Showing 8 results for the tag: Windows Vista.

.NET Framework Setup Verification Tool

I was running down an issue with building a 32-bit application in Visual Studio 2008 on a 64-bit version of Windows 7 and a number of articles online suggested that .NET Framework v2.0 should be reinstalled. Most of these were talking about Windows Vista, but I thought I would run this down. Aaron Stebner has […]

mysql_connect to localhost on Windows 7 and Windows Vista times out

I’ve been developing PHP websites against mysql on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 R2 and finally decided I needed to start doing my testing and debugging on a client machine instead.  My development machine runs Windows 7 so it is running the same version of IIS as my Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. […]

Windows 7 120-Day Trial

In previous versions of Windows (e.g. Windows Vista and Windows XP), you were required to enter a valid product key before getting too far into the installation.  With Windows 7, Microsoft has changed to a trial-friendly approach.  You can choose not to enter a product key until later and then you’ll be able to use […]

DVD Library in Windows Media Center

I’m in the process of making my DVDs available from my home theater PC via Windows Media Center on Windows Vista.  I’m testing out AnyDVD from SlySoft (their support policy is changing as of the 1st of the year).  What I want to be able to do is rip my DVDs, HD DVDs, and Blu-Ray […]

Microsoft posts Vista SP1 reliability patches

I’ve been hitting an odd problem on my Vista desktop machine for quite some time now where an error messaging stating that EXCEL.EXE "is not a valid Win32 application" when trying to launch Excel if I’ve been running for a while (e.g. several days or a week).  I looked on the net and in Microsoft’s […]

Work-around for Resolution Changes in Vista

I’ve been encountering problems in Vista on my multi-monitor equipped desktop computer where the resolution would get reset to 800×600 or 1024×768 on one or both monitors when unlocking in the morning.  Sometimes it would happen in the middle of the day.  Changing the resolution back would sometimes work but often wouldn’t let me set […]

Fix Vista Folder Template Assumptions

Windows Explorer (aka the Shell) in Vista (as in XP before it) provides folder templates which display the contents of folders in predefined ways.  The shell in Vista has been "improved" with a feature that "sniffs" the contents of a folder to determine which template to use if one has not been specified. If you […]

MSTSC /console switch

In addition to the various desktop and laptop computers in my household, I also manage a couple servers, one of which runs Windows Small Business Server 2003, which is located in my garage.  Typically I connect to it using Remote Desktop Connection using the /console switch so that I can manage it as if I […]