Windows Enterprise Desktop:

October, 2011


October 28, 2011  2:51 PM

Check Out DriverStore Explorer

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As you may have noticed, I've been writing a lot about Windows 7 footprint reduction techniques lately. That's because I've just finished moving my three production notebook PCs from conventional hard disks (with actual moving parts) to solid state disks. Because SSDs offer less space for...

October 26, 2011  3:04 PM

Footprint Reduction Methods Produce Snag-free SSD Migration (Part 2 of 2)

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On September 26, I wrote a blog here entitled "Testing Footprint Reduction Methods for SSD Migration: Before (Part 1 of 2)."...


October 25, 2011  1:37 PM

Windows 7 Mismatch with Windows 8 Not Too Gnarly

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There's an interesting story from last Thursday morning (10/20/2011) on the IT ProPortal site entitled "How to Use Windows 7 Everydays Apps in Windows 8?" Therein, author Alex Serban...


October 21, 2011  3:56 PM

Turn off Random IPv6 Address Generation in Windows 7

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If you read this blog regularly, you already know that a team of authors -- including Jeff Carrell (the lead), James Pyles, Tom Lancaster, Mark Mirrotto, and myself -- are reworking a college textbook called

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October 19, 2011  12:44 PM

Win7, XP Reach Crossover Point

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At the end of last week, global operating system share as reported by StatCounter for Windows 7 and Windows XP reached the crossover point. What this means is that on or about October 14, market share for the two operating systems coincided--at around 38 percent, as far as I can tell from the...


October 17, 2011  2:55 PM

Great Post on Task Manager for Windows 8

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The Building Windows 8 blog is rapidly turning into one of my favorite resources and references on what's up with Windows 8, and this Monday morning I'm particularly taken with last Friday's post (10/13/2011) entitled "

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October 12, 2011  10:55 AM

Minasi Resurrects Microsoft SteadyState for Free

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Thanks to an InfoWorld article by J. Peter Bruzzese entitled "How to snapshot Windows 7 and resurrect SteadyState -- for free" I just learned that well-known...


October 10, 2011  2:28 PM

Windows 8 Memory Optimization Sheds Light on Interesting Internals

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There's a fascinating new post up on the Building Windows 8 Blog from Steven Sinofsky, dated October 7, 2011. It's entitled "Reducing runtime memory in Windows 8", and it digs into lots of...


October 7, 2011  3:44 PM

It’s “Goodbye Gadgets” for Windows 8!

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Dang! I just stumbled across another pending change coming with Windows 8, and I'm sorry to say I'm not too thrilled about it, either. It seems that the Metro UI doesn't make room for Windows Gadget displays. In fact, you can read a

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October 5, 2011  2:50 PM

“The End of Patch Tuesday” for Windows Server 8?

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I had a fascinating phone conversation with Executive Editor Ed Scannell at TechTarget yesterday, who clued me into one very interesting facet of his recent trip to Redmond forĀ a sneak preview of the coming version of Windows Server (which everybody is calling Windows Server 8 these days, even if...


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