Changes in MDAC ADODB COM components in Windows 7 Service Pack 1

Symptom: ========= On a computer with Windows 7 SP1 installed, you develop and build your application that is using ADO for database access, you find the application doesn’t run on the Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 without SP1. But it runs well on Windows 7 with SP1. Cause: ========= There is a by design…

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How to recover from the no-boot situation caused by the failed installation of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

To recover the no-boot situation, you need to do system restore or revert to Windows 7 RTM: 1. Apply System Restore from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) At boot-up, Hit F8 –> Repair –> System Recovery Options Window –> System Restore 2. If the system restore failed, you can use the following command to revert…

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0xC000009A error on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 installation

Symptom: ======== When you are installing Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, the system is required to reboot. During the rebooting and applyting the updates (Applying update operation xxxxxx of xxxxxx), you may encounter the 0xC000009A error and hang. So you can not log into  the WIndows any more. A typical error is like below:…

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0x8024200D and 0x800f081f error when you are installing Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Symptom: ========= When you install Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 you may receive error 0x800f081f or 0x8024200D. When you check the CBS log(C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\cbs.log), you will find the errors like below: 2011-03-03 21:38:06, Error CBS Exec: Failed to pre-stage package: Package_for_KB976933~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~cs-CZ~6.1.7601.17514, file: TsUsbGD.sys, source: \\?\C:\Windows\Servicing\Packages\amd64_tsgenericusbdriver.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_9872c8452ac8f816\TsUsbGD.sys, sandbox: (null) [HRESULT = 0x800f081f – CBS_E_SOURCE_MISSING]2011-03-03 21:38:06, Info CBS Failed…

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Unable to open the 64-bit version of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9)

In a Windows 64bit system, after you install IE9 64-bit, you will get two IE in the start menu. One is 32-bit, the other is 64-bit. Some customers reported that they can not open the 64-bit version of IE9, well, there is no problem to open the 32-bit version of IE9 . They said there…

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Remote Server Administration Tools(RSAT) and windows 7 service pack 1

Here are several issues with Remote Server Administration Tools and Windows 7 SP1. (1) You can not install RSAT on Windows 7 SP1 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2517239/en-us). After installing windows7 service pack 1, remote server administration update tool cannot install on the machine. The error massage is “this update is not applicable to your computer”.here is the repro steps…

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Error 0x81000019 when you do a backup on Windows 7

Symptom: ============== When you do a backup you get an error 0x81000019, the message is: “A shadow copy could not be created. Please check the ‘VSS’ and ‘SPP’ application event logs for more information. Details: Insufficient storage available to create either the shadow copy storage file or other shadow copy data. ”     Cause:…

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"One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed" error when you open MMC “Extended” tab

Symptom: ========= When you start MMC console like services.msc or gpedit.msc, you will get the following error message: One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed because either: 1) Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page, or 2) You have blocked a publisher of one of the controls. As a…

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Windows 7 Folder Redirection rename the Home folder in "My Documents"

When you redirect the Documents folder on a Windows 7-based computer to a network share, the folder name unexpectedly changes back to Documents. But we expect the folder name to be the user name.Here are reproduce steps:Server : Windows 2008 R2 STD (US)Station : Windows Seven (Fr)1.    We defined a hidden share as the home…

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Media Player 12 auto-play behavior when inserting audio CD

These days, we find a interesting problem from the technet forum.You are using Windows Media player 12 to play a video, then insert an audio CD, WMP will stop the video and begin playing the CD. Obviously it’s annoying. Even tried changing the AutoPlay settings to “Take no action” under Control Panel to prevent audio…

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