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September 4, 2009  3:56 PM

Hmmm…This is an interesting Win7 situation



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Asus P5Q3 motherboard, Gigabyte P35T-DQ6 motherboard, Windows 7, Windows 7 Reliability Monitor, Windows hardware compatibility issues

Those who've been reading this blog for any length of time know I've been fighting with a balky, or perhaps blighted, production PC for some time now. I upgraded this machine to Windows 7 in early August in hopes that it might help with chronic instability issues. Since then, results had been mixed...

August 28, 2009  2:52 PM

Fascinating MS Crash Forensics Expose



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 7, Windows 7 bug resolution, Windows 7 chkdsk crash, Windows 7 error reporting, Windows 7 quality control

Right around the same time that Windows RTM was posted to TechNet and MSDN (August 6), reports began to surface that Windows 7 was suffering a bluescreen when users would run the CHKDSK utility with the /r switch selected (which locates bad sectors and recovers readable data from them). See this...


August 6, 2009  4:17 PM

Win7 RTM bits are up and available–if slowly



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 7, Windows 7 RTM, Windows 7 RTM download, Windows 7 RTM download on MSDN

Today is August 6, 2009, the day that Microsoft is supposed to post the Windows 7 RTM versions to MSDN and TechNet. I've been logged into MSDN Subscriber Downloads since early this morning and refreshing the page feverishly every 15 minutes or so since then, but so far, the most recent updates on...


July 21, 2009  1:25 PM

Serious Sign of Windows 7 Intent



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Microsoft WHS Power Pack 3, WHS Power Pack 3 beta, Windows 7, Windows 7 enterprise desktop support

Although what I am about to report may seem irrelevant to Windows Enterprise Desktop concerns at first blush, I plan to argue otherwise — and of course, that's why I'm reporting about a current beta and planned upcoming release for Windows Home Server Power Pack 3. It's popped onto my radar for...


June 22, 2009  4:08 PM

Check out the (Beta) Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor



Posted by: Ed Tittel
download (beta) Winodws 7 Upgrade Advisor, Enterprise desktop, Windows 7, Windows 7 enterprise desktop, Windows 7 Upgrade advisor

The Windows 7 Upgrade advisor is still in beta — as is the Windows 7 OS itself — but it's recently acquired a pretty permanent-looking URL: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/upgrade-advisor.aspx. System admins who may be thinking about upgrading current XP or Vista platforms to Windows...


June 15, 2009  11:18 PM

Meet A Key Figure Behind the Win7 UI: Julie Larson-Green



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise desktop, Enterprise Vista, enterprise Windows 7, enterprise Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Vista

A great story in Western Australia Today (WAtoday.com.au) features Ms. Larson-Green, the person behind the ribbon technology introduced in Office 2007, who has since taken over ownership of the Windows 7 UI and its usability (called "Windows Experience") prior to the imminent launch of that new...


April 17, 2009  4:52 PM

Windows 7 Predictions: Hits and Misses



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise desktop, Enterprise Vista, Windows 7, Windows 7 predictions, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Of the many and varied sources of Windows information I read regularly, the coverage at OSNews.com is always interesting, often insightful, and even funny or mordant on occasion. That's why I read Thom Holwerda's recent story "Y


April 3, 2009  3:11 PM

Check Out Windows Springboard for Win7 Info



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Mark Russinovich technical blog, Windows 7, Windows 7 blogs, Windows 7 Feature walkthroughs, Windows 7 forums, Windows 7 springboard

Thanks to a recent email from the Microsoft Learning PR rep, the ever-helpful Andrea Platt Dayal, I now know about the Microsoft Springboard Series, which she describes as a source of "...additional information for IT pros on...


March 18, 2009  6:43 PM

Windows 7 Comes Off Pretty Darn Well



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, Unknown Device Identifier, Windows 7, Windows 7 drivers, Windows 7 install, Windows 7 troubleshooting, Windows Vista

Now that I've gotten Windows 7 (the latest beta build: 7057) up and running on a couple of computers, I understand most of the recent hoopla it's garnered a whole lot better. It is indeed quick and easy to install: under half an hour in all cases, working from an ISO download I burned to DVD after...


March 13, 2009  4:52 PM

Windows 7 Gains Added Luster



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, Windows 7, Windows 7 beta, Windows 7 build 7048, Windows Vista

Long-time Windows expert Ed Bott posted an extremely interesting, if not downright intruiging blog yesterday on ZDNet. It's entitled "Is Windows 7 reliable enough to release now?," and proceeds to make a reasonably convincing case...


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