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Buying a computer in Singapore, moving it to Japan

Q: Buying a computer in Singapore, moving it to Japan

Hi all, I'm moving to Japan soon and found out that they don't generally have DIY build it yourself computer shops there. It's far cheaper for me to buy my entire CPU system in Singapore, and then ship it to Japan rather than buying a fixed-up boxed from them.

The problem is, Japan uses a different voltage from Singapore - 100volt sockets (2 pin) compared to SIngapore's 3pin 230 volts (at a 50volt cycle per second, whatever that means)

I'm assuming, therefore, that if I were to buy everything here, I would find it difficult/dangerous to use my system in Japan? This despite a power plug converter? How do I go about solving this issue then? Do I need a different power supply box for my CPU Casing?

It still has to be a pretty powerful supply box as I'm intending to use the computer for gaming, which means it'll suck power like a fiend....

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Hello -

I am an American expat living in Tokyo,Japan for a couple years. I do not know Japanese very well yet. I am in need of new laptop very soon. I would like it to have an English operating system. It is my understanding that Windows 7 Ultimate is able to operate in 35 languages. If I buy a laptop here in Japan with a Windows 7 Ultimate OS installed will I be able to set it to English easily? Would other programs that come installed on the laptop such as adobe and norton anti-virus be viewable in English?

I am basically interested in buying a laptop as I would back in the states. To me, the easiest would be to order online from one of the manufacuter's sites in the states. However, HP, Dell and Sony (U.S.) do not ship to Japan. I have thought about ordering from a U.S. site and getting the laptop shipped to a friend in the U.S. and then having the friend ship to Japan.

My apologies if this has already been discussed here. Any advice is much appreciated.

Thank you!

A:Buying a laptop in Japan with English OS

Hello Sakura, welcome to the Seven Forums.

A language pack transforms your Windows 7 Ultimate (or Enterprise) completely to the chosen language. A language pack is an optional Windows update, and as such it can only change the language of Windows own features and dialogs. Third party software and applications are not affected, so if you have got a Japanese OS preinstalled, I'll bet that all bloatware, including preinstalled Adobe Reader and Norton is in Japanese, meaning you have to reinstall English versions. As you already know, there are 35 languages available, optional updates showing 34 languages to add on top of your original language.

I am a long time language pack user, have been using multilingual Windows since it was made possible in early beta versions of Vista. Based on my own experience I can say you are hardly going to notice the original language was not English. I say hardly because you still have remains of the original language visible, but not too much to disturb your computing.

Here's an example what I mean, a screenshot from an original German Windows Ultimate, turned to English using language pack. If I check for instance audio devices, I can see that the device names are still in German:

No big deal, I can live with that.

A very positive thing using language packs is that it allows you to have multiple languages on one computer; a language pack is not universal i.e. it does not change the language of all user accounts. You can assign a different ... Read more

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Hi,
I am going to Singapore soon, but will not stay there very long.
Could anybody in Singapore please tell me where i could get the Asus V9980 NVIDIA GeForce FX 5950 Ultra 256mb 3D card, LG DVD/CD Writer.

I have this motherboard, p4 2.4ghz, 512mb ram, windows 98se. The the 5950 ultra will work on my motherboard, right.


 

A:3D card store in singapore

I dont live in singapore and have barely ever been there but I can answer that part about the card\your mobo, yes the card should work in that mobo but will only run at 4X AGP, because it only supports a 4x slot. This shouldnt hold back the cards performance significantly though.
 

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Hello,I'm in trouble..I have 5 computers.Lenovo ThinkCentreMT-M 6066-CTO The serial number of one of them: LMCARF4 There is a "XP Professional Lenovo Singapore" license on this computer.When I installed a different xp pro. The license key gives false warning.Lenovo ThinkCentreMT-M 6066-CTO   How and where do I find the original cd?Please give me an idea. I need this cd.  *I live in turkey. The Turkish distributor of Lenovo did not help me.

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Last week i brought my 2.5 yrs old T440 to Lenovo Bugis suppt center to replace a cracked LCD back cover (one fine day i noticed a crack along the righthand side hinge and after opening, the cover was hard to close & open!). I had a queue tkt that said waiting tme approx 5 mins, but it took 20 mins for the front desk asst to call me. He rightly said the warranty had expired and they need to charge me $50 (+gst) to assess how much it would cost to fix it. When i asked what they want to assess as the laptop was working fine, he said in that case i should pay $30 - to source for the broken part and only after that they can tell how much would the total repair cost be! To me, it didn't make sense as they are the 'makers', but the guy started explaining the parts are made by 3rd party suppliers and and that's the process they hv to follow for 'older' models! Then another colleague of him came to explain, but he also couldn't tell me the rational for not able to tell me upfront the charge for replacing a 'highly visible' broken part! They are cheats in my opinion!! I have been a ThinkPad user for nearly 20 years and never experienced such poor quality machines and bad service!!! Hell with Lenovo.

A:Lenovo Singapore Support stinks

since your machine is already out of warranty, source it online for 3rd party and get it done. Im having hell with my Lenovo too.

