Visual Studio 2003 is not supported on Windows 7. You can probably get it installed and mostly working but many features may prove difficult to configure for Windows 7. If you are a C++ developer you can probably get everything you require working correctly easily. Other developers may need to take some extra steps. Here are some of the steps to get VS2003 working on Windows 7:
Has anyone had the same experience? Double clicking on a folder in the file view always opens a new instance of explorer. The folder options settings have no effect.
This doesn't work. Fiddling with the other options there doesn't make any difference either.
1.) Open Explorer and choose the Organize drop down menu.
2.) Choose Folder and Search Options from the menu.
3.) Change the radio button at the top to: Open each folder in the same window.
Click on your start menu and navigate to the Windows Explorer shortcut and right click then execute it as Administrator. Perform the same actions described in the previous post. Are you on a domain workstation and subject to group policy?
If the Visual Studio 2005 and below IDE is not executed from an elevated account there are a multitude of things that will fail. With your experience with the Windows shell and various COM technologies I don't really understand why you have not experienced this. Perhaps you have modified the Windows7 UAC behavior or maybe your IDE is in-fact executing elevated without your knowledge.
1.) How are you attaching your debugger to elevated or system processes?
2.) How are you installing/registering COM components and/or shell extensions?
It may be that we are developing different types of software and therefore you have never required elevation.
You are probably referring to compatibility issues. There are a multitude of new Microsoft technologies which probably caused minor incompatibilities. Anyway I think you can get SQL Server 2005 working on Windows 7 but you will need to install Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3[^].
It plainly lists Windows 7 in the Supported Operating Systems section.
Tanks for yours answers, I installed Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 and any problem, with Visual Studio 6 only worked on Windows XP Mode Virtual Machine.
SQL Server 2005 32 bits is posible install, if Visual Studio 2005 is too 32 bits. I can't install SQL Server 2005 64 bits maybe incompatibity with Windows 7 or the installer is damage, but it show an error about file .cab. I believe the better option is install SQL Server 2008 (32 or 64 bits).
I am having a weired problem with VS 2005 on windows 7
after the browser closes (i am writing a web project) after i run the application, the IDE is back, but it is visually corrupted !!!!
as if the windows of the IDE are not completely drawn?! i fix this by showing a nother window (from the IDE itself) then switch back to my original window, same for project explorer, i have to get focus to the tools window then hide it to show the project explorer, this is annoying.
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Essentially you will need to modify the access control list for the %SYSTEMROOT%\Tasks folder. I would also recommend executing your task under a privileged account such as SYSTEM to avoid being terminated by the user.
Regarding case 2:
I do not know why Microsoft changed the default task folder location. But you can check if the path exists from your batch file:
I am not sure I should put this post here. I couldn't find a proper category. My question is about the service's load order.
Most services that appear in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\CurrentControlSet\Services subkey have "Group" keys which are part of a Service Group.
The order of groups in the load ordering group list. This information is stored in the ServiceGroupOrder value in the following registry key:
Windows should first load drivers according to the ServiceGroupOrder.
There are also some services that belongs to groups that are not in the ServiceGroupOrder and services that don't belong to any group (they don't have registry "Group" keys). Of course, the two kind of services will be loaded after services belonging to groups that are in the ServiceGroupOrder list. My question is that for these two kind of services, who will be loaded first? Or no guaranteed?
I use the disk free space and size of selected files in the status bar of Windows Explorer quite frequently. I was very disappointed when I found this feature missing in Windows 7 Explorer. See the Microsoft Technet discussion thread at:
On XP if you enable the status bar (View -> Status Bar), when you open a folder, the status bar displays the number of objects in that folder and the amount of free space left on the drive that contains the folder. On Win 7, the free space is missing. Also, in XP on the right side of the status bar, the total size of all the files that occupy that folder (but not in its sub-folders) is displayed. When you select files in the folder, the right side of the status bar displays the total size of the files selected. This is very useful when you are trying to manage your disk space.
The "Computer" display only displays free space and only if you select the computer node in the treeview. It doesn't do anything as far as giving you space information from a particular folder.
Take a look at the link I provided. There's lots of explanation about what's missing in Windows 7 Explorer concerning disk space reporting.
I am using total commander www.ghisler.com[^] since the DOS area. It displays the number of files, the size, the number of files / directories, the disk size and the free space.
It it the best file commander I know and it supports plugins / ftp / zip and other archives / file sync and so on. It is also portable, so you could put it onto your stick with all your settings and customizations.
In Windows 32bits, we normally run rundll32.exe to call routine in a dll. I have tried to search for equivalent 64bits version, but have not found any. I googgled the name rundll64.exe but results are all involves some kind of virus, worm, trojan. My question is how do we call a routine in a 64bit dll?
Im trying to write a batch file which creates another batch file.....
echo if %date%==03-10-2009 pause>>D:\hello.bat
if 02-10-2009==03-10-2009 pause
the problem is that instead of taking %date% as text it's writing date on hello.bat.....
i even tried with ^
echo if %^date^%==03-10-2009 pause>>D:\hello.bat
now in this case the output is
if ==03-10-2009 pause
but when the same command echo if %^date^%==03-10-2009 pause>>D:\hello.bat i give from cmd instead running bat it's giving correct format in hello.bat
if %date%==03-10-2009 pause....
i want this %date% to be printed as it is not as value in hello.bat through a batch file.
One thing you might like to try is to create a virtual 64 bit machine using VMWare (very good) or Virtual PC (not used myself) so that you can test and fix your installations. You could create a whole set of virtual environments for testing.