September 11, 2012

How to Quickly Update a New Computer

James Plafke, GeekoSystem

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Anyone who has ever gotten a new computer free of pre-loaded bloat knows that, even after the operating system is installed, the drivers updated, and the Internet running smoothly, there’s still a load of work to be done. A computer isn’t exactly useful until you put all the useful items onto it. Even if you’re the kind of user that doesn’t perform the heaviest of workloads, standard operating systems don’t come with enough useful software, and you spend the rest of the day locating and installing all of your preferred programs. Sometimes, if you’re trying out an operating system for the first time, this can be extremely fun — discovering new programs, learning new things — but if you’re reinstalling Windows yet again, you just want...

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