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September, 2009


September 30, 2009  5:21 PM

Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0 Hits the Street

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Yesterday (September 29, 2009) MS relased its latest free anti-malware service to provide basic protection against viruses, spyware, and other malware. There's a home page for this technology at www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/ from...

September 25, 2009  7:36 PM

Back to the Future with Windows 7 Deployment

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OK, take note: the posting date for this blog is 9/25/2009. Now, take a look at this picture: [caption id="attachment_541" align="aligncenter" width="470" caption="October 9 is still 15 days away!"]

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September 23, 2009  3:19 PM

New Beta Release of Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Posts

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In poking around the MS Download Center, I observed that Microsoft posted a new, but still-beta version of the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor (9/17/2009). Having...


September 21, 2009  4:55 PM

Special Deal: $30 Windows 7 for Students

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"Back to school" just got some added impetus from Microsoft: for a limited time, students at accredited institutions of higher learning (college or university) can purchase one full-blown copy of either Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Professional for $29.99. The trade-off appears to be domain...


September 18, 2009  4:42 PM

Windows PC Hardware Whack-a-Mole

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As I'm slowly but surely upgrading all of my PC's to Windows 7 — I'll keep a few dual-boot notebooks with Vista, and netbooks with XP, just for testing and checking on older OSes — I'm encountering interesting things on my systems right and left. In a

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September 16, 2009  4:56 PM

Check Out Ed Bott’s Windows 7 Upgrade Survival Guide

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Long-time Windows guru Ed Bott blogs for ZDNet, and his postings are often sources of great information, tips, and tricks for that OS. His 9/14/09 posting "The Windows 7 upgrade survival guide" is no exception to this...


September 14, 2009  4:53 PM

Windows 7 Confirms Mobo Issue, at Long Last

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If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you already know I've been struggling with strange and unstable behavior on my primary production PC for over a year now, both under Windows Vista and Windows 7 Ultimate editions. I've suspected issues with that machine's motherboard for some...


September 11, 2009  6:41 PM

Cecilia Katherine Kociolek Tittel, RN 1919-2009

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I got back from a business trip this morning to learn that my Mom, aged 90, passed away peacefully in her sleep last night. She spent the last year and a half of her life in an assisted living facility in Fairfax County, VA, after living with me and my family for just over two years in the home...


September 9, 2009  11:23 AM

Ahhhh! That new-OS Patch Tuesday feeling…

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It's been long enough since I started using Windows Vista that I'd forgotten the usual pattern of Windows Update postings on a typical "Patch Tuesday" (the first Tuesday of each month is when Microsoft releases all in-cycle security updates, plus a monthly reworking of the Windows Malicious...


September 8, 2009  2:33 PM

Insight into the Windows 7 “Device Experience”

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One interesting change in interface and behavior in Windows 7 is the addition of the Devices and Printers option in the Start menu (depicted below). This new facility not only shows you the devices installed on or known to your Windows 7 PC, it also provides a staging area where it is easy to add...


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