Microsoft has made available for download a number of updates targeting the Windows Media Center component of some editions of Windows 7, including Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate. The new refreshes offered to customers are designed to resolve reliability issues reported by them, such as Windows Media Center displaying Low Bit Rate overlay messages, but also problems related to TV tuner functionality. A total of four updates are currently up for grabs via the Microsoft Download Center, for both the 32-bit and 64-bit flavors of Windows 7.
Monthly Archives: March 2010
“The 90-day Trial is the full working version of the Windows 7 Enterprise, the version most of you will be working with in your corporate environment.
Two researchers yesterday won $10,000 each at the Pwn2Own hacking contest by bypassing important security measures of Windows 7.
On renaming a file, folder or shortcut on the Windows 7 desktop, if you find that it disappears, and reappears only after you refresh the desktop, then you might want to check out the reason.
When it launched Windows 7 Release Candidate Build 7100, Microsoft also introduced the last two features it had kept safely up its sleeve until then, namely Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode.
Microsoft did confirm two features which will be introduced by Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX, both impacting the company’s desktop virtualization stack.
Just as it was the case for the two service packs for Windows Vista, SP1 for Windows 7 will be just a minor upgrade. Just a few days short of the first five months since it launched its latest Windows client, Microsoft is finally ready to start talking Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1).
Although Windows 7′s “XP Mode” has been a welcome feature of the new operating system, there’s been a fair bit of confusion brought on by the virtualization layer’s hardware requirements.
With 87% of IT pros also revealing adoption plans for the latest Windows client, Windows 7 is proving to be the OS that will make Vista forgotten, and the platform capable of convincing Windows XP users to dump the aging, decade-old operating system.
Wallpapers from Vikram Dendi, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Translator.
We have already blogged about how you can troubleshoot Windows 7 issues natively with the in-built Windows 7 Troubleshooters. In addition to built-in troubleshooting packs, Windows 7 can download new packs as new issues are identified through the Windows Online Troubleshooting Service (WOTS).
If you’re still running XP after all these years, odds are you’ve settled in nicely and don’t plan to leave until you have no choice. Well, that might be happening sooner than you expected. Microsoft announced today that they were working on Internet Explorer 9, and that it would not support Windows XP but Windows 7 and Vista.
On the second day at MIX10, Microsoft has made available for download the first release of Internet Explorer 9. The Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview is currently up for grabs from Microsoft.
Do you get a white dot on the top-left corner of your Windows 7 screen when an Aero theme is selected and “Enable transparency” is unchecked?
According to Microsoft, “one white dot (1 pixel in size), may appear on the top-left corner of the screen in the following scenarios: in Windows 7 Home Basic Edition, the issue may occur after a user selects the “Windows 7 Basic” color theme and changes the wallpaper. In Windows 7 Ultimate and other editions listed in the “Applies to” section, this issue may occur after a user selects an Aero theme and then un-checks “Enable transparency”.”
Only five months after launch, Windows 7 plays nice with an impressive number of applications. According to data from Microsoft, the latest version of Windows is fully compatible with almost 10,000 applications.
If when you use Windows Easy Transfer in Windows 7 to restore data from the spanned migration store, you receive the following error message: Windows Easy Transfer couldn’t open the file …
The wait is almost over for new demos of Internet Explorer 9. Come next week and MIX10, Microsoft will showcase the evolution of IE9 since the first demonstration of the browser at PDC 2009 last year. The Redmond company has already published details on a number of IE9-focused sessions scheduled for the coming week. The official MIX10 website was updated to detail the new demos planned for the next iteration of Internet Explorer.
For some, Windows 7 might just be the fastest selling operating system in history, but, for others, the product could prove a veritable life saver. The successor of Windows Vista is at the core of a new initiative aimed at homebound seniors, and designed to boost wellness by simply helping them reduce social isolation. Virtual Senior Center is only a demonstration project at this point in time, but there has to be little doubt that a product based on this concept will deliver quality-of-life benefits to seniors who are prisoners of their homes because of age-related health problems.
What a difference an OS makes. Whereas those in charge of IT took a very cautious approach to Vista, Windows 7 is enjoying a much warmer reception and more rapid adoption rate. “We have 50 percent of our users, that’s 2,500 machines, deployed on Win7 in 2010,” said Jim Thomas, CIO at Pella. By the [...]