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Upgrading Live Mesh to Live Sync on Vista – workarounds.

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We saw the following error messages when trying to get Live Sync working under a Vista laptop.

If you are unable to install Live Sync because it says Live Mesh is installed for other users on the computer.


Login to as many of the other accounts as you can, and uninstall Live Mesh.

If there are accounts you can’t access, or it’s been removed and still not being recognized, you may have to manually run the installer to repair or uninstall Mesh. Note that this exercise was fruitless under our Vista install due to being unable to run with elevated permissions.

You may also have to remove registry keys manually. See this article and work through the steps:

Type Regedit and hit Enter (if you are on Vista you will need to agree to a UAC prompt)
In the Registry Editor remove the following Registry entries:



NOTE:  <YOURSID> value will be unique to you.

You should do this for each SID you see in the UserData hive. Take care as this may botch things up for the other accounts. In our case it wasn’t an issue as they were non-active accounts.

Live Sync has an error on login: “Sorry, Windows Live Sync isn’t accepting new users right now. please check back later.”


  • Go to Start > Control Panel > Programs.
  • Find Windows Live Sync if it’s in the list of installed programs and uninstall it.
  • Uninstall/repair Windows Live Essentials, and remove Live Mesh if it’s showing as installed.
  • Download the Windows Live Essentials 2011 installer, and install Live Mesh/Live Sync.

After these steps, Live Sync was able to startup and login to LIVE successfully. This also added the device to the Sync Devices which you can confirm via the LIVE website (LIVE icon > Devices).

Hope this helps!

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November 13th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Turning a Physical Machine into a Virtual Machine

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This morning my work laptop died a horrible and painful death. Suffice it to say that burning smell was not the smell of bacon on the pan but rather my poor work laptop melting internally.

Luckily, I was able to pull out the hard drive and plug it in elsewhere to ensure that I hadn’t lost any hard drive data. What little fortune I had today was in discovering that the hard disk itself was fine.

This left me with a dead computer, a good hard drive, and no way to run the drive.

CaptureEnter P2V. Using WinImage or any other tool that can convert a drive into a .VHD file, I managed to create an image of my notebook’s drive into a standard VHD.

At this point you may have read about HAL issues when using the VHD, blue screens and other horrific stuff. I was able to ignore all of these issues simply by creating a virtual machine in VirtualBox (not VMWare, Virtual Server or Hyper-V). VirtualBox now supports VHDs, so it’s simply a matter of creating a new VM, and using your VHD as an existing drive.

I was able to boot up without problems, and Windows 7 in the VM automatically downloaded all the new drivers I needed (such as the VM audio card, network card, etc.). Installing virtual additions also works. It doesn’t get any easier than that!

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November 11th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

Outlook 2010 TP does not work with Mobile Device Center

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… apparently they didn’t think it was important for the Technical Preview to be able to sync things with mobile devices anymore… nice one.

I’m presented with this lovely pop-up:


Not very Enterprise-ready now, is it, guys?

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July 18th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

Chinese New Year celebrations in London 2009

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They decided to change the format of the annual CNY celebrations this year, I think it turned out for the worse. Chinatown was literally blocked up with people, and old people were pushing us quite ferociously—it was quite a trauma, tbh.

The fireworks used to go off in Leicester Square every few hours, and the police would control the number of people in the area. This year, they decided to do only one show of fireworks, right before the end at 6pm.

The Dragon dancing through Chinatown had babies and we ended up seeing 3 or 4 different dragons, each causing a human traffic jam… pretty well planned guys.


Pure quality shot.

Mad mafia boss protection.

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February 1st, 2009 at 8:55 pm

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The Genius

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Poet, wrestler, manager, a true renaissance man in his bloom.

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January 20th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

Back to basics…

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Welp, that was fun. I guess it’s time to use this thing again.

Now that WordPress has a decent CAPTCHA facility for comments, maybe I’ll stop getting blasted with Viagra ads by robots—we’ll see… it’s a new year, full of incredible possibilities…

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January 14th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

Woe is me.

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Hi guys, this site is not going to be updated anymore, for now. I have opted to use Windows Live Spaces instead. Why? To be honest, I don’t have time/any desire to maintain WordPress anymore. Lazy as fuck, I know, I know.

So long csoft blog, and thanks for all the phish(ing).

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April 4th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

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dadadodo for lulz and profit

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Ok, so I reckon my first attempt at dissociation wasn’t so great. Recently, I compiled all my IRC logs from 2004 to current, and ran it through for some better results (having pored through the other 99.9% utter mumbo-jumbo it generates).

