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Usb Boot stick!

Ok... i've been working on this for a while, Finally got it working! First download the program of your choice to put the image file on your flash drive (unetbootin, FlashBoot, Etc...) theres several out there.... Next download the iso of the OS that you want... You can get it from either a download site on the internet, or download a torrent from LimeWire, Use the program to Convert the ISO file to image format and put it on the flash drive, Next put the USB drive in the computer you want to run the OS on, On the Bios screen (boot up screen) press the corresponding button to change the system settings (usually F2) Choose to Boot from the USB drive, Follow the on screen settings and Your done!!!! Good luck and feel free to ask me any questions you have! I would love to Help! UPDATE: If your using a NetBook or other Computer with low memory, You may Have to download a Text Based Instillation Os, Most download sites offer alternative Downloads for these special computers.

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A free utility "CCleaner" (with two "C"s) can be downloaded from www.download.com . This FREE utility will first clean up your Windows files. Next go the Registry clean up and run the Registry Clean up. You do not need to make any choices in the Registry clean up. Just select to clean up and save a backup. In the Windows clean up you can chose to save or remove the cookies in the options list.

You should also be running a good Anti-Virus program. If not you can download AVG Free from the same place.

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Finally you should De-Fragment you drive(s) to speed up file and program access. To run, go to your My Computer and right click on the hard drive. Select Properties, Tools, Defragment Drive.

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If your not very DOSSY, after the machine boots from the boot disk, you do a DIR, and find the name of the flashing utility. You enter that name at the command prompt: A:/. like this:

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