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  • Restore Windows 7 bootloader after Windows 8 install

    - by JMK
    I have installed Windows 8 onto a partition after Windows 7, and when I turn my PC on, Windows 8 basically loads completely, and then I get the option to choose my OS. If I select Windows 8, I go straight to the lock screen, if I select Windows 7, my computer completely restarts and then boots into 7. I want to use the Windows 7 installation DVD to restore the Windows 7 bootloader using the method described by the How To Geek but I am worried that if I do this, Windows 8 won't boot. Can anybody advise on whether or not this will work, and if not how can I go back to selecting the OS right after the BIOS loads?

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  • Deploying Socket.IO App to Windows Azure Web Site with Azure CLI

    - by shiju
    In this blog post, I will demonstrate how to deploy Socket.IO app to Windows Azure Website using Windows Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface, which leverages the Windows Azure Website’s new support for Web Sockets. Recently Windows Azure has announced lot of enhancements including the support for Web Sockets in Windows Azure Websites, which lets the Node.js developers deploy Socket.IO apps to Windows Azure Websites. In this blog post, I am using  Windows Azure CLI for create and deploy Windows Azure Website. Install  Windows Azure CLI The Windows Azure CLI available as a NPM module so that you can install Windows Azure CLI using  NPM as shown in the below command. After installing the azure-cli, just enter the command “azure” which will show the useful commands provided by Azure CLI. Import Windows Azure Subscription Account In order to import our Azure subscription account, we need to download the Windows Azure subscription profile. The Azure CLI command “account download” lets you download the  Windows Azure subscription profile as shown in the below command. The command redirect you login to Windows Azure portal and allow you to download the Windows Azure publish settings file. The account import command lets you import the downloaded publish settings file so that you can create and manage Websites, Cloud Services, Virtual Machines and Mobile Services in Windows Azure. Create Windows Azure Website and Enable Web Sockets In this post, we are going to deploy Socket.IO app to Windows Azure Website by using the Web Socket support provided by Windows Azure. Let’s create a Website named “socketiochatapp” using the Azure CLI. The above command will create a Windows Azure Website that will also initialize a Git repository with a remote named Azure. We can see the newly created Website from Azure portal. By default, the Web Sockets will be disabled. So let’s enable it by navigating to the Configure tab of the Website, and select “ON” in Web Sockets option and save the configuration changes. Deploy a Node.js Socket.IO App to Windows Azure Now, our Windows Azure Website supports Web Sockets so that we can easily deploy Socket.IO app to Windows Azure Website. Let’s add Node.js chat app which leverages Socket.IO module. Please note that you have to add npm module dependencies in the package.json file so that Windows Azure can install the dependencies when deploying the app. Let’s add the Node.js app and add the files to git repository. Let’s commit the changes to git repository. We have committed the changes to git local repository. Let’s push the changes to Windows Azure production environment. The successful deployment can see from the Windows Azure portal by navigating to the deployments tab of the selected Windows Azure Website. The screen shot below shows that our chat app is running successfully.   You can follow me on Twitter @shijucv

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  • Anunciando Windows Azure Mobile Services (Serviços Móveis da Windows Azure)

    - by Leniel Macaferi
    Estou animado para anunciar uma nova capacidade que estamos adicionando à Windows Azure hoje: Windows Azure Mobile Services (Serviços Móveis da Windows Azure) Os Serviços Móveis da Windows Azure tornam incrivelmente fácil conectar um backend da nuvem escalável em suas aplicações clientes e móveis. Estes serviços permitem que você facilmente armazene dados estruturados na nuvem que podem abranger dispositivos e usuários, integrando tais dados com autenticação do usuário. Você também pode enviar atualizações para os clientes através de notificações push. O lançamento de hoje permite que você adicione essas capacidades em qualquer aplicação Windows 8 em literalmente minutos, e fornece uma maneira super produtiva para que você transforme rapidamente suas ideias em aplicações. Também vamos adicionar suporte para permitir esses mesmos cenários para o Windows Phone, iOS e dispositivos Android em breve. Leia este tutorial inicial (em Inglês) que mostra como você pode construir (em menos de 5 minutos) uma simples aplicação Windows 8 "Todo List" (Lista de Tarefas) que é habilitada para a nuvem usando os Serviços Móveis da Windows Azure. Ou assista este vídeo (em Inglês) onde mostro como construí-la passo a passo. Começando Se você ainda não possui uma conta na Windows Azure, você pode se inscrever usando uma assinatura gratuita sem compromisso. Uma vez inscrito, clique na seção "preview features" logo abaixo da tab "account" (conta) no website www.windowsazure.com e ative sua conta para ter acesso ao preview dos "Mobile Services" (Serviços Móveis). Instruções sobre como ativar estes novos recursos podem ser encontradas aqui (em Inglês). Depois de habilitar os Serviços Móveis, entre no Portal da Windows Azure, clique no botão "New" (Novo) e escolha o novo ícone "Mobile Services" (Serviços Móveis) para criar o seu primeiro backend móvel. Uma vez criado, você verá uma página de início rápido como a mostrada a seguir com instruções sobre como conectar o seu serviço móvel a uma aplicação Windows 8 cliente já existente, a qual você já tenha começado a implementar, ou como criar e conectar uma nova aplicação Windows 8 cliente ao backend móvel: Leia este tutorial inicial (em Inglês) com explicações passo a passo sobre como construir (em menos de 5 minutos) uma simples aplicação Windows 8 "Todo List" (Lista de Tarefas) que armazena os dados na Windows Azure. Armazenamento Dados na Nuvem Armazenar dados na nuvem com os Serviços Móveis da Windows Azure é incrivelmente fácil. Quando você cria um Serviço Móvel da Windows Azure, nós automaticamente o associamos com um banco de dados SQL dentro da Windows Azure. O backend do Serviço Móvel da Windows Azure então fornece suporte nativo para permitir que aplicações remotas armazenem e recuperem dados com segurança através dele (usando end-points REST seguros, através de um formato OData baseado em JSON) - sem que você tenha que escrever ou implantar qualquer código personalizado no servidor. Suporte integrado para o gerenciamento do backend é fornecido dentro do Portal da Windows Azure para a criação de novas tabelas, navegação pelos dados, criação de índices, e controle de permissões de acesso. Isto torna incrivelmente fácil conectar aplicações clientes na nuvem, e permite que os desenvolvedores de aplicações desktop que não têm muito conhecimento sobre código que roda no servidor sejam produtivos desde o início. Eles podem se concentrar na construção da experiência da aplicação cliente, tirando vantagem dos Serviços Móveis da Windows Azure para fornecer os serviços de backend da nuvem que se façam necessários.  A seguir está um exemplo de código Windows 8 C#/XAML do lado do cliente que poderia ser usado para consultar os dados de um Serviço Móvel da Windows Azure. Desenvolvedores de aplicações que rodam no cliente e que usam C# podem escrever consultas como esta usando LINQ e objetos fortemente tipados POCO, os quais serão mais tarde traduzidos em consultas HTTP REST que são executadas em um Serviço Móvel da Windows Azure. Os desenvolvedores não precisam escrever ou implantar qualquer código personalizado no lado do servidor para permitir que o código do lado do cliente mostrado a seguir seja executado de forma assíncrona preenchendo a interface (UI) do cliente: Como os Serviços Móveis fazem parte da Windows Azure, os desenvolvedores podem escolher mais tarde se querem aumentar ou estender sua solução adicionando funcionalidades no lado do servidor bem como lógica de negócio mais avançada, se quiserem. Isso proporciona o máximo de flexibilidade, e permite que os desenvolvedores ampliem suas soluções para atender qualquer necessidade. Autenticação do Usuário e Notificações Push Os Serviços Móveis da Windows Azure também tornam incrivelmente fácil integrar autenticação/autorização de usuários e notificações push em suas aplicações. Você pode usar esses recursos para habilitar autenticação e controlar as permissões de acesso aos dados que você armazena na nuvem de uma maneira granular. Você também pode enviar notificações push para os usuários/dispositivos quando os dados são alterados. Os Serviços Móveis da Windows Azure suportam o conceito de "scripts do servidor" (pequenos pedaços de script que são executados no servidor em resposta a ações), os quais tornam a habilitação desses cenários muito fácil. A seguir estão links para alguns tutoriais (em Inglês) no formato passo a passo para cenários comuns de autenticação/autorização/push que você pode utilizar com os Serviços Móveis da Windows Azure e aplicações Windows 8: Habilitando Autenticação do Usuário Autorizando Usuários  Começando com Push Notifications Push Notifications para múltiplos Usuários Gerencie e Monitore seu Serviço Móvel Assim como todos os outros serviços na Windows Azure, você pode monitorar o uso e as métricas do backend de seu Serviço Móvel usando a tab "Dashboard" dentro do Portal da Windows Azure. A tab Dashboard fornece uma visão de monitoramento que mostra as chamadas de API, largura de banda e ciclos de CPU do servidor consumidos pelo seu Serviço Móvel da Windows Azure. Você também usar a tab "Logs" dentro do portal para ver mensagens de erro.  Isto torna fácil monitorar e controlar como sua aplicação está funcionando. Aumente a Capacidade de acordo com o Crescimento do Seu Negócio Os Serviços Móveis da Windows Azure agora permitem que cada cliente da Windows Azure crie e execute até 10 Serviços Móveis de forma gratuita, em um ambiente de hospedagem compartilhado com múltiplos banco de dados (onde o backend do seu Serviço Móvel será um dos vários aplicativos sendo executados em um conjunto compartilhado de recursos do servidor). Isso fornece uma maneira fácil de começar a implementar seus projetos sem nenhum custo algum (nota: cada conta gratuita da Windows Azure também inclui um banco de dados SQL de 1GB que você pode usar com qualquer número de aplicações ou Serviços Móveis da Windows Azure). Se sua aplicação cliente se tornar popular, você pode clicar na tab "Scale" (Aumentar Capacidade) do seu Serviço Móvel e mudar de "Shared" (Compartilhado) para o modo "Reserved" (Reservado). Isso permite que você possa isolar suas aplicações de maneira que você seja o único cliente dentro de uma máquina virtual. Isso permite que você dimensione elasticamente a quantidade de recursos que suas aplicações consomem - permitindo que você aumente (ou diminua) sua capacidade de acordo com o tráfego de dados: Com a Windows Azure você paga por capacidade de processamento por hora - o que te permite dimensionar para cima e para baixo seus recursos para atender apenas o que você precisa. Isso permite um modelo super flexível que é ideal para novos cenários de aplicações móveis, bem como para novas empresas que estão apenas começando. Resumo Eu só toquei na superfície do que você pode fazer com os Serviços Móveis da Windows Azure - há muito mais recursos para explorar. Com os Serviços Móveis da Windows Azure, você será capaz de construir cenários de aplicações móveis mais rápido do que nunca, permitindo experiências de usuário ainda melhores - conectando suas aplicações clientes na nuvem. Visite o centro de desenvolvimento dos Serviços Móveis da Windows Azure (em Inglês) para aprender mais, e construa sua primeira aplicação Windows 8 conectada à Windows Azure hoje. E leia este tutorial inicial (em Inglês) com explicações passo a passo que mostram como você pode construir (em menos de 5 minutos) uma simples aplicação Windows 8 "Todo List" (Lista de Tarefas) habilitada para a nuvem usando os Serviços Móveis da Windows Azure. Espero que ajude, - Scott P.S. Além do blog, eu também estou utilizando o Twitter para atualizações rápidas e para compartilhar links. Siga-me em: twitter.com/ScottGu Texto traduzido do post original por Leniel Macaferi.

