rar )

Contents of the Post %OEM% archive:

cmdlines.txt

RunWPI.inf

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Here is a quick start package that will set your windows disk up to use WPI with runonceex.

This is for use with all versions of Windows 2000, XP and 2003!

To make use of this archive all you need to do is unRAR it and place the %oem% folder beside the I386 and WPI folders.

$OEM$ Folder (The forum is messing up this link so copy www.wpiw.net/downloads/$oem$.rar )

Contents of the %OEM% archive:

cmdlines.txt

RunWPI.exe (Sets the runonceex and MCE themeing entries used for WPI)

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NEW!!!

An $OEM%\WPI folder that sets up your WPI for RunOnceEx with the official Zune Microsoft Theme!

$OEM$-Zune Folder (The forum is messing up this link so copy www.wpiw.net/downloads/$oem$-zune.rar )

Contents of the %OEM%-Zune archive:

cmdlines.txt

RunWPI_Zune.exe

Use is as the same as the one above...

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This is for use with all versions of Windows Vista!

To make use of this archive all you need to do is unRAR it and place the Sources folder at the root of your CD.

Sources Folder.

Contents of the Sources archive:

setupcomplete.cmd (This needs to be several folders deep so I preset the folders for you)

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1978 .png images for your pleasure to use in your tooltips or whatever!

PNG Collection.

Here is a small tutorial on how to add an app to WPI!

Ok this is a sample (Very simple) configuration for CCleaner (A.K.A Crap Cleaner)

This assumes you have all of the WPI files either in the WPI folder at the root of your Windows cd or all of the WPI folders (Common, Graphics, WPIScripts, Tools, Install and Themes) and the file WPI.hta at the root of your cd.

Remember this is just the most basic and required entries for a program!

#1 Download the app and place it in the WPI\Install Folder. (CCleaner.exe in this example)

#2 Run WPI.hta and click on the "Config" button\Icon area.

#3 Choose the button at the very top above the config section that says "Add"

#4 Enter in the name section "CCleaner" <--No quotes! Then click on any other section of the config area to activate the rest of the wizard.

#5 You will notice the Unique ID section gets automatically configured for you.

#6 All apps are selected to be installed by default right from the start so if you don't want it selected by default you must uncheck this box. Also you can decide if you want this app to be a "Forced Install" or not.

#7 Choose a category for your app to be displayed in. If you want the app to be displayed in a category you don?t see simply chose other and a box will appear that will allow the entry of you choice.

#8 In the Command 1 section click on the little folder icon and browse to the WPI\Install folder and select the CCleaner.exe installer, this will place the full path to the installer in the commandline.

#9 Add the necessary switches for the program to run silently i.e. "%wpipath%\Install\CCleaner.exe" /s (This can be easily done for most standard apps by simply clicking on the USSF button on the far right of the commandline.)

#10 Select the Save and then the Exit buttons and you have now configured your first app!

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Themes are now hosted on WPI.net!!!

Please remember and donate!

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