If you don't have your Windows 7 disc handy—but want to create a custom installation, run Windows from a USB drive, or just do a fresh install—you'll need an ISO file of the disc. You used to be able to download them from Digital River's servers, but those links no longer work. Now, Microsoft has a Software Recovery… »
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OS X: It's rare, but if you ever want to hide a user account from OS X's menu—maybe for added security or to avoid confusing novice users—this terminal command will do the trick. »
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