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Touch Screen Desktop Monitors A Good Idea?

Q: Touch Screen Desktop Monitors A Good Idea?

I was walking through Best Buy the other day and noticed somthing that I havnt seen before or paid much attention to so if this is somthing that has been discussed before then pardon me.
HP has a few systems out that ship with touch screen monitors.

Do you think that this is somthing that can become a norm in desktop computing ? I personally think that it is cool, but as far as functuality goes there is really not a point. The monitors that I played with where really kind of had a touchy touch interface and it really didnt seem as I could do anything faster with my finger on the screen than I could do with a mouse. In my opinion,mouse control was probably twice as fast.

The only real application that I could see a touch desktop monitor used for is hands on applications for children such as paint and a few games designed around the concept or for somone that has a disability that does not let them grip a mouse functionally.

Touch panals do have their place in industry as it makes very quick work for bar tenders to select a inventoried item or any retailer/resturant for that matter or for such things as time clocks at factories so I am for it in that aspect.

I guess I just wanted some views and insight on what everyone thinks of this new concept to desktop computing and what pros and uses you can come up with.


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A: Touch Screen Desktop Monitors A Good Idea?


In the EPOS industry touch screens are standard and work best as they eliminate the keyboard which is a weak point in security, as users like to press buttons and those who are savvy can use the keyboard to do things that we as a supplier dont want them to do.

As for home use i cant see the practicality of them, no left click to start with, like you said unless someone builds a program designed and workable for a touch screen then its a no starter.

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i have only had my lenovo b320 series multitouch all in one pc  for only one week , which i got from amazon  and i was dissapointed over the week end when it just stopped working the actual OS is working fine i can do every thing as usual  LOGIN AND LOG OUT etc  but just not with the touch screen because it has just stopped working completly it does not respond to any thing i do and i have tried cleaning the screen, rebooting pc & restoring to factory condition  but nothing has worked so if there is some thing that im missing please tell me because i just want it to be working again (oh and i have even tried calibration which did not work because the touch screen is completely unresponsive and just acts as a normal monitor ) so please help me out


hey RICO04,try reinstaling the touch panel drivers that is available here :http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_list.aspx?CategoryID=156819.Since the touch panel is not working, plug in a usb keyboard and mouse to get it done.

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Hey guys,I'm thinking of getting a fairly used hp desktop replacement.about a year old,but seeing the article on the site about people having issues with desktop replacements,I'm having second thoughts.Can anyone recommend an alternative?

A:Is buying a CUDA desktop replacement a good idea?

What kind of budget are you working with. A desktop worth mentioning in your situation makes work sound fun again. What will you be working on? Can't think of any alternatives to a desktop replacement, besides an actual desktop. Sounds like you need something powerful to use on the go.

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'Lo All,

I need to upgrade the HD space on my PC here, and was wondering if it'd be worth it to convert over to a couple of those shiny new 15000rpm SCSI drives (If it's pertinent, my motherboard is an Intel 875 / 2.4ghz and both hard drives are 18 GB 7200 rpm IDE's). A couple of quick questions:

1. Do I need a SCSI controller (the ones that I see selling on Pricewatch for about $25) to plug the "new" drives into, or is there a way to get them to work without this?

2. Is this even worth it; that is, will I see an appreciable increase in system performance once I've made the jump from 7200 IDE --> 15000 SCSI?

3. Anything else I should know about this whole scenario? Ostensible pitfalls/perks/etc.?

TIA for any responses...

P.S. I'll pre-empt any, "Newbies shouldn't mess with the inards of their computer"-style responses by stating that a friend will be doing the actual install/setup work...

A:Switching from IDE --> SCSI hard drives on home desktop...good idea?

the newer scsi run at 360 this means faster access
you will need a card that handles this speed plus the cables
price has come down some still very xpensive almost $2.00 USD a gb
SATA is cheaper and is almost as fast ,in most cases you will not see diff.
I think sata's run at 180 ( I dont use sata)
iede run at 133
warrentys on both are bout the same from 3 to 5 years
both support RAID most sata cards have this included
scsi cards don't you have to pay for that feature
if MB doesn't support sata you will need a card for it
only invest in scsi if you have critical systems and or run very intense app's
so if you want to upgrade and keep cost at min. go sata
if you are not up to task of boot issues with sata stick with iede 8mb cache 7200 rpm (I perfer Seagates)

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I want to buy my wife a new PC and I don't want a All in One. I found a nice HP monitor that is touch screen. Is the there any special requirements for a new PC that will run that monitor? I haven't kept up with the new tech so give me a break and don't LOL.

