Computer: Windows 7 Updates

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Siehe auch: Windows 7 in einer VM

Windows 7 Updates

Der Hersteller Microsoft hat die Unterstützung für Windows 7 eingestellt.

Aktuell verwende ich auch überall Windows 10.

Aber “für alle Fälle” habe ich mir ein Windows 7 Professional noch als VMware Virtual Machine aufgehoben – und für die Edition “Professional” gibt es auch noch Updates von Microsoft.

Die Einstellungen  für Windows-Updates erfolgen bei Windows 7 in der Systemsteuerung.

Für Windows 7 Professional werden mir folgende Updates angeboten:

Tabelle 1: Updates für Windows 7

Nummer Text Status
KB4467107 2018-11 Monatliches Sicherheitsqualitätsrollup für Windows 7 für x64
KB4054529 Microsft .NET Framework 4.7.2 Sprachpakete für Windows 7
KB2532531 Sicherheitsupdate für Windows 7 für x64

Computer: After the first year of test usage, what functions of iTunes Match make sense for me?

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Siehe auch: iTunes

After the first year of test usage, what functions of iTunes Match make sense for me?

iTunes Match: The First Year

Since one year I now have my iTunes match subscription (without automatic prologation).

My onriginal and primary intent was to “legalize” my somewhat grown collection of single MP3 songs.

I also wanted to try iTunes match and gather experience, which functionality might be useful for me for the next years (switching from “Test Mode” to “Production Mode”).

iTunes Match: Experience with Functionality

  • Legalize old MP3 Collections: Works good
  • Purchase some “missing” songs for my collection: Yes I did this a few times (iTunes Store)
  • “Upgrade” MP3 songs from my CD collection to AAC digital quality: works good
  • “Upgrade” MP3 songs from Vinyl records to digital quality: did work only for a very few number of songs
  • Backup: Apples iCloud as a safe backup for my songs (5000 songs, 25 GB): This is a very valuable function, since it’s a near real time remote backup i.e. in Apple’s “iCloud” (precondition: you must use iTunes as your song library!)
  • Remote access to iCloud: see below

iTunes: Access to Songs in iCloud

Remote Access: When I’m away from home, I have easily access to my songs with Apple mobile devices like iPhone and iPad.

For my mobile notebook computer (Windows 7) I decided not to make a local copy of all of my song files (5000 songs, 25 GB), but to try a connection via the internet to my iCloud. This was not so easy. The documentation for this sceario is difficult and sometimes wrong. Apple repeatedly ignores Windows Notebooks when talking about “mobile devides” – focussing on iPhone and iPad only….

What worked for me is:

  1. Installing iTunes latest version on my mobile Windows 7 notebook.
  2. Connected iTunes to the Apple Store: This made available my purchased songs (quite a few) but not all the other songs I have in iCoud
  3. Only after I activated “Turn On iTunes Match” in iTunes (Menue: Store > iTunes Match) I could see all my songs in iTunes on my mobile Windows notebook. iTunes did not ask for an extra subscription of iTUnes Match, but automatically used my exisiting iTunes Match account.
  4. This is not “Steaming Audio”. the songs from iCloud are effectrively downloaded and replay starts early (AAC and MP3 ?)

iCloud Control Panel for Windows

I also installed iCloud Control Panel 2.1.1 for Windows on my mobile notebook, but am not sure, if this was necessary for the access to the songs in iCloud – since Apple only talks about “Fotostreams”, “Favorites” and “Outlook” – what I realy do not need in the Cloud.


Computer: Migrating from Windows Vista to Windows 7

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Migration from Windows Vista to Windows 7

Yesterday I migrated my Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium.

This migration could be done as an “Upgrade”, meaning that I did not need to reinstall all my software, With the “Upgrade Mode”  all my installed software remains functional under the new Windows 7 Home Premium.


Error message on startup:  “fppui3a.dll not found”   ===>  uninstall “pdfFactory”

Bluetooh Mouse: Control Panel ==> Hardware and Sound ==> View Devices and Printers  ==> Add Device

Bluetooth Mouse: Start ==> Devices and Printers ==> Add Device

Avira Free AntiVirus: Needed special manual uninstall plus installation of Win7 version

Printer HP Photosmart C7280: Needed new driver software for Win7

Next Steps

As a next step I am looking for an Upgrade to Windows 7 Professional   —> Windows AnyTime Upgrade ???

Computer: Migrating from WindowsXP to Windows 7

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Migration from WindowsXP to Windows 7

Last week I migrated my T400 from Windows XP to Windows 7.

I got Win7 with a standard image and did install the following additional software:

  1. Bluetooth Mouse
  2. Firefox
  3. Evernote
  4. Printer at home  (HP C7280)
  5. Adobe  PDF Reader
  6. Adobe Flash
  7. CrashPlan
  8. SnagIt 7
  9. PDF Creator
  10. X1Search  —> Crashes
  11. Mobile Partner  (UMTS / 3G Client)

Remote Desktop with:   mstsc.exe