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

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February 2010 Entries

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 ]

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