Cesar de la Torre

Principal Program Manager at the Azure team.

‘The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect’ error related to MMC.EXE programs and weird cause & simple solution

  I publish this error as its cause was really weird: I was getting an error when trying to start any Management Console related program (mmc.exe based admin tool), like Certificates, Event Viewer, etc. The error was: “The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application...

How to install a Loopback Adapter in Windows 7

It turns out that adding a Loopback adapter in Windows 7 is a little bit tricky, because we have no "Add Hardware" menu icon within Control Panel, anymore. Everything is supposed to be detected by Windows 7. (At least in current Windows 7 RC1). But if we're talking about a "Loopback Netwrok Adapter", it really cannot be detected, as it is a ...

How to create a Bootable DVD (Windows 7 or Windows Vista)

Sometimes you'd want to install Windows from a bootable DVD but you just have all the Windows files... I mean, in my case I've got Windows 7 build 7048 (beta drop, but it does not matter), but I currently don't have its related ISO image. So, if I want to install a plain new Windows 7 from scratch (booting  & installing from a DVD), ...

Windows 7 – Natively Booting from a .VHD file (Virtual PC image)

[Update 15 August 2009 - Tested with Windows 7 RTM final version]  The most important thing to keep in mind is that we currently (prior to Windows 7) cannot natively boot from any kind of .VHD.  Actually, I have just managed to boot from a Windows 7 installed on a new .VHD, and I installed it right from the Windows 7 DVD. ...

Attaching a .VHD (Virtual PC image) using Windows 7 capabilities

Windows 7 has a great and new capability which consists on  the ability to attach a VHD (Virtual PC Hard Disk image) as a  native drive. This way you could see a VHD from Windows 7 like if it were a regular hard drive. It is very useful, many times I want to get some demos or any file from within a VPC. In XP or Vista you ...

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