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Hello,
I'm in trouble..I have 5 computers.Lenovo ThinkCentreMT-M 6066-CTO
 
The serial number of one of them: xxxxx
 
There is a "XP Professional Lenovo Singapore" license on this computer.When I installed a different xp pro. The license key gives false warning.Lenovo ThinkCentreMT-M 6066-CTO   
How and where do I find the original cd?Please give me an idea. I need this cd.
 

 
*I live in turkey. The Turkish distributor of Lenovo did not help me.
 
 
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity. Serial number(s) removed to protect member from mischief.

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** Warning about OPUS IT Service Singapore ** Lenovo was my alltime favourite choice over the years.Sad to day it lost credibility by choosing a low level service provider OPUS IT as a partner. My case:Noticed a defect on my new 500S last month and as it is under warranty, walked in to OPUS Lenovo service center(thought [email protected] Paya Lebar Road will be crowded), I was been told that LENOVO will be contacting me in a week and I will get my laptop back in 3 weeks. Waited for 4 weeks, never even got a call from Lenovo- tried to reach OPUS but the number they gave never goes through it just disconnects every time, tried to reach them on mail but no response. Finally called Leanov support directly  and explained my situation only to know that they don't have any record of my case and will now try to reach OPUS for details and asked me wait for a call from OPUS.  .....5th week since submission & still waiting   

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Q; I recently bought a laptop from japan, and it has a lock on it, would I be able to just change the hard drive or install a North American Win7 on it? thanks!
 

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I was getting a messenger from Yahoo Japan that they were no longer supporting Yahoo Messenger japan ver.7. I went to their website and installed their latest version, no.9 and in the process it uninstalled my yahoo messenger us version. I then went to the yahoo messenger us version and installed their latest version 10 and it did the same thing as japan ver.9 did, and uninstalled my japan version.

Yahoo isn't allowing two versions of messenger to be used on the same computer it seems.

Any suggestions what I can do?

I tried to find the old version of japan messenger but couldn't find it. Any leads where I can find it?

Many thanks
 

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I'm going to be studying in Japan and want to purchas a new computer before I go but I want to make sure that the computer and software I buy will be compatible with much of the software available in Japan. I know if I buy a Mach. this will be the case but I do not want a Mach. Will an American Version of Windows for a PC be compatible with software over in Japan? Is there a Japanese version of Windows and if I get the American Version will programs for the Japanese Version be relativly simple to install into my American Version, assuming I buy the appropriate software for reading Japanese? Please give me as much information as you can on this subject. Thank You
 

A:using Windows in Japan

It appears as though you're being ignored. I hope you understand that you're not. I just doubt that you'll find many people here who have experience with what you're facing.

I personally think your best bet will be to check out the Microsoft Knowledgebase for as much information as possible. Go to http://search.support.microsoft.com/kb/c.asp?

Choose the version of Windows you'll be using and/or the software you'll be using. I suspect that you can just type "japanese" into the keywords and find out a lot of stuff. You could try something like "japanese compatibility" if you want to narrow it down. Don't use quotes like I have here...

Good luck in all of it!
 

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I just purchased a Dell 9100 XPS but with Win7 Ultimate Japan OS, thinking I could just load a language pack and all would be good. Well, now I think I need native US-EN installed instead, for a lot of reasons. Can I 7reinstall Win7 for US-EN and use the same key I have for my currently installed Win7 Japan OS? Since I did not get a Win7 disk from Dell (not sure why), can I use one of my other Win7 CDs?
thanks so much for any guidance,
tommie c

A:Win7 Japan to US-EN

Hi, welcome to the forums

Firstly you wont be able to install Windows 7 Ultimate EN-US using the Japanese Key, it's linked directly with the language for thet OS and will fail activation.

Secondly can you please explain why installing a language pack is not an option. You should be able to download the EN-US pack which will set you're entire OS to the EN-US language.


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Hey all. What would you do in my shoes?

I am going to upgrade myself to a core 2 duo based system. I am going to keep the following parts:

PSU: Antec Neo HE 550w
GPU: Asus EN7800GT 256mb
plus hard drives optical drives etc.

I am looking at getting:
Mobo: eVga nForce 680i SLI 775 Mainboard
CPU: Core 2 Duo E6600

I am mainly upgrading myself to get ready for the DX10 games. I am keeping my current graphics card until the DX10 games start coming out, and the DX10 graphics cards start coming down a bit in price.

My question is this. Corsair (or any namebrand ram) in Japan is VERY expensive. For example, Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4 is 44,000 yen (that's about $380 US and it is currently $250 on newegg). Same is true of all namebrand ram (Kingston etc.)

I am considering paying the extra cost for the corsair as in the future I will probably want to OC the E6600 at some point (not right away but maybe next year or so).

