Dreamweaver error after using the Migration Assistant

The Problem: When Dreamweaver is launched, an error window pops up with an “OK” button but no message. pressing “OK” quits the program. this error occurs after using the Migration Assistant when transferring all settings from one Mac to another.

dreamweaver CS3 error on Mac OS X 10.7.2

The Solution: Copy the “configuration” folder from the Dreamweaver application folder on the old computer to the corresponding folder on the new computer.

Open Command Window Here

The Problem: you want to run the command window within a specific directory in windows 7.

Solution: Hold Shift + Right Click

this will enable additional options on the right click menu including the “open command window here” option. below is a picture of the difference when trying this on the desktop.

command window

shift + right click

Please wait while windows configures Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010

The Problem:

Every time that you open a Microsoft Office 2010 application, you receive the following message: “Please wait while windows configures Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010.”

Possible Solutions: (reboot after doing any of these)

  1. Uninstall everything Office related then run this utility
    Windows Installer Cleanup Utility:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301
  2. Problems with uninstall? Go to:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/928218
  3. try running the SubInAcl tool:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=E8BA3E56-D8FE-4A91-93CF-ED6985E3927B&displaylang=en
  4. This may work for some users.
    Start -> Run -> reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\Options /v NoReReg /t REG_DWORD /d
  5. Go to start ->programs -> accessories -> command prompt (Run as Administrator). Use the following command: secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose

With the exclusion of number five I tried all of these to no avail.. after spending 2 hours troubleshooting I decided the best thing to do was to backup and reformat the drive. my suspicion being that there was more at play here then I could see.