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  • How To Create a Customized Windows 7 Installation Disc With Integrated Updates

    - by Chris Hoffman
    Do you want to save time when installing Windows 7? You can create a customized installation disc and have it perform an installation without asking you questions, integrate updates and drivers, tweak Windows, and remove Windows components. We’ll be using RT Se7en Lite for this – if you’ve used nLite with Windows XP or vLite with Windows Vista in the past, it works similarly. RT Se7en Lite is a sort of vLite or nLite for Windows 7. Image Credit: bfishadow on Flickr How to Get Pro Features in Windows Home Versions with Third Party Tools HTG Explains: Is ReadyBoost Worth Using? HTG Explains: What The Windows Event Viewer Is and How You Can Use It

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  • Suggestions for Windows 8 migration [closed]

    - by Big Endian
    I'm thinking of migrating to Windows 8. At first I hated it, but I'm pretty sure the Windows 8 model is the future, and I don't particularly want to end up hating the future like my parents, frustrated and bewildered by anything past Windows XP. I'm currently running Windows 7 and my system has been accumulating some problems. It's probably an accumulation of issues from installing too much software, changing firewall settings, installing Ubuntu alongside Windows, and... well I'm not sure, but my computer has been buggy in unexpected ways lately (freezing and unfreezing, display driver crashing and recovering, and what I call "deep freeze/thaw cycle" where the mouse won't even move for a while). I'm good at solving computer problems, but I can't seem to get to the root of these and my best idea for fixing them is making sure I've backed up every file then re-installing the entire OS. Luckily for me, a new OS is just around the corner so this would be a good time to get two things out of the way at once. The problem I see is that the upgrade options I see are all "seamless". I don't want a seamless upgrade. I want to wipe the slate clean and start all over. Does this mean I will have to buy a full, new copy of Windows 8 rather than one of the cheaper upgrading options? Or does it not make since for me to go to Windows 8 given that I have a laptop, not a tablet? Maybe I should just re-install Windows 7, or even call good enough good enough, try to eliminate the bugs, and start with a fresh slate in 2-3 years after this computer eventually dies entirely from (inevitable) hardware failure. What would be the advantages or disadvantages and costs of each option, how would I go about upgrading to Windows 8 if that's the option I choose, and what is your personal opinion about my situation?

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  • How to start Windows Explorer as domain administrator [closed]

    - by Otiel
    Possible Duplicate: How do you run windows explorer as a different user? Is it possible to start a Windows Explorer with the rights of another domain user? I tried to do the following to start a Windows Explorer on my computer as my domain Administrator, but without success: Right click on C:\Windows\explorer.exe to select Run as different user, Enter the domain administrator credentials: Domain\Administrator ************ The windows explorer session only opens with my current user rights (Domain\me). The reason behind my question is that I want to change some folder rights on a domain shared disk and I need the Domain\Administrator user rights to do it. Usually, I do it by login as Domain\Administrator on the server hosting the shared disk but I would like to be able to do it from my PC, logged as my current login (Domain\me). EDIT As seen in the linked posts, it is not possible anymore on Windows Vista or 7. On Windows XP, the solution is to do: runas /user:domain\username "explorer /separate"

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  • How to add the Windows defender into Windows Explorer's right click menu to scan a particular drive/folder/file on demand?

    - by avirk
    There is no option in Windows Explorer to scan a particular drive (or file) on demand by right clicking on it in Windows Explorer as we had in Windows 7 with Microsoft Security Essentials or like other antivirus solutions. I know we can run a custom scan for the particular drive or specific folder but that process is too lengthy and time consuming. The guide How to Add a "Windows Defender" Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8 explains how we can add Windows Defender in the desktop right click menu, so I'm curious, is there a way to add it in the Windows Explorer right click menu to launch a search whenever I need to?

