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#171954 If you were the Author ...

Posted by Voltaire on 04 May 2013 - 02:57 AM in Vote!

Other - as it is UNofficial naming - how about WinbuilderUN (Un-named). :loleverybody:




#171343 Possible values for the %Variables%

Posted by Voltaire on 21 April 2013 - 06:42 PM in Requests

pscEx,

Yes I am aware you are the devloper - thus the AHEM at the end.  Perhaps I sould have said nudge,nudge  or wink wink.

As for my knowledge in higher languages....I program in assembler because I LIKE IT, and I do in Windows, and BTW you CAN program at as "high" a level as you like/need in assembler.  As for this discussion, since Winbuilder is a system - IMO it should provide basic information, or API's (whatever) that could be used by the scripts that run within said system.  I am not trying to put more work on you, or detract from the fine work that has been done.  Just making inquires as to what was available.

 

My boring history with all things computer;

Building electronic projects when I was 9, built several analogue computers by age 10 or 11 (electronic slide rules of sorts)

Built and programmed a Cosmac Elf in Jr. College    :clap: Addicted to ML programming. :clap:

Interfaced to and programmed an an old PDP11 in college, along with learning programming in Fortran and Cobol on an IBM mainframe.

Punchcards,paper tape, Teletype terminals (shudder) and other (now) outdated crap.

Learned Basic on a Interact Model 1 (8080 based) but wrote my own ML assembler for it using the ROM basic then got an Atari 800.

Learned BASIC, and C (Deep Blue C compiler) but went back to ML (6502) on it as well.

Again BASIC on an IBM XT, tried M$ macro assembler -HATED IT. Learned Watcom C (loved it), eventualy C++ (also hated it).

Windows came along,played with visual basic and the first ver of M$ Visual C (I think they called it).

Long gap with ocassional bouts writing SQL, batch files, a couple of other scripting languages, but nothing constant.  Took up ML programming on/off several more times over the years.  But mostly not, never have time  -and I forget too much in each gap.

So now, I am your problem (not - just kidding)




#171341 Use of teracopy in the build scripts?

Posted by Voltaire on 21 April 2013 - 06:18 PM in Requests

ThanksRoyM, I will look into that. :hi:  As for my scripts, you and everyone are most welcome.  Just glad I can contribute.




#171277 Possible values for the %Variables%

Posted by Voltaire on 19 April 2013 - 04:33 PM in Requests

Thanks pscEx, answers my question.

Drat!   No easy answers then, unless the maker of Winbuilder itself were to change by adding more functionality (ahem).

So it looks like I have some work to do, figuring out what I need within the app script itself. wah wah wah

 

 

So whats in a variable?

Whats? He's in a different variable.

Which variable?

Yes!

No, which variable is what in?

What in?  He's not here. 

No, whats the name of the variable?

Exactly! etc etc etc :chair:




#171270 Possible values for the %Variables%

Posted by Voltaire on 19 April 2013 - 03:33 PM in Requests

... WinBuilder help...

Which is useless regarding what I want to know, and why I came asking... So it would seem I need to ASK the right question. :white_flag:

What are the PROJECT variables - and are they even close to being constant ACROSS projects, and thus (drum roll) what would be the valid range of values for the PROJECT variables?  I am begining to suspect I am in a version of an Abbot & Costello routine.




#171265 Possible values for the %Variables%

Posted by Voltaire on 19 April 2013 - 02:42 PM in Requests

...the variables used in scripts....

Thought that made it clear, guess not. Let me try again.

If the %var% is used in the script, I am talking GLOBAL, I ASSumed it was set by a script and not copied from the windows environment.

 

My question regarding the particular variable was as to the SOURCE version, which would not be in the Windows environment (except when they are the same).

 

SOMEWHERE, it seems to me, the project must know what the source (and thus the target) os version is. Or maybe NOT?

Given that a project has a fixed target, eg Win7PESE, vs LiveXP,etc, there must be SOMETHING that would be a reliable indicator that an App script could use to know the intended target is.  If SP level etc has not been ascertained {all you clever guys haven't done this already? :mega_shok:  } then that would be left as a study in methodology.

 

All this being said, is there a list of valid values for the WinBuilder variables?




#171237 VirtualBox

Posted by Voltaire on 19 April 2013 - 06:21 AM in Downloads

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File Name: VirtualBox
File Submitter: Voltaire
File Submitted: 19 Apr 2013
File Updated: 24 Apr 2013
File Category: Miscellaneous

My tweaked version, hope it is usefull for anybody else.

Click here to download this file



#171234 Possible values for the %Variables%

Posted by Voltaire on 19 April 2013 - 03:56 AM in Requests

I feel so noobish. :cheerleader:   I can't seem to find anything that lists the possible valid values for all the variables used in scripts. (Race is on to point to what I can't find by search)

So, for example, if I want to tweak a script based on the SOURCE OS, I would prsumably use %OS% but what values can it have?