Here is the cost of generic ram as an alternative:
240PIN DDR2 PC6400-1GB(DDR800) JEDEC x2 sticks: $280
240PIN DDR2 PC5300-1GB(DDR667) JEDEC x2 sticks: $200
240PIN DDR2 PC5300-1GB(DDR667) x2 sticks: $200
240PIN DDR2 PC4300-1GB(DDR533) OEM x2 sticks: $190
240PIN DDR2 DDR2 PC4300-1GB(DDR533) HYNIX original x2 sticks: $240
240PIN DDR2 PC4300-1GB(DDR533) JEDECx2 sticks: $200
240PIN UMAX Castor LoDDR2-1G-800 (PC6400-1GB CL5) x2: $280

What would you do in my shoes?
 

A:Insane Ram prices in Japan - Help!

If I were in your shoes I would move to North America.
 

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Hello everyone

I have difficulties to remove pop up porn Japanese,for almost a week
at first I have use MABM & Hijack This,the program can identify the sources in current user > run & run once ...I just deleted it,and before that I just regedit to trace the source when the pop up appears,...

But this pop up keep coming again, and I saw in others forum who has the same problem, the pop up appears when laptop connect with the power cord only,(sometimes when PUP coming, I just unplug and its gone)...but this is not the solutions i'm looking for..

I have tried Avira,Sality killer and TFS but its wont remove the mshta permanently,

can anyone guide me to clean this PUP...
I Really appreciate for your time and effort ....
just let me know if you need more detail on my laptop current conditions

I attaché the current DSS and GMER log

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UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.
IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT
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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01)
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Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Install Date: 6/8/2013 3:49:06 AM
System Uptime: 6/24/2014 7:44:28 AM (0 hours ago)
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Motherboard: LENOVO | | 2351A63
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3320M CPU @ 2.60GHz | CPU Socket - U3E1 | 1794/100mhz
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==== Disk Partitions =========================
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C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 168 GiB total, 47.274 GiB free.
D: is CDROM ()
E: is Removable
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==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============
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Class GUID: {4d36e972-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
Des... Read more

A:Probelm WIth Japan PUP mshta

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Hi all,
I have difficulties to remove pop up porn Japanese,for almost a week
at first I have use MABM & Hijack This,the program can identify the sources in current user > run & run once ...I just deleted it,and before that I just regedit to trace the source when the pop up appears,...

But this pop up keep coming again, and I saw in others forum who has the same problem, the pop up appears when laptop connect with the power cord only,(sometimes when PUP coming, I just unplug and its gone)...but this is not the solutions i'm looking for..

I have tried Avira,Sality killer and TFS but its wont remove the mshta permanently,

can anyone guide me to clean this PUP...
Really appreciate for your time and effort ....:)

I attach? the current DSS and GMER log

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UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.
IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT
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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01)
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Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Install Date: 6/8/2013 3:49:06 AM
System Uptime: 6/24/2014 7:44:28 AM (0 hours ago)
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Motherboard: LENOVO | | 2351A63
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3320M CPU @ 2.60GHz | CPU Socket - U3E1 | 1794/100mhz
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==== Disk Partitions =========================
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C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 168 GiB total, 47.274 GiB free.
D: is CDROM ()
E: is Removable
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==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============
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Class GUID: {4d36e972-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
Description: Cisco Systems VPN Adapter
Device ID: ROOT\NET\0000
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A:need help to remove japan pop up mshta

GMER 2.1.19357 - GMER - Rootkit Detector and Remover
Rootkit scan 2014-06-24 10:31:18
Windows 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IAAStorageDevice-1 INTEL_SS rev.LF1i 167.68GB
Running: gmer.exe; Driver: C:\Users\idnabra\AppData\Local\Temp\awwiqpow.sys

---- Kernel code sections - GMER 2.1 ----
.text ntkrnlpa.exe!ZwRollbackEnlistment + 140D 836429F5 1 Byte [06]
.text ntkrnlpa.exe!KiDispatchInterrupt + 5A2 8367C1F2 19 Bytes [E0, 0F, BA, F0, 07, 73, 09, ...] {LOOPNZ 0x11; MOV EDX, 0x97307f0; MOV CR4, EAX; OR AL, 0x80; MOV CR4, EAX; RET ; MOV ECX, CR3}
.text ntkrnlpa.exe!KeRemoveQueueEx + 11F7 8368353C 4 Bytes [EE, 0C, 5D, 92] {OUT DX, AL; OR AL, 0x5d; XCHG EDX, EAX}
.text ntkrnlpa.exe!KeRemoveQueueEx + 1553 83683898 4 Bytes [F8, 0C, 5D, 92] {CLC ; OR AL, 0x5d; XCHG EDX, EAX}
.text ntkrnlpa.exe!KeRemoveQueueEx + 1597 836838DC 4 Bytes [F3, 0C, 5D, 92] {OR AL, 0x5d; XCHG EDX, EAX}
.text ntkrnlpa.exe!KeRemoveQueueEx + 1613 83683958 4 Bytes [FD, 0C, 5D, 92] {STD ; OR AL, 0x5d; XCHG EDX, EAX}
.text ntkrnlpa.exe!KeRemoveQueueEx + 1667 836839AC 4 Bytes [02, 0D, 5D, 92]
.text ...
? system32\DRIVERS\avkmgr.sys The system cannot find the path specified. !
? C:\Users\idnabra\AppData\Local\Temp\mbr.sys The system cannot find the file specified. !
---- User code sections - GMER 2.1 ----
.text C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE[680] ntdll.dll!NtProtectVirtualMemory 77CC5F18 5 Bytes JMP 001F0000
.text C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE[680] ntdll.dll!NtSetSecurityObject 77CC6758 5 Byt... Read more

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My neighbor is moving to Japan and wondered if she would be able to use MS Outlook email when she is in Japan? Can people in Japan use MS Outlook email?
 

