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Q: iBuypower and other non-namebrand computers

Does anyone out there know if the iBuypower computers or other computer out there on like Tigerdirect or the ZT brands from Costo are any good? I've never heard of them but keep seeing them popping up everywhere....

I've only ever had a Dell, HP or Gateway machine.

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Preferred Solution: iBuypower and other non-namebrand computers

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A: iBuypower and other non-namebrand computers

They're most often made from quite much better quality parts than Dell, etc as they don't get exclusively extra cheap motherboards and other parts like the big brand companies. They do sometimes use lower quality power supplies though, quite a feat considering what the factory built boxes have. I wouldn't recommend getting any of them without modifying it yourself and selecting a quality power supply for it, or replacing it yourself to save a few dozen dollars, as well as getting a longer warranty for the PSU.

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How R the computers at this site?
 

A:www.Ibuypower.com

http://www.resellerratings.com/seller2001.html
 

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How come they're so cheap? And If I get a new PC from there, do I built it myself?
 

A:ibuypower.com ?

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I'm in the process of configuring a new system on IBuyPower and unfortunately they don't tell you which brand HD they use on the customization page. does anyone have any experience with them? I'm hoping it's WD just cos I seem to have the best luck with them. Size capacity I chose was 500GB.

Any input would be much appreciated !
 

A:Anyone know what kind of HD ibuypower.com uses?

Maxtor, Hitachi, and Samsung.
 

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These prices look too good to be true...are they?
 

A:IBuyPower & CyberPower PC

I should clarify -- is there an increased risk of getting a broken machine, and if that happens, how is the support? Resellerratings.com has some mixed opinions.
 

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Where should I buy my compy from? I'm looking for something in the $600 range. Which would be better?
 

A:Ibuypower or eMachines?

Hey.

I have never heard of an Ibuypower, but I do have an Emachine. I am still using an Emachine 333id model. I would say an Emachine. Go with what I know LOL.

I am on my 3rd machine (4th if you want to be technical). Built the third time. Build the machine if you can afford it. If you check my past post you can see just how fustrating it can be, but normally not that hard.
 

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I want to build a Laptop computer for ~ $2000. Ibuypower seems to be the only site where I can find a laptop that is high performance, good price, and 15in. Everywhere else (that I can find) only has laptops that are either less good spec's, or good spec's and 17in.
 

A:Are there disadvantages of ibuypower.com?

Are there any advantages?
 

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Having issues with BSOD and i can't find out why or how it happens. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
thank you. I've never used a forum before, and have no idea what else to do in my position. I uploaded the files that you will need to solve this if you can, thanks again. Also my temps read around 40-60 because i play mmos, and my rear fan runs hard core alot even with case open, and idk if its just the fact that its a gaming pc or if it is telling me of a soon to come heat problem.

A:BSOD like many others. New iBuyPower....

Hi,

Uninstall Avast then use the removal tool. Set Windows Firewall and Windows Defender to Automatic and start them too, using services.msc.

Update Realtek HD Audio codec driver from their website:

RTKVHD64 RTKVHD64.sys Fri Mar 29 09:40:06 2013 (515599B6)

Update motherboard bios to newest version.

Likely that the memory is not configured well, mismatched, or defective.

Please attach a screenshot of CPU-Z first tab, one of memory tab and one each for each stick of RAM of SPD tab - along with newest crash dumps - if necessary after completing the above. (Or perhaps Avast removal is the trick instead.)

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Hey all, new to the forums and in pretty serious need of some help. I bought an IBUYPOWER prebuilt gaming rig last... April I think, and its been working great for me. Recently however ( the last month or so), the sound keeps going out. It went out for about a week before randomly coming back (nothing I did), and now its been gone for about 2-3 weeks. The sound icon down by the clock shows a red x and says that no speakers are plugged in. I've tried a bunch of things to try and get my audio back on, but no luck. I'm not sure what I would need to provide here for anybody to help me, or what I SHOULDNT post for security reasons, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Some important notes
*I have Windows 7
*I have two jacks for my speakers, one in the back where you would typically expect to find one, but also an additional one in the front panel. Neither one apparently works, leading me to believe its a driver issue.
*Gosh idk what else to put down! any help would be greatly appreciated, I used to think I was capable with computers but this seems to be beyond me

A:Sound Issues on my IBUYPOWER PC

nothing? anyone?

