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#1 Shirin Zaban

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 09:49 PM

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Silent Installing Programs from XP CD
Unattended XP Tips
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HI

All of you have seen several kinds of XP CD from different companies,that
they are almost the same,but when you use them,you see that they are
installing in different ways,and also after set up you see that there are
installed several programs beside installing windows.

In real world,There is no important difference in windows CD's,Just the
way that companies use to make unattended CD is different with each other.

In this small tutorial i am going to tell you how to Automatically and
silently install your favorite programs from XP CD.

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There are several ways to do this,but here i will describe an easy way.

In this tutorial I suppose that:

1. You have copied contents of your XP CD to C:\XPCD\

2. you want to install programs below Automatically and silently:

UltraISO.exe
WinRAR.exe
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Now Do as steps below:

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Step_1.
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A_ Make a folder by the name of "XXXX" (or any other name that you want),and place "UltraISO.exe" and "WinRAR.exe",inside That.

B_ Put "XXXX" directory inside I386 Directory (C:\XPCD\I386\XXXX).

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Step_2.
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A_ Go to C:\I386\ directory and copy file "DOSNET.INF" from there to desktop.

B_ open "DOSNET.INF" by notepad and find [OptionalSrcDirs] section in it,and
type as below,then save it:

[OptionalSrcDirs]
XXXX

If there was not [OptionalSrcDirs] section in "DOSNET.INF" copy lines above
at the end of that file.

C_ replace the C:\I386\DOSNET.INF by the one you just modified it.

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Step_3.
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Go to C:\I386\ directory and Look for two files below:

svcpack.inf
svcpack.in_

Here you may have both of these two files.If So,delete svcpack.in_ and copy
svcpack.inf to desktop to edit as i will tell you.

If you had only svcpack.in_ in your I386 directory,remove that from there,
place on desktop,extract it by winrar (or your favorite program),then be
ready to edit extracted file (svcpack.inf).

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Step_4.
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A_ Open svcpack.inf by notepad, search for section[SetupData]on it and under
this section type as below:

[SetupData]
CatalogSubDir="\I386\XXXX"

B_ Now search for section [SetupHotfixesToRun] and type under this part
as below:

[SetupHotfixesToRun]
UltraISO.exe /VERYSILENT
WinRAR.exe /s

C_ save it and put this file inside I386 folder.

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Step_5.
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Now If you burne your CD,setup will install two programs "WinRAR.exe
and UltraISO.exe" during setup automatically and silently.


Notes:
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1.Do not forget to use xp boot image,to make your CD Bootable.

2.We Used two programs above in this example.you should have some informations
about programs that you want to install in this manner.

for example ultraiso v8 can be installed silently if you use "/VERYSILENT"
after it's setup file name.

Winrar v3.71 can be installed silently if you use "/s" after it's setup file
name.

different programs use different commands to setup silently,and some programs
ca not be installed silently.

This is enough for Our short tutorial.
Thank you

shirin

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 10:17 PM

Hi Shirin :lol: ,

I like this one, :thumbup: are their any limitations to the programs that you can install?

Regards & Best Wishes,

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 10:34 PM

Hi Shirin :lol: ,

I like this one, :thumbup: are their any limitations to the programs that you can install?

Regards & Best Wishes,

ispy :thumbup:

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HI Dear ispy

In my last try i had 12 program installed in this way.all were OK.
If there is limitation,i have not seen in my searchs in web and in my expriments.

thank you

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 10:42 PM

These are really good informations, I didn't knew how XP handled this sort of feature so I can say that I've learned something new today.

There is also a free tool called WPI (Windows Post Intall wizard) that is also a very cool way to install programs.

http://www.wpiw.net/..._Side/home.html

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Good work shirin, these are good lessons that you've been posting.

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 06:31 AM

These are really good informations, I didn't knew how XP handled this sort of feature so I can say that I've learned something new today.

There is also a free tool called WPI (Windows Post Intall wizard) that is also a very cool way to install programs.

http://www.wpiw.net/..._Side/home.html

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Good work shirin, these are good lessons that you've been posting.

