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« on: Sat Aug 05, 2006 - 15:15:18 »
As if the name wasn't clear enough, here's were some of our more computer savvy users can help those less inclined to diagnose or treat the fancy typewriter in front of them.

Post your questions, and we'll do our best.

One resource I reccommend frequently is Windows Live One Care. This is a free scan and free fix for many computer problems. Just run the scan and select that it repair all the issues it finds. Then it will ask you if you want to buy the software to have on your computer all the time or not. Just click on the option that says you are not ready to be protected 24/7 with it yet but want to use it from the site right now to fix your issues. Unless of course you are ready to be protected without having to go to the site. Your call but it is the best product I've seen and have seen it repair some massive computer issues.
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« Reply #1 on: Sat Aug 05, 2006 - 15:28:22 »
Answer to almost every question by newbies:

Format Hard Drive, Re-install OS.

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« Reply #2 on: Sat Aug 05, 2006 - 18:02:44 »
Answer to almost every question by newbies:

Format Hard Drive, Re-install OS.
That's if you're using a Microsoft product.

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« Reply #3 on: Sat Aug 05, 2006 - 18:05:52 »
Answer to almost every question by newbies:

Format Hard Drive, Re-install OS.
That's if you're using a Microsoft product.

Most folks are.  I haven't had a blue screen in months with  XP MCE.  I did frequently when I first got the computer over Christmas due to a hardware problem with the PCI slots.  I moved my tv card to another PCI slot, and the problem was fixed

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Most folks are.

Yep.  Shows the power of marketing.

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« Reply #5 on: Sat Aug 05, 2006 - 18:37:32 »
I can't remember the last time I had a blue screen.  My father however had them frequently for a while because of the attempt by Sony to load tracking software onto his computer from a country music CD.  That attempt by Sony floored me.

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« Reply #6 on: Sat Aug 05, 2006 - 19:41:41 »
That's one of the reasons I've quit buying Sony products.  That, and the fact that their quality has declined, while their price has not.

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« Reply #7 on: Sat Aug 05, 2006 - 20:05:42 »
I printed off a way to fix the sony bug from the internet, but it didn't work.  I believe he finally either sent it into dell to be fixed or had the Geek Squad come over.  I don't remember which one he had to do.

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« Reply #8 on: Mon Aug 07, 2006 - 13:21:54 »
Well as far as PC's go I think that a Sony Viao is the best computer out there. But as far as computers go I just switched back to MAC and feel FREE, I'm Free I tell you!

But i am still in the learning curve and any help would be appreciated.

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« Reply #9 on: Wed Aug 09, 2006 - 11:11:32 »
I am sold on XP, if the computer is new enough to handle it.

I use it at home and at work, and have yet to see the blue screen of death.

Plus, if the system gets screwed up enough that I need to reboot (or simply walk away long enough not to get violent) and shutting things down might take too long, I simply push the power button in until the light goes off and when I turn it back on, it doesn't chide me for not shutting down appropriately.

And every since I have ever used Windows, I have found that 80-90 percent of my problems could be solved by just shutting the computer down and restarting.

[I think we used to have a 1954 Philco TV that worked the same way...]

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« Reply #10 on: Wed Aug 09, 2006 - 11:22:58 »
I won't switch to a Mac, until the pricing is similar.  Until then, its a PC for me.

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« Reply #11 on: Wed Aug 09, 2006 - 12:31:51 »
I'm with Gary on this one.  Macs are not so superior that they justify the price difference.

That, and those dopey PC and Mac commercials...

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P.S. I've not had a blue screen since I bought new PC'c running  XP.

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« Reply #12 on: Wed Aug 09, 2006 - 12:40:19 »
Then again, other than the OS on all these new Macs there's no difference.  Software is coming out soon to allow booting on OS X or XP on new Macs.

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« Reply #13 on: Wed Aug 09, 2006 - 12:42:06 »
The price difference isn't really there.  Macs compare to Vaios, not the $299 Dell special (which is a good computer what you pay) and often the Vaio is higher.

Both have their pros and cons.


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Gary posted while I wrote the above. 

