What to do when Windows is dying

I don't do windows
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So the internet is slow, your applications are crashing and popups constantly keep popping up. What's happening? You're probably worried you might have a virus or malware installed on your computer. Don't worry, pretty much everyone has that problem on Windows. You have several options: fix and secure Windows, get a Mac, or use Linux. Read on to learn how to do these things.

On this page:
  1. Regain control now!
  2. What can I do?
  3. How can I avoid these problems?
  4. I am advanced and confident.
  5. I'm sick of Windows. Really I am.

If you've lost or overwritten some files and you want them back, The Data Recovery Howto will point you in the right direction.

The first goal of this site is to help you quickly by showing you how you can help yourself, however you must understand that you won't get very far if you're not willing to learn a little bit.

Most of the tips on this page unfortunately do not apply to Windows Vista. Get a Mac, or use Linux.

Further reading: TeMerc Internet Countermeasures Forum

If all else fails, get a cup of tea. Call up a friend you haven't spoken with in a while. Start reading one of those books you've been meaning to look at. Life without computers is simpler.

Comments and suggestions to this page are always welcome, drop me a line at kacperw-AT-online-DOT-no.

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