Technology Insights

Windows Updates Leftover Files: filterpipelineprintproc.dll, msxpsdrv.cat, mxspsinc.ppd, xpssvcs.dll, etc.

Recently when running some Microsoft updates on my Windows XP laptop, including a .xNET framework update, I noticed a couple odd looking folders located in the top of the C: directory afterwards. The .NET framework had various issues during install including actual fails a couple times. I didn’t notice the odd looking folders until a week or so after running the upgrades or updates but at first I wasn’t exactly sure what to do with them.

After a bit of research it looks like the files were supposed to be cleaned up by the update process however they were not cleared out and deleted probably because of the fact that there were issues. Below is a list of some of the directories and files that were leftover after running the update process.

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Technology Insights

Install Screenshot and Snipit Tool on Windows XP

A friend of mine showed me the Snipit tool on Windows Vista and I really wanted something similar on Windows XP however I was having a hard time locating one by searching for Snipit. After awhile I was able to find a couple of different options to try out on download.com. The two I ended up trying were ScreenHunter and ScreenPrint32 v3 on my Windows XP laptop. After testing both of these I would suggest using ScreenPrint32 v3 instead of ScreenHunter. It appeared to me that while both options were free ScreenHunter Free was an attempt to get you to purchase ScreenHunter Pro. ScreenHunter is also one of those applications that when you install it they attempt to install some shady toolbar in the process. So below I explain the download, install, and configuration of ScreenPrint32 v3 on Windows XP.

  1. Download ScreenPrint32 v3: First download the Screen Print & Capture file from download.com here.
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Technology Errors

WordPress HighSlide Plugin Error: ‘hs’ is undefined

When integrating Highslide with your WordPress blog there are numerous additions that need to be made outside of actually installing the plugin. First you need to make sure that you have the highslide.css file located in the /wp-content/plugins/highslide/ directory. After that you need to make sure that you add the code listed below to the footer.php file of your blogs theme.

After doing all of this my site was extremelly slow to load. It was taking over a minute to actually load any page that had thumbnails on it. After some debugging I finally noticed a Highslide JavaScript error which is below.

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  1. 'hs' is undefined
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