Category Archives: Microsoft Windows 7

Windows 7 Migration Checklist

Since Windows 7 is now available and downloadable for Microsoft Partners (and everyone else with a MSDN or TechNet subscription), one of my first jobs at work is to make plans to replace our Windows Vista Enterprise boxes with Windows 7 Enterprise. I’m about to upgrade all client PCs on the network to Microsoft Windows […]


Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM’ed

Microsoft released Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 to manufacturers (RTM) today.


Planning on upgrading to Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2?

You might be one of those persons, fervently running Windows 7 on their day-to-day laptop (like me) and you might be one of those persons building Windows Server 2008 R2 rigs for test and demo purposes. (like me) You might also be one of the lucky persons to lay your hands on a pre-order for […]


Changing Windows 7 back to the ‘old’ Windows

Windows 7 has a mass appeal to Windows XP users and their system administrators. While major advances were made in Windows Vista and Windows 7, you will always find people opposing change. And, boy! A lot has changed in the user interface since Windows XP! In the past opposition has been dealt with with deception […]


Windows 7 RSAT Release Candidate

Not everyone likes the chilly climate of the server room or the mesmerizing humming of racks, stuffed with server hardware. For these pseudo-admins, Microsoft releases remote management tools. (They work wonders for managing Server Core installations, too!) The latest incarnation was released two weeks ago and works with Windows 7.


How to install Windows XP Mode for Application Compatibility

One of the new and interesting features in the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC), mentioned a few days ago, is the ability to utilize a virtual Windows XP with Service Pack 3 environment for application compatibility. This feature is called Windows 7 XP Mode and builds on Windows Virtual PC 7. The new Virtual PC […]


Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Release Candidates available

The Release Candidates (RCs) for Microsofts upcoming Windows Client Operating System, Windows 7, and Microsofts upcoming Server Operating System, Windows Server 2008 R2, are now available for public download.   While these Release Candidates were already available for download to TechNet and MSDN subscribers from April 30th, now everyone can legally (and safely) download the […]


Windows 7 Beta, fishing for clues

Since Saturday January 10th, Windows 7 Beta (build 7000) has found its way to a lot of people downloading its bytes from the Microsoft download servers, to find themselves confronted with a fantastic looking creature after initial installation:


Windows 7 Update Package KB961367

As some of you may have picked up last week the Windows 7 beta build, that was announced yesterday, made available today for MSDN and TechNet subscribers and will be made available in several hours to the first 2.5 million people clicking the download link, contains a bug that corrupts *.mp3 files, when opened. Note: […]


Windows 7 TechNet Forums opened

Got a Live ID? Join the conversation on Windows 7! The Microsoft TechNet Forums are an online location where you can ask questions on a variety of Microsoft products. It’s a place to find answers from many of the Microsoft Program Managers, Microsoft support guys, Microsoft developers, Microsoft evangelists, Microsoft MVPs and Microsoft enthusiasts. A […]