What CIOs need to know about Windows 7

December 4, 2009, 4:29 AM PST | Length: 247


This episode of CIO Sanity Savers looks at five different aspects of Windows 7 and the potential impact that they could have on IT.

4 comments
Oz_Media
Oz_Media

I did question the compatibilty issue though. I too feel that Windows 7 is more resourceful and offers better power management however, while you say that it has XP compatibility mode, just as Vista does also, I have found that Win7 on a new notebook does have some backward compatibilty issues due to the processor being recognized as incompatible. Perhaps this problem doesn't exist if installed as an upgrade to older WinXP boxes. But I found that SOME older software, which ran on Vista with a dual core 64 bit processor, will not install or run even in compatibility mode(s) on Win7 with a dual core 64 bit processor, even when trying to install to the 32 bit folder. (AMD Athlon QL-65, entry level I know, but popular due to low cost). Note: Initially I thought maybe it was a 32 vs 64 bit issue, but even when seeking to install to the X86 folder for 32 bit mode, the same issue arose and it wasn't a 64 bit issue the system noted but a processor compatibility issue. I understand that this doesn't appear to be related to Win7 but hardware, however it is Win7 that notes the processor problems and refuses to install the software, not the app's installer itself. With QL-64 and QL-65 processors being very common in lower cost notebooks, this could be a wider spread problem too.

santeewelding
santeewelding

Except for those few times you do the spider doing push-ups on the mirror with your fingers. This communicates, to me, precision out of place. I liked better the fingers between fingers. This communicates that you do not, indeed, possess all the answers. Agree largely, by the way, with the content of your piece.

Oz_Media
Oz_Media

And a good thing you are hidden behind a screen, I suppose.

bevcon
bevcon

A very direct, simplistic and clear presentation on features of win 7. Excellent