AMIRZ Posted December 4, 2008 Share Posted December 4, 2008 (edited) Microsoft Tablet PC Input Panel For Xp Pro/Home/MCE (TIP)(Installer, Uninstallable, and It Doesnt Replace Any System File!)PS: If you want more Vista and Windows 7 applications and features on XP, then please also visit (Recommended):"List of Most Vista and Windows 7 Applications for XP"*) Please also read more related info about it (Tablet function in Xp Pro/Home/MCE) by visiting previous related threads by me :LATEST UPDATE: Using some efforts, you can also use this TIP installer to restore / repair original TIP/Tablet PC Input Panel in Xp Tablet PC 2005 OS and add some additional tweaks and shortcuts to it as well (no guarantee though, always create backup/system restore point before). Thanks for the last info that i got before...- Vista Snipping Tool, Sticky Notes, Inkball for Xp:http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=19718- Windows Journal for Xp:http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=19894- Xp Tablet PC PowerToys Ported to Xp All Editions (Tablet APIs Emulation in Xp Pro/Non Tablet)http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=19910IMPORTANT NOTE, PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: 1). Installing too many apps may need more resource (depends on your system/specs). Please consider about that.2). For Windows Xp : Xp Tablet PC 2005 (in Tablet PC) and Xp Pro/Home/MCE in Desktop PC/Laptop with Mouse (minimal, just for fun) or better Tablet-like hardware (e.g Mouse Pen, please read below), Also Windows Vista (some apps)3). About Inking/Handwriting in PC and Laptop -> Recommended for Tablet PC Behavior in PC/Laptop: Although you can still use Mouse (with its limitation) To make handwriting and inking more easier in PC/Laptop (non-Tablet) with Xp Pro/Home/MCE, then you can also use Mouse Pen Tablet Hardware for PC (recommended, e.g the ones from Wacom and Genius) which you can get only for less than $60, much cheaper than real Tablet PC. It's also more helpful if you're a Graphic Designer (by using some apps such as Corel Painter or Photoshop etc), especially when you're working with PC/Conventional Laptop.=======================================================================================- Tablet PC Input Panel in Xp Pro/Home/MCE (The port version in "Normal Xp/Pro, Home, MCE):Again, thx alot and full credits to my best friend and my brother in Wincert Bro Jdd (JeremyDDual, dev) for previously porting original Windows 7 Math Input Panel (MIP) to Xp and Vista here (Wincert):http://www.wincert.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=4865 -> Get Original Windows 7 Math Input Panel in Xp/Vista by JddThe Most important thing, It's the first original Windows 7 Application that already ported to Xp! Congrats Bro (though it still lacks some functionality for now i.e Handwriting recognition) but still good job, and better than nothing at all. However i think it's not complete yet if you have MIP installed but not TIP (Tablet PC Input Panel) since they are all integral parts of Tablet PC Components for Xp Tablet PC, Vista, and Windows 7, for each other. In order to get TIP as MIP's companion So i have created and uploaded the installer version (uninstallable too without any "hack"/touching system files). It's more technically easier for most Xp end users to get TIP as stand alone application installer rather than "hacking way" (ala MSFN) or deploying add ons. Just install all prerequisites, install the installer, done. And it's easy uninstallable like other 3rd parties (not as Windows locked part) as you can remove it easily anytime, and it doesnt touch/replace any system files!Tablet PC Input Panel (or called TIP) is a virtual keyboard application with handwriting and gesture recognizition that only exists in Xp Tablet PC. However Vista (Premium and Ultimate/Non-Basic Edition) and also Windows 7 already have newer versions of TIP as part of tablet PC component. Not like Xp (with separated OS version for Tablet) In Vista and Windows 7 (premium/Ultimate), it's enabled by default, even in Desktop and Laptop PC!But since now you can also have original TIP in Xp Pro, Home, and MCE for free as a stand alone application, and it's 100% uninstallable, not as Windows core application. And no system files replaced/touched (clean)!If you like to enhance your Xp (Pro, Home, MCE) to have feature like Xp Tablet PC and Vista/Windows 7, then maybe you also like to install and have TIP. It's been tweaked and enhanced for PC/Laptop even more than the