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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #60 on: June 24, 2011, 08:48:49 pm »
I want to make it totally clear that, per the OP,  I am not really looking to fix my 6-year-old Compaq Presario. It was already a piece of shit when I bought it new. It makes no sense to put any resources at all into it; I am going to replace it.

Serious:  Keep the keyboard & the monitor, pick up a cheap netbook, and plug them into it.

All the power of a proper computer, no tiny screen or 1/4" keys.

Too small hard drive, not enough RAM, not enough USB ports. Plus, the kids can't steal a desktop.
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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #61 on: June 24, 2011, 10:47:16 pm »
I have to buy a new shipping computer. I'm going to try to spend less than $400. Any recommendations/advice?

Do you have a copy of Windows you can put on it?
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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #62 on: June 25, 2011, 12:11:33 am »
I have to buy a new shipping computer. I'm going to try to spend less than $400. Any recommendations/advice?

Do you have a copy of Windows you can put on it?

 :lulz: What?
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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #63 on: June 25, 2011, 12:19:51 am »
Does your new computer need to have windows already installed, or do you have an installation CD or some thang you can use to get the Windows to be on your computer with?
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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #64 on: June 25, 2011, 01:17:23 am »
Does your new computer need to have windows already installed, or do you have an installation CD or some thang you can use to get the Windows to be on your computer with?

I have a Windows CD, but most new computers already have it installed.
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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #65 on: June 25, 2011, 01:52:51 am »
Does your new computer need to have windows already installed, or do you have an installation CD or some thang you can use to get the Windows to be on your computer with?

I have a Windows CD, but most new computers already have it installed.

It's just something you can save a few bucks on if you already have it.

If your CD isn't 64 bit Windows 7, you're probably better off getting a computer with it already installed.
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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #66 on: June 25, 2011, 01:59:49 am »
Does your new computer need to have windows already installed, or do you have an installation CD or some thang you can use to get the Windows to be on your computer with?

I have a Windows CD, but most new computers already have it installed.

It's just something you can save a few bucks on if you already have it.

If your CD isn't 64 bit Windows 7, you're probably better off getting a computer with it already installed.

Yeah, it's XP, and finding a cheap computer that doesn't have Windows installed is a challenge. Amazon has the Asus refurbs back in, I'm getting one of those.
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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #67 on: June 25, 2011, 02:14:29 am »
That looks like a pretty good deal.

Also, I'M A HUGE FAN OF ASUS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjhbCYQketY
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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #68 on: June 25, 2011, 02:16:23 am »
That looks like a pretty good deal.

Also, I'M A HUGE FAN OF ASUS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjhbCYQketY

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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #69 on: June 25, 2011, 12:36:12 pm »
Regardless of if/when you get a new computer, if I understand correctly a lot of the work involves renaming files. In that case you might want to take a look at Total Commander. It's a file manager that includes a very useful interactive multi-rename tool, allowing you to rename multiple files at once, if the renaming task has patterns in it (like a search/replace for filenames, sort of).

Total Command is a littlebit like a Windows version of the oldskool DOS program Norton Commander, in case you remember that one.

It's also shareware, of the type that has a "nag screen" reminder when you start it. There's also a freeware version of it called Free Commander, but I've never used that one so I can't vouch for how good it is. Total Commander is pretty damn sweet, though.

If you google for "multi rename tool", or something, there are also many other solutions that can greatly speed up the task of renaming many different files in a particular fashion.

[and one other thing, sorry if this is obvious and you already know it, but if you have selected a file in Explorer, pressing F2 is the keyboard shortcut to rename it so you don't have to rightclick etc the mouse]
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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #70 on: June 25, 2011, 05:34:43 pm »
I want to make it totally clear that, per the OP,  I am not really looking to fix my 6-year-old Compaq Presario. It was already a piece of shit when I bought it new. It makes no sense to put any resources at all into it; I am going to replace it.

Heh, I had one of those.  They were a bit shitty, weren't they?  Bad positioning for the fans, as well.

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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #71 on: June 25, 2011, 05:48:26 pm »
Regardless of if/when you get a new computer, if I understand correctly a lot of the work involves renaming files. In that case you might want to take a look at Total Commander. It's a file manager that includes a very useful interactive multi-rename tool, allowing you to rename multiple files at once, if the renaming task has patterns in it (like a search/replace for filenames, sort of).

Total Command is a littlebit like a Windows version of the oldskool DOS program Norton Commander, in case you remember that one.

