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MikeWik's PC got infected with rogue malware. He asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum for help.
Terry Marshall asked if he could move his old hard drive, unchanged, to his new home-built PC, boot his existing, "very stable" XP installation, and skip Windows 7 altogether.
Tom Guthrie wants to selectively remove the usernames, passwords, and other bits of text from his browser's AutoFill -- or AutoComplete -- feature.
Diane asked where on her hard drive she could find her downloaded email messages. She uses Windows Live Mail.
LiveBrianD asked the Networking forum what will happen to the Internet when we run out of IPv4 addresses.
Brad asked the Desktops forum for advice before switching from Windows 7 to Ubuntu Linux
USANomad asked the Answer Line forum if people can eavesdrop on Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOID) phone calls.
Ata Amiri asked if using two separate backup program will interfere with incremental backups.
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Ericuse165 asked the Windows forum if it's wise to upgrade his netbook's OS from Windows 7 Starter to a more powerful version.
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