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    Diskeeper Pro is by far the best defrag software i have found.

    Original File Size = 22MB > Reduced Filesize 13MB
    Method Used: 7zip with Source Stripping.
    Time: 5 mins

    Warning: Pls Install 7zip before starting on this project.
    Download 7zip here.

    Download Diskeeper Pro

    Step 1 ( Create a Admin Install Point)

    setup.exe -a
    click NEXT

    Name target directory
    click INSTALL

    Step 2 ( Rename )

    Diskeeper Professional Edition.msi > Rename to > diskeeper.msi

    Step 3 ( Stripping Source Files)

    GO to C:\Diskeeper\DKWinXP
    Delete DKWinNT Folder

    GO to C:\Diskeeper\program files\Executive Software\Diskeeper
    Delete "DKWin9X" Folder
    Delete "NoSched9x" Folder
    Delete "SmartSched9x" Folder

    Step 4 ( 7zip )
    Download Setup.exe and Place it in c:\diskeeper Folder
    Highlight and Select all Folders and Files in c:\Diskeeper Folder

    Edit the settings for 7zip compression method
    Rename the target 7zip file to "Setup.7z"
    Set Compression to Ultra

    Notice you will now have a setup.7z in your c:\Diskeeper Folder

    Delete all the files and folders in c:\diskeeper folder "EXCEPT" setup.7z

    Step 5 ( Tools and Finalization )

    Download diskeeper_tools.rar
    Alternative download if you are not a member. click here
    Extract to c:\diskeeper folder, where setup.7z is located
    In the diskeeper_tools.rar you will find 3 files
    7zs.sfx, config.txt and run_me.exe

    Click run_me.exe to "automatically" create a 7zip SFX of Diskeeper Installer.

    The File DKsetup.exe is your new Diskeeper Installer. It will install silently with no dialog boxes.

    * The run_me.exe contains this code
    copy /b 7zs.sfx +config.txt +setup.7z DKsetup.exe
    * Multi Thread only works if u have hyperthreading

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  3. Guides and Tutorials   -   #2
    Credit goes to my friends EvilVoice and KeyToTime.

    Project Goals: Make a 7zip (Super Compressed) Nero Installer with built-in Serial w/ no progress bar, and no reboot.

    Approximate Time for Completion: 5 mins

    Tools: 7zip 2.0 <-> Click Here To Download
    Tools: Nero- <-> Click Here To Download


    * Pre-Install 7zip 2.0 <--- pls do this first

    1. Download Nero from

    2. Right Click Nero-

    3. Select Winrar

    4. Extract Nero- to \Nero- Folder

    5. Go to the Nero- Folder
    Highlight all the files, Right Click one of the files, Select Add to Archive

    6. A 7zip dialog box will appear. Pls view figure below.
    *** Pls kindly make sure that your filename for the archive is "Nero-"

    7. You will see a new file called "Nero-"

    8. Extract the contents of Nero- to the same folder as Nero-

    9. Open & Edit the config.txt, enter your own serial number.

    10. Then click on run_me.exe, It will automatically enter this command for you.

    copy /b 7zs.sfx +config.txt +Nero- Nero660141.exe
    11. You will end up with a File named "Nero660141.exe"

    12. Your done! Good luck from Astalavista

    Warning: If u try to install Nero and you come out with Demo it only means that the serial you entered is invalid or blacklisted. Make sure you have a valid
    Warning: if your file size is not equal to 26.3MB and it is only 153kb that means the filename of your 7z is wrong. Make sure the filename is "Nero-"

