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    Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 7, offers significant improvement over Vista. But if you want to get the very best performance possible, you should make a few system tweaks to eliminate resource-hogging programs and features.

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  • How-Tos: How to upgrade from XP to Windows 7

    Vista users looking to upgrade to Windows 7 when it's finally released will have the luxury of an ‘in-place upgrade', in which the new OS overwrites the old one, preserving their installed applications, preferences, and data. However, XP users aren't being given this option and will instead have to do a clean install. We look at just how complicated upgrading to Windows 7 from XP is likely to be.

  • How-Tos: How to use Linux

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  • How-Tos: How to create a backup of your drivers

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  • Video: Windows 7 guide, part 9: features for IT admins

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  • Video: Windows 7 guide, part 8: Control Panel applets

    A hands-on guide to Windows 7's Control Panel applets, from PC Advisor's sister title Infoworld. More Windows 7 coverage from Infoworld: Windows 7 beta benchmark testsSorting through the latest Windows 7 benchmark resultsEarly look: Windows 7 trumps VistaWindows 7 vs Vista and XP on mulicore PCs

  • Video: Windows 7 guide, part 7: networking features

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  • Video: Windows 7 guide, part 6: display and device improvements

    A review of Windows 7's display and device improvements, from PC Advisor's sister title Infoworld. More Windows 7 coverage from Infoworld: Windows 7 beta benchmark testsSorting through the latest Windows 7 benchmark resultsEarly look: Windows 7 trumps VistaWindows 7 vs Vista and XP on mulicore PCs

  • Video: Windows 7 guide, part 5: Action Center and UAC

    A close look at Windows 7's Action Center and UAC settings, from PC Advisor's sister title Infoworld. More Windows 7 coverage from Infoworld: Windows 7 beta benchmark testsSorting through the latest Windows 7 benchmark resultsEarly look: Windows 7 trumps VistaWindows 7 vs Vista and XP on mulicore PCs

  • Video: Windows 7 guide, part 4: application enhancements

    A guide to Windows 7's application enhancements, from PC Advisor's sister title Infoworld. More Windows 7 coverage from Infoworld: Windows 7 beta benchmark testsSorting through the latest Windows 7 benchmark resultsEarly look: Windows 7 trumps VistaWindows 7 vs Vista and XP on mulicore PCs

  • Video: Windows 7 guide, part 3: Superbar and Aero features

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  • Video: Windows 7 guide, part 2: new desktop features

    A hands-on guide to Windows 7's new desktop features, from PC Advisor's sister title Infoworld. More Windows 7 coverage from Infoworld: Windows 7 beta benchmark testsSorting through the latest Windows 7 benchmark resultsEarly look: Windows 7 trumps VistaWindows 7 vs Vista and XP on mulicore PCs


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