Microsoft Windows 7 operating system

  • September 21, 2009 21 Sep'09

    Special Deal: $30 Windows 7 for Students

    "Back to school" just got some added impetus from Microsoft: for a limited time, students at accredited institutions of higher learning (college or university) can purchase one full-blown copy of ...

  • September 16, 2009 16 Sep'09

    Check Out Ed Bott's Windows 7 Upgrade Survival Guide

    Long-time Windows guru Ed Bott blogs for ZDNet, and his postings are often sources of great information, tips, and tricks for that OS. His 9/14/09 posting "The Windows 7 upgrade survival guide" is ...

  • September 14, 2009 14 Sep'09

    Windows 7 Confirms Mobo Issue, at Long Last

    If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you already know I've been struggling with strange and unstable behavior on my primary production PC for over a year now, both under Windows ...

  • September 14, 2009 14 Sep'09

    Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2009 R2 adds Windows 7 support

    If you plan to upgrade to Windows 7 soon, you may want to download Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2009 R2, due out in late October.

  • September 08, 2009 08 Sep'09

    Insight into the Windows 7 "Device Experience"

    One interesting change in interface and behavior in Windows 7 is the addition of the Devices and Printers option in the Start menu (depicted below). This new facility not only shows you the devices ...

  • September 07, 2009 07 Sep'09

    First look at Windows 7 Starter

    I just bought my wife an ultra-barebones mini-ITX PC from my old buddies at Logic Supply. I outfitted this box and its MSI MS-7265 Core 2 Duo mobo with a Core 2 Duo T2300 processor and also ...

  • September 04, 2009 04 Sep'09

    Hmmm...This is an interesting Win7 situation

    Those who've been reading this blog for any length of time know I've been fighting with a balky, or perhaps blighted, production PC for some time now. I upgraded this machine to Windows 7 in early ...

  • August 27, 2009 27 Aug'09

    Why doesn't Windows 7 post a reliability index any more?

    Take a look at the Reliability Monitor output for my production PC, which has been running Windows 7 since my birthday on August 8. In addition to showing why I've got a new motherboard waiting for ...

  • August 27, 2009 27 Aug'09

    Interesting antics with Windows 7 printer access

    Part of what I've been learning lately as I slowly but surely upgrade all of my PCs to Windows 7 has been about the dynamics of working with networking/LAN resource access. Although my ...

  • August 27, 2009 27 Aug'09

    Has Microsoft corrected Vista annoyances in Windows 7?

    A handful of experts puts Windows 7 through its paces to see if it finally exorcises the demons of Vista. They discuss what is remedied in the new operating system.

  • August 24, 2009 24 Aug'09

    First casualty of Windows 7: HP LaserJet 4M PS 600dpi Printer

    Back in 1994, I traded a copy of NetWare 4 50-user with a reseller for a brand-new HP LaserJet 4M 600-dpi PostScript model. It's stuck with me through two versions of Windows NT (3.51 and 4.0), ...

  • August 19, 2009 19 Aug'09

    OK, this time's for real: Vista to Win7 Ultimate Upgrade

    At about 10 this morning, I started working on the upgrade from Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate. As always, my efforts began with an image backup, so that in case anything went wrong, ...

  • August 14, 2009 14 Aug'09

    Windows 7 Integrates Repair Console

    Starting with Windows XP, but especially in Windows Vista, I learned to appreciate the Windows Repair Console. This utility made itself available through the Windows install media, and could be ...

  • August 12, 2009 12 Aug'09

    First Windows 7 Snag Rears Its Head, But Not Too Ugly

    Having upgraded my primary production machine to Windows 7 over the weekend (see my recent ViztaView blog for those details) I'm now really settling in with the new OS and learning to live with it ...

  • August 10, 2009 10 Aug'09

    TechNet on Windows 7 Upgrade and Migration

    I stumbled across an interesting TechNet Step-by-Step piece this morning as I started researching the Vista to Windows 7 migration subject. I just upgraded two machines over the weekend, in the ...