Win7 shows in mine because that is what I build from/for.  Would Win5 <XP>,Win6 <or vista>,Win8 be valid? And in this example would there be differentation for Service Pack levels?

Is %SysType% the host arch?  Assuming source indicated by %SourceArch%,

 

 

 

 

 

 

P.S.  Would be ecstatic to help with documentation.




#171233 DeFraggler

Posted by Voltaire on 19 April 2013 - 03:06 AM in App Scripts

Yah, got that myself.  :eek:  Uploaded the ver 3 twice more and still got ver 1 back!  Deleted all the versions and uploaded a 3rd time - success! :victory:




#171205 DeFraggler

Posted by Voltaire on 18 April 2013 - 03:09 AM in App Scripts

PscEx,

Ok. Nospacesinline.  But then why does it work on my machine without complaint - and success in creating the reg?  Is it perhaps due to lang version???

Paraglider, Wonko

OK and meow.  I will remove the brag and correct the spacey line.  Everybody happy! :cheers:




#171204 DeFraggler

Posted by Voltaire on 18 April 2013 - 02:40 AM in App Scripts

I got a response back from Piriform regarding use of the files in the script.

I sent this:  "I want to ask if you would grant permission to add defraggler to a script file that is used to install programs to a CD/DVD/USB for use under WinPE. The script is used by WinBuilder and the one I wrote includes the defraggler exe files, the DeFraggler icon and a simple product description; "Piriform Ltd. Disk Defragmenter (2.13.0.670)."

Response is:

Yes, that's fine. All credits and links are also appreciated.

Thanks for letting us know, it's useful for us to know all the different ways our software are being used.

If you ever have any questions or need anything, please feel free to email us at anytime.

Regards

Megan

 

:clap:  :suda:  :clap:




#171175 DeFraggler

Posted by Voltaire on 17 April 2013 - 04:37 AM in App Scripts

Nuno,

I can't duplicate the problem.  And that reg entry is pretty simple, so as to NOT use defraggler as the default, which should be the least problematic.

But your problem is during the actual script run - not the program.  Why would it error on a REG_DWORD key???




#171174 EASEUS Partition Master Home.script

Posted by Voltaire on 16 April 2013 - 11:51 PM in App Scripts

I hate cats.  That is major funny! {include endless LOL's}




#171173 Use of teracopy in the build scripts?

Posted by Voltaire on 16 April 2013 - 11:46 PM in Requests

Wonko,

I hadn't even looked into speed thing yet, as I was mostly curious as to IF this had been tried already.  But the amount of data in that test was MUCH larger, and if it was only a minute faster then you are dead on that it would only save seconds (if that.)  Not worth the effort to mod a script - much less doing test builds.

 

Motasem,

Thanks, but I already looked the available command line options.




#171172 DeFraggler

Posted by Voltaire on 16 April 2013 - 11:21 PM in App Scripts

It works fine on my win7 sp1 x64.  What version are you using?  Will look into it this evening.  Maybe requires an option in interface as well?




#171171 overlay icons for drives

Posted by Voltaire on 16 April 2013 - 11:14 PM in Win7PE

JFYI ;):

http://reboot.pro/to...aningful-icons/

 

:cheers:

Wonko

 Thanks wonko, old posts have many little gems.

 

In Win7 the SystemDrive gets a special icon, non-available removable drives get greyed out and optical media drives get a better decription than all just being called a CDROM.

:cheers:

 Thanks MedEvil, simple explanation.  (First real build/boot last night - didn't notice that.)




#171170 A new Win7PE or a new builder?

Posted by Voltaire on 16 April 2013 - 11:06 PM in Win7PE

When you are retired, you have much free time to do things you like.

 

The only what hinders a bit is watching guys like you about license handling.

 

Peter :cheers:

 Ouch! :whip:




#171152 EASEUS Partition Master Home.script

Posted by Voltaire on 16 April 2013 - 05:11 AM in App Scripts

Until this night, I was only building up to the virtual point, and so I ignored that meassage.  NOW, that it didn't load after booting from DVD - I went through the log and saw the errors for the reg entries - but that didn't fix it as it still complained.  Did a regshot on my x64 after install and saw missing files, and different reg entries.  Running 9.2.1 - it does work if I install in the win7pe. DOH!!  Should have read the forum BEFORE I downloded version 5... :dubbio:  over 30 years in engineering & support and I am STILL relearning to "RTFM" :chair:




#171150 Use of teracopy in the build scripts?