A:Touch Screen Monitors

Windows 8

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Hi All I have a 2016 model.  Hardly Used at all, warranty ran out Dec 2017. All of a sudden the top left of the screen is un responsive to touch.It runs about 5 inches down the left side from the edge and 10 inches across the screen almost to the centre. The visual display and mouse all continue to work in the area but the touch reponse is not being detected. I have reset the system via settings as the settings have advised.I have callobrated the screen via settings - the area was unresponsive during callobration. Any further advice? Thank you

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Can I use my Lenovo laptop touch screen in a dual monitor setup with the auxiliary monitor being a non-touch screen?

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I'm regularly using DELL T5810 with Quad monitor setup 2x2 (two dueal head video cards) in extended mode. Starting an application that spans across the whole 4 monitors and it creates one big space where the regular mouse can be used.
Now, I want to use one 84inch 4K touch screen TV instead of 4 regular FullHD monitors. The TV is 4K and supports 4 video-ins and 2x2 split screen mode, so it looks the same as 4 glued together regular FullHD monitors. This I'm pretty sure video will work.
The only unknown for me is how the TV's touch screen will work on the Windows 7 Professional with the Quad 2x2 setup. I don't need multi touch, just basic touch features, same as regular mouse. With respect to this I would like to ask:
- Does WIN7 consider the 2x2 QUAD monitor setup (extended mode) as one big OS coordinate system X-Y for the mouse or as four separate?
- When I connect the TV's touch screen to the PC and I start calibration, would it span across all 'monitors' or just on the primary (number 1)?
| 1 | 4 |
| 2| 3 |
In other words, I need to know if the touch screen four corners for calibration in WIN7 will be on the * on the above picture.

 Unfortunately, I can't test it prior of purchasing the TV and it's not cheap to buy just for the test.

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Hi,One of my Line of Business has an urgent requirement for a compatible touch screen monitors for T610 running a Linux flavoured image. Does anyone have any recommendations ?

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window 8.1 check pc info Pen and touch : No pen or touch input is available for this display No pen and touch in control panel I'm ready install drivers completed  how do I?

A:My desktop B50-30 Multi touch touch screen not wo...

Hi keerati,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
Check the Touch funtionality in OKR environment.
    Turn off the computer and Turn it back on and right away start tapping F2.
    Select Recovery. Once in the Recovery screen Test the touchscreen by touching any of the option if it will respond.

If the touchscreen works in OKR Environment, I suggest you perform a One key recovery (expect dataloss).
If the touchscreen still did not work in OKR Environment, I suggest you call Lenovo Technical Team for assistance.
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Dropbox + Sugarsync - running both at the same time - good idea or bad idea?
Will they both be thrashing my machine and eating up lots of CPU like a hungry monster?


A:Running Sugarsync + Dropbox at the same time - good idea or bad idea?

You can be specific about what each actually synchronizes so I don't see that as a CPU issue. However if using both over the Internet with one of the more substantial data plans to sync, I would wonder which gets priority or how well they share the upload bandwidth. Wouldn't be so good if one was always grabbing it to sync in the off-load times and the other just kept waiting and waiting for its turn.

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I recently did a Windows 10 update to my Lenovo Yoge Ideapad  11 S on July 16th and now my touch screen does not work. When I check the drivers for my monitor and touch screen I noticed the driver was missing. I cannot get Lenovo or Microsoft to fix this. What else can I do to get that driver back ?

