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March, 2013

  • Windows 8 Tip of the Day–Understanding Startup Items

    Todays Tip from Robert Mitchell… First for Windows RT, As part of the effort to improve battery life and PC responsiveness, the startup apps support in Windows RT was removed. Change Description: Windows RT does not honor startup app entries in the following...
  • Xperf for the layman, performance analysis unchained, Windows Assessment Toolkit revealed.

    If you have been following along in performance land the last year or three, you’d hear about xperf and the WPT (Windows Performance Toolkit). Mayhap you’ve had some time to practice and you know what you are doing. Cool. This tool might still...
  • How to deploy 2775511 using SCCM, by the Gris!

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/michaelgriswold/archive/2013/03/13/kb2775511-deployment-for-the-sccm-admin.aspx   Check it out, old time buddy Michael Griswold posts instructions on how to deploy 2775511, the reliability and performance hotfix for the...
  • Download this KB now!

    And test it first please. An enterprise hotfix rollup is available for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2775511 This is a collection of the various updates we kept (we being PFEs who do WDRAP in particular...
  • Windows 8 Tip of the Day–Startup and MSConfig

    Another gem by Robert Mitchell!   Today’s Tip… I remember back in NT4 the only way to track down your startup items was to look in the registry and the Startup group.  Then MSCONFIG.EXE came along in Windows 2000 and made troubleshooting so...
  • Windows 8 Tip of the Day, SMB protocols

    Today’s Tip…brought to you by Robert Mitchell! SMB 2.0 was first introduced in Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008.  It was considered to be tighter and removed some of the chattiness of the previous version. SMB 2.1 was introduced in Windows 7/Windows...