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Hi everyone...I'm in the process of getting a new computer and I'm currently looking at this online place called www.ibuypower.com ... basically that site lets you choose the components and they'll put it together for you. I searched the parts on NewEgg and the price actually came out higher hahah

Anyway, what's troubling me is that a look at their ratings at ResellerRatings.com is "great" http://www.resellerratings.com/seller2001-p3-s1-d1.html

So my question is has anyone here had experiences with that company along with suggestions, etc. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Buying Comp From www.IBuyPower.com

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Back in December 2009 I bought a computer from iBuypower. I have just recently noticed how slow the install is because I got a new copy of Windows 7 for my 13inch MacBook Pro(2.66 Core2, 4GB RAM) and it seems to run games faster and be more stable. Could it just be a early version of 7 that is causing the problem? or is it hardware?

iBuyPower Specs:
Core i7 OCed 3.2GHz
12GB RAM at 1600Mhz
2x1TB RAID 0 HDD
ASUS P6T SE
ATI 5850 1GB

A:Slow Windows 7(iBuypower Disc)

Your over clock maybe causing it to slow down.

Heat can cause issues with Hardware, and can you post pictures of the insides of your case.

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Hey!
What seems to be wrong us that the UEFI can't seem to detect the harddrives when determining boot order? That's my best guess. I really have no idea. If I load Bootable media, such as my installation drive, it detects it just fine and all my components are fine and I'm able to format and install as I please.
However, I'm unable to access the UEFI configuration, as the pc just stops.
Twice in the past few days it's been able to work itself out and boot as normal, so I know it's not a harddrive issue, but it's extremely rare.
I formatted and installed a fresh windows on a secondary drive to see if that would help to both avail.
I have a video showing what happens, but I can't upload it

A:ibuypower Valkyrie CZ 27 boot hang

Post a link to the video.
You can upload the video to a free file hosting service (I suggest One Drive).

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thinking of using their customize website to purchase a gaming system. seems in my price range but reviews i have read are mixed but some of the bad reviews were from 2005-2006.

has anyone used them recently that be willing to let me know how they are? thanks!
 

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I am having difficulties with my mouse because it seams to stop working correctly after a few minutes of my pc turning on. My pc is brand new and we have tried using different mouses, changing the driver, uninstalling all programs we though would have affected it, scanned for viruses and defected programs, and more. I have an IBUYPOWER computer and I do not know what is wrong, does anyone have any idea how to fix this? I am very frustrated since I just got a new pc and this has been doing his for quite a while
 

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deciding between fry's lenovo k330-77275su and best buy's ibuypower bb9371 ? maybe ibuypower 3rd gen. i7 bb982p; i'm worried about ibuypower using 'micro' motherboards; these 2 ibuypower computers both have 1 free pci slot, the lenovo has 2, i think; i might want to upgrade ram to 16gb , and upgrade video card at some future point, i would onlly use this machine for gaming: should i worry about the 'micro' motherboard issue ? lenovo is $950, ibuypower's are $840 and $1000, respectively; thanks i might have to upgrade power supply if i upgraded the video card at some future date; thanks would i be able to make these 3 upgrades to the ibuypower desktops ? thanks
 

A:gaming desktop: lenovo or ibuypower ?

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I'm just going to make a long story short and say this: I bought an ibuypower laptop (Battalion HEL80) a while and I had to format. Unfortunately I don't have the driver disk for my network card (wired and wireless) and I don't know what the exact model or who the manufacturer is. Does anyone know what kind of card this laptop would have or know of some way I could get the model number?

A:Can't Find Network Drivers For Ibuypower Laptop

Hi Jage_B. Try an application like Everest. It should be able to tell you who the manufacturer is of all of the hardware components in the system. Whether or not drivers are available is another question lol.Here's a link for Everest: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System...e-Edition.shtmlCheers.OT

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I'm just going to make a long story short and say this: I bought an ibuypower laptop (Battalion HEL80) a while back and I had to format. Unfortunately I don't have the driver disk for my network card (wired and wireless) and I don't know what the exact model or who the manufacturer is. Does anyone know what kind of card this laptop would have or know of some way I could get the model number?
 

