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Microsoft Update Catalog
The SUPRSEKRT windows 7 definitely-not-a-service-pack-wink-wink for enterprise users, which is basically a monster hotfix rollup for GDR release users who want LDR release fixes. Make absolutely certain you have all device drivers updated to newest before pulling the trigger on this.
windows  7  hotfix  rollup  patch  fix  sysadmin  tips  tricks 
october 2018 by asteroza
Trying SSL with ALPN protocol for Amazon MQTT data, connects but no ALPN negotiation · Issue #31894 · dotnet/corefx
Huh, so Schannel for Windows 7 doesn't support ALPN, thus to can't actually connect properly to Amazon iot-core MQTT over TLS.
windows  7  bug  SSL  TLS  ALPN  schannel  AWS  IoT  MQTT 
september 2018 by asteroza
Update to add native driver support in NVM Express in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
This is a baseline kind of driver. Where possible use the Intel baseline driver since it's faster
windows  7  2008R2  NVMe  driver  software 
june 2018 by asteroza
Security | DMA | Hacking: Total Meltdown?
So we heard you've got meltdown, so we put meltdown in your meltdown...
PCILeech  DMA  windows  7  meltdown  exploit  privileged  memory  access  security  hacking  pentesting 
april 2018 by asteroza
Convenience rollup update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Apparently a bug with this patch nukes VMware VMXNET3 adapters by replacing them with an identical network card but returned to default settings. Which means any static IP servers just went DHCP. Plus a VBscript to fix this seems lame...
bug  fail  microsoft  windows  7  2008R2  VMware  NIC  network  card  static  IP  DHCP  VMXNET3  sysadmin  tips  tricks  networking 
march 2018 by asteroza
Trialling Windows 10 Linked Clones with VMware Horizon View 7 | virtualhobbit
So the trick to faking KMS is setting composer to skip activation, then using a filler KMS key? But what about MAK's?
windows  10  VMware  view  horizon  7  license  activation  MAK  KMS  key  Delicious  skip  composer 
february 2017 by asteroza
Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: June 2016
need to manually install this patch to get windows update running on a fresh windows 7 SP1 box
kb3161647  windows  update  client  patch  7  sysadmin  tips  tricks  Delicious 
january 2017 by asteroza
Taskbar - Android Apps on Google Play
This can enable freeform floating windows for apps (best for tablets with screen space)
android  7  nougat  freeform  GUI  UI  customization  window  app  software  system  tuning  Delicious 
september 2016 by asteroza
CITI: Windows NFS 4.1 Client Instructions
Apparently Microsoft sponsored this and used it in windows 8.1, but these guys also did proper windows 7 (but need to use a self-sign driver). No pNFS.
opensource  NFS  4.1  client  daemon  software  windows  7  sysadmin  tips  tricks  Delicious 
july 2016 by asteroza
BitLocker can't encrypt drives because of service crashes in svchost.exe process in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
Asus motherboards with UEFI secure boot can cause 7 to fail to boot, with the red screen of death, because 7 can't actually use secure boot
fail  windows  update  patch  bitlocker  UEFI  secure  boot  7  support  RSOD  broken  motherboard  ASUS  encryption  Delicious 
may 2016 by asteroza
Ultimate Outsider - Software Downloads
Not perfect but does a decent job of blocking the forced windows 10 upgrades
GWX  control  pnael  block  windows  update  10  7  sysadmin  tools  utilities  tips  tricks  Delicious 
january 2016 by asteroza
Ultimate Outsider: Using GWX Control Panel (formerly GWX Stopper) to Permanently Remove the 'Get Windows 10' Icon
This miiiight block the windows 10 forced upgrade, but microsoft is playing dirty tricks again...
windows  7  8  8.1  forced  upgrade  10  block  software  GWX  sysadmin  tools  utilities  tips  tricks  Delicious 
december 2015 by asteroza
Microsoft Will Resume Pushing Windows 10 To Machines With Win7, 8.1 - Slashdot
Registry entry to try to stop GWX, the windows 10 upgrader, but apparently microsoft is now ignoring this somethimes and installs windows 10 anyways.
windows  7  8  8.1  forced  upgrade  10  block  registry  GWX  Delicious 
december 2015 by asteroza
Update installs Get Windows 10 app in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1
Hiding this update temporarily stops the windows 10 GWX nagware from installing, but it apparently unhides itself later so watch your back
windows  7  8  8.1  forced  upgrade  10  kb3035583  sysadmin  tips  tricks  Delicious 
december 2015 by asteroza
Mk1 Power Conversion | FHR@UCB
Evolution of the old ANP indirect cycle nuclear turbines, this time around for a fixed ground installation and using mostly unmodified externally heated GE frame 7 gas turbines with cofiring combustor assist for peaking.
