What to expect of Windows 8.1 “Blue”

A lot has been said about Windows 8 since the release back in 2012. The new Metro user interface and the missing Start button is just some of the things that the critics has highlighted as reasons why Windows 8 has not been the big hit that Microsoft was hoping.

Toggle the Windows Key On and Off with this Tool

RemovedWindowsKey

Back in October 2012 I wrote a post about How to disable the Windows Key in Windows for the people that feel the key is more trouble than good. The solution to the issue includes making changes to the Windows registry and creating a long binary sequence to make the tweak works. I got some comments to the post asking for an easier way to make this work. I decided to develop a small utility that make it easier to tweak this little changes to Windows for users without technical experiences.

How to fix a broken installation of a Windows Program

Have you ever tried updating a Windows program that uses Windows Installer (MSI) technology and no matter what you do you fail to complete the task? You can’t uninstall, update or remove the program because some files are missing or the Windows Installer database is corrupt. No matter what you do you are stuck with a broken installation. That is where the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility comes to the rescue.

My Google Analytics Stats Report for Q1 2013

Another 3 months has gone and it is time for another traffic report here on my blog. For each quarter of the year I share some of my traffic stats that I think might interest you, my readers of this blog. Below you can see my stats for the first 3 months of the year of 2013.  If you missed my last post from Q4 2012 you can see it here.

How to get started creating scripts with WMI Code Creator

In this post I will introduce you to a great little tool from Microsoft that can help you getting started creating WMI scripts in C#, Visual Basic or VB script. The tool is free and can help you creating small scripts that can collect data from WMI or execute commands on local or remote computers. Scripting against the WMI namespace you can do a lot of cool stuff like collect information about Operating system or Hardware information. It is also possible to execute commands like reboot or other admin tasks that you might find useful.