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Tweak It and Freak It: A Killer Guide to Making Windows Run Your Way by Paul McFedries

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CHAPTER 32 Running Programs

One of the hats that Windows wears is labeled “Application Launcher.” That is, unless you have Windows lurking in the background, you can’t do all that much with your computer because you can’t run any programs. (Notable exceptions are the BIOS Setup program that you can launch when your computer first boots and software that runs directly from a CD or DVD at startup, such as the Ubuntu Linux operating system.) Conversely, just because you have Windows running, it ...

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