Microsoft Windows 7 operating system

  • July 15, 2010 15 Jul'10

    Windows 7 SP1 Beta Released Yesterday

    The TechNet Evaluation Center released the combined Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 beta package yesterday. Check out this warning that advises end users to steer clear: Anybody who wants ...

  • July 13, 2010 13 Jul'10

    Windows 7 Momentum Called Into Question

    Hey! I just read a fascinating ditty in Jason Hiner's recent Between the Lines blog for ZDNet; it's entitled "74% of work PCs still run XP, and they're 4.4 years old." This item does a short, ...

  • June 25, 2010 25 Jun'10

    Windows 7 Posts 150M Licenses Sold as of 6/23/2010

    Hey! Big new on Brandon LeBlanc's Windows Blog for June 23. It's entitled "150 Million Licenses of Windows 7 Sold..." and goes on to make the claim that this version of Windows is "...the fastest ...

  • June 11, 2010 11 Jun'10

    Another take on Win7 SP1: Not until 2011

    I follow Paul Thurrot's various Windows information outlets at least weekly, if not more often than that (SuperSite, WinInfo, Windows Weekly, and so forth). This morning I came across an extremely ...

  • June 08, 2010 08 Jun'10

    Is this the sound of a shoe dropping? Windows 7 SP1 goes beta in July

    On June 7 at TechEd in New Orleans, Microsoft went public with an announcement that a beta version of the Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be available " the end of ...

  • May 20, 2010 20 May'10

    Check Out Dual Boot Pro to Manage Win7 BCD Stuff

    It's been well over a year now since I started grabbing various Windows 7 release candidates, and most of  my machines got their initial RTM installs in August, 2009, when MSDN made the RTM ...

  • May 14, 2010 14 May'10

    When Win7 SP1 Comes, XP Downgrade Goes Bye-Bye...For Some

    Sources that include TechARP and InfoWorld have been among the sites that continue to cover news on the forthcoming Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows 7, but it's still not clear when it will be ...

  • May 11, 2010 11 May'10

    BitDefender Detects Trojan In Fake Win7 Upgrade Advisor

    An imposter version of the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor is being offered in e-mail messages on the Internet, says security software vendor BitDefender, which has detected installation rates in the US ...

  • April 19, 2010 19 Apr'10

    Windows 7 Boosts Demand for Desktop Support Staff

    Given that the IT sector is lagging the overall rebound in employment across all industries, both inside and outside the US, I'm always glad to see the occasional ray of sunshine where IT is ...

  • April 07, 2010 07 Apr'10

    Troubleshooting: Sherlock Holmes to the Rescue!

    One of my favorite quotes from the 19th century master sleuth himself goes like this: "It is an old axiom of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, ...

  • April 02, 2010 02 Apr'10

    Enterprise Windows 7 Adoptions

    Some time in the next week, you'll see a new story from me showing up on It's currently got a working title of "Why Windows 7 Adoptions Are So Much Faster and Stronger than ...

  • March 26, 2010 26 Mar'10

    Dell Kace Study Suggests Enterprise Win7 Climate Is Improving

    I saw a fascinating study reported recently in Channel Insider. It's called "More Users Plan Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade Before SP1 Release," and it's dated 3/19/2010. The source is Dell Kace (Kace ...

  • March 23, 2010 23 Mar'10

    More details on Windows 7 SP1 start to emerge

    Some time later this year (2010), we can expect to see Microsoft release the first service pack (SP1) for Windows 7. As with Vista service packs and Windows Server 2008, these will be tied to ...

  • March 16, 2010 16 Mar'10

    Interesting Story on Enterprise Win7 Adoption/Migration

    Last week, Robert L. Mitchell of InfoWorld put out a great story entitled "IT gives Windows 7 the green light." The story recounts the results of a survey of Windows 7 adoption plans that contains ...

  • March 09, 2010 09 Mar'10

    Rumors of Windows 7 SP1 Start Flying

    Anybody who's been reading my blog, or following the trail of rumors and mayhem on MIcrosoft OSes, for any length of time is already familiar with the Malaysian Website They've struck ...