First Vista Vulnerability Surfaces

Proof-of-concept exploit code for a privilege escalation vulnerability affecting all versions of Windows including Vista has been posted on a Russian hacker forum, forcing Microsoft to activate its emergency response process. Mike Reavey, operations manager of the Microsoft Security Response Center, confirmed that the company is “closely monitoring” the public posting, which first appeared on … Read moreFirst Vista Vulnerability Surfaces

Microsoft Releases First IE7 Update

Microsoft released first update for IE7 (not for Windows Vista). This update resolves a performance issue with the Phishing Filter. When visiting certain web pages, the Phishing Filter may increase CPU usage while evaluating the page contents and the system may become slow to respond. This problem occurs on pages that contain multiple frames or … Read moreMicrosoft Releases First IE7 Update

Office 2007 Unreadable in Windows Mobile 5.0

Not only Microsoft is disappointing users big time, by not releasing Live Messenger for Windows Mobile, but here comes another debacle: Microsoft’s own Office 2007 will produce files that will not be readable with Office Mobile that is pre-installed in Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC edition! Apparently Microsoft has just confirmed, rather unofficially, that support … Read moreOffice 2007 Unreadable in Windows Mobile 5.0

Half of American Business PCs Can’t Run Vista

About half of the average business PCs in North America are unable to meet the minimum requirements for Microsoft’s Windows Vista operating system, while 94 percent do not meet the system requirements for Vista Premium. Within these figures, 41 percent and 78 percent, respectively, require RAM upgrades to meet the minimum and premium system requirements … Read moreHalf of American Business PCs Can’t Run Vista

Image Based Install in Vista & Windows PE 2.0

Vista’s installation process is dramatically different to any previous version of Windows: rather than being an ‘installer’, the install DVD is actually a preinstalled copy of Windows that simply gets decompressed onto your PC. So how does it adjust to your hardware? How do you slipstream updates and drivers into it? Can you also ‘preinstall’ … Read moreImage Based Install in Vista & Windows PE 2.0

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