Firmware upgrade on motherboard renders Windows 7 boot with BSOD

I upgraded my motherboard firmware, and thought nothing of it. Turns out I should of been more concerned. Windows 7 now won’t boot and produces a blue screen of death (BSOD). Followed by the automatic reboot.

Oh well, been wanting to reinstall the Intel i5 system now for a few weeks on the account of some USB audio headset issues. So if the reinstall doesn’t resolve that fault, I will render the USB audio headset to the bin, and buy a new one.

Guess I got a bit of work ahead of me this week each evening. Glad I got a 2nd drive in the system, currently reinstalling onto it, and will pull the little data I had on the old system drive. Anything else needed is already on the 2Tb data drive in the system, which is not affected by the reinstall anyways.

Microsoft now a leader in x86 Virtualization.

It would appear Microsoft HyperV is now considered a leader by the Gartner Magic Quadrant for x86 Virtualization Infrastructure.

I must say I am not really surprised this might of happen, others might laugh or poke fun at it, but I knew like others Virtualization no matter the vendor would get more important as time went on. In fact I even thought Microsoft would gain more ground in this space, which was the primary reason I completed and attempted the MCITP for Virtualization last year.

Well done to Microsoft. You find the original link from the blog poster over at the following site here.