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Leveraging Windows Vista's Windows System Assessment Tool (WinSAT) API in Visual Basic

A couple of days ago a noticed this article, downloaded the code, thought about it for a bit and realized that although he had a great idea... I had a few problems with the implementation. &nb...

Leveraging Windows Vista's Windows System Assessment Tool (WinSAT) API in Visual Basic

Introduction There are a lot of new features in Windows Vista.  In this installment, we’ll explore the WinSAT (Windows System Assessment Tool) API.  (The Windows Experience Index in...

Concerning Windows Vista "Upgrades"

For the first time in history, upgrading from a previous release of Windows (Windows XP) to Windows Vista (any edition) actually "works".  I found this to be true, but honestly didn't trust it 100%...

Microsoft + Advertising + Crack = Hmmmmm

Yeah, someone at the Microsoft Campus has been smoking something to have come up with this idea.  Don't get me wrong.  This is very amusing; a bit twisted... but funny nonet...

WPF Development with Visual Studio 2005

Apparently the November 2006 CTP extensions for Visual Studio 2005 will be the last release will be the last of the WPF development tools that target Visual Studio 2005; but it has been update...

Windows Vista - Windows Explorer Folder Options

This one has been bothering me every time I run Windows Vista; but just haven't taken the time to dig around to find the solution.  I like to see my file extensions when browsing through f...

Choices, Choices, Choices

Man, what to choose?  What to choose?  Beer, a man in tights, PS3, choice of a left testicle or kidney, a beautiful Romanian woman, a rare mp3?, another beer AND lapdance, Mongo's gam...

And the winner is...

Unfortunately I got called to work all this afternoon, so haven't had a chance to read through all the submissions.  I have to tell you there are some really good ones and I'll only be...

You snooze, you lose.

Don't miss your opportunity to get your hands on your very own license to Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite and MSDN license.  I'll be selecting one lucky creative individual tomorrow at noon...

Get back your "Run" command (Windows Vista)

By default, Windows Vista does not have the "Run" command on the start menu.  It's easy to get this back.  1. Open the start menu.2. Right click on a non-icon area and sele...