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When You Get a New Computer

computerskewed.jpgWith computer prices the lowest in history and the introduction of Microsoft's new Windows 7 operating system, many folks will be purchasing new computers over the next few months. If you are one of these lucky people, here are a few things to keep in mind.

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Organize Your Desktop

 

messydesktop.jpgIf your computer desktop is cluttered and disorganized and you have pledged to get more organized this year, I have just the program for you. It's a fantastic free program that lets you keep everything on your desktop at your fingertips. Be sure to check it out and you will be on the right track for 2010.If your computer desktop is disorganized, it may not be your fault. Even when you try to keep a file or a shortcut in a certain place on the desktop, it can inadvertently be moved when you install a new program or change the screen resolution.

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How to Install a New Antivirus Program

computer-lock.jpgYou should never use two antivirus programs at the same time. But when your subscription runs out, you don't have to pay to renew it. You can switch to a free antivirus program. Just be sure to follow these instructions on how to uninstall the old program and install a new one.

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Where Did I Put That File?

 

filesindrawer80.jpgI know that most of you have perfect memories, but occasionally one of you may forget where in the computer you placed a certain picture or document. Here's a tip to help you document where you put things.

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Windows Experience Index

enterkey80.jpgHave you ever wondered how fast your computer is compared to other computers? Or would you like to know which component you should upgrade in order to speed up your computer? In Windows XP and older versions of Windows, there were always ways to get performance information. However, this information was given in cryptic charts and numbers. The average person would have had to spend a lot of time to find and assess that information. Now, however, with Windows Vista and Windows 7, Microsoft has made finding and assessing this information much easier.

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Algae as Batteries & Fuel

algaeus.jpgYou have heard of going green, but using algae to produce fuel and batteries may be a new idea for you. Yet, you may find algae in your future, not in the lake or pond but in your laptop batteries and automobile fuel tank.

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