The debate over splitting your data and programs into separate partitions for easier backups goes far back into hard-drive antiquity.
It was never as simple as one might have hoped in Windows XP, and based on comments in a lengthy Lounge thread, it’s no easier in Win7.
The firewall is one of the most fundamental components of PC security — and it’s the least understood by the average computer user.
The conventional wisdom is to never run more than one antivirus program at a time and never run multiple anti-spyware apps together — so why do we routinely rely on both hardware and software firewalls?
Regular Windows Secrets readers will note that Lounge Life has a new and expanded design.
Our new table of Windows Secrets Lounge links highlights some of the most interesting — and wide-ranging — topics under discussion.
The strategies and opinions about dividing a hard drive into multiple partitions are almost as old as the PC itself.
PC technology has changed radically in the past few years, but there are still good reasons to divide up drives into separate compartments — as the following post makes clear.
We’ve all been there — everything looks great in Word Print Preview, but when the final document comes out, it’s wasted paper.
When you’re ready to chuck Microsoft’s ubiquitous document app for something else, the many Word jockeys on the Windows Secrets Lounge are an excellent resource.
File management in Win7 is just different enough from XP’s that even simple tasks can seem non-intuitive.
Using posts in the Lounge and how-to stories in Windows Secrets should make the switch less painful.
Sometimes the most difficult part of keeping your PC clean is knowing what’s malware — and what’s not.
When you need help identifying suspicious files, expert users on the Lounge make an excellent resource.
The Windows Secrets Lounge goes well beyond just solving problems.
In the first post listed below, JoeP reports that Win7′s Windows Virtual PC mode no longer requires hardware virtualization, and he provides the links for applying this useful tip.
Windows users are looking for every trick to prevent malware attacks on their PCs.
One question that frequently arises is when, and when not, to run with user administrator rights enabled. The tradeoff is convenience versus security.
Technology can be great, but when you’re trying to upgrade a PC, incompatible hardware can be a pain.
Moving data from an older drive to a newer one gave members of the Windows Secrets Lounge an opportunity to provide helpful information, as shown in the first of the following most-active threads this week: