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March 2, 2012  6:20 PM

Building the Windows 8-ready Desktop

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OK, so yesterday was the day that I put together a brand-spanking new Windows 8 desktop system for my upcoming book Windows 8 in Depth (due out from Pearson in late October, 2012, or whenever Windows 8 goes into general availability release). Here's a partial...

June 10, 2011  12:24 PM

Why Does the BIOS Default to Disable USB Keyboards?

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As I fired up one of my test machines yesterday after replacing a defective motherboard and Windows started to boot, I thought I might actually have gotten away with something grand and glorious. Not!! Although I was able to replace an Asus P5 Pro that had gone wonky on me with a Gigabyte...


November 22, 2010  5:36 PM

Another item for your SSD toolkit: CrystalDiskInfo

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If you work with solid state disks, you're probably already familiar with the various tools that your drive vendors provide for their units. Mostly, these are tools for checking and upgrading firmware, but occasionally,  you'll also come across a great tool like the


August 11, 2010  4:20 PM

Check Out Oasys Mail Manager

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I had the great pleasure of speaking with Alec Milton, Managing Director of Product Marketing for Oasys Limited last Friday, to talk about the company's excellent Mail Manager product. Before I tell you a little about the software — which is unbelievably cool and capable — let me tell you a...


February 21, 2010  9:38 PM

Making SSDs Work on Windows 7

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By now, everybody's aware of the speed and power consumption or battery life benefits that solid state drives (SSDs) can confer on desktop and notebook PCs, respectively — at least, for those prepared to cover their high costs of acquisition. Knowing that some IT professionals will no doubt be...


September 8, 2009  2:33 PM

Insight into the Windows 7 “Device Experience”

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One interesting change in interface and behavior in Windows 7 is the addition of the Devices and Printers option in the Start menu (depicted below). This new facility not only shows you the devices installed on or known to your Windows 7 PC, it also provides a staging area where it is easy to add...


November 19, 2008  5:59 PM

Exam 70-624 TS: Deploying and Maintaining Windows Vista Client

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Another doozy of a title, this exam is likely to appeal to IT professionals who work with Vista in all situations (SOHO, SMB, tech support, enterprise, and so forth) and of all stripes (help desk, tech support, IT administration, and so on). As with other exams in the 70-620 through 70-625 Vista...


November 14, 2008  3:57 PM

Exam 70-623 Pro: Supporting and Troubleshooting Applications on a Vista Client

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Another gargantuan title not only heads up this exam, but also helps to tell would-be candidates if this represents their particular cup or tea or not. Like 70-622, 70-623 features another old-fashioned exam page. Along with...


November 12, 2008  4:03 PM

Exam 70-622 Pro: Supporting and Troubleshooting Applications on a Windows Vista Client

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Wow! What an exam title, eh? Interestingly, 70-622 also still sports an old-fashioned exam page, too. Along with 70-622, this MCITP exam qualifies those who pass it to earn the MCITP Enterprise Support Technicican credential,...


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