The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:

Windows 7


February 14, 2010  8:53 PM

Windows Mobile 7



Posted by: Nathan Simon
BlackBerry, google, microsoft, smartphone, Windows 7, Windows Mobile 7, xbox live

Can Windows Mobile 7 breath new life into Microsoft smart-phones? My guess is if they put as much effort into making Windows Mobile 7 as they did with Windows 7 then we may have a worthy successor. If the mobile OS gets good ratings, it may bring Microsoft back into the...

January 31, 2010  6:53 PM

Windows on iPad? You bet…



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, Citrix, intel architecure, Ipad, Multi-touch, Remote Desktop, there's an app for that, Windows 7, Windows Terminal Services

Well all you apple freaks, Windows has already invaded the iPad, Citrix has release an "App" to allow users to connect to there windows desktops from anywhere in the world.

The Citrix Receiver software is free and already available for Citrix customers with an iPhone, since a Citrix...


January 27, 2010  5:42 AM

USB Raid Flash Drive



Posted by: Nathan Simon
64GB, flash, RaidDrive USB 3.0, SuperTalent, USB, USB 1.0, usb 2.0, usb 3.0, Windows 7

Well I don't know if any of you have seen this yet, but there is a new SuperTalent USB flash drive out in the wild, called "RaidDrive USB 3.0" Apparently this thing is supposed to sustain transfer speeds up to 200MB/sec using a USB 3.0 port. It is also fully backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and...


January 26, 2010  12:54 AM

Symatec Backup Exec 2010 to be released February 1st!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Backup Exec 2010, Backup Exex 12.5d, Database Availability Group, deduplication, enhanced granular recovery, Exchange 2010, fast recovery of individual email and mailboxes, VMWare vSphere 4.0, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 Support

Well I have been waiting for this update ever since I deployed Exchange 2010 into customer environments. I really didn't like how I had to use Windows Server Backup to backup the whole VM, not being able to select Exchange in Backup Exec 12.5d was a little annoying. Knowing that this was on its way...


January 21, 2010  10:20 PM

Windows 7 “God Mode”



Posted by: Nathan Simon
control panel items, god mode, hack, microsoft, Windows 7, Windows Vista

My co-worker Raj, see his site here found the Windows 7 God Mode "hack" overat ZDNet.

Although its name suggests perhaps even grander capabilities, Windows enthusiasts are excited over the...


January 15, 2010  1:48 AM

Windows 7 Application Compatibility List



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Compatibilty list, IT professional, laptop drivers, microsoft, pc drivers, Windows 7, Windows 7 Compatibility

Hey all, the Windows 7 Compatibility list has been updated!

The Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT professionals is an Excel-based spreadsheet listing software applications and respective Windows 7 compatibility information. Compatibility information has been verified by...


December 18, 2009  5:51 AM

Windows 7 and Hiberfil.sys



Posted by: Nathan Simon
hiberfil.sys, how to get rid of hiberfil.sys, remove hiberfil.sys windows 7, wasted space, Windows 7

We all know what its for, and we all don't care... sure let a PC go to sleep, but hibernation? I don't care. Here is a quick and easy way to get rid of the 3-4GB file.

  • Go to Start menu, type “cmd” open up command prompt
    • Type “powercfg.exe -h off” [make sure you are...


November 30, 2009  4:52 AM

Windows 7 – More Money for Microsoft



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Avatar, customizable themes, Infiniti, theme packs, Wallpaper, Windows 7

Windows 7 ushers a new way for game and movie companies to advertise, how? With customized Windows 7 themes. Some think its a cash grab, but who cares, I mean, if I can download a custom theme from a cool movie, for instance "Avatar" then I will... especially cool is how they can provide multiple...


November 22, 2009  4:44 PM

How to get your Free Windows 7 Upgrade



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Vista Business, Vista Ultimate, Windows 7, Windows 7 Upgrade, Windows Vista, Windows Vista Home Basic

Well like many users around the world, you bough a PC with Vista on it, for me Vista worked fine, but I am an expert in my field, so yeah I would say most people were frustrated with Windows Vista, the saving grace is, as many people have already experienced, Windows 7. So you bought this PC with...


October 20, 2009  1:22 AM

“Windows 7″ is only Three Days Away!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
App-V, application virtualization, microsoft, MSDN, October 22nd, technet, Windows 7, windows 7 release date, Windows XP

Everyone ready to buy and install the latest and greatest Operating system since Windows XP? Based on the below stats(see insert), i think it is. I for one give Windows 7 a big thumbs up. I haven't had this good of an experience with anything before retail as I have had with Windows 7 RC2. In fact,...


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