I updated my Windows 7 Build 7000 (64-bit) with a new build today : Build 7048! The upgrade went smooth! No errors, but I did found some strange things. Because my business laptop was running a 32-bit version of Build 7022 and I really want all of my (64-bit capable) machines to run the latest build I had to wipe the laptop!
** Because all the machines in our household are running Windows 7 (as you could read earlier even the ‘older’ PC which is mainly used by my wife is running Windows 7) I created a Homegroup so we could easily share documents, media and (of course) the printer.
When I upgraded my pc (from build 7000 to 7048) I had to recreate the Homegroup, but when I tried to do that I received the error you can see in the next screenshot.
I’m also unable to join an existing Homegroup, because no Homegroup exists.
The strange thing about this is that during the reinstallation of my laptop I received a message that a Homegroup was found and that I could join it. So maybe upgrading my Build 7000 installation wasn’t the right thing to do, but right now I don’t have the time for a complete reinstallation. So I probably have to live with the Windows cannot set up a homegroup on this computer and the There is currently no homegroup on the network errors on my pc…
Uninstall Internet Explorer 8
Another new thing in this build is the opportunity to uninstall Internet Explorer 8! Just check out the screenshot below from the Windows Features screen.
MediaLibrary / MediaCenter
I’m really happy with this build, because the Hauppauge HVR-2200 I received a few weeks ago works fine (with 8GB of memory) in this build. So I can finally start recording TV broadcasts!
Right now I’m still testing the issue I reported about the Windows Media Library, but it seems to be solved in this build. So I can finally remove TVersity and use the Windows Library again…