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Author Topic: X-Setup Pro now free, but abandoned  (Read 6401 times)
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« on: June 02, 2010, 11:55:38 AM »

The mother of all Windows-tweakers has died!, but is now free.


Dead:

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Because of the insolvency of WUG all operations regarding X-Setup Pro have been shut down.

http://www.x-setup.net/


-but free:

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You can still download the last version from Major Geeks: www.majorgeeks.com/download4083.html

In case you lost your serial number use this one instead: XSA092-11TA9R-8K12YT

-a month ago I managed to purchase a license key for two more years...  thumb down
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free products from Xteq Systems

All programs from Xteq Systems are freeware, so you can use our programs at no cost! For more information about a Xteq Systems program, please select one :

    * GetOSVersion - determine the OS Version in batch files
    * ImageCodr.org - get HTML code for CC licensed photos
    * ClusterScripting - easily administrate MS Cluster Server
    * TrueRandom - generate real random passwords
    * GetDriveType - determine the type of a drive in batch files
    * Explorer LaunchPad - makes using the Explorer comfortable and easy
    * URL Bandit - grab URLs from the clipboard fast and easily
    * COM Reg Extension - use REGSVR32 without a command line
    * X-Shooter - shoot holes in your Windows
    * RAM Alloc - the easiest way to waste your memory
    * Vanity Number Creator - easily create vanity numbers
    * X-Find - find what you are looking for fast
    * PackX - the perfect component package for VB

You can also go straight to our downloads section to download our programs for free.
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010, 01:50:23 PM »

xteq setup was very useful when it first came out, over the years particularly since XP, it's usefulness has greatly declined in my view
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010, 03:59:05 PM »

*Shrug* Guess I can stop waiting for an updated version of X-Find now...

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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010, 05:53:33 PM »

Gah!  I just purchased a new license.
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2010, 05:56:07 PM »

just two tiny snippets from the long list of features:


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... With the BartPE Enabler Tool, you can use X-Setup Pro on a bootable CD-ROM created by the freely available BartPE system. This means, you can put X-Setup Pro on a CD, boot this CD on any computer and tweak the settings without even installing X-Setup Pro. This can also be a huge help for repairing a misbehaving system.


Network administrator will love X-Setup Pro Recording. Simply turn recording on, change the settings you want and it generates a *.REG file on the fly that can be deployed to thousands of computers without installing X-Setup Pro.

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X-Setup Pro uses XML-based plugins - they are very small (3-6 kB) so updating them is easy too. You can always view the source for any plug-in, and even create your own plugins or wizards and use them in X-Setup Pro.
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2010, 05:57:14 PM »

Gah!  I just purchased a new license.

-good! Then it wasn't you or me that made them go broke ;-)

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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2010, 06:01:58 PM »

Guess I can stop waiting for an updated version of X-Find now...

sorry that I also have brought confusion to the thread:
   Xteq is fine and kicking. And freeware. X-Find will most likely be updated, in time.

The reason I listed Xteq's programs was that they used to handle the support for X-Setup.
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2010, 06:07:08 PM »

-good! Then it wasn't you or me that made them go broke ;-)

Neither were all those discounted licenses that they sold on May 6th through Bits du Jour Wink.  I mean, they apparently shut down on the 15th of May according to the BdJ comments.  I'm sure they had no idea that was in the works when they were selling licenses through them.

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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2010, 06:14:45 PM »

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Because of the insolvency of WUG ...

It is always time to learn something new. And this certainly was new to me even it was from half a century ago:

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WUG

Wug test

The wug test is an experiment in linguistics, created by Jean Berko Gleason in 1958. It was designed as a way to investigate the acquisition of the plural and other inflectional morphemes in English-speaking children.


There are three plural allomorphs  in English:

    * /z/, the most general form (dogs, pronounced /ˈdɒɡz/)
    * /s/, which appears after voiceless consonants (cats, /ˈkæts/)
    * /ɨz/, which appears after sibilants (horses, /ˈhɔrsɨz/).

The child is presented with a drawing of an unfamiliar creature, often blue and bird-like,[1][2] and told, "This is a wug." Another wug is revealed, and the researcher says, "Now there are two of them. There are two...?" Children who have successfully acquired the allomorph /z/ of the plural morpheme will respond: wugs /ˈwʌɡz/.

Very young children are baffled by the question and are unable to answer correctly, sometimes responding with "Two wug."

and more...

guess it was another WUG  Cool
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2010, 04:45:08 PM »

I found this post from TeX on the MG forum that explains better what happened, and also explains what WUG is:

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Howdy!

Now this is what you call a bad start: My first post to the MG forums and it’s about why we shut down X-Setup Pro

Thanks for the encouragements we have receive in the last days, we highly appreciate this.

Now to clear up that "WUG" confusion: It is NOT the Windows User Group it was, "Windmeier UG" the company of Eric. UG is a German registered company, like LLC or Inc. in the US. Don’t ask me why, but our lawyer recommended it to write it that way.

And finally a question: Would it be possible that MG could host the portable and U3 version of XSP also? I’m getting a lot of requests about this. I know we can’t support XSP anymore, but given the requests I receive I think it would help some users.

http://forums.majorgeeks....php?p=1495880#post1495880
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« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2010, 05:21:58 PM »

-a month ago I managed to purchase a license key for two more years...

 Grin me too! Irony is that I'm on a 64-bit version of windows and extended to support development... Oh well... I should install it on my wife's 32 bit machine, I suppose.
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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2010, 06:07:15 PM »

I found this post from TeX on the MG forum that explains better what happened, and also explains what WUG is:
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And finally a question: Would it be possible that MG could host the portable and U3 version of XSP also?
http://forums.majorgeeks....php?p=1495880#post1495880

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serial number for the PRO-version: XSA092-11TA9R-8K12YT

re-edited because MG (MajorGeeks) updated their collection.
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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2010, 01:40:12 AM »

X-Setup Pro Portable for USB 9.2.100 English:
http://www.chip.de/downlo...ro-Portable_36735313.html
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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2010, 01:52:54 PM »

Ah sweet, X-Setup Pro for free! Not sure how I missed this thread earlier.

Thanks for telling, Curt.
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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2010, 05:44:15 PM »

The day they made it commercial was the day they lost me as a user. It was great, but not worth a cent.
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