Author Archives: Fred Langa

Fred Langa

About Fred Langa

Fred Langa is senior editor. His LangaList Newsletter merged with Windows Secrets on Nov. 16, 2006. Prior to that, Fred was editor of Byte Magazine (1987 to 1991) and editorial director of CMP Media (1991 to 1996), overseeing Windows Magazine and others.

Safely Adding Or Replacing A Hard Drive

Hard drives fill up, and eventually die: It’s a fact of PC
life. And while it’s easy to add a new, empty drive to a PC as an adjunct to an
existing, in-use drive, that’s sometimes not really what you want: What’s better
is to add a new, fast, capacious drive, and move your data, intact, to it. This
way, you can pick up more or less where you left off, and you don’t have to
rebuild or reinstall the operating system (unless you want to). If you keep the
old, high-mileage drive in the system at all, it’s just as extra space— not as
the main drive.

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“Buffer Zone”

Fred; Check out Buffer Zone at Freeware for home
users – virtual security for your PC. Seems pretty interesting. Pretty red
line round the screen when in the Zone. — Charley Lanham

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“LDM Is Not Registered”

Your article "Another Hidden Gem: The Windows Disk Management Tool " (
) was very
interesting and prompted met to attempt to play around with the Disk Manager.

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Digging Into Disk Management

Wow, still getting *great* response to the
article on Windows’ free Disk Management Tool (

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ISO Issues

Hi, Fred I am long-time Langalist subscriber
and always enjoy and appreciate your articles in your newsletter and in

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Disk Tools In Conflict?

This question stands alone, but also relates to item #1
(above) and to our previous discussions on dual booting, multibooting, and disk

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