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But, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends. — 2 Corinthians 10:17-18 (NIV)

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PostHeaderIcon Windows 7 – Checking for updates hangs

It is rare that I install Windows 7 any more, but I had to do that today.  I started with a clean install of Windows 7 SP1.  When I got to the point I wanted to install Windows updates I started it and let it run.  It hung at the “Checking for Updates” screen.  Apparently, there are two updates you can install to help speed up the process.

For x86:
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PostHeaderIcon Install Windows 7/8 from USB

Windows LogoHere is a link to a document I put together for preparing a USB drive for installing Windows 7 or 8.

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PostHeaderIcon Windows Installer in Safe Mode

So I got a new laptop at work the other day. Just like any computer that I get I do a complete wipe and reload from the OS up just because I don’t like all the extra stuff that comes preloaded. So I grab my Windows 7 x64 with SP1 disc and do the install. Everything looks good. I get all the drivers loaded and get it updated. I start installing applications again no problem until I try to install Corel WordPerfect X5. I get through the whole installation and then it tells me my system wasn’t modified. (more…)


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PostHeaderIcon Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 SP1

Windows LogoOn February 16th, Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 was released to TechNet and MSDN subscribers. I took some time this morning to download and install it on my laptop. Unlike in the past this service pack doesn’t add a lot of new features to the operating systems. It is more of a big security update. The release notes list almost 800 updates included. It includes all of the security updates that have previously been released via Windows Update. For Windows 7, this service pack does include client-side support for RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory which are 2 new virtualization features enabled in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. You can find out more about these features here.


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