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‚Äôs 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

Final version of Windows Vista Product Guide available

The final version of the Windows Vista Product Guide has been posted in both Office 2007 (docx) and XPS format to the Microsoft download site. If you are on Office 2003 you will need to get the 2007 file format add-in before you can read it. This document is an excellent resource for anyone looking … Read moreFinal version of Windows Vista Product Guide available

Vista Home users too dumb to use virtual machines says Microsoft

Consumers cannot run home versions of Windows Vista as virtual machines because is not mature enough for broad adoption, says Microsoft. A Microsoft spokesperson told ZDNet Asia: “For production machines and everyday usage, virtualization is a fairly new technology and one that we think is not yet mature enough for broad consumer adoption.” According to … Read moreVista Home users too dumb to use virtual machines says Microsoft

Dell repays customer for not using preinstalled Windows XP

Mr Mitchell had no plans to use Windows XP on his new laptop, the Sheffield man has won a refund from Dell for not installing Microsoft’s Windows XP on a laptop he bought from the PC giant.Freelance programmer Dave Mitchell ordered a Dell laptop on 21 October, and the machine was delivered a few days … Read moreDell repays customer for not using preinstalled Windows XP

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