Free Software Isn’t Free and Installing It Can Cost You Plenty

Freeware isn’t actually free software, and we’re all paying for it now. We regularly tell our customers to be very careful when installing free software because it generally caries a hidden payload of crappy software with it.

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Most computer tune-ups we perform for our customers begin with the removal of a …

 

Why Is My Computer SO Slow to Start Up?

“Why is my computer SO slow to start up?” It happens to most of us–you go to start work on an urgent email, or finish that document you really need to print, or finally edit that photo of the kids–and five minutes later after you started your system, the computer STILL …

 

End Of Free Windows 7 Support Coming Soon

Microsoft is warning customers that the end is soon coming for free Windows 7 support. Microsoft will end free mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 13, 2015.

 

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This covers all versions of Windows 7, Mary Jo Foley points out.

The end of support generally means no more

 

Eset Tool to Create a Bootable Antivirus Rescue CD or USB key

ESET SysRescue Live Creator is a handy tool for creating a bootable antivirus rescue CD or USB key.

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There’s no shortage of competition in this area, of course, but Live Creator has one or two useful touches that you might appreciate.

This starts with the download itself. There’s no bulky ISO …

 

Organizing hard drives and data when upgrading Windows?

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I am just about to upgrade from XP Home to Windows 7 Professional and have been thinking about ways of making and keeping the system faster. Putting the operating system on an SSD would be one thing, but how about also having a separate drive for all non-OS installed programs, downloads,