A:Lenovo Yoga Idea Pad Yoga 11 S touch screen issue

Hello Dws520Thanks for using the Lenovo forums.Was this the creators update?
If so, have a look on the following post, this should show if your device has been tested with the update yet:
From what I can see, your unit does not seems to have made the list, which leads me to believe that this will be the cause of the issue, I would recommend that you revert back to the previous version of Windows, and observe if the fault still occurs or not.
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Single Language, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5005U CPU @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 61 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4007 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 920A, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 99 GB (14 GB Free); D: 799 GB (712 GB Free);
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

my screen opens and closes things without me touching it or giving any instructions.

it starts with these circles on the screen then proceeds to open files or websites .. it has sent to emails by itself .. luckily they came back Mailer Daemon. This is my work computer so I really need help quickly.
It will be ok for a while .. like right now .. then it will start up again.


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I have an HP all-in-one TouchSmart 320 PC, that is about 4 years old. About a month ago we went to turn it on and nothing happened. Originally, we thought it was the power source as the power supply box green light was flashing. We have tried 3 different cords and still nothing. Can anyone tell us what is going on? I do remember that before we tried to turn it on about a week prior to that I had shut down the computer, but it had updates so it was doing that but I never paid attention how it shut off, whether expected or unexpectedly. Can anyone help?!?

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I will be running a full screen program on a windows 8 all-in-one pc. The computer will be placed in a public place and i would not like a user to be able to access the desktop. A program will be preloaded and takes up the entire screen. I have heard that a person will be able to access the desktop just by swiping the screen. Is this correct?


A:Access desktop with touch screen


Yes that is correct, if the have a mouse or touchpad, or if you are using a touch screen

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Help! I bought a gateway touch screen computer for my daughter a month ago, for 563 at best buy. Our cats knocked it off the desk and broke the screen so I called geek squad and they said it costs 800 to fix it! This can't be right! He said the screen was around 600 and the rest was labor. How could they have sold it for 563 if the screen alone costs 600? I watch shark tank and know that normally things sell for at least twice what it costs to make so that can't be right. And who would ever wanna buy one knowing this? My question is ---- does anyone know where I can get this repaired for less? There must be someone out there somewhere that can do it for 2 or 3 hundred. I can't buy a brand new one, I don't have that much money. Please help.

A:Solved: replacing a touch screen on a gateway desktop

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My smart touch desktop starts up but the screen stays black as if it's still off. I can hear it runNing but nothing turns the screen on.  It worked fine yesterday I have even left it unplugged for hours but nothing is turning my screen on.   Please everything is on there!!!!

A:My smart touch desktop starts up but the screen stays black ...

Hi there @JeniS,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are having an issue with the black at startup. I will be glad to help you. Please post the full product number of your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? Please get back to me and I will do all I can to help.

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I have determined to learn something about spam and spammers. My ISP catches quite a bit of it and Norton Catches a lot, but some still finds its way to the inbox. I have been moving quite a bit of it into a separate folder, without opening it. I intend to examine the headers, using file/properties, and record the originating ISP. In some cases I will also look at the content, using properties.

My incoming e-mail is scanned by Norton for viruses, but nothing is 100 per cent foolproof.

Am I being stupid and should I just delete all the spam, or am I being reasonably prudent?

A:Good idea? Bad idea?

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My idea pad U330 touch stopped working, now it's not switching on at all, battery led is on with the AC adapter plugged in. Which could be the ploblem? How can I solve it?   

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I've been trying to figure out how to transfer the music from my ipod to my computer as i just got a new one. The old Ipod is a generation 2 Ipod touch, and i just got new iTouch
Thanks for the help!

PS: My OS is Windows 7.

A:Any idea to sync my old iPod touch songs to computer?

You use iTunes. Sync with the old iPod, then sync with the new one.

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Attempts to boot then comes up with this error after ing attempting repair not really understanding what it is asking for. Here is the error https://m.imgur.com/a/bVqo8

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So I have a small 10" touch screen  as a secondary screen and it is recognized and installed when I plug it in the computer.My problem is that the actual touching is severly misplaced and I can not use the calibration tool (Tablet PC Settings in control panel) to correct this problem.It is as if the vertical and horisontal inputs of the screen has been swapped. If I touch the right side on the screen and drag my finger to the left I can see the cursor go from the top to the bottom and if I touch the top and drag down the cursor goes from the left side of the screen to the right side of the screen.Installing the drivers from the manufacturer of the touch controller, http://www.eeti.com, did not help at all. It just says there are no touch controllers connected to my computer.Is there a way I can correct this problem?

