Saturday, December 4, 2010
There are 2 Methods for backing up the entire Windows registry, I recommend using both methods. The first method involves using the built-in System Restore feature, the second method involves opening the registry editor and exporting the entire registry. Combining the two methods provides coverage for a wide variety of problems that can occur from incorrectly modifying the Windows Registry.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Enabling the built-in Windows 7 Administrator account can be beneficial in situations where the computer is accessed by multiple individuals and there is an increased need for security. Typically, this hidden Administrator profile has no password by default so enabling it allows you to add a password to it. Turning on the Administrator account can be performed using this tutorial on any version of Windows 7 with no additional software.
Friday, November 19, 2010
There is no facility for configuring which port settings Remote Desktop uses in Windows, which forces us to make the change manually in the Windows Registry using Regedit. Editing the registry can be harmful to your system so I recommend that you back up your registry before you begin. Once you change the Remote Desktop default port, you will also need to allow the port through Windows Firewall and other firewall software packages. Read my instructions which detail how to add a Windows Firewall rule in Windows 7 or how to add a port to the Windows Firewall exception list in Windows XP when finished. Windows Firewall instructions Coming Soon!!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
You can enable Windows to automatically enter a user name and required password for you saving you form having to perform that that extra step.
Adding a password to your user account is a simple yet important step towards keeping your system protected. Adding a user password is not intended to prevent access to your system however, it can dissuade unwanted guests from trying to access your personal information. This type of password also serves as a way to restrict access to important system functions (Program Installation) which require Administrator privileges on computers set up with Limited user profiles.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Keep reading for instructions on how to easily patch Windows 7 to accept simultaneous user logins.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
This is a continuation of my previous Think Point removal post. Removing ThinkPoint can be accomplished in less than 5 minutes using only the tools included in Windows and minimal technical knowledge. The steps required to remove ThinkPoint in Windows Vista and Windows 7 are slightly different than on Windows XP.
If you would like to know how to remove Think Point Security in Windows XP, click here.
If you would like to know how to remove Think Point Security in Vista or Windows 7, continue reading.