It appears Microsoft is making web design testing a lot easier (or at least taking some time out by removing the need for VirtualPCs with different versions of IE on) with a FREE application called Microsoft SuperPreview.
With a large number of people still using Internet Explorer 6, this is nothing but a good thing until IE6 is gone for good.
With the new Windows 7 beta out from Microsoft, I decided to try to upgrade an existing Windows Vista x64 which has been very stable and not had a problem, has a fair few applications installed and lots of documents. I wasn’t putting up much hope, but backed up all the Documents and proceeded to upgrade the Vista installation as opposed to a new installation.
The installation started properly with no issues from within Windows Vista, then the PC required a restart, so restarted and the installation continued.
A message then came up during installation that “a required driver could not be found”. This could be a problem, once the error had been closed, the window on screen said that all changes made would be reverted to how they were. So my thoughts here were that it would restart back to Windows Vista like it was before with a heap of temporary installation files on the C drive.
For my HTPC, I now have configured most things up, so it is all working just like it should be. It took a few OS reinstalls to get it exactly where I wanted it, but I more or less have it, just have to sort out Blu-ray & HDDVD playback sorted first.