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Xp system with service pack 3 has stopped me from accessing anything Yahoo related. No yahoo, no yahoo mail, nothing. So strange. Thanks for any help!!

Japan Girl

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:52:17 AM, on 6/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20815)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device
Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\FolderSize\FolderSizeSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Photodex\ProShowGold\ScsiAccess.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.1\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
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A:Solved: Japan Girl needs help!

Malwarebytes rules
 

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I have sent an English-language Word 2003 file created with XP Home to someone in Japan using Word on the Mac. (I don't have information about the software versions that person is using.) When she prints the file, it opens to a microscopic font size, although I have formatted it in 12 pt Times Roman. Also, when she prints, the very edge of the first letter in the left margin is slightly cut off. I have opened the file using Word with Mac 10 here, and it looks exactly as it is supposed to. The person in Japan needs to be able to print it as I sent it, in 12 pt size. Do you know what the problem might be, and can you suggest a way I can send her something that will print properly at her end? She cannot reformat the document at her end.
Thank you in advance for any assistance with this problem.
 

A:Word file to Japan

I'm not sure why you are experiencing these problems but if the document only needs to be printed and not modified, you could always try converting the document to a .PDF and see if that gives you better results.

Rollin
 

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I'm traveling to japan for 3 months very soon and i don't have a gps. Are there any software that are similar to google maps but can be used without the need for a wi-fi signal?

A:offline map of japan for laptop

Nothing free and worthwhile that I could findhttp://www.maps.com/maps.aspx?cid=9Checkout this online site.When you start zooming in, it's pretty detailedhttp://www.jnto.go.jp/map/eng_map/

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When I go to a Japanese message board some of the letters are readable but most are symbols and numbers. Is there a setting on my computer I need to change to be able to read these boards? Thank you in advance!
 

A:Need help with Japan Message board

Go to ZD Net or other place and download a translator for Japanese lau. ;D
 

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Can I use internet in Japan with my laptop (Compaq Presario Notebook)?
I subscrive Comcast. I can't live without internet, so I am thinkg to take my computer with me. I wonder if I can get on internet where WiFi is available like here in US. Or do I need to install something to make my computer convertible to use in Japan?
 

A:Solved: using internet in Japan with US laptop

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Hi, I really want to get this:
http://store.toylet.net/568960.html
but I suspect it requires a computer that will have Japanese OS support capability. Is there some kind of patch or something that I could just add to my English OS HP laptop to get this to work (if I need it)? Thanks if you help!


Bwak

A:English OS laptop but want to get this Tachikoma from Japan, etc

Contact them to see what they suggest (it's a Yahoo store that's located in California).
Here's a link to their contact page: http://www.toylet.net/info.html

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Hi,
I have been trying to get rid of the pop up for the last 15hours but fail. It kept on coming after 15mins. Can someone help me. It is really irritating and annoying. I really need you HELP.

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IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT
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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01)
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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Install Date: 8/20/2010 8:52:04 AM
System Uptime: 10/6/2013 12:33:50 AM (1 hours ago)
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Motherboard: Dell Inc. | | 02K3Y4
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU M 620 @ 2.67GHz | CPU 1 | 2667/533mhz
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==== Disk Partitions =========================
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C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 233 GiB total, 95.863 GiB free.
D: is CDROM ()
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==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============
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==== System Restore Points ===================
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RP21: 9/19/2013 11:52:42 AM - Scheduled Checkpoint
RP22: 9/26/2013 9:19:33 PM - Scheduled Checkpoint
RP24: 9/28/2013 3:21:15 PM - Windows Defender Checkpoint
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==== Installed Programs ======================
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AccelerometerP11
Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX
Adobe Reader XI (11.0.04)
BioAPI Framework
CCleaner
Dell ControlVault Host Components Installer
Dell Security Device Driver Pack
Dell Touchpad
Dropbox
ESET NOD32 Antivirus
GnuWin32: Wget-1.11.4-1
Google Earth
Google Talk Plugin
Google Update Helper
IDT Audio
Intel PROSet Wireless
Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver
Intel(R) Network Connections Drivers
Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software
Intel(R) TV Wizard
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A:mshta.exe Japan porn popup

post ALL the logs asked for in the sticky if you want help
follow advice here and post ALL the logs those programs make
 

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My wife has an account with arczip.com which works fine here in the US. She is now in Japan and cannot login to the arczip site. By email through her son who works for a Japanese bank, I suggested trying to use a different Japanese ISP, through someone else's computer. She could not login that way either. An Arczip rep. told me that that problem occurs sometimes, but he wasn't able to explain it. Does anyone know what's going on here, and what to do about it? Thanks!