original one (i.e no annoying TIP icon in taskbar, you can launch TIP by using shortcut like Vista, Vista Icon, etc). TIP can be useful as OSK (On Screen Keyboard) Replacement, Inking and handwriting, text and speech recognition, GUI and desktop enhancement, etc. Make your Xp have "More Complete Features" (Ultimate) like Vista. Enjoy for free.Some TIP Screenshoots in Desktop/Laptop PC - 1 (Features, The port version in Xp Pro/Home/MCE) Note: The TIP (framework) skinning engine depends on Xp theme itselfUsed On Screen Keyboard (OSK) Feature in Tablet Input Panel to type text in Notepad and any Word/Text Processor etc (supported apps): Tablet Input Panel vs Standard Xp On Screen Keyboard (OSK) to type text in Notepad and any Word/Text Processor etc:Undocked/Floating Tablet Input Panel (after clicking a small floating TIP icon on text area in Notepad and any Word/Text Processor etc):Handwriting Recognition Feature in Tablet Input Panel (easily converts your handwriting/inking/"drawing" lol to text, even can be voice or vice versa! (additional/optional feature)):Screenshoots - 2 (For GUI Comparison):- Tablet PC Input Panel in Xp Pro/Home/MCE (The port version in "Normal Xp/Pro, Home, MCE):- Tablet PC Input Panel in Vista (Ultimate/Premium/Business/Enterprise):- Tablet PC Input Panel in Windows 7 (Beta):Operating Systems and Prerequisites/Dependencies for TIP (included in Readme.txt in each downloaded package): -> Main prerequisites (required) : At least you must have .Net Framework 1.1, Journal Viewer, and Tablet PC Recognizer installed -> Lite (see the link below). The remaining ones are optional.(Required/Critical):- Windows Xp Non-Tablet PC All editions (Home, Professional, Media Center Edition) Service Pack 2 and/or Service Pack 3 (or higher) on Xp supported Desktop PC/Laptop/Tablet PC hardwares- User with Administrator Rights (The TIP will be installed for All Users)Please make sure you have installed these following prerequisites (most of them are freewares) below before installing Tablet PC Input Panel that ported to "normal" Xp:Note: All of their binaries/features have already built in Xp Tablet PC 2005 SP2 OS such as .Net Framework 1.1. So you have to install them all in Xp Pro/Home/MCE too for enabling some Tablet only applications- For Xp Pro only: Microsoft .Net Framework 1.0 SP3 (1.0375) and .Net Framework 1.1 (or maybe higher version) -> Required, (Note: Both of Versions 1.0.3705 and 1.1.4322 are already built in MCE 2005 and might be usually latest updated Xp OSes)Xp MCE 2005 with latest update (e.g Upgrade Rollup 2) already have all required updated frameworks component (built in) so usually no need to install/reinstall them:Download .net framework 1.0 SP3:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=enDownload .net framework 1.1 SP1 :http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en- Microsoft Windows Journal Viewer 1.5 -> Required, (If you have installed some ports from both/either Xp and Vista Tablet i.e Windows Journal, Inkball, Snipping Tool, and/or Sticky Notes before, then you have already had it for Tablet Inking APIs in Xp Pro/Home/MCENote: If you have Microsoft Office 2003 or 2007 installed in Windows Xp (since they have included Inking support – built in), then it seems usually you don’t need Windows Journal Viewer anymore (in most cases). Office Xp needs Tablet update enhancement (free - “Improved Inking Recognition”) to have itDownload: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;DisplayLang=en- Microsoft Windows Xp Tablet PC Recognizer Pack (TPR/TRP/TPG) -> Required, for Inking/Handwriting and/or Gesture Recognition to Typing features in Writing and Character Pad, which you can download Tablet PC Recognizer Pack 2005 from Microsoft Website for free. Download:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=enIf you’re an English user (US and UK) then instead of downloading 80 Mb TPR (Multi-Languages) It's also available as “Lite” versions for English (US and UK) based language users for only about 3 Mb installer (recompiled by me):English-US: http://www.4shared.com/file/61605471/ef2a9...rified=cc25d654English-UK: http://www.4shared.com/file/61606098/1dc90...rified=cc25d654also there might be some other trusted sources to get themNote: If you don’t install TPR, then you can only get the On-Screen Keyboard (OSK) feature only.If the TIP (Tablet PC Input Panel) still doesn’t look or work properly after installing it and you have also met system requirements and installed all main prerequisites Also please go to Control