Archive for the ‘Windows’ Category

Want to have nice bug reports with easy to follow screenshots and description what has been done? Be sure to check out Steps recorder, available in Windows 7 and 8!

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Today I was unable to connect to a Windows share, event though I had the correct username and password.

I hade set the computers date to another date (since I was debugging some code using dates), and appearantly Windows checks this when trying to connect to another computer. I don’t know why Windows does this, but setting the correct date and time on the computer again fixed eveything…

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Well, Apple does not support installing Itunes on a W3k server, but it can be done anyway (I’m using it with my Iphone 3Gs). This is how I done (I got info on how from http://sites.google.com/site/yukichigai/iphonex64):

1. I’ve downloaded the latest .exe installer from apple.com
2. I’ve extracted the .exe using winrar to C:\Temp\iTunesSetup.
3. From here I first ran iTunes.msi, which installed without a hassle (I guess you have to install Quicktime first, I but already had it installed).
4. I then tried to run AppleMobileDeviceSupport.msi (but I got an error message that “requires that your computer is running Windows XP SP2 or newer”).
5. I’ve downloaded Orca (from http://sites.google.com/site/yukichigai/Orca.msi?attredirects=0) and opened AppleMobileDeviceSupport.msi in it. Here I changed LaunchCondition to: “(VersionNT=501 And ServicePackLevel>=2) Or VersionNT>=500”, saved the file and re-run AppleMobileDeviceSupport.msi. This time it installed without any error messages.
6. Then I’ve started Itunes and everything worked ok!

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How do you write special characters (thats not directly on a key on the keyboard)?

It’s easy, just press the ALT key and the same time enter the ascii code on the numpad for the character, for example ALT + 252 gives you the character ‘³’.  Note that it seems that you must use the numpad to enter the digits (at least on my laptop with Win 7 64 bit installed).

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A quick search on google reveiled the solution, simply to run ‘Outlook.exe /resetnavpane’, this fixed the problem. I don’t know why this occurred, but my Windows installation (Windows 7, Enterprise) has behaved a bit peculiar today…

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Well, I’ve tested Foxit Reader for my first time (I got the tips from my colleague Andreas, thanks :-), and I must say it seems promising!  Its way faster than Adobes Acrobat reader and does the same thing, only in much lesser time. Check it out at http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/. Btw, it’s free!

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I finally got around to test Windows 7 (I’m running it on my web/media server). It looks a lot like Vista, but hopefully it’s way better. 

I had troubles getting my old Soundblaster Live 5.1 to work with Windows 7, but after downloading kx-driver (freeware driver for soundblaster) I got it running  by doing the following:

I ran msconfig to disable the kx mixer in startup (since it crashes under Windows 7).
Then I right clicked on kxmixer.exe and set it to run under Vista compability. Then I created a shortcut to kxmixer and added it to the Startup folder on the windows menu.

Now, kx-mixer starts during boot, but the sound was terrible! Then, I went to the control panel>Sound and selected a different output to be default, see below (I set the  SPDIF/AC3 as default since I’m only using digital out). Now, the sound is cristal clear and everything works prefectly…

Windows 7

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Live mesh

Heard of Live mesh?

It’s Microsofts free syncronization service, i.e. you can synchronize files and folder with different computers as well as getting a virtual desktop where you can access your files from any computer with an internet connection!

Check it out at www.mesh.com.

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Checkout the Windows 7 videos available on YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/windowsvideos. I really fancied the touch mode in Windows 7, the complete UI of windows becomes a “IPhone-look-a-like-UI”. I think that my next screen for my computer  should be a touch screen, however I guess there will be huge problems with smudges on the screen…

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