Windows 7 is now in stores

Windows 7Back in July, general availability for Windows 7 was announced to be forthcoming on October 22nd. The great Windows team led by Steven Sinofsky have delivered on that promise. Windows 7 is now in stores. All editions are now available for purchase from any and all reputable vendors. Be sure to check out the Windows 7 editions comparative on Wikipedia to see which edition is best suited to your needs. Savings of over $200 are available when you purchase the Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Family Pack as well. The never ending list of great features and improvements make this one version of Windows you do not want to miss out on.

Fixing the Volume Shadow Copy service

After installing DHCP on Windows Server 2008 R2, you may start to see the following error message in the event logs :

Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine RegOpenKeyExW(-2147483646,SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\VSS\Diag,…). hr = 0x80070005, Access is denied.

Inspection of the detailed tab of the event log entry will show information about the process that generated the error. Take note of the user mentioned after the “- User: Name:” portion of the bytes. To resolve this error, simply give that user full permission to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\VSS registry key.