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    Thumbs up Few windows 7 tips

    My main XP machine died last night so I've spent a few hours installing and configuring Windows 7. Thought I would write down a few things for future reference.

    Installing the Exchange 2003 management tools
    These don't work normally in windows 7, but there is a nice hack here:
    Windows 7 RC1 Exchange Admin and RSAT - Page 2 - Windows 7 Forums

    Transfering Firefox favorites and user/passwords
    Copy from C:\Windows.old\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxxxx.default\

    bookmarks.html
    key3.db
    signons.sqlite
    signons3.txt


    to

    C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\ Profiles\xxxxxx.default

    http://howtoeasy.blogspot.com/2009/0...word-file.html

    Making MSN messenger minimize to the system tray
    Right click on C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe and set compatibility mode to "Vista". It should now minimize to the tray fine.
    Use the mess.be patch here to get rid of the adds MessPatch Light: quick.basic.universal

    Turn off UAC
    Disable User Account Control (UAC) the Easy Way on Win 7 or Vista :: the How-To Geek

    Hopefully this might be helpfull to some people. Now the fun really starts transfering my mysql databases!!

    Installing PHP on IIS 7

    What a nightmare, thats 3hrs of my life wasted!!

    Well finally got it going. Basically do it manually by downloading the zip file because the installer does not work on windows 7. Make sure you create a new "add script" handler mapping for php using the php5isapi. FastCGI seems to have a lot of problems for some reason and I never found a solution. Also make sure the php path is in your environment variables and php.ini is in c:\windows as well as c:\php

    MySQL should install fine with the installer but it does copy stuff to program data which confused me for a while when transfering raw databases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ittech
    ...FastCGI seems to have a lot of problems for some reason and I never found a solution. Also make sure the php path is in your environment variables and php.ini is in c:\windows as well as c:\php

    My solution was to use Xampp - I do appreciate it depends what you want it for on a desktop PC but I don't seem to have any issues with my php environment, or MySQL, under Windows 7.

    That said, I'm just buggering about with mine - experimenting with Joomla, that sort of stuff - so for me it does the job but I guess it could be different if you're coding in a serious way.

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