Windows Update – Service not running or Windows System apps appear as from unknown publisher

There are two symptoms to the same problem in Microsoft Windows: Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer When you Run As Administrator mmc.exe, notepad.exe, regedit.exe and any other program, you get — Do you want to allow the following program from […]

Disappearing folder – bug in Windows 7

In process of testing one of our automation software I hit interesting Windows 7 bug. First I found it in our software, and right away tested this scenario on Windows 7, and bug was there. The bug. Create folder on the Desktop. New folder appears and cursor blinks allowing to change the name for the […]

RegCopyTree fails with Access denied error (5) on Windows 7

MSDN documentation for RegCopyTree states that ‘The calling process must have KEY_CREATE_SUB_KEY access to the destination key’, however call fails on some keys with Access denied error (5) on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. Changing desired access rights to KEY_ALL_ACCESS solves the problem. Currently I do not know why, but it works in my case.