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#1 11678

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 12:20 PM

Hello Everyone,
Friend told me of this site. Just got a new Dell PC ( Vista) to replace 6 yr old Gateway (XP).
Will probably set up tomorrow and transfer files. Any do's and don'ts ?
Not a computer expert, just a key banging carpenter.
Thanks,
Steve

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 12:43 PM

You might want to check out the program in the link below. It helps you identify and remove the "crap" that comes on new PCs.
http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 01:40 PM

Do not go on-line with your new computer until:
1. You have made sure your firewall is up and running.
2. You have installed an Anti-virus. Now would be a good time to download an AV for installation in the new machine.

A good task is to review precisely what you are going to move over to the new hard drive, and ask yourself if anything can be conveniently dropped, so you can start the new computer in a relatively clean position.
Happy Computing!
Cheers,
John
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