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  • Windows XP - Security Update for Windows XP (KB923561) (KB946648) (KB956572) (KB958644)

    - by leeand00
    My father's computer has Windows XP, but when I try to install the service packs it always fails. What gives? Here are the errors that I get in the event log: Date: 2/6/2010 Time: 12:02:18 AM Type: Error User: N/A Computer: EVO Source: Windows Update Agent Category: Installation Event ID: 20 Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80070002: Security Update for Windows XP (KB946648). For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp. 0000: 57 69 6e 33 32 48 52 65 Win32HRe 0008: 73 75 6c 74 3d 30 78 38 sult=0x8 0010: 30 30 37 30 30 30 32 20 0070002 0018: 55 70 64 61 74 65 49 44 UpdateID 0020: 3d 7b 38 33 44 31 41 44 ={83D1AD 0028: 46 35 2d 37 37 39 44 2d F5-779D- 0030: 34 30 31 36 2d 38 43 33 4016-8C3 0038: 31 2d 35 34 39 32 37 30 1-549270 0040: 46 36 37 42 33 46 7d 20 F67B3F} 0048: 52 65 76 69 73 69 6f 6e Revision 0050: 4e 75 6d 62 65 72 3d 31 Number=1 0058: 30 34 20 00 04 . Date: 2/6/2010 Time: 12:02:18 AM Type: Error User: N/A Computer: EVO Source: Windows Update Agent Catagory: Installation Event ID: 20 Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80070002: Security Update for Windows XP (KB956572). For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp. 0000: 57 69 6e 33 32 48 52 65 Win32HRe 0008: 73 75 6c 74 3d 30 78 38 sult=0x8 0010: 30 30 37 30 30 30 32 20 0070002 0018: 55 70 64 61 74 65 49 44 UpdateID 0020: 3d 7b 44 46 32 46 30 41 ={DF2F0A 0028: 39 38 2d 36 45 33 35 2d 98-6E35- 0030: 34 33 37 39 2d 41 42 33 4379-AB3 0038: 33 2d 41 30 33 30 33 45 3-A0303E 0040: 46 37 34 42 32 41 7d 20 F74B2A} 0048: 52 65 76 69 73 69 6f 6e Revision 0050: 4e 75 6d 62 65 72 3d 31 Number=1 0058: 30 32 20 00 02 . Date: 2/6/2010 Time: 12:02:18 AM Type: Error User: N/A Computer EVO Source: Windows Update Agent Event ID: 20 Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80070002: Security Update for Windows XP (KB958644). For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp. 0000: 57 69 6e 33 32 48 52 65 Win32HRe 0008: 73 75 6c 74 3d 30 78 38 sult=0x8 0010: 30 30 37 30 30 30 32 20 0070002 0018: 55 70 64 61 74 65 49 44 UpdateID 0020: 3d 7b 39 33 39 37 41 32 ={9397A2 0028: 31 46 2d 32 34 36 43 2d 1F-246C- 0030: 34 35 33 42 2d 41 43 30 453B-AC0 0038: 35 2d 36 35 42 46 34 46 5-65BF4F 0040: 43 36 42 36 38 42 7d 20 C6B68B} 0048: 52 65 76 69 73 69 6f 6e Revision 0050: 4e 75 6d 62 65 72 3d 31 Number=1 0058: 30 31 20 00 01 . Date: 2/6/2010 Time: 12:02:18 AM Type: Error User: N/A Computer: EVO Source: Windows Update Agent Category: Installation Event ID: 20 Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80070002: Security Update for Windows XP (KB923561). For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp. 0000: 57 69 6e 33 32 48 52 65 Win32HRe 0008: 73 75 6c 74 3d 30 78 38 sult=0x8 0010: 30 30 37 30 30 30 32 20 0070002 0018: 55 70 64 61 74 65 49 44 UpdateID 0020: 3d 7b 33 31 30 41 34 43 ={310A4C 0028: 30 38 2d 35 39 33 44 2d 08-593D- 0030: 34 31 41 33 2d 42 42 35 41A3-BB5 0038: 37 2d 38 33 42 33 38 36 7-83B386 0040: 44 37 37 33 42 35 7d 20 D773B5} 0048: 52 65 76 69 73 69 6f 6e Revision 0050: 4e 75 6d 62 65 72 3d 31 Number=1 0058: 30 33 20 00 03 . Thank you, Andrew

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  • Try out Windows Phone 7 on your PC today

    - by Matthew Guay
    Anticipation has been building for the new Windows Phone 7 Series ever since Microsoft unveiled it at the Mobile World Congress in February.  Now, thanks to free developer tools, you can get a first-hand experience of the basic Windows Phone 7 Series devices on your PC. Windows Phone 7 Series represents a huge change in the mobile field for Microsoft, bringing the acclaimed Zune HD UI to an innovative phone platform.  Windows Mobile has often been criticized for being behind other Smartphone platforms, but Microsoft seeks to regain the lead with this new upcoming release.  A platform must have developers behind it to be useful, so they have released a full set of free development tools so anyone can make apps for it today.  Or, if you simply want to play with Windows Phone 7, you can use the included emulator to try out the new Metro UI.  Here’s how to do this today on your Vista or 7 computer. Please note: These tools are a Customer Technology Preview release, so only install them if you’re comfortable using pre-release software. Getting Started First, download the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP (link below), and run the installer.  This will install the Customer Technology Preview (CTP) versions of Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone, Windows Phone Emulator, Silverlight for Windows Phone, and XNA 4.0 Game Studio on your computer, all of which are required and cannot be installed individually. Accept the license agreement when prompted. Click “Install Now” to install the tools you need.  The only setup customization option is where to save the files, so choose Customize if you need to do so. Setup will now automatically download and install the components you need, and will additionally download either 32 or 64 bit programs depending on your operating system. About halfway thorough the installation, you’ll be prompted to reboot your system.  Once your computer is rebooted, setup will automatically resume without further input.   When setup is finished, click “Run the Product Now” to get started. Running Windows Phone 7 on your PC Now that you’ve got the Windows Phone Developer tools installed, it’s time to get the Windows Phone emulator running.  If you clicked “Run the Product Now” when the setup finished, Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone should have already started.   If not, simply enter “visual studio” in your start menu search and select “Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone”. Now, to run the Windows Phone 7 emulator, we have to test an application.  So, even if you don’t know how to program, we can open a phone application template, and then test it to run the emulator.  First, click New Project on the left hand side of the front page. Any of the application templates would work for this, but here let’s select “Windows Phone Application”, and then click Ok. Here’s your new application template, which already contains the basic phone application framework.  This is where you’d start if you want to develop a Windows Phone app, but for now we just want to see Windows Phone 7 in action. So, to run the emulator, click Debug in the menu and then select Start Debugging. Your new application will launch inside the Windows Phone 7 Series emulator.  The default template doesn’t give us much, but it does show an example application running in Windows Phone 7.   Exploring Windows Phone 7 Click the Windows button on the emulator to go to the home screen.  Notice the Zune HD-like transition animation.  The emulator only includes Internet Explorer, your test application, and a few settings. Click the arrow on the right to see the available applications in a list. Settings lets you change the theme, regional settings, and the date and time in your emulator.  It also has an applications settings pane, but this currently isn’t populated. The Time settings shows a unique Windows Phone UI. You can return to the home screen by pressing the Windows button.  Here’s the Internet Explorer app running, with the virtual keyboard open to enter an address.  Please note that this emulator can also accept input from your keyboard, so you can enter addresses without clicking on the virtual keyboard. And here’s Google running in Internet Explorer on Windows Phone 7. Windows Phone 7 supports accelerometers, and you can simulate this in the emulator.  Click one of the rotate buttons to rotate the screen in that direction. Here’s our favorite website in Internet Explorer on Windows Phone 7 in landscape mode. All this, running right inside your Windows 7 desktop… Developer tools for Windows Phone 7 Although it may be fun to play with the Windows Phone 7 emulator, developers will be more excited to actually be able to create new and exciting apps for it.  The Windows Phone Developer Tools download includes Visual Studio Express and XNA Game Studio 4.0 which lets you create enticing games and apps for Windows Phones.  All development for Windows Phones will be in C#, Silverlight, and the XNA game framework.  Visual Studio Express for Windows Phone includes templates for these, and additionally has code samples to help you get started with development. Conclusion Many features are still not functional in this preview version, such as the search button and most of the included applications.  However, this still gives you a great way to experience firsthand the future of the Windows Phone platform.  And, for developers, this is your chance to set your mark on the Windows Phone 7 Series even before it is released to the public.  Happy playing and developing! 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  • Having trouble compiling with GDI+ (VC++ 2008)

