This is a "3rd party" product that we OEM as part of some of our products.
(Much "core" functionality, not just an added-on library/control.)
We have recently licensed the source, but the installer is using a very old version of InstallShield. (XP-era)
Modifying the installer to work with Windows 10 is another project. I'm just trying to figure out how to upgrade my development laptop, that already has this product installed, from Windows 7 to Windows 10, without getting the corruption I've seen. (Secondarily, knowing this would be useful in case a customer wants to do the same upgrade.)
"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed."
- G.K. Chesterton
I need to create a self-signed certificate and private key on a new installed win7x64 sp1. For this, I installed the Windows SDK and Driver Kit 7.1.0 updated the framework to 4.5. Then, according to the instructions, I need to execute the first command on the command line - "cd C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.1\Bin" then run the second command - "makecert -r -sv C:\WinItProDriverCert\WinitproDrivers.pvk -n CN="Winitpro" C:\WinItProDriverCert\WinItProDrivers.cer" But when I try to run the second command, I get an error :
"" Error: Unable to create file for the subject <' C:\WinItProFriverCert\WinItProFrivers.pvk'"
Error: Can't create the key of the subject <' C:\WinItProFriverCert\WinItProFrivers.pvk'"
Try to open the command prompt as run by an administrator. many of the users do not do that and then get the error on the second stage. As I have also tried this and this helped in the second stage and google support number had helped me a lot with this.
1. Windows search using " *.* AND Kind: Folder " on LocalDisk (of total size 1.81 TB as reported)
2. After search returns all folders (oddly, the above quoted string returns "file" as well), select all in window and right-click "Properties".
3. Wait for tally to finish.
As mentioned not only is "File" tally rolled up but, in any specific file count returnn on any system where files might occupy any percentage of free space (I'd imagine, anyway), the count is way too high.
Since Vista, there's a junction called "C:\Documents and Settings" which points to the "C:\Users" folder. There's a symbolic link from "C:\Users\All Users" to "C:\ProgramData", and one from "C:\Users\Default User" to "C:\Users\Default". There are various others within each user profile. These were added so that programs which used hard-coded paths wouldn't break when the folders were reorganised to make the full paths shorter.
Some applications - possibly including Windows Explorer - don't understand these links, and will list the files from both the original location and the junction.
For example, "C:\ProgramData\test.txt" could be listed as:
"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\test.txt"
With nested junctions, the number of times the same file can be listed will grow dramatically.
"These people looked deep within my soul and assigned me a number based on the order in which I joined." - Homer
I've got an MFC program that I've been developing for, well, since Windows 2000. We heavily leverage threads in this app - multiple background worker threads at a low priority, a rendering thread at a higher (but still below-normal) priority, then the main threads at a regular priority for the app to remain responsive to the user interaction with the GUI.
It's worked great for W2K, WinXP, Vista, 7, and even 8 along with various flavour of each (though I didn't test much in Win 8). Now, with Win10, the GUI and in fact the entire operating system seems to be lethargic when the low priority threads are working - appearing to defeat the purpose of setting thread priorities.
My threading library code hasn't changed, only the OS. And if I take the current build and run it on Win7, it behaves as expected. I've done a cursory review and can't find what's changed in the API to correct this. Did Microsoft change/break basic thread priorities in Windows 10, or am I missing something else?
Double-clicking an image file in Windows (File) Explorer in Windows 10 ... how can I get this to open in a program of my choice? Going through the Settings, either default programs or file associations makes no difference.... I've Googled this and found no solution. Anyone here have one?
i want to format my laptop from windows 10 to ubunto , but i want to format just disk C and keeping all my E disk files , is it possible doing that while changing to ubunto and having access to them there ? and vise versa if i want to go back to windows could i keep some files ...
This is not a question - I just need to get some frustration out. And as a warning to other people about the problem.
I have this utility generating a batch file for setting environment variable values. (The need arises because under the Bamboo build system, any environment setting is lost from one job step to the next; each job step must set the environment variables anew - but this is of minor importance to the problem). PATH and SET commands are written to a file named on the command line - I usually name it setenv.bat - and then executed in every job step.
Only that some users, running this utility on their desktop machines, ended up with crazy environment settings, not at all those that the utility shold have generated. But the debugger showed the correct commands to be written to the file. The .bat file appeared to, in mysterious ways, being modified between being written and being executed on the next command line.
The problem occured on PCs running cmd.exe in the default working directory, that of cmd.exe itself - C:\Windows\System32. (Most users change the CWD of cmd.exe to C:\ or some project directory, but those who rarely use CLI systems may not care to.) Running the utility from any other directory worked fine, but not from C:\Windows\System32. setenv.bat was not written to the directory; it never appeared.