A:Trouble logging in to US website in Japan

if the person form the company says there is a problem and they are unable to explain why it happens, it is most likely a problm on there side and we cant do much about that. sorry

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hi,
i m having an US made dvd player. my friend from japan is sending a dvd.

i have read somewhere that u cannot play dvd from say from japan on a dvd player say for example from USA due to some region code or region restriction something like that.

can u pls clear it up if i can play it or not.

also, can it played on computers dvd rw?

tnx.
 

A:Can i play a dvd from japan on american dvd player?

It is unlikely that your home dvd player can play it. Your computer's drive should be able to play it, but the region will have to be changed. Whatever software you are using to playback the dvd should notice this and allow you to change it, the catch is you are only allowed to change the region on your drive 5 times. You will use 2 of those times if you go from Region 1 to whatever region Japan is and then back to Region 1 next time you want to watch a DVD from the US.

If you must watch it on tv rather than a computer, then you can use something like DVDShrink or DVD Decrypter (you'll have to find those on your own, since its legality is questionable) which can strip out the region coding, and you burn the region free version you made to a DVDR.

If the thought of limited region changes bothers you, you may be able to find a region free firmware for your DVD-RW drive, but again you are on your own for finding that.
 

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Anybody knows how to make MSN into japanese language or JAP version.
I must install it for my client computer.
please enlight me.
thank you very much

A:how can I install Live Messenger in japan menu?

Go to Windows Live download page, choose Japanese from dropdown menu. Choose Live elements you want to install (Messenger, Mail, PhotoGallery etc.) and follow the instructions to download and install.

Easy.

Kari

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I recently purchased a new computer. The man told me that the voltage in Japan would be compatible if I merely bought an adapter for the plug, and such. I'm hoping that he's right.

Anyway, my REAL question, is about my DVD-/+RW drive. According to the bill, it is a:

LG GSA-4167 16X DVD-/+RW IDE INT. OEM

Set-up Sheet says: GSA-4167B

I was also told that I could download region-cracking software, such as "DVD Region Killer" which supposedly will deal with this issue without me having to use up my region switch, which the hardware will only let me use 4 times.

Is DVD Region Killer a reliable piece of software? It was made in 2002, so I'm a bit concerned. Or should I get something else? Preferably freeware.

Or even better, is the DVD burner already region free, which I doubt?
 

A:Making a DVD player Region-free...? Japan

dvd shrink takes out the region crap encoded in dvd. but you gotta burn it to blank dvd. As long as you have regular dvd, i guess its legit.
 

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Dear everbody, I have an T460p-20FX and still have warrenty. Since two or three weeks I have several BSODs with different kind of stop codes. What I've seen so far was:CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIEDUNEXPECTED_STORE_EXCEPTIONMEMORY_MANAGEMENT I already clean installed windows 10, which helped for a while. However, the problems came back.I also run a lot of tests, like chkdsk, sfc, MemTest86 and the build in tool by Lenovo (I forgot the name. Something with Diagnostics). Nothing! All tests always said, everything is fine with your hardware. The worst thing is, I cannot get Windows anymore to write dump files. I checked all settings, space in memory, and also switched settings to smaller dumps, such as only kernel-dump.But after each bluescreen, no matter what, the percentage stucks at 0% forever. No dump, no event-ids.Two weeks ago, sometimes Windows created dump files. So I attached one of these minidumps. But it's a bit outdated.Of course all drivers are up date. I also used external tools to check this. I also updated the firmware of my SSD (with Lenovo). But now I'm running out of ideas. So I'm totally lost. I'm thinking it is a hardware problem. I bought my Lenovo this January in Germany.The problem is, I'm in Japan now and I will stay here for some more months. But it looks like there is no support shop in Japan (Tokyo). I have international warrenty but I don't know how to use it. I really appreciate any ideas and help.Best regards,Highchiller


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There are some Japan-only anime available on http://www.b-ch.com/ that I would love to rent. The only problem is viewing is also limited to Japan only. I searched a bit about proxies, but I want to make sure bypassing the region block wouldn't be illegal in Japan.

A:Is Bypassing Region Block Illegal in Japan?

Maybe they aren't able to accept foreign orders. Not unusual in Japan, IMO. And the correct link is http://www.b-ch.com/

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Google Home Page:  displays as Google Singapore for both a PC and a laptop connected to the same network.
 