A:Can't find network drivers for ibuypower laptop

I believe it uses an Intel 945PM chipset.

If so it probably uses an Intel NIC. You can download the chipset drivers from here: http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df-external/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=N&ProductID=816&DwnldID=12150&strOSs=45&OSFullName=Windows*%20XP%20Home%20Edition&lang=eng
And the NIC drivers from here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/scr...&OSFullName=Windows* XP Home Edition&lang=eng
 

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Hey everyone,
I have a 2 year old laptop and two weeks ago it stopped charging. So I took it to a repair shop that fixed it and then this week it stops charging. My wife and I noticed a funny smell the past few days. I am short on cash so we i opened my laptop up and took my motherboard out. It is dark brown all around the dc jack and there are melted parts that dripped down.
Can anyone tell me what should be my next step? Can I fix this? Or is it not possible?
I have some pics attached.
 

A:Ibuypower i-series 801 burnt motherboard from dc jack

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SF

Today my boss got her new laptop from IBUYPOWER (Gaming Computers and Gaming Notebooks - Buy a new Gaming PC - iBUYPOWER). When I checked the package contents it included a slip of paper that has the Microsoft labeling with Windows 7/Windows Vista product key on it. When me and her chose the laptop we opted for the $25 dollar mail-in-rebate for the upgrade. I don't know about you guys but I was VERY surprised and am a little hesitant to perform an upgrade with the RTM ISO and type in the key...

What do you guys think?

Chris

A:IBUYPOWER gave out my boss' Win7 Upgrade Key today

I don't see that it wouldn't work, as long as you use the proper version that they key was provided for.

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Hello, Ive had this PC for about a year, now its getting a little bit slow to load apps, thing like firefox or games, Id like to improve it, when I run the windows tool for improvement, it gives me a low score because of my harddrive, im thinking about replacing it my self, ive never done anythings like that, any simple Doityouself guide / video tutorial you can recommand me, and what type for harddrive should I look for ... ?

Ive run tools like auslogics boot speed, several defrag, I use about 1/3 of the harddrive maybe. I try thing to run it smooth, any other ideas ? increase memory also ?

Also ** I want to change the fan, since I bought it its the only down I can say about this PC, its really noisy , any idea what I can replace to make it run quietly, the sound is similar to a vaccum sometimes lol..

thanks
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7221312&CatId=4928

iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 564D3 Gaming PC - AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz, 4GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, ATI Radeon HD 5570, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 

A:Solved: Tweaking needed iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 564D3

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Simple, built-in Mixer streaming provides low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to watch or interact with other gamers?no extra hardware or software required, while Xbox Play Anywhere enables you to buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Stay connected with your gaming community through the Xbox app and the power of Xbox Live.

Let?s take a closer look at the gaming PCs announced this week:

iBUYPOWER Case Builder


Built with creativity in mind, the Case Builder project allows you to configure the look and structure of your computer case upon purchase. Paint your canvas and fuel your imagination with the Snowblind Element, featuring a transparent LCD monitor display embedded into the PC case.

Designed and engineered by iBUYPOWER, the RGB Cable Combs serves as the final piece of the RGB puzzle, illuminating your exceptional cable management.

MSI
MSI launched three brand-new gaming products at CES: the new Optix gaming monitor line-up, new gaming desktops, a motherboard, a graphics card, and the new GT75VR Titan Pro with Killer Wireless-AC 1550.

MSI introduces the new Optix MPG Series


MSI is proudly expanding its Optix gaming monitor line-up with the MPG curved gaming monitors. The new Optix MPG series will consist of two 27-inch monitors, the Optix MPG27C and Optix MPG27CQ. These mark the next level in MSI gaming monitors with a curved VA panel with an 1800R curve. Both models feature a 144Hz refresh rate and 1... Read more

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Hey there,

I have about $1,500 dollars to spend on a new computer give or take, and I dont feel comfortable enough to build my own so i've been waiting for the i7-2600 to come back out and I saw this one at costco... http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11513502&whse=BC&Ne=4000000&eCat=BC|84|56671|78518&N=4047242&Mo=37&pos=0&No=5&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&cat=78518&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&ec=BC-EC10600-Cat56671&topnav= (i would have to add a video card to it)...
or if someone could build me one at www.ibuypower.com for the same kind of cash that would be awesome as well.

