Category Archive: Microsoft Windows

Dec 07

Windows 8/8.1 Networked Printers show as red x’s

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Just thought i would write a quick blog post that if you have recently deployed a Windows 8 / 8.1 device and discover that the networked connected printers are showing as red’s then you may need to check with your vendor to see if they have a updated chipset drivers.  I know it sounds crazy …

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Aug 13

Windows 8 Installation (Part 1A)

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This section will be pretty strait forward, if you have ever installed Windows before its a breeze.  Now keep in mind this procedure is not for MDT 2012 / SCCM 2012 (those tutorials will come later). This document is a work in progress as I find all my notes so it may change. Installing Windows: …

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Aug 13

Windows 8.1 reportedly to launch in mid-October

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  UPDATE: Release Date is: October 18th Were almost there, the last suggested release date was mid to late August for OEM deployment of Windows 8.1 but it looks like that has been pushed out to mid-October which means that we probably won’t get to see it until after the OEM’s get it so that should …

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Aug 10

Creating a Windows 8 Bootable USB flash drive (Part 1)

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Method 1 – Creating the usb flash drive for installation (Requires at least a 4gb flash drive) 1. Download your iso from Microsoft and also download the Windows 7 USB/DVD tool 2. Follow the simple onscreen instructions and your done.  (See Below) Method 2 – Creating the usb flash drive for installation (Requires at least a …

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Aug 10

Deploying Windows 8 / 8.1 Pro & Enterprise

Before you start get to know your hardware you are working with.  I’m going to base my documentation on the Dell Latitude 10 and the Dell XPS 12.  I would highly recommend that you check your vendor hardware to make sure it supports UEFI.  The Latitude 10 is on by default and you are unable …

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Aug 08

Blogging about my Windows 8 deployment

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Over the next week I plan on putting together everything I have documented about deploying windows 8 in the enterprise.  I will be discussing several options that I have found and will talk about most of them.  Now I’m sure there is always a easier way to do stuff but as I have found it …

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Jun 06

Windows 8.1 Preview Videos

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More information to come, I plan on working up a features list but as the build numbers change so much stuff is going on with Windows 8.1.  So please check back!!! Windows 8.1 Preview (Offical Microsoft) Computex 2013: Microsoft demos new Windows 8.1 interface Windows 8.1 Fingerprint Support:   No tags for this post.

Jan 16

Microsoft Security Essentials AV-Test certification Fails AGAIN!

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  Yet Again, Microsoft Security Essentials has failed AV-Test's antivirus certification, after not meeting the criteria to pass their December 2012 testing suite. AV-Test conducts antivirus software testing every month, pitting 25 programs against 0-day attacks and known malware while also testing the repair capabilities of the software and its usability. To pass certification, the …

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Jan 16

Teens, “Apple is dead, we want Microsoft & Samsung”

Teenagers know what's cool as many of you can tell teens generally like the opposite of what their parents find cool.  While Apple is still winning the market with the iPhone, iPad and the new Macs.  Just last week, Forbes.com reported that the younger crowd's opinion of apple dropping off faster than a car off …

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Aug 10

Run Windows 7 Virtually on your Apple Macbook for free

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I recently aquired a macbook pro for my work and the first thing that came up is how do we still run windows on it? Yes, I said Microsoft Windows 7 because we have certain applications that still require that OS (for now).  I researched and remembered using the built in boot camp option but …

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