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How can I Install Sysinternals Suite with shortcuts in the startmenu ?

I have been using Sysinternals Process Explorer as an alternative to the Windows Task Manager for years now to end hung applications but I have always set this up manually into my own folder in Program Files.

I stumbled upon two great ways to automatically create a Program Files folder while browsing for an up-to-date Sysinternals Addon Builder to use with the RVM Integrator v1.6.1-b21 to add this to my boot CD.

Sadly the latest version by epsilon 3.6 fails on three of the add-ons as they have been moved and OR renamed since it was written you can still create a reduced add-on using this if you ignore these 3 files.

  • NewSid.zip
  • RegMon.zip
  • Procmon.zip

You can now do this much easier after the Windows Install by either downloading this INF file and placing it in the Sysinternals Suite download from HERE simply unzip it and then right click the INF file from explorer.

OR

If you using the same ZIP file as above you can use use the excellent Dark Shadows SSIBuild v2.7 Sysinternals Installer Creator you will also need to download the Microsoft CABSDK and follow his instructions @ MFSN to ensure that you know what you are going to do.

NOTE: you will have to join MFSN to download his Sysinternals.ULZ update list to use with WUD that is normally used to download the latest XPSP3 post downloads for information you need to double click the file to add his list to the Windows Upadate Downloader download link for v2.50-b1000 available at this website.

http://www.windowsupdatesdownloader.com


When installed using your method of preference you will have this great set of applications fully installed and registered and available in the Programs Files folder, the Dark Shadow version will create nested folders and install all the associated help files as well I would use this one after your windows install and not try to slipstream it to your boot CD.




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error 7


To resolve this issue, delete the Application folder, then try installing again. Follow these steps (for Windows):
  1. Go to the Start menu > Run.
  2. Enter one of the following commands in the text field, depending on your operating system.
    • Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome
    • Windows Vista: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome
  3. Click OK.
  4. Delete the Application folder. If you're having difficulty deleting this folder, check for active Google Chrome processes on your computer and end them. Here are a few ways to locate and shut down these processes:
    • Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete on your keyboard and click Task Manager. Click the Processes tab and end every process that includes "google" or "chrome" in its name.
    • Download a third-party program called Process Explorer at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx. Use its Find menu to search for "Chrome/Application," then end all resulting processes.
    Now try deleting the Application folder again.
  5. Once the Application folder is deleted, try installing Google Chrome again.

Jul 07, 2011 | Google Chrome

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error 7 i cant open facebook


This error is most likely due to a problem with the Application folder on your computer during the installation process.

To resolve this issue, delete the Application folder, then try installing again. Follow these steps (for Windows):
  1. Go to the Start menu > Run.
  2. Enter one of the following commands in the text field, depending on your operating system.
    • Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome
    • Windows Vista: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome
  3. Click OK.
  4. Delete the Application folder. If you're having difficulty deleting this folder, check for active Google Chrome processes on your computer and end them. Here are a few ways to locate and shut down these processes:
    • Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete on your keyboard and click Task Manager. Click the Processes tab and end every process that includes "google" or "chrome" in its name.
    • Download a third-party program called Process Explorer at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx. Use its Find menu to search for "Chrome/Application," then end all resulting processes.
    Now try deleting the Application folder again.
  5. Once the Application folder is deleted, try installing Google Chrome again.

Well, I am new to fixya, so please don't forget to appreciate the solution.

Thanks.

Jan 27, 2011 | Google Chrome

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my computer keeps locking up and when I try to close the program it just loops and on the task manager it keeps repeating the same programs and won't allow closure, any suggestions?


You could try running the excellent Microsoft purchased Sysinternals Process Explorer instead of the task manager it has a Kill Process Tree (SHIFT + DEL).

Use Task Scheduler in Windows Vista or in XP/2000use Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel to make it run for all users at Startup and then set it to replace normal Windows Task manager, always have it ready minimized to Kill the programs entire process if you have a problem.

You might get issues with Process Explorer with certain PC Games which can throw on error (5024) - Required Security Module can't be activated ( only when you are using sysinternals process explorer check out this link showing SecuROM on the game Spore when using Process Explorer !!!

http://www.thearchitect.co.uk/weblog/archives/2008/09/spore_arrives_drm_copyprotection_is_a_bug_not_a_feature.html

Nov 04, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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CPU Performance always sitting above 70%


Hello slewis938,

Are you familiar with the freeware tool called Process Explorer? It's a third party version of Windows Task Manager but contains many more features. For example, if a svchost process is using a lot of memory you can mouse over the process and actually see which services are running in the svchost process. Of course, there's much more that can be done with the Process Explorer application. and It's size is not very large for all it does. I've been using it for a few years now and it has helped me more than Windows Task Manager. Please check it out to see if it can help you determine what's causing the high cpu usage. Here's a good article about Process Explorer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx
Here's the Process Explorer download link:
http://download.sysinternals.com/Files/ProcessExplorer.zip

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Have a great day,
martyshaw152

Mar 20, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook

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My windows vista hangs often;


Download process explorer

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx'


Extract the program, make a shortcut and copy the shortcut to

START MENU- PROGRAMS - STARTUP
Now every time you start the computer process explorer will start up and you can kill any processes you need

also you can disable programs from startup by

start -> run -> msconfig -> startup tab


Dec 08, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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