Yep, and my suspicion is that by year's end you'll be able to boot OS X on a Dell. 

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« Reply #14 on: Wed Aug 09, 2006 - 12:47:12 »
I don't even buy a Vaio.

I have an Emachine.  just got a new tower, for about 600.  And jazzed it up with some spare parts, I stripped from my dead computer.

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« Reply #15 on: Wed Aug 09, 2006 - 12:53:30 »
Linux, folks, linux.  PC pricing, Mac stability.

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« Reply #16 on: Wed Aug 09, 2006 - 12:56:59 »
Why don't I just buy a Sun with Unix.

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« Reply #17 on: Wed Aug 09, 2006 - 14:34:55 »
Why don't I just buy a Sun with Unix.
Because it would make the Mac look like a bargain.

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« Reply #18 on: Wed Aug 09, 2006 - 21:46:09 »
My new Powerbook cost about the same as the Viao laptop I was looking at.  And you can download boot camp for free that will allow you to duel boot both Tiger and Windows.  Or for $80.00 you can buy Parallel that will allow you to open Windows in a window on your mac.  You can even cut and paste from a windows program into a mac program and viceversa.

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« Reply #19 on: Wed Aug 09, 2006 - 22:00:17 »
Me neither.  My laptop is an Apple, but was comparable at the time to Dell laptop (I cross-shopped quite a bit before buying).  For the same price at the time, the Dell would have had a 1" larger screen and weighed a 1/2 pound more and had at least an hour less battery life.  I think it would have come with MS Office, too, but I already owned it.  So, for me the gap was irrelevant.  The price gaps are a bit more in the Wintel's favor on laptops now though.

If I were to buy a desktop, I'd go inexpensive, a low-end Dell, or maybe a Mac Mini at most.

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« Reply #20 on: Thu Aug 10, 2006 - 13:26:07 »
Another thing to consider is that everyone can make a PC.  I think when I was looking a few months ago I counted 30 some odd companies making computers that run Windows.  Where as only one company makes Macs.  The competition betwen Gateway, Dell, Sony, Aleinware, X Cube, etc keeps the low end PC's on the market.

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« Reply #21 on: Fri Aug 18, 2006 - 07:06:14 »
Enjoy.

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« Reply #22 on: Thu Aug 31, 2006 - 18:23:53 »
This deals with a problem on the Mac.

I have both a PC running XP and a Mac with an OS 10.xxx (my wife’s).

Grace Centered comes up decently on both.  But those forums on Yahoo Groups, as many are, come up on the Mac as a narrow column of text on the left side (sometimes only one or two words wide.)

 Sometimes if I click an option called “Use Fixed Width Font,
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« Reply #23 on: Fri Sep 01, 2006 - 13:35:08 »
Have you tried a different browser on the Mac, to see if it's a browser issue, or an OS font issue?

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« Reply #24 on: Tue Dec 11, 2007 - 13:08:29 »
Most people use Windows for two reasons, they don't have a choice because it came with the computer and because that is what most other people use. Neither is a a good reason to choose an OS.

Like twd I use Linux and have for many years. My computer came with XP MCE and I never see the need to boot into Windows and when I do I regret it. It is often months in between Windows boots. When I do boot into Windows I cannot use my machine for a good ten minutes. Norton takes over my machine for about five minutes. It wants to verify my license. Then it wants to update. Once that is done it wants to reboot because it has updated not just the signatures, but the program as well. The same thing happens with my Norton Firewall. Then Windows updates itself and wants to re-boot and nags me every ten minutes or so until I finally give in and re-boot.

Each time it re-boots it goes through a similar thing, albeit shorter. By this time I have wasted 10 minutes and forgotten why I wanted to use Windows in the first place. Lots of other software wants to update itself as well because I have not used Windows for months.

Finally when I do use Windows I find it to be an unrewarding process. It runs slower. It gives me a cluttered workspace because it does not have virtual desktops. Every email and download is slowed by virus and trojan checking software. The menu is messed up each time I install a new program because each program insists on putting it in its own directory in my menu and it wants to clutter up my desktop with useless icons.

