Windows 7

Disable Fault Tolerant Heap (FTH)

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This only applies to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Snip from MSDN on what FTH is:
The Fault Tolerant Heap (FTH) is a subsystem of Windows 7 responsible for monitoring application crashes and autonomously applying mitigations to prevent future crashes on a per application basis. For the vast majority of users, FTH will function with no need for intervention or change on their part. However, in some cases, application developers and software testers may need to override the default behavior of this system.

Boot from vhd files with Windows 7

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With Windows 7, you can use the bcdedit tool to boot into vhd files. This is really cool and useful if you, like me work as a Developer or if you are a IT professional responsible for testing new technology.

Windows 7 goes RTM today

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I have been using Windows 7 for some time now, and today, it will go RTM to all Microsoft ISV's, me included. Finally a OS that can replace Windows XP, and let's not even talk about Windows Vista.

Microsoft seems to have been doing a greate job with Windows 7. It has been performing very well for my doings and I sure hope it will continue to do so with the RTM version.

[13:12 UTC+2] No download available at MSDN partner site yet, waiting for it to show up.
[19:00 UTC+2] Download is available from the MSDN Subscriber download page.

Windows 7 x64 on Apple Bootcamp

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If you are having problems running the boot camp installer in Windows 7 RC1 x64 edition or any other Windows 7 release, x32 or x64 thees Tips & Trix might help you get all the drivers installed.

First of, make sure you have your OS X installer DVD or CD that was delivered with your Mac.
Insert the CD or DVD and close the auto run dialog if it pops up.

Now, go to the windows explorer, WIN+E keyboard shortcut.
Navigate to the drive where you have the Boot camp files ( like D: or the like ).

More Windows RDC - Trix

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OK, we have probably got this error once or twice. “The terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections. The system cannot log you on. Please try again or consult your system administrator”.

So, can we get around this without trying to contact or go to the other computers that actually is logged in to the server? Well of course. Open a Command window and enter the following information.

mstsc /admin /console /v:[HOST_NAME]
This command will make sure you get logged in to the server and you can from there, remote log out logged in users.

Windows 7 & RDC through SSH tunnel

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OK, we had some problems using a SSH tunnel via localhost on Windows 7 today. It seems that the problem lies within the RDC client validating the address on witch it connects to.

Even that we use another port, the client will complain about a session already running when connecting to localhost:[PORT NUMBER].

The simple solution, replace localhost or 127.0.0.1 with 127.0.0.2:[PORT NUMBER]

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