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IE 9 Windows Update Error 9C48

“Error Code 9C48: Windows Update encountered an unknown error.” 

This error occured when trying to install the following update “Windows Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems.

Resolutions:

  • Uninstall IE9, if you already have it installed, and restart the system.
  • Disconnect from the internet. This is important because the installer attempts to download the latest, bad binaries from Windows Update.
  • Let the install finish and then restart system.
  • Reconnect to the internet and check Windows Update.  You should be able to see the Cumulative Update for IE9, instead of IE9 itself.

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Windows Server 8 now officially called Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 8 now officially called Windows Server 2012

Microsoft officially announced that the next version of Windows Server, previously code-named Windows Server “8”, will officially be named Windows Server 2012 — and will be released this calendar year.

 

For more information.

Check here.

Windows Server “8” Beta Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster

Windows Server “8” Beta Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster

Provides a visual reference for understanding key Hyper-V technologies in Windows Server “8” Beta and focuses on Hyper-V Replica, networking, virtual machine mobility (live migration), storage, failover clustering, and scalability.

Previous Poster you can download here.

MDT 2012 RTM Released

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 RTM Released.

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 is the newest version of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, a Solution Accelerator for operating system and application deployment. MDT 2012 supports deployment of Windows 7, Office 2010 and 365, and Windows Server 2008 R2 in addition to deployment of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP.

New features and enhancements make large-scale desktop and server deployments smoother than ever with new features, such as:

  • New support for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Integration with Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset 7 (DaRT) and Security Compliance Manager (SCM)
  • Support for Windows 8 Consumer Preview in a lab environment
  • Support for Windows Server “8” Beta

System requirements

Supported operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86), Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3.

 

You can download HERE.

How to create Windows 8 bootable USB drive.

Here you will learn the step by step process to create Windows 8 bootable USB.

This process is quite easy to follow and anyone handling computers go through it. This process is already tested on the HP Laptop running Windows 7 Home Edition with all updates.

Step 1: Download  and Install Microsoft’s Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

[Microsoft Store Link]

Click on Run to install.

Click next to continue the installation process.

Click Install, to begin the installation.

Click finish, to close the dialog box.

Step 2: Download Windows 8 server or workstation .iso file from Windows Dev Center.

Step 3: Connect the USB flash drive having at least 8GB or greater storage capacity in a USB port on your computer.

Step 4: Launch Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool by clicking the shortcut present on the desktop which was created in Step 1.

Step 5: Choose the Windows 8 .ISO file which we downloaded in Step 2.

Browse the path where you have saved the download file.

Now that the ISO file is selected, click Next

Click on USB device.

If you have not yet attached your USB stick, then plug it to your machine and then click on the refresh button

The plugged in USB drive will be displayed, click on Begin copying

Note : You need a USB device that is at least 8GB.

It will first format the USB drive then it will copy the Windows 8 installation Files. If you have important files on the USB drive copy & paste it to another location.

Click Yes, to start formatting.

It will start formatting.

After formatting it starts copying the installation files.

Finally Windows 8 USB drive become bootable successfully. You can click close button ( X ) to finish the process.

Files required for Windows 8 Beta Installation.

If you want to start the setup, double click on setup.exe and follow the Windows 8 Beta Setup installation wizard

Note: You can use this USB device to boot your laptop or system, but make sure you select USB boot option while booting.

Another method using DISKPART:

Start a command line utility called diskpart.

This can be done directly from start/run or from a command prompt. Comments are between {}.

diskpart {This will start diskpart from a command prompt}

list disk {This will list all available disks in the system}

select disk 2 {This will select your usb disk, if it is called 2 in your system}

clean {This will erase ALL information on the currently selected disk}

create partition primary 

select partition 1  active 

format fs=fat32 

assign 

exit

When you are finished with diskpart, all you need to do is copy all files from your Windows Server 8 Beta installation media to the usb disk.

xcopy e:\*.* /s/e/f g:\ 

{ E: Drive E contains source files of Windows Server 8 Beta and where G: drive letter for USB drive.}

 

Conclusion:

Using above procedure you can prepare Windows Server 2008 / Windows Server 2008 R2 / Windows 7 / Windows 8 Beta bootable USB device.

Welcome to Windows World.

Windows 8 Developer Preview Download Links:

Windows Developer Preview with developer tools English, 64-bit (x64)

DOWNLOAD (4.8 GB)

Windows Developer Preview English, 64-bit (x64)

DOWNLOAD (3.6 GB)

Windows Developer Preview English, 32-bit (x86)

DOWNLOAD (2.8 GB)

System Requirements

Windows Developer Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows Vista and Windows 7:

  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
  • Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch.

Windows 8 Workstation & Server Download Links:

Windows 8 “Workstation”

Windows Server 2012 RC

Windows Server 2012 RC Virtual Hard Disk (Pre-installed VHD)

Note: If you have the Developer preview installed you cannot upgrade. You have to do a clean installation.

For more information:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/home/

Windows Server 2012 Technet Documentation Link:

Windows Server 2012 Install, Deploy and Migrate Documentation

Technet Forums:

Ask your questions and get the expert answers.

1. Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC) General

2. Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC) Setup

3. Windows Server 2012 Beta Essentials General

 

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