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Help Me Keep My New PC Happy, Healthy and Safe From Harm

I've very recently (ie yesterday) got myself a brand new desktop PC! I would really like your advice on the best ways to keep it running at its best, protected from the nasty things that lurk on the internet (virii, malware, spyware etc) and set up to get the most out of our blossoming relationship... The machine runs on Windows 8. [more inside]
posted by Philby on Jun 25, 2014 - 10 answers

Samsung NC20 Laptop Slow, Malware--Should I just reinstall Windows?

I have a Samsung NC20 laptop that I bought 4 or 5 years ago. It runs Windows XP and has some sort of malware, IRP Hook, that AVG has found but cannot remove. In addition, it runs significantly slower than I would like, and cannot play most videos at all--the sound plays fine, but the image just staggers and jumps. [more inside]
posted by Slinga on Nov 15, 2013 - 9 answers

Use a Mac to install Windows on a formerly Linux nettop box

How do I make a bootable Windows USB flash drive using a Mac? [more inside]
posted by ethidda on Dec 30, 2012 - 7 answers

OpenOffice's evil twin

What the heck is OpenOffice.fm, and did this download damage my friend's computer? [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Nov 24, 2011 - 10 answers

Looking for tips and resources around using a SSD for a Windows XP Pro boot drive, cloned from my existing XP installation.

Looking for tips and resources around using a SSD for a Windows XP Pro boot drive, cloned from my existing XP installation. [more inside]
posted by schmoppa on Aug 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Your default install application listing for a windos Computer

What are your default installs on a windows computer? [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Jun 21, 2011 - 20 answers

Copy Windows Install Discs for Back-up

Exactly how do I rip (or burn) copies of the Windows XP, Vista, 7 install discs? [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Oct 22, 2010 - 11 answers

Win 7 install problem

I did a clean reinstall of Windows 7. When I did, rather than creating a small "recovery" partition, it designated an entire separate hard drive a system drive. Now if I want to use the built in drive image program it insists I back up both...when I just want to back up the OS. Can this be changed? If not, if I use a third party image program can I just back up the C drive?
posted by jmf2525 on Feb 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Questions about adding and removing windows components and other software without the CD's. Non piracy related I hope.

I have some questions about adding and removing windows components and other software without the CD's. Non piracy related I hope. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Jan 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Which Windows XP package do I need?

I have a desktop PC that came with Ubuntu Linux, and have never been able to get it to work with my ISP. So I can get some use out of this box, I want to put Windows XP on it. This will be the first install of Windows on this machine, which Windows XP package do I need to buy to get all the pieces I need (ie all the codes and crap so I can register with MS so it will work longer than a month). Keeping cost as low as possible is good too. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by ackptui on Jan 4, 2010 - 8 answers

Minimizing the hassle of reinstalling everything?

Help me save time and frustration reinstalling my programs/settings after a fresh Windows install / upgrade / etc. [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Nov 14, 2009 - 4 answers

Which distro of Linux should I try?

Which one of the multitude of Linux distros should someone who's never used Linux before give a go? [more inside]
posted by n3rt on Aug 18, 2009 - 34 answers

I have borked my computer. Help me save my nerd cred!

Help me install Windows XP with a (non-bootable) installation CD! [more inside]
posted by sah on Apr 13, 2009 - 7 answers

can't install windows millennium edition on dell dimension 4700

Can't install windows millennium edition on dell dimension 4700. A call for help. [more inside]
posted by metadave on Dec 11, 2008 - 18 answers

Installing Vista Securely

Those stories about Windows PCs getting infected within minutes of connecting to the internet... does that still apply in Vista SP1? Soon I'll be setting up a new PC put together from parts and doing a fresh install of Vista Ultimate with SP1 (retail). Should I do anything special to maximize security?
posted by kidbritish on Sep 15, 2008 - 22 answers

Windows is impossible.

I need to install a driver for my USB 2 PCI card but the driver requires Service Pack 1 and I do not have enough room on C to install it. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by waltzing astronomers on Feb 27, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me fix my Windows XP

I reinstalled Windows XP on a Dell machine running Ubuntu and it won't run above 640 by 480 resolution and 4 bits. It's an 80gb hard drive with 2gb of RAM, and there is nothing I can think of that would cripple the system like this. Any idea how to get the system running like it should be? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Feb 12, 2008 - 15 answers

Installing windows from external hard drive

Is it possible to install Windows XP (or any other edition) from an external hard drive?
posted by Scottk on Nov 25, 2007 - 5 answers

WinXP Install CD Won't Boot! What gives?

Why will neither my computer nor VMware boot the Windows XP SP2 installation CD I got from my university? [more inside]
posted by goingonit on Oct 4, 2007 - 9 answers

One Reboot to bring them all and in the Windows bind them?

I'm getting a new PC (with XP) and will be installing a whole bunch of things right quick. Some of them will want me to reboot. Must I reboot with each install or can I do it once after all the installs? [more inside]
posted by mookieproof on Oct 3, 2007 - 9 answers

Windows won't let me install!

Help! Windows won't let me install downloaded programs. [more inside]
posted by dagnyscott on Feb 24, 2007 - 8 answers

Bypass administrator priveleges!?!?

What did I do to gain Administrator privileges to install software and how can I do it again? [more inside]
posted by nserrano on Jul 19, 2006 - 18 answers

I need to buy some time installing office SP2

Office 2003 SP2 grief - it cannot install and i want it to quit trying to install for a few days. [more inside]
posted by grafholic on Jan 11, 2006 - 4 answers

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