Apr 242008
 


If you would like to change the default download target for Internet Explorer from ‘Desktop’ to some other location on your system, the following quick registry change will do it.

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Apr 232008
 


Coming back to security, today we can have a look at DBAN (Darik’s Boot And Nuke) security tool which helps with full disk data destruction on your PC or servers. Ideally suited for destructing your PC or Server hard disk before recycling or passing it onto a charity.

DBAN is a bootable media (CDROM/Floppy/USB) which boots in and destructs every single Hard Disk that it detects. DBAN can destruct IDE,SCSI, SATA devices.It has support RAID devices but the FAQ clearly states of known problems with RAID controllers. DBAN can support PRNG seeding (Psuedo Random Number Generator) and logs the results onto a TAR file (compressed)

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Apr 232008
 

One of the things that I’ve seen people asking is for the option to logon to a Windows PC or a Server and use the current session on that system for the same user instead of creating a new Terminal Server session.

There is way this can be done. For instance, on my PC, I simply created a shortcut for the Remote Desktop (RDP) on the “Start Menu” and renamed the shortcut to “RDP Console”. This is for ease of use. One shortcut for my normal RDP sessions and one where I need to use local current session on the remote server.

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Apr 232008
 

I think most of us, if not all are aware of and use Windows Vista Preview Pane which allows you to preview image and text files (say JPG) or even play your Audio and Video files.

Well, how about adding your custom file type to the preview pane which may not be there as a default in the list?

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Apr 232008
 


Just stumbled upon this website for Software patches on Windows operating systems. SoftwarePatch.com offers software updates patches for various software hardware and Windows 2000,Windows XP,Windows Vista, Ms Office. However, it is important to know that this is not the official patch website for any of the products and Microsoft will not support or acknowledge any patches or updates from this website as proper and may turn down service requests.

A great website and a great resource thats worth knowing. Click here to visit “The Software Patch” website.

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