Windows 7 service pack 1 is now available to public as Beta or RC (Release Candidate) version. However installing it leaves a nasty watermark extreme right lower corner of your desktop.
Many of us wonder how to remove the watermark which comes into the desktop after installation of Windows 7 SP1 ?
There are many third party tools available to achieve the said task, one of which you may use is Remove WaterMark. The given package contains both x86 (32bit) and x64 (64bit) solution, please run the respective .exe according to your need using administrative privilege.
It should present you a command prompt window asking for permission to carry foward with the operation, press “Y” to complete the task. Now after reboot, you may enjoy a WaterMark free Windows 7 SP1 desktop
Windows 7 is sold online (as download) more than any other previous version of Windows. Microsoft Store provides download option as ISO image of Windows 7 installation disc to the customers. Many of them calls back MS with question about how to use the ISO for installation purpose.
Recently, Microsoft released a tool, Windows 7 USB / DVD download tool, to help users to create bootable DVD or USB drive to boot and install Windows 7. However the said tool only works with ISO file given by Microsoft store. The Windows 7 USB / DVD download tool returns error “The selected file is not a valid ISO file. Please select a valid ISO file and try again” when a user tries to use ISO file downloaded or made from other source (vLite / Windows 7 AIK).
How to solve the error “The selected file is not a valid ISO file. Please select a valid ISO file and try again” of Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool ?
Download this tool -> By WithinWindows.com
It contains an EXE file named isoavdpcopy.exe. Place this EXE file in the directory / folder where you have your Windows 7 ISO image.
Now please open Command prompt and navigate to the said folder / directory to run the below command,
- isoavdpcopy.exe <your_iso_file_name.iso>
It should make your own (Custom / vLite / AIK / copy from installation disc) Windows 7 ISO image file usable with Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool.
In todays world, where more and more of our application and computing is dependent on Internet, it becomes absolutely necessary for an user to have an active Anti Virus software installed for his/her Windows operating system.
There are many Paid and free solutions available and sometime it may become bit confusing to find the right solution for our self.
Recently Microsoft have come forward with an proper solution for their users. A basic but effective Anti Malware software coming with real time protection.
The Microsoft Security Essentials is offered free for all Genuine Windows (XP / Vista / 7) users and supports both x86 (32bit) and x64 (64bit) platform.
Download (~10mb) -> http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/default.aspx
Microsoft Security Essentials is a free but every effective antivirus / malware software offered by Microsoft to all Windows customers. Microsoft Security Essentials supports Windows XP / Windows Vista and Windows 7 in both 64bit (x64) and 32bit (x86) platform.
The software is capable enough to update it self from Internet if having live internet connection, but many users who wish to use it in PC without live internet can also manually download offline updates from Microsoft website.
Download Update -> x86 (32bit) / x64 (64bit)
One can download it and can carry it (using USB or CD/DVD) to the PC running MSE 1.0 to run the update EXE to update the anti virus software. Read more @ MS KB971606.
Microsoft is providing Windows 7 Enterprise edition for trail / evaluation use to its potential customers. Windows 7 Enterprise edition, both x64 and x86 (32bit and 34bit) installation ISO image can be downloaded from Microsoft Website for free.
All you need is a hotmail / live mail email address to sign in and download the image.
Download Link Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise Edition
Users are not in need to obtain or enter any product key as the key is embedded with the download.
Direct (MS) download Link -> x64 (64bit) / x86 (32bit)
After you have downloaded the image (.ISO), you will need a DVD burner / writer to write the image into a DVD to boot from it and install or you may use pen drive for installation of Windows 7.
What is the difference between Windows 7 Ultimate vs Windows 7 Enterprise edition ?
There is no difference between Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 7 Enterprise edition as feature wise.
The only difference is the licensing and activation options where Enterprise is meant for large organisation having the need of volume license and MAK / KMS, where as Windows 7 Ultimate is having retail licensing process meant for end users.