Windows Installer Service Could Not Be Accessed

Windows installer service could not be accessed   SYMPTOM   Some times when we try to install a program, we will get an error ”The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance.”     CAUSE   The registry…


Error message “one of the USB device attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it”

  SYMPTOM   When you plug a USB device to a Windows 7 computer, a pop-up indicating“One of the USB device attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it” appears.   Meanwhile, in device manager, you will find an error code 43 “Windows has stopped this device because it has reported…


Network Adapters Icons Are Missing from Network and Sharing Center.

  SYMPTOM   The network adapter icons are missing from Network and Sharing Center. However, you can see the adapters in Device Manager and can access Internet without problems even though a Red X appears at the notification area. The issue persists after uninstalling and reinstalling the NIC drivers.   RESOLUTION   1.     Please ensure…

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Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor tool failed to run with the error message “Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor was unable to reach the Microsoft server for compatibility information. Check your Internet connection and try again later.”

  SYMPTOM   When you run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor tool on a system which use a proxy to access the Internet you receive the error:   “Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor was unable to reach the Microsoft server for compatibility information.  Check your internet connection and try again later.”   In the error log…


Pining a .BAT/.CMD File to Taskbar

When a .BAT file or a shortcut pointing to a .bat file is opened, we will not find an option to “Pin the program to taskbar”; and we can’t neither drag nor drop the file to the taskbar.   The .CMD file has the same behavior as the .BAT file.   Method   Please perform…

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Mount Point Folder May Disappear in Share Folder in Windows 7

SYMPTOM   You have a share folder which contains volume mount points in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2. Sometimes the mount point folders appear as “hidden” when you navigate through the content of the folders and clicks “back” in Windows Explorer in Windows 7.   CAUSE   This is a known issue…


Keyboard Layout Will Lost in Windows XP Mode

SYMPTOM   After you change your “Default input language” in control panel in Windows XP mode and report Windows, the value you changed will revert to the default value(English(United States)-US).   CAUSE   The Terminal Server client determines the keyboard layout and input language of the Terminal Server session by sending the current keyboard layout….


Activate Windows 7

STEPS To activate Windows 7, perform these steps:  1.    Click the Start button, Right click Computer, click Properties.   2.    Under the Windows activation section at the bottom, click Activate Windows now.   3.    Choose Active Windows online now.    4.    Type your valid Windows 7 product key number, and click the Next button.   …


Error 0x81000019 when you do a backup on Windows 7

SYMPTOMS   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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Line-in recording latency in Windows 7

SYMPTOMS   When you record the sounds input from Line-in, and in the mean time you listen to the recording from the speaker, you may find 0.5 to 1 second delay. Consider the following scenario: You are musicians. When you plug the headphones into the computer and listen to music, then plug the guitar in…