    - by user146780
    I just simply include gdiplus.h and get all these errors: Warning 32 warning C4229: anachronism used : modifiers on data are ignored c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1133 Warning 38 warning C4229: anachronism used : modifiers on data are ignored c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1139 Warning 49 warning C4229: anachronism used : modifiers on data are ignored c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1286 Warning 55 warning C4229: anachronism used : modifiers on data are ignored c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1292 Warning 61 warning C4229: anachronism used : modifiers on data are ignored c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2224 Warning 68 warning C4229: anachronism used : modifiers on data are ignored c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2262 Warning 74 warning C4229: anachronism used : modifiers on data are ignored c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2310 Warning 82 warning C4229: anachronism used : modifiers on data are ignored c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2321 Error 112 fatal error C1003: error count exceeds 100; stopping compilation c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 236 Error 1 error C4430: missing type specifier - int assumed. Note: C++ does not support default-int c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusimaging.h 74 Error 7 error C4430: missing type specifier - int assumed. Note: C++ does not support default-int c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusimaging.h 280 Error 8 error C4430: missing type specifier - int assumed. Note: C++ does not support default-int c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusimaging.h 280 Error 94 error C2761: '{ctor}' : member function redeclaration not allowed c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 195 Error 102 error C2761: '{ctor}' : member function redeclaration not allowed c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 212 Error 110 error C2761: '{ctor}' : member function redeclaration not allowed c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 231 Error 21 error C2535: 'Gdiplus::Metafile::Metafile(void)' : member function already defined or declared c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusheaders.h 813 Error 23 error C2535: 'Gdiplus::Metafile::Metafile(void)' : member function already defined or declared c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusheaders.h 820 Error 25 error C2535: 'Gdiplus::Metafile::Metafile(void)' : member function already defined or declared c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusheaders.h 829 Error 27 error C2535: 'Gdiplus::Metafile::Metafile(void)' : member function already defined or declared c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusheaders.h 923 Error 16 error C2535: 'Gdiplus::Image::Image(void)' : member function already defined or declared c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusheaders.h 471 Error 4 error C2470: 'IImageBytes' : looks like a function definition, but there is no parameter list; skipping apparent body c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusimaging.h 74 Error 89 error C2448: 'Gdiplus::Metafile::{ctor}' : function-style initializer appears to be a function definition c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 76 Error 97 error C2447: '{' : missing function header (old-style formal list?) c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 199 Error 105 error C2447: '{' : missing function header (old-style formal list?) c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 218 Error 2 error C2440: 'initializing' : cannot convert from 'const char [37]' to 'int' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusimaging.h 74 Error 72 error C2275: 'HDC' : illegal use of this type as an expression c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2310 Error 76 error C2275: 'HDC' : illegal use of this type as an expression c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2310 Error 80 error C2275: 'HDC' : illegal use of this type as an expression c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2321 Error 84 error C2275: 'HDC' : illegal use of this type as an expression c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2321 Error 92 error C2275: 'HDC' : illegal use of this type as an expression c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 195 Error 100 error C2275: 'HDC' : illegal use of this type as an expression c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 212 Error 108 error C2275: 'HDC' : illegal use of this type as an expression c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 231 Error 60 error C2275: 'Gdiplus::MetafileHeader' : illegal use of this type as an expression c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2224 Error 67 error C2275: 'Gdiplus::GpMetafile' : illegal use of this type as an expression c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2262 Error 31 error C2275: 'Gdiplus::GpImage' : illegal use of this type as an expression c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1133 Error 37 error C2275: 'Gdiplus::GpImage' : illegal use of this type as an expression c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1139 Error 48 error C2275: 'Gdiplus::GpBitmap' : illegal use of this type as an expression c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1286 Error 54 error C2275: 'Gdiplus::GpBitmap' : illegal use of this type as an expression c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1292 Error 3 error C2146: syntax error : missing ';' before identifier 'IImageBytes' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusimaging.h 74 Error 6 error C2146: syntax error : missing ';' before identifier 'id' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusimaging.h 280 Error 73 error C2146: syntax error : missing ')' before identifier 'referenceHdc' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2310 Error 81 error C2146: syntax error : missing ')' before identifier 'referenceHdc' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2321 Error 93 error C2146: syntax error : missing ')' before identifier 'referenceHdc' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 195 Error 101 error C2146: syntax error : missing ')' before identifier 'referenceHdc' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 212 Error 109 error C2146: syntax error : missing ')' before identifier 'referenceHdc' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 231 Error 96 error C2143: syntax error : missing ';' before '{' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 199 Error 104 error C2143: syntax error : missing ';' before '{' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 218 Error 33 error C2078: too many initializers c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1133 Error 39 error C2078: too many initializers c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1139 Error 50 error C2078: too many initializers c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1286 Error 56 error C2078: too many initializers c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1292 Error 62 error C2078: too many initializers c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2224 Error 69 error C2078: too many initializers c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2262 Error 75 error C2078: too many initializers c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2310 Error 83 error C2078: too many initializers c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2321 Error 29 error C2065: 'stream' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1133 Error 35 error C2065: 'stream' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1139 Error 46 error C2065: 'stream' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1286 Error 52 error C2065: 'stream' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1292 Error 58 error C2065: 'stream' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2222 Error 65 error C2065: 'stream' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2262 Error 71 error C2065: 'stream' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2309 Error 79 error C2065: 'stream' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2320 Error 88 error C2065: 'stream' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 75 Error 91 error C2065: 'stream' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 194 Error 99 error C2065: 'stream' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 211 Error 107 error C2065: 'stream' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 230 Error 66 error C2065: 'metafile' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2262 Error 28 error C2065: 'IStream' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1133 Error 34 error C2065: 'IStream' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1139 Error 45 error C2065: 'IStream' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1286 Error 51 error C2065: 'IStream' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1292 Error 57 error C2065: 'IStream' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2222 Error 64 error C2065: 'IStream' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2262 Error 70 error C2065: 'IStream' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2309 Error 78 error C2065: 'IStream' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2320 Error 87 error C2065: 'IStream' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 75 Error 90 error C2065: 'IStream' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 194 Error 98 error C2065: 'IStream' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 211 Error 106 error C2065: 'IStream' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 230 Error 30 error C2065: 'image' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1133 Error 36 error C2065: 'image' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1139 Error 59 error C2065: 'header' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2224 Error 47 error C2065: 'bitmap' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1286 Error 53 error C2065: 'bitmap' : undeclared identifier c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1292 Error 12 error C2061: syntax error : identifier 'PROPID' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusheaders.h 443 Error 13 error C2061: syntax error : identifier 'PROPID' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusheaders.h 444 Error 14 error C2061: syntax error : identifier 'PROPID' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusheaders.h 445 Error 15 error C2061: syntax error : identifier 'PROPID' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusheaders.h 453 Error 41 error C2061: syntax error : identifier 'PROPID' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1244 Error 42 error C2061: syntax error : identifier 'PROPID' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1247 Error 43 error C2061: syntax error : identifier 'PROPID' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1250 Error 44 error C2061: syntax error : identifier 'PROPID' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1262 Error 9 error C2061: syntax error : identifier 'IStream' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusheaders.h 384 Error 10 error C2061: syntax error : identifier 'IStream' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusheaders.h 395 Error 11 error C2061: syntax error : identifier 'IStream' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusheaders.h 405 Error 17 error C2061: syntax error : identifier 'IStream' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusheaders.h 505 Error 18 error C2061: syntax error : identifier 'IStream' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusheaders.h 516 Error 19 error C2061: syntax error : identifier 'IStream' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusheaders.h 758 Error 20 error C2061: syntax error : identifier 'IStream' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusheaders.h 813 Error 22 error C2061: syntax error : identifier 'IStream' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusheaders.h 820 Error 24 error C2061: syntax error : identifier 'IStream' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusheaders.h 829 Error 26 error C2061: syntax error : identifier 'IStream' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusheaders.h 855 Error 40 error C2061: syntax error : identifier 'IStream' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 1156 Error 63 error C2061: syntax error : identifier 'IStream' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2242 Error 86 error C2061: syntax error : identifier 'byte' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdipluspath.h 133 Error 5 error C2059: syntax error : 'public' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusimaging.h 74 Error 77 error C2059: syntax error : ')' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2316 Error 85 error C2059: syntax error : ')' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusflat.h 2327 Error 95 error C2059: syntax error : ')' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 198 Error 103 error C2059: syntax error : ')' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 217 Error 111 error C2059: syntax error : ')' c:\program files\microsoft sdks\windows\v7.0\include\gdiplusmetafile.h 236 I tried updating my sdk to 7.0 but it did not help. I'm not even making any calls to the API. Thanks

