Windows Enterprise Desktop:

October, 2010

October 25, 2010  2:14 PM

Why my ISP sometimes drives me crazy

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My ISP is Time Warner Cable/Road Runner, to whom I pay about $50 a month for so-called “Turbo Internet” service (which advertises download speed of 15.0 Mbps and a Turbo with PowerBoost mode that can take those speeds up to 30 Mbps, and upload speeds of up to 3.0 Mbps). Most of the time, I’m...

October 22, 2010  5:12 PM

Windows 7 Birthday Presents…For You!

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In my blog yesterday ("Happy First Birthday Windows 7") I observed the one-year anniversary of Windows 7's General Availability release. This morning, I'm starting to...

October 22, 2010  4:59 PM

Happy First Birthday, Windows 7

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Today it's been exactly one year since Windows 7 was released to the general public — what Microsoft calls "General Availability" or GA. It's been a busy hectic year for the latest Windows OS, and it looks like Microsoft is finally starting to back itself out of the hole that it dug for itself...

October 15, 2010  7:54 PM

Windows 7 Family Pack Sales Now Underway

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Right now for $149.99 (or $145 at Amazon, if you'd care to bargain hunt) you can pick up a 3-license upgrade pack for Windows 7 Home User. This...

October 13, 2010  2:34 PM

Biggest Patch Tuesday Ever: October, 2010

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Gadzooks! I almost fell out of my chair yesterday, when I checked Windows Update just after lunch, as is my usual wont on Patch Tuesdays. There were no less than seventeen (17!!) updates waiting for me to download onto my production machine, and as I worked my way through my notebook (I'm currently...

October 11, 2010  1:33 PM

Selling/surplusing PCs? Replace and crush the hard disks!

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I've been working on revising a couple of books lately — namely, the CISSP Study Guide (going into a 5th edition) and Computer Forensics JumpStart (for a 2nd edition; both books for Sybex/Wiley) — and in that context found this

October 8, 2010  6:35 PM

Great Audio from PC to Sound System via ZZcoustics

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Back in 2005, I had the privelege and the pleasure to work with Mike Chin (the guru behind and Matt Wright (a PC video maven who writes for sites like and on a book entitled

October 7, 2010  3:30 PM

Post Windows 7 Upgrade Clean-up

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As I was looking over the boot/system disk for my Dell D620 laptop this morning, I discovered a directory named $Windows.~Q that contained nearly 3 GB of data. Recognizing the leading $ (dollar) sign as a technique that Windows uses to hide shares and directories from casual display and access, I...

October 4, 2010  10:15 AM

Another Cool Boot-time trimming technique

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I've been a big fan of the SysInternals stuff since the mid-90s, so it was with some interest that I noticed a recent update to their "ultimate Windows start-up management tool" Autoruns.exe on September 29,...

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