File Version / Product Version

Some sample code to get the File / Product Version of a file. #include <stdio.h>#include <windows.h> #ifndef nullptr #define nullptr NULL#endif int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[]){    if (argc > 1)    {        DWORD dwSize = GetFileVersionInfoSize(argv[1], nullptr);        if (dwSize > 0)        {            BYTE* pBlock = (BYTE*)malloc(dwSize);            if (pBlock != nullptr)            {                if (GetFileVersionInfo(argv[1], 0, dwSize, pBlock))                {                   …

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Windows Media Center – Reset PlayReady after Hardware change

After a hardware change, Windows Media Center (WMC) will probably start to display “Video playback device does not support playback of protected content” when watching protected content (e.g. CableCARD). This isn’t a HDCP issue, it’s your PlayReady DRM keys. As an Administrator: Close Windows Media Center (and turn off any Windows Media Center Extenders) File…

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How to fix a Phone that is stuck in a (quick) reboot loop

Remove the battery from device (if you can’t turn it off, just continue on to the next steps) Don’t connect the device to a PC yet Launch Windows Device Recovery Tool (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/mobile/support/faq/?action=singleTopic&topic=FA142987) Select that “Your Device cannot be Discovered” Select the device type (e.g. Lumia Device for Microsoft built phones); it should be searching for…

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Defrag Tools Live @ //build/ 2012

https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ch9Live/Channel-9-Live-at-BUILD-2012/Defrag-Tools-Live-14

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Announcing the "Defrag Tools" show on Channel 9

Andrew Richards and Larry Larsen host this deep dive into the tools used on the tech support show Defrag and walk you through how to use many Windows diagnostic tools found on SysInternals. https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools  

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The Defrag Show – 2nd August 2012

I again was the substitute co-host of Channel 9 “The Defrag Show” for the 2nd August 2012 show. Gov is back next week.   https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/The-Defrag-Show/Defrag-Delayed-Loading-on-Startup-Cant-Boot-From-USB-Defrag-Tools  

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The Defrag Show – 25th April 2012

I again was the substitute co-host of Channel 9 “The Defrag Show” for the 25th April 2012 show.  Gov is back next week. https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/The-Defrag-Show/Defrag-Memory-Management-Phishing-Inside-Microsoft

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The Defrag Show – 18th April 2012

I again was the substitute co-host of Channel 9 “The Defrag Show” for the 18th April 2012 show. https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/The-Defrag-Show/Defrag-CMD-Line-Wifi-Autologin-Method-Bugcheck-Troubleshooting

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