Thanks in advance,
Brannon
 

A:This computer with a better video card or a iBuyPower computer?

?$1400 @ cyberpowerpc - modify as desired.

CPU: Intel® Core? i5-2500K 3.30 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
HDD: 1.5TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+19] (Single Hard Drive)
MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module [-64] (Corsair or Major Brand)
MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX/SLI] GigaByte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 Intel P67 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe x1 & 2 PCI [B3 Stepping] [+69]
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [+260] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
 

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I have lost my favorities in both of my computers after upgrading to 10 and IE11. Never had a problem before until I upgraded. What is the fix and how do I get them back??????

A:My favorities have all disappeared from IE11. How do I get them back and is there a fix so they don't disappear again. I have 2 computers and I have lost them on both computers!!!!

how do I get them back??????

Try File History.  But you may need to be quick.  It starts saving the empty folder as a "version", so then depending on how many versions you have and how much time elapses between versions you really won't have any Favorites.  BTDT. 
Still have no idea why they keep disappearing (mostly on Surface RT (W8.2).
Robert Aldwinckle
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Im new to this service.  I cant resent my dns.  when I do I lose internet access,, lots of other stuff.  I had my computers fixed by professionals in October $$$ and now everything is back. 

A:I am Hijacked all computers. changed dns computers set as client no admin

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I have 3 computers at work set up on a local network and connected to a router. My internet connection is DSL. I have no problems accessing websites, ftp servers, and other types of servers. I can ping other IP addresses as well. At home, I have one computer with DSL also. I can access everything from this computer as well.

Here is my problem: I have an ftp server and a hotline set up at work. Other people can access both servers with no problems. I cannot access it from my home computer (nor can I ping my router). I then set up an ftp server and a hotline server at. Again, other people can access them, but I cannot from work. Also, I cannot ping my home IP from work (I can ping others just fine).

Could somebody please tell me what I'm doing wrong? I really would like to get this problem resolved.

THANKS!!!
 

A:Work Computers Cannot Access Home Computers

Are the home and work PC's set up on a WAN through your ISP or are they just on the Internet? Are you trying to connect from the PC's behind the router? Sounds like it is using some kind of network address translation that the other ends FTP doesn't accept. Look at the log on your FTP client for a clue as to why it's not connecting. Don't use IE for an FTP client because it has no log you can read. Use something like WS_FTP
 

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A question my husband just posed. We share a computer room - me on a desktop hooked into a cable modem - hubby on a laptop just going wireless! He asked me if I thought my computer could affect his laptop even though we are not hooked together. Is that possible???? I know that phones or other things can affect computers (?) right or am I off base with that? Thanks for any info. Pip
 

A:Computers affecting Computers

depends on what kind of "effect" we are talking about, usually, if one computer is wireless, then you have a wireless router, and your pc, though not wireless, would still be connected to that same router. So, in that sense, they are a little "connected" to each other. But it would be important to know what kind effect he is worried about
 

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Three Computers on a home network.
Desktop in Office (Windows 7) . Wife's Laptop (Windows 7). My laptop ( Vista unfortunately). Norton Security Suite and all three. I have a network setup and a Homegroup established.

Everything was setup and working so that I could share files between all three. My wife was able to open a desktop file make changes and save it back to the desktop computer.

All of that changed. Now we get a message when trying to save the file. "You do not have permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission".

I have given the entire "MY Documents" sharing permission to everyone.

I have checked everything. I have looked over all kinds of forums and nothing has worked.

I am to the point of doing a complete reinstall of Windows 7 on my Desktop. I have spent tens of hours on this.

Any ideas?

A:Networked Computers - can't save files on networked Computers

Disable Norton on the Desktop, see if that fixes it. If not try disabling it on the other computers.

Do this only for testing. Re-enable when done. If it fixes the problem then you need to look at Norton to see how to allow access from the other computers.

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As the topic says, I'm having an issue where a computer on a network cannot see the other computer on the network.  It is able to connect to the internet, and I double-checked based on earlier threads and the network discovery IS ON.  This computer
is able to create a Homegroup and the other computer on the network is able to see the shared folders when it joins the homegroup, but I cannot create a homegroup on the
other computer and have this computer see it to join it.  The other computer sees this computer in Windows Explorer under Network, but as far as the problem computer is concerned, it is the only computer on the network.
Despite this, when I open up the Network Map, it shows both computers, the router, and the modem.

