Software for New Computer - Advice please

  Border View 19:18 PM 11 Jul 11
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Just got a new computer. Runs Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Has 8Gb RAM and a 1Gb graffics card.

Computers bought in the past have always come with software pre-loaded and I have gone along with what was there. This didn't.

Need advice please on which Photo Elements to buy and what software for burning DVDs and Cds.

  ACOLYTE 19:27 PM 11 Jul 11

Cant say much about the Photosoftware as i havent used any as such,but i do use this on My win7 64 bit system and it had never let me down yet. link text

  ACOLYTE 19:28 PM 11 Jul 11

Opps srry about that link text

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:58 PM 11 Jul 11

And more importantly what are you going to use for protection?

Windows & free protection use Microsoft Security essentials http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/ back that up with Malwarebytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/

  Border View 20:17 PM 11 Jul 11

Hi Fruit Bat - I downloaded Avast as first priority.

What do you think about Super Antispyware instead of malwarebytes? I had problems on XP with malwarebytes - might be different with Windows 7.

Have not got my head around Windows security yet. I use Sunbelt firewall on my XP machine but understand that this firewall will not be available as a stand alone after December.

Thanks for your heads up.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:20 PM 11 Jul 11

Windows 7 own firewall is good enough

Avast is a good choice, use it myself.

Agree SA is good. Also use SAS as well as Malwarebytes (no problems with Malwarbytes on my XP system)

  Border View 20:26 PM 11 Jul 11

Will give Malwarebytes a go on this system. My only problem was updates. Had to disengage firewall to download updates.

Kind regards.

PS you Will probably see other queries as I come across them.

Thanks again

  Border View 22:50 PM 11 Jul 11

Still need advice re DVD/CD burning software and Photoshop.

Looking forward to your response.

  robin_x 23:29 PM 11 Jul 11

Imgburn for burning, or Ashampoo.

And for all you Freeware needs Gizmo's Reviews and Downloads. Click Categories on the Home Page.

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(btw New Computer? Make your Recovery DVDs, setup and install a few basic progs. AV, Browser, Screensaver etc. Then Make a System Image. Better than Factory Install some months later.)

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