SmartVersion | Tools + Scripts

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by LostED, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Krakatoa

    Krakatoa MDL Addicted

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  2. anansay

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    #302 anansay, Jul 16, 2020
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    I am not bothered so long as I know which registry entries are written to the Windows OS. I hope that I have not given anyone here, especially the authors of the tools, the wrong impression that I think they could harm my computer.

    Since we are on the topic of registry entries: Why is there a need to insert entries to Windows registry?
     
  3. anansay

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    Thanks for your tip.

    I am not proficient at programming languages, including scripting languages.

    The way you put it sounds very easy. So, my questions are:

    1. Decompile which tool? Did you mean SVF eXtractor?

    2. How to decompile the tool?
     
  4. anansay

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    No, why should I mind creating and deleting smv.exe in temp? Does the job take more than half an hour? After all, I only use SVF extractor tool once a month or once every two months.
     
  5. skyteddy

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    ROTFL :gathering: :clap3: YMMD!

    [ _ ] You know how program works and why a registry exists

    PS: I hope, a mod or admin moves all your posts in a separate thread. Most of them are off-topic here ...
     
  6. drew84

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    @Enthousiast, @GezoeSloog, @Krakatoa, @skyteddy admire your patience...
    18 posts (all here), basically asking the same question
    ... there are enough types of (free) software out there that will take a snapshot of your registry (before and after) that will allow you to find out the information for yourself (go figure)
     
  7. Krakatoa

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  8. anansay

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    Why are they off-topic?
     
  9. anansay

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    No thanks to your suggestion. Windows 10 is already bloated as it is. I do not wish to install additional bloatware (and potentially malware).
     
  10. anansay

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    The registry is a protected area of the Windows OS whereas the temp folder, by its very name, holds temp files only.
     
  11. Krakatoa

    Krakatoa MDL Addicted

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    But svfx writes to hkcu, it is not a protected area of Windows. HKCU is also temporary, it exists until the user is deleted. :)
     
  12. luzea

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    @anansay if you really bother about one registry entry, then you can run it in a VM or use the new Windows Sandbox feature.
     
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  13. skyteddy

    skyteddy MDL Member

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    I already recommended exactly that to him yesterday. :)
     
  14. anansay

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    Can you explain in greater detail the part "it exists until the user is deleted"?
     
  15. anansay

    anansay MDL Junior Member

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    The feature that you talked about: is it to be found in Windows 2004 and later?
     
  16. luzea

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    It is 1903 and later. You can enable it using Add or remove features in the control panel. If it has started, just drag and drop files inside the window and it is in the sandbox or vice-versa.
     
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  17. anansay

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    So the registry keys of SVF eXtractor will not be written to the Windows OS if I sandbox it under Windows 1903 or later?
     
  18. luzea

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    The sandbox in Windows 10 is a completely different OS, if you close the window, all files and changes you made will be deleted.
     
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  19. anansay

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    Imagine this scenario:

    I move the following items to the Windows 10 1909 sandbox:

    (a) en_windows_10_consumer_editions_version_1909_updated_june_2020_x64_dvd_1e33c8f2.iso
    (b) tr_windows_10_consumer_editions_version_1909_updated_june_2020_x64_dvd_1ab50f13.svf
    (c) SVF eXtractor by Gezoesloog(?)

    In the sandbox, I run SVF eXtractor to extract tr_windows_10_consumer_editions_version_1909_updated_june_2020_x64_dvd_1ab50f13.svf and somehow SVF eXtractor will come up with an ISO called tr_windows_10_consumer_editions_version_1909_updated_june_2020_x64_dvd_1ab50f13.iso

    Before I close the sandbox, I copy/move the newly created ISO to another directory/folder on my desktop.

    Are the above procedures feasible?
     
  20. luzea

    luzea MDL Addicted

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    Yes, if you do that, no registry entries would’ve been made to your real system.
     
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