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post #21 of 49
Mike, it is already known that Microsoft will stop full support of XP in April 2009. And will stop extended support in April 2014 (updates). No big mystery there.

Microsoft has been notorious for pushing out new O/S before they are ready. It is a fact that they know there are problems with Vista and are working on patches (service pack).

It isn't denied that Vista is a stable platform, but the change from an older layout to a new one is always a learning curve. It will take people time to come around. But mostly when people get done crashing / trashing their computer or the inevitable parts wearing out.. they will start to switch.

The biggest problem with a new O/S is that manufacturers have to hussle out their drivers so that their equipment isn't out dated. That is where most people get frustrated in the new O/S's that come out. Their stuff just doesn't work with it and very few know how to fix it.

I've worked on and built new systems for many years now and the thing that always gets me is people wanting me to work miracles with junk. BTW don't confuse computer speed with internet speed... they aren't the same. You can cruise the internet pretty quick with high speed modem, but sure can't process a CAD program very efficiently with a 500 MHz processor.

If you're qualified to offer technical help then by all means have at it. But be careful how you offer yourself out. There are a lot of people out there waiting for arguments.

And I guess that's my buck and a nickle on it.
post #22 of 49
Any OS will become outdated by a "new and improved version", that's the rate of technology. You'll always be learning a new OS, that's a fact.
post #23 of 49
Well said PC!
However I wouldn't take finacial advice from bum. So i wouldn't take computer advice from neibor that can't configure his camera or printer and blames it on windows.
Try it for yourself and see if you like it.If not don't use it. I heard the same mumbo jumbo when XP came out.

As far BSOD's I have a pc that's been running for 4 years on XP and never got one.

When I start putting wood chips on my heat sink and bologna in my cd rom. We can talk about OS's on SMF

What does this drawn out thread have to do with smoking meat?
post #24 of 49
You're right Glued2it. I come here to learn about smoking not OS's (but I still had to read this thread). XP will be hard to shake because to works so well, but we will all with VISTA or whatever in a few years. After 31 years with computers I let early birds debug it for me.
post #25 of 49
here here ray......my thoughts EXACTLY
post #26 of 49
I apologize for my previous post. I was flustered working with some Cisco equipment at work and lashed out on this thread. It was out of line and completely uncalled for.( I hate configuring that crap sometimes)

Mike I know you were trying to help and agree with you vista is good OS as long as you have the resources to run it. Some games require vista to played. Also it's been out for awile and the driver list's have skyrocketed.
When you add features you add potential problems.(like cars)

I understand how we get comfortable with one and don't want to change it. I know NT/2000/xp inside and out and love them. Vista has some changes I'm still getting used too but I like it.

I have multiple PC's 3 desktops and two laptops so I'm not confined to one OS. I have vista, XP and linux. Macs have there purpose but not in my house.( I don't do graphics)

Technology is raising fast and upgrades are a must. We may not like it but have to deal with it. Version 1.0 usually means..... Well I can't say that
It's good to give it a little time.
post #27 of 49
i also run Xp pro on both my desktop and laptop. i personally have had good success with XP. my mother in law has Vista and i dont like it. its confusing and runs way too slow for me.

my desktop is an old HP pavilion, 600mhz and runs faster than the Vista computer.

i have never gotten the blue screen of death with XP, that was a common thing with win98 and especially winME. once i switched my dinasaur to xp, i solved the problem with blue screens.

as for vista is here to stay, well they said the same thing about XP..lol

side note, i had a copy of Vista b4 it was being sold in the store, i quickly switched back to Xp..lol
post #28 of 49

Wow what a coincidence

Well, what a coincidence, I haven't been on here in days due to my computer totally crashing.....being that it was a dinosaur I said to hell with the 350 repair bill and opted for the offer of a whole new build with Windows Vista and this is the first place i headed when he got me back in cyberspace...

Pigcicles, stand by, I'm a whiz at research and surfing but tech has me sooo beat. I'm petrified I'm missing half my business files, but I'll check....
So much for those menus I was working on....although we did backup everything just days before the crash.....

More on this I hope soon.
post #29 of 49
i have vista & for antivirus & the internet it's ok. but i (and alot of others in music recording) have real issues w/ it. anyway i ad so many problemsin the beginning i made a help & discussion board w/alot of help links to ms & various 3rd parties that ms contracted to do the softwares & drivers. here's the link- ope it helps.
post #30 of 49
Thread Starter 
Hi Joe ..you Right..and I Wasnt Trying To Compare ..gear Ratios Lol..i Currently Have 4000 Mhz Processer With 2.4 Ghz....add The 100 Mps High Speed With 1024 Ram..moves Pretty Fast....learned Alot About Computers From 2 Guys I Use To Work For At Kfc..they Were 15 And 17 Respectivly.the 17 Year Old Did Very Well In The Help Page..the 15 Year Old ..lol Was Writing Cryp In Python Java C And C++ When I Knew Him..he Is Now At Mit And I Chatted With Him Alot ..before I Got This Computer.. Trust Me These Guys Could As Brothers Rewrite The Geek Squad..there Ability Has No Measure..we Cannot Speak There Tounge ..
Joe The Only Reason I Posted This Thread Was To ..help Thoes Who Didnt Have The Mind To Do It Themselves...i Have 2 Good Friends Here Close By ..1 Is My Next Door Neighbor Mcse Certified...have Another Former Coworker ..who I Contact On A Regular Basis.. Him And His Wife Helped Aol Set Up The Networking In The Early Days.... Joe I Have So Many Recorces..i Wasnt Putting Myself Out On A String Here.. I Was Just Trying To Help ....
A Note To You Personaly..something I Was Told My My Buds From Oregon..dont Care What Kind Of Defense You Have On Your Computer.. 20 Firewalls ..norton Mcfee..anything..your Never Protected..ever....if A True Knowlageable Person Wants In Your System..oops....please Close This Thread..i Never Wanted To Creat A Conterversy..just Trying To Help..thank You ..mike
post #31 of 49
Thread Starter 
Hi Gypsy Did You Have The Windows Vista Medsia Player??
post #32 of 49
High Mike - My daughter just got a new laptop W/Vista. She needs a word processing program. Any thoughts?

