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Deep Freeze or similiar solution

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:03 am
by assantion
Hello everyone , and thanks for big efforts on ReactOS.

I have a question, there is any solution like Deep Freeze or alike tool working softly and nonproblematic on ReactOS no need to be advanced app? Thank you.

Re: Deep Freeze or similiar solution

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:43 am
by Julcar
If Running ReactOS on a virtual machine, just save a snapshot and restore it everytime you mess the OS.

Re: Deep Freeze or similiar solution

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:48 pm
by assantion
Thanks julcar , but i was thinking use reactos on real pc not virtual machine etc.. Thats why i need deep freeze or alike tool/software for roll-back.

Daily snapshot tools can be ok for me i think , but this is 2. option. Thanks everyone im still waiting little bit help :)

Re: Deep Freeze or similiar solution

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:17 am
by MadWolf
setup the install of ReactOS on the computer and use something like Clonezilla to create a backup image of the install drive and if you brake the install you can restore the backup image

Re: Deep Freeze or similiar solution

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:56 am
by oldman
assantion wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:48 pm Im still waiting little bit help
You could help yourself by searching for the apps that you want and then trying to run them in ReactOS.

Re: Deep Freeze or similiar solution

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:11 pm
by assantion
MadWolf wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:17 am setup the install of ReactOS on the computer and use something like Clonezilla to create a backup image of the install drive and if you brake the install you can restore the backup image
Thanks alot MadWolf for nice idea , really helpful

Re: Deep Freeze or similiar solution

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:12 pm
by assantion
oldman wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:56 am
assantion wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:48 pm Im still waiting little bit help
You could help yourself by searching for the apps that you want and then trying to run them in ReactOS.
Yah opening a topic on ' reactOS's official public forum' part of helping myself and reactos community. And ofc part of ''searching'' term too

And thanks to you too.

Re: Deep Freeze or similiar solution

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:15 pm
by oldman
I have done for you what I have suggested that you do. Most software is like Clonezilla (suggested by MadWolf), but I did find something that may be more of what you had in mind.
http://download.runtime.org/dixmlsetup.exe
The above software installs in ReactOS but fails to run with "can't find wow32.dll". All I have done, is to download it to see if it worked in ReactOS, but I have not read any documentary.

Edit:
https://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm

Re: Deep Freeze or similiar solution

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:55 am
by assantion
oldman wrote: Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:15 pm I have done for you what I have suggested that you do. Most software is like Clonezilla (suggested by MadWolf), but I did find something that may be more of what you had in mind.
http://download.runtime.org/dixmlsetup.exe
The above software installs in ReactOS but fails to run with "can't find wow32.dll". All I have done, is to download it to see if it worked in ReactOS, but I have not read any documentary.
oldman thanks really , sorry my late answer i lost my phone and all datas, android encrypted ones too. I was busy with that problem.

Again thanks for your helps and effort.

Re: Deep Freeze or similiar solution

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:58 am
by Kevin Castro
http://download.runtime.org/dixmlsetup.exe
The above software installs in ReactOS but fails to run with "can't find wow32.dll".
Most of this thread is voodoo to me (I'm quite simple). What I can offer is that "wow32.dll" can be found in XP "C/WINDOWS/system32".

Re: Deep Freeze or similiar solution

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:02 pm
by MadWolf
after copying wow32.dll from windows 7 to ReactOS System32 DriveImage XML starts and runs and crating a backup image works

Re: Deep Freeze or similiar solution

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:31 am
by Kevin Castro
Thanks, MadWolf. Imaging certainly sounds easier than doing re-installs. Can the image be saved into a flashdrive?
Incidentally, in 7-64 I could only find wow64.

Re: Deep Freeze or similiar solution

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:19 am
by MadWolf
on windows 7 home premium 64 bit & windows 8.1 pro 64 bit the file is located in C:\Windows\SysWOW64 I am going to post the results of the testing in the epic win but you are better using the WinBuilder Guide http://runtime.org/peb.htm and not installing it on ReactOS

Re: Deep Freeze or similiar solution

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:46 pm
by learn_more
MadWolf wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:02 pm after copying wow32.dll from windows 7 to ReactOS System32 DriveImage XML starts and runs and crating a backup image works
You could look into porting wow32 from wine to reactos.
(But you'd have to remove some of the indirections they do to krnl386.exe, and drop code directly in wow32.dll for now)
From looking at the binary, I only see WOWGetVDMPointer imported, but the dixml.exe is packed with aspack so there might be more functions used....