Microsoft has informed customers running the latest iteration of its Windows client that, in specific scenarios, their laptops may crash when deploying graphics drivers.
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There have been more than 67,000 direct downloads of the Windows API Code Pack since its release, and about the same number of downloads for other projects, such as the Windows 7 Training Kit for Developers, Flashcards.Show, Images.Show.
The latest iteration of the Windows client has long passed the 100-million-sold-license milestone, and the fastest selling operating system in history doesn’t show any signs of stopping.
While Windows 7 Service Pack 1 will not be a major upgrade to the RTM version, the evolution of the operating system is designed to close the gap between physical and virtual desktops, as far as Microsoft is concerned.
Free Windows 7 Surreal Territory Theme from the Designer of the New Win Logo…
Want some new desktop gear to complement your Bing themes for the latest iteration of Windows 7? Then look no further than the new Bing screensaver offered for download by Microsoft…
Windows 7 offers a new personalization option for fans of the most lovable green ogre that made it to the big screen. Microsoft is offering a new Shrek theme, based on the fourth installment of the franchise, available as a free download for users of the latest iteration of Windows. The “Shrek Forever After” is served through the Windows Personalization Gallery, and is bound to be a collaboration between the Redmond company and Dreamworks, although neither of the two announced anything officially.
With the advent of Visual Studio, we are pleased to release our second Windows 7 themepack called “Visual Studio 2010”. This themepack contains four high-resolution simple and stylish wallpapers and using Windows 7 default sound scheme and violet color appearance.
The security experts on the Solution Accelerators team have kept that momentum alive—they’ve been working with government agencies, IT security pros, and other Microsoft security experts to develop a new tool called the Security Compliance Manager.
The Advisor runs on both Windows Vista and Windows XP, but will also evaluate PCs running Windows 7 editions to see whether users can upgrade to a better SKU of the OS.
“In the U.S.: Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 Home Premium ERP $49.99 (versus everyday price of $79.99) and Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional ERP $79.99 (versus everyday price of $89.99),” Brandon LeBlanc, Windows communications manager on the Windows Client Communications Team, revealed.
Jim Travis, group content publishing manager Windows Hardware and Devices, explains that the end of March was synonymous with the republishing of all the Windows Driver Kit documentation on MSDN Library.
Microsoft has made available a range of new resources designed to streamline the deployment of Windows 7 for business customers. According to Erwin Visser, director Business-Marketing Organization, Microsoft, businesses around the world emphasized the necessity for a comprehensive and strategic plan set up to help them roll out technology within their organizations.
Microsoft has warned customers running the latest iteration of the Windows client that they may experience the audio corruption of extremely short MP3 files when they are played in Windows Media Player. The issue is related to Windows 7 and Windows Media Player 12, according to the Redmond company, but only MP3 files that are less than a second long are affected.
The first release of a themepack for Windows 7 RTM containing wallpapers that were featured as the background images of the Bing search/decision engine proved so popular that Microsoft has put together a second package. Bing’s Best 2 is currently available for download…
Windows 8 Server, or Windows Server 8, whichever you prefer, will not play nice with 32-bit (x86) CPUs, just as its predecessor, but will also not feature support for the Intel Itanium architecture.
Microsoft has started talking about the first major update (Service Pack) of Windows 7. But today, An early interim build of its Service Pack 1 has been leaked out on Torrents and file sharing websites.
The build string is 6.1.7601.16537.amd64fre.win7.100327-0053 which was compiled on March 27th, 2010. The build is quick to install but it’s not clear whether it includes the promised USB 3.0 support or enhanced Bluetooth and Wi-Fi stacks.
Intel has assessed Windows 7 extensively, comparing it with Windows XP SP3, and found that the successor of Vista was superior. And nothing speaks better than Intel’s stance on Windows 7 than the fact that the CPU maker upgraded in excess of 100,000 machines from XP SP3 starting in early 2010.
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.
“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.