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May, 2011

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May 31, 2011  2:08 PM

Diskdump.sys gets OOB update on 5/25

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

I'm always curious when Microsoft lets another OOB update loose (OOB = out-of-band--that is, a non-Patch Tuesday update release, this time on 5/25/2011, when the company let slip KB2541014). This time, the affected software item...

May 27, 2011  2:25 PM

When the Crunch Is On, Murphy Comes A’Callin…

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

OK, so midnight last night was the culmination of a huge project I've been devoting nearly every waking hour to for the past 15 days (yes, you read right: 10-plus hours a day for over two weeks). And indeed, midnight last night was also when we finally put the document that resulted from those...


May 20, 2011  2:50 PM

Latest Windows Updates Only Provide Partial Fix

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On May 6 I posted a blog entitled "Windows Hardware Problem Fixed: Mystery Started" that recounts my problems with the fingerprint scanner on my HP...


May 11, 2011  9:04 PM

At Last, a Relatively Subdued Patch Tuesday

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After the burgeoning baskets of security updates for the previous two Patch Tuesdays, May's collection comes as something of a welcome relief. There are really only two ( or perhaps five) updates that are truly worthy of note, as this Executive Summary table from the

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May 8, 2011  9:03 PM

Another fabulous Windows Update item from April 2011

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On April 27, I mentioned one particular update as of great interest in the "Second Patch Tuesday" for that month. It appears in that blog...

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May 6, 2011  10:02 PM

Windows Hardware Problem Fixed: Mystery Started

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Last February or March (2010) I purchased very nice HP notebook PC for about $1,100: it's a dvtt-2300 CTO Entertainment Notebook PC with a MobileĀ i7 Quad-core processor (720QM 1.6 GHz), 6 GB RAM, nVidia GeForce GT 320M graphics, and a 7,200 RPM 500 GB hard disk. [caption id="attachment_1529"...


May 4, 2011  2:04 PM

More Interesting IE9 Shenanigans

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

OK, so I've been slowly rotating my Windows 7 PCs (of which I currently have 7 at my disposal) from IE 8 to IE 9, thanks mostly to the elevation in status at Windows Update from optional, manual update to automatic or pushed update. By and large, this transition has gone reasonably well, but I do...


May 2, 2011  1:41 PM

Windows 7 Migration Myths and Numbers from the Unisys Perspective

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Unisys VP Sam Gross has been in the news quite a bit lately since he posted a blog last week (April 28, last Thursday) entitled Busting Windows 7 Migration Myths. His reports on a recent...


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