Panel -> “Regional and Language Options” applet then make sure you have:- Enabled Xp Language Bar setting- Checked “Extend support of advanced text services to all programs” and - Unchecked “Turn off advanced text services” - Then restart your computerSince they are usually automatically arranged during TIP installation process, but you can also set up them before or after installing to make sure it’s enabled (Note: If your language (Non-English) is not supported or you don’t have Xp MUI pack/localization, then the Writing and Character pad will be disabled by default(Optional -> Not critical/required):- Microsoft Speech Recognition SDK 5.1 + Microphone -> Optional, only for Speech Recognition to Text feature in TIP application (Like Vista and Xp Tablet PC, Of course you have to connect the microphone to PC/Laptop/Tablet before), needs Microphone (For vice versa or Text to Speech feature, Xp already have it as built in “hidden” feature or also better to install Free Microsoft Reader for PC/Laptop)Download:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=enNote: Office Xp, 2003, and 2007 or later all already have the basic feature (Basic Speech Recognition) if installed. Also the UI if you have installed Microsoft Plus! (Seems it’s not officially distributed anymore by Microsoft- Tablet PC SDK 1.7 -> Though it’s not required for TIP at all, but you can also install it i.e to update afew binary files i.e wisptis.exe in system32 in p Pro/Home/MCE (SP2). Also some Tablet-Only applications also need it for running properly in Xp Non Tablet (Pro, Home, MCE) e.g. Snipping Tool Tablet PC (from Tablet PC Experience Pack) etcDownload:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en- Tablet PC Hardware or Pen Mouse for Desktop/Laptop PC (e.g from Wacom or Genius) -> Optional but it’s highly recommended for Inking and Handwriting rather than a standard mouse (though mouse can still be used as minimal), as the main purpose. Another function: For example, it’s also more helpful than mouse if you’re a Graphic Designer who uses some applications e.g Adobe Photoshop or Corel Painter by using Pen Mouse in PC/Laptop. It can bring/simulate some “Tablet Behavior” to your PC/Laptop and still be much cheaper than original Tablet hardware. Very useful enough.- It’s very recommended to enable Quick Launch (per-user setting) for placing TIP shortcut before or after installing which you can directly launch TIP anytime by using the Quick Launch shortcut (you can easily hide it anytime you want) instead of “Old TIP taskbar icon” that’s disabled in this port version though you can also restore it back easily, since it looks “annoying” in PC and Laptop non-Tablet GUI even for some Tablet Users (following Vista that hides it too by default). Screenshot -> Launch Xp TIP better by using Quick Launch shortcut etc like Vista instead of "old taskbar icon":Note: Thx alot to YahooGroups (Tablet PC section) for providing tip.exe and floattip.exe, very useful. Even the direct shortcuts and instant floating binaries are still not available in original Xp Tablet PC 2005 (By default). So please enjoy these enhancements!Important Note:Some Enhancement/Tweaked Features (especially for Xp Pro/Home/MCE in Deskop/Laptop PC): -> Even it's more enhanced than the original one in Xp Tablet PC OS!For Examples:- Built in installer as add on/stand alone application for Windows, fast, and easy uninstallable as well as other ones (not like other previous guides that with huge binaries and must-do extreme conversion from Xp to Tablet).- Very Light (only about 2,3 Mb for installer binary) that excludes some required prerequisites (.Net Framework 1.0 SP3 (1.0375) + 1.1 SP1, Journal Viewer 1.5 (or Office 2003/2007 in most cases), and Tablet PC Handwriting/Gesture Recognizer from Microsoft/me (Lite), all for free).- Tweaked/removed/patched some Tablet PC-only limitations so it can also be used on "normal" Xp with Standard Desktop PC/Laptop as well.- No Taskbar TIP Icon anymore by default (you still can restore it back later as original TIP), more easier-accessible by using some TIP shortcuts (e.g TIP shortcut in Quick Launch, per-user setting).- No On-Screen Keyboard (OSK) on Log on Screen (you can restore it back later as original TIP), guaranteed, not annoying anymore for i.e Desktop PC while you booting/logging on/switching users.- New shortcuts on Start Menu to launch TIP like Vista (Accessories\Tablet PC), also on Quick Launch (per-user setting) instead of "old" TIP icon on Taskbar (that disabled by default), help file etc.