Friday, April 25, 2008

ATT Tilt - Remote Desktop - Windows Mobile 6 - Download

Even though the Windows Mobile Help shows how to launch and use Remote Desktop, I discovered that it was not installed on my phone. I have an ATT Tilt (HTC-8900) with Windows Mobile 6 Professional. After extensive Google searches I found that this is a common problem and eventually found the solution. A file available for download from PDAPhone.com did the trick. Since 'finster869' was kind enough to post the file, I thought it would be good to give it another link to make it easier for people to find.

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

TurboTax - .NET troubles - Aaron Stebner

For several months I've had errors in Windows Update whenever it tried to install patches or updates to Microsoft.NET. Since all my programs were running fine, I ignored the errors and went on with my work. Yesterday, I tried to install and update Intuit TurboTax 2007 and it failed to open due to a problem with (wait for it)...... Microsoft.NET. I tried following the instruction on the Intuit site but that didn't do it for me. After some web searching and reading and a couple of failed attempts to install various versions of .NET, I determined that the best approach was a clean start. I decided to remove all versions of .NET, rename the Windows folder for .NET and install the earliest rollup version of .NET; version 1.1. This still didn't do the trick after several variations and reboots. Finally I found a tool that removes all traces of all versions of .NET on a blog site by Aaron Stebner and here's what worked:1. use control panel > add/remove to remove all .net programs2. reboot3....

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