Posts Tagged ‘Hyper-V’

Windows 8 Freezes? Here’s a Fix

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Well, this certainly isn’t very encouraging …

When I started to work on my Windows 8 PC today I noticed a strange behavior after updating some apps in the store. The system would freeze occasionally, so that some controls simply were not functioning anymore. I first though this was a desktop freeze, as standard desktop controls like the clicking on buttons, closing of windows or scrolling in the task manager did not work anymore, but it quickly turned out to be more complicated than this. While I was able to switch between the desktop and the start screen of Windows 8, I could not launch start screen applications either.


What’s Good and What’s Bad About the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

I realize that change is often a good thing … but as I get older, it gets more and more difficult to accept change, especially when that change seems to try to fix something that wasn’t particularly broken in the first place.

I’ve had a good few days now to delve deep into Windows 8 and I’ve decided what I think is good, great, bad and awful about the OS.  I thought I’d share my thoughts with you.  Now I want to start by saying that I’m going to steer away from Metro, I’ve got another article about that planned for tomorrow and frankly this one things has been getting far too much attention and drawing the discussion away from other very important things within the OS.  So here is my list of just a few of the things that I think are good and bad about Windows 8.


Bypass Fibre Channel Switching for Small Storage Environments

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

If you’re in the process of designing a fibre based storage application, you might want to check this article out …

There is nothing more frustrating than building out a solution only to determine that while the costs for servers and storage have been accommodated for, the switching costs have not. I personally think we are in a transition time where fibre channel still makes sense in some situations where 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 Gig-E) doesn’t quite make sense. For small installations, there is an opportunity to skip the fibre channel switch and connect the servers directly to the storage. This can even be possible in multiple node cluster configurations of two, three or more servers.


How to Install Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V and Windows 7 on the Same Partition

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Here’s another interesting trick that might come in handy …

Typically, dual-booting multiple operating systems requires repartitioning a disk, which isn’t always desirable, especially if you already have a multi-boot environment with Windows and Linux. What I am proposing is booting from a VHD – a virtual hard disk that contains the entire Windows Server 2008 R2 OS installation within a single, portable file hosted by your Windows 7 file system.