Creating VM Clones in Microsoft Hyper-V

VM Cloning

If you’re a virtual machine freak like me, then you’ve most likely upgraded to Windows 8 Pro already due to its awesome built in Hyper-V client! No longer do you need to install Windows Server 2012 or the standalone hypervisor operating system just to be able to build your virtual machine infrastructure on your home [...]

The VDI Delusion Review

The VDI Delusion

No matter if you are a seasoned administrator or just an up and coming IT professional, you’ve no doubt heard all the rage about this so called thing called “VDI” (virtual desktop infrastructure). I’m sure you have some general ideas of all the things it promises it can do for your company. These benefits range [...]

Hyper-V in Windows 8

Hyperv

If you’re in the IT sector, I’m absolutely positive that you must have heard or read all about computer virtualization. This has been a hot topic for many years and the reason I’m writing an article about it here is because it’s still a hot topic today! Like how I would usually describe things, you [...]

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How To Use Storage Spaces in Windows 8 for Backup Purposes

Storage Spaces

One of the coolest new features in Windows 8 has got to be Storage Spaces. However, to novices and casual users, this new technology might be a bit confusing at first. However, once explained at a high level, I can assure you that it’s not that difficult to understand at all. The good news is [...]

Virtual Hard Drives Makes Efficient Backups!

VHD

Prior to working on a client’s computer, one of the first thing I always like to do is to make a complete backup of the system. By doing so, I don’t have to worry about whether or not if something “bad” is going to happen and somehow destroy the data. Let’s face it. Reinstalling an [...]

Windows XP Mode in Windows 7

Windows 7 XP Mode

Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate users have a awesome privilege: they are allowed to run the new Windows XP Mode. Essentially, they get to enjoy the best of both worlds. Let’s face it, Windows XP is one of Microsoft’s most beloved operating system in history. Users loved it so much that Microsoft had to actually [...]

Mounting a Virtual Hard Disk in Windows 7

Virtual Hard Disk

In the last article, we went over how to easily create system image backups inside Windows 7. With image backups, you don’t have to worry or decide what gets backed up because a full system image will include everything. The downside to this method of course, is that it takes up a lot of storage [...]