It's also shareware, of the type that has a "nag screen" reminder when you start it. There's also a freeware version of it called Free Commander, but I've never used that one so I can't vouch for how good it is. Total Commander is pretty damn sweet, though.

If you google for "multi rename tool", or something, there are also many other solutions that can greatly speed up the task of renaming many different files in a particular fashion.

[and one other thing, sorry if this is obvious and you already know it, but if you have selected a file in Explorer, pressing F2 is the keyboard shortcut to rename it so you don't have to rightclick etc the mouse]

Actually, one of the few things I really like about Windows Explorer is the file management utility; Since I have to vet my images and select which ones I want to keep/rename, and have them numbered in a specific order, it serves my needs exactly perfectly, and is also almost identical to the way Mac USED to manage files before OSX: I'm still irritated with Apple for changing it.

On a fast computer I can vet/rename a couple hundred pictures in groups of four in half an hour. With the lagfuckingbullshit currently going on, it's been taking me hours. It's fucked. I just ordered my new computer and it'll be here Tuesday.
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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #72 on: June 25, 2011, 05:53:18 pm »
I want to make it totally clear that, per the OP,  I am not really looking to fix my 6-year-old Compaq Presario. It was already a piece of shit when I bought it new. It makes no sense to put any resources at all into it; I am going to replace it.

Heh, I had one of those.  They were a bit shitty, weren't they?  Bad positioning for the fans, as well.

HORRIBLE positioning! I've already replaced both the hard drive and the fan on this once. I probably will eventually put a new hard drive in it and give it to one of the kids, but right now if I'm going to spend a bunch of time re-installing software I'd like it to be on a new computer.
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Re: Hey Windows-savvy people
« Reply #73 on: June 25, 2011, 07:57:15 pm »
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Re: Hey Window+avvy people
« Reply #74 on: June 26, 2011, 01:41:46 am »
5:40 to read this yellow click and drage over to HiLight

Volume in drive D is KP Directory of D:\1106
2011 06/05  06:45 AM 653,311 a.txt it begins after a xP install
2011 06/05  07:07 AM 708,435 b.txt i then add my Belkins wifi drivers
2011 06/05  07:22 AM 712,049 c.txt a camera driver
2011 06/05  07:28 AM 738,238 c2.txt that has a copy of adobe reader
2011 06/05  07:37 AM 753,399 d.txt the a second camera driver as i'v 2
2011 06/05  08:00 AM 849,864 e.txt  Last time i upgraded IE to ver 7
2011 06/05  08:14 AM 874,606 f.txt  to which i add my favorites links
2011 06/06  09:21 AM 918,634 f2a.txt did a Flash install
2011 06/05  10:30 PM 890,063 fla.txt found a revised version
2011 06/15  07:50 PM 1,079,273 xpd.txt then switched browsers to FireFox
2011 06/25  03:32 PM 1,065,444 NOW-0625.TXT
2011 06/25  03:33 PM       0 now
    12 File(s)      9,243,316 bytes
     2 Dir(s)  17,629,888,512 bytes free
My point is i want Less Not More so what do i try to remove
I mean delete  Let me Look Directory of D:\WINDOWS
Now what i'LL try is remove 1 dir at a time to C: and see ?
starting from the bottom of the list and work my way UP
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          system32
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          system
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          repair
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          Help coudn't
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          Config empty ?
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          msagent can't
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          Cursors
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          Media . recycle
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          java ?
2011 06/05  01:37 AM    <DIR>          Web
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          addins empty
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          Connection Wizard  empty
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          Driver Cache :ah ha ?later
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          security
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          Temp     Empty=OK
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          twain_32
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          msapps > recycle
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          AppPatch cant
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          Debug
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          Resources
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          Provisioning did not try
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          mui can't
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          WinSxS denighed
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          ime cannot delete appelL
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          pchealth access denighed
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          PeerNet { cannot delete
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          ehome   1 dll > C:\new & recycle

2011 06/25  03:32 PM         1,065,444 NOW-0625.TXT
2011 06/25  04:35 PM         1,064,361 now4pm    -1.1k is not what im after
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          Media . recycle
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          msapps > recycle
2011 06/04  11:23 PM    <DIR>          ehome   1 dll > C:\new & recycle
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it does appear to me I made no progesss in REMovaL of UNwanted'$
HELP & Drivers seam to me to be the most reasonable place to hunt & peck

SO WHAT did i do? sent "autorecover" to recycle | gotta start somewhere
Directory of D:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\AutoRecover