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The Application Layer Gateway service executable, or alg.exe, is a generic Windows background process. It manages Internet Connection Sharing protocol connections that third party applications use for online communicatio... More »

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The Windows activation process is used to filter out any pirated copies of the operating system and will either slow down Windows or stop it from functioning on the computer. The actual process varies according to the ty... More »

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The first step to installing XBMC on Windows is to download the XBMC executable file. Open the Internet Explorer browser, and navigate to the XBMC official Web page. It displays a Downloads option at the top of the page. More »

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To make Windows 7 run faster, delete rarely-used programs, clean and defrag the hard drive, and turn off unnecessary visual effects. Restarting the computer frequently may also help speed things up, as can adding more me... More »

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