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How to reinstall Windows like a pro

Reinstalling Windows is an important strategy for any geek, and a useful skill for anybody who doesn't want to pay one. By starting over with a clean copy of the operating system, you can remove bloatware, wipe out malware, and fix other system problems. and you'd rather not burn it to disc, you can use Microsoft's Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool to put…
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Windows 7, XP vulnerabilites rose in 2013, security firm finds

The number of vulnerabilities found in Microsoft's Windows 7 and XP operating systems doubled last year over 2012, with the highest number of flaws reported in Windows 8, according to new research from Secunia. 's Windows 7 and XP operating systems doubled last year over 2012, with the highest number of flaws reported… Secunia,Security,Exploits / vulnerabilities The number of vulnerabilities found in Microsoft
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VMware: Win7 can cost more than twice as much on PCs as on virtual desktops

VMware says enterprises migrating to Microsoft Windows 7 can save a bundle by using virtual-desktop infrastructure technology rather than standalone PCs. Francisco -- VMware says enterprises migrating to Microsoft Windows 7 can save a bundle by using virtual…
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PC seller cops $462,624 fine for pirated Microsoft software

Dubbo-based PC seller, Jose Antonio Caceres Melgar, has been ordered by the Federal Court to pay $462,624 in damages for infringing copyright of Microsoft software. microsoft windows 7… Components,Office 2010,Microsoft Windows 7,copyright infringement,PCs Dubbo-based PC seller, Jose Antonio… Windows 7 and Office 2010 software.Cloud Storage - Comparison of 30 ServicesThe computers had fake Windows…
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Broadcom launches 802.11ac WiFi chips for PCs and tablets

Semiconductor firm Broadcom has launched three new 802.11ac WiFi chips at the Computex trade show in Taiwan, designed to meet growing consumer demand for speed, reliability and power efficiency. full compatibility with latest PC platforms, including Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 8."By offering…
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Unisys expands Queensland TAFE contract

Contract valued at $29.4 million environment as well as the migration to Microsoft Windows 7. Unisys has maintained a 15 year relationship with…
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OS X Mountain Lion's torrid upgrade pace cools

More Mac users took to OS X Mountain Lion last month even as the explosive growth of August slowed dramatically, Web measurement company Net Applications said Monday. -- including gains by Microsoft's Windows 7 and erosion of the 11-year-old Windows XP -- can be found on the…
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OS X Mountain Lion grabs 20% share of all Macs

One in five Mac users has adopted OS X Mountain Lion, the upgrade launched five weeks ago, according to Web analytics company Net Applications. Applications said Saturday. Meanwhile, Microsoft's Windows 7 passed the 11-year-old Windows XP for the…
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Testing home routers for World IPv6 launch

The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) hosted its fourth IPv6 Customer Edge (CE) Router Interoperability Test Event the week of April 16 at its facility in Durham, N.H., bringing together both users and suppliers of home router equipment. The goal was to gain perspective on the current status of IPv6 interoperability against the Internet Engineering Task Force's (IETF) Basic Requirements for IPv6 Customer Edge Routers and support the Internet Society's (ISOC) World IPv6 Launch. Eight vendors -- Broadcom, CHT-TL IPv6 Testing Lab, D-Link, NDM Systems, Motorola Mobility LLC, Netgear, Time Warner and ZyXEL -- tested ten router implementations using publicly routable IPv6 addresses. CE Router consisted of a mix of popular operating systems including: Microsoft Windows 7, Linux and…
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FCC kicks off computer donation program to help low-income people

A Federal Communications Commission-led initiative has launched a program that will allow U.S. organizations to donate used computers to low-income people. , Redemtech will delete the contents on the computer, and install Microsoft Windows 7 and a number of office…
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Tower Hamlets enables flexible working for staff

Tower Hamlets Council is migrating its workforce to a more flexible working environment, enabling over 4,000 personnel to work from any location via any computing device. Desktop 5.5 will provide Microsoft Windows 7 desktop working on-demand on any device, including personal…
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Councils' consultancy business improves financial reporting with BI

Council-owned consultancy services business GLE Group is improving its budgetary control and financial accountability with a new business intelligence (BI) platform. -wide upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 prompted a re-evaluation of its core financial systems. Joanne Baker…
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Windows 8 release date set for 26 October

Microsoft has announced that Windows 8 will launch on 26 October. Microsoft Windows 7
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Vizio enters PC business, ships Ivy Bridge systems starting at $898

Vizio entered the PC business on Thursday, announcing new laptops and all-in-ones that all start at the same price, US$898. processors, code-named Ivy Bridge, and run Microsoft's Windows 7 OS. Best known as a TV maker, Vizio showed…
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Subsea 7 extends IT outsourcing contract after merger

Subsea 7, a global seabed-to-surface engineering and construction company, has extended an IT outsourcing agreement following its merger with Acergy last year. platform, and will be migrating all Subsea 7 users to Microsoft Windows 7. It will also implement…
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