Windows 7 Beta
Windows 7 Beta Upgrade: Some Flakiness Appearing

A couple of minor things (well, one not so minor) have started happening, some resolved, and some not. The CEIP problem, which caused Explorer to stop working (never noticed any MSI problems), just showed up one day after never having been an issue.  Deleting the Registry Key as indicated fix that. Mozilla Thunderbird has stopped working, as of today.  I use it as my RSS Reader, and it won’t download any news items (even though I can see them in my Google Reader list) or add new subscriptions.  I don’t keep all of my RSS feeds in Google...

posted @ Saturday, January 24, 2009 9:00 PM | Feedback (0)
Windows 7 Beta Upgrade: Outlook 2007 Problems

Other people have commented on stability issues with Word 2007.  I haven’t seen any of those.  But I have noticed issues with Outlook 2007. I probably spend equal time viewing my email on my main desktop (which is now Windows 7 Beta) and my Samsung Epix, which allowed me to find this issue.  There are times (maybe once every day or two) when Outlook 2007 stops being able to download email from my various sources.  Usually, it will give a send and receive error, but at least once, it didn’t indicate any errors, yet wouldn’t download any new email (which I...

posted @ Monday, January 19, 2009 7:52 PM | Feedback (17)
Windows 7 Beta Upgrade: Windows Update Broken

On both machines that I upgraded to Windows 7 Beta, I could not check for updates without getting the error code 0x80072F8F. For some reason, the time service was stopped (even though it was set to Automatic).  Restarting it solved the issue.

posted @ Sunday, January 11, 2009 2:36 PM | Feedback (2)
Windows 7 Beta Upgrade: IIS Debugging Broken

This is a simple one, but during the upgrade, Windows Authentication is disabled, which prevents Visual Studio from being able to launch debugging for web projects. Enable it on the site you are working with, and you are good to go.

posted @ Sunday, January 11, 2009 2:30 PM | Feedback (0)
Upgrade to Windows 7 Beta

So I decided to install the beta of Windows 7 onto my main development machine.  This is arguably a stupid thing to do, but what the hell.  I installed first onto a laptop with something like my main installation (the laptop I used before upgrading to my current machine) and it didn’t die, so I took the plunge. The first thing that surprised me was how long it took.  It took something like 6 hours, with most of the time devoted to ‘migrating current files, programs, blah blah’ or whatever it said. I hate that they got rid of the Quick Launch...

posted @ Saturday, January 10, 2009 7:14 PM | Feedback (0)