18 tutorials Windows 7

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 Tutorials

Most new laptops don’t ship with DVD-ROMs anymore so if you need to install a fresh or new operating system on a new laptop you need to do it from a USB thumb drive or any other USB based storage.  In this quick tutorial I will show you how to create a Windows 7 bootable USB drive. Note: You need to have a legitimate Windows 7 ISO file to complete this tutorial. if you don’t have an ISO image you can download it from Microsoft on this URL https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7  Once you have the Windows 7 ISO image ready, download the…


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 used the original recovery manufacture DVD for the installation, and maybe something got corrupted along the way, because I had never seen Windows 7 taking that long to update. It was time to hit Google for a solution. after trying…


Sometimes a little things like not be able to delete a folder in our computer can drive us nuts. or so was the case with one of our users today. somehow when she tried to delete a folder on her system she got an error  saying: Could not find this item: This is no longer located in C:usersusersprofiledocuments. Verify the item’s location and try again. she was pissed off claiming why such a simple thing should require IT assistance.. I don’t know why she was getting that error, most likely the folder had gotten corrupted, but I was able to…


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% completed: I do not know why the hell Windows 7 takes so long to download a 88 MB file ( Fiber Optic 100 Mbps up and down Internet speed ) my laptop runs on a i3 processor, and 3 GB…


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 needs to be done before the original computer gets imaged is remove all the things that identify a computer in a network like SSIDs, computer name, etc. to do that, you need to use the built-in tool on Windows 7…


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 I have. Option # 1 Windows Automated Installation Kit. Microsoft has packaged a few deployment tools on this kit that makes windows 7 deployment much easier than any other Windows OS. the download for the kit is almost 2 GB…


We only have deployed a few Windows 7 computers in our network among our savvy computer users willing to test the new OS, and we are getting good feedback from them so most likely we will be deploying new computers with Windows 7 from now on. anyways, one of these users was having a strange problem with her wireless connection in her windows 7 laptop. somehow her wireless connection was showing as “unidentified network” and she could not get to the Internet at all. Solution # 1 The first thing I did to try to fix the problem was to…


I have 3 browsers installed on my computer, Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer. I use all of them to test websites I design to make sure compatibility on different platforms, but for my daily Internet browsing I only use Firefox. On Windows 7 Internet Explorer is the default browser, and links in Outlook or Windows Live Mail automatically open using Internet Explorer, but if you don’t want to use Internet Explorer to open those links and you are using Windows 7, you can easily change that. do the following. click on the start button, and click on Control Panel. once…


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 of work so in this guide I will walk you step by step how to reset the administrator password on any computer running Windows XP/Vista or Windows 7 or even Windows 10 – the easy way. note: if  the hard…


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 do these things, so they are often disappointed with tech lingo. the truth is that without checking the computer’s hardware is very hard to give good recommendations on how to speed up a computer. some people complain their computers are…


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