(Closed) computer problems

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: If my computer goes....
    Get another ACER : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Get a MAC : (15 votes)
    56 %
    Get another type of computer (I will tell you below) : (11 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 3
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    9916 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Finance a Mac, or buy one out right.  You won’t have problems.

    Post # 5
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    9916 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @happyface:  I don’t know what you mean by share info.  You mean like email? You can send email and access the Internet from a Mac.  Otherwise, I don’t know why you would want someone else to have access to your computer…that’s why PCs break down — they get viruses!  

    Post # 6
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    14494 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I have worked on MACs and I just don’t get them, but if you really want one get it. Maybe you can always take a class on them to help with any learning curve.  I don’t know if they play well with others.  I hated it so much that I begged for the company to get me a windows computer and they did.  I can tell you that I have a Toshiba and I love it, but I am after the new Samsung that just came out.  It will interface with my phone and my tv, which I am kind of excited about.

    Post # 7
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    14661 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Try reformatting it.  Pull off your data onto an external, then wipe it clean and reinstall the OS from scratch.  It shouldn’t be that bad after just one year.

    Is it a actual laptop or a netbook?

    Post # 10
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    14661 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @happyface:  Oop, external hard drive.  Oh, so it’s a desktop?  Did it come with any install discs?  If it comes with Windows OS, that means you own a licenced copy of it that you should be able to reinstall as you wish.

    Post # 11
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    5797 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @happyface:  an external hard drive. No matter what you chose to get also buy an external hard drive and back up to it

    I have a mac and Im kinda meh about it (other than the convenience of syncing to the ipad/iphone/ipod). Using excel on a mac (for school) makes me want to throw it out of the window.

    Post # 12
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    116 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Can you click on Start>Right click on Computer>click on Properties. Post here or PM me if you like what it says under System. I will try and help you as much as I can to clean up your computer so you don’t need to buy another one. 🙂

    It should look like this:

    Processor:

    Installed Memory (RAM):

    System Type:

     

    Also tell me what edition of Windows you are using. If you just bought it last year I am going to assume Windows 7 but let me know 🙂

    Post # 13
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    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I was always a PC girl until my last year of college 4 years ago. I bought my trusty old computer, which has slowly died over the last 3 months. Last night I shelled out $1400 for a new Macbook Pro with software and extended warranty. It hurt, but YES – it is SO worth it to have a Mac! No worries for such a long time, lots of power, no problems whatsoever sharing files with PC users (Word, Excel, mp3s, burned disks, etc)… Life is good 🙂

    Post # 14
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    201 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    It’s an Acer. That’s your problem. If you replace it with another Acer, you’ll be in the same predicament a year from now (they’re like $300 computers, so you shouldn’t expect much out of them). If you want a computer that’s going to last, get a Mac. You can score a refurb on Apples website for a few hundred off sticker. I’d also suggest checking out Craigslist since people are always trying to unload their old computers when they upgrade. You could probably get a relatively new macbook for around $500 on there.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @happyface:  As long as the program you use is one that PC users also use, you’ll be fine.  Excel is annoying to use, but that’s about it.  I had my first Mac from 2006 to 2010, when I sold it for $900.  Try selling a PC for that much money after using it every day for four years…you won’t be able to.  Macs don’t lose their value as rapidly; they don’t break as easily; they’re better quality machines.

    Post # 16
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    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I agree, reformat. If you know someone with a clean installation of Windows (rather than the one that came with your computer, which almost always has a bunch of extra stuff from the vendor) that would be even better. If not, after you reinstall, go through your add/remove programs and kill anything you don’t need.

     

    @peachacid – The reason virusus are so rare with Macs is because nobody bothers to write a virus for Mac. Especially since all your major businesses and processing centers use PCs; writing a virus for Mac would be a waste of time because it would effect so few people and virtually no businesses.

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