    To Install the keys for all the plugins for Nero you will need a regkey.
    Below is a sample of my regkey. Again pls verify that you have a valid serial.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ahead\Nero - Burning Rom\General]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ahead\Nero - Burning Rom\Info]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ahead\Nero - Burning Rom\LightScribe]
    "HelpFile"="C:\\Program Files\\Ahead\\nero\\Nero_LS_ENG.CHM"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ahead\Nero BackItUp\CleanTool]
    "Minimum Version"=""
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ahead\Nero BackItUp\Settings]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ahead\Nero Fast CD-Burning Plug-in]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ahead\Plug-ins\Dolby Digital (5.1)]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ahead\Plug-ins\Dolby Digital (5.1)\Info]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ahead\Plug-ins\Nero Digital Universal]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ahead\Plug-ins\Nero Digital Universal\Info]
    RunOnceEx Method
    REG ADD %KEY%\005 /VE /D "Nero" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\005 /V 1 /D "%systemdrive%\apps\Nero\Nero660141.exe" /f
    WPI Method
    prog[pn]=['Nero Reloaded']
    desc[pn]=['The Ultimate All In One Digital Media Solution.Enhance your creative and technical skills w/ multiple tools to take you beyond the ordinary rip and burn.']
    cat[pn]=['CD / DVD Authoring']
    * The 7zs.sfx is from the latest release of 7zip 2.0. I edited it to remove the dialog box (base on keytotime's guide).
    * Replaced the icon of 7zip with Nero icon
    * Original Filesize of Nero 33MB after 7zip process filesize = 26.3MB
    * Result: Smaller Footprint, kept original Nero logo, totally silent, no dialog, no cancel buttons. :thumbup
    Last edited by Afronaut; 07-04-2005 at 08:54 AM.

  4. Guides and Tutorials   -   #3
    A repacked version of WinZip 9.0 SR-1

    Filename: WinZip.exe
    Filesize: 1.92MB
    Original Filesize: 3.88MB
    Switch: None
    * Original Icon maintained.


    How to install? Just double click or execute via batch or wpi
    Where will it install itself? It will be installed in %programfiles%\winzip.

    What is %programfiles%? this is where you install your program files directory. It doesn't matter if it is in C, D, E, etc drive.

    How do i test this?
    Uninstall your Winzip
    Reboot your computer
    And launch the Winzip.exe
    Check your start > all programs>

    How do you register this silently?

    Create a registry key. With this info below.
    * run this registry key from cmdlines.txt
    What is cmdlines.txt? pls go to and do a search on $OEM$ Folders

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\WinIni]
    "Name"="Your Name"
    Name it winzip.reg

    how do i install this winzip.reg?

    regedit /s winzip.reg
    Last edited by Afronaut; 07-04-2005 at 08:55 AM.

  5. Guides and Tutorials   -   #4

    * Create a 7zip Compressed Norton Internet Security Installer = 56MB
    * Auto Register and Activate NIS2005. Auto 1 year subscription renewal.
    * Slash unneeded files to further reduce the filesize of Norton Internet Security.
    * Reduce the need to download 30mb liveupdates by slipstreaming updates before
    compression. You will only need to download 7mb

    Never activate your NIS2005 again. And the beauty of this method is that
    the subscription automatically resets to 1 year each time you install NIS2005.exe


    1. Install Norton Internet Security 2005 like you regularly do
    2. Note the serial key that you used.
    3. Activate your Norton Internet Security 2005
    4. Reboot to Safe Mode

    Go to "Path=C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC"
    Look for a file "symlcrst.dll" <<--- Registration File Will only work for this particular hardware. Sorry no walk around to this protection method by symantec.

    Winrar SFX the file:
    Add this to the comment

    ;The comment below contains SFX script commands
    Path=Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC

    Registration Regkey

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    replace the "XXXX' with your own key.

    Note this will only work with your particular PC.

    But you can make multiple "symlcrst.dll and regkeys" and use wpi method to select
    which symlcrst.dll and regkey you want to install.

    How to strip down the filesize of NIS2005 from 205mb to about 53.6mb


    For Example if you have Norton Internet Security 2005
    in folder NIS2005 the files inside should look like this.

    We need to delete one file and a folder.

    The easiest way is to use the search function

    Search and Delete

    MSIE Folder

    From 205MB that should cut down the size to 147MB

    Updating URLList or Download Here

    1. Download and Install all the updates for NIS2005.
    2. Reboot.
    3. go to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton Internet Security.
    4. You will find your updated UrlList (file)
    5. Search your NIS2005 (source file) Folder for URLLIST.exe
    6. Right Click on it. and Open it with Winrar
    7. Drag the Urllist from C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton Internet Security and paste it into the UrlList.exe, [that you opened with winrar].
    8. The urllist.exe will now be updated as of today.

