All blog posts with the tag "windows".
Windows 8 VideosPublished:2 min read
Microsoft introduced Windows 8 at the D9 and Computex conferences, but the upgrade won't be available until next year. Android Honeycomb 3.1 is currently out, making it a better option for tablet users looking to buy now. There are two videos on Youtube providing a sneak peak of Windows 8.
Upgrading through every version of windowsPublished:2 min read
This is a great video showing the upgrades of all major Windows versions from MS-DOS 5.0 to Windows 7. It brings back memories of the past, such as installing Trumpet Winsock for Windows 3.0 and the screeching modem sound of Gopher sessions. The video can be found on YouTube.
Getting the Windows Product ID using WMIPublished:2 min read
The Windows Product ID can be retrieved using WMI via the Win32_OperatingSystem class and the SerialNumber property. The relevant documentation can be found on MSDN and an example of code to query the property value is given. It has been tested successfully on various versions of Windows.