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Hello,
Currently I have about 10 computers connected on the same network. I am having a problem connecting/pinging from one computer (fax server) to the main server, even though they are on the same network. I can even ping  From the fax server, I can connect/ping
to all of my other computers. From all the other computers, I can connect/ping to the main server. Thus, it seems that the problem is only the specific connection between the fax server and main server.
When I view "Network" on the fax server, the main server appears as one of the several computers that is "connected". However, when I double click the main server's icon, I get the error: "Windows cannot access \\BDEServer".
When I double click on other computers' icons, I am able to get through with no error message. 
I have tried messing with the Firewall, and the problem is not fixed. I have changed the advanced sharing settings (in Network) to no avail. I would really appreciate any recommendations. Thank you very much!

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I am running windows XP and have had issues with a hijacked browser, my msn homepage is changing on me, i have had viruses, and someone had my password everytime I changed it, they would change it. Hopefully now that is all fixed, but my computer is running at 100% and I was wondering if there is anyone out there, that could read this log and tell me if there is anything wrong and what I can get rid of. I do have McAfee as you can see and I do have a lot of photo applications from HP, that I use quite a bit. Hope this is helpful..

Thanks

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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\S3apphk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb05.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Verizon\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon\McciTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6066\SiteAdv.exe
C:\Program Files\Winferno\Secure IE\SIEPulse.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
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A:Help, no nothing about computers!

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Does anyone know of a website that sells used computer systems?

Thanks.

Sturt
 

A:Used Computers

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Hi...first post here! Here's my situation.....

I've come upon some major "computerage" in this last year. I used to just have my old HP Pavilion DV4000 laptop. Well, then I got married and my wife had an HP desktop. Then her father gave us a Toshiba Satellite laptop he couldn't use, and now we just got an iPad. Pretty overwhelming! Anyway, I'm trying to get everything sorted and settled, and here's what I've got.

HP DV4000 - It had XP installed in it, but it was running slow and I think contracted a virus, so I wiped the hard drive last night and now I think I'll run the recovery CD it came with. So it should be back and going strong with XP in it.

HP Desktop - I don't know the model, but it's only a few years old and it's running VISTA. I like it, and it's performing well, so my plan is to leave it alone.

Toshiba Satellite - Again I don't have the model with me, but it's probably 5 years old. It also runs XP. What I'm thinking about doing with it is loading in Windows 7 (I'm a student so I can get it for $67 ). I ran the Windows 7 compatibility checker thing on it, and I think it was okay except for few minor things...I need to double check again. But I think it will take Windows 7 without too much hassle.

My question is....is this the way to do it? Is having 3 OS's a bad idea??? Or a pretty good idea? Also, if it's smart to have 3 OS's, am I putting them on the right computers you think? Obviously in order from oldest to newest it's the D... Read more

A:3 computers, 3 os's?

One other thing I forgot to mention, I also have a wireless home network. Everything is connected wirelessly to the router (even the desktop, reason is the router is in it's own room). But I am going to set up a network drive that can be shared by all three computers, and also I have a printer that is hard wired into the desktop that I am going to set up to share. Didn't know if that would make a difference in what I do....thanks!

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Hi does anyone have some sugestions about transfering programs & files from my old computers to new
ones, without to much cost the new computers taped me out

Any help would be great Thank You Michael

A:New Computers

Okay first some questions:

What name and model are each of the computers?

What operating system is on each of these computers?

Folks with know-how of transferring files from one box to the other will need that information in order to help you out.

Orange Blossom

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I just got a new computer, custom built nothing on either hard drives, i have a 1tb hard drive and a 64 gb SSD drive. I have a brand new windows 7 oem version, I start my computer up and it gets stuck on this screen

Loading Operating System...
...................

And it won't even have the windows 7 disk in the DVD drive. I am completely lost.

A:I am new with computers..

oem version on a custom built pc? Try a fresh install of windows 7 not an oem

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Hello,

Despite our best efforts to prevent it, (spyware, adaware, etc) since we upgraded to XP on this computer, we have had nothing but trouble. I have cut and pasted our hijack this log for your perusal and advice.

