Wednesday, December 28, 2011

MySQL Error Nr 1045: Access denied ... (using password: YES)

If you opt to reinstall MySQL, the following error is probably what you'll find upon reinstalling and finishing the MySQL Instance Config Wizard:

The solution is to not only uninstall MySQL, but also remove (a) the directory where it is installed, and (b) the directory where it keeps its settings. On Windows 7, the latter can be found at C:\ProgramData\MySQL, or C:\Users\All Users\MySQL which is the same thing. Once these are removed, proceed to reinstall MySQL, doing a detailed configuration (from the MySQL Instance Config Wizard) to reset the root password. If you miss any of these steps, you might need to uninstall and reinstall again.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Search using Google, or Google

When installing the Google Chrome browser, you are asked to choose which search engine you want to use directly from the browser. This might seem to allow fair competition, although there is obviously no mention of Bing. What I found funny, though, is that two out of four choices are Google.