“Windows has been knocking around in some form or another for a grand total of 32 years now, and in that time it’s amassed a lot of features—not just the newest bells and whistles but long-standing features you might have forgotten about or never even discovered in the first place.”
For various reasons I recently needed to do a fresh install of Windows 7 on my Home Theater PC. It isn’t a hard process these days but you can save yourself a ton of frustration if you follow a step by step procedure. This includes the non-intuitive steps of installing a couple hot-fixes before you actually perform any updates to the OS.
During the install I kept notes over on my wiki page. I would have posted them all here but that page is easier to modify and leave this one here as a sign post.
“Microsoft announced at its Build 2017 developer conference earlier this year that Ubuntu would be heading to the Windows Store, and now the popular Linux distro is available to download.”
“Jide Technology released its own Marshmallow-based Android app emulator for Windows (7 and newer). This marks another step in the company’s strategy to become a more popular desktop environment for users in any way possible.”
“Editor’s Note: With the new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 firmware last night, we figured this would be a good how-to to re-run for those wanting to see if the patch fixed things. You can also do a Sleep Study as well.”
I used to have an HP that would shut off on me without warning so I developed these power settings adjustments. They seem to work well on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
- From Start screen search for Power Options
- Start with Balanced energy plan
- Click change advanced power settings
- Under Processor power management change Maximum Power State to 95% on battery. Note: My current laptop doesn’t have a fan so I set System Cooling Policy to passive for both battery and plugged in.
- Under Display turn off adaptive brightness for both battery and plugged in
- Under battery: Set critical battery action to Sleep for both.
- Under battery: Set low battery level to 30% for both
- Under battery: Set critical battery level to 12% for both
- Under battery set Low battery notification to On for both
- Under battery set Reserve battery level to 15% for both
Your mileage may vary but these are working well for me.
“Last month, Microsoft revealed that it was working on a tool that would let users simply and easily start fresh with a clean install of Windows 10. This week, that tool has leaked, and it appears to be an online version of the Reset This PC that is built into Windows 10.”
“updated to include link to KB article for Convenience rollup update for Windows 7 SP1 and details on Servicing Stack Update dependency While we’ve spent a lot of time over the past year talking about Windows 10 (including new roadmap details), we know that organizations are still working wit”
“Enterprise customers are still the bulwark of Microsoft’s Windows business, in both the client and server segments. Historically, those customers have also been among the most conservative, lagging years behind the latest releases of an operating system release.”