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Advisory Windows XP is still supported by Microsoft through April 8, 2014
Advisory Windows 2000 extended support ends July 13, 2010

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Google Secrets

Google Secrets Google Secrets - Hidden easter eggs, features and secrets in Google products.

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Malware Removal Guide

Malware Removal Guide Malware Removal Guide - Clean Adware, Rootkits, Spyware, Trojans, Viruses and Worms. Malware is short for malicious software. It is a general term that refers to any software or program code designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system without the owner's informed consent. This guide will show you how to remove these infections and protect yourself from future infections using free software.

FACT: 89% of consumer PCs are infected with spyware

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Windows Drivers - Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7

Windows Drivers Windows Drivers - Use this guide to install the latest drivers, which improves system performance and application compatibility.

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Diagnose XP - A Windows XP Diagnostic Guide

Diagnose XP Diagnose XP - Use this guide to Diagnose common system problems, which can be very complicated and time consuming. There are no simple solutions. Windows XP systems should never Lock-up (freeze), display Blue Screen Stop Errors or Randomly Reboot. These are all warning signs something is wrong or misconfigured with your system.

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Firefox Myths - Myths Regarding The Firefox Web Browser

Firefox Myths Firefox Myths - Myth (Definition) - A fiction or half-truth, especially one that forms part of an ideology. While Firefox is a decent Web Browser, there are numerous Myths floating around the Internet regarding it. Hopefully this site will debunk some of these.

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Freeware Browsers - A Freeware Graphical Web Browser Guide for Windows

Freeware Browsers Freeware Browsers - This is a freeware graphical web browser guide for Windows. All of the web browsers are 100% free, not Shareware. None have any Adware or Spyware. All have been installed and tested for basic compatibility with Windows XP. Most should work with other versions of Windows, just check the requirements.

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Optimize 2000 - A Windows 2000 Optimization Guide

Optimize 2000 Optimize 2000 - Use this guide to improve both work and gaming performance safely. This guide will help you improve your overall system performance. I avoid using or recommending "all-in-one" Windows 2000 Tweak programs since many blindly adjust settings that have no affect on performance and can cause future problems.

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Optimize XP - A Windows XP Optimization Guide

Optimize XP Optimize XP - The #1 Windows XP Performance Guide! Optimize Windows XP to improve home, work and gaming performance safely. This Free guide will help you improve your overall system performance without having to manually edit the Registry.

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Secure XP - A Windows XP Security Guide

Secure XP Secure XP - Use this guide to improve Windows XP's Security on computers not connected to a Domain. Windows XP Home does not include all the security features Windows XP Professional does, so some security options may be unavailable to the Home user. Security on Windows XP starts with having the latest updates.

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Vista Games - A Windows Vista Freeware Game Guide

Vista Games Vista Games - This guide covers the better Freeware games from Independent Developers and Commercial Publishers. The games are 100% free full games, not Demos or Shareware. None have any Adware or Spyware. It is not intended to be an all inclusive Guide but a reference to target the better freeware titles. Get over 100 quality games without having to spend a dime.

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Vista Requirements

Vista System Requirements Vista Requirements - Windows Vista has modest minimum system requirements that everyone with a system from within the last 5 years should have no problem meeting. Simply adding more system memory (RAM) is the most anyone with a less than 5 year old should have to do to meet them. The most noticeable change with Windows Vista will be the new Aero interface and for that you will need an Aero-capable DirectX 9-class graphics card. This is what the majority of older systems will need upgrades for.

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VNC Guide - A Windows Remote Control Setup Guide

VNC Guide VNC Guide - is a tutorial for setting up the free VNC software in Windows XP. Use it to remote control your computer from across your LAN or the Internet.

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Windows Experts

Windows Experts Windows Experts - is a listing of highly recommended Windows Experts. Including Authors, Software Developers, Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), Columnists and Top Newsgroup Participants. Their experience and advice provide guidance for thousands of Windows users.

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XP Freeware - A Windows XP Freeware Guide

XP Freeware XP Freeware - This guide will show you the better freeware applications for Windows XP. Why are you paying hundreds of dollars for software that you can get for free?

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XP Games - A Windows XP Freeware Game Guide

XP Games XP Games - This guide covers the better Freeware games from Independent Developers and Commercial Publishers. The games are 100% free full games, not Demos or Shareware. None have any Adware or Spyware. It is not intended to be an all inclusive Guide but a reference to target the better freeware titles. Get over 100 quality games without having to spend a dime.

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XP Myths - Myths Regarding Windows XP

XP Myths XP Myths - Myth (Definition) - A fiction or half-truth, especially one that forms part of an ideology. There are numerous Myths floating around the Internet regarding Windows XP, especially relating to Optimizations and Security. Hopefully this site will debunk some of these.

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XP Requirements

System Requirements XP Requirements - Windows XP System Requirements are surprisingly low contrary to popular opinion. With the average life cycle of a regular PC being roughly 4-6 years, just about any PC being used today can run Windows XP. Unless you are running Windows 2000 and are in a business environment their is no reason you should be running an outdated and unstable OS such as Windows 95, 98 and ME anymore.

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XP Secrets - Secrets Hidden in Windows XP

XP Secrets XP Secrets - This guide covers the undocumented and hidden features in Windows XP. Easter Eggs - A hidden message or feature in an application. All of the following were tested in Windows XP only.

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