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Microsoft Windows


November 23, 2011  1:03 PM

Windows 8 “Improving the Setup Experience”



Posted by: Nathan Simon
advanced setup, end-to-end experience, microsoft, online, online upgrade, setup, Streamlined Upgrade, user interface, Windows 7, Windows 8

Its about time Microsoft makes the installation of Windows easier, what better way to draw clients then to make things easy for them?

Installing Windows is a complex operation that provides an incredibly unique capability—the ability to run a new version of Windows on a vast array of...

November 22, 2011  2:04 AM

Microsoft Security Essentials Beta



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Antivirus, Beta, Microsoft Security Essentials

Do you want to stay on the cutting edge of security? Want to be cooler than everyone else? Well why dont you sign up for the Beta of MS Security Essentials? The Beta includes the following new or or enhanced features.

Enhanced protection through automatic malware...


November 8, 2011  12:59 PM

Windows 7 System Hang – Application Experience in Eventlog



Posted by: Nathan Simon
A.e.L.o.o.k.u.p, Event 7036, Service Control Manager, Sleep, system hang, Task Shcheduler, The Application Experience service entered a stopped state, Windows 7

Your system has hung, most likely before going to sleep. The last few things in your eventlog before the crash was and information event 7036, Service Control Manager, under the general tab you saw the following. " The Application Experience service entered the stopped state", and...


October 31, 2011  1:24 AM

Sysinternals Update and News



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Autoruns, Azure, live.sysinternals.com, microsoft, msconfig, startup, startup locations, Windows

Once again, I present you with a Sysinternals update. Autoruns has been updated to v1.1. Autoruns is my favorite application to help in the battle against malware/spyware. For those who aren't familiar wth Autoruns, it kind of like the startup tab in msconfig on steroids!

Autoruns...


October 28, 2011  11:58 AM

HP is keeping its PC Business



Posted by: Nathan Simon
HP, hp pc business, tablet, Touchpad, Windows 8

This is great news for everyone, along with this, there are rumors that the Touchpad will be repurposed with Windows 8! You know what is going to happen... someone will take Windows 8 and port it to the Touchpad, its only a matter of time.

The world's largest maker of PCs has...


September 29, 2011  12:02 PM

All-SSD array debuts (10 Million iOPS!)



Posted by: Nathan Simon
all-SSD, capex, Flash Memory, HP, ibm, IOPS, OEM, opex, petabye, Storage Array, SVC, top 20, Violin Memory

Are you in the need for speed? Well a company called Violin Memory has a new array that apparently blows everything out of the water. Mind you these definitely aren't for your average consumer. Stand-alone, these wouldn't fair well in an Enterprise, but since they were #4 in the top 20 OEM SSD...


September 14, 2011  6:01 PM

Windows 8 Developer Preview and ESXi/VMware Workstation



Posted by: Nathan Simon
32-bit, 64-bit, ESXi 4.1, ESXi 5, VMware Workstation 7, VMware Workstation 8, Windows 8 Developer Preview, x64

Update March 21st 2012 Now works on ESXi 5 Update 1, or apply a patch from VMware. Find out more here. Original Post Don't bother trying to install Windows 8 Developer preview on ESXi 4.1 update 1 or...


September 14, 2011  4:40 PM

VMware Workstation 8



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Linux, microsoft, sand box, Virtual PC, Virtualization, VMware Workstation 8, Windows

VMware Workstation 8 is out! For those who like to dabble in VMware but cannot afford a separate PC for virtualization sand boxing look no further... there are a bunch of new features.

Run over 600 different operating systems right on your PC. Prove your mastery of the PC and run from...


August 25, 2011  12:30 AM

Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple Inc.



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, Bill Gates, BlackBerry, Bold 9900, iphone, Mac Book Air, Mac Book Pro, microsoft, Steve Jobs, Windows

Well without reading anything in the press, nor have I even read what is below, I will say this, like Bill Gates, Steve steps down, he may not be actively running the company, but I am sure he will have plenty of input. I do not like Apple, I was forced to use an iPhone 4 for almost a year, thank...


August 21, 2011  8:52 PM

August Sysinternals Update



Posted by: Nathan Simon
capture utility, DLL, minidump, Process Explorer, server 2003, Server 2008, sysinternals, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP

I've said it time and time again, Sysinternals is one of the best names in the IT industry, without it, I wouldn't be the tech I am today. With that said, there are some program and blog updates from the 16th of this month that I wanted to make sure got some extra attention. Process Explorer is...


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