Thursday, November 10, 2005

Solving error 0x80070003 in Windows Update / Automatic Updates

I posted a solution to error 0x80070003 on this forum:

Solving error 0x80070003 in WU/AU

Ok, it's in swedish, so here's a translation of the solution steps:

1. Stop the service Automatic Updates
2. Erase everything in the folder C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download
3. Start the service Automatic Updates
4. Run "wuwuclt /detectnow"
5. Wait for all the updates do download again (important, because otherwise you'll get the same error again)
6. Start the installation of the updates as usual

Saturday, November 05, 2005

My very own PasteOff script

PasteOff is a really neat little utility which allows you to quickly save screen shots and stuff to files. Please see the authors page for more info about it.

My personal contribution to PasteOff is a script which automatically opens a Windows Explorer window containing the recently created file.

Just create a cmd file containing the following line:

explorer.exe %1\..

Save in any folder, and tell PasteOff to "Run this program against the saved image". Voila! It opens a window after saving an image using PasteOff.