Download Windows 7 RC now


For those of you who are already about to through Windows Vista in the trash, you will be pleased to learn that the final test version of Microsoft’s Windows 7 is now available for you to try out. Windows users have heard a number of rumors that they could see the full release version of the new Windows 7 operating system by the fall.

Boston Herald tells us that this free version is available from www.microsoft.com. Just remember that this test version will stop working on working June 1, 2010. That is more than enough time to get used to the new OS.
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Looking for Microsoft Products? Go to Microsoft Marketplace


As Microsoft prepare to release their Windows Mobile 6.5 OS update, they are also putting the final touches on the Windows Marketplace App store which should release at the same time as the 6.5 update.

As reported from Intomobile, Microsoft hope that their Marketplace will be a direct competitor to Apple’s App store. We reckon it will be sometime before Microsoft manage to achieve the same levels of success as Apple.
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Windows XP still available after Windows 7 release


Who would have thought all those years ago that Windows XP would have ever been as popular as it is now, not only have Microsoft offered extended support for the OS, we have now learned that the operating system will still be available on netbooks even when Windows 7 is released.

If you are an OEM and are using Windows XP on a netbook, then you will have the ability to install Windows XP of one year, once Windows 7 has been released to the consumer. This is what Mike Nash, corporate vice president of the Windows product management group at Microsoft told PC World.
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How do I uninstall Internet Explorer 8?


You have installed Internet Explorer 8 but feel disappointed and want to uninstall it? Here are the instructions to uninstall IE8 on Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Uninstall IE8 on Windows XP

  1. Click Start button and select Control Panel
  2. Select Add or Remove Programs
  3. Find and select Windows Internet Explorer 8 from the list of available applications.
  4. Click the Remove button.
  5. Restart computer.

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Macintosh File Services for Windows Server 2008


This is quite a bad news that Microsoft dropped File Services for Macintosh from Windows Server 2008.

You’ll have to persevere with SAMBA or look at 3rd party alternatives such as..

ExtremeZ-IP
ExtremeZ-IP is the only Windows-based server software today that actively supports all Mac OS versions from OS 9 to OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and Windows Server 2008.
http://www.grouplogic.com/products/extremeZ-IP

ADmitMac
ADmitMac v4, supporting both Intel and Power PC Macintosh computers, allows users running Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard to participate in Microsoft networks taking advantage of all the directory services provided by Active Directory, NT, and Apple’s Workgroup Manager.
http://www.thursby.com/products/admitmac.html

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There is a problem with this Windows Installer package Error


I just meet this error meessage from Windows XP SP2 when I try to uninstall expired Bit Defender Antivirus. It show

There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor.

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