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If you think Windows 7 deployment is more complex than Windows XP – we will prove you wrong!

If you believe an upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 takes a Vista install first – we will prove you wrong!

If you believe thin clients are easier to roll out than Windows 7- you are wrong!

If you live in the belief that the perfect upgrade includes Windows Easy Transfer, an external disk and 12 hour per client in installation time – we are happy to prove you wrong!

If you think the drivers and its handling for Windows 7 is a problem – let us prove you wrong!

If you think the licensing for Windows 7 is as convoluted as all other licenses – you are probably right 🙂

Welcome to a day jam packed with tips & tricks directly from the trenches!

Mikael Nystrom and Johan Arwidmark will teach you how to migrate to Windows 7 and Steve Riley will help you stay secure.


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Win7 Secrets: Creating a Godmode Control Panel App in Windows 7

This seems useful, but I’ve yet to delve too far into it – but will later today.

In Windows 7, you can generate a new “Control Panel” that includes 283 items to sift through by following a couple easy steps:

  1. Create a new folder (right-click and click on “New Folder”).
  2. Right-click on the folder and click on rename, copy and paste this:



It creates a new Folder that looks like this:



And, is filled with new and old items to sift through.


Black Screen woes could affect millions on Windows 7, Vista and XP


Firstly, there appears to be many causes of of the black screen issue. The symptoms are very distinctive and troublesome. After starting your Windows 7, Vista, XP, NT, W2K, W2K3 or W2K8 PC or server the system appears normal. However, after logging on there is no desktop, task bar, system tray or side bar. Instead you are left with a totally black screen and a single My Computer Explorer window. Even this window might be minimized making it hard to see.

If you have these symptoms you can safely try our free Black Screen Fix. It will fix the most common cause we have seen of this issue.

Black Screen woes could affect millions on Windows 7, Vista and XP

Specops = Deploy Windows 7


Specops Deploy™ is soon to be released in a new major version, Specops Deploy 4.0. Arguably, the most significant addition is the OS deployment feature. If you are planning or just considering a migration to Windows 7, this is the solution for you. Why accept anything less than a fully automated solution managed through standard Active Directory tools?

Deploy Windows 7

Seven perfectly legal ways to get Windows 7 cheap (or even free) | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report |


Only suckers pay retail.

If you’ve read any reviews of Windows 7, you’ve seen references to its price list, which ranges from $120 for a Home Premium upgrade to $320 for a fully licensed copy of Windows 7 Ultimate.

Well, guess what? You don’t have to pay that much. Most people have much better options available, if you know where to look. As I’ve detailed here, the best deals go to PC manufacturers, which you benefit from if you buy a new PC.

But there are plenty of other discounts available as well. In this post, I’ve researched deals in three separate categories: upgrade offers available to anyone, special deals just for students, and subscriptions intended for technical professionals and developers.

Seven perfectly legal ways to get Windows 7 cheap (or even free) | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report |