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How to disable the CHKDSK – Check Disk, on start up for Windows 7 (via Eagle081183’s Blog)


I have been having an issue with my Windows 7 home premium machine at home with the disk scans taking forever to complete at boot up for no apparent reason. In my search for answers I came across these issues via http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-performance/windows-7-support-and-chkdsk-issues/a8ab415b-4559-45c6-99a4-a54e27e5a836 then thought rather than waste time searching for the a solution to the underlying cause of the problem (I usually re-image my machines every 6-12 months anyway) I’ll just work around it.

I then found Eagle081183’s blog post ‘how to disable the CHKDSK…on startup for Windows 7’ and simply disabled it.

Good thinking 99! Thanks for the idea Eagle081183.

To disable automatic disk checking at Windows startup through registry, go to the following registry key: Important: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a pro … Read More

via Eagle081183’s Blog

Microsoft To Release Windows 7 In September?


According to the gadget and technology blog electronista, Microsoft may release windows 7 to the public late September or early October 2009.

Microsoft could have Windows 7 on shipping PCs by September, Compal president Ray Chen said today at an investor’s conference. The PC contractor executive understands from plans that the software should be available in either late September or early October. The news would corroborate word of an April release candidate that would let Microsoft finish, manufacture and deliver Windows 7 well ahead of the holidays.

This is something Microsoft really need to do. They totally lost out on their windows vista product unable to penetrate the business market which is where Microsoft make most of their profits on their Windows products.

So far Windows 7 has proven itself amongst IT professionals and beta testers with their windows 7 beta 1 proving a great success. Windows starts up almost 50% faster, runs on significantly lower spec hardware (some have even loaded it on netbook PC’s) and in general is much more responsive. This is quite amazing for an operating system that can run on a lower spec machine than what you’re currently using on your windows vista PC.

I hope Microsoft learn from their mistakes made on the Vista project. For starters they need to get rid of their 6 different product lines from their vista OS and make it right with Windows 7. All they need is a (good) home version, kinda like home premium, then a business version and lastly an ‘ultimate’ type version for windows 7.

I’m looking forward to the release of windows 7. I personally cannot wait to change my OS from vista to something a little more responsive. At one stage I was dual-booting my machine with Ubuntu 8.10 but gave up on that (I do most of my work on the windows OS…I’m a windows software developer after all!).

C’mon Microsoft, give us current vista users a free upgrade (or at least a cheaper purchase) of windows 7 in September!

Windows 7 New Features Revealed


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For those of you who don’t know, Microsoft will release a new version of their flagship OS in the coming year: Windows 7. There have been a number of new features released to the public over the last few months, and personally I’m kind of looking forward to what Microsoft come up with (after all, Vista wasn’t exactly the best OS they’ve produced). So, I thought I’d share with you some of the more interesting new features of Windows 7 that wil hopefully improve upon Windows Vista’s (many) shortcomings:

Pin Items To The Taskbar:

Windows 7 will give you the ability to ‘pin’ shortcuts to your taskbar kind of like how the dock works in MacOS X. In windows operating systems, you’ve always been able to do something similar with the use of the ‘quick launch’ toolbar which can be appended to the taskbar to give a similar affect, however with this new function the quick launch toolbar must be disabled to be able to pin items to the taskbar itself.

User Account Control (UAC) Makeover:

Thank God! UAC has had an overhaul in Windows 7. Users of Windows Vista will no doubt be very familiar with message popups asking your permission to carry out certain tasks (“Are you sure you’re sure?)…You will now have the ability to adjust which notifications and prompts you recieve for specific actions while not reducing the overall security of the OS. Interesting!

Faster Startup Times:

One of the major benefits of Windows 7 will be faster startup times. Microsoft have put alot of work into improving the startup times of their OS, partly due to competing products leading the way in this area. It has been noted that the startup times of Windows 7 will be faster than that of Windows Vista and XP.

As a developer who works primarily in windows application development, I’m looking forward to a new OS from Microsoft that has the stability, reliability and performance of XP, with added security that Vista provided, in a neater package. I’m hoping Windows 7 will be a more rounded and overall better product than Vista, so I’m really looking forward to what they come up with.

Based on poor vista sales and Microsoft’s previous release strategies with underperforming OS’s (and Microsoft themselves saying it would take 3 years to develop W7) I’d be expecting to see an almost finished build sometime this year, with a possible retail release date end of 2009.