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Registered Organization on 64 bit

When I’ve started new Visual Studio projects on my Vista x64 box, the Company field would always show up as “Microsoft”… somewhat presumptuous and definitely annoying.  At first I thought the problem was with the templates, but upon inspection they … Continue reading

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Running SQL 2008 Upgrade Advisor

I downloaded the SQL 2008 Upgrade Advisor. When I tried to install it I got this :     It says a “Windows service pack” , yet Windows Update tells me my system is up to date.  Well it might … Continue reading

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Text preview filters for Vista|Windows 2008

I really like the preview pane in explorer in Vista, but it doesn’t have previews for a lot of text based files registered.  You can of course write your own or download and install some other preview filters, but personally … Continue reading

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Windows 2008 (and Vista) f’ugly

I turn off Aero and themes, and all is good except for the start menu shut down and log-off icons which are just incredibly ugly: Notice the search icon is showed in colour, but the shut down and log-off are … Continue reading

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Hyper-V impressions

Over the weekend I switched my main machine to Windows 2008 and started playing with Hyper-V.  I updated the RAM and threw in another hard-drive (man that stuff is so cheap at present !).  I’ve got both Vista and Windows … Continue reading

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