Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Playing with Windows 7

I just installed Windows 7 today.  So far, so good. (Is that even a sentance?)

I installed office and some basic programs quickly.  I started at 1:00 and was done by 2:00.  Only loaded a video driver, everything else detected on it its own.  The machine is a Dell Latitude D630 with 4GB of ram and Core2 2.4GHz.

Only problem I ran into was with my Cisco VPN Client.  I only needed to install the latest client version available from cisco.com, http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps2308/  I only had version 5.0.03 installed initially and the latest version is  The old version worked, but the split-tunneling appeared to not work.  After I uninstalled the old version and installed the new 5.0.06, I had no problem connecting to my VPN network and the internet.  (Spilt-Tunneling has to be configured on your router as well.  Our is configured for split-tunneling, but the old client appeared to no longer work with Windows 7)

Update: 5 hours and 26 minutes of run time isn't too bad either...

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