In Linux, the same computer boots in half the time. It pauses to ask me for my user name and password and then it goes right into my desktop. I do not need an antivirus program, malware detectors, or trojan removers. My system tray is relatively uncluttered. I can get to work right away. When it wants to update I get an icon in my system tray that tells me I have updates. If I choose to update, it asks me for my password and updates as I have directed it to without prompting me to re-boot. Even if the graphics card driver or window manager is updated I can keep on working. If I want to take advantage of the new drivers, I can log out and restart my window manager. I am never nagged to re-boot. I can go months without re-booting my system. Some people even go years without re-booting.

In Linux, I have no virus worries, no trojan worries, no bot worries, and no malware worries. Nothing installs without my giving it permission to. My home page is not hijacked by active x scripts or other Microsoft specific headaches. In short my system is secure.

I also never need to clean off my desktop from useless icons unless I am running a Windows program inside of Linux which still manages to put desktop icons on my computer. When I install something it puts itself inside of an existing sub-directory all neatly organized by the desktop manager.

When I am multi-tasking which is most of the time, I have multiple desktops to spread my work around. I can have more desktops than I can keep track of. I can switch between the desktops in several ways. I can use an icon on the taskbar which even shows a picture representation of the program I am using on that desktop. I can use my mouse buttons and wheel, I can press a hot-key or I can move my mouse cursor to the top right hand corner to see all of the desktops I am using on one screen.

Not only is my system faster and more feature filled, but it is better looking than any version of Windows thanks to Compiz-Fusion which gives me a 3D desktop experience with plenty of eye candy. I have lots of choice of desktop widgets. My system is infinitely configurable. Unlike Windows where I am locked into what Microsoft says my experience should look like, I can take control and change it in very fundamental ways. I can change the window manger. I can change the desktop manager. I can change the kernel. I can add new features to any of the above. In addition I can change the themes just like any Windows user can regardless of the choices I made in desktop manager, etc.

Linux isn't for everyone. If you play lots of Windows games then, you will need at least a dual boot machine. If you only need compatibility with Windows then you are probably okay with switching completely to Linux. There is very little that you cannot do in Linux that you can do in Windows. Many Windows programs have open source equivalents and they usually are available for free.

Windows users do not need to fear using Linux. A Linux machine works much like a Windows machine. The differences run deep, but most are invisible to the eye.

My computer came with Windows XP MCE and I paid for it, hidden in the cost of the machine. I was never given the choice to buy the computer without an OS at a reduced price. Instead I paid for something which is useless to me and that is wrong. Users are being held hostage by Microsoft and OEMs. This is a monopolistic practice that has made Microsoft rich enough that they can threaten small developers and big OEMs alike into doing it their way.

Using Linux is my way of fighting back. Linux is the only thing that Microsoft fears. The reason is that Linux is not a company that they can buy out or push around. It is millions of small users and developers that have bought into an idea which is to take back control of their computers. This is the last thing that Microsoft wants.

When they developed Vista they were even more high handed. They built digital rights management right into the computer. They went beyond the usual. Big Brother is not just watching your windows license, but MS is watching everything that you do on your computer, every song, video or program must pass Microsoft's test or you can find yourself unable to use your computer and more often than not legitimate users are being locked out by high handed tactics and failure prone software that MS produces. In the license for Vista MS has the right to lock you out from using your computer, the one that you bought with your own money. This is MS's vision of the future.

Things do not have to done this way. You can buy a Mac and use OS/X which is a premium computer make no mistake about it. I have never heard a Mac user complain about their hardware or software. They are very loyal to their brand. That comes at a premium price as was already mentioned here. The other alternative is to take back control of your computer by switching to another OS. Linux is only one choice and there are hundreds of choices of Linux. You can run BSD which is what Mac OS/X is based on. Linux, OS/X and BSD are all branches in the Unix tree.

Unix can be confusing until you get used to the commands and the structure. This is where graphical interfaces come in. You can safely use Linux without ever using the command line. Your Linux experience can be on par with the Windows or OS/X user.