RogueKiller V10.8.1.0 (x64) [Jun  3 2015] by Adlice Software
mail : http://www.adlice.com/contact/
Feedback : http://forum.adlice.com
Website : http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/
Blog : http://www.adlice.com
 
Operating System : Windows 7 (6.1.7601 Service Pack 1) 64 bits version
Started in : Normal mode
User : vdewind [Administrator]
Started from : C:\Program Files\RogueKiller\RogueKiller.exe
Mode : Scan -- Date : 06/03/2015  12:35:27
 
¤¤¤ Processes : 0 ¤¤¤
 
¤¤¤ Registry : 0 ¤¤¤
 
¤¤¤ Tasks : 0 ¤¤¤
 
¤¤¤ Files : 0 ¤¤¤
 
¤¤¤ Hosts File : 1 ¤¤¤
[C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts] 127.0.0.1 localhost
 
¤¤¤ Antirootkit : 0 (Driver: Loaded) ¤¤¤
 
¤¤¤ Web browsers : 0 ¤¤¤
 
¤¤¤ MBR Check : ¤¤¤
+++++ PhysicalDrive0: ST310005 28AS SATA Disk Device +++++
--- User ---
[MBR] 4bc5a8d2518591a1507176f3295220b7
[BSP] 5b3abac7b53483332a9a2736ae464e45 : Unknown|VT.Unknown MBR Code
Partition table:
0 - [ACTIVE] NTFS (0x7) [VISIBLE] Offset (sectors): 2048 | Size: 100 MB [Windows Vista/7/8 Bootstrap | Windows Vista/7/8 Bootloader]
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Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===ATTENTION: System Restore is disabledTurn System Restore on - Windows HelpHow to:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows/turn-system-restore-on-off#1TC=windows-7===Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below.

start

CreateRestorePoint:
CloseProcesses:

Winlogon\Notify\SDWinLogon-x32: SDWinLogon.dll [X]
IFEO\express.exe: [Debugger] "C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG PC TuneUp\TUAutoReactivator64.exe"
IFEO\repair_windows.exe: [Debugger] "C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG PC TuneUp\TUAutoReactivator64.exe"
IFEO\tweakingregistrybackup.exe: [Debugger] "C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG PC TuneUp\TUAutoReactivator64.exe"
IFEO\uninstall.exe: [Debugger] "C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG PC TuneUp\TUAutoReactivator64.exe"
IFEO\wr_tray_icon.exe: [Debugger] "C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG PC TuneUp\TUAutoReactivator64.exe"
HKU\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-936477699-3755410925-2324992507-1000\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
SearchScopes: HKLM-x32 -> {d43b3890-80c7-4010-a95d-1e77b5924dc3} URL = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speci... Read more

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CEATEC Japan 2005


Panasonic today announced the company has developed a prototype of a 50-inch plasma display panel (PDP) with 1080p (progressive) resolution. The prototype is the world's smallest PDP that delivers more than two million pixels (1,920 × 1,080) and the same brightness as its current high definition (1,366 × 768) model TH-50PX500.

http://www.physorg.com/news6919.html

http://www.avinfo.co.uk/index.php?main=story&itemid=15058178


Toshiba used the show to demonstrate a prototype of its first HD DVD commercial player - the HD-XA1

The demo will allow viewers the experience of HD DVD's superior image quality on a large, high-definition screen--and to see the difference HD DVD will bring to home entertainment.

http://www.physorg.com/news6919.html

 

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i recently got orders to japan. i have 2 laptops. one with vista one with windows 7. the vista laptop connects to the internet with not problem, while the windows 7 wont. the cable is running directly from the modem. it says unidentified network and when i do the diagnose thing, at the end it says something to the effect of the ip address is configured or whatever. i researched this issue on the web and tried everything and anything. i tried the service thing in the run screen and couldnt find the ##ip thing. i dont have bonjour installed on the windows 7 laptop. is there anything i can do to fix this? it seems like everytime someones lists a solution i never can find what they are talking about. please help me if you can!
 

A:cant connect to internet in japan with windows 7, vista is fine

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I bought a Dynabook laptop in Japan and I dont find my model in any toshiba website.
Tried with satellite model, dynabook model and serial number
One of the biggest problems I cant fix now is that I lost brightness control and updating graphic drivers is not working
Can anyone tell me if there is another model equivalent to mine so I can download drivers and software?
Dynabook website is in japanese and even translating the website I couldnt get the TVAP or any drivers

Dynabook T95/RG
PT95RGP-LHA
Satellite L50t-C series
PSKWLN-002002

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ok I know pretty much what i wanna buy:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+
2048MB (2x 1024MB) Dual-channel DDR400 (PC3200) RAM
Dont know what motherboard
Nvidia nForce4 SLI X16 chipset
2x SLI Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX
200 GB Hard drive.

If I want to have a LAN with an existing computer, what do I need, (software, Hardware)

Also does anyone know any good motherboard for this. BTW does the chipset come with the motherboard?

The Nvidia site http://www.slizone.com/object/slizone_build.html has a list of mobo's but I couldn't find the differnece between them all.

Also I don't know much about sound cards, but I want 5.1 channel speakers, so does anyone recommend any sound cards.

Finally, I will be installing windows XP (32-bit) so do I need to set the the proccesor to run in legacy mode, and how do i do this.

THANKS ALL!
 

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Well I bought a PC online and its been nothing but errors and crap so I'm refunding it and gonna buy a local PC but I need help picking some stuff out. I'm going for gaming but I can't spend more than $800 or so. The base computer is like $550 or so. I want an ATI card that can run Oblivion with little lag. My current system can run it fine but there is something wrong with the motherboard, gfx card, processor something (Infinite Loop nv4_disp bsod error) and nothing I have done to fix it works.

