Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

May 8th 2009

Windows Weekly 106

One Hundred Little Changes

Microsoft in court again, Genuine Advantage rebranding, Windows 7 upgrades, XP mode, and more.
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Category: News

Microsoft in court again, Genuine Advantage rebranding, Windows 7 upgrades, XP mode, and more.

  • Microsoft goes back to court again in June to defend bundling Internet Explorer with Windows.
  • Microsoft combines activation and Genuine Advantage into Genuine Windows umbrella brand.
  • There are things you can, and cannot do when upgrading to Windows 7.
  • XP mode in Windows 7 will only work on Intel processors that have hardware-assisted Virtualization technology.

Software Picks of the Week: If you have the Windows 7 Release Candidate, you can download Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode Beta.

Audible picks of the week: Angels and Demons, Unabridged, By Dan Brown, Narrated by Richard Poe. For a free credit toward the audiobook of your choice, visit Audible.com/windows.

Software tip of the week: When dragging a file into the Windows taskbar, Windows 7 will want to pin it to the taskbar. If instead you want to open it with a program on the taskbar, drag the file while holding the shift key down.

Check out Paul's blog at the SuperSite for Windows for more information.

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