Windows 7 Tutorials

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Updated January 30, 2017

At the beginning there was Windows XP, and Bill Gate said, let’s there be black, and Blackcomb was born.

In 2000 Microsoft was planning to follow up on Windows XP, so they began the development of their next Windows release which was codenamed Blackcomb, and it was scheduled to be released on September 2005. Many features were planned for Blackcomb including the ability of live search, and a new storage system called WinFS ( short for Windows Future Storage). later, Blackcomb was put on hold, and a  interim Windows release was announced codenamed “ Longhorn” and scheduled for release on 2003. by the middle of 2003 Longhorn had acquired many of the features previously planned for Blackcomb including the new Desktop Windows Manager (DWM) live search, and WinFS . in the summer of 2003 after many viruses exploited Windows XP, Microsoft halted the development on Longhorn, and prioritized the release of SP2 for Windows XP, thus delaying the release of Windows Longhorn.

Naming Windows 7

In 2006 when Windows longhorn was about to be released, now officially called  Windows Vista, Microsoft changed the codename of Blackcomb to Windows Vienna. however, after the release of Windows Vista, it was confirmed by Microsoft that the official name of the next Windows OS would be Windows 7. this name was chosen because is the 7th operating system released by Microsoft, and because of the version number of the OS.

Internet Leakages

On October 8, 2008 screenshots of build 6801 were leaked. on October 28, 2008 Microsoft distributed pre-beta build 6801 to attendees at the Professional Developers Conference ( PDC) which soon started to circulate on bittorrent downloads afterward. the glass Window border in Windows 7 build 6801 had a different blending style, making the colors in the background more saturated – windows-7buildthis was removed in build 700. other features that were present on build 6801 were also removed like Accelerators, RSS-feed wallpapers and Pen and Touch panning.

On 20 November 2008, Microsoft posted screenshots of build 6948 on the Engineering Windows 7 blog. in early December screenshots of build  6956 were leaked, and  on December 10, 2008, Windows 7 build 6936 x64 leaked to the Internet.

On December 23, 2008, screenshots of the Windows 7 beta (build 7000) were leaked. On December 27, the x86 version of Windows 7 Beta build 7000 leaked and quickly spread to torrent sites, and many FTPs. On 5 January 2009, the 64-bit version of the Windows 7 Beta (build 7000) was leaked onto the web.

Official Beta Release

The Windows 7 Beta was released on January 7, 2009 to TechNet and MSDN subscribers.On January 10, after a short delay due to overwhelming demand, both 32 and 64-bit versions of the Beta were made available to the public until the 10th of February. The build number is 7000.winmain_win7beta.081212-1400. Existing installations of the beta continued to operate until August 1, 2009 with bi-hourly shutdowns beginning July 1.

Release Candidate

The Windows Team Blog announced on April 24, 2009 that the Release Candidate would be available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers on April 30 and to the public on May 5. The release candidate was also reportedly given to OEM partners and TAP gold testers. On Thursday, August 20th 2009, the Windows 7 Release Candidate download was removed from Microsoft’s website. Product keys for the Release Candidate were available until October 21, 2009.

Official Release Of Windows 7

On 24 July 2009 Microsoft released Windows 7 to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers and system builders) online, followed by MSDN and TechNet Subscribers via download and Microsoft Connect on 6 August 2009. Since the next day, 7 August 2009, companies which bought Software Assurance have been able to download Windows 7 RTM.

Since 16 August 2009, Windows 7 is available to Microsoft Certified and Gold Certified Partners, followed by Microsoft Action Pack subscribers on 23 August. Microsoft has also announced that companies which have a contract with Software Assurance may acquire Windows 7 became available for volume licensing on September 1, 2009. Windows 7 was released to the world  on October 22, 2009.

Windows 7 Remote Installation

We are planning to start deploying Windows 7 in our network, and to make the deployment easier, I’ve been looking for a way to install Windows 7 through the network using a sort of imaging or cloning software. so we just boot the computer using PXE network booting, and easily install the OS over the network. here are the options…

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How To Setup A Wireless Profile On Windows 7

Recently I wrote a post on how to connect to a wireless access point on Windows 7, but at some point you probably will have to setup a wireless profile manually on your Windows 7 computer, so now in this article I will show you how to do that. On windows 7, and on most of Windows versions, the wireless…

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Windows 7 Minimum Requirements

Windows 7 is the next Operating System release from Microsoft.  I’m using it on my working laptop since Microsoft made available Windows 7 beta for download, and so far I have nothing but praise about the OS. I’m pretty sure the official public release will be much better than the beta version. so, you might be wondering what are the…

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How To SysPrep Windows 7

In the last 5 posts we installed Ubuntu, and Clonezilla to massively clone multiple computers through the network. if you landed to this page from a search engine, please take a look at the previous posts. Windows 7 Network Installation Installing Ubuntu Server 10.10 Clonezilla Server Installation Creating An Image Of A Hard Drive With Clonezilla One critical thing that…

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How to connect to a wireless access point in windows 7/10

Windows 7 and Windows 10 are currently the most used operating systems from Microsoft, so in this tutorial I will show you step by step how to connect to a wireless access point from these two operating systems. Connecting to a wireless access point in Windows 7 first of all, make sure your wireless adapter is turned on your computer,…

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How to create an ISO image

There are many occasions when you would want to create an ISO image.  for example, when you want to  create an exact copy of a disk, you create an ISO image, when you modify a bootable CD, you create an ISO image, etc. in this tutorial I will show you the easiest and quickest way to create an ISO image.…

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Why Windows 7 SP1 Takes So Long To Download?

Today I decided to rebuild my computer system because it was running slower than usual. after doing a complete back up of my files, and installing the OS, I have spent the last two hours installing updates, and security patches. it’s been more than 45 minutes since I started downloading Windows 7 SP1 through the windows updates, and still 24%…

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Windows 7 stuck at checking updates

I just reinstalled Windows 7 in one of my older computers, and somehow the windows update tool got stuck in the Checking for updates process for hours. I rebooted the computer a couple of times hoping that would speed up the process but no, it seems like the tool picked up the process right from where it left it. I…

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Fixing a Slow Computer

In my 8 years working in the computer industry probably the most single question I  been asked is, how can I make my computer run faster? and I always reply with the same answers, remove spam, clean your temp files, don’t let every program to open at startup, increase RAM, check CPU speed, etc. many users don’t know how to…

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How to reset the administrator password on Windows 7/10

So you forgot the administrator password on your computer, and now you are wondering how can you reset it ? A lot of people for some reason forget the login password on their computers, and most of the time the answer they find all over the Internet is to reformat the hard drive, and reinstall windows. that sounds like a lots…

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