NACC  nuclear  air  combined  cycle  power  gnerator  externally  heated  frame  7  GE  gas  turbine  cofiring  ANP  Delicious 
october 2014 by asteroza
Microsoft Azure Special Pricing: MSDN, MPN, and Bizspark Benefits
Use this to enable use of a windows 7 VDI instance on Azure via a MSDN subscription.
Azure  VDI  MSDN  signup  windows  7  Delicious 
may 2014 by asteroza
Main product page for Splashtop XDisplay
This does wireless display desktop expansion to an iPad from a a Windows 7PC running their streamer app. But DisplayLink has very similar software...
iPad  app  software  windows  7  secondary  display  wireless  wifi  monitor  Delicious 
august 2011 by asteroza
'Virtual Smartphone' Used as Both Android Machine, iPhone -- Tech-On!
The translation for this article sucks. Seems like an extension of earlier Intel research. Basically, using a lighter Android OS on a cellphone, you connect via VPN to a dedicated virtual machine Android OS instance on a cloud server. They claim lower battery consumption on the real hardware and hardware limitation independence because the VM android can be provisioned with CPU and memory on an adhoc basis. I assume they are basically using VNC with a dedicated return channel to send serial data from accelerometers and other onboard sensors, plus some remote filesystem mounting tricks to transfer local files in the cellphone to the cloud VM. The iPhone angle is that a similar VNC-esqe app on the iPhone could provide similar accessibility to the cloud android VM, and the reverse case of having a virtual iPhone or Windows Mobile instance (though the article points out licensing prevents having virtual instances of iOS and Windows Mobile/Windows Phone 7)
cloud  Android  virtual  machine  VM  instance  thin  client  VDI  VNC  NTT  japan  research  prototype  iPhone  windows  mobile  phone  7  smartphone  heterogeneous  cluster  Delicious 
february 2011 by asteroza
Microsoft Store: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
Little microsoft utility to make a USB boot disk for installing windows 7 and do light repairs
microsoft  windows  7  USB  install  creator  sysadmin  software  tools  utilitied  UFD  winPE  boot  disk  repair  tool  Delicious 
april 2010 by asteroza
Download details: Update for Windows 7 (KB977206)
This will remove the Windows 7 XP mode CPU lock that prevented users with laptops/desktops that are not equipped with a VT capable CPU from running XP mode. Basically it is restoring software emulation that wasn't ready in time for the Windows 7 release.
windows  7  virtualization  XP  mode  VirtualPC  hardware  lock  unlock  VT  sysadmin  tips  tricks  software  patch  tools  utilities  update  Delicious 
march 2010 by asteroza
Description of the update for Windows Activation Technologies
DO NOT INSTALL THIS PATCH. This snitches your serial number key to microsoft activation servers regularly and will DEactivate your OS if microsoft flags it as priated, even if it was legitimate at the time of first activation.
KB971033  WGA  windows  7  activation  snitch  patch  upgrade  donotwant  defectivebydesign  Delicious 
february 2010 by asteroza
KB971033 Windows 7 Activation Technologies Update
This nasty little WGA upgrade for windows 7 checks your serial number regularly by snitching to microsoft activation servers, and DEactivates your OS if microsoft thinks your keys are pirated. It doesn't matter that the key was legitimate at the time of first activation. In a word, NO
windows  7  activation  technologies  microsoft  WGA  license  serial  number  key  check  snitch  KB971033  donotwant  security  copyright  DRM  defectivebydesign  Delicious 
february 2010 by asteroza
Slashdot Your Rights Online Story | Anti-Piracy Windows 7 Update Phones Home Quarterly
This is real bad. Easy DDoS of a company by a disgruntled employee or someone who was fired via light pirating of the company keys. As far as I'm concerned, if it was valid at install, it should remain valid. Punish only those who come later (AKA the current system), because the odds of them pirating are higher.
KB71033  windows  7  antipiracy  piracy  WGA  genuine  advanatage  automatic  phone  home  snitch  invalidation  license  key  serial  number  security  Delicious 
february 2010 by asteroza

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