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Windows Weekly 128: The Upgrade Conundrum

by Jon Cole in TechOctober 31st, 2009 @ 2:43 am

Windows WeeklyThis is a big week for Windows Weekly with the launch of Windows 7, for obvious reasons.  At the top of the show, Paul and Leo talk at length about all of the issues on Microsoft’s end considering abrasive anti-piracy tactics implemented at the expense of consumers, including notorious false positives in the authentication process.

Paul has been under plenty of scrutiny for the registry hack that he discovered that allows users to easily perform a clean install using upgrade-branded Windows 7 disks.  Nonetheless, it’s a very useful, relatively simple, and budget conscious technique, so if you’re interested check out the guide on his website.

The podcast doesn’t completely revolve around Windows 7, though, with a news story that Google is taking the Los Angeles municipality by storm with a full transition from Microsoft Office/Exchange to Google Docs/Mail.  The show wraps up with some straightforward security advice, specifically the debunking of the thought that disabling Windows Update somehow improves security.

Tackling the Windows 7 upgrade conundrum, office in the cloud, and bottom line security advice.

Runtime – 1:43:08

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