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Re: Windows Repair (v1.7.1) suggestions
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2012, 10:08:20 AM »
New exe ready :-)

v1.7.2
Small bug fixes to the log creation of the program.
I have removed the 3 options "Basic" "Advanced" and "Custom" before you start the repairs. Nearly all users that I have talk to, and myself included always choose custom anyways. No need for these other options and they have been removed. Should cut down on the confusion for new users on which to use.
New interface changes to the repair window in the program.
Added "Always On Top" option for the repair window.
Added a minimize button to the repair window. With the always on top option if something opens behind the window and the user needs to get to it they can now minimize the window.
Added a minimize button to the main window in the program for the heck of it :-)
Code improvements.

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Re: Windows Repair (v1.7.1) suggestions
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2012, 02:14:28 PM »
Tried v1.7.2. First impression: Thumbs up !!!!!  :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy: :wink:

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Re: Windows Repair (v1.7.1) suggestions
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2012, 03:13:21 PM »
Good :-)

I will release it this Sunday. :wink:

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Re: Windows Repair (v1.7.1) suggestions
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2012, 12:08:46 AM »
I ran the latest version of WR a couple of times. In the past I always used the ""Custom"" option, rarely used one of the two other options. So, to remove the two other options was indeed a good decision.

And I like the ""Always on top"" and ""minimize"" options as well. All those MSDOS commands passing by in the CMD.exe window(s) (can) create a lot of ""visual unrest, confusion"", using the ""always on top"" option is more friendly for the eyes. I guess I'll keep the ""Always on top"" option ticked most of the times, if not always.
If I really want to know what commands are issued then I always can use the ""minimize"" option.

The ""highlight Repair Job"" feature now behaves much better.
The new tabs (log & repair info) are a large improvement over the previous version. The larger pane(s) simply provide more info, especially the ""repair info"" pane.

As said before: Thumbs up !!! :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy:

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Re: Windows Repair (v1.7.1) suggestions
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2012, 11:54:21 AM »
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Re: Windows Repair (v1.7.2) suggestions
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2012, 10:21:42 AM »
Under ""Register system Files"":
1. The filelist contains a number of files that WR attemps to register (again). Among those files there's a file called ""pcwintech_tab.ocx"" But I can't find this file in the system32 folder on my XP laptop. It remains in the folder where WR was installed. Isn't this supposed to be copied to the system32 folder while WR  installs itself ?
2. Flash. When Adobe's Flash is installed on one's computer then it isn't placed in system32 but in """......\system32\macromed\flash\"". And it has a different name. See attachment.
3. small typo in the ""repair info"" tab: ""locaiton"" should be ""location"".

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Re: Windows Repair (v1.7.1) suggestions
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2012, 10:27:56 AM »
pcwintech_tabs.ocx is one of my controls. It gets installed from some of my other programs. There is a system_files_reg_list.txt under the files folder in the program folder.

This is the list of files it will reg. I did it this way for anyone to be able to add or remove files from it :-)

The flash ocx use to be in system32. At least it was on my test system lol

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Re: Windows Repair (v1.7.2) suggestions
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2012, 12:16:43 PM »
Yes, I opened that ""system_file_reg_list.txt"" file and searched for every file that's in the that list. I used a program called ""Everything"". (http://www.voidtools.com/). Type the name of the file you want to find and Everything will find it (if it exists) and tell you where it's located and what size it has. That's how I found the Adobe's Flash *.ocx file. Try the program. It's neat and FAST !!!

In both XP and WIN 7 that Flash *.ocx file is placed in those subfolders.
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Re: Windows Repair (v1.7.1) suggestions
« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2012, 12:19:41 PM »
When I first made the windows repair I had it registering every dll and ocx in the system32 folder.

And it broke a couple of things! Also made the language bar show up and other things.

Very odd but that's what happened.

So instead I did a search for any MS doc I could find that had registering files as a fix and added every file name I could and adding it to the list. No more problems :cheesy:

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Re: Windows Repair (v1.7.2) suggestions
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2012, 12:35:47 PM »
I see. (I modified my previous post) The name of the Flash *.ocx and *.dll files changed with every new Flash version/update (e.g. Flash10a, Flash10b, Flash10c, ........ etc.). But, as far as I know it was always placed in the same folder.

 

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