I appreciate all that you can offer us in this mess we have. Thanks

Deb in Pittsburgh

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
Scan saved at 9:16:22 PM, on 12/28/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\CSBB\CSv10P070.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ehmfsii.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wsxsvc\wsxsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\vmss\vmss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\sensevt.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\CSBB\csAOLldr.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\PERSON~1\MPFTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\iacfo.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\PERSON~1\MPFAGENT.EXE
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On network with 3 computers (all say "Workgroup")
One pc is unable to conect to shared printer and I can't see old network places.

I can access the internet... so cable is working.
I can ping other computers.

Client ran latest wincritical updates prior to issue where he could not print.
Looking for directions.
 

A:Can't see other computers

Mark Issue Resolved:

Appears that "Network Firewall" was turned on through WinCritical updates.
I need to confirm this....
Latest updates were run today Aug 9 and all were applied.

FYI, My client, doesn't have the knowledge or desire to screw with network settings.
 

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I have an issue where something keeps changing my passwords it's happening on both of the computers in my house 1st is hp pavillion notebook amd processor that came with w7 pro and this computer also hp notebook running w8 I don't know how to fix it and I've tied hitman pro, malwarebytes, adware removal tool, junkware removal tool, kapersky cleaner, norton eraser all came back saying my computer was good but it keeps donig it

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I have a question regarding using pretty much any security program on HP computers specifically. Those who know HP computers know that they come with a hard disk partition (d:) that the HP Recovery is stored on. This is the closest one can get to a reformat on an HP computer, as they do not come with Windows CDs. I have noticed that the d: is locked, and cannot even be browsed with Windows Explorer. Does anyone know with certainty if it is necessary to continually scan the d:, week after week, with anti-virus and anti-spyware programs? Scanning the d: adds quite a few minutes to these scans every week. I've had my share of annoyances, but can honestly say that no scanner has ever once found any malware on the d:. Thank you to all who take the time to reply.

A:Hp Computers

When I had an HP computer, I scanned the D drive but rarely, since nothing is ever downloaded into it.
Regards,
John

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Hey, how do I ftp between computers if they are connected with a router? You put in the IP of the other computer right? What do you use for the username and password?

Here is what is says:
SmartFTP v1.5.988.47
Resolving host name "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx"
Connecting to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Port: 21
Connected to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.
Timeout (20s).
The xxx are ip numbers..
 

A:ftp between computers

You need an FTP server running on the computer you are connected to! What ftp server are you running on the computer you are trying to connect to?

When you say they are connected by a router do you mean they are connected on the same physical network or they are on different networks and one computer is on the other side of the WAN port.
 

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I'm buying Win XP Professional, and I want to know if I can install it on both of my home computers, or do I need to buy one copy for each computer? I think I've read that I need one copy for each computer. True?

Thanks.
 

A:Win XP on Two Computers?

You need to buy a copy for each PC.

BTW, if you own a copy of W98 or Windows ME, it's much cheaper to just buy the upgrade to Windows XP Pro.
 

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Hi,

I have an xp 32-bit operating system with 2 gb of ram. I want to upgrade my system to 6 gb of ram. is there a way to bypass the max allowance of 3.5 gb for the 32-bit systems. my m/b can hold up to 8 gb of ram and has four slots.

my computer is running a little slowly and I thought that upgrading the ram should speed thing up a bit.

thank you.

A:computers

Hi sdier

Unfortunately, I dont think there is a way to make a 32-bit OS read more than around 3.5GB. If you wanted to make use of the full 8GB of RAM you can use, you would need to switch to a 64-bit OS and processor.

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I recently purchased a new computer with Windows XP Pro. Most computers in my peer to peer network are Windows Xp Home. One computer is Windows NT 4.0. this computer is part of a large format plotter and must work in Windows NT. I can not get this computer to show up when I join the LAN. Any suggestions?
 

