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April 2, 2010  7:30 PM

Enterprise Windows 7 Adoptions

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 7, Windows 7 business adoptions, Windows 7 enterprise adoptions, Windows 7 looks more appealing to business users and IT departments

Some time in the next week, you'll see a new story from me showing up on It's currently got a working title of "Why Windows 7 Adoptions Are So Much Faster and Stronger than Vista's" and digs into the many reasons why more and more businesses are making or enacting plans to...

February 25, 2010  11:33 PM

Uniblue Hits Paydirt Again with Revised ProcessScanner

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Liutilities/Uniblue Process Scanner, Vista, Windows 7, Windows Process Scanner, XP process scanning tool

Back in July 2008 I blogged on about the Uniblue Process Scanner. In answering some questions about process lookup for one of the Windows 7 classes I teach online for HP, I discovered that...

December 6, 2009  4:12 PM

What black screen of death?

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 7, Windows 7 black screen of death, Windows 7 black screen of death rumor, Windows 7 blue screen of death, Windows 7 BSOD, Windows 7 KSOD

Gosh! I love Ed Bott (as a Windows maven that is: I'm a happily married man ;-). His commentary on the IDG story that broke on Monday, 11/30 is right on the money and lays the situation out in stark, harsh, no-nonsense terms. As did most other Windows followers, I saw the initial story early Monday...

December 4, 2009  6:25 PM

Handy Tool Simplifies Editing Windows Path Variable

Posted by: Ed Tittel
editing the Windows path environment variable, editing Windows environment variables, Redmond Labs .Net, Redmond Path, Windows 7

As I work with Windows from day to day, I often find myself looking at the way things work inside that OS and wondering why some things can't be improved. Recently, I've tech-edited a book on the Python-based Django Web development environment and have been digging into the Windows Preinstallation...

November 30, 2009  3:00 AM

At long last, production PC settles down

Posted by: Ed Tittel
good reliability index from production PC, keep things simple to keep them working, Windows 7, Windows 7 Reliability Monitor

I may be asking for trouble, but it looks like I've finally gotten my production PC to settle down and behave itself. After about 13 weeks of ups and downs I've finally fixed all the drivers, gotten the various system components to behave, and have dealt only with very basic Windows and Internet...

November 29, 2009  11:09 PM

Where Windows 7 Starter Falls Down…For Me

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 7, Windows 7 Starter edition, Windows 7 Starter Edition limitations

OK, so I've been running Windows 7 Starter on a couple of netbooks and my wife's mini-ITX Core 2 Duo system for a couple of months now. And while I still like this OS, especially for its slim footprint and modest profile, I've discovered a few things I don't like about it as well — enough so, in...

November 22, 2009  9:07 PM

OEM Install Issues Are Real and Serious

Posted by: Ed Tittel
troubleshooting Windows install problems, Windows 7, Windows 7 install, Windows 7 OEM install issues, Windows 7 Upgrade advisor

In the wake of my latest blog on bargain Win7 versions, I got an e-mail from a former student and regular corresponent, asking about some...

November 21, 2009  11:14 PM

Ed Bott Scores Again with money-saving Win7 suggestions

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Buy a new Win7 PC and upgrade another PC at half price, Windows 7, Windows 7 discounts and deals, Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Family Pack, Windows 7 student discount

Everybody who reads this blog is probably on the clock for an IT job of some kind. But let's face it: that means you're probably handling systems off the clock as well, for family and friends. Everybody can benefit from money-saving tips for software, and Ed Bott has put together a real nonpareil...

November 21, 2009  10:52 PM

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Helpful Even Post-Upgrade

Posted by: Ed Tittel
even on systems running Win7, W7UA catches software and hardware issues, Windows 7, Windows 7 Upgrade advisor

The obvious use for the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor (W7UA) program is to evaluate and report on hardware running some earlier version of Windows to help professionals prepare for an upgrade to that OS....

November 9, 2009  3:28 PM

Super Windows 7 Mouse/Keyboard Shortcuts

Posted by: Ed Tittel
boost Windows 7 productivity, Windows 7, Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts, Windows 7 mouse shortcuts, Windows 7 shortcuts

Whenever Microsoft rolls out a new OS, it's always interesting to see what kinds of shortcuts get eliminated, added, or changed in that process. From my own experience, Windows7 offers plenty of neat and usable shortcuts to help savvy users make the most of its runtime environment. Thus, for...

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