Posted by Voltaire on 15 April 2013 - 11:41 PM in Requests

So, this morning I finished my tweaks (everything looks good and seems working in the virtual machine) so tonight I will FINALLY make a bootable DVD - with Boot USB to follow when I get a new one.

 

SO, I am thinking to experiment by invoking teracopy in the three areas that are the time hogs of the many builds.

Those being the two driver related scripts and the one in finals 'YY_1 something' that do a lot of file copy & move operations.

 

Has anyone tried this, and if so, was there enough speed boost to be worth it?

 

I realize to include this in a standard build would at the least require adding teracopy to the utilities and running it in standalone mode.  So perhaps that is more bother - but I am currious.

 

 I hope the dvd boots [positve thoughts,positive thoughts]




#171149 Recuva

Posted by Voltaire on 15 April 2013 - 11:17 PM in App Scripts

Yes, I understood.  Never meant to steal/break the law.  Also, for this particular version of recuva, Piriform does not want it hosted elsewhere, nor any direct download links.  Other than stating it is for administrators, I don't see why - but am abiding their wishes and only link to the page where the different versions can then be DL'd.




#171147 overlay icons for drives

Posted by Voltaire on 15 April 2013 - 10:51 PM in Win7PE

Since windows 2000 days, I have used the desktop ini file to set drive icons (to look like a drive with a large drive letter on it).

I keep a 'stash' of images for that - hmm, wonder if I should put them in a dll - think I will look into that.  Anyway, this would not work for random drives or those of a host system.  What are you looking to do regarding the icons?




#171146 A new Win7PE or a new builder?

Posted by Voltaire on 15 April 2013 - 10:28 PM in Win7PE

Ahhh, the kids found the box hidden in your closset, hey?  Looks like heir einstein has been drinking from the java fountain.

Were you thinking of making a more "complete" project like Hirem's stuff (without the copyright infringements)?

Nothing wrong with tinkering, inovation is the stuff of brain projects.  But I wonder....

When do you find the time? ;)




#171127 Recuva

Posted by Voltaire on 15 April 2013 - 04:54 AM in App Scripts

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File Name: Recuva
File Submitter: Voltaire
File Submitted: 15 Apr 2013
File Category: App scripts

Piriform Recuva Recovers files deleted from your Windows computer, Recycle Bin, digital camera card, or MP3 player. And it's free. The program is NOT embedded in the script, but link is on interface of where to download it. Once you have expanded the files from the Piriform download, and entered the destination, then you are good to go.

Click here to download this file



#171113 License_Crawler

Posted by Voltaire on 14 April 2013 - 08:05 PM in App Scripts

I bought the license for personal use, so I now know how to add one, so included an option in the script for a user to select and add to their build.  Good idea - I will email Klinemann, telling him what I did, and direct him to reboot pro. <edit> Message sent




#171111 DeFraggler

Posted by Voltaire on 14 April 2013 - 07:51 PM in App Scripts

Egg on my face!  I have sent an email to Piriform requesting said permission




#171048 DeFraggler

Posted by Voltaire on 13 April 2013 - 08:23 AM in App Scripts

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File Name: DeFraggler
File Submitter: Voltaire
File Submitted: 13 Apr 2013
File Updated: 18 Apr 2013
File Category: App scripts

Piriform Ltd. Disk Defragmenter (2.13.0.670) FREEWARE
Use Defraggler to defrag your entire hard drive, or individual files. This compact and portable Windows application supports NTFS and FAT32 file systems.
Runs on:
  • Windows 7 (all editions, including 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista (all editions, including 64-bit)
  • Windows XP (Home, Professional, Media Center, Tablet Edition, 64-bit)
  • Windows 2003 and 2008 Server (all editions)

Click here to download this file



#171046 WirelessKeyView

Posted by Voltaire on 13 April 2013 - 08:12 AM in Security

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File Name: WirelessKeyView
File Submitter: Voltaire
File Submitted: 13 Apr 2013
File Category: Security

NirSoft WirelessKeyView (1.6.1) WirelessKeyView recovers all wireless network keys (WEP/WPA) stored on a computer.
Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2008. It allows you to easily save all keys to text/html/xml file, or copy a single key to the clipboard. You can also export your wireless keys into a file and import these keys into another computer.

Click here to download this file



#171045 ClassicShell 3.6.5

Posted by Voltaire on 13 April 2013 - 08:12 AM in Development

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File Name: ClassicShell 3.6.5
File Submitter: Voltaire
File Submitted: 13 Apr 2013
File Category: System scripts

More options under skin settings, including new Menu Style choice.
Add option to Show (or Not) the User Files and User Pictures Folders.
Also hacked in an option to have a custom document folder. {I keep a bunch in a folder on the root of Y: like router passwords, etc.}
Hope you find it useful.