I am obviously happy with Linux. I have total control of my computer. I am more productive and I know that my computer will keep up with my needs for much longer than if I ran Windows. People can run Linux on much older machines than mine. It can run from a mini CD (50 MB) or less. It can run from a RAM disk, a usb key, CD or even a floppy. Some versions of Linux such as Sabayon are much bigger. A full installation tanks out at about 14 GB. But even this is small compared to Windows. Try running Windows from a 15 GB hard drive with the OS plus all of the software you are ever going to need. It will probably run quite slowly. Instead 15 GB in Linux gives you a sleek bleeding edge OS with a 3D graphical desktop.

You should consider Linux if, you don't play a lot of games, you do not have licenses for much of your existing software, you are on a budget or would like to save money, you want the fastest and latest experience, you find Windows too high maintenance, and you like trying new things. If you are easily frustrated or are not very computer savvy then you might want someone to step you through the process.

I know more about Windows that I do Linux. As a Windows user I tinkered with my system and got to know every possible problem and learned through the school of hard knocks. Since starting Linux, 7 or 8 years ago, I have never had a hardware or software failure. I have seen the desktop manager freeze once or twice, but I have never had my system go down. I have never lost data or had to start from scratch. I still have my original bookmarks from when I first bought this computer despite installing dozens of different versions of Linux on the same hard drive. My home directory has never changed in all of that time and I have never had to back it up to any other media.

Linux is free, but it not second class in any way to Windows. Using a PC does not = using Windows.
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« Reply #25 on: Fri Dec 28, 2007 - 23:21:36 »
Has Linux developed a good Windows emulator yet? If I switch to Linux can I still use my Microsoft Office Sweet, and QuickVerse?

I used Red Hat for a while but it has been a while ago. I am thinking about switching a laptop at church to Linux.   

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« Reply #26 on: Tue Mar 17, 2009 - 12:45:51 »
I have been using Windows for quite a few years. I have gotten to know most of the tweeks you can make to keep the system running smoothly based on what type of applications you run. I hardly ever run into OS problems.
But I do prefer Mozilla products over Microsoft. Simply because they are open source and easier to manage effectively. I suppose I might like Linux, but I have never taken the time to learn it. I am usually busy using Windows.
My laptop is an older one that I have upgraded the processor and HDD on. There are certainly better laptops out there, but this one has been running stable for quite a few years now. I have been thinking of building my own. It wouldn't be any harder than putting a desktop together, and I could have what I wanted for a much better price than what you could find off the shelf. I am not interested in buying a name, I want a computer.
I will probably keep using the one I have for now. When I do put one together I will most likely copy this HDD over to the new one, update my hardware drivers and keep going.

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« Reply #27 on: Mon Jul 20, 2009 - 14:53:22 »
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I have compleated the assignmentbut I cannot e mal it to the members for approvial designed it on Corel and comes back wrd
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« Reply #28 on: Tue Oct 27, 2009 - 15:30:18 »
Most people use Windows for two reasons, they don't have a choice because it came with the computer and because that is what most other people use. Neither is a a good reason to choose an OS.

Like twd I use Linux and have for many years. My computer came with XP MCE and I never see the need to boot into Windows and when I do I regret it. It is often months in between Windows boots. When I do boot into Windows I cannot use my machine for a good ten minutes. Norton takes over my machine for about five minutes. It wants to verify my license. Then it wants to update. Once that is done it wants to reboot because it has updated not just the signatures, but the program as well. The same thing happens with my Norton Firewall. Then Windows updates itself and wants to re-boot and nags me every ten minutes or so until I finally give in and re-boot.

Each time it re-boots it goes through a similar thing, albeit shorter. By this time I have wasted 10 minutes and forgotten why I wanted to use Windows in the first place. Lots of other software wants to update itself as well because I have not used Windows for months.

Finally when I do use Windows I find it to be an unrewarding process. It runs slower. It gives me a cluttered workspace because it does not have virtual desktops. Every email and download is slowed by virus and trojan checking software. The menu is messed up each time I install a new program because each program insists on putting it in its own directory in my menu and it wants to clutter up my desktop with useless icons.

