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February 14, 2010  10:19 PM

One-Third of Pirated Windows 7 Contains Malware



Posted by: Tony Bradley
activation exploit, counterfeit, malware, Microsoft, pirate, update, Windows 7

Microsoft has developed an update for Windows 7 designed to detect more than 70 known activation exploits and attempt to identify counterfeit copies of Windows...

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February 14, 2010  9:50 PM

Microsoft Denies Windows 7 Battery Issues



Posted by: Tony Bradley
battery life, Microsoft, power management, Windows 7

Following a spike in online reports that a growing number of Windows 7 users were reporting issues with battery life--either the actual life of the battery, or at...


February 6, 2010  9:03 AM

From the Trenches: Deploying Windows 7



Posted by: Tony Bradley
deployment, enterprise, hardware refresh, upgrade, Windows 7, Wipro

Microsoft has seemingly endless resources and references explaining the features of Windows 7 and the potential benefits of the new operating system. It also has hours of podcasts, screencasts, video, and other multimedia presentations and tutorials on Windows 7. Microsoft has also developed tools...


February 2, 2010  8:54 AM

Still Running Windows 7 RC? Not For Long



Posted by: Tony Bradley
automatic reboot, expiration, RC, release candidate, warning, Windows 7

Time's up. Microsoft appreciates all who installed the Release Candidate (RC) version of Windows 7 to help identify and resolve any issues prior to the general availability of the official Windows 7 operating system, but


January 31, 2010  11:21 PM

What You Need to Know About Windows 7 Security



Posted by: Tony Bradley
ASLR, BitLocker, DEP, PMIE, security, UAC, User Account Control, Windows 7

Windows 7 is the most secure desktop operating system Microsoft has yet developed. As exhibited in Microsoft's most recent Security Intelligence...

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January 31, 2010  11:13 PM

Hints of Windows 7 SP1



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Patch, service pack, sp1, update, Windows 7

Windows 7 has only been officially available for a little over three months now. It has become the fastest-selling operating system to date for Microsoft and its success has driven a significant jump in revenue and earnings for Microsoft. Still, its not perfect. There will be vulnerabilities...


January 31, 2010  11:07 PM

More Hidden Windows 7 Features



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Aero, Easter Egg, GodMode, themes, wallpaper, Windows 7

Aside from the original "godmode" and the pantheon of additional "godmode" text...

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January 31, 2010  10:56 PM

The Many “GodModes” of Windows 7



Posted by: Tony Bradley
configuration settings, Control Panel, god mode, GodMode, Windows 7

I wrote earlier about an Easter Egg in Windows 7 that grants access to a vast array of configuration settings by simply entering a secret string of text at the end of a folder name when...


January 31, 2010  10:05 AM

HP Mini 5102 Netbook: iPad Killer?



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Apple, capacitive multi-touch, HP, iPad, netbook, touchscreen, Windows 7

HP certainly never built up the level of media buzz and industry hype for the Mini 5102 netbook as Apple did leading up to the unveiling of the iPad tablet PC, but ounce for...


January 31, 2010  8:38 AM

Understatement Fail: “Windows 7 May Face Attacks in 2010″



Posted by: Tony Bradley
attacks, Flaw, malware, security, virus, vulnerabilities, Windows 7, worm

It ranks up there in prescience with predictions like "Yankees will play baseball in 2010", or "Families will eat dinner in 2010", or "The Republicans will put special interests and big business contributors ahead of what is best for the country or the constituents they represent in 2010". You get...


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