It was yesterday, when best Windows OS ever had his last breath. 14-January-2020 will be remembered as demise of Windows 7. Microsoft launched the revolutionary Windows 7 about a decade and a half on 22-July-2009. Now all the techies need to say “Good Bye!” to Windows 7 forever.
Windows 7 bring in all the positivity after a big failure from Windows Vista. There was hardly anything about Windows Vista, anyone liked. Even the vendors find it difficult to build drivers for Windows Vista as Windows XP was more in demand. But with the launch of Windows 7 everything changed. Everything was fixed and the look-n-feel of Windows 7 was much better than ever. Continue reading “Bye bye, @Windows 7. You will be missed always…”
The event is free to attend, but registration is required whether you are attending the event in person or online. Registration would enroll you for the participation in the quiz which will have few prizes to give away. The quiz would include all registered attendees (online or in-person).
The event would be live-streamed, and you can also follow the action by following the #wp7day hashtag on Twitter.
If you are a hacker you love when you can dig into a system and start to learn it from the inside out. You take the time and learn every intricacy that is in the system.. You know that there are millions of lines of code that you will have to comb through, so you know that an exploit will be found eventually. Knowing these small facts will let you be able to bend the machine to your will, especially if you have a trick that no one knows about. This can all change in an instant when the owner of the software makes any significant changes to it.
You hope that all of the upgrades that are on the new version have nothing to do with the break points that you have found but more than likely there will be new blocks that you will have to hurdle.
This is why hackers are having a hard time with the new Windows 7 operating system.
Windows 7 Improves Security With Rewritten Code:
Even though Microsoft has kept some backwards compatibility, they have rewritten a lot of the operating system software that was lying underneath. They have made big changes to the code that runs the kernel and also the code that manages the memory. Changes such as this can lead to old exploits not working the same way, as they were before. Now the hackers, especially the black hat hackers, have to dig through all of that code once again so they can find new points of weakness.
Even though they might love doing it, it is a time consuming process and there are only so many hours in the day. When you have all of the work that you have done, ruined by a simple patch, then you can get quite frustrated. Even though an upgraded Windows 7 operating system may upset black hat hackers, this is a great thing for the users of the operating system.
Apple I-pad a 9.7” display tablet device which is made for the web-browsing & reading stuffs. But now you can do real work on this sleek & eye catching device. If you or your company has XenApp or VDI XenDesktop (http://www.citrix.com/English/ss/downloads/results.asp?productID=163057). Now you can install or virtualizes the Microsoft Windows 7 on your Apple I-Pad with the Citrix VDI XenDesktop at the resolution of 1024×768 as shown in the picture given below:
Windows applications run unmodified and securely in the data center, and even multiple applications at once. The advancements that were made for the Citrix Receiver for iPhone will carry over to the iPad, however the iPhone restrictions of screen size and small keyboards are overcome with the iPad. It’s a beautiful thing ! The iPad looks to be an ideal end point device that can empower users to be productive were ever they are and IT will be able to safely deliver company hosted virtual desktops and apps without worry.
So go ahead and check out for your application which you are running the most. On this above given URL Microsoft tried to takeover the every application from Music apps. to CRM all the applications compatibility they have given.
Jumplists are one of the new additions to the Windows 7 taskbar. They appear when the user right-clicks an open program or folder in the taskbar and will display various information and quick access possibilities. Program developers can created custom jump list items suited for their applications but most jumplists contain a list of recently opened items with the program. This is comfortable as it makes it easier to open those files again but it can also be a privacy risk especially if the computer is shared with other users.
There is unfortunately no automated way to clear the jumplists or exclude items from being displayed there. There are two options for clearing the recent items in Windows 7 jumplists. The first is to right-click a recent item in the jumplist and select the Remove from this list entry. This will remove that entry from the list. The item can appear again at a later time if the file is executed again.
The second option is tricky as it leads to a folder that is not normally visible in Windows. It is not even visible if the option to display hidden files and hidden operating system files is selected in the Folder Options. The only option to open that folder is to copy and paste its path into the Windows Explorer address bar (or use the command line).
