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Windows® 7 SP1 in OEM Stage

Microsoft has released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) thus fuelling rumors of its availability to the users soon. The information about it being sent to OEM’s was available through Microsoft’s Russian Technet website.

Windows 7 SP1 will be including a software pack for windows server 2008 R2 and workstation virtualization, also software for Microsoft Dynamic Memory which will allow Windows Server Hyper-V to dynamically allocate more or less memory as required to each virtual device. Software for Remote FX graphics are expected to be delivered soon. RemoteFX brings a boost to 3D applications and also helps deployment of Windows 7 through virtual machines using this technology. RemoteFX was acquired after the acquisition of Calista Technologies by Microsoft. Microsoft still insists these are ‘enhancements’ rather than new features. It is also rumored to include support for more third party federation services, better HDMI device support. The service pack is to look into several serious performances related bugs that might have crept into the original pack.

It is essentially a collection of security and other reliability patches which have already been previously released in the form of updates to the operating system. The first version of service pack has already been shipped to Original Equipment Manufacturers. This was reported in by TechNet through Microsoft’s Russian windows visualization team.

Microsoft Windows ensures software security of its Operating Systems and releases updates on the second Tuesday of every month and also frequent Service packs.

Judging by the time Microsoft took for the first service pack for Windows Vista an early 2011 release seems a good bet.

Windows 7 is one of Microsoft’s success stories that it will harp on for time to come. Microsoft will ensure that this success story is carried forward unblemished. Also among users it has been well received and they are eagerly awaiting the Service Pack release. It had received a tremendous reception among users as compared to the Windows Vista. Windows Vista had such a poor reception that it was common for people to downgrade to XP however Vista and Windows 7 were both duly optimized for multicore CPUs and hard core performance in running heavy duty applications. Windows 7 also trumps Vista in booting with XP coming a close second and Vista a miserable third. Windows 7 delivered excellent results and proved its might by beating or coming close to the performance of the lightweight XP in just about every category of performance testing the three Operating Systems can be subjected to.

It comes as no surprise that many are waiting for the launch of a service pack and wondering how Microsoft can further enhance the Windows 7 experience. Sevrice Pack 1 is going to be available in the market soon to answer all such queries.

How to Disable the On board/Integrated video cards

Integrated Graphics card is the video controller card which comes integrated with the motherboard and helps in creating the images to the display. The earlier machines followed an integrated graphics card however the newer ones offer graphics chip set. There are few downsides of the Integrated or on board graphics card that they no longer accompany the motherboard. The 3D applications do not come out to be good moreover the performance also diminishes. Therefore plenty of users wish to disable the on board motherboards and to make that get properly carried the following steps could be extremely beneficial:

  • Read the manual that comes along the motherboard

The first step revolves around the comprehensive knowledge of the BIOS setting or physical jumper. Thus it also demands to read through the manuals that come along the motherboard. Alternatively the knowledge of jumper settings changes could be an added advantage.

  • Install the drivers of the other video card you would be using

It is equally important to install the other video card and its drivers and if it requires installing updates from the manufacturer’s website, go ahead and execute that so that you have the alternative.

  • Plug in the monitor cable to the port of the motherboard

The monitor has to be plugged in with the motherboard using the monitor cable so that both the devices could communicate.

  • Following the manual, check on the jumper settings which disables the on board card

Go through the manual to search out for whether the open or close setting helps in disabling the video card from the motherboard. Ensuring the system is turned off, change the settings following the BIOS should also be set to primary video to PCI/AGP based card. As newer systems come along with setting of PCI card as the primary video device, confirm it. Save the BIOS settings and get out of BIOS.

  • Turn the system off by unplugging the power cable from the outlet.

The system must be turned off by unplugging the power cable from the power outlet; the monitor cable must now be connected to the primary display device and switch on the system.

  • Follow the screen to identify whether the installation is complete or not

If the monitor receives the video signal, the congratulation screen must appear, if the video signal is not received by the monitor, you must keep a watch on the POST, if the POST (power on self test) is over than check the cabling .However if it still does not get you success, go ahead and read the manual to properly change the jumper and the BIOS settings.

The comprehensive understanding of the BIOS settings and Jumper settings could help in smooth disabling and installation of the new video card. Before disabling the on board card, log on to the manufacturer’s website to know about the card in detail. Many of the newer motherboard automatically sense the video cards and thus do not require installation.

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