Power Up! The Philippine Windows 7 RC LoadFest!


Thanks for attending the Philippine Windows 7 RC load fest by the Philippine Windows Users Group at 6750 Ayala Ave in Microsoft Philippines last June 20 2009. We had a huge number of turnouts for both morning and afternoon sessions!


We had a very full house, more than we can expect actually and we had to thank every body for attending and supporting the event. Ralph and Liezl from Microsoft Philippines gave the welcome remarks on both session venues, we had to have 2 session venues to even accommodate the participants in this event.


We gave a couple of sessions like on this session about 7 Tips and Tricks for Windows 7.


The registration was done on the lobby and since its a whole day event, participants come and go, many thanks to the volunteers from PHIWUG that took care of the registration, ushering and the usual smiles 😀


Registration, registration and more people people and more laptops! phew!! its a really big event!

Its Terrence’s turn on his sessions about installing Windows 7 from a USB drive or Stick. I asked him, why? He told me a number of reasons why would you do that. Besides its very geeky and all, its because there is now an ongoing trend that notebooks and netbooks that are being released (specially in Philippine market) that does not have optical media reader installed!

Another round of (Deck #2) of Windows 7 Tips and Tricks!


Kuya Tony Boy, did his bitlocker presentation. This is one of the most useful out of the box feature that I really liked about W7!

Whole day, Keen Robante of PHIWUG hosted a game show called Windows 7 Ka Na Ba? (Came from the famous Philippine Game Show hosted by none other than Kris Aquino: Game Ka Na Ba? – Game Na!!!) The installation guys from the booth enjoyed this as well! This is really awwwwsome keen!


Christopher Misola from PHIWUG brought his very geeky science project! Hey its a multi touch surface. What he has done was a demo on Surface, Multi touch feature of Windows 7.

Hey Chris, what do you say I borrow that for our office? I have the WPF SDK’s here, wanna do a science project? 😀



Guest brings their laptops in our WDS / install booth to be loaded of Windows 7 RC.

To accommodate all of the laptops that will be coming in, PHIWUG used WDS in this event from 2 HP machines that run Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise!


Someone had to bring a MAC in the Load Fest and she was asking us if we can REPLACE the operating system to WINDOWS 7!!


More pictures on breakout sessions and other pagala gala paparazzi moments.



This guy brought his ASUS gaming laptop and asked us to install a 64 bit copy of Windows 7. Including installation and setup steps, the laptop completed a fresh installation in just 14 Minutes!

Dude, you have one hard core machine!!

We timed every installation that we did over our WDS server or with an optical media and yes, Windows 7 installs faster than Vista.




Back to the session on the 3rd Deck of 7 tips and tricks! Oh yes we bought more bags of tips and tricks that can fill almost every session 😀



Thanks by the way to Faelmar for his nicest intro’s and being also a resource person that is always available during events.

Jay-R needs some sleep 😀




Next is Terrence again on his installing Windows 7 from a USB device on the afternoon sessions and I have to enlarge, nobody noticed it but when we attended his session and saw his desktop, man! What happened to the Fish?!








Thank you to Microsoft Philippines for their usual and a very very solid support to PHIWUG and to this Load Fest event like every event and activity that we did. and hey congrats to the winners of Vista Ultimate that was raffled after the event.



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John is currently creating digital assets that protects people and their future, a technical trainer and a full time geek specializing on development and deployment of innovations created with .NET framework on Windows platform as well as Windows infrastructure projects. He is the primary contact of the Philippine Windows Users Group, a contributor at the Microsoft Philippines Community forums and regularly conducts community sessions as well as other Microsoft technology events. John owns the Busy Saving The World Techblog.

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