Originally posted by javajoe
4. If your hard disk is > 20Gb consider using NTFS file system. But stick to FAT32 generally.
I have one suggestion about NTFS.. if you want to make the overall performance of your machine better (i.e. skipping checkdisk on reboots) then definately go NTFS. Its just the way to go.
and also,very important...
Download ALL the critical updates when you get the machine activated and all. There are some nasty vulnerabilites out there.
And last, but not least, disable the remote assistance feature.. it'll keep hackers out.