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Registering 32-bit DLL on Windows Server SBS 2008 64-bit

Recently I’m installing a 32-bit application on a fresh installed Windows Server SBS 2008 which only comes in 64-bit version. This application that I’m installing is requiring a DLL file to be registered on the registry using the regsvr32 command.

Here comes the problem with registering 32-bit DLL since 32-bit application see different “system32” in Windows Server 64-bit. 32-bit application will see %windir%\syswow64 as their “system32” directory in 64-bit OS, while 64-bit application will use the %windir%\system32.

So to register the 32-bit DLL on 64-bit Windows Server we need to call the 32-bit version of regsvr32 which located on %windir%\syswow64, for example:

Upgrade Path to Windows 7 Based on Upgrade Chart

After Microsoft announced the release schedule of Windows 7, a lot of tech site and bloggers post about the Windows 7 upgrade chart to be ridiculous and confusing like one here and here.

If you see the chart below, the question that rise is “why Windows Vista Basic/Home Premium users can upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate but not Windows 7 Professional?” others perhaps will ask “why Windows XP can’t be upgraded to Windows 7?” but in the case of Windows XP, I think the answer is because XP and 7 have a very big gap of architecture hence you can’t upgrade it. Continue reading Upgrade Path to Windows 7 Based on Upgrade Chart

Windows 7 Release Schedule Chart

We have been waiting for quite some time for the release of new operating system from Microsoft, Windows 7. From their blog, Microsoft employee already post a blog post which explain the schedule of Windows 7.

Microsoft partners and MSDN/TechNet subscriber already can download the new Windows 7 by now. Below is the schedule chart of the release date.

Windows 7 Release Chart
Windows 7 Release Chart (click for bigger chart)

For us, customers, we must wait a little bit longer till October 22 :( but if you can’t wait that long you can download the Release Candidate version from Microsoft website.

Cheaper Windows 7 License with Family Pack

We all know that Microsoft Windows licenses are very expensive. If you go to Microsoft store, you can see that the price for Windows Home Premium full version is US$199.99 per license. The upgrade version wouldn’t be cheap either, it will cost you US$119.99 per license.

Most of computer users will have at least 2 computers, one PC and one Notebooks. If you have family, big chances you have more than 2 computers. If you buy the retail price of Windows 7 that would cost you more than US$ 200 just for the upgrade license. But there is a cheaper deal from Microsoft if you can wait a bit more. Continue reading Cheaper Windows 7 License with Family Pack

Changing Registered Owner and Organization on Windows XP and Windows Server

If you go to Control Panel > System you can see the information of windows registration owner and organization, you can change this information by editing the registry. These are the steps:

  1. Open RegEdit: Click on Start > Run… then type: regedit and click Ok
  2. Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows NT\ CurrentVersion
  3. Edit the value of RegisteredOrganization and RegisteredOwner

Firefox 3 Auto Complete URL Bar

I just noticed yesterday that Firefox will do auto complete of URL you type if you already visited that URL before. For example you open yesterday and the URL is stored on Firefox’s history. The next time you want to visit the same URL, you only need to type ‘markus’ and Firefox will show list of URL which have the word ‘markus’ in it. Press ‘TAB’ button and Firefox will do auto complete of URL which is on the first of the list.

Firefox 3 Beta 4 Released

Yesterday Mozilla released new beta version of Firefox 3, the beta 4. On this new beta version, Mozilla developers include more than 900 enhancements from the previous beta 3, add performance boost, increase the stability and improve the user interface.

Firefox 3 is based on the Gecko 1.9 Web rendering platform, which on the release note web page said that it has been developed since the last 31 months. Within 31 months, Mozilla developers already made 12.000 updates, re-architecting and simplifying the codes.

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