Posts Tagged ‘Windows7’

Preserve Windows Update files

May 27, 2012

Lately ย I had to bring back to life an old Windows XP vm, and … tadaaa … tons of downloads from Windows Update. ๐Ÿ™‚
Well, lots of files to be saved for next sleeping WinXP vm to restore.

This is directory where Windows stores Windows Update file:ย  %WINDIR%\SoftwareDistribution\Download\

source Windows XP: Save Downloaded Windows Update Files For Re-Use

Windows 7 (ATTENTION: not verified!): Update Windows 7 PC Offline By Downloading Windows Updates To Another Computer

This wasy you save bandwidth and, most important, time ๐Ÿ˜‰

oooops …. localization issue (lang ita)

February 24, 2012

While rebooting a Windows 7 – ITA ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Already familiar with TheDailyWTF-Error’d ?ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Build VS2010 sln (with unit tests) in TFS2008

July 12, 2010

Everything worked fine migrating VS2008 solution to VS2010 solution … didn’t it?!?

TFS2008 had a word, because of a reference: unit test projects have reference to Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.UnitTestFramework.dll, version .
Of course!!!
TFS machine didn’t have .Net4.0 (or VS2010!!!) installed on…done!
Note: VS2010 doesn’t permit change target framework unit test projects, stuck to .Net 4.0, so installing .Net 4.0 is a must!

Again, TFS2008 wasn’t able find that .Net 4.0 assembly … MSBuild build path isn’t updated … yeah! ๐Ÿ˜‰
In order to add new libraries path, you have to updated build service config file (C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies\TfsBuildService.exe.config) and update MSBuildPath value with assemblies path.

full guide here: How To Build VS2010 Solutions Using TFS2008 Team Build

Technorati tags: TFS, Visual Studio, MSBuild, Unit Test

The Windows Installer does not permit installation from a Remote Desktop Connection

July 9, 2010

Here are details: Windows 7 + Virtual PC, guest os Windows XP.
SharpDevelop 4.0 Beta1 release available (here) … so Let’s have a look!
But … the message popup is around the corner: The Windows Installer does not permit installation from a Remote Desktop Connection .

I couldn’t install SharpDevelop in virtual machine. Why???
Because of I run setup from shared drive.
solution: copy setup file in vm drive.

ps: same solution for XP Mode

full instruction here:
Ack! The Windows Installer does not permit installation from a Remote Desktop Connection

Technorati tags: SharpDevelop, VirtualPC, XP Mode


How is your battery’s life (Windows7 tips&trisks)

January 24, 2010

A laptop’s battery doesn’t last at long.
In Windows7 Tips&Tricks you may found a command to check your battery’s health.
Look forย Find out How Healthy Your Battery is on Your Laptop section.
I run the command ย powercfg -enery via command prompt (via run as administrator) and got this response:

This laptop is 4 years old and this battery is the original one.
Wait, there is no rocket science behind this result.
Simply I never used battery because I’m always running in ups safe energy environment;
more, this battery had only been charged (only full-charge) about 10 times (in 4 years!!!).

I know, these are too lucky conditions and this test doesn’t worth a penny. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

ps: powercfg’s report tells more about energy than only battery’s life: power management, ecc.
better look deep that report. ๐Ÿ˜‰

source:ย Misurare le prestazioni della vostra batteria

Technorati tags: Windows7