Current Specs:
X-Discovery Mid-Tower Case 420W W/ WINDOW & LCD Temperature
AMD ATHLON&#8482;64 3500+ CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
COMBO DRIVE (16X DVD-ROM & 52x32x52 CD-RW)
AMD ATHLON64 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK + 3 EXTRA CASE FANS
1GB PC3200 400MHz DDR MEMORY
80GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8M Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive
EVGA nForce4 SLI Chipset SATA RAID Dual PCI-E Mainboard
NVIDIA Geforce 6800 XT 256MB 16X PCI EXPRESS VIDEO CARD

I'm going to get atleast a 500W PS this time because some people say a 420W is low? but anyway just making sure this time.
 

A:Buying another new computer :( Need Help

anyone?
 

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Can anyone give me a name of places on the internet that I can buy a computer.
I don't need a monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers.

I would like 512 memory, 80 gig HD, cd/dvd combo burner,wireless card, networking card, 2 usb ports on front and 2 on back, win XP home

Any suggestions?
most of the places advertised have the complete system. I just need the HD with the necessary components.

thanks for any suggestions.
 

A:buying a new computer

Try newegg.com or krex.com
 

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I'm new to the site I appreciate all the feedback I can get. I would describe myself as being 'very good' when it comes to computer issues and knowledge but not an expert. I feel like I could do several upgrades myself.

I plan on purchasing a computer within the next 6 months. I'm basically live paycheck to paycheck (thank you student loans!) so not looking to buy a super computer. I'm looking specifically to go with the Dell XPS 8700.Currently they run for 650-750 depending on when you can catch special deals. I'll probably buy the basic computer and add upgrades myself. My typcial computer use...I play one baseball sim computer game that I'm addicted to. It eats up memory terribly but doesn't have fancy graphics or anything like that. So I definitely want a lot of memory. I use the internet a ton, surfing the web, watching youtube video's etc. So I'd like a strong performing PC, no lag if possible. I also use Microsoft excel, word etc for work related projects. I download music from itunes but that's it. I don't see myself as needing a lot of HD space. Looks like most models come with at least 1 TB, so that should be plenty.

Several questions about key components...

Memory - I at least want 8GB, would prefer to buy or upgrade to 16GB. Would I notice a huge 'performance speed' difference if I shot for 24GB or 32GB? I believe there are slots to do this if I want.
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A:Buying a new computer...need help

I recommend building the machine yourself.

If you are going to buy a proprietary machine, don't buy it new. Check out theserverstore.com website, specifically the Precision T5500. You can get a dual six core workstation, (both CPU's hyperthread, so windows recognizes 24 processing threads), with 24GB memory and 1x 3TB enterprise drive for $720.

Then, go out and purchase an SSD and whatever graphics card you want.
 

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so my pal at work is in the process of buying a puter for his 15 yr old son...the son is a gamer and wants a nice system with a 17" flat...i have checked the usuall places ie dell hp etc.... i don't really want to get in to building it for various reasons, so has anyone seen any great deals,any links would be appreciated...he wants to spend 1k or less...thx
 

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Ive been tiring my eyes, back, and fingers out by trying to search for a decent gaming computer shop!

I wanted to buy a computer with around 80GB +, 512MB RAM +, 2.8Ghz +, Atleast one PCI-E Slot (or APG, if PCI-E is better just PCI-E), several PCI slots 2 - 3. Comes with a monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse (Doesnt have to includde the monitor, speakers, keybord and mouse, would prefer it know).

Im fed up with this damn Dell Dimension 3000, didnt look into gfx cards when i bought it only to find out that the best gfx card i could buy was £40 and crap lol.


Im UK, so an england site and a computer of those specs. or a decent computer UK shop for prices around £0 - £650.

Thanks for your time.

PS : Which is better APG or PCI-E i dont know really and whats the difference?, also http://www.advancetec.co.uk

I looked up on there and found a decent computer for £391 (without any accesories) just wanted to see if you think its worth it. You can find it on that link, then click on Advance Systems, then AT Gaming Systems, and its the system at the very bottom called AT 64 BIT GAMING SYSTEM.

Thanks again.
 

A:Buying a Computer.. if i can.

British_Command said:



Ive been tiring my eyes, back, and fingers out by trying to search for a decent gaming computer shop!

I wanted to buy a computer with around 80GB +, 512MB RAM +, 2.8Ghz +, Atleast one PCI-E Slot (or APG, if PCI-E is better just PCI-E), several PCI slots 2 - 3. Comes with a monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse (Doesnt have to includde the monitor, speakers, keybord and mouse, would prefer it know).

Im fed up with this damn Dell Dimension 3000, didnt look into gfx cards when i bought it only to find out that the best gfx card i could buy was £40 and crap lol.


Im UK, so an england site and a computer of those specs. or a decent computer UK shop for prices around £0 - £650.

