Microsoft Windows 7 operating system

  • October 19, 2011 19 Oct'11

    Win7, XP Reach Crossover Point

    At the end of last week, global operating system share as reported by StatCounter for Windows 7 and Windows XP reached the crossover point. What this means is that on or about October 14, market ...

  • September 22, 2011 22 Sep'11

    Noodling on Windows 7 Footprint Reduction for SSD Migration

    I'm in the process of switching all my production notebook PCs over from conventional hard disks to SSDs, thanks to a recent sale at Newegg that put the latest 120 GB OCZ Agility 3 units (SATA 2/3, ...

  • September 16, 2011 16 Sep'11

    Combatting Notebook Windows 7 Video Driver Woes

    OK, I admit it: I'm dangerous when bored. Earlier this week, I was stuck in an all-day conference where I started to lose both interest and focus. As is sometimes my wont when that happens, I fired ...

  • September 13, 2011 13 Sep'11

    Microsoft pre-release of Windows 8 now open to scrutiny

    Many IT shops are just installing Windows 7, but like it or not, it's time to start talking about Windows 8. This OS lets many apps work across a wide range of end-user devices.

  • September 10, 2011 10 Sep'11

    Interesting Windows 7 Driver Signing Issue

    Apexwm is an active but anonymous IT professional who posts all over UK forums, and who also blogs prolifically for ZDNet in the UK. He recently posted a fascinating item entitled "Windows 7 driver ...

  • September 05, 2011 05 Sep'11

    Best Windows 7 System Drive Space-Saving Techniques

    In the past couple of weeks, I've gone through some systematic exercises to reduce the disk space consumed on my Windows 7 system/boot drives, especially on notebook/laptop systems where disk space ...

  • August 29, 2011 29 Aug'11

    Great Win7 Deployment Resources: Deployment Guys Blog

    In my ceaseless trolling for good Enterprise Windows 7 news and info, I regularly scan the Microsoft and TechNet blogs. This morning, I decided to read the whole list of bloggers on TechNet and ...

  • August 22, 2011 22 Aug'11

    Don't forget the ISO Repair Route for Windows 7

    As you work with and around Windows 7 systems, you will occasionally need access to a bootable Windows 7 image from which to conduct system repairs. If you don't have a set of 32- and 64-bit boot ...

  • August 19, 2011 19 Aug'11

    Great Galloping Windows 7 Gadgets!!

    I just stumbled upon a ComputerWorld story by Brian Nadel entitled "Inspector Gadgets: 13 Windows 7 gadgets for  monitoring your PC" that's chock full of interesting items that systems ...

  • August 17, 2011 17 Aug'11

    Has Win7 Finally Reached the Enterprise Tipping Point?

    A recently published Gartner study (cited in stories at and FierceCIO TechWatch) apparently predicts numerous interesting Windows 7 developments and phenomena. First and foremost, ...

  • August 05, 2011 05 Aug'11

    Dell Windows 7 Portal Proffers Problem Fixes and Education

    Yesterday, it was my great pleasure to have lunch with David Bohl and Heath Johnson, both of whom work in Dell's eSupport operation. Amidst a bunch of other interesting topics on how Dell can get ...

  • August 03, 2011 03 Aug'11

    Windows 7 Sales Still Running at 18M Units per Month

    I started noodling on sales numbers for Win7 when I saw this July 11 story from "With 400M Windows 7 Licenses Sold, Microsoft Pushes for Demise of XP." These numbers came from a Microsoft ...

  • July 18, 2011 18 Jul'11

    Windows 7 and Ben Franklin Collide!

    Huh? I'm drawing from the wit and wisdom of founding father Benjamin Franklin who once said "Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn at no other." I'm pretty sure this means that fools ...

  • July 13, 2011 13 Jul'11

    July 2011 Security Bulletins Include Some Interesting Surprises

    I'd been reading about the advance info for this month's Patch Tuesday last week, and was a little surprised and frankly also relieved to learn that July 2011 features only four security bulletins ...

  • July 13, 2011 13 Jul'11

    Microsoft's yen for EA renewals drives Windows 8 push

    With some IT shops hesitant to renew their Microsoft enterprise licensing agreements, Microsoft is redoubling efforts to get Windows XP users over to Windows 7 and 8.