Technews for week 8

Here in Norway weeks starts on Monday and we use week numbers. Below is the most interesting technews for week 8. Microsoft extends support for Windows 7 with five years, support ends 2020. Nokia becomes the biggest Windows Phone manufacturer in just one quarter.

Windows 7 SP1 Refresh ISO direct download

Windows 7 SP1 Refresh ISO direct download
My Digital Life has links to the official Windows 7 SP1 Refresh ISO’s in multiple languages in both 32-bit and 64-bit, and different versions (SKUs). Burn to DVD or make a bootable USB with Microsoft’s own tool.   Remember that you can make an universal setup if you delete the file ei.cfg from the sources ...

SSD checklist for Windows 7

SSD checklist for Windows 7
Now with Anand’s seal of approval 😉 (SSD guru @ Anandtech) SSD Freaks has an excellent guide on how to use built-in tools in Windows 7 to migrate from a HDD to a SSD. Here’s a checklist when using a SSD as your boot drive for Windows 7. Check that your SATA controller is in ...

Windows 7 themes

Windows 7 themes
If you already didn’t know, Windows 7 has support for socalled themes, which easily let you change windowcolor, backgrounds, sounds and more in one click. Just rightclick an empty space on your desktop and choose Personalize. There are several themes to choose from, with even more online. You can choose beteween movies, TV, nature, cities ...

Make your Windows 7 computer an access point and share your Internet connection for free

Make your Windows 7 computer an access point and share your Internet connection for free
Microsoft planned a feature for Windows 7, where you could share your Internet connection over wifi. If that connection already was wifi, a virtual wireless card would be used. But since Microsoft couldn’t get it to work with all the hardware configurations of the world, the feature isn’t exposed in Windows 7. But the clever ...