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Vista RTM install on Compaq RS3160US adventure
I have a Compaq laptop that I attempted to install Vista 64-bit on, but ran into driver issues (sound, video missing, wireless LAN flaky), so I decided to rebuild with the 32-bit Vista. I assumed (rightly) that driver support would be better. All the installs were done by booting directly from the DVD, and I had everything backed up onto my server so I formatted the drive as well. I downloaded the ISO from MSDN, burned a DVD using Sonic, and started the install. Got an error 0x80070017 when it was ......

Posted On Thursday, November 30, 2006 9:09 AM

Vista RTM on MSND Subscriber downloads - Thursday!

A bit earlier than the announced date (by Friday)… just 3 more hours for my download to complete!

Posted On Thursday, November 16, 2006 8:05 PM

WSS 3.0BetaTR PDF search configuration and setup
It was like pulling teeth trying to get a solution for this until I contacted my old bud Mike Gannotti, now down in Microsoft's North Carolina offices. He supplied the key to the solution after checking on an internal discussion list. Of all the things I tried, I believe these steps did the trick: Install the Adobe iFilter for PDF's on the WSS front end machine. I didn't install this on the SQL Server where the content database or configuration database live. In RegEdit, check to see if HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared ......

Posted On Friday, November 3, 2006 10:50 AM

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