RELEASED: Windows Search 4.0

Here is a link to grab the bits for Windows Search 4.0 for all editions of Windows (including Windows Server 2008, Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Home Server) http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=940157


Architecture of the Charran eHome

Charran Home Infrastructure and Media Strategy This article has been a long time coming. However, I have always been pretty excited to write about what I think is a pretty cool home infrastructure for entertainment and computing. My entire strategy regarding computing at home is to ensure that even if something happens to my physical…

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How to Upgrade your Laptop Hard Disk With Vista and a USB Hard Drive

So, I recall having to purchase Norton Ghost to create an image and then to reapply that image to a new hard disk.  For a laptop this would have been a great challenge.  My steps would have looked something like the following: Purchase Norton Ghost Copy the entire existing hard drive to the new hard…

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Searching IE History with Windows Desktop Search

This add in found here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918998 will allow the searching of IE browser history.  It works for the following OS installations: Microsoft Windows Server 2003Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) or a later version Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4)Windows Vista


New Windows Mobile Traveler’s Toolkit

I might be late on this one also, but I just love sidebar gadgets.  Check this one out for travellers:   http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=247a812c-7b75-48fe-9d81-014fced67528&pl=1&bt=1 You can get clock, weather and other information to help plan your trip.

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Vista RDP vs Legacy RDP MTU Sizes

This tip comes from Matt, who has done an amazing amount of detective work to find out the cause of the error below: Vista uses a larger MTU size than the older client. The new RDP client is set for do not fragment packets. If anyone is doing an RDP over IPSEC they will need…

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Word Add-ins Gone Wild

http://word.mvps.org/FAQS/AppErrors/MissingMenusEtc.htm So what was happening is that a badly behaving Word Add-in would not allow Word to shut down cleanly. I was getting the following error: Microsoft Office Word has stopped working. This is accompanied by an event in the Application event log. Faulting application WINWORD.EXE, version 12.0.4518.1014, time stamp 0x45428028, faulting module mso.dll, version…

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Cool Sidebar Gadgets

Check out my Office 2007 Recent documents sidebar gadget:   I downloaded this from the MSWindowsLiveGallery Profile Author’s page at http://gallery.live.com/Author.aspx?a=470e25d8-e8d0-4100-924b-abf9f4cf777d&l=1 Also, of note is the Live Search gadget.   And don’t forget the MSDN Gadget

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Daylight Savings Time Product Wizard

If you are like me and just realized that March 11th is around the corner and you don’t feel like reading a book to figure out if the software you run will be affected, browse to the following URL to run a wizard that will tell you. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/gp/cp_dst


Sidebar Gadget Authoring in C#

Not only does nikhilk.net describe how to author gadgets using C#, but he also has extended a really awesome gadget for searching MSDN. http://www.nikhilk.net/SidebarGadgets.aspx

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