Multi-OEM/Retail Project {MRP} - Mk3

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  1. Enthousiast

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  2. mxman2k

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    It has to be in that insider build that has something changed in the theme side of things as other W10/11 OS's work ok with the dark theme... :g:
     
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  3. mxman2k

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    #8303 mxman2k, Jun 19, 2022 at 10:55
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    No new options added at present as just focusing on fixing a few glitches at this time.

    As ms has altered the kernel in the latest w11 builds that has altered how some tweaks/options operate, so adjusting some to either work in a different way or sadly get auto disabled on those new builds until another method can be found.

    As once said on a radio 5 recording, its harvey wallbanger time! :p :D = time to bring out the booze :D
     
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  4. Dark Dinosaur

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    are you talking about insider beta builds? they change every time.
    you should not focus on them. only on stable releases. (my opinion)
     
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  5. mxman2k

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    It not just the insider builds - it is also 22H2 / 22621 that has got some subtle changes in the theme side which are starting to appear.
     
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  6. mxman2k

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    The query tool v123.0 is also having some code additions :)

    Checks if a windows sdk/adk is present or not, covers win 8.1 and 10/11 kits detection.

    At some point when i can find a reliable method im hoping to also show the build/version of the installed adk/sdk. Maybe a bit overkill but it could be useful info to someone?
     
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  9. Enthousiast

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    Code:
      ======================================================[ Miscellaneous ]=====================================================
     
    Installed VMWare Version   : 16.2.3.21887
    Installed VrtBox Version   : 6.1.34.636 {May not be accurate}
    Detected ADK/SDK Value     : KitsRoot10 was detected.
    Windows Kit DISM Version   : 10.0.22621.1
    OS DISM {32 Bit} Version   : 10.0.22000.653
    OS DISM {64 Bit} Version   : 10.0.22000.653
     
      =========================================[ Query Tool v123.0-T3 - Report Completed ]=========================================
    
     
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  10. Carlos Detweiller

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    Question about UserTweaks.cmd - where is it? At least in the 145.0 archive, it is nowhere to be found.
     
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  12. Carlos Detweiller

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    #8312 Carlos Detweiller, Jun 22, 2022 at 06:47
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    Thanks. I may have more problems with the Win7 media I have created, am in the process to verify.
    Evidently, my Wintel.cmd fails to process correctly, yet the log says it has been run. But, the "route print" command tells me that no persistent routes are defined, even after a reboot. Something's fishy here.
    In fact, I've seen none of the cmd.exe windows I usually get when Win 10 or Win 11 Setup is in the final stages. And it is set to not run silently.

    Edit: Interesting. It looks like the final stages all complete before the desktop is shown the first time.
     
  13. mxman2k

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    The route command - if i remember, was used instead of firewall rules (which are fussy to get right), and also to prevent issues with the hosts file being ignored in most cases by the OS.

    MRP itself does a few route commands internally but those are mainly used when the option to prevent adverts/telemetry are used, they never caused issues before as i carefully selected a tiny amount.

    Code:
    REM Misc.
    2>nul route -p ADD 157.56.144.0 MASK 255.255.255.0 0.0.0.0 >nul 2>&1
    2>nul route -p ADD 207.68.166.0 MASK 255.255.255.0 0.0.0.0 >nul 2>&1
    2>nul route -p ADD 216.38.172.0 MASK 255.255.255.0 0.0.0.0 >nul 2>&1
    REM Google ads - 1 part at least.
    2>nul route -p ADD 216.58.217.0 MASK 255.255.255.0 0.0.0.0 >nul 2>&1
    REM Facebook 'atlas.c10r.facebook.com'.
    2>nul route -p ADD 31.13.74.0 MASK 255.255.255.0 0.0.0.0 >nul 2>&1
    REM Misc M$.
    2>nul route -p ADD 64.4.6.0 MASK 255.255.255.0 0.0.0.0 >nul 2>&1
    2>nul route -p ADD 65.52.100.0 MASK 255.255.255.0 0.0.0.0 >nul 2>&1
    2>nul route -p ADD 64.52.108.0 MASK 255.255.255.0 0.0.0.0 >nul 2>&1
    2>nul route -p ADD 65.55.108.0 MASK 255.255.255.0 0.0.0.0 >nul 2>&1
    2>nul route -p ADD 65.55.252.0 MASK 255.255.255.0 0.0.0.0 >nul 2>&1
    I made sure any route command that 'blocked' m$ stuff was only a small amount and none that should affect MSN or outlook/hotmail websites.
     
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  14. mxman2k

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    I wonder if m$ have done something in one of the updates for win7 that has been done to make things more awkward for users to use the OS and to 'nudge' them to upgrade to 10/11 ?

    I would not put it past them to sneak some underhand stuff in, i'm sure they have done it before and got found out!
     
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  15. mxman2k

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    MRP CALL's Wintel and/or usertweaks cmd files, if it finds them, roughly the same time as any setupcomplete.cmd, they are called with SYSTEM rights so a bit more than normal Admin ones not that should make much difference.

    The project's log shows that they been detected and run, little error checks are done as it not easy to detect if any was found while running, however errors should be shown on screen though (unless silent option used), so it a simple yes it run, or not found log entry.
     
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  16. Carlos Detweiller

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  17. mxman2k

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    I did have a script or routine that asked for a selection and after a timeout it would skip or auto-select a specific option, was a bit fiddly as you CALLed it with parameters and it returned the value of the option so that you could act on it after the routine had run.

    No idea where it is now and not used it since the Vista days :eek:

    I'm sure i found it on some website as no way at that time was i confident in my batch coding skills to even think about writing such a routine.:D
     
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  18. Carlos Detweiller

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    Will now do a run with a debug Wintel.cmd (creating a logfile and an error logfile).
     
  19. mxman2k

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    Hmm strange it not setting the route addresses :g:

    If you entered any manually do they set?

    if they do it indicates something in the script has an error before that section and it exits, so the rest of the script is ignored...
     
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  20. mxman2k

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    The problem is that if an error is shown it will be that fast on screen that you not see it as it instantly exits the script and closes the window...
     
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