Friday, March 13, 2009

Microsoft Windows 7 News

Microsoft Windows 7 News

Welcome To The #1 Windows 7 News Site!

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Thank you for visiting Windows 7 News! Quick Start: If you are new to the site then check out the Windows 7 FAQ. The site is updated daily with the latest Windows 7 News, Windows 7 Screenshots and Windows 7 Videos.  There are also Windows 7 Wallpapers and a Windows 7 Theme ...

Windows 7 To Add Up To $1.5 Billion To Microsoft’s Earnings

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It looks like 2009 is going to be a good year for Bill Gates.  Not only has he reclaimed his place as the World's richest man thanks to the global financial crisis ousting Warren Buffet who lost $25bn (ouch!) in 2008 , but analysts are also predicting that the launch ...

Window 7 DirectAccess and BranchCache Will Improve Access For Remote Workers

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As a home worker, two new features in Windows 7 look promising. DirectAccess and BranchCache will improve the lot of homeworkers by making it easier for them to connect to and access work networks. DirectAccess utilises IPv6-over-IPsec to encrypt comms over the internet between remote workers and the DirectAccess server. ...

A Close Look At Windows 7 Media Center

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I'm a big user of Windows Vista Media Center.  In my home I have 2 custom HTPCs and an old laptop all running VMC and capable of playing Full HD (1080p) files.  All of music, photos and videos are stored on Windows Home server, so my girlfriend and I use ...

Windows 7 Build 7057 Leak Screenshots

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There are definitely a lot of Windows 7 builds that get leaked in the last weeks. The latest which appeared on popular Bittorrent websites just a few hours ago is Windows 7 Build 7057 32-bit which has been created by Microsoft just six days ago. The latest leaked build of ...

Windows 7 Benchmarks

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We recommend! Click Here to Update All your Out of Date Drivers It is obviously a bit early to run Windows 7 Benchmarks as the operating system is still in beta and release candidate stage which usually means that that the performance is not where it will be when it is ...

No Windows 7 In 2009?

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The guessing game is on again. Microsoft is tight lipped about the Windows 7 release schedule which is the main reason why so many different Windows 7 release dates are floating around on the Internet. Depending on the website that you visit you find release dates for Windows 7 that ...

Windows 7 Build 7048 Sound Schemes, Icons And Other Goodies

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We published an article yesterday that provided download links to the new wallpapers that have been distributed with the latest Windows 7 build 7048 (read Windows 7 Wallpapers). Our partner site Tweaking With Vishal posted additional files that have been included in the latest build of the upcoming Microsoft operating ...

Windows 7 Wallpapers Of Build 7048

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The newest build of Windows 7 contains several new wallpaper images. Microsoft is constantly updating the wallpapers in new builds that they release. Windows 7 Build 7048 contains wallpapers with a total size of 53 Megabytes sorted into various categories including country specific wallpapers. All Windows 7 wallpapers are provided ...

No Windows 7 Blu-Ray Support

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APC are reporting that Microsoft will not include Blu-Ray playback capabilities in Windows 7. Adding Blu-Ray support to Windows would increase the costs of the operating system by about $30. The real question is if missing Blu-Ray support is really a kill criteria for an operating system. As of now ...

Even More Features Can Be Turned Off In Windows 7

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We have reported about the groundbreaking change in the Windows 7 release candidate that allowed users to uninstall Internet Explorer. While uninstallation was probably the wrong choice of words as it merely meant that the executable of Internet Explorer would be removed from the operating system it did prepare users ...

Windows 7 IT Pro Guides

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Microsoft has released two new documents aimed at IT professionals. Windows 7 Manageability and Windows 7 What's New can be downloaded from the Microsoft website. They are both available in doc format and cover specific topics of interests to IT professionals. The What's New document covers "many new and changed ...

Internet Explorer 8 Can Be Uninstalled In Latest Windows 7 Build

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You might have noticed the legal battle between Microsoft and the European Union about the integration of Internet Explorer in the Windows operating system.The European Union is pressuring Microsoft to provide alternatives or ship the next installment without Internet Explorer much like the Media Player-less installations that are available in ...

Windows 7 Build 7048 Leaked

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First reports are in that another Windows 7 build has been leaked to the Internet. After magazines like Winfuture posting screenshots of Windows 7 build 7048 yesterday first reports have emerged that this build is available on various Bittorrent sites on the Internet. The complete build string of the release ...

Windows 7 Beta Testing

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Ed Bott has an interesting article up called Five things every Windows beta tester should know. In hit he defends - somewhat - the decisions made by the Windows 7 development team to run the beta process as they are. It is basically a direct response to community criticism that ...

Windows 7 Adds Native .mov Playback

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One of the main points of criticisms in previous Windows operating systems was the lack of supported video codecs. Users always had to rely on third party codecs or independent video players to play some of the most common video formats properly. We already mentioned that Windows 7 will contain ...

Windows 7 WGA

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Microsoft has published a blog post detailing the WGA - Windows Genuine Advantage - measures undertaken in Windows 7. Windows 7 uses a 30 day grace activation period in which the user should activate the operating system with a product key. We already mentioned that the same methods of extending ...

36 Changes In Windows 7 RC

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Microsoft has released a list of 36 changes - not all of the changes but some notable ones - that have been implemented into the release candidate builds of Windows 7. All items are explained on the Engineering Windows 7 blog. Works are still underway and the full time machines ...

Ray Chen: Windows 7 To Ship In September / October

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According to Ray Chen, president of Taipei-based Compal Electronics Inc., a release of the next Microsoft operating system Windows 7 is immanent. The release is currently aiming for a September or early October release. This should not be confused with the public availability of the operating system as manufacturers like ...

IE8 Reliability Update For Windows 7 Beta

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Microsoft has released a reliability update for Internet Explorer 8 running on Windows 7 Beta that should improve the web browser's reliability and stability on the Windows 7 platform. A recent post on the IEBlog by program manager Herman Ng explained why they did release the update in detail: The term ...

Windows 7 Beta Client Update

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Microsoft has released an update for Windows 7 Beta that is supposed to resolve issues with non-compatible applications. The download page at the Microsoft website links to a Knowledge Base article that is currently not available which means it is currently not clear which issues have been resolved by the ...

50 Windows 7 Tips

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If you are already working with the Windows 7 Beta on a regular basis or interested in some of the features that the operating system ships with you might want to take a look at Techradar's 50 seriously useful Windows 7 tips. The article is divided into four pages that ...

TechNet and MSDN Unleashed: Windows Vista to Windows 7

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Microsoft is holding the event TechNet and MSDN Unleashed: Windows Vista to Windows 7 on February 28 7:45 AM Pacific Time. Everyone can register to participate in the event online although it is aimed at IT professionals and developers in first place: This event is taking place live in the Irvine, ...

Windows 7 Internet Games

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Microsoft has announced, or let slip, the Internet games that will ship with Windows 7. Although being called new by Microsoft they are basically updated versions of games that have already been available in other Microsoft operating systems. The three games Internet Backgammon, Internet Spades and Internet Checkers have been ...

Windows 7 Release Candidate Delayed

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We mentioned earlier that Microsoft had the intention to release the Windows 7 Release Candidate in late February. It turned out however that the Windows 7 Release Candidate has been delayed to March or even April as the first builds did not meet the quality standards of the Microsoft developers. ...