News, Tips and Tricks to Get Up and Running with Windows 7

A lot of great information is on the web today about Windows 7, here is a list of cool information:

Installing Windows 7 on a netbook

“Lately I have been playing a lot with Windows 7 and saw quite a number of posts from people who are installing it in all sorts of hardware and especially on netbooks.

The netbook installation can be tricky because… well netbooks don’t come with DVD drives and so many face the question “how do I boot into the Windows 7 installer?”.

Application Compatibility Testing — Overview

“Delivering a new release of Windows includes a major effort to insure that applications continue to function as well on the new release as they have on the previous release. At the PDC we talked about some of the new areas of Windows Vista that reduced this level of compatibility, such as changes we made around the OS security model. With Windows 7 we renewed our engineering efforts to maintain compatibility. As with device testing, compatibility testing is an effort that spans the entire engineering organization, though we also have a group that is dedicated to this effort. This post was authored by a set of folks and coordinated by Grant George, the corporate vice president for testing in the Windows Experience team. –Steven”

Why am I seeing this dialog?

Internet Explorer 8 has a new feature that keeps you in control of your search engine default, by informing you when software attempts to change your settings.

If you are using Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 or RC1, you might have seen the following dialog when installing new software:

Windows 7 IT Pro Guides


These documents include: 1) A What’s New in Windows 7 Guide, covering many new and changed Windows 7 features of interest to IT professionals, including DirectAccess, BranchCache and other networking technologies, VHD boot and other deployment technologies, and AppLocker, Biometrics, and other security technologies, and 2) A Windows 7 Manageability Overview Guide, covering the manageability improvements that can reduce total cost of ownership by helping to increase automation, improve user productivity, and provide flexible administrative control to meet compliance technologies.

A wealth of information for any Windows 7 user.


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