add other 16 additional installations of windows 7

i’m slowly but surely racking up installations of windows 7 on systems.  i’ve now done my first few “over the network” installations using WDS (haven’t multicast the installation just yet).  i’ll do the math to see how many installations i’m at shortly.


nxe will be released on wednesday

we’re rescheduling our wednesday cwug live meeting, but fortunately there will be something for members to do on wednesday – upgrade their xboxes with nxe – the new xbox experience.  check out the info here.


almost got to test remote wipe on my windows mobile device…

we’ve been on vacation for a few days and at some point on the second to last day i left my cell phone and thought i had lost it.  fortuntately it’s a windows mobile device so 1) no one can get to my email, contacts or phone functions without a passcode 2) all of this…


cwug windows home server live meetings begin tonight!

as i’m blogging this, ray casey is kicking off the first in a series of windows home server live meeting sessions.  ray is a member of cwug (the chicago windows user group) and has stepped up to chair the windows home server track for the user group.


election 2008

early in this election season my wife (another and the most important influence in my life i’ll write about soon…) said “wouldn’t it be cool if one party had a black candidate and the other a female one?”  i didn’t think this would ever happen, but we came pretty close in the democrat and republican parties…


three more installations of windows 7 – brings me to seven systems tested.

i did some additional testing on three dell desktop systems with the pre beta windows 7 build – fast extraction of the wim from dvd (i’ll need to time it, but i believe the extraction was around 10 minutes) and setup on systems with 4 gb of ram.  all these builds have been using either…


windows home server system builder price decrease!

just in time for the thanksgiving – windows home server system builder price decrease!  i’ve got one oem system i built running the system builder version and the hp media smart home server.  in november i’m giving a presentation on windows home server to our midwest microsoft and partner technical community – this will be…


windows home server and build 2 of windows 7!

woo hoo!  i’m running the windows home server connector on my 64 bit windows 7 build.  need to double check if the backup works (which won’t surprise me). i’ve had pretty good app compatibility success with windows 7 so far.  continuing my tests….


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 now very…


boot performance of windows vista

i’m an impatient person with computers.  i wasn’t always this way.  i remember when you could watch the output of the dir command (i don’t know in the first version of dos whether the /p was even available because i certainly didn’t need it).  i now expect to be able to see a thumbnail of…