    Question: why are we doing this?
    Answer: so when you install NIS2005 you wont need to download most of the hotfixes and patches. It is like slipstreaming.
    If you dont update your UrlList.exe your looking at 30mb + download.
    If we update the urllist.exe when it is time to do a liveupdate, u will be downloading
    about 7mb

    7zip compression

    1. Highlight and select all the files in NIS2005 Directory & Select Archive

    2. Edit the filename to NIS2005.7z if needed
    3. Set compression to Ultra

    4. The result will be a file called NIS2005.7z

    5. Download NIS2005_Tools.exe
    6. Extract the files from NIS2005_tools.rar to the same folder as NIS2005.7z.
    7. Click on Run_Me.exe
    8. A file will be created called NIS2005.exe <--- Your new 53.6 MB installer.

    * pls dont ask about virus definitions. Since you will need to constantly update this
    file it is futile to integrate it.

    Good luck from Astalavista.

  6. Guides and Tutorials   -   #5
    Objectives: To further reduce the size of our Office2003 installer to around 33MB. In Addition to make the installer totally silent with no Gui showing.
    Time to accomplish Task: 15~20 mins.

    Prerequisites: You must read these articles first!
    SlipStreaming 2003
    Office 2003 guide
    Office Shrink Method by BuckEye

    Do not use my method until you have fully tested your office shrunk (office 2003).
    Once you have tested it on Virtual PC or real world test then you can use
    my method described below. Office Shrink is not perfect. You have to follow
    the steps.

    Notes: If your planning to install NetFrameWork 1.1 on your system. Pls make sure that you install NetFrameWork prior to doing your office shrink by BuckEye.
    Reasons: The way office shrink works is to save only the files you need to install your particular Office package. It is very very picky about how it is installed and such. So pls take note.
    Here is an example of a problem that was encountered in my last guide. People did a clean install of xp either real or virtual. Ran the office Shrink program by buckeye. Created their custom installer. But when they tried to install NetFrameWork 1.1 before their Office Shrunk Installer it would fail. Solution was to install the Office Shrunk Installer prior to Installing Netframework 1.1.
    In conclusion, if your planning to use Netframework pls install it first before running office Shrink by Buckeye. Then when you use RunonceEX or WPI you can keep the order of NetFramework 1.1 then Office 2003.


    Tools you will need.
    - 7zip 2.0
    - SetupMST.exe <- NEW updated
    - Office_Tools.rar <- NEW updated

    1. Drop SetupMST.exe into Office shrunk folder ( c:\office )
    2. Highlight all the files in your office Shrunk folder. ( c:\office )
    3. Select Add to Archive (7zip)
    4. Rename Archive name to Office2003.7z if needed
    5. Set Compression to Ultra
    6. Extract the contents of Office_tools.rar to the same folder as Office2003.7z
    7. Run the Run_Me.exe
    8. You will now find a file named "Office2003.exe" <--- NEW installer

  7. Guides and Tutorials   -   #6
    tesco's Avatar FST Programmer
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    Not bad.

    Moved to guides section.

  8. Guides and Tutorials   -   #7
    Afronaut's Avatar Xenu
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    Looks familiar.

    Did you got these guides off from MSFN?

    Im pretty sure I've used the Nero switchless installer on my UACD before....

    Im gonna take a nap now, but I'll be back in this when im a little more awake.
    Spoiler: Show

  9. Guides and Tutorials   -   #8
    Might be best to make an indervidual topic for each one, or edit the title. Nice guides by the way, very handy if someone is going to make a CD/DVD with alot of apps on.

  10. Guides and Tutorials   -   #9
    tesco's Avatar FST Programmer
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    Quote Originally Posted by astalavista
    If you enjoy my guides pls click on the ad in my signature. It will cost you nothing.
    Credit goes to my friends EvilVoice and KeyToTime.
    Sounds to me like this was taken from another site or forum.

    Not sure though.
    Will keep this here until someone finds it elsewhere...

  11. Guides and Tutorials   -   #10
    zapjb's Avatar Computer Abuser BT Rep: +3
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    I don't get it. Guess I'm tired. Whats OP trying to teach/show us?

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