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First, let me say this app rocks. I have enjoyed the editor for the last year and have stopped using my kix editor.
I have NLited my WinXP install to remove items like the tour and oem load it. I have disabled SFC and many other items. What I'd like to do is completely replace notepad as this is a step I do with every rebuild of my 4 machines (2 are monthly rebuiilds for other reasons).
So if I add the Notepad++ files to my $OEM$ path, is there any base registry enties I would need to provide during/just after my windows install to make NPP work as I am used to?
Thanks, I added the NPP install file to the CD and after several attmpts I found this needed to run form the [GuiRunOnce] section in winnt.sif. I also have the plugins and notepad replacement files installed from the %oem$ folders.
Thanks all..... This works perfectly.
OK perhaps this needs clarification.
I have removed notepad completely from my XP install. I have used the .zip contents and added this to my CD using the $OEM$ options. I have also included the notepad replacement executable in all proper places. I have verified the proper files are in proper locations.
What I don't have are the file associations the installer provides along with what ever else the installer adds to the registry.
So if one were to do this what else do I need to pre-pend to my config?
FYI when I try to open any files I get a cannot find "" dialog box. Thi smay come up once or several times. I do find by opening in read-only mode I don't get the dialog.
Note #1: Notepad++ uses NSIS for setup program.
Note #2: NSIS generated installers can take command line arguments.
So, Why dont you just add the Notepad++ installer to your CDs, and then specify a command to run on first boot of Windows. The command line should be something like this:
npp.3.3.installer.exe /S "/D=C:\Program Files\Notepad++"
So that way, you will get Notepad++ properly installed with each setup of Windows.
Or am i wrong about this?
That could work too, I just figured it would have been easier this way. I wasn't expecting such windows integration, damm that uncle bill.:)
I will have to try this and see how it works. I wasn't aware NPP had command line arguments fo the install. I must not have read that yet. Thanks...
NPP has nothing to do with those arguments... It's NSIS installer!
You can read about it here: