Windows Enterprise Desktop:

October, 2009


October 30, 2009  3:52 PM

Slowly but surely, moving to 64-bit Win7



Posted by: Ed Tittel
32- versus 64-bit Windows 7, 32- versus 64-bit Windows OSes, 64-bit Vista and Windows 7 more stable that 32-bit versions, Windows 7

As far as I can recall, Windows XP was the first Windows version to support 64-bit operation (in fact, according to the 64-bit software timeline in the Wikipedia article "64-bit" the first such version was released on April 30, 2005...

October 28, 2009  5:24 PM

Lots More Goodies at the MS Download Center



Posted by: Ed Tittel
and models, methods, Windows (Win32) Debug Diagnostic Tool, Windows enterprise desktop management tools, Windows enterprise desktop managment, Windows Security Compliance Management toolkit, Windows virtualization overview

I was expecting more stuff to hit the MS Download center in the wake of the Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 release last Thursday (10/22/2009) and boy, was I right. Check out the "new items" page for a complete listing. I'm only going to toss out some highlights that reflect my own recent download...


October 27, 2009  3:20 PM

Win7 Auto-detect Doesn’t Always Load the Right Drivers



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Dell 968 AIO XPS versus Dell 968 AIO printer driver, troubleshooting Windows 7 hardware misidentification, Windows 7 drivers, Windows 7 hardware misidentification

In switching my test and production PCs over from Vista (or creating dual boot Vista/Win7 or XP-SP3/Win7 setups), I've observed that while Windows 7 does a very good job of identifying most hardware and then loading the proper driver, I've also recently observed that its accuracy is less than...


October 23, 2009  3:58 PM

More Windows 7 Downloads



Posted by: Ed Tittel
final release of Windows XP Mode, updated version of MBSA, Windows 7, Windows 7 developer training kit, Windows 7 license update, Windows 7 product guide

Gosh! There's so much hype and hoopla surrounding yesterday's Windows 7 launch that I'm almost disinclined to add to the clutter myself. But hey: a guy's gotta blog, so there's plenty of interesting new stuff going on around this "big event" to provide grist for the mill. So far my favorite fluff...


October 21, 2009  3:21 PM

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Final Version Released



Posted by: Ed Tittel
download final Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, Windows 7, Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor final version released, Winodws 7 Upgrade Advisor

In anticipation of the upcoming GA (general availability) day for Windows 7 tomorrow (October 22, 2009) I've been checking in on the Microsoft Download Center regularly to see what's popped up there since my last visit. Though I checked on Monday, it was probably too early in the day to see then...


October 19, 2009  3:03 PM

Other Win7 Shoe Drops on Thursday



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 7 GA is coming, Windows 7 updates for GA, Windows tools and applications to be upgraded for Windows 7 support

OK, so here it comes. Windows 7 General Availability will occur in just three more days, on Thursday, October 22. I'm starting to see advertisements from HP, Dell, and others that indicate that machines with Windows pre-installed are available for order (a sample e-mail subject line for a message...


October 16, 2009  5:31 PM

Let’s trade one Reliability Monitor mystery for another, OK?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 7, Windows 7 Reliability Monitor, Windows 7 stability index

Anybody who's been reading these blogs for any length of time knows that I am enamored of the Reliability Monitor in Windows Vista and 7. Back in early September I wrote a blog entitled "


October 14, 2009  2:37 PM

Patch Tuesday: 13 Bulletins on 10/13 Zounds!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
MS09-050 thru MS09-062, Patch Tuesday October 2009, Windows 7 security update, Windows Server 2008 R2 security update

Those inclined to see numerological conspiracy every time the number 13 pops up will want to take a deep breath before pondering Microsoft's release of 13 security bulletins for this Patch Tuesday, which just happened to fall on 10/13/2009. As for myself, I'm always reminded of the superstitions...


October 12, 2009  8:27 PM

Check out the MED-V 1.0 User Guide!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
managing enterprise virtuzalized Windows, MDOP, MED-V 1.0 User Guide

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V 1.0) is software that uses Microsoft Virtual PC to provide an enterprise toolset for desktop virtualization. It lets admins create, deliver, and amange Virtual PC images on Windows desktop PCs, and is a key component of the Microsoft Desktop...


October 9, 2009  3:25 PM

As the GA date for Win7 nears, momentum grows, but…



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 7 Compatible Logo program, Windows 7 GA, Windows 7 pieces falling into place, Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor still in beta, Windows 7 XP Mode final version release date

I've been trolling the various blogs, the download site, and the news lately to keep up as the final pieces fall into place for the long-anticipated general availability date for Windows 7 on Thursday, October 22 (just a little under two weeks away as I write this blog). I'm seeing evidence of some...


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