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    I'll probably take some heat for this, but you don't need anything but a thorough scrubbing of your system.

    Vmware EXSi is free now. Download it and set up sandboxes for your various applications so that each runs under it's own separate memory spaces. Strip down Windows in as many different flavors as you need. Want a gaming only machine? Strip down a version of Windows so it only consumes the resources needed to run the games. Need word processing, spreadsheets and financial apps? Strip down another install of Windows tailored to those needs. Need an email and internet browsing machine? Load a light version of Linux.

    Hot key between the various installs to do what you need to do when you need to do it.

    Point is you can sandbox all of your needs on one computer without burdoning the system to be prepared to run everything you might ever use. Keep in mind that man went to the moon on an 8 bit processor. The only way that could be done was it was taylored for a specific purpose. Sandbox your os' and your apps from each other, and you can do just about anything you want to do on the existing hardware you've got... even go to the moon.
    Anybody who says "it can't be done" will usually be interrupted by somebody who is already doing it.


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