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August, 2011


August 31, 2011  1:28 PM

Windows 8 Gets Integrated ISO/VHD Support



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 8 ISO support read-only, Windows 8 to include built-in ISO and VHD support

Yesterday, MS honcho Steven Sinofsky posted an entry to the Building Windows 8 blog entitled "Accessing data in ISO and VHD files." It explains how, in Sinofsky's own words "Windows...

August 29, 2011  2:56 PM

Great Win7 Deployment Resources: Deployment Guys Blog



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Check out "The Deployment Guys" blog, TechNet serves up a great MS deployment tools blog

In my ceaseless trolling for good Enterprise Windows 7 news and info, I regularly scan the Microsoft and TechNetĀ blogs. This morning, I decided to read the whole list of bloggers on TechNet and somewhat belatedly came across a listing called "

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August 26, 2011  2:20 PM

Out, damned Registry Key! Out, I say!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
PsExec lets you overpower Windows permissions to delete anything you want; PsExec provides ability to run programs at System-level permissions

OK, so it may be too much of a stretch to compare rooting out a stubborn Registry key to Lady Macbeth's lamentations, but it's my blog and I can steal a line from Shakespeare with the best of them. In this case, I'm inspired by Scott Hanselman's Computer Zen blog post entitled "


August 24, 2011  4:06 PM

Ed Bott teaches how to “Stay safe online…”



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Ed Bott gives great advice on safe computing, see Ed Bott ZDnet blog for great end-user training piece on safe computing

I've long admired and followed the work of Windows expert Ed Bott, who writes a regular blog for ZDNet (now a CNET property). His recent posting entitled "

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August 22, 2011  7:12 PM

Don’t forget the ISO Repair Route for Windows 7



Posted by: Ed Tittel
use tools to creat bootable Win7 repair media, Windows 7 ISOs drive reinstalls and repairs

As you work with and around Windows 7 systems, you will occasionally need access to a bootable Windows 7 image from which to conduct system repairs. If you don't have a set of 32- and 64-bit boot disks handy, nor original optical Windows 7 media, you can always go back to ISO images for Windows 7...


August 19, 2011  2:36 PM

Great Galloping Windows 7 Gadgets!!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
baker's dozen of Win7 monitoring gadgets, Brian Nadel enumerates 13 great Win7 sysmon gadgets

I just stumbled upon a ComputerWorld story by Brian Nadel entitled "Inspector Gadgets: 13 Windows 7 gadgets forĀ  monitoring your PC" that's chock full of...


August 17, 2011  2:36 PM

Has Win7 Finally Reached the Enterprise Tipping Point?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
enterprise Win7 adoptions finally picking up steam, Gartner predicts Windows 7 will be majority OS by end of 2011

A recently published Gartner study (cited in stories at computing.co.uk and


August 16, 2011  12:37 AM

Windows 8 Blog Gets Going



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Steven Sinofsky kicks off Windows 8 blog for MS, Windows 8 blog makes its debut, Windows 8 Engineering blog = E8

One of the best things about recent versions of Windows has been increasing transparency in the MIcrosoft development process, perforce through increased access to executives and developers alike. As Windows 7 ground its way to completion I enjoyed the various blogs it gestated, still visible on...


August 12, 2011  3:57 PM

Post-Patch Tuesday Marathon Raises Deployment Ante



Posted by: Ed Tittel
LANDesk Altiris CA Unicenter and MS Configuration Manager offer excellent patch deployment tools, value of automated patch deployment

After the sizable set of updates (12-16 on my various Windows machines) last Patch Tuesday that I documented in Wednesday's blog "First Patch Tuesday August...

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August 10, 2011  2:13 PM

First Patch Tuesday August 2011: Lucky 13?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
August 2011 Microsoft Security Updates, Review of August 2011 Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary

A quick look at Microsoft's Security Bulletin Summary for August 2011 shows 13 security bulletins for this morning. My own machines (both 32- and 64-bit Windows versions) showed a nearly uniform list of...


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