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Virtual Dimension Headache!!!! AHH (please help)

Hello all,

after working on this for, well idk, 2 months i think ;), i have a HUGE!!! headache (u wont beleave)
view this launcher code: http://dbdii.mine.nu/VirtualDimensionPortable.nsi

ive been trying to make this code

CopyDLL:
IfKeyExists $WINDIR\system32\mingwm10.dll "something goes here, depends where this code is"
;===If DLL Not Found
CopyFiles /SILENT $EXEDIR\Data\mingwm10.dll $WINDIR\system32
Sleep 800
GoTo "something goes here, depends where this code is"

somewhere in that launcher!

no matter what in the heck i do, it wont copy, and when it copys successfully, Virtual Dimension Freezes.

Can Someone Please Help Me Solve This Issue. TY
I'll Make Sure I Mention The Helper In The Source Code For It. Wink

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Admin Only

Just a note... you can only copy files to system32 if you're logged in with admin rights, so that will limit the usefulness of this.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

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understood

I Understand John. Smile
I Didn't Really Intend On This Being That Useful.
If The Computer Already Has The File Then Thats Great.
But I Would Love To Have This Solve.

I Dont Understand This Though
My Sis Is Limited And She Has Access To This Folder system32 Wink I Dont Know Why But She Does.

Na na na, come on!

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Is she limited?

Are you sure she's Limited?

Simple test, what happens when she double clicks on the time in the lower right hand corner of the windows task bar ?

Tim

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It Opened

Im Pritty Sure Shes Limited Tim,

I'm Administrator On That Computer And I Made Her Account. And Made It Limited.
It Even Says.

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Try the test

Try the test, it couldn't hurt.
This is how problem solving works Wink

Tim

[edit:
Wait, you said "it opened", that SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED if she were limited.

Things have got to get better, they can't get worse, or can they?

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We Haven't Touched Her Privilages At All. So IDK.

I just want this headache over with Wink

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Well

I can only tell you that if she can open the time and change it she is "Not" a Limited User in the normal since of the word.

She might not be full Admin, but she is a least a Power User [which in XP home would be a form of Limited user I think]

Tell me, is this XP Home?

Tim

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Opps

Sis's Fault.
She Was On My Account. But.... She Logged In Her's (Again Limited)
And She COULDN'T open clock. but she still could open system32 Sad DANG! wow.

Na na na, come on!

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Drop a file

Have "her" create a text file on the desktop and then copy and past it into:
C:\windows\system32

What happens?

[remember the name of the file]

Tim

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ok

ok hold on brb

[edit: created a file called pie.txt and inside it i put in some crap (ex: jkfldajkfs) saved it to desktop dragged it into system32 and it transfered. i told her to open control panel and go to user accounts and she could only edit her account and it showed her as limited]

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Wow

I don't have access to a limited user account here at work to test but I am surprised.

I expected to discover that she could "look" into system32 [ie read] but not change [write].

The only thing I can think of is:
1. She is a limited but Power User [I don't know how that effects the clock test]
2. Some how she has gotten bestowed with particular permissions.
3. The permissions on system32 are messed up.

I really can't tell you more till I test the limited user at home.

Tim

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Work Computers

Are Protected FAR FAR FAR FAR Better With An External Windows Application. Ex: Windows SteadyState. Which My Library Uses.

Your Work Computers Are, Most Likey, Using One Of Those Kinds Of Apps
Probually Novell, But Idk what they use.

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Just tried it on

I Just tried it on a counter attendants computer [Limited user]

He can look at system32 but can not write the file, dummy.txt, the message was something about you do not have proper permissions blah, blah. This what was expected and what I believe what will happen at home.

We don't really have any special locking procedures here. Just account types, Full and Limited.

Again, are you using XP home or Pro.

You really need to address this problem. If your test Limited User can write to system32 than they are not a True Limited User and your Limited User tests are invalid Sad

Tim

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[edit: after checking, my

[edit: after checking, my mom removed me from creating power users (stupid lol) and she put me in charge of creating accounts for the family. and make me administrator. so i can only create admins and limited.

STUPIDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!]

i have home edition on both of our computers. the one im using now to type to portableapps.com is my PERSONAL computer

my sister uses my moms computer.

ok back to what i need. can someone fix my code issue mentioned above?

Na na na, come on!

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only a note

at the home edition, there are no power users, they are only in the professional version - we had the problem a few weeks ago on a friends PC - clean Install of Windows XP home SP2 (german Version) we wanted to make his daughter a power user, that she is still limited in doing some things, but has not to ask for everything...
But surprise, surprise: only admin, user and some backup users are possible, no powerusers, like on my XP proffesional machine or his Win2k pro.
home is limited by itsself in many things and reacts in some things in annother way, then win2k pro or XP pro does.

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Well, the only thing I can

Well, the only thing I can really see is that it should be

IfFileExists

You could also try $SYSDIR, which equals "C:\Windows\system32"

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is it this...
CopyFiles /SILENT $EXEDIR\Data\mingwm10.dll $WINDIR\system32

to this

CopyFiles /SILENT "$EXEDIR\Data\mingwm10.dll" "$WINDIR\system32"

Please search before posting. ~Thanks

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ok great :)

Smile
now i need to put this somewhere before launching app. and i dont want virtual dimension to frezze. and idea where to put it?
thx

[edit: the release is going to come out today!!!! around 430 stand by Smile TY powerjuice :)]

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