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Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Collect System Restore Information in Windows Vista?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! I was looking at System Restore on my Windows Vista computer, and I had an idea. Wouldn’t it be great if I could script the collection of information for System Restore? I would like it to tell me how much disk space is being consumed, as well as when it is scheduled to run. I think you should write a script ...

How Can I Determine Which Version of Windows Vista is Installed on a Computer?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I determine which version of Windows Vista is installed on a computer?-- GC(image) (image) (image) Hey, GC. You know, Microsoft is one of the largest and most successful companies the world has ever known. And yet, despite all our successes, we’re really no different than any anyone else: for example, ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Determine the Grace Period for a Computer Running Windows Vista?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I determine the remaining operating system grace period for a computer running Windows Vista?-- LD(image) (image) (image) Hey, LD. You know, a number of years ago the Scripting Guy who writes this column came outside after work only to discover that his car wouldn’t start. At that time he was working ...