Microsoft Windows 7 operating system

  • October 19, 2010 19 Oct'10

    Creating an IT admin's PowerShell toolbox

    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 15 Oct'10

    Windows 7 Family Pack Sales Now Underway

    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 13 Oct'10

    Biggest Patch Tuesday Ever: October, 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 07 Oct'10

    Post Windows 7 Upgrade Clean-up

    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 29 Sep'10

    Out-of-band Security Update for Windows hits

    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 22 Sep'10

    Prowess SmartMigrate: Free XP to Win7 VM Migration

    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 09 Sep'10

    How to opt out of IT vendor FUD

    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 08 Sep'10

    Microsoft Assurance Customers Get P2V XP Environment for Windows 7

    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 03 Sep'10

    On-again/off-again Windows 7 Family Pack On Again Soon

    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 31 Aug'10

    Great Trick for Road Warriors: Sharing A Wi-Fi Internet Link in Win7

    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 24 Aug'10

    Windows 7 Has Nearly Twice as Many Users as Vista

    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 16 Aug'10

    Zinstall XP7 Offers Remarkable XP to Windows 7 Migration Capabilities

    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 10 Aug'10

    Five things your team loves to hate about Windows 7

    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 27 Jul'10

    64-bit approaches parity with 32-bit versions for Windows 7

    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 27 Jul'10

    Windows 7 Sales Spike Higher to 10 Copies Per Second

    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 ...