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Recover photos from a corrupted SD card

Back from my leave, I was in despair when I discovered my photo SD memory card was corrupted. The only suggestion I had when plugging it to my Windows 7 desktop was: Would you like to format it?

I found this interesting free tool and would like to share it with you! It saved my holiday memories! It recovers photo files from any unreadable SD memory card (PhotoRec 6.13) and even from another storage. I have not used the TestDisk tool associated to it in the download but it may be useful for other recovery cases too!

TestDisk & PhotoRec 6.13 (15 November 2011), Data Recovery

Download it from: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Download 

Here you have a Step-by-step guide to use the tool: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec_Step_By_Step

If it helps you too, share it!… and donate on CG’s website 😉 !

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Posted by on November 20, 2011 in Personal

 

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Installing Office 2007 or 2010 keeps failing with error 2203 (Windows 7)

I was recurrently getting the following error when installing Office 2007 or 2010 on Windows 7:

Error 2203. An Internal Error has occurred. (C:WindowsInstaller******.ipi – 2147287035 ) Contact Microsoft Product Support Services (PSS) for assistance. For information about how to contact PSS, see C:usersmy_userAppDataLocalTempSetup00000420PSS10R.CHM

(The .ipi file being everytime different)

Looking for a solution, I first found this link which suggested to restart Windows Installer service, and give Full Control permission to “Everyone” on %TEMP% folder.

Unfortunately for me, this never happen to solve my issue.

I finally thought about Windows Clean Boot: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135 .

Here follow the steps I used to install correctly Office:

1. Click Start and type "msconfig.exe" in the Start Search box. Press Enter.

2. On the General tab, choose Selective Startup and clear the "Load Startup Items" check box.

3. In the "Services" tab, check "Hide all Microsoft Services" and click disable all.

4. In the "Startup" tab, click "Disable all".

5. Click OK.

6. Restart the computer and try to install Office again. The installation should execute perfectly.

7. After the installation, go back to msconfig.exe and select “Normal startup”. This should also bring back all previous configurations in “Services” and “Startup” tabs.

 
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Posted by on August 1, 2011 in Windows 7

 

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Windows 7 upgrade paths

In case you are wondering the upgrade possibilities of your Windows 7 installation, please have a look to Microsoft Website on page http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd772579(WS.10).aspx.

Here is an extract that could be helpful:

· Windows Anytime Upgrade Path:

From Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade to Windows 7
Home Basic Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate
Home Premium Professional, Ultimate
Professional Ultimate
Starter Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate

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Note that upgrading to Enterprise version is not covered.

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2011 in Windows 7

 

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