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Windows 7: To Upgrade or Not To Upgrade

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There is lot of buzz about Microsoft’s latest operating system, and the consensus seems to be that this upgrade is more meaningful and more stable than the previous release of Windows Vista.  But rushing to upgrade before you’re prepared could leave you hanging.  In business, downtime can mean lost income, so before jumping in there are few things you’ll want to consider:

Your Hardware: You’ll need to verify that your current computer hardware will meet the requirements for Windows 7.  Any computers you have that are running Windows Vista will probably support Windows 7, but your older hardware running XP may need to be upgraded or replaced.  So, you’ll want to decide on the best timing to invest in either of these options if necessary.  Sure, lots of computer stores have been running specials coinciding with the launch, but as with most technology, pricing will only go down, not up. (more…)

Get a New Computer for $50

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Is your pc or laptop starting to slow you down?  Do you find yourself going to get a cup of coffee while waiting for an application to start or webpage to load?  Before tossing it out and buying a new one, you may want to consider an inexpensive upgrade that could make it like new.  Of course, the first step is to clean it up:  remove unused programs, delete temporary files, and check for spyware and viruses.  If you still have time to make a sandwich after every mouse-click, your problem could simply be memory.  You can quickly exhaust your available memory when you are running multiple applications at once.  And even if most of your time is spent in a web browser (as it is for many these days), websites use much more memory today.  Web pages are usually not just simple text and graphics, but full-blown applications. (more…)

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