BitLocker To Go Reader

BitLocker protection on removable drives is known as BitLocker To Go. When a BitLocker-protected removable drive is unlocked on a computer running Windows 7, the drive is automatically recognized and the user is either prompted for credentials to unlock the drive or the drive is unlocked automatically if configured to do so. Computers running Windows XP or Windows Vista do not automatically recognize that the removable drive is BitLocker-protected. With the BitLocker To Go Reader users can unlock the BitLocker-protected drives by using a password or a recovery password (also known as a recovery key) and gain read-only access to … Continue reading BitLocker To Go Reader

Windows 7 XP Mode RTM

Quietly,without much fanfare Windows XP Mode (XPM) has RTMed. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/default.aspx   What can XPM do for you? Microsoft wants you to move to Windows 7. An obstacle for moving to Windows 7 is an application that is a necessity for a business or home that might not run under Windows 7 (or Vista). Such legacy applications might not be supported under the current compatibility settings and to make things worse, the company that has developed the application is no longer in business or will not develop an application that is supported by Windows 7. To resolve this problem XPM was … Continue reading Windows 7 XP Mode RTM

Snipping tool trick

I really love the Snipping Tool. It enables me to take screenshots without having to install third-party software quite efficiently. I did encounter one very annoying issue though when trying to capture context menus or the Start menu- while launching the snipping tool these menus disappeared… 🙁 It seems that there is a solution for this issue. To capture a context menu, open the Snipping Tool, open the menu you would like to capture and then press Ctrl+PrtScn. The screen should fade and the familiar interface of the snipping tool should appear. Note that once a screen is captured this … Continue reading Snipping tool trick

Windows 7 Product Guide

The Windows 7 product guide is a straightforward document that everyone can use to understand how windows 7 can improve their productivity. This guide is at the user level so it will be tangible by the majority of people. Personally I found several tips in it, one of them is that by using the following combo you can run an application in Admin mode: Ctrl+Shit+Double left Click on a taskbar item. Windows 7 Product Guide Download