In Linux, the same computer boots in half the time. It pauses to ask me for my user name and password and then it goes right into my desktop. I do not need an antivirus program, malware detectors, or trojan removers. My system tray is relatively uncluttered. I can get to work right away. When it wants to update I get an icon in my system tray that tells me I have updates. If I choose to update, it asks me for my password and updates as I have directed it to without prompting me to re-boot. Even if the graphics card driver or window manager is updated I can keep on working. If I want to take advantage of the new drivers, I can log out and restart my window manager. I am never nagged to re-boot. I can go months without re-booting my system. Some people even go years without re-booting.

In Linux, I have no virus worries, no trojan worries, no bot worries, and no malware worries. Nothing installs without my giving it permission to. My home page is not hijacked by active x scripts or other Microsoft specific headaches. In short my system is secure.

I also never need to clean off my desktop from useless icons unless I am running a Windows program inside of Linux which still manages to put desktop icons on my computer. When I install something it puts itself inside of an existing sub-directory all neatly organized by the desktop manager.

When I am multi-tasking which is most of the time, I have multiple desktops to spread my work around. I can have more desktops than I can keep track of. I can switch between the desktops in several ways. I can use an icon on the taskbar which even shows a picture representation of the program I am using on that desktop. I can use my mouse buttons and wheel, I can press a hot-key or I can move my mouse cursor to the top right hand corner to see all of the desktops I am using on one screen.

Not only is my system faster and more feature filled, but it is better looking than any version of Windows thanks to Compiz-Fusion which gives me a 3D desktop experience with plenty of eye candy. I have lots of choice of desktop widgets. My system is infinitely configurable. Unlike Windows where I am locked into what Microsoft says my experience should look like, I can take control and change it in very fundamental ways. I can change the window manger. I can change the desktop manager. I can change the kernel. I can add new features to any of the above. In addition I can change the themes just like any Windows user can regardless of the choices I made in desktop manager, etc.

Linux isn't for everyone. If you play lots of Windows games then, you will need at least a dual boot machine. If you only need compatibility with Windows then you are probably okay with switching completely to Linux. There is very little that you cannot do in Linux that you can do in Windows. Many Windows programs have open source equivalents and they usually are available for free.

Windows users do not need to fear using Linux. A Linux machine works much like a Windows machine. The differences run deep, but most are invisible to the eye.

My computer came with Windows XP MCE and I paid for it, hidden in the cost of the machine. I was never given the choice to buy the computer without an OS at a reduced price. Instead I paid for something which is useless to me and that is wrong. Users are being held hostage by Microsoft and OEMs. This is a monopolistic practice that has made Microsoft rich enough that they can threaten small developers and big OEMs alike into doing it their way.

Using Linux is my way of fighting back. Linux is the only thing that Microsoft fears. The reason is that Linux is not a company that they can buy out or push around. It is millions of small users and developers that have bought into an idea which is to take back control of their computers. This is the last thing that Microsoft wants.

When they developed Vista they were even more high handed. They built digital rights management right into the computer. They went beyond the usual. Big Brother is not just watching your windows license, but MS is watching everything that you do on your computer, every song, video or program must pass Microsoft's test or you can find yourself unable to use your computer and more often than not legitimate users are being locked out by high handed tactics and failure prone software that MS produces. In the license for Vista MS has the right to lock you out from using your computer, the one that you bought with your own money. This is MS's vision of the future.

Things do not have to done this way. You can buy a Mac and use OS/X which is a premium computer make no mistake about it. I have never heard a Mac user complain about their hardware or software. They are very loyal to their brand. That comes at a premium price as was already mentioned here. The other alternative is to take back control of your computer by switching to another OS. Linux is only one choice and there are hundreds of choices of Linux. You can run BSD which is what Mac OS/X is based on. Linux, OS/X and BSD are all branches in the Unix tree.

Unix can be confusing until you get used to the commands and the structure. This is where graphical interfaces come in. You can safely use Linux without ever using the command line. Your Linux experience can be on par with the Windows or OS/X user.

