The best thing about Vista

On December 30, 2007, in Security, by

In XP this happens…


However in Vista … only this happens 

“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 Responses to The best thing about Vista

  1. Dean says:

    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.

  2. bradley says:

    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.

  3. Manue says:

    hate that U3 software. here’s an uninstaller.

  4. Tom says:

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

  5. says:

    i love it