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April 2008 - Posts

Microsoft, Your Digital Life Style Video...

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[via Patrick S]

Saw this when I was attending TechReady 6...

 Your Digital Life Style...

Video: Your Digital Lifestyle

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CommunityServer 2008 is available...

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per Rob Harward's blog last week, CommunityServer 2008 is now available for download.

although my personal blog site only used the blog features for 3 blogs, I'll still consider upgrading to this version and try out the new features...

need to squeeze some of my weekends for this upgrade and re-customize my sites...

To change Windows Explorer default opening folder...

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This should bother lots of people, or, at least bothered me all the time. Just a small tweak and your computing environment will be better.

In Vista / Win2k8 Windows Explorer, the default opening folder is always user\documents, which for geeks most of the time were not a default starting point. how to change the default folder??

found the tweak at here and also making a reference in this post.

Create a shortcut (or modify the current windows explorer shortcut) and add one of the commands below to the TARGET box in the properties box of the shortcut.

Configure Windows Explorer

My Computer" highlighted in left side with all drives visible but not expanded and C: highlighted in right side:
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,/select,c:

Desktop highlighted and nothing expanded:
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,/n,/select,/root,c:

All drives visible and the system drive highlighted and expanded in full
screen: %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,/select

All drives visible and the system drive expanded in small screen:
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,/select,%systemroot%

Only Windows Directory visible highlighted and expanded:
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,/root,%systemroot%

All drives visible but only C: highlighted and expanded:
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,c:

Nothing expanded and My Computer highlighted in right side:
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n,/e,/select,

Opens the Windows folder as a folder: %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe %systemroot%

Opens as "My Computer": %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe %systemroot%,

This opens the Desktop folder with "My Computer" highlighted:
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe %systemroot%,/select,

"Desktop" highlighted in the left side and no drives visible:
%systemroot%\explorer.exe /e,/root,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D},/select

"My Computer" highlighted in left side and all drives visible but none expanded:
%systemroot%\explorer.exe /e,/root,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

"Desktop" in left side highlighted and "My Computer" highlighted in right side and no drives visible: %systemroot%\explorer.exe /e,/select,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D

by the way I just simply want a %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,d: ...


ASUS P5K-E MB, BIOS 1004 caused server blue screen...

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for testing hyper-v and windows hpc server 2008, I just bought a new server with:

this should allow me to run about 8 concurrent hyper-v vm without big problems and with acceptable speed, I guess... (for overcoming the disk bottleneck, got 4 physical disks to run 2 vm per disk).

Assembled the whole thing at last Sat. running well at Sunday and I upgraded the bios to version 1004  since the out-of-factory bios version 0906 didn't recognize Q9450 CPU. and on Monday, when starting running vm concurrently, blue screen occured.

on the first blue screen the message was "PFN_LIST_CURRUPT", by referencing the KB, thought it should be the memory problem, so I just shuffled the orders of those 4 RAMs and still got blue screen of every combinations. but when putting each one RAM only, the test was without problems. by the way how I test for the blue screen is to copy a big file from C drive (I got 4 disks with 8 logical drives, and I just made a win2k8 full sysprep-ed vhd file which is around 8gb) concurrently to D: , E: , F: , G:, H:, I:, J: drives. this always cause blue screen with various error messages (Page fault error, PFN_LIST_CURRUPT, etc) .

the last way to do was to upgrade to the latest "testing version" of ASUS P5K-E bois, version 1006, and after upgraded, the blue screen just vanished!! as the ASUS site didn't write any descriptions about this update, I don't know what was patched on this version. only knew that my server now gets stable for me to run a steady testing environment...