Occasionally, you might discover a client that isn’t automatically installing updates correctly. Such clients are typically identified during software update audits. To identify the source of the problem, follow these steps:

1. Determine the last time the client was updated. This can be done in two different ways—by checking the client’s registry (the most reliable technique) or, if you use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), by checking the Reports page on the WSUS Web site.

* To check the client’s registry, open the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\Results registry key. In each of the Detect, Download, and Install subkeys, examine the LastSuccessTime entry to determine when updates were last detected, downloaded, and installed. More »

Although it is currently cooking Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), Microsoft continues to ensure that the latest version of its Windows client continues to evolve even ahead of the upgrade planned for the first half of 2011.

Case in point, two application compatibility updates offered by the Redmond company to customers this week.

Accompanying the updates are two knowledge base articles, including KB 2272691 (Application Compatibility Update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: August 2010).

In addition, the software giant also released KB 982110 (The QueryPathOfRegTypeLib function does not return the correct path for a 32-bit version of an application in a 64-bit edition of Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2). More »

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Although Microsoft has already started sharing the first details about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7, fact is that information on what the major update will bring to the table continues to be scarce. A third-party source claims that the Redmond company is planning performance enhancements for the first upgrade to Windows 7.

The information has yet to be confirmed or denied by Microsoft, as the software giant continues to keep SP1 information under a tight lid in Redmond.

Windows 7 SP1 will bring to the table a performance boost for BitLocker Drive Encryption, according to TechARP. BitLocker is an encryption feature offered initially with Windows Vista and perfected with Windows 7, which now allows customers to encrypt hard disks and removable storage devices such as USB drives, to protect information from unauthorized access in various scenarios involving, among others, PC loss or theft.

At the same time, the website reports that storage-related performance fixes are also coming, although no specific details were shared. It seems that some of the performance improvements have already been delivered through Windows Update, while others will only be offered with SP1.
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Windows 7 default games are not that bad, but there could be different reasons for any one to disable or remove them for example you may not want your kids to kids to waste time on computers due to these games or you may not want your employees at your office to keep playing these games and kill precious office time.

Here is how you can disable the default games which comes preloaded with windows 7

1. Open Windows 7 Start Menu >> Programs and Features

2. Now click the link in the left tab in under programs and features which says Turn Windows Features On or Off

3. Scroll up in the newly opened small sized window which displays the currents features in windows which are on or off to find Games

4. Uncheck specific games you want to remove or uncheck the Games check box to remove all the games and then click OK button, it will now show you the small progress window which make changes as per your selection done.

5. Above window will close automatically once all the changes has been applied and that’s it done – all games removed