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Windows 7: ISO: A method / softwares, etc...

27 Sep 2010   #1
1337

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Build 7601
 
 
ISO: A method / softwares, etc...

Okay, hello again and sorry for the trouble...
I'm looking for 'something' which can be a method, software or whatever that I can put applications like MSN, IDM and some other softwares and make them run in one go when I just double click or 'activate' them once only rather than going through all of them in one go...

Does anyone has any idea in mind?
Sorry and thanks!


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27 Sep 2010   #2
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi, 1337. Have a look here.

Here's a really simple .bat I whipped for no reason (obviously) that opens Calculator, Explorer and Firefox (Minefield in my case).

Code:
echo off
cd\

start /d "c:\windows\system32" calc.exe

start /d "c:\windows" explorer.exe

start /d "c:\Program Files\Minefield" firefox.exe
Read through the link I presented initially and you'll be an expert in no time.
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28 Sep 2010   #3
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Good one @mikedl, Its nice to see the batch commands again. Brings back old memories

@1337,
If you don't want the command prompt to pop up then you can use the Windows Scripting Host.

Start applications
Code:
<job id="vbs">
    <script language="VBScript">
        Set WshShell=WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
        On Error Resume Next

        WshShell.Run("C:\Windows\notepad.exe")
        WshShell.Run("C:\Windows\system32\calc.exe")
    </script>
</job>
Add a new WshShell.Run("....") for each application you want to start.

If you want a menu based solution,
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then you can try this
Code:
<job id="vbs">
    <script language="VBScript">
        Set WshShell=WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
        On Error Resume Next
        strMenu="Menu" & vbCrLf & "-------" & vbCrLf &_
            "1. Notepad" & vbCrLf &_
            "2. Calculator" & vbCrLf &_
            "3. Firefox" & vbCrLf &_
            "4. Internet Explorer" & vbCrLf &_
            "5. Editplus" & vbCrLf &_
            "6. Miranda" & vbCrLf &_
            "7. Eclipse" & vbCrLf &_
            "8. Bye."
        menuSel=0
        While menuSel<>8
            menuSel=InputBox(strMenu, "Menu", 1)
            If IsNumeric(menuSel) Then
                Select Case menuSel
                    Case 1:
                        WshShell.Run("C:\Windows\notepad.exe")
                    Case 2:
                        WshShell.Run("C:\Windows\system32\calc.exe")
                    Case 3:
                    Case 4:
                    Case 5:
                    Case 6:
                    Case 7:
                End Select
            Else
                WScript.Echo "Invalid option. Numbers only."
            End If
        Wend
    </script>
</job>
Add as many Case statements and new WshShell.Run("....") for each application you want to start and make sure the Exit number is in the While menuSel<> statement.

You can save these to a file with the extension .wsf and create a shortcut with WScript "Path to the wsf file" on the desktop.

I've attached the files also with this post.


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28 Sep 2010   #4
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Cool stuff, gladson1976! I really need to learn a bit more about that scripting.

Thanks for sharing and demonstrating a more up-to-date and cleaner looking method than a .bat file.
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28 Sep 2010   #5
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Scripting is quite powerful, but I still prefer the good old command prompt and batch files for simple tasks, but some others may prefer to see some GUI
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28 Sep 2010   #6
1337

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Build 7601
 
 

Thank you so much, guys!

I love the .bat one, simple and nice and the attachment by gladson1976 which is so lovely.
Both is simple and very useful to me.

Once again, thanks a lot!!!

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