This leads to a directory that contains all recent items that are stored in Windows. Each program uses its own coded file name. One could go the extra mile and test which file in the recent folder links to which program’s jumplist entries to delete only selected jumplists entries. The items can be opened in a text editor and searched for recent item names. Other users might simply want to clear those items regularly to get rid of all of those recent items.
This can be done with the command
You could schedule the task so that it gets executed on Windows shutdown or startup.
Microsoft has released an update "KB976092" for Windows 7 which fixes a data corruption issue for Secure Digital (SD) cards. If you are using Windows 7, you should download and install this update.
You have an NTFS formatted SD card. You use Advanced Direct Memory Access (ADMA) to transfer data between the SD card and a computer that is running Windows 7 system. When you transfer data from the computer to the SD card, the data on the SD card may be corrupted. Additionally, unexpected problems may occur when you try to use the affected data.
We’ve all been playing with Windows 7 for quite some time now, and now that general availability has passed we recently asked the community what their favorite feature of Windows 7 was. We’ve tallied the results, and just in case you haven’t explored these features yet here’s an in depth overview of our community’s favorite features:
Since the days of Windows XP, Microsoft has continued to simplify the way users can store their data on a PC. Windows 7 has introduced users to a new way of file organization by adding a new structure called libraries. What exactly is a library? By default Windows 7 has four separate libraries: Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos.
Most users store data in different folders across their PC in a somewhat unified manor. Libraries organize all of your data into one view, while leaving the physical location of your files in the folders in which you saved them in. In other words, Libraries monitor the folders you select and provide a single access point to all of your selected data (Music, Pictures, Video, and Documents).
Confused? Let’s take another look at my music library. By default the library will monitor the Music, Pictures, Vedios & Documents
Like most people, I use various applications to download music. These programs will normally store music in a designated folder instead of the actual "Music" folder that Windows provides (Unless specified). To include these files in your library, click the "X locations" link underneath the navigation bar.
Then navigate to the folder you want the library to monitor and add the folder. It’s as simple as that, now all of your music can be viewed in one library instead of opening multiple windows.
2. Aero Peek
The addition of the new improved thumbnail previews to the taskbar has led to a new feature called Aero Peek. This feature allows you to simply hover over the thumbnail previews on your taskbar, and easily switch to that application. All other programs fade away into glass sheets.
Jump lists are a fantastic feature that allows users to quickly access application options by right clicking an open application in the taskbar. Internet Explorer’s jump list features your most frequently visited websites, the ability to open a new tab, and access your options. A few programs have already started taking advantage of this feature include: Internet Explorer, Zune, Windows Live Messenger, Office 2010, Paint, Windows Media Player, and so on.
But they don’t stop there; jump lists are also available in your start menu. Applications that opens specific files will have an arrow next to it and when hovered over will show a list of your most recent documents allowing you to quickly launch files.
One of the most simplistic yet widely liked features in Windows 7 is the ‘Superbar’ (A.K.A. the taskbar), as Microsoft likes to call it. Applications that are running will appear in the form of an icon with a gentle glowing gradient as shown below:
Applications with multiple windows open will have extra overlays.
One of the cooler features of the Superbar is if an application is in the process of downloading or copying a file. The Superbar provides a progress bar throughout the icon of the program.
5. Aero Snap
The number one feature that Neowinians like in Windows 7 is undoubtedly Aero Snap. Aero Snap is a very simple feature that allows you to quickly organize open windows. The feature allows you to simply drag windows to the top, bottom, left, or right side of your screen.
There is also hotkeys that allow you to quickly use Aero Snap: Windows Key+Left/Right/Up/Down.
Windows 7 may be Microsoft’s most anticipated product ever. It builds on Windows Vista’s positives, and eliminates many of that OS’s negatives. It adds new functionality, too—all in a package that is less resource-hungry than its predecessor.
And whether or not you’re upgrading from Vista or skipping it altogether and moving up from Windows XP, you’ll need to know how to make the most of it in your environment.
