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February 25, 2010 1:04:43 AM

CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1030 Intel Core i5 750 (2.66GHz) 4GB DDR3 500GB NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.


I have a few questions about my investment.

whats is the first thing i need to do?

How do i transfer my security centre and antivirus to the new computer before i go online.

Should i make my old harddrive a slave drive on the new.

How do i keep it clean and unclutterd with crap.

So many questions and i know i have come to the right place.

Thanks Guys!

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February 25, 2010 2:10:11 AM

Since the OS and drivers are already installed, the first thing you should do, is install your antivirus software. If you don't have one, there are some very good free ones. My personal recommendation is Avira
http://www.avira.com/en/pages/index.php
but Avast is also good
http://www.avast.com/index
and MSE is also good
http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

If you want to slave drive your old hard drive, you can do that. If you need help, let us know.
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February 25, 2010 3:17:21 AM


After Installing OS don't pay any money for any antivirus programs!

Download & Install the following 3 freewares. It forms a free complete security suite for your system!
1. Avira Anvivir - http://www.free-av.com/en/download/index.html .
Avira is best & light solution for excellent overall system protection & internet security with real time updates, .

2. Malwarebytes - http://www.malwarebytes.org/ .
Malwarebytes is one of the best & effective antimalware tool out there.

3. Ccleaner - http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download .
CCleaner is a system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool with an effecient & most useful registry cleaner.

The Best Security combo for all types of systems.
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February 25, 2010 9:26:39 AM

I do not have much faith in These cleaners they seem to do more harm than good.
I have used them before and was told by a computer tech to keep away from them.
Thanks for the info and i am sure i will back soon.
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February 25, 2010 10:58:40 AM

A tech told you to stay away from these in particular?

You may want to find a new tech.
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February 25, 2010 9:35:20 PM

It's a very good multipurpose program. It's an effective disk optimizer and very good registry cleaner.
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February 25, 2010 9:39:11 PM

Your computer tech was probably trying to sell you something.
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February 26, 2010 12:13:03 AM

I'm using CCleaner! it gives me no problem!
Excellent tool! May be he mentioned some other tools not Ccleaner!
+1 to aford & lephuronn!
If he mentioned Ccleaner, then Time to change your tech! :) 
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March 3, 2010 11:38:47 PM

He is a tech for MDG i think it was call system mechanic.
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March 3, 2010 11:44:38 PM

System mechanic is a completely different program. I've used that in the past, and it's not great, but it's got some nice optimization features.
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March 13, 2010 11:11:14 PM

Best answer selected by 88GT.
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March 15, 2010 2:25:49 AM

You are always welcome to this forum with any kind of system problems! :) 
We are here to help you any time :) 

Thanks for selecting mine as Best answer :) 
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