Mysterious Double Instance Hampering Performance - I study the existing code base. Confer with a colleague. Then I determine the optimal plan to change the functionality to load only a slice of all the dat...
Windows 7 Pain
Turns out we cannot write keys to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. Leave it to Microsoft to break this feature that used to work. There is some new Windows 7 beast called the UAC. If we could turn this feature off, maybe we would be cool. But we do not manage the system settings for our customer.
One of our lead developers put together a hack to use HKEY_CURRENT_USER instead. However that leads to some other headaches. A hack is a hack after all. This might be what we roll out with. There is a short schedule to ship Windows 7 compliant software.
I remember when I first tried to port some of my own tools to Windows 7. Had the same problem. Could not write to the registry. Oh well.