Microsoft has a new lure to get users to sign up for Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA). As you know, WGA is a tool that calls Redmond to insure that your Windows isn’t pirated. If you’re legit, you can get Windows Updates. If not, you live with the holes XP was born with.
Microsoft is shipping a free downloadable tool to let users create a private folder where they can store sensitive files.
Dubbed Private Folder 1.0, the utility enables a user to create a folder called “My Private Folder,” which is then password protected. The tool only lets users create a single folder, however.
Additionally, in order to download Private Folder 1.0, users need to pass the Windows Genuine Advantage validation test — which is true for most free Microsoft software.
You can validate your copy of Windows and get the free download here.