A:Can't see all the computers

Checklist for networking Windows Machines with TCP/IP
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- PCs which are not XP must have TCP/IP installed.
- Each PC must have a unique computer name.
- Each PC must have a network share defined.
- ALL NICS must be on the same subnet (e.g. IP 192.168.0.* subnet mask 255.255.255.0).
- XP PCs must have Netbios over TCP/IP enabled (only essential for XP to talk to W9X or NT PCs).
- MS Client and file & printer sharing must be enabled on each machine.
- All NICs must have their node type = anything except p-node (peer to peer, or point-point).
* To check, open a command prompt and type IPCONFIG /ALL.
- XP's ICF firewall is permanently disabled. (Only necessary for pre XP SP2).
- All 3rd party firewalls are disabled, uninstalled and deleted (until connection is working).
- PCs have the same workgroup (helps, but not essential for XP/2K, necessary for 9X/ME/NT).

Allow 15 mins after rebooting a PC for that PC to appear in the workgroup, or
for it to see all other PCs. Or you can search for the PC by its computer name.
Additional things to check if you still have problems:
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- Check your Services are Started on all PCs: Workstation, Server, TCP/IP Netbios helper, Computer Browser.
- XP gives access to its shares via the Net Guest Account. (Note, not the same as the local guest account in user accounts which should be off). Net Guest Account is enabled by default i... Read more

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I have a server(2003 server), 10 workstations, only one workgroup
All the workstations could access all computers and server until this morning.All (2000 pro)
One workstation got a application error, her computer locked up. she shut it down and now can only see her in the workgroup, she can see no other workstations.
She also can't connect to the internet since it is connected through our server
The adapter has a green light, in fact I installed all new 100/1000 adapters 6 months ago and changed to 1000 cable.
The switch show green for her cable.
I tried to unplug the cable,
I reset the switch
I reset the router and firewire for the broadband
I haven't tried to ping to any of the machines yet
Any ideals what the problem is ? and how to fix it?
All the computers are on power backups
I had this happen to another computer after a storm a few months ago but after about 4 days we turned it on and she was able to see the other computers again, I have no ideal why.
Thanks
 

A:can't see other computers

What was the error? Can the user ping the server? What happened in the morning (or the night before) that could have contributed to this issue?
 

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Does anybody have a good resource for working with old Pentium 166 computers? I'm starting a new job on monday and they have about 20 Pentium 166's with various problems that they use for teaching classes that need to be fixed up. I'm gonna have a hell of a time finding out which jumpers are what on the motherboards with no manuals, does anybody know of a good site where I might be able to find some info on the older technology?
 

A:Old Computers!

You may get some info here
http://www.motherboards.org/
 

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Hi sup guys....

i saw this nice deal for a mgd laptop... looks like a nice deal for its price... but that dosen't matter... what matter's is that is mgd a good brand???? I have never tried a mdg system beforee... if u have tried them before or know about their pros and cons.... please let me know... this deal only lasts for a few days.... so can u guys please try to reply fast....

thanks in advence
Cyber
 

A:MDG Computers...

never heard of them, i stay away from unknown brands when it comes to laptops.
 

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Hello all you great helpers out there. I am 69 and have used computers since punch cards, but since retiring, from Offshore Engineering, I am having a great time learning the basics of computers.
Several retired people would like to get started in computing, mainly for emails to family and friends, but getting started is not cheap with MS. So I have been getting to grips with Open Source; UBUNTU in several versions.
I have recently found XUBUNTU which is a cut down version for low power computers and it works well on an old Dell 500MHz machine with 256GB RAM.
Now I am hoping to put it on an old laptop which I have had for years. Recently I did something while adjusting the screen brightness etc and the screen now is really fragmented with coloured squares and rectangles of the colour of the normal Windows 95 screen.
Can anyone help with this? Scrap it would be an easy option, but with a bit of time to play with I would like to restore it for old time's sake.
I have checked the HDD and formatted it to download XUBUNTU, but I cannot make out the screen enough to run the install.
Perhaps it is a BIOS problem and I am trying to find out what the bios was.
Unfortunately I have lost a bit of time over the past year with surgery etc, hence my attempt to get a reply; confessing that I have not read all the posts to find a similar one.
The machine is a TOSHIBA S300CDS with a Pentium MMX processor and 64 MB RAM and a 2.1 GB HDD.
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A:I like computers

Sounds like there are some badly stuck pixels on that thing. Because you can see little pieces of the Windows 95 screen there's probably some Liquid Crystals stuck up there. I found some good how-to's on the internet on how to remove them. Haven't tried them yet though, as I don't have and LCD, but maybe it can help.
 

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