The ranting of an IT Professional:

Windows 7


April 6, 2011  6:45 PM

“Error 692: Hardware Failure in the Modem” Error Message When You Dial an RAS Server



Posted by: Jason Tramer
error 692, hardware failure, hotfix, L2TP, PPTP, RAS, reboot, VPN, Windows 7

Part of troubleshooting RAS (PPTP and L2TP) VPN connections is constantly tweaking your settings (both client and server) and reconnecting. This becomes a complete pain when Windows 7 decides its sick of trying and just starts generating a error 692, forcing you to reboot before you can try...

March 7, 2011  5:39 PM

Strategy for migrating to Windows 7



Posted by: Jason Tramer
migration, strategy, Windows 7

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/07/windows_7_migration_tools/ A great article if you are looking to migrate your environment to Windows 7, which if you are not, you certainly should be.


February 26, 2010  4:00 PM

Here we go again



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Microsoft, Patch, WGA, Windows 7

I remember when Windows Genuine Advantage came out, I remember when I had a flood of calls from clients about why Microsoft was telling them they were running illegal versions of Windows software (even when they weren't), I remember the pains, and I remember the headaches and you know what it's all...


February 26, 2010  3:54 PM

MS to cut off support for Vista



Posted by: Jason Tramer
discontinuing, support, vista, Windows 7, Windows XP

Read about it here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/26/microsoft_vista_xp_2000/ No surprise really, Vista is the red headed step child that Microsoft hopes they can shove into the attic and everyone will forget about.  What does it mean though? Well for everyone who is currently using...


October 26, 2009  1:44 PM

Windows 7: Upgrade or fresh install?



Posted by: Jason Tramer
errors, freezing, install, issues, network card, NIC, Ultimate, Upgrade, vista, Windows 7

As a general rule in the IT industry we generally advocate clean install vs upgrade, however  when it comes to my home PC I can be lazy at times. I decided rather than doing a clean install I would upgrade my PC from Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate. I ran through the upgrade process...


July 29, 2009  8:23 PM

Windows 7 – Cracked product key



Posted by: Jason Tramer
activation, crack, cracked, product key, Windows 7

Check this out: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/29/windows_7_product_activation_cracked/ You know, its stuff like this that forces legitimate users to have to put up with crap like high licensing costs and stuff like Windows Genuine Advantage. On the flip side it's  high licensing costs...


June 25, 2009  3:11 PM

Microsoft announces free upgrades and discounts for Windows 7



Posted by: Jason Tramer
discount, free, Windows 7

Check it out here: http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2009/06/25/windows_7_price_discounts/ My 2 cents on this. Microsoft should give a free copy to every poor soul who purchased Windows Vista along with a hand written apology.


May 29, 2009  8:56 PM

Microsoft to add new features to Windows 7 to make it more secure



Posted by: Jason Tramer
buster, kernel, overrun, Security, Windows 7

Check out this article http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/05/28/windows_kernel_safe_unlinking/ I commend Microsofts decision to put out a client based OS which isn't overflowing with security holes and exploits ... and it only took them 30 years. I don't know why I continue to hope that...


April 27, 2009  2:27 AM

Microsoft releases Windows 7 RC go live dates



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Microsoft, RC, Windows 7

Check it out here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/04/26/windows_7_release_candidate/ I'm really excited about Windows 7, from everything I have seen it may be Microsoft's best client OS yet (ok I realize that's not a high bar to set ....)


April 16, 2009  2:08 PM

Windows 7 Seminar in Winnipeg



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Windows 7

I attended a Windows 7 seminar yesterday put on by Microsoft. Windows 7 looks good but that's likely because they are copying the best features from other more creative entities. Read more about my experience here: http://diaryoftheitranter.blogspot.com/


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