Dennis Bottjer | ASP.NET + SharePoint Architect, Trainer & Speaker

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Improving Performance on a Windows 7 Netbook

I recently purchased an ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005HA-PU17-BU 10.1-Inch Blue Netbook - 10.5 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Starter).  In the default configuration the system only comes with one gigabyte of ram.  So naturally, I wanted to crank this up some.  I found a memory expansion kit that included a two gigabyte memory stick and an eight gigabyte SD Card.  After installing the two gigabytes of ram Windows 7 still reported only 1 gigabyte of ram.  To resolve this situation I needed to enter the bios.  To do so on the EeePC hold down the F2 keep after...

posted @ Thursday, February 18, 2010 1:36 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Tips-n-Tricks ]

Supporting Non XP Mode Virtual Machines on Windows 7 with Virtual PC

Issue: It is widely now that Windows 7 supports a feature know as XP Mode.  This feature leverage Virtual PC to load an XP Virtual machine allowing Windows 7 users to continue supporting legacy applications.  However, what may not be as commonly known or at least quite as obvious is how to configure Virtual PC to host another Virtual Machine beside the XP Mode VM.  Solution: The secret is locating the VPCWizzard.exe Executable within the system32 directory.  As shown in the screen shot below, you must find the VPCWizzard.exe and run this executable to configure a...

posted @ Wednesday, February 10, 2010 4:55 PM | Feedback (3) | Filed Under [ Tips-n-Tricks ]

Enabling Windows 7 God Mode!

I used Windows 7 Beta, Windows 7 RC, and now the RTM.  All three have been quite impressive.  Today, I get an email from a friend in LA that I thought was surely too good to be true. But sure enough it freaking works. My jaw hit the floor! From Email: As nice as Windows 7 is to use let’s face it — we always want total control over the computing environment. What we really want is to have total control in an easy-to-use form that puts everything at our fingertips. Enter the super secret Windows 7 God...

posted @ Tuesday, January 5, 2010 6:38 PM | Feedback (2) | Filed Under [ Tips-n-Tricks ]

Upgraded Vista Business 64 to Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Introduction This Sunday I upgraded my DELL Latitude | D830 from Windows Vista Business 64 bit to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.   The build version is Windows 7 Beta Build 7000.  I ran an upgrade to test how well the setup would play with my currently installed applications and configuration settings.  My expectations we met and in some cases exceeded.  For example, soon after launching the setup a compatibility checker was launched.  This screen scanned my current OS (Vista) to make sure all installed applications were compatible with Windows 7.  Next, the upgrade checked if any updates were available and...

posted @ Tuesday, February 17, 2009 2:17 AM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ News & Announcements ]

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