Only The Paranoid Survive is a tract on corporate fundamentals penned by Intel's ex-Chairman Andy Grove.
The words should, however, be tattooed on the back of every PC owner's mouse hand.
The internet is full of thieves and vagabonds united by one common goal – to separate you from your hard-earned cash. Here's our guide to staying one step ahead of the bad guys. Follow our internet security tips to stay safe online and you can shop, surf and socialise online, and sleep soundly afterwards too.
I recently replaced my system hard drive and have taken my old internal hard drive out and installed it into a external enclosure. When I plug it in, it shows up on my computer, but without a file system label, only a letter designation (G). Disk management says it is unformatted. It was NTFS as an internal drive. I’m concerned that if I format it, I will lose all of my data now stored on the drive. What steps do I take to format this external drive without losing my files? Or am I missing a step in accessing the information on the drive?
First, don’t format the drive.
Formatting will erase whatever’s on there or, at a minimum, make it more difficult to recover your data.
I do have some suggestions of next steps to take instead.
The Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts are a one-way ticket to enhanced productivity. If you are familiar with the shortcut keys, you can fully utilize it to increase your work productivity.
Windows 7 has more cool new shortcuts than you can shake a stick at. The following show some of the commonly used shortcut keys.
The vast majority of Windows default settings boil down to a matter of personal preference.
Over the years, as I’ve installed Windows over and over again on new machines, test machines, and more, I’ve slowly adapted to simply accepting the default settings rather than re-applying a large number of customizations every time.
There’s one setting that I and many other security-conscious folks feel that Microsoft simply got wrong. It’s a setting that you should probably change right away.
You don’t want Windows Explorer to “Hide extensions for known file types”.