Saturday, March 16, 2013

How to fix: IE keeps asking for credentials

On a computer, where you have all necessary permissions, IE presents you the credentials prompt every time you try to open a site on that machine.

You have probably already tried one of the following:

  • Turned off User Account Control (UAC)
  • Turned off Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC)
  • Added the URL to Trusted Sites in Internet Options

Try this:

  1. In IE, open Internet Options, Security tab, click on Sites.
  2. Unselect “Automatically detect intranet network” and check all checkboxes (so that it matches the following screenshot):

Does your IE always ask for crentials?

Saturday, March 2, 2013

How to securely erase a hard disk?


  1. Delete all files on hard disk (and clear recycle bin)
  2. Download the free SDelete.exe from Sysinternals and run the following command:

sdelete.exe –z <Driverletter> (e.g. K:)

SDelete - Sysinternals just has a solution for everything...