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  • How do I repair a Windows 7 installation damaged by Windows 8 sleep mode

    - by Mat
    I'm experimenting with a Windows 8 installation which is on a separate SSD. My actual Windows 7 installation I'm working with is on my old HDD. While Windows 8 was in sleep mode I swapped the hard disks and put in the Windows 7 HDD (I thought the computer was off). When I started the computer, Windows 8 started back up to the login screen – then it was stuck and some seconds later the computer rebooted. Now the Windows 7 Installation is damaged. When I boot, after the Windows 7 startup logo appears, a bluescreen shows up for few seconds stating: STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error} The verification of KnownDLL failed. System process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc000012f (0x00f0bb90 0x00000000). The system has been shut down. and then the computer reboots. The same happens in safe mode. 'Windows startup repair' cannot repair the issue. Any idea what could have happened exactly and/or how to repair this Windows 7 Installation?

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  • How to Create Auto Playlists in Windows Media Player 12

    - by DigitalGeekery
    Are you getting tired of the same old playlists in Windows Media Player? Today we’ll show you how to create dynamic auto playlists based on criteria you choose in WMP 12 in Windows 7. Auto Playlists In Library view, click on Create playlist dropdown arrow and select Create auto playlist. On the New Auto Playlist window type in a name for the playlist in the text box. Now we need to choose our criteria by which to filter your playlist. Select Click here to add criteria. For our example, we will create a playlist of songs that were added to the library in the last week from the Alternative genre. So, we will first select Date Added from the dropdown list. Many criteria will have addition options to configure. In the example below you will see that we have a few options to fine tune.   We will filter all the songs added to the library in the last 7 days. We will select Is After from the first dropdown list. Then select Last 7 Days from the second dropdown list. You can add multiple criteria to further filter your playlist. If you can’t find the criteria you are looking for, select “More” at the bottom of the dropdown list.   This will pull up a filter window with all the criteria. Select a filter and then click OK when finished.   From the Genre dropdown, we will select Alternative. If you’d like to add Pictures, Videos, or TV Shows to your auto playlists you can do so by selecting them from the dropdown list under And also include. You will then be able to select criteria for your pictures, videos, or TV shows from the dropdown list.   Finally, you can also add restrictions to your music such as the number of items, duration, or total size. We will limit the duration of our playlist to one hour by selecting Limit Total Duration To… Then type in 1 hour…Click OK.   Our library is automatically filtered and a playlist is created based on the criteria we selected. When additional songs are added to the Windows Media Player library, any of new songs that fit the criteria will automatically be added to the New Songs playlist. You can also save a copy of an auto playlist as a regular playlist. Switch to Playlists view by clicking Playlists from either the top menu or the navigation bar. Select the Play tab and then click Clear list to remove any tracks from the list pane.   Right-click on the playlist you want to save, select Add to, and then Play list. The songs from your auto playlist will appear as an Unsaved list on the list pane. Click Save list. Type in a name for your playlist. Your auto playlist will continue to change as you add or remove items from your Media Player library that meet the criteria you established. The new saved playlist we just created will stay as it is currently. Editing a Auto playlist is easy. Right-click on the playlist and select Edit. Now you are ready to enjoy your playlist. Conclusion Auto playlists are great way to keep your playlists fresh in Windows Media Player 12. Users can get creative and experiment with the wide variety of criteria to customize their listening experience. If you are new to playlists in Windows Media Player, you may want to check our our previous post on how to create custom playlists in Windows Media Player 12. Are you looking to get better sound from WMP 12? Take a look at how to improve playback using enhancements in Windows Media Player 12. Similar Articles Productive Geek Tips Create Custom Playlists in Windows Media Player 12Fixing When Windows Media Player Library Won’t Let You Add FilesInstall and Use the VLC Media Player on Ubuntu LinuxMake Windows Media Player Automatically Open in Mini Player ModeMake VLC Player Look like Windows Media Player 10 TouchFreeze Alternative in AutoHotkey The Icy Undertow Desktop Windows Home Server – Backup to LAN The Clear & Clean Desktop Use This Bookmarklet to Easily Get Albums Use AutoHotkey to Assign a Hotkey to a Specific Window Latest Software Reviews Tinyhacker Random Tips VMware Workstation 7 Acronis Online Backup DVDFab 6 Revo Uninstaller Pro Error Goblin Explains Windows Error Codes Twelve must-have Google Chrome plugins Cool Looking Skins for Windows Media Player 12 Move the Mouse Pointer With Your Face Movement Using eViacam Boot Windows Faster With Boot Performance Diagnostics Create Ringtones For Your Android Phone With RingDroid

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  • Run Windows in Ubuntu with VMware Player

