So you told me you want to run Windows on a Calculator

HP Prime G2 Calculator running Windows 10 IoT, showing the default IoT shell experience.

Running Windows on a consumer calculator was a dream until the appearance of HP Prime G2 Graphical Calculator. This calculator has the most superior hardware specification among the market so far. This post discusses the implementation of UEFI and ACPI on this device.

Hack TwinUI to force Windows Store Apps run on low resolution screens

Windows Store Apps on Lumia 640 XL.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 has a minimum screen resolution constraint for Windows Store Apps (aka. Metro Apps or whatever). If the screen resolution doesn’t meet requirement, user will see a prompt indicating the resolution is too low for these applications. The constraint can be mitigated with bytes of patch.

A case that Hyper-V freezes host operating system

Two days ago I set up a new virtual machine for applications that require isolated security. When I put my computer into Connected Standby mode, I noticed SoC fan didn’t stop. To verify whether it was OS inconsistency or persistent issue, I manually initiated a system restart. However, it froze at login screen then. Nothing… Continue reading A case that Hyper-V freezes host operating system

Migrate legacy UWP project system to MSBuild-based

When Microsoft decided to adopt MSBuild on .NET Core platform, project.json was not dropped immediately until first toolchain RTM arrives. Dotnet Development on Universal Windows Platform Development leverages .NET Core too, but the depreciation progress is significantly slower than other .NET Core platforms due to historical reasons. UWP uses project.json for package management and MSBuild… Continue reading Migrate legacy UWP project system to MSBuild-based