Sunday, August 31, 2014

Install Kinect for Windows SDK v1.8

Here are the steps I completed to install the Kinect for Windows SDK version 1.8 on a Windows 8.1 x64 box with Visual Studio 2010 already installed.  These steps were adapted from the Kinect for Windows SDK 1.8 System Requirements page at MSDN.

1. Uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 & x64 Redistributable.  KB2728613 provides the following:
MsiExec.exe /passive /X{F0C3E5D1-1ADE-321E-8167-68EF0DE699A5}

MsiExec.exe /passive /X{1D8E6291-B0D5-35EC-8441-6616F567A0F7}
2. Install the DirectX Software Development Kit. At the moment this seems to be the June 2010 version.

3. Update Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 & x64 Redistributable.  I used Windows Update.

5. Install Games for Windows Marketplace Client.  See Stack Overflow "How to install the XNA Game Studio 4.0 in Windows 8?" for the reason why. Install Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0.  (It might be worth checking one of the versions at XNA Game Studio project on Codeplex.

6. Finally, Install KinectSDK v1.8 and Kinect for Windows Developer Toolkit v1.8.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Silent Uninstall of All Java on a Windows Box

Finally figured out a command line method to do a silent uninstall of all Java on a Windows box.  Open a command window as Administrator, then run the following wmic:

wmic product where "name like 'Java %% %%'" call uninstall /nointeractive
That is so much easier than manually uninstalling.