Month: September 2012

Bootable USB flash drive for Windows 8 installation

Download the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool from the Microsoft Store In last week’s post, Get the free 90-day evaluation of Windows 8 Enterprise, I showed you how to download the free 90-day evaluation copy of the final version of

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10 things you should know for cloud federation

The maturation of public clouds into enterprise-ready solutions will be fueling cloud federation with IT internal infrastructure and with other clouds. However, the timing of cloud federation and what IT organizations should be doing about it are still not clearly

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Windows 8 Advanced Startup Options

Refresh and Reset go beyond System Restore to either a nearly clean slate, or a completely clean slate

By Michael Simmons When was the last time you had to reinstall your operating system? Some people have noticed fewer rebuilds in Windows 7 then they had to perform with earlier versions of Windows. It seems that the more recent

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Combining Windows 8 and a Retina MacBook

Windows 8 on a Retina MacBook Pro. High DPI paradise or failure?(Credit: CBSi)

CNET Australia’s chief MacGyver has been lurking around the office this past week with a Retina MacBook Pro. Which is all fine and dandy, but it was too standard. It needed to be different; the device was asking to be

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Dual-boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 using a VHD

In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, I’ll show you how to prepare and configure your Windows 7 system to dual-boot Windows 8 from a VHD. While I’ll be using the Windows 8 Release Preview for this article, I’ve

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