Thanks for your time.

PS : Which is better APG or PCI-E i dont know really and whats the difference?, also http://www.advancetec.co.uk

I looked up on there and found a decent computer for £391 (without any accesories) just wanted to see if you think its worth it. You can find it on that link, then click on Advance Systems, then AT Gaming Systems, and its the system at the very bottom called AT 64 BIT GAMING SYSTEM.

Thanks again.Click to expand...


if uwant a gaming computer u wont get 1 for 400 ood pounds, u need to speend more like 1000-1500 to get a gaming computer, and another thing u wont get a gaming computer with 80gb it they start at 160gb. I can recommed 2 good gaming comps, dell xps 700 or 1 of the alienware comps.

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Hello guys i am from greece and want to buy a new Computer System. I want to your opinion about it. Here are the componets. (sorry but they are in greek e-shop). You can see the names of each part.

psu: Corsair Builder Series CX600 V2 600W 12cm Fan 80+ Bronze CP-9020048-EU 72
gpu: Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 GV-R785OC-2GD 220
ssd: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Sata III Basic Drive MZ-7PC128B/WW 96
mobo : Gigabyte Z77-D3H 117
cpu : Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz 6MB BX80637I53570K 223
ram : Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz (PC3 12800) CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B 45

A:Buying new Computer

links don't work

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Hello my pc is a windows 2000 and has been running slowly with my 5 channel surround system i have a pioneer vsx 918volt multi channel receiver harmen kardon 5 set speakers with subwoofer anyways its been running slow with my gaming and music at the same time i've been trying 2 find the ultimate computer for my sound and processing for surfing the web etc i play java games i am looking at these two computers and here are the links tell me which one is most approachable 2 buy for myself thanks! here they are...

http://www.staples.ca/ENG/Catalog/ca...affixedcode=WW

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...8bbff5901den02

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Which 1 is best for the price>

Econmic $565
Amd Athlon 3000 64bit 754
Gigabyte motherboard
512mb ram
80gb hdd
cdrw
shared 64mb video
6 channel sound
56k interbnal modem
10/100lan
floppy
400watt case 2 usb in front.
Mini speakers, ps2 keyboard, optical mouse
Or..

Professional $825
Amd 64 3200 venice 939
asus p5p8oos or gigabyte k8nsc-389 motherboard
samsung cd rw
r9600pro 256 md
160gb
1 gb ram
on board 6channel sound and 10/100lan
56k internal modem
floppy
internet keyboard, optical mouse, 1200W speakers, 400 w power case with 2 usb infront.

Plz help i am having trouble deciding. i am a 15yr old student and dont play barely ne 3d games. and they are both very costly to me as i dont earn much.

pleaz help, Danny
 

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heres the specs for thenew machine ill be building for my uncle. im going for amd, but if anyone here think i should go for intel, im open to all suggestions.

athlon64 2800+
msi neo2
fx5600
512mb ddr
120gb sata
cdrw/cdrom
 

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I want a new computer,
I already have monitor keyboard mouse speakers and all that stuff.
I just want to buy the actual computer.
Where is the best site I can go to find the best price and best equipment?
And what is the best computer now?
All opinions and help is welcome!
Thanks !!!!
 

A:need help buying new computer!!

It would help to know what you will be using it to do. Gaming? graphics? etc?
 

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I am soon going to be buying a new computer and I am overwhelmed by all that is available. I already have a computer about 3 years old. I am going to keep that one for the children to use. I would like my new computer to be able to do the regular everyday things like internet, word, etc. As well I would like it to be able to play games reasonably well for our resident teenager. I live in Canada and am willing to pay up to $1200 not including a monitor. I am going to be given a three year old Samsung to use.

Any ideas would be most welcome.

Thank you in advance.
 

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Would like some help in picking a new computer. Presently using a Micro Millennia Max, circa 1999, P3, 733MHz, 384MB RAM, Win98SE. Speed is quite acceptable for the things it's used for. Computer is used for both personal and home office business (conducted almost entirely using MS Office Pro). Not a gamer. Don't burn music or video CD's, though may soon have a digital camera, and will want to store pictures on CD's or DVD's. Don't need huge amount of storage space; the 25GB drive I have now is less than half full.

Been looking at the HP Pavilion a650e with an Athlon 64 3200+; dual 8X DVD+RW/+R and CD-RW; 512MB DDR/PC3200 RAM; 80GB Ultra DMA drive; 64MB DDR Nvidia GeForceFX 5100, TV-out; 3.5" floppy (only because have friends with old machines; I use a 256MB flash memory stick); no monitor (already have 2); 1 year warranty. Goes for about $900. Don't see any reason to spend more at this point, but definitely willing to listen to argument to the contrary.

Would be interested in opinions on HP (reliability and tech support) and on any other makes I should consider. Many thanks.
 

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Hi All
I found a Mirus Intel Dual Core Pentium D 805 package at Sears, I thought about buying.

I can't find out ANYthing about this package and can find no reviews....please help!!

Thanks,
budsmama

A:buying new computer

Is there a link to the Sears page?

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