Windows Enterprise Desktop:

October, 2009

October 30, 2009  3:52 PM

Slowly but surely, moving to 64-bit Win7

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As far as I can recall, Windows XP was the first Windows version to support 64-bit operation (in fact, according to the 64-bit software timeline in the Wikipedia article "64-bit" the first such version was released on April 30, 2005...

October 28, 2009  5:24 PM

Lots More Goodies at the MS Download Center

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I was expecting more stuff to hit the MS Download center in the wake of the Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 release last Thursday (10/22/2009) and boy, was I right. Check out the "new items" page for a complete listing. I'm only going to toss out some highlights that reflect my own recent download...

October 27, 2009  3:20 PM

Win7 Auto-detect Doesn’t Always Load the Right Drivers

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In switching my test and production PCs over from Vista (or creating dual boot Vista/Win7 or XP-SP3/Win7 setups), I've observed that while Windows 7 does a very good job of identifying most hardware and then loading the proper driver, I've also recently observed that its accuracy is less than...

October 23, 2009  3:58 PM

More Windows 7 Downloads

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Gosh! There's so much hype and hoopla surrounding yesterday's Windows 7 launch that I'm almost disinclined to add to the clutter myself. But hey: a guy's gotta blog, so there's plenty of interesting new stuff going on around this "big event" to provide grist for the mill. So far my favorite fluff...

October 21, 2009  3:21 PM

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Final Version Released

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In anticipation of the upcoming GA (general availability) day for Windows 7 tomorrow (October 22, 2009) I've been checking in on the Microsoft Download Center regularly to see what's popped up there since my last visit. Though I checked on Monday, it was probably too early in the day to see then...

October 19, 2009  3:03 PM

Other Win7 Shoe Drops on Thursday

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OK, so here it comes. Windows 7 General Availability will occur in just three more days, on Thursday, October 22. I'm starting to see advertisements from HP, Dell, and others that indicate that machines with Windows pre-installed are available for order (a sample e-mail subject line for a message...

October 16, 2009  5:31 PM

Let’s trade one Reliability Monitor mystery for another, OK?

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Anybody who's been reading these blogs for any length of time knows that I am enamored of the Reliability Monitor in Windows Vista and 7. Back in early September I wrote a blog entitled "

October 14, 2009  2:37 PM

Patch Tuesday: 13 Bulletins on 10/13 Zounds!

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Those inclined to see numerological conspiracy every time the number 13 pops up will want to take a deep breath before pondering Microsoft's release of 13 security bulletins for this Patch Tuesday, which just happened to fall on 10/13/2009. As for myself, I'm always reminded of the superstitions...

October 12, 2009  8:27 PM

Check out the MED-V 1.0 User Guide!

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Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V 1.0) is software that uses Microsoft Virtual PC to provide an enterprise toolset for desktop virtualization. It lets admins create, deliver, and amange Virtual PC images on Windows desktop PCs, and is a key component of the Microsoft Desktop...

October 9, 2009  3:25 PM

As the GA date for Win7 nears, momentum grows, but…

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I've been trolling the various blogs, the download site, and the news lately to keep up as the final pieces fall into place for the long-anticipated general availability date for Windows 7 on Thursday, October 22 (just a little under two weeks away as I write this blog). I'm seeing evidence of some...

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