Saturday, November 14, 2009

Article: Microsoft releases Windows 7 upgrade tool for netbooks

InfoWorld reports: "Microsoft has released a tool that lets netbook owners install Windows 7 on their machines using a USB flash drive, sidestepping the usual requirement of a DVD drive."

Before starting this, you need to make sure that computer you're trying to upgrade to Windows 7 is bootable via USB drive, although most modern computers support this feature. You will also need a flash drive that is 4GB or greater.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Windows 7: Choose a presentation display mode

A new feature in Windows 7 allows you to quickly and easily change presentation display modes on your laptop without going into the Mobility Center. All you have do is press the Windows logo key + P and you'll be presented with a dialog that allows you to choose one of four modes:
  • Display using the built-in screen only.
  • Display a duplicate image on the built-in screen and external monitor or projector.
  • Extend the desktop across both the built-in and external display.
  • Display only on the external screen.