Saturday, January 31, 2009

Top 10 changes to security in Windows 7

Microsoft has released a public beta of its next client operating system, Windows 7. Everybody’s talking about the interface changes: the new taskbar, omission of the sidebar, a new look for Windows Explorer. Under the hood, there are more changes, including new and improved security features. Let’s look at 10 security features that have been changed or added in Windows 7.

The Windows 7 buzz encompasses a host of interface enhancements, but there are plenty of new and improved security features as well. Here’s a rundown of 10 key changes you should know about.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Resize a Vista partition without damaging data

There are many reasons why you might want or need to resize a partition, but generally speaking partitions can not be resized without damaging data. That is, until Microsoft Windows Vista. With Vista, resizing a partition that already contains data is not only possible, it's fairly simple. The only gotcha involved is that Microsoft has, with good reason, obfuscated the process from the untrained eye. Naturally I will give this warning. Although this method is tested and proven, that is not an absolute guarantee. Data can get lost when strange things occur. So with that in mind, your data is in your hands and you might want to do a data back up first. With that being said, let's get going.

Resize a Vista partition without damaging data