Monthly Archives: January 2012

Volume Shadow Copy & System Restore in Windows 7 & Vista

“What you should know about Volume Shadow Copy/System Restore in Windows 7 & Vista (FAQ)”

I found this blog post to be extremely insightful concerning the inner workings of Windows, as far as the Volume Shadow Copy and the system restore features go.  If you’re concerned with the privacy/security of the files on your Windows machine, this may be a good read for you.  Opening up various files includes the creation of separate temporary files and many bread crumbs.  Knowing exactly how Windows handles this data is paramount when working with financial, medical, and other private data, or corporate trade secrets.

It may be too deep for many people to even care about.  In any case, here’s the link.

via What you should know about Volume Shadow Copy/System Restore in Windows 7 & Vista (FAQ) | Trying To Be Helpful.


Set or Unset NUM LOCK on Login

For those with number pad-less laptops who remote into their desktops through Windows Remote Desktop (RDP), you may well know of a very annoying thorn in my side.  But, alas, thanks to this gentleman at the site below, we have relief!  Enjoy!

“Here are two programs to turn on or off the NUM LOCK key state in Windows. These programs work in Windows 2000/XP/2003 and beyond. The NumlockOn.exe program will set numlock on when it is run, and the NumlockOff.exe program will set numlock off. These utility programs can be run automatically when the user logs on to set the numlock key to the desired state.”

via Set or Unset NUM LOCK in Windows Freeware.