Category Archives: Computers and Internet

How to completely clean install Windows 10 on a UEFI PC

With Windows 10 I generally do recommend to simply upgrade which preserves your apps (modern and desktop), data and settings. In contrast to previous Windows versions the Win 10 upgrade is robust and has worked fine for me on several … Continue reading

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Windows Service Worker Options

[Für Details siehe meinen kommenden Artikel “Windows-Services leicht gemacht” im dotnetpro Magazin.] Implementation patterns used for Windows Services can seriously influence performance, reactivity, computing resource consumption, stability and energy consumption of our systems. This post shares alternative patterns for creating … Continue reading

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Simple WCF

[Für Details siehe meinen kommenden Artikel “WCF-Services leicht gemacht” im dotnetpro Magazin.] Choosing WCF options and configuring them can be quite cumbersome and demanding. This post shares a very simple approach for using WCF services. Download complete code. My simple … Continue reading

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Tamed FileSystemWatcher

[Für Details siehe meinen Artikel “Gezähmte Beobachter” im Windows Developer Magazin, Sept 2015] [July 11, 2015: Fixed bugs in code. See changelog in readme.txt] This post shares robust wrappers around the standard FileSystemWatcher (FSW)  fixing problems commonly encountered when using … Continue reading

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My Windows 8.1 upgrade and usage experiences

This post describes my experiences with upgrading from Win7 to Win81 and using it for a few days. I hope this will help others to avoid some problems and make them aware of (silently) missing functionality in Win81. I posted … Continue reading

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How to move from Hotmail and Gmail to Office 365 as a Server for Outlook desktop and Windows Phone 8

When moving to Office 365 I found it difficult to stop my Windows Phone syncing its calendar and contacts with Hotmail. Here is how I finally did it. For the reasons I was using Hotmail and Gmail see Synchronize Windows … Continue reading

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Installing Windows 8 on an old X61s ThinkPad

[11 Nov 2012: added Bluetooth support] [25 Feb 2013: Add warning against installing the newer ThinkPad Hotkey Features Integration driver for Win8] Windows 8 installed fine on my old ThinkPad X61s and runs nicely and fast (the little old thing … Continue reading

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