Showing posts with label WIndows. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WIndows. Show all posts

Monday, February 3, 2020

When you Reset Windows, Microsoft saves a list of all of the applications removed

The Windows 1909 (November 2019) Windows 10 update didn't like one of my laptops at all. After trying multiple times to upgrade to it, I finally gave up and decided to take the route of choosing "Reset Windows" and keeping all of my data. That worked on the first try, so I was already happy about that. Then I noticed an HTML file on my desktop named "Removed Apps". I opened it, and much to my surprise, it listed ALL of the apps that were deleted by the reset. Happily, I still had all of them in my Downloads folder, so I can easily re-install them. This was a happy surprise, since I was certain that the reinstall part (and figuring out everything that needed to be installed) would be the worst part of the process.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Installing ITIC and TDI on Windows Server 2012

Both of these tools use the ZeroG InstallAnywhere installer, which doesn't completely get along with Windows Server 2012. Luckily, there's an easy fix within Windows. You need to set the "Compatibility mode" to run with compatibility for "Windows 7". You need to perform this procedure on the setup.exe file for ITIC (under Install\ITIC wherever you've extracted the install images) and the install_tdiv71_win_x86_64.exe file in the TDI installer directory.

On each file, right click and select Properties.

Then on the Compatibility tab, click the "Change settings for all users" button at the bottom.

In the "Compatibility mode" section, select "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" checkbox.

Select "Windows 7" from the drop down list.

Click OK, then OK again.

And now you're ready to install

UPDATE: You do also need to ensure that the java executable is in your path. If not, it will fail when trying to create the Java Virtual Machine.

UPDATE 2: And it MUST be the Java 1.7 executable in your path. 1.8 will fail.