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Windows is great, but it isn't exactly what you would call lean. It comes with a whole host of programs, features and services that take up unnecessary space and may slow down your machine. If you'd rather have a slimmer installation of Windows, you can create your own Windows installer with RT Se7en Lite -- complete with lots of other customisations so you can turn Windows into your dream OS. Here's how to do it.

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If you have especially slow internet, or for any other reason want a physical copy of OS X Lion, you can buy it on a flash drive for $75 from Apple. 9to5Mac is reporting that some users may be able to get them free of charge if they're "unable to use Lion's built-in recovery tools".

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Most printers are easy to set up by following the manufacturer's instructions and using the installation disc. The process is a little trickier if you're new to computing and don't have the CD or instructions any more. This beginner's guide will show you how to get your printer up and running.

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When you need to reinstall Windows, you shouldn't have to spend an entire day installing years of updates, drivers and necessary software along with it. Here's how to create a Windows installation disc (or USB stick) that's up to date, customised, auto-installing, and far less time-sucking than your original.

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There's a kind of two-step process to installing Ubuntu Linux on a system: running through the actual installation, then booting into the desktop and waiting for a huge load of updates to download. Use a Minimal image instead, and you'll install directly from up-to-date repositories.

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Windows/Linux: Re-installing your favourite software in a new system takes time — boring, click-to-proceed time you could spend more wisely. Ninite, the web-based installer that takes the nag out of installs, now offers great custom packages for Ubuntu Linux.