Small Business Susan

The best thing about Vista

In XP this happens…



 



However in Vista … only this happens



http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2008/01/SecurityWatch/default.aspx 


“Windows® versions prior to Windows Vista® will, by default, automatically run programs designated in the autorun.inf file on CDs, but not on USB drives. By lying about itself, the U3-enabled USB flash drive fools the OS into autorunning something called the U3 launcher. The U3 launcher, in turn, can start programs, give you a menu, or do pretty much anything that you could do with the computer yourself.”



5 comments ↓

  • #   Dean on 12.31.07 at 10:48 am     

    Just another reason consumers will hate Vista. They don’t want prompts for action they want action. Prompts are NOT a good thing for the average Joe. And NO you will NEVER turn the average JOE into the thinking computer professional.


  • #   bradley on 12.31.07 at 12:24 pm     

    I think you missed the point.

    U3 doesn’t auto load.

    The behavior then turns into the normal USB prompt that we ARE used to.


  • #   Manue on 12.31.07 at 1:17 pm     

    hate that U3 software. here’s an uninstaller.
    http://www.u3.com/uninstall/


  • #   Tom on 01.09.08 at 11:59 am     

    It has not been widely adpoted, and XP is still available.


  • #   legalblonde143@hotmail.com on 01.09.08 at 8:42 pm     

    i love it