Windows 7 build 7004 Screenshot

Satisfy your taste buds, beta testers. The Windows 7 beta is very near! Scott Wylie is Microsoft New Zealand’s Director of Platform and Development Strategy and posted this image on his blog post on his experience with this pre-beta build which is version 7004.0.081203-1830 according to WinFuture. This is still pre-beta as noted by Scott. No noticeable changes can be seen in this build so …

Microsoft Answers is here to help Vista users!

Sarah from Channel 10 blogged about Microsoft Answers (beta). It’s a website aimed at those who need help and support for rather mildly technical issues they encounter with Vista. Clearly, it’s aimed at novices from the questions I’ve read on it so far. You can post any query you have and the community at Microsoft Answers will help you in the best way possible. There …

Windows 7 Beta release imminent

Just came across this on Neowin: It would appear from the posting that Microsoft is currently readying site updates and download servers for the imminent release of the Windows 7 beta. Yesterday, German site Winfuture claimed that the beta would be released today and this could confirm the sites claims. Yes, I’m excited if you can’t tell. A public beta so soon is hard to …

Download the Windows Live Essentials offline installer

Windows Live Essentials takes to long to install for you? Internet connection unreliable? Then grab the full offline installer at this link. Using it, you can install all Windows Live Applications as well as their required components without having to connect to the Internet. And if you still haven’t upgraded yet, you really should! Don’t let the online installer hold you back.

Different new power saving options in Windows 7

Vista took a good step towards power saving by providing very customizable options to the end user to control different power schemes. In Windows XP, the control over your hardware’s power options wasn’t as refined as in Vista. But, Vista runs a lot of services, along with the added overhead of Aero, it turns out to be not-so-battery-friendly after all for most people, which is …

Windows Live Messenger Wave 3 from Windows Live Essentials Review

The new Windows Live Essentials Beta applications are available for download now at https://download.live.com/. They have been updated to match the Windows 7 UI. Windows Live Messenger now has jump lists and new status icons in the superbar in Windows 7. The new sign in UI looks superb as well. Most other features have carried on from the last beta. For a review of them, …