windows 7

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Windows 7 Can Natively Burn ISO files

Windows has not provided .iso file burning functionality before. Rather than use a specialized tool, I have, until now, used my iMac to burn iso files. This morning I discovered that with a couple clicks of the mouse, Windows 7 users can now burn .iso files.  Here’s how: In Windows Explorer double click the .iso

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How to Upgrade to Windows 7 Release Candidate

I completed an in-place Windows 7 Release Candidate (build 7100) upgrade from the original beta build 7000. The upgrade took approximately 1.5 hours and went smoothly. The upgrade went faster than my original upgrade from Vista to Win7 Beta. See my ‘Windows 7 Release Candidate First Impressions and Observations’ post for post-upgrade details). [May 5,

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The Windows Apps I Use and How I Configure Them

The Daleisphere Command Center In mid-February 2009, I made the unfortunate mistake or using a registry cleaner in hopes of tweaking even more performance out of my Windows 7 Beta (“Win7B”) setup. The net result – my ship was sunk! All my data was backed up, of course, but it took me two months to

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How to Use Windows 7’s System Image Backup Feature

In mid February 2009, shortly after installing Windows 7 Beta on my primary PC, I made the huge mistake of running an automated ‘Registry Cleaner’ program. Suffice it to say, it destroyed my system. Because, my data is backed up on a nightly basis, I lost no data. But I did lose years (stretching back

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How to Disable ‘Send Feedback’ link in Windows 7 Beta

While I am not against providing feedback to Microsoft on their Windows 7 beta, I have constantly clicked on the ‘send feedback’ link on the top right of every window by accident. To remove it: Run Regedit (Start button – type ‘regedit’) Navigate to:      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop Change the ‘FeedbackToolEnabled’ key to 0 (it is

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Windows 7 is Really Windows 6.1

There has been quite a bit of debate recently on why Microsoft named Windows 7, Windows 7. There have been, in fact, a dozen or so versions of Windows released over the years (not including the multiple SKU’s per release). As you can see from the picture above, Microsoft’s internal version number for Windows 7

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Windows 7 Beta Available Today

Starting today, anyone can download the Windows 7 beta (W7B) here. Microsoft’s promotional W7B  page is here. The definitive WB7 blog post (by Brandon LeBlanc) explaining how it all works is here. The W7B FAQ is here. Paul Thurrott’s W7B info is here. [Jan 10, 2009 – 2:30 pm EST Update: Official Microsoft Servers are