Windows 8 features – refresh and reset your PC

Months back, when Microsoft has released its official Windows 8 Developer Preview Build, we presented the best elements out of the Windows 8 keynote and among them, there were some cool options such as to refresh and reset your PC. This means that you can removes all personal data, apps, and settings from the PC, and reinstall Windows using the Reset option or, keep all personal data, Metro style apps, and important settings from the PC, and reinstall Windows using the Refresh option.

In some cases, you might just want to remove everything and start from scratch manually. But in other cases, you’re removing your data from a PC because you’re about to recycle or decommission it. For both of these situations, you can easily reset your Windows 8 PC and put the software back into the same condition as it was when you started it for the very first time (such as when you purchased the PC). Reset is mainly for those who want everything wiped from their computer to ensure your drive doesn’t contain any personal data before you give it away or sell it.

For those of you who worry about data that may still be recoverable after a standard reset, especially on PCs with sensitive personal data, there will be also an option in Windows 8 to erase your data more thoroughly, with additional steps that can significantly limit the effectiveness of even sophisticated data recovery attempts.

Resetting your PC can take you back to square one if you encounter a problem, but that’s clearly a very heavy weight solution, something you’d only do as a last resort. But what if you could get the benefit of a reset – starting over with a fresh Windows install – while still keeping your stuff intact? This is where Refresh comes in handy. Refresh functionality is just like resetting your PC but your data, settings, and Metro style apps are preserved.

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Indispensable tool for the active Internet user: Kaspersky Password Manager

You know… its all about the Internet these days. This website, the other web service, and this or that social network – if you don’t have some kind of online presence, you’re likely the type who doesn’t compute much.

However, most of the people that I know – geeks and noobies alike – are all over the Internet. It’s a vast and dangerous place. That’s why I’m thankful for tools like Kaspersky Password Manager. It’s a security and system utility for Windows.

Kaspersky Password Manager is the latest in advanced, digital identity protection. It provides multiple layers of defense against keyloggers and hackers. You only have to remember one master password, and all of your log-ins for your applications, websites and services are completed automatically entered for you when called for.

Kaspersky Password Manager securely stores your passwords and other, related personal data in an encrypted vault on your computer. The vault can only be accessed by a master password or other, supported authentication method that you define, ensuring that your passwords are always safe. KPM fills in logins and passwords automatically; and It supports major browsers, including IE and Firefox, as well as your important Windows applications. You no longer have to remember all of your usernames and their associated passwords – just one master password.

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