File extension for Windows Language Packs

For some reason I had a mental block and couldn’t seem to remember this, but instead of using dism to install language packs on Windows 7 or above, like this… dism /online /add-package /packagepath:<path to language pack .cab file> …you can also simply rename the .cab language pack file to have the .mlc file extension and double-click it.… Read More »

Find a computer’s model using PowerShell

Interestingly this blog’s most popular post is one where I demonstrate how to find the serial number of a PC in a batch file so you can write a script that does different things for different computer models. I pretty much don’t write batch code any more, instead using PowerShell as much as possible. So I… Read More »

Orca 5 for Windows 8

When Windows 8 hit RTM there was a slightly newer version of Orca the MSI editing tool available. This one is version 5.0.9200.0, but when it’s installed, in the Programs and Features dialog it’ll show up as 8.59.25584. To grab yourself a copy get the Windows SDK for Windows 8, install using the option to… Read More »