- Some features above to enable/disable (customize) floating TIP and also disable TIP totally (the services) i.e for keeping the computer resource up without uninstalling it at all till you're ready to enable it back.- Sure, you can still use standard mouse or even touchpad (minimally) to create any handwriting, gesture, or inking on Desktop/Laptop PC but it's more better and easier if you also have a Pen Mouse Hardware for your Desktop/Laptop PC, so you can do it as well as a real pen for Tablet PC!- As original, the new Tablet PC 2005 framework skinning GUI engine also depends on Xp theme itself.- Easy-Uninstallable, like other 3rd party application (not as Windows locked feature). No critical/original Windows system files replaced/changed during TIP installation process. It only enhance your system as the main purpose.- Support for Multilanguages (see the Language Bar). MUI/localization pack must be installed first. If not then English will still be the default one.- Your Xp Pro/Home/MCE OS(es) won't be hacked/changed at all (once again, no critical/original Windows system files replaced/changed during TIP installation process) and it/they will still always be original and genuine as first time (not like previous "hacking way" which really "converts" your Xp to Xp Tablet PC only to get some Tablet Components installed), check the system properties or about Windows to prove it. WGA (Windows Genuine Validation) etc is not affected at all.* DOWNLOAD UPDATED TABLET PC INPUT PANEL INSTALLER:1) Tablet PC Input Panel 2005 for Xp Pro/Home (New Installer, Uninstallable):The latest TIP version for Xp (Originally from Xp Tablet PC 2005 ported to Xp Pro) with more ehanced feature:MD 5: 548d16214b97ffad2bda4c2e2683f9b9Download (Only 4,82 Mb):http://www.4shared.com/file/73824094/a589a...ted_to_Xp_.htmlLATEST UPDATE: Using some efforts, you can also use this TIP installer to restore / repair original TIP/Tablet PC Input Panel in Xp Tablet PC 2005 OS and add some additional tweaks and shortcuts to it as well (no guarantee though, always create backup/system restore point before). Thanks for the last info that i got before...2) Tablet PC Input Panel "Classic/Old" (pre Tablet PC 2005) for Xp Pro/Home (New Installer, Uninstallable):Note: Although it looks old, but it can be freely "docked" like Vista with light resource (some removed features too):MD5 :e1d9f7418142619ef1307c87badc5c1cDownload (Only 4,0 Mb):http://www.4shared.com/file/86168005/100d5...l_Editions.htmlNote: If you're interested, you still can't install and have both of them all, please only choose either of them above, or at least uninstall b4 installing another.Please Note: Since some app files might have been "patched" or "compressed" (packed) to work properly on another Xp OS editions etc and it might be a necessary effort for that beside the installing code itself, then some "false alarm" or "false positive" may happen to some clean exe installers/apps /installation process (rare) although they are actually clean and safe and does not pose a threat to your system.. The term false positive is used when antivirus software wrongly classifies an innocuous ( inoffensive ) file as a virus. The incorrect detection may be due to heuristics or to an incorrect virus signature in a database.Usually some great and famous antiviruses (such as Kaspersky, AVG, Norman, McAfee, etc) won't have the such problem so far bcoz they will work better. If that happens, then you can simply ignore it and continue installing as it's guaranteed actually 100% safe and clean by me. But again, it's still 100% your own choice and right to decide.============================================================================NOTE: Some/Other Advantages for All Desktop PC, Laptop, and Tablet PC Users:Mmm, as i said above, For Desktop/Laptop users with Xp non-tablet OS (Pro, Home, MCE), since now they can be more happier by enhancing their Xp OSes (Pro/Home/MCE) to have all features by default (Ultimate etc), without any limitation/separation or separated Xp OSes anymore (like Vista's way for desktop) i.e for Desktop customization (fun) or using some inking/handwriting Tablet apps (by using either mouse or special mouse pen for inking in desktop PC as said above) in some useful/productive activities (i.e for graphic designers or people who often like/use handwriting and handdrawing by using the apps/features as said above), can be useful for them, etc etc...