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Random bits of (hopefully) useful technical information on Windows, with a focus on understanding and troubleshooting.

October, 2008

  • Virtualization in Vista

    Before I begin: this section is not related to Virtual PC, Virtual Server, Hyper-V, App-V or any 3rd party virtualization product. On Windows XP a process running as a regular user that attempts to write to %systemroot% (due to assumptions made by the...
  • Don't Trust All Your Eyes Tell You... (hard links in Windows Vista)

    There are times when the Windows shell gives you incorrect information - not because it likes lying, but because it is being given this information by a lower-level component. Such is the case with the long-awaited "hard links" introduced with...
  • Genesis

    Since 2004 I have worked at Microsoft – starting as a Support Specialist in the Networking team at CSS (Customer Service & Support) and then in late 2005 moving to the “Core” (Windows) support team, where my role today is a Senior Support Escalation...