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Last Build Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 +0000

 



How can I call freopen but open the file with shared access instead of exclusive access?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Coming through the back way.



We couldn’t create a new partition or locate an existing one, possible workarounds

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Well, it worked for me.



This is a race the display driver wouldn’t normally expect to lose

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0000

But flukes can happen.



So what is a Windows “critical process” anyway?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Is­Process­Critical tells you whether a process is critical, but what does that mean?



Why are there two kinds of Universal Windows apps, one for Windows 8 and another for Windows 10?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Universality is not universal.



What’s the difference between the zero width non-joiner and the zero width space?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Are you separating two words?



When Windows copies a file, does it ever copy bytes that are in the slack space?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Keeping tabs on the slackers.



There are no bugs in the I/O manager

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0000

True each time it is uttered.



Optimizing BitBlt by generating code on the fly

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Artisanal bit block transfers made to order.



What do the output values from CoGetApartmentType mean?

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Four types of threads, possibly in the neutral apartment temporarily.