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January 2007

Windows Vista is going to be released tonight. As I sit here writing this article it is only 3 hours, 3 minutes, 24 seconds before it is unleashed to the general public. It is times like this I get nostalgic and start thinking of the first time I got my hands on a copy of […]

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The 5 sins of Vista

by Steve Wiseman on January 21, 2007 · 5 comments

in Windows

Since Vista was released to MSDN subscribers back in November I have started using it on my primary development laptop. I would love to run it in a VMWare session while I am developing, but it is still not possible to get Areo Glass to run this way (I need glass running to get our […]


Update 1/18/2007 11:01 PM EST: I have received a few questions about this method – no it will not disable mice, or keyboards. It only disables storage devices attached to the USB port. This includes hard drives, flash drives, and any other type of USB storage device. And yes, if the user has administrator access […]


The new version of Word saves documents in a different format. This is to facilitate all of the wonderful features it provides. Unfortunately this also means that documents saved will be incompatible with older versions. Yes…It is possible to go into settings, and change the default format to whatever you please – that includes the […]


The recent documents list in Windows XP can be convenient. By default it is set to save the last 15 documents. Microsoft never provided an easy way to change the number of documents. To change the number of documents saved you will need to change a registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies You will need to add a […]


We have updated our Network Administrator product – You can use it to deploy the patch, and verify it’s installation on machines across your network. Also we have updated the free patch More info about it hereUpdate 10/25/2009: We have updated our patch again. Both the patch, and Network Administrator have been updated with the […]


I have put together screen shots of Vista. It spans from the initial alpha preview to the RTM that was released in November. The first alpha preview released in 2002 Build 4029, Released in 2003. It had many changes over previous releases: · New welcome screen design · Image previews when hovering over an image […]


As part of Microsoft’s regular patching schedule, they have announced that they will release 8 new security patches next Tuesday. They are: • Three Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Windows. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Enterprise Scan Tool. […]


SanDisk has released a 32 GB flash drive that may be used for laptops. The flash memory would be used as a boot drive to dramatically reduce startup time. Laptops that have the new drive would start becoming available in the first half of 2007. SanDisk has said that it would add about $600 to […]


When VB Script executes a command line program it opens a new window. This can be especially inconvenient when you want to incorporate an external application into your script. There is a way to have your script keep the console application within the same window, and wait for it to complete. What we will do […]


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