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Hundreds of hard-drive repair tips!

Having hard-drive trouble? Don’t panic! Odds are, there’s a fix.

If the CPU is your PC’s brain, then the hard drive is its heart,
pumping necessary data throughout your system. Hard drive troubles
are the PC equivalent of a heart attack, but the tips
below will ensure that your data has a long life!

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Improving your Windows networking defaults

Free online tools can help speed your downloads and Web browsing.

First, use a free connection analyzer to find out exactly what your optimum settings
should be. Then, use a free tweaking tool to actually make the changes.

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User Account Control offers improved security

Vista’s User Account Control (UAC) helps defend your system
against all sorts of malware.

This week, I discuss whether or not it’s a good idea to disable
UAC and explain how to disable it, if you want to. (Note: Fred Langa is taking the
week off and will return in the next newsletter.)

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Are Registry cleaners worthwhile?

For some, Windows Registry cleaning is a waste of time. For others, it’s
essential!

Here’s how to tell if your PC might benefit from a thorough cleaning of its
Registry.

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Make more space by deleting log files

Log files can be useful, but they mainly just take up space.

Trim away your useless log files to gain space and make your backups and
restores smaller and faster!

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