From the monthly archives:

January 2009

Block IE 8 from Automatic Updates

January 23, 2009

Back in 2006 we created an IE 7 blocking tool. It set a special registry key that would tell Automatic Update to totally skip IE 7 when it was released. Now the same can be accomplished with Internet Explorer 8. Yes, I do realize that it is still in beta, and has not even been […]

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Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 Links

January 20, 2009

I have been looking through Microsoft’s website for more information about Windows 7, and 2008 R2. I thought you might appreciate some of my findings: Remote Administrator tools for Windows 7 Windows 7 (Beta) Automated Installation Kit Windows 7 Walkthrough: Deployment Image Servicing and Management Windows 7 Walkthrough: Problem Steps Recorder Windows 7 Walkthrough: User […]

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Windows 2008 R2 Beta

January 14, 2009

Quick note – Windows 2008 R2 (The server edition of Windows 7) is available for download Microsoft has opened the beta program to anyone with a web browser. To download the ISO file, simply visit this website: Download Windows 2008 R2

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Download the Windows 7 Beta

January 12, 2009

Microsoft has expanded the pool of testers for the Windows 7 beta. Anyone can now download the beta of the new version of Windows by visiting this website: The minimum requirements for the beta are: *1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor *1 GB of system memory *16 GB of available disk space *Support for […]

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Windows 7 – Build number 7000

January 10, 2009

Finally, Microsoft has decided to allow MSDN subscribers test the new version of Windows – Windows 7. The latest build number is 7000. I downloaded it last night and decided to take it for a spin. The first thing I noticed (different from the last beta) is the new bootup screen has this cool star […]

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Safe and easy PDF preview in Outlook 2007

January 5, 2009

I hope everyone had a great Christmas, and New Year. I sure did – The power was out at my house and the office between both holidays. Almost a week without power. I am now very familiar with electricians, transfer switches, and generators. Still it did not get us down – we still enjoyed the […]

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