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Thu
10
Dec
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Fresh Install of Win7: Importing Old Settings

This article is for users that want to move from an older copy of Windows to a fresh / new install of Win7 and who want to re-inject / maintain their old programs and settings without having to reconfigure everything manually. This article is a ... continuation of a series of other articles on Migrating to Windows 7. As such, I will assume that you have already used Acronis True Image 2010 to make a complete backup of your old Windows XP system , you have mounted the image as a virtual drive , and you are now ready to proceed with the reinstallation of your programs. Note that True Image is ... (view more)

Tue
08
Dec
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Migrating to Win7: How to Mount Your XP Drive Image

I've decided to put together step-by-step instructions on how to use Acronis True Image 2010 to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7. I'm doing this for two reasons: 1. We currently have a sale on Acronis True Image on our website at 25% off . The ... proceeds will go directly to support our site. 2. Most folks will have time during the holidays to perform the Windows XP to Windows 7 upgrade . It will take a few days to do because it will require you to do a fresh install of Windows. But before that you need to backup what you have and then be able to access the data later after Windows 7 is ... (view more)

Mon
07
Dec
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Upgrading XP to Win7: How to Make the Transition Easy

Acronis True Image 2010 has recently been released and if you plan to take the plunge to from Windows XP to Windows 7 -- or even Vista to Windows 7, for that matter -- you will definitely want to use this program. From Windows XP to Windows 7: My ... Experience When I moved from XP to Windows 7, I used Acronis True Image no less than 15 times to regain access to my previous Windows installation in order to extract files I simply forgot to backup. In one instance, I used True Image to rescue a configuration file containing 25 email filters I had previously used on my old Windows XP system. I sure ... (view more)

Fri
30
Oct
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Win7 Upgrade Trick 'Breaches License,' Says MS

Many users are taking up the offer for Windows 7 "Upgrade," which requires the user to have a pre-existing, legitimate copy of Windows 2000, XP, or Vista already pre-installed on the user's machine. However, Microsoft has recently confirmed it is ... technically possible to install an upgrade-only edition of Windows 7 on a machine that doesn't already have another version of Windows pre-installed. That said, the firm has also pointed out that doing so is an illegal breach of licensing conditions. Several websites have printed what they describe as 'workarounds', which use an upgrade ... (view more)

Thu
22
Oct
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How to Share a Printer between PCs

Infopackets Reader Sally B. writes: " Dear Dennis, We purchased an HP OfficeJet 8500 Pro printer to replace an older HP OfficeJet 7200. The 7200 was connected via USB cable to the server computer [and thus, all print requests were sent via the ... server]. We have been unable to get the Officejet 8500 printer to work on the network. Any tips? " My response: This is one of those questions that could be a "1 in a million" reasons as to why it's not working, but I'll give you a quick checklist of things you can try so you can at least guess where the problem lies: 1. Unplug the old printer and ... (view more)

Mon
24
Aug
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Don't be Duped: Obama Spam Scam is Nothing But False Promises

Hackers have launched a new wave of malware attacks against critics of Barack Obama, duping users into a supposed cyber "protest" against the policies of the US President. Nothing could be further from the truth, however. The message has been cited ... as a mere ploy to get users to install malware on their machines. (Source: sfgate.com ) So why are so many falling for it? Read on. A Hot Political Issue Few people can argue that Obama's rise to the Presidency was a historic feat. However, it is often forgotten that while the majority of democratic voters chose Obama, hundreds of ... (view more)

Mon
16
Feb
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XP to Windows 7 Upgrade Promises to be a Hassle

Many users are planning to skip Windows Vista and move straight into the more promising Windows 7 next year. However, the move from Windows XP to Windows 7 might prove to be a daunting hassle. With Windows 7, Windows XP users won't be able to make ... an easy "in-place upgrade" which allows one operating system to overwrite an old one while maintaining already installed applications and settings. Rather, Windows XP users will have to jump through several additional hoops, including a "clean install" involving the backup of their old data, the deletion of everything XP, the installation of Windows ... (view more)

Wed
24
Dec
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'Install Linux On A USB Drive', and 'Copy Wipe'

Install Linux On A USB Drive There are so many reasons why having a Linux distribution on a USB drive can come in handy. No matter what OS is on your machine, you can use your USB drive to boot into Linux without effort. From having a rescue OS on ... your key ring to being able to install a new distribution on your Asus Eee PC, a "thumb drive" Linux is extremely useful. This guide will help you get through the process of installing Linux on your USB drive. http://www.ghacks.net Copy Wipe CopyWipe is a utility for copying and/or securely overwriting (wiping/erasing) entire hard drives. CopyWipe ... (view more)

Wed
19
Mar
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'Install Unsigned Themes In Windows Xp', and 'Hd View For Internet Explorer'

Install Unsigned Themes In Windows XP Infuse your computer with the capability to run nearly any visual style that you can find on the web within Microsoft's still very popular operating system, Windows XP. http://cybernetnews.com/ Hd View For ... Internet Explorer HD View is a new viewer developed by the Microsoft Research Interactive Visual Media group to aid in displaying and interacting with very large images. http://research.microsoft.com/ (view more)

Thu
03
Jan
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'Install Apple Leopard Os On Your Pc', and 'The Hunt For Red October'

Install Apple Leopard OS On Your Pc Install Leopard Operating System (OS) on a PC. No Mac necessary. http://dailyapps.net/ The Hunt For Red October The Hunt For Red October is a fantastic retro video game recently released to the public for free. ... Published by Hi-Tech Expressions, Inc. and developed by Beam Software Pty., Ltd., this underwater side-scroller was released in 1990, and based on the movie of the same name. http://www.dotnes.com/the-hunt-for-red-october.html (view more)

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