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Add XP to Windows Developer Preview

Posted by Allen Howard on October 9, 2011 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

So after a long battle, i finally added XP onto a dual boot with the Windows Developer Preview.  I installed XP after the Developer's Preview.  I ended up having to install easybcd, writing a windows 7 booloader and then making xp the default.  If you need help, let me know on here and i can help you.

Windows developer preview boot from vhd

Posted by Allen Howard on September 20, 2011 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Just like in windows 7, you can boot the developer's preview from a virtual hard drive(VHD).  This is helpful if you don't want to install it on a hard drive, you can use this and be able to access all functions of the OS.  I will put up a tutorial soon.

EDIT: There are many tutorials online already, so i'm not going to make one.  Just do a simple google search and you can find it.

Windows 7 style Start Menu on Windows Developer Preivew

Posted by Allen Howard on September 20, 2011 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

So you can go back to the windows 7 start menu on windows developer preview by changing the value of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RPEnabled to 0.  When this is enabled, it disables all of the metro style apps and start menu.  It is pretty much Windows 7... I haven't seen any differences between the two.  Also, when you have the 7 start menu active, you get a message from microsoft on the desktop saying that you are bound by confidentiality.  Interesting.

Office 2003 on Windows Developer Preview

Posted by Allen Howard on September 16, 2011 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

You can install office 2003 on the Windows Developer Preview.  Go to the computers page for the PDF download.

tags: office, office 2003, Windows Developer Preivew, Windows 8, install office

Windows Developer Preview

Posted by Allen Howard on September 14, 2011 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Microsoft released a pre-beta build of windows 8 for the public to download.  I will be posting documents on how to do things on here(under the comptuers page).

Thanks for voting

Posted by Allen Howard on September 7, 2011 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello, I just want to thank you for voting on What Is Wrong With You.  I did not make it into the top ten, but i was somewhere around the top twenty.  I look forward to your upcoming suppot.  I appriciate it. :D

Microsoft Community Contributor

Posted by Allen Howard on September 4, 2011 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

So early this week, I was surprised to get an email saying that i had won the microsoft community contributor award for my work on the Microsoft Answer Forums.  I got a nice certificate and a subscription for microsoft books on safariebooks for a year.  Thank you for whoever on the forums nominated me.  It really means a lot! :)


Posted by Allen Howard on August 28, 2011 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome to the blog about my writing.  From time to time, i will post certian previews for only members of my website before putting it onto figment.  Thanks for listening.