Alex Meyer-Gleaves

Windows 8 Videos

on Windows

It looks like the recent rumours were indeed true. The first official previews of Windows 8 are starting to surface from the D9 and Computex conferences. It appears that just like the conferences the focus is all on tablet devices. Today, at the D9 Conference, we demonstrated the next generation of Windows, internally code-named “Windows…

Upgrading through every version of windows

on Windows

This is a great video showing upgrades of all major Windows versions from 1 through to 7. In fact, the whole process starts with the installation of MS-DOS 5.0 before moving onto Windows. Monkey Island and Doom 2 are installed in MS-DOS to test the backwards compatibility of Windows. The level of legacy support…

Getting the Windows Product ID using WMI

on c#, Windows, WMI

I needed to get the Windows Product ID from managed code recently and decided that using WMI would be the most reliable and stable way to get the job done. Do not follow any examples that show you how to get this information from the registry. You simply cannot rely on those registry keys being…