============================================================================3rd Party Alternative for Tablet Input Panel (Inker): Atozed software has released a new alternative for Tablet PC Input Panel in both Xp Tablet PC 2005 and Vista(needs .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 installed for both), it's called "Inker" (Beta). However you can also get Inker working in Xp Pro/Home/MCE by installing Windows Journal Viewer 1.5, Tablet Recognizer Pack above, and .Net Framework 3.5 SP1. Download / Try Atozed Inker Input Panel: http://www.atozed.com/inker/index.en.aspx============================================== - Some Good 3rd Party Virtual Keyboard apps (OSK) especially for Tablet PC users:Comfort On Screen Keyboard (shareware): -> Designed for multipurposes (cool app 4 me)http://www.comfortkeyboard.com/Updated: Alternatively you can also download the free legal version (from giveaway) of Comfort Keys Lite that contains the Comfort On Screen Keyboard feature (built-in) for free here: http://www.4shared.com/file/136043706/25d83c14/Comfort_Keys_Lite_3680_full_wi.html (100% legal)Inscribe (Free): -> Designed for both UMPC and Tablet PChttp://www.iliumsoft.com/site/fp/inscribe.phpWith them even you could get much better OSK in Xp than the default one in Windows 7... =======================================================================================(Since Windows 7 has included all tablet PC features as well as Vista and Xp Tablet PC..)- Convert Xp Pro/Home/MCE 2005 to Xp Tablet PC 2005 OS without reinstalling the OS:If you really want to convert Xp to real Xp Tablet PC 2005 OS without reinstalling/reformatting the OS (it will be recognized as original MCE 2005 by MS and updated!). Useful i.e you have Tablet PC with Vista installed but still want to: dual boot it with Xp but you only have original Xp Pro. Just convert it to Xp Tablet PC for free.Also: Download "The Concept of XP Ultimate Edition.pdf":http://www.4shared.com/file/134898335/c4a84645/The_Concept_of_XP_Ultimate_Edition.html- Visit: http://www.4shared.com/dir/15605295/5d4fb72f/Xp_OS_Transformation_Packs__Tablet_PCMCE_.html1) Install:-Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0-Install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0.3705 and It's SP3.-Copy "Copy2Gac.exe" to "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705"-Install Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 and its SP1.2) Navigate : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA and create a key named TabletPC now add a string value named "Installed" and set as 1Or directly double click "TabletPC.reg" to merge it into registry->Optional though to finally convert the OS to Xp Tablet PC 2005 as you can see the System Properties changed.But finally the system will still be Tablet PC 2005 OS after some MS updates and boots though.Install Tablet PC 2005 U can replace above commands for MCE or add both MCE+TPC with these commandsGet tabletpc.inf (included) .copy to C:\windows\inf\ ; then Run following commands to install Tablet PC components: Open Command Prompt (Run -> Type "CMD" without Quotes) or directly double click"TABLETPC.cmd" to run the Tablet PC commands (included).rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection TPG 128 tabletpc.infrundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection System 128 tabletpc.infrundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection OOBE 128 tabletpc.infrundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection Notebook 128 tabletpc.infrundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection StickyNotes 128 tabletpc.infrundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection AllShortcuts 128 tabletpc.infrundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection SRInstall 128 tabletpc.infrundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection AllReg 128 tabletpc.infC:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705\Copy2Gac.exe /i /a /p:"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\1.7\"Note: After executing command, it will open new dialog window and ask you to navigate/browse to where you placed TabletPC.cab. Follow and do it.To make Tablet PC Input Panel etc working/updated, just download and reinstall SP2/SP3 on Xp. Done.Thanks to neo.JoeJoe - Download Xp to Xp Tablet PC 2005 OS transformation package (no need to reinstall the OS), guide included:Name : Convert_Xp_to_Xp_Tablet_PC_2005.zipSize : 71 Mbhttp://www.4shared.com/file/105884214/df15e439/Convert_Xp_to_Xp_Tablet_PC_2005.htmlAfter that, please download and/or reinstall SP2 or SP3 for Xp (SP3 is recommended since it's the last one) (i.e to fix/update Tablet PC Input Panel version etc) or using Windows Update.Xp SP2: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=049C9DBE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=enXp SP3: http://www.microsoft.com/DownLoads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5b33b5a8-5e76-401f-be08-1e1555d4f3d4&displaylang=enNote: The process is not reversible/uninstallable though...