Verdiem Edison – Schedule power management

Edison PC Power Management Software is a free tool from Verdiem that is endorsed by Microsoft. This simple but useful tool allows you to schedule power management settings and calculates the money, energy, and CO2 saved. Scheduling is fairly simple. Edison distinguishes between the times that you are working and the times that you are […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Thu, April 30, 2009 - 5 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

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Differences between Windows 7 and Vista user account management

This review was written by Gilberto J. Perera from LaptopLogic. LaptopLogic.com is a great source for the latest laptop computer reviews. Are you looking to buy a new netbook? Visit their site for the latest netbook reviews! With the release of Windows 7 Microsoft has done a great job in maintaining user account management pretty […]

By Guest Author - Wed, April 29, 2009 - 2 comments

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Tip: How to install and uninstall a program in Safe Mode

Update: You can also use the free tool SafeMSI for installing in Safe Mode. I’ve never really understood why uninstalling programs in Safe Mode isn’t officially supported in Windows. The main purpose of Safe Mode is to troubleshoot Windows, and what usually causes the trouble? Right, misbehaving programs. This may not even be the fault […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Tue, April 28, 2009 - 36 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

FREE: GFI LANguard – Network Security Scanner

Submitted by Edward Lansink GFI LANguard is a network security scanner that’s used by a large number of net admins and is now available as a freeware version. GFI LANguard scans your computers and ports to detect, assess and rectify security vulnerabilities on your network, with minimal administrative effort. It also provides the tools to […]

By Guest Author - Mon, April 27, 2009 - 9 comments

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FREE: VHD tool – Create, convert, and extend a VHD quickly

Have you ever wondered why it takes so long to create a fixed virtual hard disk (VHD) in Hyper-V or Virtual Server 2005? The Virtual PC Guy dealt with this issue in a blog post. The reason is that the hard disk space assigned to the VHD is wiped out. This is just as if […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Fri, April 24, 2009 - 0 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

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