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Software for New Computer - Advice please


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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.

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ACOLYTE

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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

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Opps srry about that link text

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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/

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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.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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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)

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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

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

Looking forward to your response.

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robinofloxley

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Imgburn for burning, or Ashampoo.

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

http://www.techsupportalert.com/

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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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