- Special/Recommended Stuffs For XP Tablet PC 2005 Users: Download tip.exe and floattip.exe + some TIP tweaks (Btw it was also included in TIP installer for XP Pro/Home/MCE/2003):Since we can't create shortcut to launch Tablet PC Input Panel (TIP) directly other than the standard icon on taskbar (maybe there's some hidden parameter to launch it, but i don't know so far), In Vista we can launch TIP by just clicking the shortcut on start menu (this is available in my TIP installer for XP Pro and Home). For Xp Tablet PC 2005 users alternatively you can double click tip.exe or the shortcut of it to launch TIP. Also sometimes Xp Tablet PC users can't always find floating icon i.e when launching Notepad with TIP (maybe depending on brand/hardwares/some drivers etc), then you can use floattip.exe to fix/show the floating TIP icon always. Small size and very useful.Download: http://www.4shared.com/file/131012916/83a6f6c4/tipexe__floattipexe_for_Xp_Tablet_PC_2005.htmlDownload Vista Pack for Xp Tablet PC 2005: http://www.4shared.com/file/100354314/1eb8...plications.html -> Make Tablet PC applications (Windows Journal, Inkball, Sticky Notes etc) look like the ones in Vista / Windows 7 Download Vista / Windows 7 Icons for TIP, Journal, Sticky Notes, Inkball (XP Tablet PC Applications):http://www.4shared.com/file/131121973/3bdfa356/Vista_7_Icons_for_TIP_Journal_Inkball_Sticky_Notes.html=========================================- Convert Xp Pro/Home/Tablet PC 2005 to Xp MCE 2005 without reinstalling the OS: If you really want to convert Xp to real Xp MCE 2005 OS without reinstalling/reformatting the OS (it will be recognized as original MCE 2005 by MS and updated!)Some files already included in the package (mediactr.cab, inf so on). You can download my package below(1.)Install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0Install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0.3705 and It's SP3.Copy "Copy2Gac.exe" to "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705" (Optional)Install Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 and its SP1.Install WMP 10 or 11 and Supported MCE DVD Decoder such as ones from NVIDIA, Sonic, or WinDVD.(2.)modify MCE registryOpen regedit.exe, goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA,create key named “MediaCenter”. Create DWORD Value named “Installed” in key and valued “1”.“Installed” value in “MediaCenter” of XP (VLK Ver) OS must be String Value but DWORD value. And “Installed” value in “MediaCenter” key in all server 2003 OS must be string values. Because there are no WinXP MCE VLK and Win 2003 MCE versions. You can’t login if these values are DWORD!If there is “Installed” valued “0” in “MediaCenter” in your Windows XP, you can not modify it in current OS.You must use “load HIVE” function in another OS (in another PC/partition) like this: Click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.From the File menu, choose Load Hive,Navigate to the registry location on your OS such as c:\windows\system32\config\system,name it “temp”.after you modified the value to “1”,click temp,choose “unload HIVE” to save it.You can also use Bart PE bootable disc or my fave: ERD Commander 2005 CD (google or download Here )(3.)install Media CenterGet medctroc.inf, plusoc.inf, sonic.inf (all included) .copy them to C:\windows\inf\ ; then Run following commands to install Media CenterOpen Command Prompt (Run -> Type "CMD" without Quotes) or directly double click"MCE.cmd" to run the MCE commands (included).Install Media Center (Need MEDIACTR.CAB):rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection Freestyle 128 medctroc.infInstall Windows Digital Media Enhancement (Need plus.cab):rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusGold 128 plusoc.infrundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusSpac 128 plusoc.infrundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusDavn 128 plusoc.infrundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusNatr 128 plusoc.infrundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusMpix 128 plusoc.infrundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusDancer 