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When was Windows installed?

If you want to know when Windows was installed on a PC, try this from a command prompt:
systeminfo | find /i “install date”
Picked this one up from windowsnetworking.com 🙂

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If you buy a Mac because you think they can’t be infected…

Think again:
Two pieces of malicious software affecting Apple’s Mac OS X appeared this week: a Trojan horse with the ability to download and install malicious code of an attacker’s choice, and a hacker tool for creating backdoors, according to security vendors.
The Trojan — called ‘OSX.RSPlug.D’ by Intego, the Mac security specialist that discovered the threat … Read more »

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Pre-Beta, Win 7 gives 11% extra battery life over Vista

According to Engadget, even in a Pre-Beta state, Win 7 is making great progress
Windows 7 also manages wireless radios better allowing them to drop below 100% power draw while managing the connection. And by tweaking the OS kernel, the CPU can sometimes run at a lower frequency and stay idle longer. This results are a minimum of … Read more »

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Reacting to Super-Critical Updates (MS08-67)

Yesterday evening, at 6pm BST, Microsoft released an ‘Emergency’ Security Update MS08-67, for Windows-based Operating Systems. The update plugs a hole in Windows that could allow a Virus/Worm to automatically infect a Windows PC without any user intervention.
I thought I’d document what actions I took, in case it helps out anyone in the future. I’d also be … Read more »

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Manage your MySQL database from Windows

Manage your MySQL server and databases from Windows using HeidiSQL – a free, MySQL GUI application.
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I used to use NaviCat, but it’s quite expensive; and HeidiSQL does the same job, for free 🙂
This is also a good alternative to the clunky, web-based, phpMyAdmin!