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Take steps to protect your data before it is too late

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With its small footprint in a self-contained executable file, Zback can be a good choice for a portable backup system. Jack Wallen shows you how. Read more

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Managing storage will always be a challenge, so anything to make it easier is worth entertaining. Rick Vanover shares notes on storage-based compression and de-duplication. Read more

10+ PowerToys that can expand your control of Windows XP

Not all PowerToys are right for everyone. But find the ones that make sense for you, and your Windows tasks will be a whole lot easier. Read more

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Windows 7 offers some new security features, but a good antivirus program can provide additional protection. Greg Shultz put together a list of 10 solid Windows 7-compatible choices. Read more

Product Spotlight: Laplink Software's PCmover Professional

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