Windows 7

Windows 7 Idiot Proof?

Today I connected my laptop up to a network, but couldn’t get on the Internet, or anywhere, for that matter.  I was just about to start looking into the issue, when I noticed an exclamation point on the network connection on my screen.  I hovered over it, and it offered to diagnose my problem.  I thought “sure, let’s give that a try”.  I clicked on “Diagnose my problem.” and within a few seconds, Continue reading

Windows 7

Windows XP virtual on Windows 7

I’ve been running Windows 7 for a couple of months now.  Today I ran across my first application that wouldn’t install on Windows 7.  So I needed a Windows XP virtual machine.  Luckily, as part of Windows 7, Microsoft has planned to include the ability to run a virtual Windows XP OS.  So to get around my predicament, I downloaded a beta of Virtual PC and a Windows XP machine from Microsoft at this website: Continue reading