Tag Archives: Vista

So… Windows 7 is fast then

Having installed an early Windows 7 build on an old HP TC1100 Tablet PC I’m very impressed with its performance, it’s far faster than Vista SP2 Read More…

Vista SP1 bigger than you thought?

It turns out that after installing SP1, the process leaves behind ~800MB of original Windows files to allow uninstallation.  After filling up my old laptop last night a quick search found this article pointing to a cleanup utility that sits in the Windows\System32 folder. To run the utility, start a command prompt as an admin […] Read More…

Vista Search Syntax

In between some meetings today I did some reading around Windows Desktop Search and Vista Search.  Although its not something we currently ‘officially’ supply, we’re seeing more people using WDS and Google Desktop.  Not really a problem but when people start indexing the network shares our file servers and network don’t like it much… So […] Read More…

Group Policy Preferences

Back in the day I used to look after big desktop deployments both here at Atkins and a few other places.  Managing large numbers of desktops is always a problem.  There’s no doubt that managed desktops are A Good Thing(TM), but the tools available to do the job were always a bit harsh on either […] Read More…

Windows 7 next year?

An article on Techmeme is suggesting that Windows 7 might have moved forward a year and arrive sometime late in 09.  Whether this is true or not who knows, but from my perspective as an enterprise customer it would make some sense – and probably make my life easier in the long run!  Selling a […] Read More…