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Is it a good idea to have a setting in the "Power Options" of the control panel to turn off hard disks and the monitor. If so what is a good setting


A:good idea??

desktop? laptop?

For the monitor, i would say yes.

For the Hard Drive, i would say no. It's much easier on a hard drive to keep spinning rather than to start/stop constantly. Windows is constantly indexing files, checking for updates, running diagnostics etc so it's likely that your disk won't shut down anyway from constantly being accessed. It's quite normal.

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I already have Eset Nod32 Antivirus 4 and Malwarebytes installed on the computer. Is it worth installing HitmanPro as well, or is one on demand scanner enough?

Thanks all

A:Is this a good idea?

Hitman Pro Should not cause any problems with Eset,Having Hitman Pro is not harm I have it as a free scanner,

Its quick uses cloud has Good detection(False Positives to) no need for updates too!

Its handy tool ,I think you should keep it!

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The guy I work for orders everything i need, so I wanted to fix his old desktops he got laying here, and alot of them just need new hard drives. So he ordered 6 Seagate 1 TB harddrives, lol. Kind of a waste to put a big thing on older PC's i'm thinking. Thats why I'm making this thread, to ask if its a good idea to put it in an OptiPlex GX620. Ive put windows 10 on it cuz the CD device was broken, and w10 was the only one i have on usb atm, but now i replaced the cd device with a ricoh rw5125a, so I can install a lower OS if you recommend it, so what do u guys think, will this PC give trouble to the harddrive? Cuz the performance is good.

A:New HD for OLD pc, good idea?


A new HDD would be ok,but i am thinking this 620 uses IDE ribbon cable for it's HDD's so you may have to get an adapter for those new hard drives,unless the new HDD has other options to use and IDE setup other than sata 1.2 or 3..

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Hi , I'm trying to find an auto installer for CD ROm project I'm building on the mini CD (185 mb). Does anyone know of an installer, reasonably priced, that, when you place the CD rom and proceed....it self installs without prompts and the user ends up with an icon (shortcut) on the their desktop that they can right click to unistall, but runs that small 185 mb file off of their hard drive .
Please email me at [email protected] if you have info on that and thanks for your time


A:Got a Good Idea?

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I have ZoneAlarm Pro right now on my computer, its a firewall program. Is it neccesary to have it when I already have a ADSL Firewall Wireless router?

A:Good Idea?

The firewall router should be able to import the settings from Zone Alarm Pro . Then you would have no reason to leave it running on your computer if you did not want to.
In reality, the NAT of a basic router is enough security for the average user at this time; especially if you have the built in windows firewall active. Although I personally do like the added security of having a full software firewall so that I can check my firewall logs and so that I can be warned not only of incomming but of outgoing traffic.

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Is it wise to run one system off of 2 seperate power supplies? Both of theses are pretty old power supplies...

A:Good or Bad idea?

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Whenever I want to find a site for somebody and their keywords pick up nothing in a search engine I often try another technique. Trying to guess what the domain will be. For example I was searching for the website for KATE FEAST MANAGEMENT and I tried KATEFEASTMANAGEMENT .co.uk/.com KATEFEAST .co.uk/.com and KATE-FEAST .co.uk/.com and even though this didn't work this time this does work for me most of the time.

Is it possible to make some kind of script that will automatically try out different domains and illiminate the dead links and select working links and present them to you? E.g. if you typed in KATE FEAST MANAGEMENT it would automatically try all those options an alternative to web searching. Can anyone suggest a method of doing this or how I could go about making this script with cgi or php perhaps?

Thanks for any replies!

A:Good Idea, Possible?

Check out google's programming tools and API.

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I found this while ploughing through the mail and thought I might just make a couple of them up, in case.

How to Use An Antivirus Boot Disc or USB Drive to Ensure Your Computer is Clean

A:What a good idea

Is it really a good idea??

It sounds good, but...

A Rescue CD is normally based on the Linux operating system kernel. A Linux OS can mount an
NTFS partition, however loading the Windows Registry is another story. In this day and age, accessing the Registry is necessary when doing a scan for malware.

