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Change Vista’s Power Button To Shutdown, Not Sleep

If you’re here, it is most likely because you are like I used to be, annoyed that Windows Vista’s Start menu power button puts the computer to sleep instead of turning it off.

Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll change it so in two clicks you can power off your computer.

First off, you’ll notice that the power button currently is brown and when you hover your mouse over it, it tells you that it will put your PC to sleep.

Vista\'s Power Button set to Sleep Mode


Now, let’s change it:

Click Start and then click in the Search/Run box. Now type POWER OPTIONS like in the picture below and hit ENTER:

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Configuring Globalscape SFTP Behind an ISA Firewall

I was having some trouble trying to get FTP over SSL on a Globalscape SFTP (Secure FTP) server working behind an ISA Firewall. Once I got it working, I figured¬† I’d post the configuration to hopefully help you avoid the headache of figuring it out on your own.

On the ISA server I created two new rules to open the correct ports. Continue reading ‘Configuring Globalscape SFTP Behind an ISA Firewall’

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How can I wipe erased data off of a hard drive or folder??

When you delete a file from your hard drive, the file itself is not actually deleted. Instead, windows deleted the reference to the file from the computer’s “table of contents”. This tells the computer that the space on the hard drive taken by that file is now available and can be overwritten.

Here’s the catch: the file you *thought* you deleted, is still actually there until your computer decides to actually overwrite that space. You could potentially have data you deleted months ago still sitting on your hard drive and easily retrievable.

Cipher.exe Running
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