Thursday morning I did something to my main laptop that I really should not have done, and the results were disastrous. I succeeded in completely wrecking my installation of Windows 8. I was able to boot into the OS, but as soon as I tried to launch any application my system went into an endless flash-loop, and … Continue reading Refresh Your PC – Save your bacon!
This post was originally written for the Canadian IT Pro Connection blog, and can be seen there at http://blogs.technet.com/b/canitpro/archive/2012/09/12/what-s-this-new-cert-mcsa-windows-7.aspx. In April of this year Microsoft Learning announced its new generation of certifications. Many of us who had previously earned certain MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) credentials were automatically ported into a new certification category, the … Continue reading What’s this new Cert? MCSA: Windows 7!
Six years ago Microsoft introduced the Windows Experience Index, a better way to measure the actual speed of computers, rather than simply relying on the single measurement of the CPU speed. Although it really is more complicated than this, Microsoft has broken the speed of a computer down to five components: CPU, RAM, graphics and … Continue reading Windows 8 Experience Index… What it means and how to check it
I couldn’t believe it. I had finally installed Windows 8, and I wasn’t able to blog about it. I use Windows Live Writer as my blogging tool (most of the time). One of the required pre-requisites is .NET Framework 3.5, and for whatever reason it would not install for me (see screenshot). The error code … Continue reading Windows 8: .NET Installation Issue
Unlike most people I was (and am) a big fan of User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 7 (and even Vista). I have often referred to it as the ‘Are you really sure you want to do something stupid?’ button; it let you know that you were about to do something that would affect your … Continue reading Smart Screen? Smart!
I have finally done it. I have ‘made the leap’ to Windows 8 on my primary laptop. I am sure a lot of people are surprised that it has taken me this long, and I want to reassure you that no, this is not my first kick at the can. I was among the first … Continue reading Getting used to Windows 8…
I spend a lot of time demonstrating different technologies for different audiences. Because of that I often need to use different operating systems and rather than take along several machines (which I often have to do anyways, but for other reasons) I have taken to configuring my laptop (currently an HP EliteBook 2740p) in a … Continue reading Creating a Multi-OS Environment with Boot from VHD
I have said before that I am not sure that Windows 8 is going to have the adoption rates that Windows 7 has had, and that it is more likely that Windows 7 will remain the dominant operating system in the enterprise. If companies are going to be convinced to switch, it will be by … Continue reading Windows To Go: This is going to be a game changer!
A buddy of mine said it as well as I could... so go view his post on the latest Microsoft Windows Service Pack 1 🙂 http://www.amcdougall.ca/?p=41