Manual Changes required when Restoring a Database to another WordPress Installation

For testing purposes, I restored the WordPress database of this blog to my development WordPress instance. When I tried to open the login page, the browser told me it was not able to establish a connection to the server at localhost (WordPress dev instance is running on localhost). Looking at …

“Error establishing a database connection” when installing WordPress on Windows 10 using WampServer

When I noticed some (not successful) hacking attempts on this blog, I tried to install WordPress locally on a Windows 10 machine (and finally did). wpbeginner, like usually, offers a nice tutorial about how to install it including all other required applications (Web server, database, PHP runtime). Following this tutorial, …

Installation Issue with Windows 7, Intel RAID Storage Controller and Advanced Format Disk

I had to re-install Windows 7 on one of my machines. It’s important to note that I had to re-install it, means, I had Windows 7 already running on that box. The installation started as expected, created the partition, copied the files, started to setup the system. And when it …

Extract Files From .msi

Usually it is possible to use your favorite compression utility to treat a Microsoft Installer Package (MSI) like it is a normal archive. Though, sometimes this does not work. In this case one can use the Windows Installer Tool (msiexec.exe) to extract the files from the MSI package. The tool …