Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Problem uninstalling Visual Studio 2008

My Visual Studio 2008 Trial came to an end today, as it is the trial Team system, I have to remove it and install the professional version that I have licensed to. But the running the "Remove/Configure" uninstaller doesn't work, it will always failed and no reason given.

Then I found this tool to remove after googling:

And further down the road, I hit another error which says:
Error1310. Error writing to file: C:\Config.Msi Access denied

And no matter what I do, setting the permission doesn't work.
Then I figure out that other users are having some problem if they have the software carbonate installed, which is a file backup software.
So I disabled my iDrive services, and voila, it works!

Hope this helps!


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Windows 7 Installation Screenshots

Installing Windows 7....

Checking Video Performance...

Installing Updates...


Here you can see how much space it used up in the Virtual Machine itself.


Javascript converting XML Document to XML String

We can do it easily using XML Document object to load XML String to form an XML Document.
But, to do it the other way, there isn't a direct method  like .OuterXML in Javascript.

All along I've been using like this for my AJAX application

if (xmlDoc.xml!=undefined)   xmlContent = xmlDoc.xml; else   xmlContent = xmlDoc;

While it appears to be working when I send the xmlContent over the AJAX POST Call, recently there had been some error. It appears that webkit based browser like Safari and Chrome do not escape the special characters in the XMLTextNode while IE and Firefox do.

The solution is simple:

function XMLToString(oXML) {   if (window.ActiveXObject) {     return oXML.xml;   } else {     return (new XMLSerializer()).serializeToString(oXML);   } }


Friday, January 16, 2009

4GB Supported in Windows Vista 32-bit SP1

Another reason for you guys to upgrade to Vista if you haven't so. With Windows Vista Service Pack 1, now you can see the full 4GB RAM in your system even if you are running only 32bits version of the Operating System.

Yes, too good to be true, same as most other people out there, I'm excited and happy to have 4GB shown in my laptop, only for the few minutes.

Oh microsoft, I hate it!

Well, RAM is dirt cheap nowadays that I've just upgraded my laptop from 2GB (2 x 1GB sticks) to 4GB (2 x 2GB sticks), and that cost S$60. The prices started to go up somehow, I was told by the shopkeeper that 4 hours ago it was S$28 per 2GB stick.... :-S 

And ofcourse, I bought the Kingston, very cheap RAM.


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Downloaded and Installed Windows 7

I've finally installed the Windows 7 that I've downloaded. There's at least a new feature that you can see at the very first time you install and run Windows 7. That's the homegroup, wow.. now you can create little communities of Computers! See the screenshot for more explaination.

And ofcourse, if you want to give it a try, you can do so:

Btw, this is my installation log:

VPC: 512MB RAM, 20GB Virtual HDD
Start Installation: 10:39pm
Abort Installation: 10:53pm
Reason: Too slow

VPC: 1GB, 20GB Virtual HDD
Put over night to install
And wake up in the morning, everything is up, but it take ages still to start the very first time.



Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Why I use Google instead of Live Search

I wanted to try out Windows 7 which Microsoft had just released to everyone in Beta form.

So the very first thing, I do a search. And very quickly I get to the download page and I need to login with my live ID, so I logged in and no luck, it gave me a turning bubble and nothing else.

So I guess, for sure I need to use Internet Explorer right?

I turn to my IE8 beta and try my luck with the Live Search (give them a chance right), since it is a Microsoft stuff, I expect to get the link in the top few list.

But.. see for yourself:

Search "Download Windows 7" on google, I got the link to microsoft on the 1st page, 7th link.

Search "Windows 7" on google, I got it on the 3rd link in the 1st page.

I'm sorry Live Search, it clearly shows that I never get to the Microsoft Windows 7 page fron the 1st page of the search result from Live Search. And that means, it is rather a waste of time to search on Live Search in view of this kind of result.