I’m getting a laptop with Windows 7 for Christmas. I’m thinking about what virus protection I should get on it. Right now on my desktop PC with Windows XP I have 6 virus protection softwares. Avast Antivirus, Ad-Aware, Spybot Search & Destroy, Spyware Doctor, SUPERAntiSpyware, and Mircrosoft Security Essentials. I really don’t want that many on my new laptop. What would you suggest?

I have a Windows ME desktop from which I am trying to transfer data to an XP laptop. What I have tried so far:

Computer has a D-link Airplus DWL-G520 rev. B wireless adapter but it will not connect to my wireless network. Ran some troubleshooting software and searched on D-link website for help but to no avail.

A CD burner was physically installed into one of the available slots but the computer does not have software for burning. I tried downloading BurnAware, a free software program, but when trying to install it I get the error message "_regdll has caused an error in NMSDVDXU.DLL. _regdll will now close." and it will not install. I tried running a registry cleaner but it did not help.

Computer has no USB ports.

Is there some kind of cable I can use to directly connect this desktop computer to my new laptop and directly transfer data? Where can I buy one? The ME computer seems to have quite a few errors on it so hopefully there is no involved software installation which might not work.

Thank you very much, I appreciate any input!!

What I did to fix the issue is create a new profile and move my programs and files to the new profile. Everything seems to work but the problem is my computer is now very slow epesially when I am online. In IE7 when I click a link, it pauses for about 6-8 seconds before it even starts thinking. I tried re-installing IE7 but no improvement. I am not sure what to try next but I am considering doing a full backup of files and reinstalling windows completely. Will this even help?? Am I just screwed?? Is there an easier fix that I am overlooking?? I am running a Dell inspiron 1505 laptop with Windows XP an a Centrino Duo processor. 1 gig ram. Any insites would be appreciated. I looked into a registry cleaner but I would hate to spend the and find out that it did nothing to help me.

Internet help?

My laptop has trouble with the internet. When I first start the computer, the internet works great. I use internet explorer. I would like to use yahoo browser but somehow, I can’t download it. I have a CD but it’s corrupted. I tried downloading it from the Yahoo Software website, but it didn’t work. Anyways, if I hibernate my computer, and I use it again, the internet explorer won’t work.
It says:
The address is not valid. For every website, it says that. This problem occurs over and over. Please help me!!!
I tried to use the Windows connection diagnostic but it says
There might be a problem with one or more network adapters on this computer.
Then there’s three options:
briefly: turn on wireless capability – I use a DSL Modem – AT&T
automatically get new IP settings for the network adapter "Local Area Connection" – tried this numerous times doesn’t work
and: a problem with your network router or broadband modem might be preventing an internet connection
Please help!!!
My computer is 3 weeks old. How do I reinstall the adapters? I don’t even know what a network adapter is. Before I used to use the battery but now I charge it whenever I use it. One more thing, recently, like this week, I’m in the middle of browsing the internet, and it tells me my internet proxy server can’t be found or something similar. I’m so confused.

Okay, so I’ve been meaning to schedule defrags, scans, get rid of all these unnecessary programs and stuff like that, but I don’t have time! Would a professional –at where?– do it for me? A laptop is easy to bring in.
I don’t CARE how much it costs! My computer is a absolute mess. I have things saved all over the place and phantom programs, and argh, I’d rather pay 50 bucks for someone else to do it. Okay, thanks!