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January 23, 2012  12:34 AM

Seagate Momentus XT with SSD



Posted by: Nathan Simon
boot time, laptop, Momentus, seagate, SSD, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, XT

Looking to speed up  your laptop but wanting to keep all your ISO's, movies, and pictures with you at all times? Find it hard to function with only 60GB or 120GB of space?

The Momentus XT solid state hybrid drive fuses the blazing speed of solid state with the high capacity of a disk...

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...


April 28, 2011  4:23 AM

Sysinternals Process Monitor Update



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Filemon, microsoft, monitoring, process monitor, Regmon, sysinternals, Taskmanager, utilities, Windows 7, Windows XP

One of my favorite apps to use. I am not sure where I would be without it. I have included an insert for your reading pleasure.

Introduction Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It...


April 24, 2011  7:54 PM

Windows 7 sells 350 Million Copies in 18 Months



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Internet Explorer, licensing, Market Share, OS, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP

Yet, its nowhere close to Windows XP overall penetration of the global operating systems market (54%). Windows 7, in contrast, is flourishing both at home and at work. Microsoft cites an IDC estimate that 90 percent of corporations are currently in the process of migrating to Windows 7, and...


March 19, 2011  4:39 PM

How to Disable Windows 7 Automatic Update Restart



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Automatic Updates, Computer Policy, disable Windows 7 automatic update restart, gpupdate, Group Policy, microsoft, no restart, User Policy, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

How often have you sat down at your computer and your logged off? What happened you say to yourself? You log back in and Windows kindly mentions to you that it had restarted because of Windows updates. Well what if you had a bunch of stuff open? Yeah Windows doesn't care, it just reboots. Well I am...


December 20, 2010  8:47 PM

Google Cr-48 Chrome Laptop



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ACER, Chrome OS, Cr-48, Developers, Droid, engadget, facebook, Google Chrome, MacBook, Netbook, Windows XP

I was browsing around and came upon an article about Google's new Chrome Netbook. I have been looking around for an image to load up on my Acer Netbook, as it would probably run a little smoother than Windows XP, besides, all i ever used that Netbook for was playing music, watching videos, and...


December 20, 2010  8:34 PM

Microsoft Releases Security Essentials 2



Posted by: Nathan Simon
heuristics, inspect traffic, major release, Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0, MSE 2, Pulse, Windows 7, Windows Firewall Integration, Windows XP

Microsoft released v.2 of their antivirus application, unannounced, not sure why. Maybe it wasn't a major release to them, but when you change the primary number, from 1 to 2, I would consider that a major release! I first learned about it off my iPhone via


November 5, 2010  12:07 PM

Windows Memory Management and Process Explorer



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Developer's Conference, Process Explorer, Server 2008, sysinternals, Task Manager, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

You think you know Task Manager, but do you really understand what is going on with all those numbers and columns? Over at Sysinternals Live you can watch Mark in an on-demand 2010 Professional Developer's Conference. Check it out


October 21, 2010  5:29 PM

Image Resizer 2.1.1 Release



Posted by: Nathan Simon
64-bit, Image Resizer, image resizing, microsoft, resize image, right-click image resize, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Hey eveyone, there is a new release of Image Resizer, v2.1.1 If you guys do not know what this is, its a clone of the Windows XP Power Toy, right click on a picture and resize, its that easy. Release Notes This is a clone of the Image Resizer Powertoy for Windows XP -- a PowerToy that allows...


August 30, 2010  4:21 AM

Sysinternals : TCPView Update



Posted by: Nathan Simon
awesome apps, live.sysinternals.com, microsoft, sysinternals, tcpview, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

TCPView has been updated a few weeks ago, if you haven't checked out what's new, I suggest you do! TCPView is a Windows program that will show you detailed listings of all TCP and UDP endpoints on your system, including the local and remote addresses and state of TCP connections. On Windows...


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