Windows Explorer and Disk Management reporting different partition sizes

I ran into an issue with a user running Windows on a Mac. Windows should have taken up the entire drive (which is 250 GB), but Windows Explorer was reporting about 90 GB. The really odd thing is that within Disk Management itself, it reported 90 GB on top (same as Windows Explorer) but then […]

Prevent a partition from mounting at boot time

Cheating a bit here, because I'm just linking to an excellent blog post on the procedure: OS X Tip: Prevent a Volume From Mounting at Startup It's very helpful if you've set up a Boot Camp dual-boot with Windows, and you don't want to have the Windows partition automatically mount when you boot into Mac […]

Resetting a Windows password with ntpasswd

Proper Use Case You may encounter situations in which you have forgotten the administrator password on a Windows computer, and you need to reset the password. This tutorial will walk you through how to reset it using an open source tool called ntpasswd. Improper Use Cases If your Windows computer is joined to a domain, […]