Why won’t my notebook resume from sleep for a scheduled task or event?

You may have noticed that after installing Windows 7 on your portable computer, it will no longer automatically wake from sleep for scheduled events such as: Windows Updates A scheduled TV recording in Media Center Scheduled backups, defrag, etc. This is because starting with Windows 7, the default power management behavior for notebooks is to…

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ReadyBoost Changes in Windows 7

ReadyBoost is a feature that was introduced in Windows Vista, allowing a flash memory device (such as a USB flash drive or SD card) to act as a memory cache.  This assisted with increasing a PC’s performance, especially when physical memory was limited or not upgradable. Windows 7 has improved the capabilities of ReadyBoost over…

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DiskPart.exe and managing Virtual Hard Disks (VHDs) in Windows 7

In Windows 7, new commands have been added in DiskPart to allow for the creation and management of Virtual Hard Disks (.vhd files).  The DiskPart VHD management commands have been provided below in 2 sections – commonly used commands with examples and other commands.  It is assumed in each of the examples that DiskPart.exe has…

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Windows 7 to say Hello World! on October 22nd.

In preparation for the general availability of Windows 7, the OEM team has been preparing a new blog which will continue where Windows Vista Now left off. Unfortunately that means an end to the old blog, content there will no longer be updated and will remain live to serve as an archive. Starting today and…

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