Jun 222008
 

Those who ran Windows update yesterday or today on your Windows Computer running WIndows XP SP2 or Windows XP SP3 would have found security update KB951376 installed. For those, who look into the details, you would have noted that this update was already installed on the updates from the 11th June. Also, your “Control Panel – Add/Remove programs” might show KB951376 as well as KB951376-v2.

So why the same update ran twice on my pc or why I see 2 entries for the same KB in my Add/Remove Programs??? Well, nothing to panic!

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May 122008
 


On AMD based computers , after upgrading to Windows XP SP3 the system may continously reboot or report the following error

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer…

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xFC5CCAF3, 0xFC90F8C0, 0xFC90F5C0) SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED

This is caused by the intelppm driver. This driver is not required anyway on a AMD based system.

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May 062008
 


You may experience the following error when installing Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) when installing on Intel iMAC using Bootcamp to run Windows XP.

There is not enough disk space on C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$ to install Service Pack 3 Setup requires an additional 4 megabytes of free space or if you also want to archive the files for uninstallation,Setup requires 4 additional megabytes of free space. Free additional space on your hard disk and then try again.

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Feb 232008
 

I just wrote about this great tool nLite to customise Windows Installation CD create a custom bootable Windows Installation Cd with the Service Packs, Hotfixes,Patches,updates,security fixes and applications all slipstreamed and Windows fine tuned and tweaked before installation.

nLite is a great tool which unfortunately doesn’t support Windows Vista due to fact this is a completely different architecture. but, the author didn’t leave you on your own. The author has created vLite to customize your Windows Vista installation by including hotfix, language pack and drivers into the integration list and Service Packs.

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Feb 232008
 

Installing or Re-installing an Operating System is not a very pleasant task and Windowss Operating Systems are no exceptions. In Windows, whats more even frustrating would be to install the Service Packs, the Critical & Security updates that was released after the version that you currently have on your CD and comes the applications. Unlike Linux, Microsoft doesn’t offer recent builds which means everytime you install, you need to go through the whole process.

For a System Administrator with 100s of systems???

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