By Lafe Low
If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it, right? Well “fixing” your backbone Windows OS by upgrading or migrating to Windows 7 can be of greater benefit than any previous upgrade path. Windows 7 is more stable, secure and full-featured than its predecessors. So why aren’t you running Windows 7 as your primary OS?Read more…
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Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper can clean up your system after a virus infection and help you get back into Windows.
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The new Jump Lists feature in Windows 7 lets you jump to recent or favorite items, but jump carefully.
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This extended Windows PowerShell column will jump-start your knowledge of this powerful technology.
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