I am obviously happy with Linux. I have total control of my computer. I am more productive and I know that my computer will keep up with my needs for much longer than if I ran Windows. People can run Linux on much older machines than mine. It can run from a mini CD (50 MB) or less. It can run from a RAM disk, a usb key, CD or even a floppy. Some versions of Linux such as Sabayon are much bigger. A full installation tanks out at about 14 GB. But even this is small compared to Windows. Try running Windows from a 15 GB hard drive with the OS plus all of the software you are ever going to need. It will probably run quite slowly. Instead 15 GB in Linux gives you a sleek bleeding edge OS with a 3D graphical desktop.

You should consider Linux if, you don't play a lot of games, you do not have licenses for much of your existing software, you are on a budget or would like to save money, you want the fastest and latest experience, you find Windows too high maintenance, and you like trying new things. If you are easily frustrated or are not very computer savvy then you might want someone to step you through the process.

I know more about Windows that I do Linux. As a Windows user I tinkered with my system and got to know every possible problem and learned through the school of hard knocks. Since starting Linux, 7 or 8 years ago, I have never had a hardware or software failure. I have seen the desktop manager freeze once or twice, but I have never had my system go down. I have never lost data or had to start from scratch. I still have my original bookmarks from when I first bought this computer despite installing dozens of different versions of Linux on the same hard drive. My home directory has never changed in all of that time and I have never had to back it up to any other media.

Linux is free, but it not second class in any way to Windows. Using a PC does not = using Windows.


Most impressive post!! I concur that Linux is the better OS than the bugs you get from wins.
I had to sacrifice my playing games on wins w/ the bugs  ::help:: that followed me and gave me fits ::destroyingcomputer::. Now I have Linux without any problems. It loads much faster without the 20 questions.  ???

ONCE YOU LINUX YOU WON'T GO BACK!!     

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Re: Forum for Computer Problems
« Reply #29 on: Thu Jan 20, 2011 - 05:07:23 »
I might try a build with Linux. Sounds interesting.

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« Reply #30 on: Sun Dec 16, 2012 - 05:37:33 »
I have no idea how to phrase this ? 

I do hope  this is understandable ?

When I  clean / remove ? stuff off my computer. It also takes away my being able to  get into this forum  with out putting in my pass word !  And since I first came here the pass word seems to have changed ?
How can I stop all of this from going on ?  Since I should have done this 2 weeks ago, but I just did not want to go through all of that again.......   ???

And when I leave this page , how do I do that to look around at other places ? 

Thank You for any help!   And I am sorry to be a pest.

  Just a warning   ::shrug::   ::blushing::   ???  that's me ???

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« Reply #31 on: Wed Dec 19, 2012 - 20:19:22 »
So can any one tell me how to move from this page to one of the other page's ?   ::blushing::

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« Reply #32 on: Wed Dec 19, 2012 - 20:36:11 »
So can any one tell me how to move from this page to one of the other page's ?   ::blushing::
There are three "buttons" I use the most when navigating around this site.  All three are at the top of this page and should be on yours as well.

First it should say near the top "Hello grams" with your avatar. Right below that will be two options: "show unread posts since last visit" and "show new replies to your posts"
If you click on the first one it will bring up the most recent posts you have not yet seen, the other will do the same but only on threads where you have already posted.

Right below your avatar is a big orange "HOME" button, this will take you to the forum index, so you can go to any section you want.

Hope this helps, good luck.

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« Reply #33 on: Thu Dec 20, 2012 - 05:35:28 »
Hello Carey,   ::smile::

Thank you very much !    ::applause::

Now I wish I could have some one come and fix our computer  ::smile::   ::shrug::

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« Reply #34 on: Thu Dec 20, 2012 - 08:43:13 »
Hello Carey,   ::smile::

Thank you very much !    ::applause::

Now I wish I could have some one come and fix our computer  ::smile::   ::shrug::

Your welcome, sorry I couldn't be of more assistence.  Unfortunately, most of what I know about computers is how to turn them on, and a bit of software. ::shrug::

My best friend is a computer tech, and a good one, which made it rather unnecessary to learn much about computers as he was only a few blocks away.   Unfortunately, he moved some 500 miles away a while back.  That is a long way to travel for some for some computer first aid.