I Just Finished Reinstalling Windows On My Home Desktop: Ask Me Anything

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    Before you Windows haters insult me I guess I should give you some specifics:

    Machine is a Wal-Mart a705w from 2004.
    Windows XP reinstalled from self made recovery disks.
    Installed aftermarket PCI video card. PCI-E doesn't run on this machine.
    Bumped up RAM to 756 mb. I think 1 Gig is the most this sucker can handle.
    500 GB external HD used for storing all sorts of shit. Mostly airplane related stuff and movies as well as all the other stuff working couples accumulate.

    I use Comodo(edit) free Firewall and Anti-Virus as well as Open Office. "Google" em' and give em' a try. I highly recommend them.

    It's my experience that Windows slows down as I install and uninstall more and more programs on my P.C. Reinstalling Windows speeds up my system to as good as new and I usually do it every 6 months but it's been at least a year since I last did it.
    I tried to install Ubuntu in the computer in my garage and it never worked. Even with a lot of help from KittenKoder I still couldn't get it running right.
    Apples are more expensive than P.C.'s and less software is available for Macs'. It's that simple.

    OK, ask away. Or flame away! I can handle it! :lol:
     
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    Try Linux Mint, probably the most user friendly Linux distro out there.

    Barring that, download Glary Utilities or CCleaner for registry cleans and Auslogics Disk Defrag to keep you system clean and running smoothly.
     
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    I would answer these questions but they are not questions so, I will not answer them.
     
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    Ever considered building a new computer?
     
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    This post seems to indicate that your sex life includes lots of leather, whips, chains and "discipline."
     
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    I used to build my own but now it's cheaper just to upgrade a new one with memory and video cards.
    My sex life includes things you wouldn't understand, things you couldn't understand and most of all, things you shouldn't understand! :lol:
     
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    Why don't you have a Mac?
     
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    A Commodore?

    Dude, its not 1984 anymore...
     
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    Did you stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlCLuIwuVgQ]YouTube - Holiday Inn Express Commercial[/ame]
     
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    if you want to have one that you can really upgrade, its best to start from scratch and build your own
    i do
    just finished my latest a few weeks ago

    AMD phenom II 965
    ASUS RoG Crossfire III
    4 gigs ram (most i could afford at this time)
    ATI HD 5750 PCI-E
    1.5 TB WD SATA II HD
    thermaltake case
     
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