Exploring BootOS: the smallest official Windows image

If you’ve been following me for a while, you might have noticed that I have an obsession with making small Windows images. I think it’s fun and it goes to show how modular Windows truly is. As of recently, I thought that the smallest Windows image one could make is based off of OneCoreUpdateOS, whichContinue reading “Exploring BootOS: the smallest official Windows image”

“Overclocking” the refresh rate of a laptop display

If you’re following my Twitter account, you might have seen that a few days ago I found out that DWM was leaking memory while also using a lot of GPU power. While looking for possible culprits, I found out on a suggested Reddit post that you can increase a laptop’s refresh rate above the specifiedContinue reading ““Overclocking” the refresh rate of a laptop display”

State of the Windows, part 2: Did Windows 10 slow down with each feature update?

One of the main reasons some people tend to avoid updating their PCs is that “it makes it slower”. Especially with Windows 10’s Software as a Service approach, where it gets the so-called “feature updates” twice a year. But is it actually true? Today we’re gonna find out how much Windows 10’s performance has changedContinue reading “State of the Windows, part 2: Did Windows 10 slow down with each feature update?”

State of the Windows: How many layers of UI inconsistencies are in Windows 10?

We’ve all heard this riddle: if you dig down deep enough in Windows 10, you’ll find elements that date from Windows 3.x days. But is it actually true? In this article we’ll discover just how many UI layers are in Windows and when they were first introduced. For the purpose of this experiment, I choseContinue reading “State of the Windows: How many layers of UI inconsistencies are in Windows 10?”

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