Category Archives: Windows

Run Win XP in Virtual Box

Update @ 2013-08-10: It is found that there is no way to register the installed Windows XP. I tried to use the KEY file in the archive inside sources\xpm but that is not valid. It seems that we have to use the Windows Virtual PC. For more info, please refer to the following post.
XP Mode Unauthorized Key


It’s really funny to see how a BIG corporation like MTR recruits employees. The candidate needs to complete a few online tests. And these tests have to been done in a Windows XP machine and only support Internet Explorer. This is how things work in Hong Kong~~

Anyway, i solved the problem by setting up a Windows XP virtual machine by following the article written by Melanie Pinola.
How to Run Windows XP for Free in Windows 8

1. Download the WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe from Microsoft.
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Notepad++ – Explorer Plugin

As i want to develop a Rails application, i would like to have an editor like TextMate which i can use in Windows. It seems that Notepad++ would be a good option but it does not have a project explorer for me to switch the files.

Luckily, there is a Notepad++ plugin called Explorer where you can add the project explorer view.

1. Download it from Notepad++ Explorer Plugin.

2. Extract the archive and put the .dll file into <Notepad++>\plugins folder. Continue reading Notepad++ – Explorer Plugin

Windows 7 – Cannot connect to network drive

Back from Spain! I will summarize my trip a bit later =)

A few days ago, i found that my office computer was getting slower and slower and it always hanged for a while whenever i did any action on the Windows Explorer. So i migrated all the stuff to a new computer and try the Windows 7 Professional which HKU provided. Note that this is not the RC version. =P
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