The new WindowsSecrets newsletter is out. I have two stories in this issue. The "Top Story" (free to all, no subscription required):
Win7's no-reformat, nondestructive reinstall Microsoft won't tell you this, but you can do a fast, nondestructive, in-place, total reinstall of Windows 7 without damaging your user accounts, data, installed programs, or system drivers. That means you may never have to do a full, from-scratch reinstall again, even when your system is misbehaving so badly that a full reformat-and-reinstall seems the only answer!It's a complete how-to, with many screen-shot illustrations. My regular Q&A columns answers reader question on these topics, this week:
- ID those cryptic programs in Control Panel
- Can't unlock files secured with XP's EFS
- Replace double clicks with single clicks?
- Hardware-based passwords for notebooks, PCs