128 plusoc.infrundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusParty 128 plusoc.infrundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusAudio 128 plusoc.infrundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusCDLM 128 plusoc.infrundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection PlusTheme 128 plusoc.infInstall Sonic DVD and CD Burning (Need sonic.cab):rundll32 setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection SonicDVDandCDBurning 128 sonic.infNote: After executing command, it will open new dialog window and ask you to navigate/browse to where you placed mediactr.cab, sonic.cab, and plus.cab. Follow and do it.4) update your MCE 2005 to UR2 (Update Rollup 2). Download it from Microsoft Download Center for free (also with other higher MCE updates if available).NOTE:1.Please open full Video and Audio acceleration in Windows Server 2003Create a folder named "ehome" if it doesnt exist on Server 2003. Copy "CUSTSAT.dll" to it.2.this way also can be applied to Windows XP/2003 x64 Edition, Both “Installed” must be string values3.if you have MCE remote control,MCE remote keyboard U can use Drives for XP in Windows Server 2003.4.Can not install MCE upgrades in Windows Server 2003 because the OS is not WinXP,and there're some other problems by this cause.5.Can not install Update Rollup 2 for MCE2005 when "Installed" is string value.so when you use XP VOL, you can expand "WindowsXPMediaCenter2005-KB900325-XXX.exe",and install upgrades listed in "paths.ini" manual.Thanks to neo.JoeJoe - Download Xp to Xp MCE 2005 OS transformation package (no need to reinstall the OS), guide included:Name : Convert_Xp_to_Xp_MCE_2005.zipSize : 165 Mbhttp://depositfiles.com/en/files/e36w3x9jaAfter you have converted Xp to Xp MCE 2005, then please download and install:- Download Update Rollup 2 for MCE 2005 KB900325 : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en- Download April 2006 Update Rollup KB914548 : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en- Download Vista Skin for Xp MCE 2005:File Name: Vista Skin For Xp MCE 2005.zipSize: 9,73 Mbhttp://www.4shared.com/file/83004700/39da028f/Vista_Skin_For_Xp_MCE_2005.htmlUpdated MCE version + skin:- Download update Rollup October 2006 KB925766 : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925766and some other latest updates. Note: Again They are not included in SP3 for Xp, you have to download and install them all manually.- Download Vista Skin For Xp MCE 2005 (Build 5.1.2715.3011):File Name: Vista Skin For Xp MCE 2005 (Build 5.1.2715.3011).zipSize: 9,73 Mbhttp://www.4shared.com/file/88509509/e32273d1/Vista_Skin_For_Xp_MCE_2005__Build_5127153011_.html=========================================================SPECIAL VISTA PACK FOR XP TABLET PC 2005 APPLICATIONS:This special pack is to change some Xp Tablet PC 2005 Applications (Tablet PC Input Panel/TIP, Journal, Inkball, Sticky Notes) look like the ones in Vista Ultimate/Premium/Enterprise (or even maybe on Windows 7) "little" xD. Working on original Windows Xp Tablet PC 2005 and the "converted versions" of it (e.g Xp Pro/Home which have been "converted" yet to Tablet PC 2005 OS) all. Btw you can also get "vistaized" Inkball game and Sticky Notes working fine "portably" on Xp Pro/Non tablet PC only by installing Windows Journal Viewer and .Net framework 1.1. If you don't have Xp Tablet PC 2005 OS but still want some of its components on Xp Pro/Home by default (just like Windows Vista/Seven) Google it or you can read my threads (Wincert and WinMatrix) about how to easily convert Xp Pro/Home/MCE to Tablet PC 2005 or have some components of it etc: http://www.wincert.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=5023 and you can also do the same with MCE 2005 on Xp Pro/Home/Tablet PC (Windows Media Center): http://www.wincert.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=5602 Yeah, the versions of above Tablet PC applications in Vista only have little different GUIs, especially icon (and toolbar on Journal). So you can change/replace them for having the same icons with Vista's ones. This pack even will add some additional components which are some Vista-like Tablet PC control panel applets (Vista Tablet PC and Pen applets) on Xp control panel, yeah just really like Vista xD (as well as my Tablet PC Input Panel Installer for Xp Pro, Home, MCE etc on Wincert and WinMatrix forums). Completely with guide (included) for more info...:- Download Vista Pack for Xp Tablet PC 2005 Applications:Name: Vista Pack for Xp Tablet PC