The Antivirus included on the Rescue CD scans the file system, but not the Registry.
Many types of malware use the Registry in order to launch. Both the malicious file and the malicious Registry entry need to go. However, the Rescue CD only detects and deletes the file. This action has serious consequences depending on the Registry location of a malicious entry.

An example is the ZeroAccess rootkit which hijacks the Windows value in the HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\SubSystems key. If a scanner deletes the file associated with this key, without adjusting the Windows Registry value data, the computer will no longer boot.

Another issue to be aware of when scanning with a Rescue CD is that it can delete any file, including those that are critical Windows system files. Normally there is a Windows mechanism that attempts to prevent the deletion of such files. This will not happen using a Rescue CD. If a system file is infected, it needs to be identified and replaced. Deletion may lead to an unbootable system.

On the other side of the coin, a Rescue CD has its uses. If its scanner detects an infected file, investigate what it detected, and if y... Read more

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I have a friends computer that was clearly infected with a virus and does not have any antivirus or antispyware software installed. (First bad idea)
I could barely turn the computer on more or less run any applications. Before (2nd bad idea) joining this site, I ran Malwarebyte Anti-Malware and ComboFix and these appear to have cleaned up most (if not all) of the virus activity. The computer seems to be functioning normally so it doesn't seem like I broke anything. My question now is that the ComboFix log contains "Reg Load Points" entries that I am not sure if I need to do anything with. The keys listed still exist in the registry. I understand that asking for help here should have been my first step (3rd bad idea). Can you help with what I should do next to verify that this computer is clean? I will install Antivirus and Antispyware after it is clean. Right now I have it isolated on it's own network/internet connection.

A:Not a good Idea?

Combofix is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.I will ask a moderator to move this topic to the Am I Infected forum where it can be properly addressed.

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I recently installed a new SSD. I?ve been reading a lot about how having many programs installed on the SSD will decrease its life time. So I?m thinking about reconfiguring the set up. I?m not sure if I should change to mounting the drive to a HD or creating junctions is better?
I presently have all the data storage pics, music, documents stored on the HD. Is that good enough?
What would you do?
I attached a few screen shots of my installed programs which ones should I move?
Why don?t the ones on top show the folder their installed to?

Thanks all

A:Reconfigure my Rig? Is it a good idea?

Hello Gerry,

Personally, I wouldn't worry about it. There is no great risk to having programs, pictures, documents, or whatever installed to your SSD. Whoever told you that was making it up, or was taking something so small and irrelevent and blowing it out of proportion. The problem comes when you start doing SSD testing, you can begin to wear it out with constant benchmarking.

But as SSDs are expensive, I would take all my music and put it on an HDD along with programs that I do not need to open instantaneously. I would leave the OS, OS files, and system files all on the SSD. Some people try to move the paging files and other stuff, but I wouldn't recommend it (especially not the Paging files), so long as you have enough room.

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i've got an old CPU that crashed a while back and i want to take the 64M RAM from it and put in my new CPU for a total of 128M RAM. could fry my system if the old chip is incompatible?

A:transplanting RAM...good idea or not?

what type of system is the one you want to put the RAM into (more specifically, what motherboard) and what were the specs of the old system?

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Alls i know is that iv done some research on a 'windows - no disk' problem that lead me to hijackthis that lead me here. much help would be appreciated.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:24:22 AM, on 10/8/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
I:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
I:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
I:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
I:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
I:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
I:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
I:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
I:\Program Files\ASUS\WLAN Card Utilities\Center.exe
I:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
I:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
I:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
I:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
I:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam\Quickcam.exe
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A:No idea whats good or bad....

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Just picked up the October issue of "PC Advisor"
It has a Windows XP Service Pack 2 free disc attached, in your opinion, would this be a better proposition to use this, than the lengthy d/load for my narrowband connection.
To me, it seems ideal, in the mag there is a lot ot info about the disc, & it's installation.
I know you guys will tell me if you think that there are any snags, the disc is in an official M/Soft, blue sleeve, I wouldn't think that this well known mag would use anyting but genuine software items.

Wary, as ever,

A:Is mag's SP2 disc a good idea?