Here are the 77 Windows 7 tips easy & simple:
1. Pick Your Edition. Most business users do not need the more expensive Ultimate Edition; stick with Professional unless you specifically need BitLocker.
2. Upgrading? Go 64-bit. As the second major Windows release to fully support 64-bit, the x64 architecture has definitely arrived on the desktop. Don’t buy new 32-bit hardware unless it’s a netbook.
3. Use Windows XP Mode. Yes, it’s only an embedded Virtual PC with a full copy of WinXP—but it’s an embedded Virtual PC with a full copy of Windows XP! This is the first profoundly intelligent use of desktop virtualization we’ve seen—and a great way to move to Windows 7 without giving up full Windows XP compatibility.
4. Use Windows PowerShell v2. More than just a shell, this is the administration tool you’ve always wanted: Parallel, distributed processing for administrative tasks! Manage 100 machines literally as easily as you manage one with the new Remoting feature. Windows PowerShell v2 ships for the first time in Windows 7, and within six months will be available for older versions of Windows.
5. Use AppLocker. We’ve been fans of Software Restriction Policies since Windows XP, and AppLocker finally makes application whitelisting possible. Use it to enhance or even replace your anti-virus software, ensuring that only the software you want to run will run.
6. Shift to and from Explorer and CommandPrompt. The classic Windows power toy Open Command Prompt Here is now an integral part of Windows 7 Explorer. Hold down the shift key then right-click a folder to add this option to the property menu. While you’re in a command prompt, if you want to open an Explorer window with the focus of the window on the current directory, enter start.
7. Record Problems. The Problem Steps Recorder (PSR) is a great new feature that helps in troubleshooting a system (see Figure 1). At times, Remote Assistance may not be possible. However, if a person types psr in their Instant Search, it will launch the recorder. Now they can perform the actions needed to recreate the problem and each click will record the screen and the step. They can even add comments. Once complete, the PSR compiles the whole thing into an MHTML file and zips it up so that it can be e-mailed for analysis to the network admin (or family problem solver, depending on how it’s being used).
Figure 1 The Problem Steps Recorder dramatically speeds up troubleshooting. (Click the image for a larger view)
8. Make Training Videos. Use a tool like Camtasia to record short, two to three minute video tutorials to help your users find relocated features, operate the new Taskbar and so forth. Get them excited about Windows 7—and prepared for it.
9. Start Thinking About Windows Server 2008 R2. Some of Windows 7’s more compelling features, like BranchCache, work in conjunction with the new server OS. The R2 upgrade path is pretty straightforward, so there’s little reason not to take advantage of the synergies if you can afford upgrade licenses.
10. Prepare Those XP Machines. There’s no in-place upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7, so start planning to migrate user data now, in advance of a Windows 7 upgrade deployment.
11. Consider Clean Installs. Even when upgrading Windows Vista machines, consider a clean install rather than an in-place upgrade. Yes, it’s more hassle, but it’ll produce a more trouble-free computer in the long run.
12. Consider Upgrade Assurance. Even if you’ve never bought it before, consider it for your new Windows 7 licenses. Access to the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP), which includes App-V, MED-V and other cool technologies, is worth the premium.
13. Find New Tools. Within Control Panel is a single Troubleshooting link that leads you to all of your diagnostic tools on the system. There are additional tools, however, not installed by default. Selecting the "View all" link in the top left-hand corner will help you to see which troubleshooting packs are local and which ones are online. If you find a tool that you don’t have, you can grab it from here.
14. Understand Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Windows 7 plays an important role in Microsoft’s VDI strategy, where virtualized Windows 7 machines are hosted on a central virtualization server using a special blanket "Enterprise Centralized Desktop" license. Read up and figure out if you can take advantage of this new strategy.
15. Prepare for DirectAccess. DirectAccess makes it easier for users to remotely access their office-based resources, without a VPN. DirectAccess also opens up remote computers more fully to Group Policy—but it requires Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2.