I suspected access right problems, but creating the file caused no error/exception. Maybe the physical file was not accessed (causing the exception) until the file was flushed? So I flushed the file explicitly before closing it. Still no exception.
After closing I checked for File.Exists("C:\Windows\System32\setenv.bat"). True - file exists. I tried to open it: Once again - successful. I could read the correctly written contents. The file was completely absent from C:\Windows\System32\, yet I could create it, write to it, close it, open it again and read C:\Windows\System32\setenv.bat... What the... ???
So I searched the entire file system for the file setenv.bat. The first occurence explained how the crazy, incorrect settings could be made: Some completely unreated job had left a setenv.bat file in a directory on the path. Then there was a second setenv.bat occurence: In C:\Windows\SysWOW64, with a last written time stamp revealing that is was our guy.
I haven't yet sat down to learn the relationhship between System32 and SysWOW64 (but I sure will do now!). Appearently, System32 is interpreted as one core set of files, plus some extra - but the extras depend on who is asking. When a .net application (such as my utilitiy) asks, it gets the core+extras named SysWOW64, and new files are written to the extra part. When Explorer asks, it gets the core + another set of extras which do not overlap the extras of SysWOW64. When cmd.exe asks, in spite of being located in System32, does not get the SysWOW64 extras, but the same extras as Explorer. (Is it not a 32 bit program, in spite of its location?).
A simple workaround is to write to .\setenv.bat rather than setenv.bat. Even though CWD is identical in my utility and in cmd.exe, the .\setenv.bat generated is distinct from the .\setenv.bat executed on the next line. You then get an error message because C:\Windows\System32\setenv.bat, in the cmd.exe understanding, isn't there. But my utility cannot tell you in advance - to it, C:\Windows\System32\setenv.bat IS there!
Sure there are explanations, and frequently good ones. It can make sense to give a 64 bit application a different file than the one you give to a 32 bit application, especially if we talk about executable code. This logic may be the very best for the intended use.
My utility will write the file wherever the user tells it to write - it treats any file name as a plain string and does NOT have a list of directories given special treatment. I have no particular interest in writing to System32 - but if the user asks me to (in the command line parameter), I will do so. If the write fails, I'll report it. If it succeeds (which it does), and the file can be read back by the utility from System32, I would expect that the user's script could also read it back from System32. It can't. That's the frustrating point.
The user doesn't have an expressed wish to write to System32 - that's just were he ends up when starting cmd.exe. So he says: "Place the file here; it will be deleted in a second anyway". He doesn't want to know that he must specify ..\Sysnative to write them to his current working directory, named System32. The other alternative, that the next line in his script runs the file, which was written to System32, from ..\SysWOW64, is not significantly better. The user should not need to be concerned about the utility runing under dotNET! Trying to explain such things to users is not likely to make you a lot of new friends among them...
The end result is that if I want my utility to work (or even to give an error message / error return) for all users, even those running it from special directories, my utility will have to mess with the path, and be aware of all the paths that need to be messed with.
One funny detail I discovered after beginning to understand what happens: Start cmd.exe from \Windows\System32. Start cmd.exe from \Windwos\SysWOW64, and tell it to CD ..\System32. With the two command shells running from the same directory, give both a DIR command. The two directory lists, produced by the same command in the same current directory are neverhteless quite different.
The directory name might fool you to think that \Windows\System32\cmd.exe is a 32 bit program. It is not. It is a 64 bit program, while the one in SysWOW64 is a 32 bit program.
I guess that if we had a 64 bit implementation of dotNet, it would go to the same locations as e.g. Explorer does, so they would see the same set of files. As far as I know, dotNet is a 32 bit implementation (correct me if I am wrong). But I fear that the day we see a 64 bit dotNet, a number of applications will run into problems because the mapping of certain directories will be changed from the 32 bit version.
I suspect that lots of programmers are not aware of the issues this redirecting raises, and would run into the same problem as I did, without knowing why. Maybe the long term solution is to migrate dotNet to 64 bits.
Ok, I wasn't aware of the 64 bit dotNET. Thanks for the correction.
Obviously that isn't the default choice. Or at least was not under Windows7, which still is used on most of our machines.
I will be looking into the possibility of switching to 64-bit dotNet. My gut feeling is that it might require a little more work, for 100+ PCs, than you can accomplish before lunch. And that there may be more than one compatibility/porting issue to be solved.
Still, that is the way to go in the long run.
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