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Archive for January, 2010

The Problem

The other day, I was working on update / patch / setup patterns and stuff, when I noticed in the Windows Registry that the InstallLocation of my installed application was empty. You can find info on installed applications in the Windows Registry by typing “regedit” in the Run command and browsing to: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\”.

Apparently, it is a known bug. So, we’ll have to fix it ourselves!

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The Problem

A few days ago, I was toying with WiX (Windows Installer XML). When working with WiX, you need Guids for your product ID, upgrade ID, installer ID, …

To compile my installer, I needed valid Guids. So instead of always going to the web and use a guid generator, I decided to create a Macro in Visual Studio (2008) and link it with a shortcut to my keyboard.

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The Problem

For starters, I love the Hibernate feature in Windows. If you are at work and it’s time to go home, but you know that when you get home, you want to resume your work. So Hibernate comes in very useful. It doesn’t consume any battery power, unlike the Sleep feature.

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