As for me I have a 3.1 a w95 a w98 and a xp w/1200 mhz. The xp is for internet use and corel draw 10 when customers send me art files for my screenprint business.
I use the others because of old programs that can't be updated to newer OS. I use the w95 w/corel draw 4 the most. So I guess it is all in what you need and in my case what programs you use. At $700-$900 a pop for new high performance art programs my w95 w/Corel 4 does just fine. I also bought 10 compaq w/w95 from a school auction for $5 each as backups.

I will soon have Vista because of the files my customers send me not because I need it.
post #33 of 49
Thread Starter 
Windows Vista Will Reconize These Programs..any Old Version ..of That Were Compatrable With Older Versions ..will Allow You A Choice To Install With Older Versions Of Windows Such As Xp Or Me..98 Etc...of Course Im Working With Vista Premiem..explain More Of The Current Version And Any Problems You Have Downloading These Types Of Programming....solutions Will Follow..mike
post #34 of 49
yeah- it conflicts w/ my studio software constantly when i burn down to mp3. pm me if ya know a better 1,or maybe ya can help me in pm's.
post #35 of 49
Thread Starter 
Did You Store In Windows Media.. Do You Have A File Name And What Kind Of File Do You Have ..properties.mike..format Ect..and What Kind Of Burner And Is It An Add On..a Thought Use Your Program To Make It Compatible..change The Format..open Program To Fit Your System . Open Properties And Change With A Left And Right Click.mike ...let Me Kniw..
post #36 of 49
too much info to list here but i'll pm ya w/ some specs soon.
post #37 of 49
Mike I think pushing the vista too hard. There are still alot people not ready for it and/or can't afford it.

I encourage all as well to start considering it. The time is comming were XP will become obsolete.

Walking dude's Flint mobile is obsolete but he can still use it for his needs.

Belive it or not DOS and 10 base t are still out there being used. Not all needs require Vista or a SONET OC3 connection.

Mike I do have question for ya.

With the exception of the gig of ram, What are you trying to say here?
post #38 of 49
I don't know much about computers or programs, but here is one that will work for all of us. wink.gif

Installing Love.

Tech Support: Yes, how can I help you?

Customer: Well, after much consideration, I've decided to install Love.

Can you guide me through the process?

Tech Support: Yes. I can help you. Are you ready to proceed?

Customer: Well, I'm not very technical, but I think I'm ready. What do I do first?

Tech Support: The first step is to open your Heart. Have you located your Heart?

Customer: Yes, but there are several other programs running now. Is it okay to install Love while they are running?

Tech Support: What programs are running?

Customer: Let's see, I have Past Hurt, Low Self-Esteem, Grudge and Resentment running right now.

Tech Support: No problem, Love will gradually erase Past Hurt from your current operating system. It may remain in your permanent memory but it will no longer disrupt other programs. Love will eventually override Low Self-Esteem with a module of its own called High
Self-Esteem. However, you have to completely turn off Grudge and Resentment. Those programs prevent Love from being properly installed. Can you turn those off?

Customer: I don't know how to turn them off. Can you tell me how?

Tech Support: With pleasure. Go to your start menu and invoke Forgiveness. Do this as many times as necessary until Grudge and Resentment have been completely erased.

Customer: Okay, done! Love has started installing itself. Is that normal?

Tech Support: Yes, but remember that you have only the base program. You need to begin connecting to other Hearts in order to get the upgrades.

Customer: Oops! I have an error message already. It says, "Error - Program will not run on external components." What should I do?

Tech Support: Don't worry. It means that the Love program is set up to run on Internal Hearts, but has not yet been run on your Heart In non-technical terms, it simply means you have to Love yourself before you can Love others.

Customer: So, what should I do?

Tech Support: Pull down Self-Acceptance; then click on the following files: Forgive-Self; realize your Worth; and acknowledge your

Customer: Okay, done.

Tech Support: Now, copy them to the "My Heart" directory. The system will overwrite any conflicting files and begin patching faulty
programming. Also, you need to delete Verbose Self-Criticism from all directories and empty your Recycle Bin to make sure it is completely gone and never comes back.

Customer: Got it. Hey! My heart is filling up with new files. Smile is playing on my monitor and Peace and Contentment are copying themselves all over My Heart. Is this normal?

Tech Support: Sometimes. For others it takes awhile, but eventually everything gets it at the proper time. So Love is installed and running.

One more thing before we hang up. Love is Freeware. Be sure to give it and its various modules to everyone you meet. They will in turn share it with others and return some cool modules back to you.

Customer: Thank you
post #39 of 49
all i can say is wow terry........GREAT post.........

thank you much
post #40 of 49
Just when I thought I'd seen them all Terry posts one of the best I've ever seen. That should be mandatory reading for all.
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