Windows phone 7 post

Filed under: microsoft,phone — bigred @ 9:24 am

this is a test post for windows phone 7. WordPress made an app to post with.

Posted from WordPress for Windows Phone


How to Burn $29.99 Education Edition of Win7 to ISO

Filed under: microsoft,Self Help,Windows 7 — bigred @ 11:08 am

Did you happen to download the windows 7 upgrade from digitalriver.com.  This would be the $29.99 edition.

If you did get it, it downloads, then expands a TON of files.  If you want burn this to a DVD then you are going to need to do the following:

First download  oscdimg.zip.


THEN run this crazy command. 

This command will make an ISO for you.  Of course, replace the path with the correct path to the etfsboot.com and the directory where the files sit.

Oscdimg.exe –u2 –b”C:\Users\PUTUSERNAMEHERE\Desktop\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com” –h “C:\Users\PUTUSERNAMEHERE\Desktop\expandedSetup” C:\WIN7.ISO


I found this information at



Thanks Bing.com for the FREE CASH

Filed under: microsoft,Self Help,WOW — bigred @ 4:39 pm

Looking to save a few bucks on your next online purchase.

Currently I’m using two websites that give you cash back for making purchases online.  It really works too.  It’s simple.  Go to the website, and click a link.  Serious, that’s all you have to do.  The links take you to pretty much any store, including stores like Kohls, Victoria’s secret, tire rack, Newegg, buy.com, Amazon.com,dell, HP, and many many more.

Mr. Rebates  and Bing Cash Back  

Bing cash back had a better deal going with 6%, so I used them on this computer purchase last night.

bing cash

The catch is you have to wait about 60 days after a purchase and you need to have at least $5 in rebates before they send you a check.


Gmail and hotmail together today…

Filed under: google,microsoft — bigred @ 3:45 pm

I just noticed that my forwarding service died for hotmail on Sept 1st.   I’ve been missing emails.  NOT GOOD.

The service forward hotmail accounts into my one Gmail account.


Today I turned on POP3.  I have about 10,000 emails to move between two accounts.  Gmail only checks so often and only moves 200 messages at a time.  This will be a long process of moving mail.  Oh well.  I decided this time to purge the hotmail account.  I’m not leaving any messages on the server anymore.  I haven’t decided if I like that idea or not yet, but I guess it’s time to get rid of one email account anyways.  As soon as the messages are brought over, I’ll be able to monitor better how I was using the accounts and which ones are just stupid spam accounts that I don’t need anymore.


Windows Home Server Power Pack 3

Filed under: microsoft,Windows 7,Windows Home Server — bigred @ 11:35 am

Looking forward to Power Pack 3 for WHS.  Lots of bug fixes, but lots of new stuff for Windows7.

Win 7 is amazing.  Not more to say about it.  It runs fast and it works. 

  • A feature to love is that windows search 4 will now natively search your WHS.  Because WHS uses the same Index System, it will return the Index to Win7 and instantly give you feed back.  (they claim 26% increase in searching now)
  • Another feature, is the ability to have all your files to show up in Windows 7 Library.  This is pretty cool.  No more mapping drives to folders on WHS.
  • Some of the best features will be the Media Center Integration…(see link for those details)


If you Geek’d like me, then check out Channel 9’s video.

Were looking at October release dates, but ya, pretty Geek’d.  Also a new version of WHS2 is being worked on!!!!  Meaning WHS, is here to stay.


Channel 9 Windows Home Server Power Pack 3


Best Buy game deal

Filed under: microsoft,Video Games — bigred @ 11:07 am

Right now Best buy has buy one get one 50% off.

I know I want Guitar Hero 5 but do I get the new halo or something else?

Plus Guitar Hero 5 will come with a free copy of VanHalen Guitar Hero!!!  So, really this brings down the cost to 30 per game. 


best buy


Bing is starting to become my new favorite search engine.

Filed under: microsoft,Photos — bigred @ 8:35 pm

In case anyone is from West Michigan, you might be interested in today’s Bing Page.


Anyone recognize this? :)



Hard Drive maybe failing…Uhh Ohhh

Filed under: Complaint,microsoft,Windows Home Server — bigred @ 1:19 pm


We will run repair after work.  Ever since the power went out…I’ve had problems.  I think it might have been damaged.

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