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Optimize and maintain your PCs with these simple tips

Keeping PCs running at their best and extending the life of the equipment requires some diligent upkeep. This list of tasks will cover your bases. Read more

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Capture unallocated disk space from an XP to Windows 7 dual-boot migration

Greg Shultz shows you how to use Partition Wizard Home Edition to redistribute unallocated space at the beginning of the hard disk back to drive C. Read more

How bad (or good) was your Windows 7 install?

It has been a week since Microsoft Windows 7 was released to the retail market. So, how well did your installation go? Compare your experience. Read more

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Quick tips and checklists for common admin tasks

Some of the most popular searches at TechRepublic continue to be those looking for our checklists and quick-tip downloads. Here are some of the most popular resources in the download directory focused on common administrative and support tasks. Read more

When does it make sense to use a certificate authority on an internal network?

Managing computer and user certificates is a complicated matter. IT pro Rick Vanover shares some guidance on when it may make sense to use this technology. Read more

Two Windows PowerShell tips for the administration ninja

Bill Detwiler demonstrates two Windows PowerShell tips--retrieving a list of installed USB devices and killing processes without opening Task Manager. Read more

Geek Gift Guide 2009: Amazon Kindle DX

The Amazon Kindle DX has a larger screen and more memory than the Kindle 2. It also supports PDF files. But, these benefits come at a steep price. Read more

Take a look inside a Microsoft data center

CNET's Ina Fried recently toured the new Microsoft data center in Chicago. In this video, she talks to two of the designers of the massive facility. Read more

10 things Android phones do better than the iPhone

Jack Wallen has jumped on the Android bandwagon in a big way. Find out which features won him over. Read more

10 ways to deal with a bad boss

Is your boss about to drive you crazy? Here are some coping strategies to help you keep your sanity (and maybe your job). Read more

Product Spotlight: AVG Anti-Virus Professional 9.0

AVG Anti-Virus Professional 9.0 builds upon AVG's already proven antivirus, antispyware and antirootkit technology. Read more

101 Windows XP tips, tweaks, and hacks

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