Monthly Archives: October 2013

The ‘desktop’ tile is to your right..

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.. in the All Programs section if you have a new Surface RT. Reported here.. http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-starts-de-emphasizing-the-desktop-with-surface-2-7000022372/?s_cid=e539&ttag=e539 While Bill was around, Microsoft used to ask “where would you like to go today?”, and after a bit of pointing and typing, you would get there. It isn’t like that at all these days. Microsoft tell you where… Continue reading The ‘desktop’ tile is to your right..

Bitlocker..

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Do you really need this level of encryption? I say this because if anything untoward happens to the drive which is Bitlockered and/or you forget the password, you can also forget whatever is on the drive. Bitlocker is not like other Windows utilities. There is absolutely nothing lightweight about it. Unlike media players and anti-virus… Continue reading Bitlocker..

MSE – A breach of trust, in my opinion..

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In 2009, Microsoft introduced us to Microsoft Security Essentials, a small footprint, non-invasive anti-virus solution that did not have an adverse effect on any system  to which is was applied, and effective too. In recent times, and with little or no fanfare, Microsoft have demoted it to the bottom of the pile. You can read… Continue reading MSE – A breach of trust, in my opinion..

My Windows 8.1 doesn’t like the NTI Echo 3 cloning utility..

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When attempting a clone of one drive to another, the program being used did not like the ATAPI bridge that I was using, in actual fact claiming that it didn’t like any ATAPI bridge. So, when I saw somebody recommend NTI Echo 3, I thought that I would give it a go. The software was… Continue reading My Windows 8.1 doesn’t like the NTI Echo 3 cloning utility..