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Most of the Windows regular users like to have antivirus and firewalls suites installed and running on their systems, but most of the time they don’t really care or realize what they are dealing with. If the security software finds a threat, they just put it to work and take care of that issue. Now, do you even know where most of the threats come from? Do you know which of the Microsoft’s latest operative systems is safer?

In this article I will explore some of our time’s security issues, getting to grips with the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (Volume 13: January – June 2012), going into further detail about the top 3 Windows 7 infections.

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Windows users have always loved the fact that we have a choice over what software we run on our hardware. We choose whether we run the Home or Professional editions of Windows, we chose which version of Windows that we want, and some of us take what we’ve chosen to use and then tinker with it.

When you own a Mac, things are a little different. Mac users believe that the applications that came with their computers are always better than the status quo, and they’re not afraid to shout that from the roof tops. Sometimes it’s something to admire, but other times it’s nothing more than pure fanboyism. The Apple hardware sure is pretty though.

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It’s a known fact that Windows 7 is an incredibly stable and solid operating system. You may never know when you need to reinstall your OS though.  When the OS is fresh in the market, there may not be much updates to handle after the installation.

However, when the operation system matures, you’ll probably need to download and install updates and patches more often. And then comes the irritating part with having to reinstall applications and drivers. Spending many hours to make progress and multiple restarts isn’t a great way to deal with things. Let’s take a look at another way today!

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Reinstalling Windows was once a regular part of being a Windows user. With newer versions of Windows, the frequency of a complete reinstall decreased greatly. While reinstalling Windows leaves you with a clean slate, it also removes the setting for Windows you’ve customized along with the settings for your programs. Your documents and files also must be stored and restored once you finish the reinstall.

Thankfully, Windows 7 comes with two tools that will allow you to reinstall your computer without losing the settings for your applications and system.

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I know a lot of people who use Macs and one of the most common things I hear them say about Windows is that it is too confusing, with files stuck in folders, more folders and yet more folders.

Of course, they are referring to the Windows File Explorer system [WFE] and although I guess it could look confusing to the uninitiated, personally, I love it.

So today, we are going to take a look at a few ways we can use WFE more efficiently and make it work for us. We will start with a brief look at the structure of WFE, detailing what each area does and then finish off with a variety of tips to make it all much easier to use.

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MSConfig is a great little utility to tweak your machine’s boot up routine. With just a few tweaks, you can increase the loading speed on your home, work, or just any type of PC!

In this article, I’m going to show you how to run MSConfig’s tool, and I will guarantee that the speed of your computers boot will increase (Providing you’ve not used MSConfig before that is).

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Remember when you first turned on your computer? It was fast and responsive, clean of annoying software and safe from the prying grasp of malware ands viruses. The good old days. If you miss them, read on as I’ll be showing you how to clean up your computer and remove all the added bloat it has gathered over time.

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Ever had to stay at a hotel that only provided a single ethernet port for connectivity? Using a USB modem to connect to the internet maybe? Wouldn’t it be great if you could share you internet connection without having to buy even more fiddly hardware?

Well, you’re in luck because that’s exactly what we’re going to take a look at today!

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It happens to the best of us: we forget the password to our Windows computer and end up re-installing the OS, probably losing all your installed software and its settings or even important data.

There are a couple of ways to break into a password protected Windows installation, but most of them involve a difficult, arduous process. Other solutions are paid and usually ineffective. The method I’ll be mentioning here is pretty simple to pull off and uses a live [free] CD specially built for fixing computer problems and errors.

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Windows has been steadily used for years and the design has largely remained the same. We are the users of Windows that want customization and to make the UI ours. With applications like Rocketdock, Rainmeter, Window Blinds, Emerge Desktop, and more, we can infinitely customize the user experience until our heart is content! Everything from icons to wallpaper to menu bars to widgets, we have the power to change!

Customizing your interface is easy, painless, and fun! Follow along as I show you what you will need!

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