    - by Matthew Guay
    Are you an enthusiast who loves their Ubuntu Linux experience but still needs to use Windows programs?  Here’s how you can get the full Windows experience on Ubuntu with the free VMware Player. Linux has become increasingly consumer friendly, but still, the wide majority of commercial software is only available for Windows and Macs.  Dual-booting between Windows and Linux has been a popular option for years, but this is a frustrating solution since you have to reboot into the other operating system each time you want to run a specific application.  With virtualization, you’ll never have to make this tradeoff.  VMware Player makes it quick and easy to install any edition of Windows in a virtual machine.  With VMware’s great integration tools, you can copy and paste between your Linux and Windows programs and even run native Windows applications side-by-side with Linux ones. Getting Started Download the latest version of VMware Player for Linux, and select either the 32-bit or 64-bit version, depending on your system.  VMware Player is a free download, but requires registration.  Sign in with your VMware account, or create a new one if you don’t already have one. VMware Player is fairly easy to install on Linux, but you will need to start out the installation from the terminal.  First, enter the following to make sure the installer is marked as executable, substituting version/build_number for the version number on the end of the file you downloaded. chmod +x ./VMware-Player-version/build_number.bundle Then, enter the following to start the install, again substituting your version number: gksudo bash ./VMware-Player-version/build_number.bundle You may have to enter your administrator password to start the installation, and then the VMware Player graphical installer will open.  Choose whether you want to check for product updates and submit usage data to VMware, and then proceed with the install as normal. VMware Player installed in only a few minutes in our tests, and was immediately ready to run, no reboot required.  You can now launch it from your Ubuntu menu: click Applications \ System Tools \ VMware Player. You’ll need to accept the license agreement the first time you run it. Welcome to VMware Player!  Now you can create new virtual machines and run pre-built ones on your Ubuntu desktop. Install Windows in VMware Player on Ubuntu Now that you’ve got VMware setup, it’s time to put it to work.  Click the Create a New Virtual Machine as above to start making a Windows virtual machine. In the dialog that opens, select your installer disk or ISO image file that you want to install Windows from.  In this example, we’re select a Windows 7 ISO.  VMware will automatically detect the operating system on the disk or image.  Click Next to continue. Enter your Windows product key, select the edition of Windows to install, and enter your name and password. You can leave the product key field blank and enter it later.  VMware will ask if you want to continue without a product key, so just click Yes to continue. Now enter a name for your virtual machine and select where you want to save it.  Note: This will take up at least 15Gb of space on your hard drive during the install, so make sure to save it on a drive with sufficient storage space. You can choose how large you want your virtual hard drive to be; the default is 40Gb, but you can choose a different size if you wish.  The entire amount will not be used up on your hard drive initially, but the virtual drive will increase in size up to your maximum as you add files.  Additionally, you can choose if you want the virtual disk stored as a single file or as multiple files.  You will see the best performance by keeping the virtual disk as one file, but the virtual machine will be more portable if it is broken into smaller files, so choose the option that will work best for your needs. Finally, review your settings, and if everything looks good, click Finish to create the virtual machine. VMware will take over now, and install Windows without any further input using its Easy Install.  This is one of VMware’s best features, and is the main reason we find it the easiest desktop virtualization solution to use.   Installing VMware Tools VMware Player doesn’t include the VMware Tools by default; instead, it automatically downloads them for the operating system you’re installing.  Once you’ve downloaded them, it will use those tools anytime you install that OS.  If this is your first Windows virtual machine to install, you may be prompted to download and install them while Windows is installing.  Click Download and Install so your Easy Install will finish successfully. VMware will then download and install the tools.  You may need to enter your administrative password to complete the install. Other than this, you can leave your Windows install unattended; VMware will get everything installed and running on its own. Our test setup took about 30 minutes, and when it was done we were greeted with the Windows desktop ready to use, complete with drivers and the VMware tools.  The only thing missing was the Aero glass feature.  VMware Player is supposed to support the Aero glass effects in virtual machines, and although this works every time when we use VMware Player on Windows, we could not get it to work in Linux.  Other than that, Windows is fully ready to use.  You can copy and paste text, images, or files between Ubuntu and Windows, or simply drag-and-drop files between the two. Unity Mode Using Windows in a window is awkward, and makes your Windows programs feel out of place and hard to use.  This is where Unity mode comes in.  Click Virtual Machine in VMware’s menu, and select Enter Unity. Your Windows desktop will now disappear, and you’ll see a new Windows menu underneath your Ubuntu menu.  This works the same as your Windows Start Menu, and you can open your Windows applications and files directly from it. By default, programs from Windows will have a colored border and a VMware badge in the corner.  You can turn this off from the VMware settings pane.  Click Virtual Machine in VMware’s menu and select Virtual Machine Settings.  Select Unity under the Options tab, and uncheck the Show borders and Show badges boxes if you don’t want them. Unity makes your Windows programs feel at home in Ubuntu.  Here we have Word 2010 and IE8 open beside the Ubuntu Help application.  Notice that the Windows applications show up in the taskbar on the bottom just like the Linux programs.  If you’re using the Compiz graphics effects in Ubuntu, your Windows programs will use them too, including the popular wobbly windows effect. You can switch back to running Windows inside VMware Player’s window by clicking the Exit Unity button in the VMware window. Now, whenever you want to run Windows applications in Linux, you can quickly launch it from VMware Player. Conclusion VMware Player is a great way to run Windows on your Linux computer.  It makes it extremely easy to get Windows installed and running, lets you run your Windows programs seamlessly alongside your Linux ones.  VMware products work great in our experience, and VMware Player on Linux was no exception. If you’re a Windows user and you’d like to run Ubuntu on Windows, check out our article on how to Run Ubuntu in Windows with VMware Player. Link Download VMware Player 3 (Registration required) Download Windows 7 Enterprise 90-day trial Similar Articles Productive Geek Tips Enable Copy and Paste from Ubuntu VMware GuestInstall VMware Tools on Ubuntu Edgy EftRestart the Ubuntu Gnome User Interface QuicklyHow to Add a Program to the Ubuntu Startup List (After Login)How To Run Ubuntu in Windows 7 with VMware Player TouchFreeze Alternative in AutoHotkey The Icy Undertow Desktop Windows Home Server – Backup to LAN The Clear & Clean Desktop Use This Bookmarklet to Easily Get Albums Use AutoHotkey to Assign a Hotkey to a Specific Window Latest Software Reviews Tinyhacker Random Tips Xobni Plus for Outlook All My Movies 5.9 CloudBerry Online Backup 1.5 for Windows Home Server Snagit 10 Get a free copy of WinUtilities Pro 2010 World Cup Schedule Boot Snooze – Reboot and then Standby or Hibernate Customize Everything Related to Dates, Times, Currency and Measurement in Windows 7 Google Earth replacement Icon (Icons we like) Build Great Charts in Excel with Chart Advisor

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  • How To Replace Notepad in Windows 7

    - by Trevor Bekolay
    It used to be that Notepad was a necessary evil because it started up quickly and let us catch a quick glimpse of plain text files. Now, there are a bevy of capable Notepad replacements that are just as fast, but also have great feature sets. Before following the rest of this how-to, ensure that you’re logged into an account with Administrator access. Note: The following instructions involve modifying some Windows system folders. Don’t mess anything up while you’re in there! If you follow our instructions closely, you’ll be fine. Choose your replacement There are a ton of great Notepad replacements, including Notepad2, Metapad, and Notepad++. The best one for you will depend on what types of text files you open and what you do with them. We’re going to use Notepad++ in this how-to. The first step is to find the executable file that you’ll replace Notepad with. Usually this will be the only file with the .exe file extension in the folder where you installed your text editor. Copy the executable file to your desktop and try to open it, to make sure that it works when opened from a different folder. In the Notepad++ case, a special little .exe file is available for the explicit purpose of replacing Notepad.If we run it from the desktop, it opens up Notepad++ in all its glory. Back up Notepad You will probably never go back once you switch, but you never know. You can backup Notepad to a special location if you’d like, but we find it’s easiest to just keep a backed up copy of Notepad in the folders it was originally located. In Windows 7, Notepad resides in: C:\Windows C:\Windows\System32 C:\Windows\SysWOW64 in 64-bit versions only Navigate to each of those directories and copy Notepad. Paste it into the same folder. If prompted, choose to Copy, but keep both files. You can keep your backup as “notepad (2).exe”, but we prefer to rename it to “notepad.exe.bak”. Do this for all of the folders that have Notepad (2 total for 32-bit Windows 7, 3 total for 64-bit). Take control of Notepad and delete it Even if you’re on an administrator account, you can’t just delete Notepad – Microsoft has made some security gains in this respect. Fortunately for us, it’s still possible to take control of a file and delete it without resorting to nasty hacks like disabling UAC. Navigate to one of the directories that contain Notepad. Right-click on it and select Properties.   Switch to the Security tab, then click on the Advanced button. Note that the owner of the file is a user called “TrustedInstaller”. You can’t do much with files owned by TrustedInstaller, so let’s take control of it. Click the Edit… button. Select the desired owner (you could choose your own account, but we’re going to give any Administrator control) and click OK. You’ll get a message that you need to close and reopen the Properties windows to edit permissions. Before doing that, confirm that the owner has changed to what you selected. Click OK, then OK again to close the Properties window. Right-click on Notepad and click on Properties again. Switch to the Security tab. Click on Edit…. Select the appropriate group or user name in the list at the top, then add a checkmark in the checkbox beside Full control in the Allow column. Click OK, then Yes to the dialog box that pops up. Click OK again to close the Properties window. Now you can delete Notepad, by either selecting it and pressing Delete on the keyboard, or right-click on it and click Delete.   You’re now free from Notepad’s foul clutches! Repeat this procedure for the remaining folders (or folder, on 32-bit Windows 7). Drop in your replacement Copy your Notepad replacement’s executable, which should still be on your desktop. Browse to the two or three folders listed above and copy your .exe to those locations. If prompted for Administrator permission, click Continue. If your executable file was named something other than “notepad.exe”, rename it to “notepad.exe”. Don’t be alarmed if the thumbnail still shows the old Notepad icon. Double click on Notepad and your replacement should open. To make doubly sure that it works, press Win+R to bring up the Run dialog box and enter “notepad” into the text field. Press enter or click OK. Now you can allow Windows to open files with Notepad by default with little to no shame! All without restarting or having to disable UAC! Similar Articles Productive Geek Tips Search and Replace Specific Formatting (fonts, styles,etc) in Microsoft WordHow to Drag Files to the Taskbar to Open Them in Windows 7Customize the Windows 7 or Vista Send To MenuKill Processes from the Windows Command LineChange Your Windows 7 Library Icons the Easy Way TouchFreeze Alternative in AutoHotkey The Icy Undertow Desktop Windows Home Server – Backup to LAN The Clear & Clean Desktop Use This Bookmarklet to Easily Get Albums Use AutoHotkey to Assign a Hotkey to a Specific Window Latest Software Reviews Tinyhacker Random Tips Revo Uninstaller Pro Registry Mechanic 9 for Windows PC Tools Internet Security Suite 2010 PCmover Professional Use My TextTools to Edit and Organize Text Discovery Channel LIFE Theme (Win7) Increase the size of Taskbar Previews (Win 7) Scan your PC for nasties with Panda ActiveScan CleanMem – Memory Cleaner AceStock – The Personal Stock Monitor

