Tag Archives: Windows_7

Using Native VHD Boot

Windows 7  and Server 2008 support booting a physical machine from a virtual hard disk (VHD). This post describes the easiest way to create a multi-boot system using native VHD boot and how to use the VHD on multiple machines. … Continue reading

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Why I Dislike IE 9

I mainly use web browsers to do research with the internet. Doing research is more than just finding a site: it is about switching between different search engines, refining searches and saving search result links and snippets for later reference … Continue reading

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Hidden Powers of Windows 7 Search

Windows 7 Search is way more powerful than many know: The indexing behavior is highly customizable. The powerful Advanced Query Syntax is widely unknown. Using Advanced Query Syntax Programmatically. Windows 7 Search is available in many places, such as: Windows … Continue reading

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Basic Windows 7 Configuration

[2012-Mar-03: Updated.] Here is how I configure my Windows 7 UI: Set desktop background to solid color I find pictures as desktop background distracting. Selecting a solid color background may cause Windows Logon to take 30 seconds! Hotfix solution: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977346/en-usContinue reading

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ThinkPad Windows 7 clean install

[updated 27 Mar 2011] With Windows 7 (update) and ThinkVantage System Update a clean install is very easy and fast. Update Bios Only if the new version has features you want. Configure Bios Enable AHCI on SATA controller Disable unneeded … Continue reading

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