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    Thank you everyone for the excellent device. I think I'm going to bite the bullet and get the stream. I'll continue to do research in proper Windows maintenance and security. I'm sure I'll be posting again soon.

    Thank you!

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  2. #12

    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 638
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]

    If you want, you can add unchecky, from, it automatically unchecks the boxes of stuff you normally do not want during many freebie download & install EXEs. For example, [some company] used to include goodies such as search.conduit with their free software. Unchecky simply unchecked that box, and the custom/advanced install did not include search.conduit.
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  3. #13

    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1

    I use a MacBook Pro, Linux Mint and 4 versions of Windows on both Desktops and Notebooks/Laptops. Laptops and Notebooks used to be different birds but the terms are used interchangeably. Laptops were much cooler when used on a lap. Netbooks are generally smaller and don't include an Optical drive but USB External types are available. Tablets are a different story, some/probably most are the Android OS, I have one plus a Windows 8.1 Dell Venue 8". A lot of the smart phones use Android. The only real issue I have between Mac and Windows is Mac does do well in providing NTFS support so I use an Ethernet NAS/Network Attached Storage drive and all computers can access it whether Wired or Wi-Fi. Same for an Inkjet and a Laserjet printer.
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