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Best way to Upgrade old XP PC to Windows 7; Keep Data?

Infopackets Reader Bill C. writes: " Dear Dennis, I run Windows 7 64 bit on my computer and my wife has an old Windows XP 32-bit PC (Dell Inspiron E521). She's a real stickler about [keeping her PC exactly the way it is, so she can still access all ... her files and programs, but I know it's time for an upgrade and I'd like to upgrade it to Windows 7 64 bit for her] ... I already have on hand all the items I thought I'd need: Windows 7 upgrade CD, more RAM for her PC, two new 1 TB hard drives, a video card, etc. What I'd like to be able to do is make a disk image clone of her old XP hard drive, ... (view more)

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'Password Card', and 'VM Tweaker'

Password Card PasswordCard is a credit card-sized card you keep in your wallet, which lets you pick secure passwords for all your websites, without having to remember them. http://www.paswordcard.org VM Tweaker VM Tweaker is a program that tweaks ... for VMWare .VMX files that features: VM BIOS tweaks, time/date synch between host and guest, MAC address tweaking, a hardware compatibility switch, and more! http://sourceforge.net Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City, in partnership with Infopackets.com. Please note that the below software ... (view more)

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'VM Map', and 'Audit'

VM MAP VMMap is a process virtual and physical memory analysis utility. It shows a breakdown of a process's committed virtual memory types as well as the amount of physical memory (working set) assigned by the operating system to those types. ... Besides graphical representations of memory usage, VMMap also shows summary information and a detailed process memory map. Powerful filtering and refresh capabilities allow you to identify the sources of process memory usage and the memory cost of application features. http://technet.microsoft.com Audit Creates a database of computers on your network and ... (view more)

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'Vm Monitor', and 'Sides Wipe'

Vm Monitor SolarWinds free VM Monitor is an ingenious desktop tool that continuously monitors a VMware ESX Server and its virtual machines, delivering the real-time virtualization monitoring that you've been missing. With VM Monitor at your ... fingertips, you'll be able to track virtualization health at-a-glance and ensure your mission-critical apps never fail you. Go ahead, declare victory in the virtualization game and impress your boss and your fellow IT administrators with your newfound X-ray vision into ESX Servers. Go to Downloads. http://www.solarwinds.com Sides Wipe Many people believe ... (view more)

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'Lde(X)', and 'Scumm Vm'

LDE(X) LDE(X) is one of the most developed LiteStep-based Windows interface/shell replacements ever. It has been developed to suit the most demanding of workloads within the tightest of deadlines, meaning every tool or application you need is always ... close at hand. For those needing the ultimate in power, the environment is highly flexible and open to third party development in virtually every way. http://ldex.terica.net/ Scumm Vm ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files. The clever part ... (view more)

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