Computer Tricks; How To Make Portable Application

Hello everybody, how interest your weekend are? I hope everything is going OK. This Sunday, thecybergal will tell you a Windows trick to make some portable applications. Some advantages of using portable applications like; you can run your application smoothly without any installation on your Windows computer and although when you had no an Administration user you will not probably thinking something about Administrator cracker programs.

We will talk 2 programs now. The first is Thinstall and the other is Virtual PC. Thinstall is used to make the portable application and Virtual PC is used to install the program we made. Why should you use Virtual PC? Of course, if you had other clean PC you didn’t need Virtual PC anymore and I was sure that you had not.

First time you have to do is installing Virtual PC into your real PC. I used Windows XP as OS in my Virtual PC and install the Thinstall into the real PC. Make sure you activated the Undo Disk feature on your VPC settings which it will keep your VPC is absolutely clean when you close (not Shut Down) your VPC. I mean anything job you done would be discarded if you activated Undo Disk feature.

Give your VPC an IP address, e.g. and real PC (will be called as RPC) Start your Thinstall (in the RPC) from your VPC by accessing the appropriate Thinstall folder. You must share your Thinstall folder first and give the Full Control to the other computer (your VPC machine). For an example, you can Run and type \\ (without quotes) in your VPC. This makes a way to access your Thinstall.exe program.

Once you accessed your Thinstall.exe you just have to press Start button (Thinstall’s button) and select the proper Registry hives. Click on Pre-Install Scan and you can take a rest while Thinstall capture your "fresh" VPC’s registry. When Capture process finished, you should install the program which will be made as portable apps. Don’t forget to insert the registration or anything key until your Installed Apps working correctly. And the last job is press the Post Install button in the Thinstall’s wizard. When you noticed that Setup capture is complete all you have to do is double-clicking the build.bat in the Thinstalled app's folder. The new-portable app's.exe is located it the folder bin. You can run the Thinstalled apps wherever you login and whatever your Account types.

See the pictures bellow and I think you can understand what I mean is. Click the pictures for detail view.

Ok, that's all Windows tips from thecybergal. I hope it will be useful for you. Give your feedback for a better next post.

Computer Tips; Repair Hang on Start UP (Windows Logo)

Hello, meet you again on the last Friday this month. Today, thecybergal shares you tips how to repair Windows hangs when Windows logo appears. This article was taken from my experience.

So my computer cannot get into Windows but stops when the Windows logo appears. To fix it, we can improve through the Repair Console. Booting the computer with the Windows XP CD and press R at the time of the first dialog appears.
Do these Windows trick bellow:
  1. Type the Administrator password to get into Windows directory.
  2. Make a temporary directory to save all configurations, "md thecybergal" (without quotes).
  3. Copy all configuration files, actually there are five configuration files: software, system, sam, security, and default to the temporary directory we created. Type the syntax bellow followed by enter button.
    • copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\thecybergal\software
    • copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\thecybergal\system
    • copy c:\windows\system32\config\sam c:\windows\thecybergal\sam
    • copy c:\windows\system32\config\security c:\windows\thecybergal\security
    • copy c:\windows\system32\config\default c:\windows\thecybergal\default
  4. Delete the old configuration files,
    • delete c:\windows\system32\config\software
    • delete c:\windows\system32\config\system
    • delete c:\windows\system32\config\sam
    • delete c:\windows\system32\config\security
    • delete c:\windows\system32\config\default
  5. Copy the new configuration files which will replace the deleted files.
    • copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\software
    • copy c:\windows\repair\software c:\windows\system32\config\system
    • copy c:\windows\repair\sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam
    • copy c:\windows\repair\security c:\windows\system32\config\security
    • copy c:\windows\repair\default c:\windows\system32\config\default
If you feel the Windows tips mentioned above quite confusing, you can use the LiveCD to fix it. This method may be more familiar because you just have to copy-paste like your Windows habitual. I usually use miniPE to do something with LiveCD

OK, that's all Windows tips today. I hope it will be useful for you.
Adopted from Microsoft Support