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September, 2011

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September 28, 2011  2:33 PM

Windows 8 User Profiles: Roaming in the Cloud?

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Wow! There's a fascinating new post on the Building Windows 8 blog from Monday (9/26/2011). It's entitled "Signing in to Windows 88 with a Windows Live ID," and it explains how...

September 26, 2011  4:52 PM

Testing Footprint Reduction Methods for SSD Migration: Before (Part 1 of 2)

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OK, so I've been blogging lately about a bunch of steps to migrate from a conventional notebook PC hard disk to an SSD replacement. I'm...


September 23, 2011  2:05 PM

Great UEFI Post Appears on “Building Windows 8″ Blog

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MS UEFI diagram

Microsoft's UEFI boot sequence diagram from "Building Windows 8" blog post

The BW8 (Building Windows 8 )...


September 22, 2011  5:34 PM

Noodling on Windows 7 Footprint Reduction for SSD Migration

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I'm in the process of switching all my production notebook PCs over from conventional hard disks to SSDs, thanks to a recent sale at Newegg that put the latest 120 GB OCZ Agility 3 units (SATA 2/3, SandForce-based, with astonishing read/write data rates for SATA 3 in excess of 500 Mbps) for under...


September 19, 2011  3:34 PM

The Real Secret Behind SLAT and Hyper-V for Windows 8

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So now that I've been introduced to Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) as a requirement for Hyper-V on the upcoming release of Windows 8 (see my recent blog on this discovery at edtittel.com: "

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September 16, 2011  2:57 PM

Combatting Notebook Windows 7 Video Driver Woes

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OK, I admit it: I'm dangerous when bored. Earlier this week, I was stuck in an all-day conference where I started to lose both interest and focus. As is sometimes my wont when that happens, I fired up DriverAgent on my HP dv6t notebook PC. No...


September 14, 2011  12:04 PM

Windows 8 Developer Preview Now Available!

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Rats! I'm working out of town this week, and when I tried to grab the "new Windows Dev Center" Web page yesterday, it wasn't up and running just  yet. Now, I just tried again and there it is! The Developer Preview versions...


September 10, 2011  2:40 PM

Interesting Windows 7 Driver Signing Issue

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Apexwm is an active but anonymous IT professional who posts all over UK forums, and who also blogs prolifically for ZDNet in the UK. He recently posted a fascinating item entitled "

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September 5, 2011  9:17 PM

Best Windows 7 System Drive Space-Saving Techniques

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In the past couple of weeks, I've gone through some systematic exercises to reduce the disk space consumed on my Windows 7 system/boot drives, especially on notebook/laptop systems where disk space is always precious and sometimes scarce, but also on a couple of my desktops where I'm running SSDs...


September 2, 2011  9:49 PM

Ed Bott Gets “Invert Selection” Right

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I'm working on a book about Windows 7 right now for the Microsoft Technology Association (MTA) program, specifically for Exam 98-349 "Windows Operating System Fundamentals."  And in fact, I'm knee deep in Chapter 4 of that book which takes Windows file management and Windows Explorer as a core...


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