Free Remote Access and Remote Desktop Sharing over the Internet. 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For. It's like Lifehacker knows I don't use Dropbox and is goign to keep hammering me until I start.
@SmarchHare: Yes, that is the plan :). This time it's your fellow readers, though. @SmarchHare: using a computer or smartphone without running Dropbox is like winning a lottery and forgetting to pick up the check. Set Up and Get to Know Your New Windows PC. What's your guys thoughts on simply reinstalling the Windows OS as soon as you get your new computer?
It seems like when I install my OS it doesn't have all that bloatware and feels much more fresher than the day I first used it. Also, since Windows 7 installing the OS is pretty fast and you don't even have to worry about most of your drivers as Windows handles it for you. Just wondering if it'd be easier to boot up the computer once, then reinstall the OS for a truly fresh and new computer rather than dealing with uninstalling a bunch of bloatware and etc. Flagged @Manly McBeeferton: I almost always do this, but it's just not practical for most people, so I went with the "use Revo Uninstaller" advice instead. @Whitson Gordon: No need to plop down money. @MaxellDVD1: But I was under the impression that'll only work with the copy that comes with your computer; not with a clean copy of Windows. OEM keys are split into three types: -SLP (system locked preinstallation). How to Build a Computer from Scratch, Lesson 1: Hardware Basics.
Just one thought on considering cases: The case will outlive every other piece of hardware in your DIY system.
It makes sense to buy a nice one because it, unlike the video card or motherboard it houses, could easily last 10 years. That being said, a cheap case will probably last almost as long as an expensive one. Its all about the creature comforts you get to experience along the way. Flagged I absolutely agree. I agree, and personally I would avoid the cheap PSU's that ship with some cheap cases. I will also say that a good case is the foundation for a quiet, and adequately cooled, system that is easy to build and replace parts in. My home desktop is in a Sonata Solo which is not a terribly expensive case, but probably the best cast I've ever used in terms of how easily everything went in. How Can I Diagnose and Fix My Slow Computer? Fresh Diagnose - Free diagnostic software: analyze and benchmark your computer system. Test your pentium 4, pentium iii, pentium ii, pentium 5, pentium iv, pentium processor, intel pentium, pentium 4 processor, intel pentium 4, pentium 2, pentium pro, pen.
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I mean, if my OS is still functioning, then I would most likely use Google to search for the problem and its solution (as I have already done before, and solved the problem). If the OS is not functioning (Windows XP in my case), I wouldn't even be able to use SIW. And if don't have another way to access Google, through another computer, PDA etc., then I would have to start trying system restore points and boot options. And ultimately, boot from a Live CD. In this case, I would probably choose BartPE (which I have) or UBCD4Win, as it gives the familiar Windows interface (although I also do have Ubuntu on a live CD). However, it seems that the Ubuntu live CD doesn't have as many diagnosis tools as UBCD4WIN or Hiren's CD (because it's not meant to be a diagnosis CD - it's a whole OS).
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Yes, but EVERY LiveCD should theoretically leave no trace unless you directly attempt to modify the hard drives of the host machine. Hence my confusion :) The DOD backdoors that were added... So, specifically, does that make it better/worse/same than any other live distro for: - avoiding keyloggers - using public wifi safely? Stop Paying for Windows Security; Microsoft's Security Tools Are Good Enough. What Kind of Maintenance Do I Need to Do on My Windows PC? Dear Lifehacker, You guys recently talked about Mac Maintenance, but I'm frankly still a little lost when it comes to Windows.