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[14 Feb 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Chrome Nightly: mini_installer.exe isn’t updating

I downloaded the latest nightly build of Chrome, only to realize that the mini_installer.exe wouldn’t update my Chrome installation on Windows 7. I would run the executable, but nothing would happen. Finally, I decided to change the compatibility to Windows Vista and Vola!, it worked!
So if you’re having trouble with the mini_installer.exe, just right click the exe, goto Properties. Then goto the Compatibility tab and then choose Windows Vista. No matter if you delete the mini_installer.exe, the settings should stay the same for any mini_installer.exe in that same folder (Desktop?). …

[3 Feb 2009 | 8 Comments | ]
Windows 7 SKUs: Worse Than Vista!

Reading Engadget recently I noticed that Microsoft finalized the Windows 7 SKUs (or Versions). I read further, despite reading the title which pretty much gives away the article. Vista had 4 primary versions and now it looks like Windows 7 will get even worse and have 6! I don’t understand what Microsoft is trying to accomplish? These versions are just confusing to customers. Instead, they should sell one dvd with all of the versions and then allow the user to pick at time of installation. Of course, the user would …

[20 Jan 2009 | 8 Comments | ]
Windows 7: Snipping Tool

The Snipping tool comes back for another go around in Windows 7 that makes screen capture a lot easier. The Snipping tool can be found can be found in the Start menu under “Accessories”.

When opening the Snipping tool, you are presented with a tiny window at the top portion of the screen. Also, the rest of your screen goes a transparent white, similar to the UAC window background. Also, the cursor is changed to a + and is preset to select a part of the screen chosen with the cursor. …

[20 Jan 2009 | 6 Comments | ]
Windows 7: Windows Installer Stopped Working

On Windows 7, when running a installer, you may get a dialog saying that “Windows® Installer Has Stopped Working”.  This is caused by the “Customer Experience Improvement Program” and only happens every so often. The fix is easy, however.

Step 1: Open regedit (Start –> regedit (type in “Search Programs and File” box and hit enter) )
Step 2: Navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SQMClient\Windows\DisabledSessions]
Step 3: Delete everything in that “folder” except “(Default)”. Final result should look like:

Step 4: Close regedit and try install again

Other websites say that you should disable the “Customer Experience Improvement …

[11 Jan 2009 | One Comment | ]
Windows 7

Windows 7 was “leaked” a few weeks ago through some developers by the popular P2P protocol, BitTorrent. Shortly afterwards, after announcing to the public via CES, Microsoft released the Windows 7 beta to the public on Jan 9, 2009. On the 7th, the beta was “pre”-released to TechNet and MSDN Subscribers.  Microsoft encountered extensive server load problems when the downloads were released because of the amount of people trying to register and download the beta. The registration system was then closed late Friday.  Users still leaked the direct download links, …

[11 Jan 2009 | 23 Comments | ]
Inkball on Windows 7

You know that awesome game that Microsoft made only avaliable as a Vista Ultimate Extra? Wanted that same game on your Windows 7 Ultimate? Well thanks to “cephead” on jcxp.net, you now can play it on your new beta OS!
First download the zip: Thanks to Thomas Teuber.  Make sure to “Unblock” (Properties->General)  the downloaded zip before extracting. Then extract to Windows/system32, right-click and goto “Properties” -> “Compatibility” and make it compatible with Windows Vista.  Then make a shortcut in your “Games”  folder. Congrats!
Note: You might have to be an administrator for it …