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Touching Windows 7: The Facts (via McAkins Online)

I have heard similar things from various people and I have not been able to say anything different as I have not seen WIN7 on a tablet. Strong opinioned article, but the two links really get to the core of the issue and do show that WIN7 works on tablets and does it well.

For all of you complaining that Windows 7 is not fit for Touch, you need to be informed before coming to this conclusion. Most of you have not used Windows 7 with a Touch-enabled device, I think the misconception arise from this lack of reference. The windows you see when you are using your desktop with mouse and keyboard is not the same windows you will see when Windows 7 is installed on a Touch-enabled device. Windows 7 literarily lets the beas … Read More

via McAkins Online


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JUNK – Your new PC needs a cleaning!

You would think – if you get something new, you don’t have to do a major cleaning.  Not true with new PC’s, the manufacture puts so much stuff on your NEW system that the first thing I do is do a cleaning.  I have never really figured out a process and have always done it manually and that is OK for me, but what about all those other people who may not have the skill to do it.

Well I saw an article that suggested a FREE software tool that allows you to remove multiple programs all at once.  I have not tried it yet, but the source is good.

An easy way to decrapify your new PC

Of course the next step once you remove all the JUNK – is make a backup image of your system so that when and if you need to re-image your system – you can use a fresh clean install and not worry about the junk again.

Step by step process with or without using the software above:

Windows 7 Tip of the Week Restore Windows 7 Without the Crapware

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To Sleep or Hibernate is the Question

As a tech person we have all kept our machines on even when they are not being used, we just don’s want to wait for the boot up, re-load our programs etc.  I have tried to change that habit and with WIN7, I am using SLEEP mode all the time.  It takes very little time to come back up, I do have to be patient for the Network connection to re-connect, but it has worked great.

A great article description the differences

Hibernate instead of shutting down to quickly resume working

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Windows 8

WINDOWS 8 is coming – Mid-Late 2012

Windows 8: A First Peek

Make no mistake about it: If you were to parse through my email and try and figure out what the single most frequently asked question is these days, it’s pretty obvious. “What can you tell me about Windows 8?” And to date, there hasn’t been much to say. As a dedicated Windows watcher, I am of course deeply interested in what Microsoft is doing, and if you’ve been following along with my various other writings, you already know what the Windows 8 release schedule looks like. But ask about the features and technologies that Microsoft planned to include in Windows 8? For the most part, I didn’t have a clue. Until now.

Learn a little about it from:  http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/win8_leak.asp

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Windows XP SP2 Support has ENDED

WINDOWS XP SP2 support has ended as of July 13th, 2010

I would also like to remind people who are still running Windows XP that as of July 13th, 2010, Windows XP SP2 will also reach the end of support. You will need to install the latest service pack available (Windows XP Service Pack 3) via the Microsoft Update website or look at moving to Windows 7 to be running a supported version of Windows.  Support for Windows XP Service Pack 3 will continue through April 2014.


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Windows XP downgrade

For those districts and there are many that are still using XP, you get to buy new products and still use XP on them for sometime to come!

WINDOWS XP PRO – downgrade rights extended

To support our customers’ “unprecedented move” to migrate their PC environment to Windows 7, we have decided to extend downgrade rights to Windows XP Professional beyond the previously planned end date at Windows 7 SP1. This will help maintain consistency for downgrade rights throughout the Windows 7 lifecycle. As a result, the OEM versions of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate will continue to include downgrade rights to the similar versions of Windows Vista or Windows XP Professional.  Going forward, businesses can continue to purchase new PCs and utilize end user downgrade rights to Windows XP or Windows Vista until they are ready to use Windows 7. Enabling such rights throughout the Windows 7 lifecycle will make it easier for customers as they plan deployments to Windows 7.

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Microsoft SP1 for WIN7 & Server 2008 R2 – Public BETA

Public Beta Now Available SP1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

Today, (July 12th) we announced at our annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) the availability of the public beta for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1). As Gavriella Schuster and I have mentioned in previous blogs, SP1 for Windows 7 does not contain any new features specific to Windows 7. However, the new features in SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 benefit Windows 7 by providing a richer Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) experience.

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