Microsoft Windows 7 operating system
- October 19, 2010
The PowerShell scripting tool in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 should be the staple of any IT administrator's toolbox. Learn how it can help you.
- October 15, 2010
Right now for $149.99 (or $145 at Amazon, if you'd care to bargain hunt) you can pick up a 3-license upgrade pack for Windows 7 Home User. This is truly one of those "act fast, supplies are ...
- October 13, 2010
Gadzooks! I almost fell out of my chair yesterday, when I checked Windows Update just after lunch, as is my usual wont on Patch Tuesdays. There were no less than seventeen (17!!) updates waiting ...
- October 07, 2010
As I was looking over the boot/system disk for my Dell D620 laptop this morning, I discovered a directory named $Windows.~Q that contained nearly 3 GB of data. Recognizing the leading $ (dollar) ...
- September 29, 2010
I'm always curious when Windows Update drops something into my hopper outside the normal second-Tuesday-of-the-month timing for regular updates. Yesterday was no exception, when five updates ...
- September 22, 2010
Last week, I spent a fascinating hour on the phone with some engineers from Prowess, a Seattle-based software and services firm that offers a free software product called SmartMigrate (at least, ...
- September 09, 2010
IT vendors commonly spread fear, uncertainty and doubt in an effort to get you to spend money unwisely. These steps can help you avoid FUD.
- September 08, 2010
I subscribe to numerous different Microsoft newsletters, to the tune of perhaps 15-20 per month (or more frequent mail-outs as the case sometimes is). Last Friday, a fascinating e-mail from ...
- September 03, 2010
When Windows 7 shipped last year, Microsoft offering a so-called "Family Pack" deal on Windows 7 Home Premium for about 30 days after the GA (General Availability) date on October 22, 2009. For ...
- August 31, 2010
In typical fashion, Windows wizard Paul Thurrott once again strikes gold in a recent story from his SuperSite for Windows. Entitled "Use Wireless Hosted Networking to Share an Internet Connection ...
- August 24, 2010
According to a story published on SoftPedia on August 16, 2010, Windows 7 has doubled down on Vista, and now owns 17.39% of the desktop operating system marketshare. At the same time, Vista's share ...
- August 16, 2010
For several months now, I've been interacting with the folks at Zinstall about their various products, most notably Zinstall XP7. This tool works with any version of Windows 7 (including Starter, ...
- August 10, 2010
Microsoft says Windows 7 will make your IT team's life blissful. The reality is that IT pros are experiencing some headaches.
- July 27, 2010
Here's an interesting table from CNET that reports on the 64-bit installed Windows base vis-v-vis 32-bit versions by OS for Windows 7, Vista, and XP: It certainly looks like the ability to access ...
- July 27, 2010
Just over a month ago, I cited reports that Microsoft's run rates for Windows 7 sales worked out to 7 copies per second in my blog "Windows 7 Posts 150M LIcenses Sold..." In the 29-day period from ...