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Just read about the release of SP1 for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2. Click here for the press release.
McAfee has caused multiple systems to crash after a DAT update to 5958. It causes to falsly identify svchost.exe as virus W32/Wecorl. McAfee has tackeld this problem and released update 5959 to prevent this from happening. Here’s McAfee’s own statement about this false positive: Continue reading “McAfee DAT update causes windows to crash (UPDATE NEW DAT FILE)”
You have tried to use XP Mode in Windows 7 in the past, then you may have seen the below error message:
This error was caused because the machine in question is trying to start a virtual computer using Virtual PC, on a computer that has a CPU that does not support hardware-based virtualisation. So, something that might be good news to the people experiencing this issue is that Virtual PC for Windows 7 no longer requires a CPU with hardware virtualisation. This means that XP Mode is now available to many more people 🙂
Now, you can install a simple update to Windows 7 in order to unblock this restriction in Virtual PC and use XP Mode.
You can get the update here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977206
This guide describes Microsoft® Volume Activation deployment concepts. Volume Activation consists of two technologies—Key Management Service (KMS) and Multiple Activation Key (MAK)—that allow Volume Licensing customers to activate Volume License editions of the Windows® 7 and Windows Server® 2008 R2 operating systems. The Volume Licensing Service Center at https://www.microsoft.com/licensing/servicecenter/ provides more information about Volume Licensing.
Windows 7 KMS Client Setup Keys:
Windows 7 Professional – FJ82H-XT6CR-J8D7P-XQJJ2-GPDD4
Windows 7 Professional N – MRPKT-YTG23-K7D7T-X2JMM-QY7MG
Windows 7 Enterprise – 33PXH-7Y6KF-2VJC9-XBBR8-HVTHH
Windows 7 Enterprise N – YDRBP-3D83W-TY26F-D46B2-XCKRJ
Windows 7 Enterprise E – C29WB-22CC8-VJ326-GHFJW-H9DH4
Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition – FKJQ8-TMCVP-FRMR7-4WR42-3JCD7
Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter – 74YFP-3QFB3-KQT8W-PMXWJ-7M648
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise – 489J6-VHDMP-X63PK-3K798-CPX3Y
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems – GT63C-RJFQ3-4GMB6-BRFB9-CB83V
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard – YC6KT-GKW9T-YTKYR-T4X34-R7VHC
Windows Web Server 2008 R2 – 6TPJF-RBVHG-WBW2R-86QPH-6RTM4
More information about activation can be found here.
If you use Microsoft security essentials at home you can use it for free. Downloads are available for Windows XP (32bit), Windows 7 (32bit 64 bit). Click here for downloads.
Even for the Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 this software is compatible and useable.
The hibernation file is called hiberfil.sys and it’s under the root of the system drive. It’s the file that system writes the contents of physical memory to when you put the computer to hibernation. The size is uaually the size of your physical memory.
If you use the power options in Control Panel, you can turn off hibernation. However, the hibernation file remains. To disable hibernation and delete the hibernation file, you have to use powercfg command line tool. Follow these steps.
- Open up an elevated command prompt.
- Type this command.
powercfg -h off
That’s it. If you ever want to turn it back on. Just type
powercfg -h on .
Microsoft is releasing a new Activation tool wich will replace the WGA for Windows 7. For more information about this tool look here.
For a closer look at migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010, check out this two part series:
|•||Windows XP to Windows 7 Migration Using MDT 2010 – Part 1: Building the Deployment Environment|
|•||Windows XP to Windows 7 Migration Using MDT 2010 – Part 2: Initiating the Install and Migrating the PC|
|Customizing and Automating Deployment
If you haven’t checked out the IT professional community hub at Talking About Windows yet, visit today and get recommendations for valuable tools and resources you can use to easily customize your deployment projects from Mike Lewis, Principal Group Program Manager with the Solution Accelerators team at Microsoft.
On February 15th, people still running the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) will receive a notification reminding them that starting March 1st, 2010, their PC will begin experiencing bi-hourly shutdowns. These shutdowns will continue through June 1st, 2010. On June 1st, 2010, a non-genuine experience is triggered where your wallpaper is removed and “This copy of Windows is not genuine” will be displayed in the lower right corner above the taskbar. This means your PC will no longer be able to obtain optional updates or downloads that require genuine Windows validation. To avoid any data loss, I suggest making plans to move to a released version of Windows 7 before the automatic shutdowns start. During these shutdowns, your work will not be saved. Remember, pre-release versions of Windows are unsupported. For more information on the expiration of the Windows 7 RC, see this KB article. To move to a released version of Windows 7, you’ll need to do a custom (clean) install to replace the installation of the Windows 7 RC. I suggest install, reinstall, uninstall Windows page on Windows.com which covers all kinds of installation scenarios. Do you need more time to test your application and hardware compatibility in Windows 7? If so, the Windows 7 Enterprise 90-day Trial provides a great opportunity for IT Pros to finish critical testing with a full version of Windows 7 Enterprise. If you’re an IT Pro ready to move to Windows 7, I suggest visiting the Springboard Series on TechNet which provides the latest tools, whitepapers, walkthroughs and tips and tricks to help you with your Windows 7 Deployment. On the Springboard Series on TechNet, you’ll find resources such as Deploying Windows 7 from A to Z and Installing Windows 7 on an Existing XP PC. You can visit the Window 7 TechNet Forum for more information as well!