Three hundred odd megabytes of IRC banter…

-rw-r–r– 1 art art 332202514 2008-02-20 23:50 irc.log.2004.2008

… which is a mere 6.74 million lines …

6747292 lines

… process wildly for about an hour at gas mark 6 …

real    62m19.124s
user    10m46.532s
sys     0m9.589s

And out come a few tasty treats:

Buy a gay Gangsta / The ass down; dead sexy G / arfer gotta reboot computer / Well you don’t have a beard! / Lisa is not too, unstoned / im jackie chan takeover never even if u want / Aftermath, prevention.  Full paychecks Fraggle. / Cnn, was real sickening robcool. / hehe stupid cockos stupid calculus? / Elm: what he came to finish your asscrack / A Leetle HAHHHHHHSSSHHH! / digit null: has attained level in stupid / more in theory of my fire slowing the connection / I can shoot it fack / Its fuckin gets your fuckin nick now / Next level Next year Robcool.  Badapbapbapbap / …

Kinda bit depressed; unwanted

… / And all go once and bait, etc, clarkee. / stripey fuq all of idlerpg. / Unf Unf unf unf centry tastes arf clean it appears / Though.  Fighting kobi: pescado namssa. Crazy, weepy tooof; / die, jimmy. / ubuntu linux is now online stuff / Fncypntz: hotboxing the face (off signoff Vision and: a bowl accidental / the Worst thing is Seafood its a: depressed Robcool. / Bobsaget, the Council isn’t gay. / Might be about a south america asia jerk striphy / arf; damns i m fakeidler. / long Faggot taking picz unstoned unstoned imvfpisssed unstoned just communicate with you do my vibrator hookup. / Baub you’re tainted authority / i would be satisfied!  Fncypntz. / Yeah good luck to verruca / Rofl plus extras / I have to the bottom of the lunch time you can carry around with your cock in day making snickers / Look like having arf call you biatches has ill give; / I don’t support arfyarf: bbiaf / got in Iraq, Us the Connection reset by peer, Voltron got it rst / Those hot like a Differential equation / Deuce. / Three words you fixed zombie / Heheh pescado es bueno hay mucho Infamous / This world is first. / Tuck Tuck was like fuck / Ok enough of lies. / Well lookie IMPOTEEEENNNNCEEEE arfyarf. / penis join join to somewhere But I dont I suppose the americans smegma Rampage / Superfriends is you / But it’s crack house once i have corn flakes / there is arfer: ban him / Fag?  Werent lyin tumble.  Jimmy he could find anyone Want me / Bsd is now known as bloated / Lol meiso its tea joint lush and you enjoyed use Maxells flame flame, again did! / Gonna go for this brand of english men / It’s offical reunification was for valentines?  Whooo wouldnt smoke man! / tomorrow most of that be something Robcool; grapenuts; gooses. / Apmannen (reaches next level next level aznsensation)! / hahaha arf it’s arf so it sucked, apparently / Gay arf: arf. / Get laid tonight.  Oh my account. / So many many girls mad glad to the answer (these dried saliva produced stripey). / Aye man, this that was kicked from vagina?  Haha / girlies are into to stripey. / The level procrastinator, is supposed to tear down arf / …

I’m beginning to learn a few things more about my Sparc based on these scientific findings. I do believe he’s a raging homosexual, and a drug addict. Fascinating.

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March 1st, 2008 at 12:26 am

Some peace and quiet

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It’s nice to get along with your neighbours. Yesterday I spent 2 hours listening to one of ours–again. He is a 3-time ex-convict, recovering crack addict, formerly homeless, used-to-be-gangsta, etc.. Ever met those types of people who just have to talk loudly, no matter what? How about those types that can’t stop spitting little bits of saliva when they speak? Nice one. Mad nice to meet you.

This guy has lately become so paranoid that he’s convinced that a neighbour nearby is actually a prison guard, and that everyone in our neighbourhood is conspiring against him.

He’s “caught” our neighbours talking to each other–obviously about him, what else could they possibly be talking about? The other day, he realized that they had trained all their cats and dogs to shit and piss on his garden. Also, apparently they wait for him to clean his garden, then throw junk into his lot.

They have also used pre-emptive strikes to “mess up” 5 chances he had with women (all of whom he seemed convinced he would marry). They also know when he is doing his Islamic verses and prayers (he’s trying to convert into the faith), and deliberately make things “unclean” for him, breaking in and touching his Koran, and so forth.

Also, the neighbours listen to his phone conversations, plan when he’s out to burgularise his flat up, and don his hoodie and track pants. He caught someone wearing his track suit once, yelled and threatened them until they ran off. When he got back home, he discovered that his place had been apparently entered into, and it seemed as if the clothes were put back hastily. No joke.

From what I know, our neighbours seem to be mostly families. This guy is a single thirtysomething spazz who can’t hold an honest job down for the life of him. Makes sense that they’d be mad envious and want to mess him up.

… did I mention he consistently reeks of burger grease smell?

Pure “I C, I C… /me nods head and looks at his watch repeatedly.” Woe is me, for I can’t be rid of dickheads.

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February 26th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

some cut up theory

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Some intriguing outputs from dadadodo and various online bits of text. Can you guess the source/theme for any of these output sets? Lulz.

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January 19th, 2008 at 6:08 am

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