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Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Posted in Windows 7, Windows Server by Steve Sinchak

Microsoft has released the final build of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.  Windows 7 Service Pack 1 includes a number of hotfixes and security updates.  Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 includes a number of new features in addition to hotfix and security updates such as new Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX.  For more details on what is new check out the official Microsoft Release Notes.

Service Pack 1 will be available over Windows Update but you can download the full installs from the Microsoft Download Center.

Before you install take a look at the Microsoft recommendations to ensure the update will be sucessfull.

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Enable iOS AirPrint Support on Windows

Posted in N/A, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server by Steve Sinchak

In the latest version of iOS Apple included a new feature called AirPrint. Designed to bring native printing support to the iOS platform it can be found on version 4.2 or later devices such as the iPhone, iPod and iPad. At launch only a handful of HP wireless printers can be used but with the help of this article it is possible to AirPrint to any printer connected to a Windows computer, including Windows servers.

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Analyze Energy Efficiency

Posted in Windows 7, Windows Server by Steve Sinchak

Windows 7 and Server 2008 include a hidden power efficiency diagnostic report that can help make your computer more energy efficient.  The report is generated through the powercfg utility and monitors your computer for 60 seconds.  Power settings, hardware and what you computer is doing is all monitored to identify power waste.  Once completed, the report will show errors, warnings and general information about the power efficiency capabilities of your hardware and what is preventing it from operating efficiently.

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