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December 19th, 2008 — Off topic, Vista
When you update to Vista SP1 the installer saves backups of your system files in case you want to uninstall. If you’re like me, you have no plans to roll back SP1 at this point.
Microsoft has Conveniently included an SP1 Cleanup tool with the SP1 installer. This utility removes the backup drivers and system files from your hard drive.
On a 32bit system the utility can be found under
I’m not sure if there is an X64 version.
For me this utility freed up about 0.8 GB, but I’ve heard that it can be much more depending on your system configuration. If you use it let us know how you did.
May 30th, 2008 — Vista
Registration is open for PDC2008, should be a great event. The registration site hints at some announcements about Win7.
March 31st, 2008 — Silverlight, Vista
I found a great post by Ben Hall while researching sidebar gadgets. It’s an overview of sidebar gadget creation with Silverlight. He also shares some hints on debugging since you can’t see JS errors in the sidebar and it also suppresses alert dialogs.
July 27th, 2007 — Vista, WPF, WinXP
Andre Michaud has posted an interesting article at MSDN on how to make your Windows Presentation Foundation apps power aware.
There’s a good bit about the differences in power management between XP and Vista, how to detect the OS, how to access the PowerBroadcast messages, and how to create custom events based on this info.
As mobile computers become increasingly prevalent, battery life has become more important. Hardware manufacturers are aware of this and design mobile devices with battery consumption in mind. But can the same be said for your software? If not, maybe you should begin to think about coding software that is power-aware. Both WindowsÂ® XP and Windows Vistaâ„˘ provide system information to enable your applications to do just that. In this article, I provide a starting point from which developers can understand power awareness in their Windows Presentation Foundation applications.