Applications.zip Size: only 2,38 MbMD5 check: 1ee15a35a8397b36ded9ba6c0a420f0ehttp://www.4shared.com/file/100354314/1eb8...plications.htmlOK, That's all. Enjoy and Cya! ...and Long live Xp! :thumbsup_anim:- Microsoft TouchPack for Windows 7 OEM (Tablet PC) and Multitouch Features:While there's TouchPack for Windows 7 (Tablet PC), actually XP Tablet PC users can still get Touchpack for XP (with different apps and games though). Just download here for free (MUI and English):http://www.4shared.com/file/110117421/26e78ca9/Microsoft_TouchPack_UMPC_Xp.html and http://www.4shared.com/file/106202010/5e94d9a8/Microsoft_Touchpack_UMPC_Xp__English_.html (only for Xp Tablet PC 2005). Note: Non tablet PC XP users may also get some features of it: http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.php?/topic/21199-tablet-pc-input-panel-for-xp-pro-home-mce-and-original-windows-7-mat/ and http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.php?/topic/21358-official-microsoft-wmp-brilliant-black-skin/ also http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.php?/topic/19910-xp-tablet-pc-powertoys-ported-to-normal-xp-pro-home-mce/ (: Tablet PC features on XP Pro/Home). Moreover Xp and Vista Tablet PC users can still get Multitouch drivers for their device from some OEM manufacturer (like Dell, just google e.g Here) while the feature is already built in Windows 7.==========================================================================Recommendation: Again, if you only want to get working MCE and/or Tablet PC applications on your Xp Pro/Home/MCE (for tablet apps)/Tablet PC (for MCE app)/Server 2003 especially for "Windows customization and standard usability purposes" e.g make it like Vista etc, then it might be enough to install them using my instant Windows Media Center and Tablet PC installers etc. But if you really want to build a real Media Center PC or install it on real Tablet PC with all equipments, then it might be better (recommended) to get original Xp MCE 2005 or Tablet PC 2005 (legal or...lol) or at least you can also convert your current Xp/2003 OSes to Xp MCE 2005 and/or Tablet PC 2005 (or even both) using above ways as recommended. Especially since they might have been intentionally designed and optimized for the purpose by MS (e.g some settings, basic drivers, etc). Please consider about the advantages and disadvantages, pros and cons, before doing the job. You can still use the same skin/GUI on them using e.g My Vista Skin for Xp MCE 2005 or Vista Pack for Xp Tablet PC 2005 applications to make the apps like the ones in Vista / Windows 7, get them here or from my other related threads. Anyway good luck and long live Xp.=====================================================================Xp OS Transformation Packs:- Download: Convert Xp Pro, Home to Xp MCE 2005 Pack without clean install:http://depositfiles.com/en/files/e36w3x9jaVista Skin for Xp MCE 2005 (Windows Media Center):http://www.4shared.com/file/88509509/e3227...127153011_.htmlhttp://www.4shared.com/file/83004700/39da0...p_MCE_2005.html- Download: Convert Xp Pro, Home, MCE to Xp Tablet PC 2005 Pack without clean install:http://depositfiles.com/en/files/173n1c4m1- Special/Recommended Stuffs For XP Tablet PC 2005 Users: Download tip.exe and floattip.exe + some TIP tweaks (Btw it was also included in TIP installer for XP Pro/Home/MCE/2003):Since we can't create shortcut to launch Tablet PC Input Panel (TIP) directly other than the standard icon on taskbar (maybe there's some hidden parameter to launch it, but i don't know so far), In Vista we can launch TIP by just clicking the shortcut on start menu (this is available in my TIP installer for XP Pro and Home). For Xp Tablet PC 2005 users alternatively you can double click tip.exe or the shortcut of it to launch TIP. Also sometimes Xp Tablet PC users can't always find floating icon i.e when launching Notepad with TIP (maybe depending on brand/hardwares/some drivers etc), then you can use floattip.exe to fix/show the floating TIP icon always. Small size and very useful.Download: http://www.4shared.com/file/131012916/83a6f6c4/tipexe__floattipexe_for_Xp_Tablet_PC_2005.htmlVista Pack for Xp Tablet PC 2005 (Vistaized Tablet PC Applications UI: Journal, Inkball etc):http://www.4shared.com/file/100354314/1eb8...plications.htmlLong live Xp and cya!... -> Please continue to read My Post #3 below for more info and so on... Edited December 18, 2009 by AMIRZ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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