Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DART) Remote Connection Tool

Just a few weeks ago Microsoft released a public Beta version of the Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DART) 7. One of the new features of DART7 is the Remote Connection Tool. Okay, I agree this is not rocked science, actually I’ve written about this before using a VNC client, but now that it is included within the tool suite, it’s just there and ready to use. Let’s have a look how this works. On the Read More …

Observations for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Error 0x800f0a12

During the past days I have been manually updating a few Windows 7 clients and on two of them I received the error 0x800fa12. When clicking on the Go online link Microsoft mentions the several reasons that could lead to this error. The system partition isn’t automatically mounted, or made accessible to Windows, during startup. A hard disk containing the system partition was removed prior to beginning SP1 installation. Windows is running on a storage Read More …

ToolTip: Windows Service Pack Blocker Tool Kit

As seen for previous service packs, Microsoft released an update of the Service Pack Blocker Tool Kit for those that would like to temporarily prevent installation of Service Pack updates through Windows Update. Download and details here

Windows7 Application Compatibility Center

Source: ars technica Microsoft currently has a placeholder page for the Windows 7 Compatibility Center, which will be launching at the same time as Windows 7. Read entire article here