Click here to download this file



#171043 SoftPerfect NetScanner

Posted by Voltaire on 13 April 2013 - 08:01 AM in App Scripts

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File Name: SoftPerfect NetScanner
File Submitter: Voltaire
File Submitted: 13 Apr 2013
File Category: App scripts

SoftPerfect Research NetScanner v5.4.10 (for x64 and x86)
A multi-threaded IP, SNMP and NetBIOS scanner with a modern interface and several advanced features. It is intended for both system administrators and general users interested in computer security. The program pings computers, scans for listening TCP ports and displays which types of resources are shared on the network (including system and hidden). In addition, it allows you to mount shared resources as network drives, browse them using Windows Explorer, filter the results list and more. FREEWARE

Click here to download this file



#171040 Foxit PDF Reader

Posted by Voltaire on 13 April 2013 - 07:27 AM in App Scripts

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File Name: Foxit PDF Reader
File Submitter: Voltaire
File Submitted: 13 Apr 2013
File Category: App scripts

The Foxit Reader (4.3.1.0323) is a small, fast, and feature rich PDF viewer which allows you to open, view, and print any PDF file. Foxit Reader has a small footprint that starts up instantly, renders PDF files quickly and uses very little memory.

Click here to download this file



#171039 WinMerge 2.14.

Posted by Voltaire on 13 April 2013 - 07:20 AM in App Scripts

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File Name: WinMerge 2.14.
File Submitter: Voltaire
File Submitted: 13 Apr 2013
File Category: App scripts

WinMerge (2.14.0.0) is an Open Source differencing and merging tool for Windows. WinMerge can compare both folders and files, presenting differences in a visual text format that is easy to understand and handle.

Click here to download this file



#171031 Setting an environment variable to indicate Host system drive

Posted by Voltaire on 12 April 2013 - 11:58 PM in Development

While writing some scripts it has occurred to me several times now,that it would be handy to know what drive a host system (the one under repair) is mounted on.  I could make a cmd script to do this that would then place the result in an environment variable like HostDrive or Host System,etc.  I could also write a quick proggie to do this in assembler.

 

So I have several questions:

1) Would this be useful to anyone else?

2)  What would be the preferred name of the variable?

3)  Is there a way to determine this already, and I would be waisting my time?

4)  Should this process be done in the Windows reg during startup, or is there a better place.  I would think the sooner during boot, the better.

 




#171030 ISO Toolkit incompatibility

Posted by Voltaire on 12 April 2013 - 11:44 PM in ImDisk

By any chance did you specify the load (in control panel) to be a drive or a CD? 

Since the default on the command line is to load a nrg file as a CD, if the image is a drive image that could confuse it.

I have noticed on my system the control panel applet defaults to drive instead of CD when mounting an iso.

Grasping at straws here...




#171029 License_Crawler

Posted by Voltaire on 12 April 2013 - 11:11 PM in App Scripts

Uhhh OP?  I placed a link to the klinzmann site on the interface, was that not enough?  The authors text file is also in the build explaining the terms of use.  I could certainly place the text from it onto the interface as well.

As for the license...I am actually going to add a checkbox to include a users license (if they have one) to the build to disable the startup nag.

 

version 2 will arrive before the day ends (ask not for whom the bell tolls




#171025 ISO Toolkit incompatibility

Posted by Voltaire on 12 April 2013 - 10:33 PM in ImDisk

Can the converter program mount those images that it converts?  Could be defective/incorrect conversion.  Try a different conversion program.

I use nero but often find that that programs lack of support for iso to be quite frustrating.  I use feeware to convert nrg to iso with no problem.

When I get home tonight, I will post the name of the converter program (can't remember the name) that I use.

BTW; Pulling content out of a bootable image to place in a new image does not make the new image bootable - the new image needs a boot loader.




#171012 License_Crawler

Posted by Voltaire on 12 April 2013 - 05:20 PM in App Scripts

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File Name: License_Crawler
File Submitter: Voltaire
File Submitted: 12 Apr 2013
File Updated: 14 Apr 2013
File Category: App scripts

The LicenseCrawler can discover application product keys and other serial numbers or licenses very quickly and supports all versions of Windows operating system from Windows 95 over Windows 7 to Windows Server 2008 R2 (64Bit).
Private use of the LicenseCrawler is free of charge.
If you want to use the LicenseCrawler in a commercial environment (not your own private computer)
you have to order a Company or Engineer license.
You are free to share, to copy, distribute and transmit the LicenseCrawler under the following conditions:
Attribution — You must attribute the LicenseCrawler by the author (Martin Klinzmann).
No Derivative Works — You may not alter, transform, or build upon the LicenseCrawler.

There is a startup nag screen unless you have a license. Personal use license is only $11 USD.

Click here to download this file