Windows Updates

Performance Issue with W2008 R2 Hyper-V on Intel CPUs

April 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

This KB article (KB2517329) for Windows Server 2008 R2 (including SP1) hosts with Intel Westmere or Sandy Bridge processors just popped up in my feeds. “Consider the following scenario: You have a Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer that has a large amount of physical memory and that has Intel [...]

Hardware Support for W2008 R2 Hyper-V Cluster and SP1?

March 22, 2011 // 1 Comment

One of the strengths of Hyper-V is one of its weaknesses: it supports a huge variety of hardware including hosts and storage.  Hyper-V clusters need to be treated like mainframes.  Any change, no matter how small you think it is, needs to be verified and tested (by somebody) before you apply [...]

0xC0000034 with SP1 on OEM Windows 7 Installations

March 12, 2011 // 2 Comments

This morning I read about a crash issue with Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 on machines that came with the preinstalled OEM copy of Windows 7.  Nick Whittome posted a description and various workarounds on his Facebook page. EDIT: there were some issues with the Facebook link so you can go to a post [...]

SP1 is Available Now

February 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is available to volume license customers and MSDN/TechNet subscribers.  There’s not much more to say at the moment.  I’ve blogged it all before. I’ll be coming back to Dynamic Memory when I get a chance.  I’m pretty [...]
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