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    Automatically Attach VHD Images

January 9, 2012 - 10:05 GMT

Windows 7 users can create virtual hard drive (VHD) images using the Disk Management tool. These images can then be mounted and used like any other partition in the operating system. A newly created image gets automatically attached in the current Windows session. The problem is that when Windows is restarted, the image is no longer attached, so after each reboot you'd have to manually attach the image before you can continue using it.

    Reviewing Windows 8 Developer Preview

December 14, 2011 - 20:15 GMT

I'm reviewing the Windows 8 Developer Preview with focus on running Windows 8 in a PC environment. That means I'm not using touch and have little interest in the Metro apps that are included in this developer preview.

    How to check your laptop battery health in Windows 7

November 16, 2011 - 17:25 GMT

Windows 7 includes a new command that shows you a lot of details on its power usage & settings and helps you troubleshoot power issues (like Windows 7 waking up unexpected when you've put it in Sleep mode). This command also shows you some detailed information about your laptop's battery, including its design capacity and the last full charge. With this data you can calculate how much (percentage-wise) your battery has deteriorated over time.

    Enable a Logon Screen Saver

September 8, 2011 - 13:00 GMT

Unlike Windows XP and Vista, Windows 7 doesn't launch a screen saver if you leave the computer idle on the Windows logon (or Welcome) screen. There is a 'work around' to anable a screen saver at the login screen though.

    Optimize Windows 7 for use with a Solid State Drive

June 8, 2011 - 12:10 GMT

If you can justify the price, a Solid State Drive (SSD) is a great upgrade that will improve your overall computer experience. There are a few things that will improve your SSD's performance and/or endurance that you can apply, and I'll show you some tips to reduce the amount of space needed for your Windows 7 installation. Since space cost is at a premium in SSD's, these tips could come in handy.

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Webmail firms probe login 'leak'

Several popular webmail providers are investigating a report that millions of their users' login details are being shared online by a hacker. Google Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Microsoft Hotmail and are among the services said to have been affected. The security firm that flagged the issue said that it believed many of the usernames and passwords ..

Can we trust cloud providers to keep our data safe?

Cloud computing - storing data and applications remotely rather than on your own premises - can cut IT costs dramatically and speed up your operations. But is it safe? Despite the rise of public cloud platforms offered by the likes of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, less than 10% of the world's data is currently stored in t..

Choosing to Skip the Upgrade and Care for the Gadget You’ve Got

Vincent Lai was working at a recycling facility in New York and sorting through a bin of used cellphones a few years ago when he dug up a Palm Treo, a smartphone that was discontinued last decade. Mr. Lai, 49, tested the Treo and found it still worked. So he took the device home and made it his everyday mobile companion, much as one would adopt an..