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  • Adventures in Windows Vista (x64) - Part 2

    After running Vista x64 on another machine for a few days; installing various pieces of critical software and seeing that everything seemed to be working smoothly... I've made the full leap on my main desktop machine (the one that now has 4GB of memory). Some interesting "facts":Windows Experience Index reports my processor running ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on May 24, 2007
  • Adventures in Windows Vista (x64) - Part 1

    I installed Windows Vista Ultimate (x64) last night and everything went pretty smoothly.  This, of course, is on the second machine I have on my desk so I can see what works (and doesn't) before making the full jump on the main machine.  Out Of The Box Experience After the installation and major Windows Update updates, the only ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on May 15, 2007
  • Windows Vista "supports" 4GB of memory. Sure it does...

    Grrrr... this one I didn't really see coming.  I figured, "Hey, I'm running Windows Vista Ultimate; which loves memory... I'll get more memory and it'll be happier."  So I ordered 4 1GB high performance RAM (which using the motherboard automatic detection settings yields a 5.6 Windows Experience Index) and ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on May 11, 2007
  • Tulsa DNUG - Tonight

    I'll be at the Tulsa, OK users group this evening presenting on developing for Windows Vista using Visual Studio 2005... so if you're in the area, be sure to stop by and say "hi".
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on April 30, 2007
  • My.Vista

    Caleb has sort of let the cat out of the bag... Introducing My.Vista. There are over 7,000 new API's in Windows Vista.  Some of them are immediately obvious while others are deep beneath the surface.  I rather enjoy digging around in Windows API land, however, many people don't care to do this so this area is usually off limits ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on March 9, 2007
  • How NOT to do single assembly deployment.

    I applaud this guys enthusiasm, however, his discovery/technique is something I would strongly urge you to avoid.  There are two major reasons for this:Doesn't work as a "regular user".Will cause you MAJOR support issues as Windows Vista gains momentum.  See reason #1.I've been using a similar technique in ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on February 9, 2007
  • 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.  I really distaste the idea of "unsafe" code unless there is absolutely no way around using it... and even then I'd probably choose to ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on December 13, 2006
  • Leveraging Windows Vista's Windows System Assessment Tool (WinSAT) API in Visual Basic

    IntroductionThere 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 the Vista UI is part of WinSAT.) The Vista SDK defines it as: Windows System Assessment Tool (WinSAT) assesses the performance characteristics and ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on December 13, 2006
  • 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% since history has shown me that this was a bad idea.  However, according to someone in the know, the way Windows Vista ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on November 27, 2006
  • 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 files.  Windows Vista, just as other Windows prior, "hides" known file extensions by default.  What makes Vista a little different ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on November 25, 2006