Hiya Maurice. Yes it`s ok mate it will be genuine Microsoft have released it to loads of publications. I think it`s a better idea to have it on disc and it should be much quicker to install. I got mine from Microsoft`s web site free of charge took about ten days to arrive. Regards Howard:grinthumb

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I currently have a

MSI Neo2-f mb
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
160GB Seagate Hdd
1.44MB Fdd
LG 16x DVD Burner
LG 52X CD-r drive
ATI Radeon 9600 Sapphire Edition
Conexant V.92 56K Modem

I want to upgrade my board to a Neo4, and my ram to 2gb and my vc to a nvidia geforce 6800GS not to mention a dual core 4400+ but i want to know if the upgradfe are worth the price. Any input is appreciated. thanks

A:I want to upgrade, is it a good idea?

I think the X850XT is the same price as the 6800GS but has 16 pixel pipelines and 256-bit memory so it's kinda better.

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I am upgrading my videocards soon (i sold my 7950GX2's in august 07, and ive had a 8400GS since). I am wondering if the HD3870x2 would be a good idea - I like the DX10.1 and its 450$ price and the ability to have crossfire and multiple going at the same time. HOWEVER, Like i said, I had 7950GX2's and got burned on that (terrible terrible support). So Im looking for advice - would the HD3870x2 be a good idea? should i wait for the R700? should i ignore dx10.1 and go with nvidia? Thanks!

Edit: forgot to say that i have multiple monitors, and i just found out that Crossfire X can power multiple monitors which is a big plus for me. Thanks again!

A:HD3870x2, good idea?

Yes, it's a very good idea...especially for the price.

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Sorry, not sure if this is the right place to post this question but seems as good as anywhere. My screens saver randomly picks photos from the thousands on my computer. When a particular photo comes up is there a way to have ity stop and identify where that particular photo is located? I have many photos that come up that I would like to use or forward to friends but I don't know where i can find it among all the folders I have. I am sure XP will not do it but is there a commercial screen saver that has this feature? seems like too good of an idea that someone has not done this already. Thanks for any help.

A:Too good of an idea not to exist already.

The screen saver uses one particular folder of pictures, of your choosing, to use for it's slide show. It does not pick pictures from all over your C: drive. (ex) C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\My Pictures. You can also create a folder and just put the pictures you want to be the slide show and have your screen saver use that folder instead.
If you know the name of the picture, or the date it was uploaded or taken, you can do a search for it using that criteria. Or you can just go to My Pictures and look around.

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I have recently downloaded Avast 4.1 free edition. I have been using AVG for quite some time, but some features in Avast appealed to me. I still have AVG running. I have two concerns:
1) Can I run AVG and Avast simultaneously without creating problems for myself, and
2) After scanning with Avast, it says that I have no infections, but the results of the last scan show 65 files that 'cannot be scanned' because they are 'password protected'... not by me, as far as I am aware. What are these files and what I am supposed to do with this list of files? (I would like to have included a sample of this list, but don't know how.)

A:AVG and Avast: A good idea??

You cannot have two anti virus programs running at the same time More is not better in this case They will conflict and cause a lot of problems for you .

2. Problem two---- Update and use AVG to scan and see if it duplicates the list . Shut Down Avast first

You can always get a second opinion by doing an online Panda Active Scan as well .

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Hey gang,

It's come to my attention that my Seagate has gone ker-plunk. I'm not completely sure what is wrong with it. I ran Hitachi's Drive Fitness test on it and the test ran into a hiccup.

Let me backup. This all started when I was rebooting my computer because it was in the process of crashing (music was skipping/playing the same .5 second clip for a few seconds). Not that this happens all the time, but normally, a reboot fixes the problem. While the computer was booting up I ended up running into a chkdsk (I think that's how it was spelled) screen. It, as far as I know (scrolled by kind of fast), only looked at my storage drive. It did a couple of things with a few files on there and then booted up like normal. So I wasn't worried. This morning I wake up to a BSOD saying that XP was shut down in order to protect it from yadda yadda. So I run the DFT on my raid 0 array and they come up clean but the Seagate storage drive did not pass the DFT.

Alright, so if I unplug the bad HDD and boot, the system boots just fine. With the bad HDD connected the system boots but takes about ten minutes and the hdd cannot be found. So, a friend suggested that I rewrite the MBR of the bad HDD and go from there. Is this logical/smart or stupid/ignorant? If it does seem like a halfway decent idea, I'd like to make sure I know how to rewrite the MBR.