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  • dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04, black screen when loading Windows

    - by Sean
    I am proficient with Windows and not so much with Linux. Here is my story: Original system came with Windows 7, got openSUSE installed on the second hard drive, and dual boot for this setup worked fine. Wanted to switch to Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 dual boot so I did a Windows system recovery and it appeared to give me back a fresh Windows 7 install. I then go to install Ubuntu 11.04 and the installer informs me I have multiple operating systems already installed. I go to the advanced partitioning option and sure enough Windows 7 is on /sda while openSUSE is still on /sdb. From here I followed this guide (How to dual-boot Linux and Ubuntu with two hard drives) after I had deleted all the openSUSE partitions on /sdb through the Allocate Drive Space tab of the installer. I make the /boot, swap, /, and /home partitions and set the GRUB into the MBR of the second disk (/dev/sdb). Everything installs fine. I reboot, Windows loads automatically, install EasyBCD and add an entry for Ubuntu into the Windows Boot Manager while assigning the type as GRUB2. Reboot the system and it now shows dual booting options for both Windows and Ubuntu. Problem is: while I can use Ubuntu fine when I try to boot into Windows it just gives me a black screen and after a little while the fans start running crazy. If I restart the computer I will sometimes get the message that my system was put into hibernation mode because the temperature got too high (90C) which I presume is in accordance with the fans going crazy. I have linked the output from the Boot Info Script below, any suggestions on how to fix this issue would be greatly appreciated! UPDATED SCRIPT OUTPUT Boot Info Script output: http://paste.ubuntu.com/682152/

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  • Can't find instructions how to use Windows 7 drivers on Windows Server 2008 R2

    - by Robert Koritnik
    Windows 7 x64 comes with all sorts of signed drivers so there's high probability that all drivers for your machine will be installed during system setup. On the other hand Windows Server 2008 R2 doesn't. Event though it's practically the same OS when it comes to drivers. I know there's a very good reason for this difference. It's a server product, not a desktop one. But the thing is that many power users and developers use server OS on their workstations which are usually desktop machines (a bit more powerful though) and would benefit from the whole driver spectrum that Windows 7 offers... Question I know I've been reading on the internet about some trick where you first install Windows 7, than do something to get either all Windows 7 drivers or just those installed, and then install Windows Server 2008 R2 and use those drivers of Windows 7. The thing is I can't find these instructions on the internet any more. If anybody knows where they are please provide the link for the rest of us.

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  • Need suggetion on installing windows server on windows 7 laptop

    - by Kumar
    I recently bought one laptop with windows 7 for software development. unfortunately windows 7 home basic comes with limited version of IIS which is not sufficient for development. I would like to have windows server 2008 R2 for server development. i don't want to format windows 7 and install windows sever as i got win 7 with laptop. Could any one please suggest me the best possible option of having windows server 2008 on my laptop without formatting windows 7. Any solution should not void warranty of my laptop. Regards, Kumar.

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  • How can I tell if a KB or newer has been installed for Windows?

    - by IguyKing
    I have a Windows system that I need to audit. The requirements is that (for example) KB2160329 has been installed onto the system. I know from lots of digging that KB2731847 that we have installed in the environment superseded the earlier KB. MSkbfiles.com works if you know the file name such as TCPIP.SYS. Doesn't do anything if you are just looking for KB Hotfixes. How can I say feed in a script that I'm looking for KB2160329 and it can check for superseded patches? Or is there a website somewhere that I'm missing? [Edited 7 May 2014 8:54am CST] I'm looking for a way to say that KB2731847 which is on the system does fix the same issue (plus more fixes) as KB2160329 which is not in the list as being installed on the system.

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  • Intgrating windows 2000 server in a windows 2008 domain [on hold]

    - by user199121
    I have a network enviroment where my windows 2000 server is just acting as fileserver for sharing, so all the users has an account there with username, password and a list of access rights. Now i want to keep this server cause i am running from there an application that 20 users access but also i want to add a new Windows 2008 R2 64 bit server as a domain controller. Is this possible ? 1-It is ok to make the new windows 2008 server a domain controller ? 2- I want all the users accounts to be the same in the domain controller so they can still use the same username and password to login into the domain as well into the windows 2000 server that is setup as a Workgroup. 3- Do i need to do something to the windows 2000 sever to still be functional in the environment so it can be accessed by the clients computers? note:My clients computers are windows 2000 pro, xp pro and windows 7 32/64 bit. Thanks in advance

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  • dual boot preinstalled windows 8 laptop with windows 7

    - by sarathi
    I am having a hard disk in gpt partition style and Windows 8 is pre-installed in uefi mode. While trying to dual boot using usb bootable disk(using rufus,gpt partition style,fat32),it displays "Windows is loading files", then while displaying "Starting Windows" it hangs. So, I tried to install it inside Windows using setup.exe. Everything was running fine, but when it gets self restarted again, it got stuck at "Starting Windows". When restarted in Windows 8, it showed a htm file stating that "Windows cannot be installed on a computer using battery power. If the battery runs out of power during the installation, you might lose data. To continue the installation, plug in the computer's power adapter." I am sure that power adapter is connected. I Googled a lot on this, but I didn't get solution.

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  • Crop, Edit, and Print Photos in Windows 7 Media Center

    - by DigitalGeekery
    Windows Media Center is a nice application for managing and displaying your personal photos, but you may occasionally need to make some basic edits to your pictures. Today we’ll take a look at how to crop, edit, and print photos right from Windows 7 Media Center. From within the Picture Library in Windows Media Center, choose a photo to work with, right-click and select Picture Details. You can also access this option with a Media Center remote by clicking the “i” button. Note: You’ll notice you have the option to rotate the picture from this menu. It is also available on the next screen.  Rotate a picture Now you’ll see more options on the Picture Details screen. From here you can rotate, Print, or Touch Up, Delete, or Burn a CD/DVD. To rotate the picture, simple select Rotate. Note: If you want your photo saved with the new orientation, you’ll need to select Save from the Touch Up screen that we will look at later in the article.   Each click will rotate the picture 90 degrees clockwise. You’ll see the new orientation of the picture displayed on the Picture Details screen after you have clicked Rotate. Print a picture From the Picture Details screen, select Print. Click Print again. Media Center automatically prints to your default printer, so make sure your desired target printer is set as default. Crop and Edit Photos To edit or crop your photo, select Touch Up. Touch Up options includes, Crop, Contrast, and Red Eye removal. First, we’ll select the Crop button to crop our photo.   You will see a cropping area overlay appear on your photo. Select one of the buttons below to adjust the location, size, and orientation of the area to be cropped. When you’re happy with your selection, click Save. You’ll be prompted to confirm your save. Click Yes to permanently save your edits. You can also apply Contrast or Red Eye adjustments to your photos. There aren’t any advanced settings for these options. You merely toggle the Contrast or Red Eye on or off by selecting the option. Be sure to click Save before exiting to if you’ve made any changes you wish to permanently apply to the photos. This includes rotating the images. While this method is not likely to be replace your favorite image editing software, it does give you the ability to make basic edits and print photos directly from Windows Media Center. With a Media Center remote, you can even do all your edits from the comfort of your recliner. Similar Articles Productive Geek Tips Using Netflix Watchnow in Windows Vista Media Center (Gmedia)Schedule Updates for Windows Media CenterIntegrate Hulu Desktop and Windows Media Center in Windows 7Add Color Coding to Windows 7 Media Center Program GuideIntegrate Boxee with Media Center in Windows 7 TouchFreeze Alternative in AutoHotkey The Icy Undertow Desktop Windows Home Server – Backup to LAN The Clear & Clean Desktop Use This Bookmarklet to Easily Get Albums Use AutoHotkey to Assign a Hotkey to a Specific Window Latest Software Reviews Tinyhacker Random Tips DVDFab 6 Revo Uninstaller Pro Registry Mechanic 9 for Windows PC Tools Internet Security Suite 2010 Outlook Connector Upgrade Error Gadfly is a cool Twitter/Silverlight app Enable DreamScene in Windows 7 Microsoft’s “How Do I ?” Videos Home Networks – How do they look like & the problems they cause Check Your IMAP Mail Offline In Thunderbird

