Installing Windows 8 Developer Preview

So I think that everyone heard that a New Windows is coming to town. This week, on Tuesday, which was also the Programmer’s Day, Microsoft showed the New Windows 8 OS during it’s BUILD Conference. And it was really a great present for all Programmers!! At least I’m really excited to try the new OS and start using the new Developer Tools. You can find more info on Windows 8 in the next links:

http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windows-8-developer-preview-140546

http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/13/windows-8-details-new-features-ui-enhancements-and-everything/

Installing

I’m upgrading my Windows 7 laptop to Windows 8, so it’s not a clean install. Up till now it’s 77% and it took about 25 mins. A clean install would definitely take less time.

The laptop is a bit old, in fact it was a Windows XP laptop. It’s a VAIO powered by 1.6GHz Single Core Centrino CPU and 1GB of RAM. With Windows 7 it was running fine for normal day to day use. We’ll see how it fares with Windows 8! I’ll keep you posted. Anyone installed the Windows 8 Developer Preview? What do you think?

UPDATE 1: And it’s ready installing. For an upgrade on a 1.6GHz Centrino laptop, with 10% of free hard disk space, it took around 40 mins.

UPDATE 2: Getting devices ready and now Applying User Settings from the Windows 7 installation!

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File Sharing between PCs without Password Protection

Sometimes you would need to share a file or a folder with another user and you would find it not so easy to do so, more and more if you or the other user doesn’t have a password for your account.

By default, in Windows 7, in order to share a folder, you would need that the Source PC being shared has a password and the Source PC owner would need to give you his password. There are two options to overcome this situation. Continue reading

No Internet | Network Card not working fine

During these last few days, my network on the computer started giving me problems and sometimes the internet will stop working for no reason.

I found this supposed solution… will test it out and see how it goes. If anyone has a better solution, please let me know.

From a command prompt run the following code:

netsh winsock reset

That will reload the tcp/ip suite for windows and can supposedly correct some issues.

If you are using a USB adapter, be it wireless or wired, go into device manager and turn off the ability for windows to shut down the device to save power. You may have to do this on the root hub and controller that match your device.

Will tell you how it goes later on. Goodluck for me ­čÖé

Error 29506 | SQL Server 2005 Management Studio Express

When i binged (yes I’m using bing :P), i found the following fix:

  • Search for Command Prompt in the Start Window (don’t press enter)
  • Right click on the shortcut found and select ‘Run as Administrator’
  • In the command prompt change the current directory to the folder where the SSMSEE installer is stored
  • Enter the following command .\SQLServer2005_SSMSEE_x64.msi if you are running Windows 7/Vista 64 bit
  • Enter the following command .\SQLServer2005_SSMSEE.msi if you are running Windows 7/Vista┬á32 bit
  • Press enter to start the installation

Happy Sql Server Managementing ­čÖé

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