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May 2013

SQL 2008 R2 Installation Issue “Insert Installation Media”

Recently I was installing SQL 2008 R2 Express for a client and had a weird issue with an error.

When trying to do a “New Installation” it would ask for the SQL 2008 installation media.

But I just downloaded the .exe file and ran it surely it doesn’t want a cd as well?

It seems it has some issues when opening the .exe file and cannot read all of the contents but this is easily solved if you know what you need to do.

Download the lastest copy of 7 Zip (http://www.7-zip.org/) and install

Create a new folder under c:\ called “SQL Media”

Right click on your original .exe SQL installer and select 7zip extract to.. and then select the new folder you made above.

Now run the installer again and when asked for the media select the folder above which has a folder in it called “SQL Install Files”, it should now install correctly.

I have used this multiple times and always solves the issue should it occur.

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HP Spectre XT Ubuntu 13.04 Upgrade loses wireless

I am currently running Ubuntu 13.04 on my I7 Hp Spectre Xt ultra book (which is a sweet rig FYI).

 

I was running Ubuntu 12 before with zero issues but when upgrading to Ubuntu 13 the wireless suddenly stopped working.

 

There are quite a few people with similar issues relating to the additional 3rd party drivers which get blocked when you upgrade (Check here first if you are having issues).

 

This however was not my issue, After stumbling around the internet for a few days I found someone who reset the Bios which resolved the issue, I over looked this earlier as I had not adjusted the Bios in any way so it would seem odd that this causes a wireless issue after an OS update.

 

However, this was the cause of my problem! I reset the Bios back to factory defaults (which I am sure they were anyway having not played with them on this laptop) and rebooted.

 

Suddenly the wireless started working straight away which solved my issue (have been running it for a few weeks since with no issues).

 

So if you are having issues with Ubuntu 13.04 after upgrading from Ubuntu 12 (or not upgrading even) I suggest you try resetting the Bios as a fix for this issue.

Office 2013 || Office 365: We’re sorry we had a problem installation your office products || C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\clientX64\integratedOffice.exe

If you are having issues installing Office 2013 or Office 365 versions of Microsoft Office here is the best way to resolve the issue as they are both related.

 

Remove all folders under C:\Program Files\ That relate to Microsoft Office or Microsoft Office 15.

 

Then run this Microsoft Fixit to resolve the issue http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9815935

 

Reboot your machine and try again, the issue should now be resolved.

 

This is related to the click to run office application that comes pre-installed on a lot of machines, In my case this had already been uninstalled correctly but was still causing an issue until I ran the above.

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