I’ve got almost a gig of "$NtUninstall…" files
in my Windows directory. They all appear to be related to various patches,
updates and service packs for Windows. I’ve got XP Pro SP2 installed. Some of
these folders are a couple of years old and they are all flagged as hidden and
read only. I’m getting low on disk space, can I safely delete all these folders
since I have no plans to uninstall any of the related patches, etc.? As updates
and patches accumulate in the future, will this these types of folders continue
to grow and take more unnecessary disk space? Aren’t even the old patches and
stuff dated before SP2, at the very least obsolete? —Dennis
HI Fred! The easiest way I know of testing
an IR Remote is aim the remote at your video camera. The camera sees the
frequency of light from the remote. You can see all of the pulses. A simple
trick and can be useful to tell if it is your remote or the sensor. Have Fun!
Hi Fred! Just like everyone else, I have
been receiving 5-6 phish’s a week. Instead of deleting them, I have started
using a good "WHOIS" tool (like Karen’s WHOIS [
http://tinyurl.com/a8oeg ]) to determine who the domain host
is and then sending the phish to the domain point of contact. In Outlook
Express, when you cursor the link included in the phish, the "real" target
address is shown in the bottom status bar. I’m sure other email programs show
the same type of info. I’ve had some degree of success twice in the last few
Fred, Just wanted to give you a “heads up” that Microsoft now offers Virtual PC 2004 for free!
Here’s something you and fellow Langa-nauts might be interested in – GX::Transcoder is a flexible audio converter software, which is able to convert in a batch mode between a lot of audio formats.
Is there anything I can use to be able to view
I just installed an update from
Microsoft yesterday, and while looking over my C drive, noticed a folder called
Microsoft Location Finder in the Programs folder.
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(Tap tap tap) Is this thing on? Can you hear me down in back? <g>
Hi Fred. In your newsletter,
James spoke about a workaround he found while having problems dealing with a
restore and the use of the "make files private" function. As I use an NTFS
partition, I have chosen to encrypt the ‘My Documents’ folder for my standard
login on Win2K (Properties/Advanced/Encrypt contents to secure data). The plan
was that even if my PC ended up being stolen, no one would be able to read that
portion of my disk. I ‘double encrypt’ the more sensitive stuff using blowfish
encryption software and a blowfish encryption password safe. However, your
comments about the ability to work around most Windows system security tools has
me concerned. I know that even when I’m logged in as an administrator I can’t
read any of the contents of this folder. Just how secure is the encryption
offered by Windows users who are taking advantage of this option?