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 Post subject: R2 CONVERTER GUI - v2.1 - 14/08/11
PostPosted: 14 Dec 2010, 22:40 
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R2 CONVERTER GUI - v2.1 - 14/08/11

by The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse

What does this tool do ?

This tool was made to ease Server R2 to Workstation conversion tasks.

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This is the last update of the tool in it's current version.

The new version is out and it's an application. It still needs some work on it and we also need some feedback on it.

It's posted on here too and available for download.


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Changelog : 14/08/11

* Updated Games Explorer
* Updated SuperFetch Files


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There is howto with it and pictures too.

Some reading.....

This tool was made to ease Server R2 to Workstation conversion tasks.

So here's what you need to know :

Most important : to get it to look like W7 you need to enable Desktop Experience Feature

1/ When you apply "Features" a reboot is required !

2/ "Packs" can be applied without Desktop Experience except Sticky Notes

3/ "System Restore" in Packs requires Server Backup Feature

4/ "Bleutooth Stack" will enable Test Sign Mode on your R2

5/ To apply UxTheme please start Themes Service

6/ Special Tweaks

* Bluetooth

* SuperFetch

* System Restore

It's up to you if you want to apply them !!!!

I fixed some pics, this is the best way to run it, 2 reboots required but fast done.


Here are some screens from v2.1 !!!

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The tool is dynamic so it can updated and things can be added.

Download Link for the Tool :

R2ConvGUI-2.1_no_Runtimes.rar (129.4 MB)

Code:
https://mega.co.nz/#!BFYC1BjR!Ukz7GHHD1w8hstqMtTvwIhhWUZUkeLjCSqEoBbL0_Zc


R2ConvGUI-2.1_with_Runtimes.rar (270.6 MB)

Code:
https://mega.co.nz/#!FQ5VmKCZ!djtMsBnzhVO90oBhO3xI4jC6WfZ4OCVVtP1cZ3bxUZk


Regards,

The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse


;) ;) ;) ;)

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 Post subject: Re: R2 CONVERTER GUI - UNDER CONSTRUCTION
PostPosted: 14 Dec 2010, 23:02 
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Great work again, guys! :geek: Glad to see a converter application for the R2 coming up :) This is very often requested app and looking at the download statistics of the converter for the R1 release, this will also become a _very_ often downloaded tool! 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: R2 CONVERTER GUI - UNDER CONSTRUCTION - UPDATE 16/12/201
PostPosted: 17 Dec 2010, 14:19 
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Again, amazing work ExpertUser! Good job!
p.s. I see that you have the "Enable SuperFetch Service" included as a tweak in your converter. Does it mean that you got the SuperFetch working on Windows Server 2008 R2?
p.s.2 Also, you can include the default_aero_cursors.reg tweak (it makes the Aero Cursor scheme the default Windows cursor scheme, for example in logon screen, for newly created accounts, etc).

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 Post subject: Re: R2 CONVERTER GUI - UNDER CONSTRUCTION - UPDATE 16/12/201
PostPosted: 17 Dec 2010, 15:03 
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Hi Ascii !

Glad that you like it !

We are working on SuperFetch issue at the moment. I did not post it anyway here as I do not have the results neither what is be done to get it work.

We'll add the Aero Cursors, no problem.

As I said, the tool is dynamic, so we'll be add to extra stuff whenever we want. ;)

Regards,

ExpertUser and Team 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: R2 CONVERTER GUI - UNDER CONSTRUCTION - UPDATE 18/12/201
PostPosted: 18 Dec 2010, 20:22 
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Hi Ascii !

I have some news for you concerning Superfetch.

We are working on R2ConvGUI Fixes part and we wanted to integrate your Superfetch patch too but we will not be able to !

And I'll explain why : my friend Secr9tos took R2 kernel apart and the result is that M$ has hidden/removed Superfetch !

It looks like that the code itself seems to be removed/hidden but in fact it gets invoked like it would be on Windows 7.

In Windows 7, the superfetch init chain gets invoked right before the session manager is set up.

@Phase1InitializationDiscard+F81
INIT:00000001405A2811 call PfInitializeSuperfetch
INIT:00000001405A2816 xor ecx, ecx
INIT:00000001405A2818 call SmInitSystem

We are working on a workaround. 8-)

Will keep you updated.

I hope this information will be useful.

Regards,

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 Post subject: Re: R2 CONVERTER GUI - UNDER CONSTRUCTION - UPDATE 18/12/201
PostPosted: 19 Dec 2010, 20:18 
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Wow ExpertUser! Handsome work! Look forward to trying it!

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 Post subject: Re: R2 CONVERTER GUI - UNDER CONSTRUCTION - UPDATE 20/12/201
PostPosted: 20 Dec 2010, 11:53 
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We are currenlty on Beta 0.7 !

Here is what has be done tested and working :

1/ Adding Features individual or grouped (Desktop, Ink, .Net35, Wireless and Server) -> requires a reboot for Desktop Experience

2/ W7PAcksR2 (individual or grouped) -> reboot required (better.... :lol: )

3/ Supertfetch is working too ! 8-)

4/ Main registry tweaks to disable Interactive Logon, Event Tracker, CopyTo/MoveTo, TakeOwnsership

5/ Fixes for GPO (Pass complexity and expiration)

6/ Services (Themes and Audio)

7/ DreamScene and UxTheme

We are working on some extra things such Reg Fixes for Start Menu (Small Icons, Highlight New Installed Progs,.... no big stuff)

We will work on some GUI eye candy too. ;)

We expcept to have a working version for here by the end of this year for you to test !

There will be only one version of the tool for all languages, as since I cleaned up yesterday W7PAcksR2 MUI versions, I removed some files that had nothing to do in M$ Games part so the pack is reduced to 130 MB (English one is 110 MB).

I don't think 20 MB difference will do so much. :lol:

Regards

ExpertUser, Secr9tos and Team. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: R2 CONVERTER GUI - UNDER CONSTRUCTION - UPDATE 20/12/201
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3/ Supertfetch is working too ! 8-)
gr8 news :)


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 Post subject: Re: R2 CONVERTER GUI - UNDER CONSTRUCTION - UPDATE 20/12/201
PostPosted: 20 Dec 2010, 16:09 
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aviv00 wrote:
3/ Supertfetch is working too ! 8-)
gr8 news :)

Wow, such a *great* news! Very good job!!

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 Post subject: Re: R2 CONVERTER GUI - UNDER CONSTRUCTION - UPDATE 20/12/201
PostPosted: 20 Dec 2010, 16:17 
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p.s. I just bought a new BDA-compatible DVB TV tuner.
I'm currently preparing to work on a batch installer for BDA instead of the crappy msi.
I'll be also working on porting a Bluetooth 3.0 drivers from Windows 7 SP1 (when the SP1 for Windows 7 will be released).
So prepare for a new stuff for your R2 CONVERTER GUI! ;)

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