FREE: Process Hacker – A mighty Task Manager and Process Explorer alternative

Until my recent discovery of Process Hacker, I assumed that Process Explorer was the best Task Manager alternative. However, in some areas, the Open Source tool Process Hacker is more than a match for Microsoft’s Sysinternals tool. The user interfaces of both tools look quite similar. As in Process Explorer, you can add additional columns […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Tue, June 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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Macrium Reflect – another “free” system backup tool

I didn’t know Macrium Reflect before Claus and Bill recommended it in my review of DriveImageXML. I was so pleased when I tried this backup tool today that I have decided to use it as my own system backup tool for the time being. Its major advantage over DriveImageXML is that it comes with its […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Mon, June 29, 2009 - 4 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.

Review: Microsoft Security Essentials Beta

Half a year ago, Microsoft announced that they would discontinue Windows Live One Care and instead would offer a free alternative with the code name Morro. Microsoft Security Essentials is the new name and the beta is now available. You can’t download it anymore through Microsoft, but it is still available at Softpedia. Windows Live […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Fri, June 26, 2009 - 4 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.

Windows 7 Prices

Microsoft announced Windows 7 prices. This post summarizes the most important facts. I also share my opinion at the end of the article. The video at the end of the article shows the interview about the announcement with Brad Brooks, Corporate VP for Windows Consumer Marketing. Upgrade prices Windows 7 Home Premium (Upgrade): $119.99 Windows […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Thu, June 25, 2009 - 9 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: UBCD4Win – Ultimate Boot CD for Windows, a comprehensive rescue tool

A few days ago, I blogged about BartPE, a well known tool for creating a Windows PE based rescue boot CD. Some readers recommended checking out UBCD4Win, which is an offspring of BartPE. The main difference between the two is that the UBCD4Win project is still alive while BartPE seems to have been discontinued. There […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Wed, June 24, 2009 - 2 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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