1) unplug raid array (as to not rewrite that MBR)
2) boot from xp disc
3) repair mode

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A:Rewriting MBR Good Idea?

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I have been thinking of some really good idea of programs and i've never programmed any applications before...

First, is it as hard as it seems?

Second, what would be the best program to use for beginners

Third, Where can i find tutorials about it


A:New to programming but have really good idea!

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I've genuine win 8 installed on my machine with activation. i've received reccomendation from MS to upgrade it to 8.1 for free. The prob is that once i've already tried it before, and when i did the upgrade and tried to go on win store and plan to make a purchase of some software, it asked me for the key. Then i went back to my system and checked the activation status, it shown up with the message "activate windows". I had no rating anymore.
Can anybody come up with some good help and better suggestion?

A:Is it good idea to upgrade win 8 to 8.1?

Hello Rein, and welcome to Eight Forums.

When you update via the Store, it'll now update you to the newer Windows 8.1 Update released on April 8th 2014 instead of just Windows 8.1.
Windows 8.1 - Update to from Windows 8
If you have your product key written down before doing the update, then you should be able to activate online or by phone afterwards if it does this again.

Hope this helps,

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hi guys,

is the use of third party DNS server such as google / open DNS a good idea?

i have read articles for and against...and posts got quite heated

the info was a bit old though 2012/13 etc

whats your guys take...and also explain if its different for different parts of the world
(one user said you shouldnt use in US,and in Europe you should) etc etc

looking forward to this...

A:Third party DNS a good idea?

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Hello! (First post here)

My roommate has a Linksys BEFW11s4 v.4 router. I moved into this townhouse a few months ago and I recently found a problem that is most likely associated with the router.

I use Trillian for instant messenging. However, the latest versions of AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, MSN Messenger ("gateway offline") do not work. I can not access my new e-mail account from Outlook/Thunderbird ("connection refused") or connect to internet to update programs like Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat, et cetera ("unable to connect to servers" I believe). I use Firefox and it runs fine. The latest version of Avant browser can not connect to the internet.

Every time I open a file online to be used by Windows Media Player and Real Player, the router disconnects.

I disabled my Windows firewall.

I do not have an anti-virus software running (shame on me, I know).

I spent a while on the phone with Sharp (maker of my laptop) and Linksys. None their support assistants helped. The support assistant from Linksys made me forward (or open?) ports that are blocked by the NAT firewall. That did not work.

So ...

I ordered a new router (Zyxel P-330W).

Would a new one solve the problems I am having (not having the ability to use many programs that require internet connection)?


A:New Router - Good Idea?

have you tried to use that serivce without the router in -place
I have not had issues with msn services with linksys
not that model ??
and my adobe updates fine again not that model
it should not be blocking http port

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I have an OLD Fujitsu HDD (MPD3084 AT) 8G that I would like to use as a file storage/backup for my Dell DIM 3000 XP SP2 computer.

I'm planning on reformatting my HD and would like to save money by just moving/saving the important stuff. My Dell has an 80G HD and I've used 37G of it.

Is this a:
a) good idea
b) wasting time
c) are you nuts

Help / suggestions are always welcomed. Thanx in advance

A:Slave HDD- Is this a good idea...?

Backups are always a good idea. Might be quite slow moving the files to an age-old drive, and it might fail pretty soon, but hopefully they won't both fail at the same time Just keep a copy of the files on both drives.

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I just bought a new PC. It was a pre-build machine. It came with two disk drives using Raid 1, making it look like one disk drive. I bought 4 years PC support for help with problems. I am told that if one disk drive goes down, that the PC keeps running, the data is still good on the other drive, the manufacturer will send me a new drive to replace the one that went bad, and they will talk me through replacing the bad drive. I have an external drive to do backups with. Someone I listen to on the radio does not recommend Raid 1 because of its complexity. I can disable Raid 1, but worry that I am making a mess out of something that is working. I Raid 1 a good idea? Is my approach ok? What else might I consider?

A:Is Raid 1 a good idea?

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