Microsoft Windows 7 operating system

  • November 16, 2009 16 Nov'09

    Interesting Win7 Issues with Spyware Doctor with Antivirus

    I'm a long-time fan of PC Tool's highly-regarded Spyware Doctor antispyware products, and have run at least one version of this product family on a like number of test and production machines for ...

  • November 09, 2009 09 Nov'09

    Super Windows 7 Mouse/Keyboard Shortcuts

    Whenever Microsoft rolls out a new OS, it's always interesting to see what kinds of shortcuts get eliminated, added, or changed in that process. From my own experience, Windows7 offers plenty of ...

  • October 30, 2009 30 Oct'09

    Slowly but surely, moving to 64-bit Win7

    As far as I can recall, Windows XP was the first Windows version to support 64-bit operation (in fact, according to the 64-bit software timeline in the Wikipedia article "64-bit" the first such ...

  • October 27, 2009 27 Oct'09

    Win7 Auto-detect Doesn't Always Load the Right Drivers

    In switching my test and production PCs over from Vista (or creating dual boot Vista/Win7 or XP-SP3/Win7 setups), I've observed that while Windows 7 does a very good job of identifying most ...

  • October 23, 2009 23 Oct'09

    More Windows 7 Downloads

    Gosh! There's so much hype and hoopla surrounding yesterday's Windows 7 launch that I'm almost disinclined to add to the clutter myself. But hey: a guy's gotta blog, so there's plenty of ...

  • October 22, 2009 22 Oct'09

    Windows 7 launches, offers salvation from Vista

    With Windows 7, IT shops now have a desktop operating system they can look forward to, plus, they gain a handful of administration tools. See more articles related to Windows 7 adoption and migration, application compatibility, and security.

  • October 21, 2009 21 Oct'09

    Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Final Version Released

    In anticipation of the upcoming GA (general availability) day for Windows 7 tomorrow (October 22, 2009) I've been checking in on the Microsoft Download Center regularly to see what's popped up ...

  • October 20, 2009 20 Oct'09

    MDOP for Windows 7 due this month

    Microsoft will follow its Windows 7 launch this week with a new version of its Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) that includes an App-V service pack.

  • October 19, 2009 19 Oct'09

    Other Win7 Shoe Drops on Thursday

    OK, so here it comes. Windows 7 General Availability will occur in just three more days, on Thursday, October 22. I'm starting to see advertisements from HP, Dell, and others that indicate that ...

  • October 09, 2009 09 Oct'09

    As the GA date for Win7 nears, momentum grows, but...

    I've been trolling the various blogs, the download site, and the news lately to keep up as the final pieces fall into place for the long-anticipated general availability date for Windows 7 on ...

  • October 06, 2009 06 Oct'09

    App incompatibilities for Windows 7? No problem

    Your Windows XP applications may not be compatible with Windows 7, but there are ways to make them work.

  • October 05, 2009 05 Oct'09

    Table of Features Exclusive to Win 7 Pro and Ultimate

    All the way back on June 29, Ed Bott at ZDNet compiled a table of features that appear only in Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (and by extension, also in Enterprise as well). Since early ...

  • October 02, 2009 02 Oct'09

    Bott on Upgrading XP to Win7

    One of the big bugaboos of Windows 7 is its inability to directly upgrade systems from XP to Windows 7. Considering that 80% of business users who run Windows are still running Windows XP (source: ...

  • September 25, 2009 25 Sep'09

    Back to the Future with Windows 7 Deployment

    OK, take note: the posting date for this blog is 9/25/2009. Now, take a look at this picture: As I was poking around on TechNet looking for refreshed content related to Windows 7 (whose GA date is ...

  • September 23, 2009 23 Sep'09

    New Beta Release of Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Posts

    In poking around the MS Download Center, I observed that Microsoft posted a new, but still-beta version of the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor (9/17/2009). Having run it on a couple of desktops and ...