Converting Windows Server 2008 R2 to a Workstation OS

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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In a previous post, I already told you how you can get a free, fully legit copy of Windows Server 2008 R2 directly from Microsoft if you are a student in pretty much any renown college or university. However, I understand that it is not exactly practical for anybody to…

Windows 7 Free for College/University Students!

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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Actually, I'm lying. There probably is no way for college or university students to get themselves just for being a student. However, you can get pretty darned close. Turns out that DreamSpark, a Microsoft funded website specially designed for students undergoing higher eduction, is giving away free copies of select…

Setting up AHCI Post-Installation for Vista and Windows 7

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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I've got a confession to make. Throughout the 5 (or more?) systems that I have built throughout my relatively short period of interest in computers, there has been one thing that I have always omitted to enable, on every single system: AHCI. Advanced Host Controller Interface, as it is otherwise…

Why I'm Trading Vista for XP

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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For the last 2 (or 3?) months now, Fr0stbyte has been running Vista. At first, I thought Vista was one of the best upgrades ever: you gotta love the redesigned interface, Flip 3D, Areo and all, the new task bar with disk caching that makes searching incredibly fast. Also, DirectX…