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  1. NorthernLights

    Solved Cipher command runs on drives that aren't mounted

    Hi EightForum, I regularly run the cipher command to securely delete files. Last time I used it I accidentally typed the drive incorrectly, but it still ran. Even though there was no drive mounted at the specified location. No error message. In the screenshot I'm running it on the 'Q' drive...
  2. NorthernLights

    Solved VeraCrypt full disk encryption question

    Hi Eight Forum, I plan to encrypt my whole hard drive with VeraCrypt. VC gives two options: (1) encrypt the Windows system partition only, or (2) encrypt the whole drive. My preference is option two (encrypt the whole drive), but it is ghosted out in VC. However Disk Manager indicates I've...
  3. NorthernLights

    Run programs at startup in Guest without UAC prompt

    Hi Eighters, I want two programs to run at start-up in the guest account without UAC prompt (ProtonVPN and Windows Defender), without turning off/down UAC. I've tried these solutions: Task - Create to Run a Program at Startup and Log On - Windows 7 Help Forums This doesn't work for...
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    Wi-Fi WPA2 KRACK exploit

    Hi Eighters, If you haven't heard already, a major vulnerability has been discovered in the WPA2 WiFi security protocol impacting, well, every single network that uses WiFi. It's called the KRACK exploit and there's plenty of news online about it. Fortunately MS released a patch for it on...
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    Solved Mysterious new 'Local Disk (F)' appears after reinstall

    Hey All, Today I factory reinstalled Win 8 from the hard disk image on my Toshiba P870. I then installed Win 8.1 from a CD and installed all updates. I've done this a few times no worries but a mysterious new drive has appeared that I do not have permission to access (despite my local...