:lol:

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Hi Dear Nuno

WPI is a good program,but i saw an small problem in that:
for example your installed xp is in drive D:\,now if you install a program in this window and save by WPI
If you use this saved information by WPI in the windows that is for example in C:\, you will see that the program is installed perfectly most of the times,but if you search you will see that it is installed in D:\
not in C:\ .
I mean WPI uses the drive letters of last installed.it dos not use variables.

sorry for my english

this is about 30 years that i did not need to talk and write in english,and now when i want to do it ,i have
forgotten this language and i get problem to say what realy i want to say.

getting familiar by this nice site makes me to be better in few Weeks.

thank you.
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Posted 10 May 2008 - 02:39 PM

Your english is good and understandable enough, don't worry.

I think that there is some confusion here, WPI will launch the program installers in silent mode and nothing more.

This action is the same as having the user clicking and installing the program by himself.

If Windows is installed on any other drive it won't cause interference because variables are effectively used.

Maybe you tried an earlier version of WPI, the one that I'm using works very good.

Look on their example config file for %wpipath% and %programfiles%: http://www.wpiw.net/...ide/config.html

:lol:

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 03:23 PM

Your english is good and understandable enough, don't worry.

I think that there is some confusion here, WPI will launch the program installers in silent mode and nothing more.

This action is the same as having the user clicking and installing the program by himself.

If Windows is installed on any other drive it won't cause interference because variables are effectively used.

Maybe you tried an earlier version of WPI, the one that I'm using works very good.

Look on their example config file for %wpipath% and %programfiles%: http://www.wpiw.net/...ide/config.html

:lol:

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Hi dear Numo

Thank you very much for your mention.I saw the link,you said.

That was my mistake,I had the problem by InstallRite 2.5 not WPI.
again thank you for your mention.

have nice life

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 09:30 AM

That is a good guide however i found WPI much easier to understand , but there is another way :thumbup:
It's called RunOnceEX to read more for it visit :
Here and here ;)
Sorry i could write the guide cuz i gotta go to school in 30 minutes and :thumbup:

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 12:10 PM

That is a good guide however i found WPI much easier to understand , but there is another way :thumbup:
It's called RunOnceEX to read more for it visit :
Here and here ;)
Sorry i could write the guide cuz i gotta go to school in 30 minutes and :thumbup:

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HI benxhi

I have known that way.There are several ways to do this work.
i think the way i talked about is easy and more understandable,so i use this way instead of using a lot of lines of commands in runoncex.exe.
this way is easy ,no need for command file and $OEM$ folder (and needed files).
I do not know why you think this easy way is hard to understand.!!!

Any way thanks for your note.
shirin

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 04:19 PM

tnx for tutorial. There is also a very good place to search for msfn forums

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 10:10 AM

hi guys ....
for finding on silent installing switches you can use "/?" or "-?" or "/help" at the end of command ....like this :
go to run and type the address without space (if it have do it in CMD) for example :
in run :"c:\aaaa\setup.exe /?"

and another way is using "Universal Silent Switch Finder"

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 08:12 AM

Thank you very good tutorial
Would you please tell more about silent commands for diferent softwares

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 06:45 PM

Hi maryam ..
You can use my last post before your post ....
If you have working on a certain program, you can say it and I answer you.
Good Luck. :cheers:

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 12:46 PM

Thank you very good tutorial
Would you please tell more about silent commands for diferent softwares

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HI

1.For some of apps ,you can do as "komsboy_more" said in post#11 ,But not for all apps.

2.Any author uses diferent configurations ,and his/her favorite install maker for his
product.So i do not think that there is an standard way to say how we can install all
softwares silently.Each install maker software uses his special commands to do this job,
and i guess the best way is to test apps by different switches and also use other user
exprements.

3.By the way there are a lot of softwares that use some standard switches to be installed
silently.you can take a look at links bellow,and can find silent install switch of hundreds
of softwares in this links:

http://unattended.ms...ge/list/switch/
http://www.msfn.org/...showtopic=12657
http://unattended.so...e.net/index.php

4.Universal Silent Switch Finder is an application that can find these switches ,but
i have not tested it .you can download from"
http://www.msfn.org/...showtopic=17940

have nice times
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Posted 09 March 2009 - 06:00 AM

Thanks for replay




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