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There are 7 entries for the tag Windows 7.

Stop putting shortcuts on my Windows desktop!

It is 2012 and there are still software applications that insist on creating shortcuts on your Windows desktop. Pathetic.

Before you install Windows 7 Service Pack 1...

...make darn sure you have already installed the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 (if you want to use them, of course). Otherwise, like me, you'll likely resort to nuking your desktop and starting over. Earlier this week, I posted...

Windows 7 SP1/SSD Rebuild (and MaxPatchCacheSize = 0)

I spent a few hours last night (and another hour this morning) rebuilding my Windows 7 desktop that I use as my primary workstation (WOLVERINE). In case you haven't heard, Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 was released a few weeks...

What's in your Jump List?

Nearly three years ago, I wrote a post that described the BackedUp and NotBackedUp folders I use on almost every computer I ever log on to (my laptop, desktop, a handful of servers, and more than a dozen VMs). I also showed how I created taskbar shortcuts...

Script to Clear (and Save) Event Logs

As I was writing my first post earlier this morning , I wondered if I had previously shared the script I use to quickly clear the event logs on a server (but saving them first -- just in case I need to go back and retrieve something from the "archive...

Soluto and Antivir Solution Pro Virus

In one of the sessions I attended last week at TechReady (an internal training conference at Microsoft), the speaker mentioned a new piece of "anti-frustration software" called Soluto which analyzes the boot time of your PC. It certainly sounded intriguing and I made a note to take a look at it when I got back home from Seattle. This morning I installed Soluto on my Windows 7 x64 desktop at home. Everything seemed great...at first....

Removing Downloaded Program Files (e.g. ActiveX Controls) in Windows 7/IE 8

In the latest sprint on my current project, we are adding yet another major feature to a customer service portal -- specifically, the ability to view live video feeds from security cameras. The vendor this particular customer has selected for providing...