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Windows 7 Feature Focus: Cutting Through the Myths About XP Mode

Windows 7's XP Mode (aka Virtual Windows XP) is one of the most misunderstood options available for Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions. Go beyond the myths and get the FAQs you need to find out if XP Mode is right for you.

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Apple Sends Windows Users on a Safari into Dangerous Territory

A lot of Windows users have installed Apple's Safari browser since Apple began pushing it to users this spring. Here's why it's time to put it aside - at least for now.

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Want to Stop Network Attacks? The Solution Starts with You

The decisions you make about the software you install, the wireless networks you use, and the people you trust can either create a secure home or office network or hang out the "this network is unprotected" sign for data and privacy thieves.

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If Windows Update's Broken, It's Not the End of the World for XP SP2 Users

Microsoft's advice to encourage individual users to get Windows XP SP3 via Windows Update is useful - but only if Windows Update is working properly. Learn how to avoid wasting time and update XP systems painlessly.

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Vista SP1 Now Available for All Supported Languages

It's been four long weeks since Microsoft released Vista SP1 for the "fortunate five" languages (US English, French, German, Japanese, and Traditional Spanish). Now, everyone else can get updated.

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Vista SP1 Finally Available - Choose Your Favorite Download Method

It's been six long weeks since Microsoft locked in Vista SP1, but it's now available for download. Here's how to choose the right method for your situation.

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FireWire Ports Are Big Security Holes for Windows Users

A security consultant from the other 'land down under' has released a tool that makes FireWire (IEEE-1394) ports on your Windows PC a big security risk. Here's how the attack works - and how to stop it, too.

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Before You Install Windows XP SP3 RC2...

Don't want to wait until the final release of Windows XP SP3? RC2 is now available in full downloadable versions, but some users are having problems. Find out the solutions before you start evaluating RC2.

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Only a "Dirty Dozen" Apps Don't Get Along with Vista SP1

Worried about whether your apps can handle the coming SP1 upgrade to Vista? Relax. The official list of affected programs is short, and there are fixes for most already.

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Windows XP SP3 RC Refresh 2 Now Available

Want to take the latest refresh of XP SP3 RC for a spin? It's now available via Windows Update. Here's how to get it.

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Use Firefox? Use Extensions? Stop Big Security Risks Now!

If you have even one of over 600 addons (extensions) for Firefox installed, you are vulnerable to JavaScript exploits that can expose your browser's configuration, what you've been doing online, and more.

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30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 30: Don't Wait for Windows Update

Although Windows Update showers your system with updates, you may have to wait for the updates you need most. Why wait? Learn how to find and get the updates you need - now.

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