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  • Blog Post: boot from vhd – setup windows 7 64 bit from 32 bit

    boot from vhd is a great new feature of windows 7 enterprise.  it allows you to start an operating system configured in vhd file.  i have been using this to run 64 bit builds of windows 7 on a system that is natively running the 32 bit version.  how do you create the vhd?  install...
  • Blog Post: first multi touch notebook...

    ...is from hp! i've got the tz1000 tablet which also allows touch, but the hp tx2z series supports multitouch. in a growing trend, it also can be purchased with the 64 bit edition of windows vista home premium or ultimate. it appears to be the same size as the tz1000 which i like - check it out here...
  • Blog Post: did you know: installing the zune 3.0 software without a zune?

    almost a year ago we had a portable media session at cwug (chicago windows user group) which was a lot of fun.  we had people bring their archos media players, ipods, psps and zunes.  when we talked about the zune, one of the questions was do you need the hardware device to use the software...
  • Blog Post: did you know: you can shrink a hard drive from the command line (and in the windows vista/7 setup program?)

    friday i posted information about dynamically shrinking a partition from your windows vista or windows 7 installation (making room for another operating system) but what if you are already running windows xp and would like to take advantage of this feature?  you can, but before the step by step...
  • Blog Post: dr. bob - the value of my time/15 more installations (somewhat automated)

    i was thinking of someone who taught me the value of my time when i was much younger (and had time to spare!) today as i setup another 15 computers with windows 7 at work. "dr. bob" as he was known to me, was technical, an entertaining presenter, and one of my first mentors. i had just spent over 24...
  • Blog Post: builds 3 and 4

    my first two builds of windows 7 in one way brought me back to when windows vista was in beta (downloading the bits, burning dvds, waiting while the installation runs), but since windows 7 is building upon the foundation that windows vista sp1 and windows server 2008 created, it's been a process i'm...
  • Blog Post: to netbook or not to netbook - that is the question

    this evening i was looking at the various options - around $300-350 for netbooks. netbooks are interesting because they can run either windows xp, windows vista or windows 7 beta and they are larger than my current phone to make typing and using them easier. still lightweight and extremely portable ...