* Posts by TheDarkFreak

4 posts • joined 30 Dec 2015

Heaps of Windows 10 internal builds, private source code leak online


Re: Long File Path support

It already exists, since Anniversary Update. Set HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem\LongPathsEnabled to 1, reboot system.

Microsoft's been trying to get that added for years. Every time they try it, they get tons of reports from enterprise customers that it breaks <insert-important-and-private-internal-app-here>.

Half of people plug in USB drives they find in the parking lot


Re: Another reason why plugging in a USB stick is dangerous

And then I'd be pissed that my Yubikey no longer works. There goes simple, secure authentication.

Windows 10 with Ubuntu now in public preview


Re: Which way round are the slashes?

> So don't blame Unix for deficiencies in your beloved Italian keyboard or Microsoft's desire to do everything backwards.

s/Microsoft/Digital Research, Inc.

'/' for command line switches came from CP/M.

Don't blame Microsoft for wanting to stay compatible with one of the larger systems in their market at the time.

Upset Microsoft stashes hard drive encryption keys in OneDrive cloud?


Re: My gf is going to love this!

"Am I right to assume that in a regular situation this would result in my gf getting stuck whenever she tries to log on? I'd say that's one more compelling reason to stick with Windows 7 for now."

No, that's incorrect. The boot-time encryption key is stored in the TPM of the computer, and is (pending hardware verification) automatically used upon starting the computer.

The key that's stored on Microsoft's servers is the RECOVERY key, used for force-resetting the encryption key in the instance that the TPM's encryption key is cleared for some reason(such as the hardware in the PC changing in some defined manner, causing hardware verification to fail).

It's also used when attempting to use Windows' boot-time startup diagnostics on an encrypted drive.

It should not change the NORMAL operation of the computer, nor would it affect the ability of local user accounts to sign in.

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