a lot of vista posts are for simple things like settings, etc. that's 90% of what i've read. but, in the XP forums most are trying to repair a trashed system while leaving the comment "vista sucks"! just thought that was amusing...
just an observation(27 posts)
Don't mind at all.
Have noticed that as members become friends, first names are widely used.
Grew up in TX, have lived about everywhere in US and retired in TN.
Remember, when a college has a bad year, just think of it as one of those building years (lol) (lol).
Rick P. ♥ :)
Oz, Your observation is correct. BUT, I would not read too much into it. Most of the Vista users that we see are probably quite new to Vista (or PC's all together) and are still wrestling with the basics. The XP crowd on the other hand are more seasoned users who can deal with simple problems - they come to us when they get stuck on more complex issues. And then you have this large group of "double booters" - but that is a very special topic. May the good lord have mercie with them.
I'll tell you what really sucks.
Folks asking for help when they never ask for, never purchased, lost or just plain threw away their Restore CD Disc's and/or their Original Genuine CD Copy of MS Software. These types of irresponsible behaviors would get one dismissed fast if they worked for a company. It's analogous to seeing if (100-dollar-bills) will blend in reference to the "will it blend" off-topic postings.
Rick P. ♥ :)
Funny that you say that. I said nearly the exact same thing to the wife an hour ago. I was just sorting my CD's into those that stay here and those that have to travel. A $10 CD holder and a little bit of organization should keep all your CDs safe. And the same goes for product keys. I keep a copy of them in the same place.
i think that dual booting is only a real problem for the people who are not too computer savvy and then try to got about doing a dual boot and have most likely never even done a reformat and install before. that is where they can run into some real trouble
speaking of the cd organizer, when i ordered the xps it came with a really nice leather case for cd's, ear buds, papers, etc. another thing to watch out for is opening an account at newegg. i racked up my online credit card, now i'm buying stuff with my debit card.
May (NOT) be such a good idea using a Debit Card to Your Bank Account. If the number were to be stolen, you would be responsible for every bit of debt the card thief racked up including over charges. Your total bank account could be wiped out with no legal recourse.
With a regular Credit Card, you are only responsible for I think $500 bucks or less of debt if the card number is stolen and used.
Something to think about when purchasing items on-line using a card.
Rick P. ♥ :)
i have a credit card i use for online only, it has a $500 limit. if something happens it's no big deal. the debit card is almost the same, it's a separate account with just spending money. there's never a whole lot in it anyway. ive seen too many people get taken online, at least if i get it, they'll get very little.
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