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  • Started 2 years ago by NazzarenoCiccarelli
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NazzarenoCiccarelli
Posts: 25

Many years ago in the times of DOS I did a batch or exe file that greet me when I turned on the computer, and press any key to start Windows 486.
Today I have VISTA and would like to do the greeting in this computer, but I have not the least memory of how to do it.
Is there somebody who would like to teach me?

Posted 2 years ago
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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

You would need to create a .wav file, and then use this.
http://okgeek.net/startup-soun.....nd-7.html/
I haven't tried it, so don't know how good it is.

Posted 2 years ago
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NazzarenoCiccarelli
Posts: 25

No, I do not want that the computer tell mi " have a good day". What I realy want is that the computer type my greeting.
"Winner never quit. Quiter never win. So, what you want to be, a winner or a looser"
and after reading it a press any key to start Windows Vista or Windows 7.
I need this encouragement every single day.
I would appreciate if some nice guy take the time to find how to do it.

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

My Bad, Wrong Solution I posted, still looking. :)

Rick P.

Posted 2 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

@Others,

I am probably on the wrong track here but think we need a custom nice HTM page which opens in the browser from within the startup menu or is called from VB/CS/Power Shell Scripting.

The reason I say this is because just opening a notepad page or Cmd file with normal text will not have the impact of a full screen custom web page which can be dismissed or closed after reading.

Have to make one as not the same as running Dos bat file on old 486 machine which OP mentioned.

Rick P.

Posted 2 years ago
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bobro
Posts: 384

open notepad...
copy this
MsgBox "Winners never quit. Quiters never win. And you are a WINNER!"
and paste it into the notepad
click file > save as
in the next window give it the file name of
Possative Mental Attitude.vbs
and change the file type to be 'All Files'
then save it to c:\
now go into c:\ and drag the file to the start button, then up to programs, then to the 'startup' folder and let go, this will paste a copy in the start up.

this should give you a nice message box when the PC starts!

Posted 2 years ago
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Xhi
Posts: 6298

Don't forget to center it, bold, large type and some color. Set the properties of the shortcut to open full screen.

Posted 2 years ago
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hatryst
Posts: 3482

Or you can try THIS: http://www.howtogeek.com/?post.....38;p=15771

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CompWiz
Posts: 864

I have a Post-it on my monitor.."Another sunrise..another beginning.." : )

Posted 2 years ago
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Xhi
Posts: 6298

Personally, I switch between a couple.

Never start vast projects with half-vast ideas
And
Everyone is entitled to my opinion.

Posted 2 years ago
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bobro
Posts: 384

@Xhi - that last one is awesome!!

I never really bought into that Posative Mental Attitude... well not from talks or articles or instruction, just be happy and work hard...

they got me angry that they statements was so upbeat and i wasnt!!

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

@bobro,

YOUR solution works Well !!!!!

I was on the "wrong track" when I posted my last posting before retiring for the evening.

Congrats for an elegant simple solution with the message box. :) :)

Rick P.

Posted 2 years ago
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Enthusiast
Posts: 566

You all missed the part where he wants the message to appear "before" he starts windows. I think a custom start screen image needs to be made to handle this situation.

Posted 2 years ago
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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Logon screen, or before ?

Posted 2 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

If NazzarenoCiccarelli uses the Auto Login Method, the machine could display a full screen animated web page which could be closed or dismissed as I was thinking originally but requires a bit of work.

A custom start log in screen Enthusiast suggested is a very good idea if NazzarenoCiccarelli uses the machine in the traditional manner.

Posted 2 years ago
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Superevil
Posts: 175

If you want the message to say "Winner never quit. Quiter never win. So, what you want to be, a winner or a looser", before getting too far ahead, I'd check that for grammar and spelling first.

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NazzarenoCiccarelli
Posts: 25

Thanks guys for yours concerns. The sugestion given for hatryst worked beautiful.

To Superevil. In this place we dont need a grammar teacher. I'm soory for my rudeness.

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needshelp
Posts: 158

Mind If i bring this back for a second?

[quote="bobro"]
open notepad...
copy this
MsgBox "Winners never quit. Quiters never win. And you are a WINNER!"
and paste it into the notepad
click file > save as
in the next window give it the file name of
Possative Mental Attitude.vbs
and change the file type to be 'All Files'
then save it to c:\
now go into c:\ and drag the file to the start button, then up to programs, then to the 'startup' folder and let go, this will paste a copy in the start up.

this should give you a nice message box when the PC starts!
[/quote]

When I did this I got an error. (See picture)

Posted 2 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Here is the PATH where the File goes.

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Do NOT put function ( ) around text after MsgBox .

Rick P.

Posted 2 years ago
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needshelp
Posts: 158

oh wow I'm a fail. I didn't type in MSGBox. Please ignore my stupidity.

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