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Change the Default VS2010 Start Page “Language”

When you first run Visual Studio 2010 (VS2010), it asks you to select a profile (e.g. C#, C++).  This determines the Start Page displayed when VS2010 starts.  Once you pick this, there appears to be no easy way to change your selection (at least none that I’ve found).  To see which start pages are available …

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Integrate the Windows SDK v7.1 with VS2010

Final Solution: I figured it out!  Open your project in VS2010, select the Project menu and choose Properties…, and click the dropdown next to Platform Toolset.  You can select between v100 (VS2010), v90 (VS2008), and Windows7.1SDK.  Select the 7.1 SDK and click OK.  Now you’re all set.  Note that you can use v90 to build apps …

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Howto make MySQL & Entity Framework work with your website when your hosting company does not have Connector/Net installed

I installed MySQL’s Connector/Net v6.2 on my dev machine and used the Entity Framework to query a MySQL server without any problems.  Then I uploaded the same code to my hosting company’s server and I kept getting errors telling me “Unable to find the requested .Net Framework Data Provider”.  In order to make it work, …

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Win7 on JFL92 / PowerNotebook PowerPro P 11:15

After installing Windows 7 x64 on my PowerPro P 11:15, I still had some devices in Device Manager without drivers.  Included in this list were the following: Base System Device Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&SUBSYS_002514C0&REV_12 This is actually a “Ricoh SD/MMC Host Controller” Solution: Installed setup.exe from \08.CardReader\3.51.01(WHQL).zip Base System Device Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&SUBSYS_002514C0&REV_12 This is actually …

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Equivalent Notebook Models

PowerPro P 11:15 Compal JFL92 Similar to Sager NP2090/COMPAL IFL90/PowerPro J 10:15 — these are all the same model and are lower-end than the NP2092 According to Sager, the NP2090, NP2092, FL90, and JFL92 all use the same drivers Resellers:

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