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Arizona Alliance of Computer Clubs


Useful Websites and Products
January 2010

Web Tour is a monthly feature where we travel the internet to find interesting sites and programs. Web Tour appears in the group's newsletter as well as here on our website. Just click the links below to visit the sites.

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Organize Your Computer Now
Later May Be Too Late!
by Bill Aulepp
Member - Phoenix PC Users Group

Windows 7 Articles
PPCUG Newsletter

This month we have several articles on Windows 7 in the newsletter. See " Windows 7: Up and Running" on page 6 and "Moving from XP to Windows 7" on page 8.

13 Essential Steps
Set Up Your New (or Old) PC

In keeping with the Windows 7 theme, we travel to an article on the Computer Shopper website. It features Windows 7 setup on a new computer, and gives good advice to anyone who has a computer, regardless of the operating system.

Here are the recommended steps when setting up and keeping track of your new computer. Even if you have an older computer, it is worthwhile to incorporate many of these procedures and records.

Set up a Windows restore point

Create a system repair disc

Install a router for extra protection


Create a Notepad file with serial numbers for the software you own

Create a standard desktop folder

Set up a document-organization scheme

Tweak your desktop resolution and wallpaper

Set up file sharing the easy way

Set up a power-saving plan

Inventory your upgrade options

File the PC paperwork for future reference or tax time


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