Category Archives: Windows 7

Windows 7 Media Center Update

The problem we were seeing with movie DVD playback has been fixed!  NVidia released a Windows 7 driver update for the GeForce 6200 video card in late February.  I installed it two weeks ago and we haven’t had any problems … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Taskbar After Two Weeks

At this moment I have Windows 7 on the family room media center PC and dual booting on both my workstation and my laptop.  On the dual boot machines I find myself almost exclusively booting into Win7.  The only piece … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Media Center Update

A few weeks ago I repaved the family Media Center to the official Windows 7 Beta.  The results have been good.  We no longer get any “Copying Prohibited” errors thank goodness!  That was driving the family crazy.  We do notice … Continue reading

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Could the new Taskbar Be the “UAC” of Windows 7?

Let’s face it.  Apple has had a significant impact on the negative perception of Windows Vista via their very successful I’m a Mac and I’m a PC switcher ads.  Apple has taken a few nuggets of truth in terms Vista … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Media Center Update

Well my cheap-o ($50) 500 GB hard drive went belly up with a “S.M.A.R.T status bad” error after just two days – RMA time.  So it was off to Best Buy for a replacement drive.  I completely reinstalled Windows 7 … Continue reading

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Taking Windows 7 Media Center for a Spin

After getting back from the PDC, the Windows 7 excitement drove me to upgrade my old Gateway FMC-901X running MCE 2005 (pre-rollup 2) to Windows 7 Media Center.  I bought 2 GB of memory for it and a new 500 … Continue reading

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Windows 7 “Personal Documents” – You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me

Take a look at this screen from the PDC M3 Win7 build: WTF??? Is that schizophrenic or what?  Fortunately, at the very least, the real folder name appears to be “Documents” from the command line.  Whew!  However the Windows Explorer … Continue reading

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