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  • Beginner Geek: Scan a Document or Picture in Windows 7

    - by Mysticgeek
    There may come a time when you want to digitize your priceless old pictures, or need to scan a receipts and documents for your company. Today we look at how to scan a picture or document in Windows 7. Scanning Your Document In this example we’re using an HP PSC 1500 All-In-One printer connected to a Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit system. Different scanners will vary, however the process is essentially the same. The scanning process has changed a bit since the XP days. To scan a document in Windows 7, place the document or picture in the scanner, click on Start, and go to Devices and Printers.   When the Devices and Printers window opens, find your scanning device and double-click on it to get the manufacturers Printer Actions menu. For our HP PSC 1500 we have a few different options like printing, device setup, and scanner actions. Here we’ll click on the Scan a document or photo hyperlink. The New Scan window opens and from here you can adjust the quality of the scanned image and choose the output file type. Then click the Preview button to get an idea of what the image will look like.   If you’re not happy with the preview, then you can go back and make any adjustments to the quality of the document or photo. Once everything looks good, click on the Scan button. The scanning process will start. The amount of time it takes will depend on your scanner type, and the quality of the settings you choose. The higher the quality…the more time it will take. You will have the option to tag the picture if you want to… Now you can view your scanned document or photo inside Windows Photo Viewer. If you’re happy with the look of the document, you can send it off in an email, put it on an network drive, FTP it… whatever you need to do with it. Another method is to place the document of photo you wish to scan in the scanner, open up Devices and Printers, then right-click on the scanning device and select Start Scan from the context menu. This should bypass the manufacturer screen and go directly into the New Scan window, where you can start the scan process. From the Context Menu you can also choose Scan Properties. This will allow you to test the scanner if you’re having problems with it and change some of its settings. Or you can choose Scan Profiles which allows you to use pre-selected settings, create your own, or set one as the default. Although scanning documents and photos isn’t a common occurrence as it was a few years ago, Windows 7 still includes the feature. When you need to scan a document or photo in Windows 7, this should get you started. Similar Articles Productive Geek Tips Easily Rotate Pictures In Word 2007Beginner Geek: Delete User Accounts in Windows 7Customize Your Welcome Picture Choices in Windows VistaSecure Computing: Detect and Eliminate Malware Using Windows DefenderMark Your Document As Final in Word 2007 TouchFreeze Alternative in AutoHotkey The Icy Undertow Desktop Windows Home Server – Backup to LAN The Clear & Clean Desktop Use This Bookmarklet to Easily Get Albums Use AutoHotkey to Assign a Hotkey to a Specific Window Latest Software Reviews Tinyhacker Random Tips VMware Workstation 7 Acronis Online Backup DVDFab 6 Revo Uninstaller Pro Creating a Password Reset Disk in Windows Bypass Waiting Time On Customer Service Calls With Lucyphone MELTUP – "The Beginning Of US Currency Crisis And Hyperinflation" Enable or Disable the Task Manager Using TaskMgrED Explorer++ is a Worthy Windows Explorer Alternative Error Goblin Explains Windows Error Codes

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  • Install MatroskaProp on Windows 7 x64

    - by Neophytos
    To see more information in Windows Explorer property pages and menus about Matroska Video (.mkv) files, similar to what one can see when selecting native Windows media (.avi, .asf, .wmv or even just plain old mpg) files, Matroska links (from http://www.matroska.org/downloads/windows.html) to a download of the MatroskaProp shell extension (http://www.jory.info/serendipity/archives/14-MatroskaProp-2.8-Released.html). It used to work for me under Windows XP 32-bit. Now I have Windows 7 x64, and downloaded, installed and ran it. Configuration and settings page is fine. But it does not seem to actually register any shell extension. Nothing is added to Explorer windows, menus or property pages when selecting .mkv or .mks files). I tried calling the register hook manually using regsvr32.dll, that again invoked the configuration window and let me set all options, and when confirming even said the registration succeeded, but seems to have had no effect. In the registry I cannot find any traces of the shell extension being installed. Can this extension be made to work under Windows 7 or x64 systems? Are there known problems with installing this or other old shell extensions on x64, or on Windows 7?

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  • Customizing user privileges for an account in Windows (xp/vista/7)?

    - by claws
    Hello, I'm a .NET developer and recently learning WINDOWS API. When ever a program starts, my Kaspersky anti-virus says "application belonging to trusted group is trying to set debug previleges". I started wondering what are debug privileges? When ever application tries to open a file (using OpenFileDialog) it gives this message about debug privileges. It sometimes also says the so & so application is trying to read desktop.ini I'm not sure about what exactly it is either. Any way, my concern is about user previlages. When creating user account. We can only set the account to be either Administrative or Limited user. I read in MSDN that there are so many privileges for a user account. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb530716(VS.85).aspx SE_ASSIGNPRIMARYTOKEN_NAME SE_AUDIT_NAME SE_BACKUP_NAME SE_CHANGE_NOTIFY_NAME SE_CREATE_GLOBAL_NAME SE_CREATE_PAGEFILE_NAME SE_CREATE_PERMANENT_NAME SE_CREATE_SYMBOLIC_LINK_NAME SE_CREATE_TOKEN_NAME SE_DEBUG_NAME SE_ENABLE_DELEGATION_NAME SE_IMPERSONATE_NAME SE_INC_BASE_PRIORITY_NAME SE_INCREASE_QUOTA_NAME SE_INC_WORKING_SET_NAME SE_LOAD_DRIVER_NAME SE_LOCK_MEMORY_NAME SE_MACHINE_ACCOUNT_NAME SE_MANAGE_VOLUME_NAME SE_PROF_SINGLE_PROCESS_NAME SE_RELABEL_NAME SE_REMOTE_SHUTDOWN_NAME SE_RESTORE_NAME SE_SECURITY_NAME SE_SHUTDOWN_NAME SE_SYNC_AGENT_NAME SE_SYSTEM_ENVIRONMENT_NAME SE_SYSTEM_PROFILE_NAME SE_SYSTEMTIME_NAME SE_TAKE_OWNERSHIP_NAME SE_TCB_NAME SE_TIME_ZONE_NAME SE_TRUSTED_CREDMAN_ACCESS_NAME SE_UNDOCK_NAME SE_UNSOLICITED_INPUT_NAME Well, my question is How can I manually (not programatically) set/customize these privileges for a user account? Surprisingly I'm unable to find a PRIVILEGE CONST for registry access. On my lab computer admin has disabled the registry access to my account. Where can I know more information about these information? I use all 3 operating systems (XP, VISTA, 7) :)

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